Tallulah Bankhead

uninhibited United States actress (1903-1968)

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Here's a rule I recommend Never practice two vices at once.
I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.
I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.
I'm as pure as the driven slush.
I've been called many things, but never an intellectual.
I've tried several varieties of sex. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic and the others give me a stiff neck or lockjaw.
If I had my life to live again. I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work -- the night watchman.
It's the good girls who keep diaries the bad girls never have the time.
Let's not quibble! I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.
My heart is pure as the driven slush.
No man worth his salt, no man of spirit and spine, no man for whom I could have any respect, could rejoice in the identification of Tallulah's husband. It's tough enough to be bogged down in a legend. It would be even tougher to marry one.
Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.
They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.
They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.

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