Katharine Hepburn quotes
“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - you can blame anyone 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. It's as simple as that, isn't it?”
“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”
“If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.”
“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”
“Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.”
“As one goes through life one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.”
“If you always do what interests you, then at least one person is pleased.”
“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.”
“He gives her class and she gives him sex.”
“Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. But beautiful women don't need to know about men. It's the men who have to know about beautiful women.”
“Dear Lord, We've come to the end of our journey, and in a little while we'll stand before you. I pray for you to be merciful. Judge us not for our weaknesses, but for our love and open the doors of heaven for Charlie and me.”
“- Charlie Allnut: What are you being so mean for, Miss? A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
- Rose Sayer: Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.”
“- Charlie Allnut: How'd you like it?
- Rose Sayer: Like it?
- Charlie Allnut: White water rapids!
- Rose Sayer: I never dreamed...
- Charlie Allnut: I don't blame you for being scared - not one bit. Nobody with good sense ain't scared of white water...
- Rose Sayer: I never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating!”
“For years, women have been ridiculed, pampered, chucked under the chin. I ask you, on behalf of us all, be fair to the fair sex.”
“No part of marriage is the exclusive province of any one sex.”
“- Amanda Bonner: After you shot your husband... how did you feel?
- Doris Attinger: Hungry!”
“I think Spencer always thought that acting was a rather silly way for a man to make a living.”
“I was fortunate to be born with a set of characteristics that were in the public vogue.”
“- Macaulay Connor: It can't be anything like love, can it?
- Tracy Lord: No, no, it can't be.
- Macaulay Connor: Would it be inconvenient?
- Tracy Lord: Terribly.”