They just don’t make ’em like Katharine Hepburn anymore.
Gorgeous, patrician, wore pants like nobody’s business and in my heart will always remain the greater of the two famous Hepburns. She the star of gosh, five of my top 20 favorite movies with another five in my top 50.
And La Kate always spoke her mind.
“Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.”
“I have many regrets, and I’m sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret… if you have any sense, and if you don’t regret them, maybe you’re stupid.”
“I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.”
She also shares Miss Plumcake’s views on domestic bliss:
“Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn’t interest you, don’t do it – I would have made a terrible mother.”
“If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the distain of one, go ahead, get married.”
“The average Hollywood film star’s ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.”
“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.”
“ Never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.”
“Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around.“
“Life is hard. After all, it kills you.”
“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.”
“Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer?”
“Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I’m past that age.”
“I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they’re good or there because they’re lucky.”
“Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.”
Have a great weekend everybody, and if it’s looking like a DVD sort of weekend check out:
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