20 Quotes From the Icons of Hollywood’s Golden Age | Inspiring Quotes


Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
— Lucille Ball

I’m fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn’t make a good suspense film.
— Alfred Hitchcock

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
— Judy Garland

Intentions often melt in the face of unexpected opportunity.
— Shirley Temple

Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse.
— Humphrey Bogart

Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
— Marlon Brando

So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness.
— Sidney Poitier

You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought.
— Lauren Bacall

The problem with the people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
— Elizabeth Taylor

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
— Ingrid Bergman

A shot of brandy can save your life, but a bottle of brandy can kill you.
— Cary Grant

One nice thing about silence is that it can’t be repeated.
— Gary Cooper

Men who think deeply say little in ordinary conversations.
— Charlie Chapman

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
— Audrey Hepburn

There was more good acting at Hollywood parties than ever appeared on the screen.
— Bette Davis

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
— Joan Crawford

The best gift you can give yourself is the gift of possibility.
— Paul Newman

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes.
— Sophia Loren

You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.
— Warren Beatty