Marlene Dietrich

United States film actress (born in Germany) who made many films with Josef von Sternberg and later was a successful cabaret star (1901-1992)

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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.
A new kind of award has been added -- the deathbed award. It is not an award of any kind. Either the recipient has not acted at all, or was not nominated, or did not win the award the last few times around. It is intended to relieve the guilty conscience of the Academy members and save face in front of the public. The Academy has the horrible taste to have a star, choking with emotion, present this deathbed award so that there can be no doubt in anybody's mind why the award is so hurriedly given. Lucky is the actor who is too sick to watch the proceedings on television.
Courage and grace is a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring.
Gentleman. A man who buys two of the same morning paper from the doorman of his favorite nightclub when he leaves with his girl.
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.
I was raised almost entirely on turnips and potatoes, but I think that the turnips had more to do with the effect than the potatoes.
In America sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it is a fact.
It's the friends you can call up at four a.m. that matter.
Its the friends you can call up at four a.m. that matter.
Once a woman has forgiven a man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.
Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
The lover says How beautiful you are, now that you love me.
The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.
Until they come to see us from their planet, I wait patiently. I hear them saying: Don't call us, we'll call you.
Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.

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