Zitat des Tages von Gene Tierney:
My departure from Hollywood was described as a walk-out. No one understood that I was cracking up.
I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices.
For years it never occurred to me to question the judgment of those in charge at the studio.
It was the fashion of the time, still is, to feel that all actors are neurotic, or they would not be actors.
Chaplin was notoriously strict with his sons and rarely gave them spending money.
There were days that I worked all the time, without a layoff, or a rest, finishing one picture and reporting for another sometimes on the same day.
Day after day, I spent long afternoons in the talent pool, being told how to walk, how to talk, how to sit.
The Howard Hughes I knew began to change after his plane crash in 1941.
I was going to live on my salary or go down swinging.
The word actress has always seemed less a job description to me than a title.
The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the tragedy of my daughter's unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings.
I have a role now that I think becomes me. I am a grandmother.
I do not recall spending long hours in front of a mirror loving my reflection.
I ask myself: Would I have been any worse off if I had stayed home or lived on a farm instead of shock treatments and medication?
Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful.
I was not cut out to be a rebel.
I used to annoy my father by telling him how much I felt luck was with me.
I approached everything, my job, my family, my romances, with intensity.
Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.
I always tried to play my hunches.
I had known Cole Porter in Hollywood and New York, spent many a warm hour at his home, and met the talented and original people who were drawn to him.
I'm not sure I can explain the nature of Jack Kennedy's charm, but he took life just as it came.
It is difficult to write about any form of mental disease, especially your own, without sounding as if you were examining a bug under glass.
The Hollywood structure was monopolistic, run by four or five big studios.
I loved to eat. For all of Hollywood's rewards, I was hungry for most of those 20 years.
Some women feel the best cure for a broken heart is a new beau.
I had no romantic interest in Gable. I considered him an older man.
Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set.
Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test.
I remember the 1940s as a time when we were united in a way known only to that generation. We belonged to a common cause-the war.
We cannot calculate the numbers of people who left, fled or were fished out of Europe just ahead of the Holocaust.
When you have spent an important part of your life playing Let's Pretend, it's often easy to see symbolism where none exists.
Unlike the stage, I never found it helpful to be good in a bad movie.
I followed the same diet for 20 years, eliminating starches, living on salads, lean meat, and small portions.
As an actress, I was trained to show emotion I did not feel, or no emotion at all.
Children don't understand about people loving each other and then suddenly not.