Zitat des Tages von Marlene Dietrich:
When you're dead, you're dead. That's it.
I had no desire to be an film actress, to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash. It was always a big bother to me.
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
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.
If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.
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.
It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact.
Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade.
There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.
Grumbling is the death of love.
The tears I have cried over Germany have dried. I have washed my face.
There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.
Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
America took me into her bosom when there was no longer a country worthy of the name, but in my heart I am German - German in my soul.
I never enjoyed working in a film.
Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves.
I am at heart a gentleman.
Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.
They want you to bring out your intestines.
The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.
I'm worth more dead than alive. Don't cry for me after I'm gone; cry for me now.
The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.
Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.
How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police yet - it's gone.
Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.
Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.
I am not a myth.