Marlene Dietrich Quotes.
There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
Glamour is assurance. It is a kind of knowing that you are all right in every way, mentally and physically and in appearance, and that, whatever the occasion or the situation, you are equal to it.
You can’t live without illusions, even if you must fight for them.
I had no desire to be an film actress, to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash. It was always a big bother to me.
Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police yet – it’s gone.
I am not a myth.
In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it’s a fact.
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
In language gender is particularly confusing. Why, please, should a table be male in German, female in French, and castrated in English?
Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.
The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.
Careful grooming may take twenty years off a woman’s age, but you can’t fool a flight of stairs.
America took me into her bosom when there was no longer a country worthy of the name, but in my heart I am German – German in my soul.
I am at heart a gentleman.
I never enjoyed working in a film.
To lose your prejudices you must travel.
Words can bruise and break hearts, and minds as well. There are no black and blue marks, no broken bones to put in plaster casts, and therefore no prison bars for the offender.
What a man notices first about a woman is whether she notices him.
Friendship is a precious gift that can’t be bought or sold. It’s value is greater than mountains made of gold. If you shall ask God for a gift be thankful if he sends not diamonds pearls or riches but the love and trust of friends. It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
If there is a supreme being, he’s crazy.
Seeing twilight fall should be prescribed by doctors.
In Europe, it doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman – we make love with anyone we find attractive.
Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves.
Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.
Darling, the legs aren’t so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
They want you to bring out your intestines.
Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and better days are just around the corner.
When you’re dead, you’re dead. That’s it.
The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
Sex is much better with a woman, but then one can’t live with a woman.
Every human being is in need of talking to somebody. In this country nobody has time. It seems that talking to a friend has gone out of style. Now you have to pay money to go to an analyst.
The tears I have cried over Germany have dried. I have washed my face.
Being in the depths of sadness is just as important an experience as being exuberantly happy.