Shirley MacLaine Quotes.
A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused.
Perhaps the longest journey is the journey within.
I make my mistakes in public.
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
I think we plan everything, somehow, on another level.
I’ve been through so much of my own self-search that I’m not as consumed with who I am as I used to be.
…One individual is his or her own best teacher, and no other idol or false image should be worshiped or adored because the God we are all seeking lies inside oneself, not outside.
Of course I’m schooled in the old school method: taking what I think the director wants, then reworking it through my own brain and heart.
I think male actors get confused by their own vanity.
I wasn’t afraid of getting old, because I was never a great beauty.
I think the hill one has to trudge in order to understand a man’s baggage is more of a trek than I’d like to take right now.
I don’t have an assistant. I make a lot of people around me my slaves, but no assistant.
Of course, we’re all a mass of contradictions.
Women being pitted each other another in Hollywood is an old tactic, but it’s not real at all.
I think in the end we all know that our best friend is ourselves. We are born alone and we die alone. That’s the journey.
Sex is hardly ever just about sex.
Women love working together. That’s my experience anyway.
You have to surrender to the energy above and below.
Movie makers now choose profit over vision.
When times are bad, people like to lose themselves in the sheer glamour of another period: beautiful wardrobes, magnificent meals served in elegant settings.
We need proof in our society.
Anything is possible if you believe you deserve it.
I look like a real bag lady when I go to Starbucks with my dog and get my chai.
I’m an artist, therefore I think I am sensitive to human pain.
I don’t know why anybody would be in awe of me.
The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
I don’t think you go out of style when you’re living in the present most of the time. And I think that is what I do.
I was afraid I would get the Oscar for ‘Irma La Douce’ because it was popular. But I didn’t want to because I didn’t really think it was that good.
I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.
I can’t give up my own identity.
All life is a boomerang. We receive what we give.
I don’t need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.
I don’t like leaving my dog when I go to England and she is with me all the time.
The comedy of class, played so straight, is a wonderful thing for an actor to sink their teeth into.
Never trust a man when he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.
You have to be talentedly insecure in order to be a good actress. And then it’s the director’s job to make you more miserable and get a good take.
I’m not one for wardrobe.
The soul is everlasting, and its learning experience is lifetime after lifetime.
People think I’m nuts.
When you walk 10 hours, 11 hours a day by yourself, you are doing a walking meditation.
Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. It’s where all the fruit is.
Well, when you’re relaxed, your mind takes you to the whole reality. There’s no such thing as time when you’re really relaxed. That’s why meditation works.
I’d like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I’ve admired him for 35 years. He’s someone who represents integrity, honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I’m actually sleeping with him.
The best way to get husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they are too old to do it.
I’m not interested in fame at all.
I never would have given up my work to stay home.
Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.
I want women to be liberated and still be able to have a nice ass and shake it.
Remember, I come from such an excessively overdone, red-carpet place called Hollywood. So I’m used to people blowing up their success in ways that are far above and beyond the truth.
The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
Crystals are amplifying minerals. You have a crystal in a radio – it amplifies the sound waves. You have a crystal in a television set – it amplifies the light waves. When you hold crystals, they amplify thought waves.
You know, I think I had my first past life recall when I was 7.