Lauren Bacall quotes

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“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.”

— Lauren Bacall

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“A woman isn't complete without a man. But where do you find a man - a real man - these days?”

— Lauren Bacall

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“I am not a has-been. I am a will be.”

— Lauren Bacall

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“Looking at yourself in a mirror isn't exactly a study of life.”

— Lauren Bacall

“I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.”

— Lauren Bacall

“Legends are all to do with the past and nothing to do with the present.”

— Lauren Bacall

“When everything happens to you when you're so young, you're very lucky, but by the same token, you're never going to have that same feeling again. The first time anything happens to you - your first love, your first success - the second one is never the same.”

— Lauren Bacall

“You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now.”

— Lauren Bacall

“Find me a man who's interesting enough to have dinner with and I'll be happy.”

— Lauren Bacall

“I used to tremble from nerves so badly that the only way I could hold my head steady was to lower my chin practically to my chest and look up at Bogie. That was the beginning of The Look.”

— Lauren Bacall

“When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about Tom Cruise. His whole behavior is so shocking. It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it's kind of a sickness.”

— Lauren Bacall

“I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don't regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can't have it all.”

— Lauren Bacall

“I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it 'content.'”

— Lauren Bacall

“Stardom isn't a profession, it's an accident.”

— Lauren Bacall

“I'm a total Democrat. I'm anti-Republican. And it's only fair that you know it... I'm liberal. The L word!”

— Lauren Bacall

“I wish Frank Sinatra would just shut up and sing.”

— Lauren Bacall

“You realize yourself when you start reflecting - because I don't live in the past, although your past is so much a part of what you are - that you can't ignore it. But I don't look at scrapbooks.”

— Lauren Bacall

“I was always a little unsteady in my self-belief. Then there was the Jewish thing. I love being Jewish, I have no problem with it at all. But it did become like a scar, with all these people saying you don't look it.”

— Lauren Bacall

“I remember my oldest son, Steve, saying to me once, 'I don't ever remember seeing you with an apron on.' And I thought, that's right, honey, you did not. That was his concept of what a mother should be.”

— Lauren Bacall

“It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially.”

— Lauren Bacall

“We live in an age of mediocrity.”

— Lauren Bacall

“You can't always be a leading lady.”

— Lauren Bacall

“I am essentially a loner.”

— Lauren Bacall

“A man's illness is his private territory and, no matter how much he loves you and how close you are, you stay an outsider. You are healthy.”

— Lauren Bacall

“Patience was not my strong point.”

— Lauren Bacall

“They're guys who want to screw around all the time, which interests me not at all. God knows we've done that, been there, and we don't want to do that any more.”

— Lauren Bacall

“I finally felt that I came into my own when I went on the stage.”

— Lauren Bacall

“I don't sit around thinking that I'd like to have another husband; only another man would make me think that way.”

— Lauren Bacall

“When a woman reaches twenty-six in America, she's on the slide. It's downhill all the way from then on. It doesn't give you a tremendous feeling of confidence and well-being.”

— Lauren Bacall

“In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity.”

— Lauren Bacall
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