68 Total Quotes

Marlene Dietrich Quotes

Marlene Dietrich
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.
Marlene Dietrich
#American Actress #Competence

Marlene Dietrich
If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.
Marlene Dietrich
#American Actress

Marlene Dietrich
Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves.
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#American Actress

Marlene Dietrich
A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
Marlene Dietrich
#American Actress #Bed

Marlene Dietrich
Do let him read the papers. But not while you accusingly tiptoe around the room, or perch much like a silent bird of prey on the edge of your most uncomfortable chair. (He will read them anyway, and he should read them, so let him choose his own good time.) Don't make a big exit. Just go. But kiss him quickly, before you go, otherwise he might think you are angry; he is used to suspecting he is doing something wrong.
Marlene Dietrich
#Husband

Marlene Dietrich
Until they come to see us from their planet, I wait patiently. I hear them saying: Don't call us, we'll call you.
Marlene Dietrich
#Space

Marlene Dietrich
Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
Marlene Dietrich
#American Actress

Marlene Dietrich
Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade.
Marlene Dietrich
#American Actress #Glamour

Marlene Dietrich
They want you to bring out your intestines.
Marlene Dietrich
#American Actress

Marlene Dietrich
I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.
Marlene Dietrich
#American Actress #Appearance

Marlene Dietrich
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself.
Marlene Dietrich
#Authority

Marlene Dietrich
Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.
Marlene Dietrich
#American Actress

Marlene Dietrich
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.
Marlene Dietrich
#American Actress

Marlene Dietrich
Once a woman has forgiven a man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast
Marlene Dietrich
#Dating

Marlene Dietrich
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.
Marlene Dietrich
#Awards

Marlene Dietrich
Actress, singer, reluctant political heroine and 20th century icon
Marlene Dietrich
#Actress

Marlene Dietrich
The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
Marlene Dietrich
#American Actress #Anxiety

Marlene Dietrich
The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.
Marlene Dietrich
#American Actress #Beauty

Marlene Dietrich
There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
Marlene Dietrich
#American Actress #Money

Marlene Dietrich
There comes a time when suddenly you realize that laughter is something you remember and that you were the one laughing
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#Laughter

Marlene Dietrich
Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.
Marlene Dietrich
#American Actress #America

Marlene Dietrich
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.
Marlene Dietrich
#American Actress