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Quotes of the day: Shelley Winters

Published Monday, August 17, 2015 @ 1:25 PM EDT
Aug 17 2015

Shelley Winters (August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) was an American actress who appeared in dozens of films, as well as on stage and television; her career spanned over 50 years. Winters won Academy Awards for The Diary of Anne Frank and A Patch of Blue, and received nominations for A Place in the Sun (Best Actress) and The Poseidon Adventure (Best Supporting Actress). She also appeared in such films as The Big Knife, A Double Life, Lolita, The Night of the Hunter, Alfie and Pete's Dragon. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


Good, bad, or indifferent - it doesn't matter, just work.

I hate to tell you how old I am, but I reached the age of consent 75,000 consents ago.

I have bursts of being a lady, but it doesn't last long.

I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.

In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems.

Life is a constant process of change, for better or worse.

Now that I'm over sixty I'm veering toward respectability.

Security is when I'm very much in love with somebody extraordinary who loves me back.

Stardom can be very destructive - particularly if you believe in it.

Whenever you want to marry someone, go have lunch with his ex- wife.

Where do you go to get anorexia?

I am the modern, intelligent, independent-type woman. In other words, a girl who can not get a man.


(August 18 is also the birthday of Roberto Clemente, Elayne Boosler, and Denis Leary.)

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