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My admiration for the phenomenon of Alcoholics Anonymous is boundless. ...
by Mercedes McCambridge

My admiration for the phenomenon of Alcoholics Anonymous is boundless.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers
to die in the dressing room.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Only a certain breed of actor should ever even try
to work for Orson Welles.
I'm glad I'm one of that breed.
- Mercedes McCambridge

My second marriage had a lot to do with alcohol.
- Mercedes McCambridge

 

Joan Crawford is a movie queen.
I had never met one before.
I know now what I don't want to be.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Aside from my son, no person has ever shown for me
the gentle concern I knew from Governor Adlai Stevenson.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I believe in joy, but I believe in the flip-side,
agony.
- Mercedes McCambridge

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At awards time, The Exorcist was nominated in 11 categories,
everybody but the janitor was up for an Oscar.
There was no category for what I did.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I loved playing the part of the feisty Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I have always had a lot more trouble with my truths than with my deceits.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Most people call me Mercy.
I like it.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I'm glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the
Mediterranean Sea at midnight.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I have reached a state in life where I can buy a whole
house full of chairs and can bump into them until they are black and blue.
- Mercedes McCambridge

A rich man can afford to be generous to many.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Young Jimmy Dean fell off the world as suddenly as he had come.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I never wanted a Guardian Angel.
I didn't ask for one.
One was assigned to me.
- Mercedes McCambridge

One of the cruelest judgments sustained against me
is that I have spoken out as a recovered alcoholic
to stimulate my acting career.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I lose all control after two drinks of anything.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I have no use for people who hunt for what they call sport.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I am responsible for no one but myself.
- Mercedes McCambridge

The great people I've met always have time for the niceties.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Like many alcoholics, I was a staggering woman in a chic apartment,
sick and utterly disgusting.
- Mercedes McCambridge

With two leftover husbands to account for,
my wicked soul has just about shriveled and died.
- Mercedes McCambridge

It is a remarkably beautiful piece of home furnishing,
the Oscar.
I used to keep it up in front of a mirror so that it looked like two.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I can choose to accelerate my disease to an alcoholic
death or incurable insanity,
or I can choose to live within my thoroughly human condition.
- Mercedes McCambridge

There are zillions of people who say that alcoholism is a disease,
but not many of them believe it.
- Mercedes McCambridge

When I am rehearsing for a play, I try to read nothing
that might distract my concentration from the work in progress.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I've always had bronchitis.
I've been administered the Sacrament of Death three times for it.
- Mercedes McCambridge

My only true harmony lies deep within my soul,
wherever that is.
I know that somehow I am in tune with the universe.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Neiman-Marcus is one thing, and the Dallas Cowboys are another.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Alcohol is a very patient drug.
It will wait for the alcoholic to pick it up one more time.
- Mercedes McCambridge

My name is real, which probably explains why I never became a superstar...
how would that look in lights?
- Mercedes McCambridge

I was taught to be anti-Jewish.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I can only know what love is insofar as I can feel it.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I cannot sustain hate for longer than a couple of years.
- Mercedes McCambridge

So many people have really wanted to die.
They seem ashamed to say so.
I think it would help if they would say so.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I don't think I should have been married...
to anybody.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I think The Exorcist was the hardest work I've ever done.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I find it next to impossible to remain politely silent
when people prate to me about the glory of being given
another chance to live happily ever after!
- Mercedes McCambridge

I'd stand in line for Confession with old people and little kids,
and as the line moved up, I knew when I got into the box that I would lie!
Again!
- Mercedes McCambridge

If I have to climb to heaven on a ladder,
I shall decline the invitation.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I am rich from the bequests other gifted people have seen fit to leave to me.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I don't think the Hollywood community is interested in what I can do.
That's all right.
I've never looked for a job in my life,
and I'm not going to start now.
I have plenty to keep me busy.
- Mercedes McCambridge

My religion consists of a humble admiration
of the illimitable superior spirit
who reveals himself in the slight details we are able
to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
- Albert Einstein

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men
for the criticism of one,
go ahead, get married.
- Katharine Hepburn

Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep,
and company only when they want it.
- Rod McKuen

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
- Ann Landers

The love of family and the admiration of friends is
much more important than wealth and privilege.
- Charles Kuralt

I have tremendous admiration for everyone who enters
the political arena so long as their goal is to do
what they believe is right for the people of New York.
- George Pataki

I don't deal well with admiration if it's for something I haven't done.
Other than exist.
- Lisa Marie Presley

But the admiration for Jackson was by no means confined
to his own soldiers and to his own section.
- Daniel H. Hill

Though familiarity may not breed contempt,
it takes off the edge of admiration.
- William Hazlitt

Indians have a big problem with alcohol and drugs.
I grew up with an admiration for their culture and
was sensitive to their problems.
- Kirstie Alley

I have a great deal of respect and admiration for people
who put themselves on the line.
- Major Owens

Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams,
power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age.
- Bertrand Russell

Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration
for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor,
who was a friend of my family.
- Rene Cassin

For David Parker and Daniel Parker, with the respect
and admiration of their father,
who grew up with them.
- Robert B. Parker

Our admiration of the antique
is not admiration of the old,
but of the natural.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
- Arthur Helps

Know yourself.
Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
- Ann Landers

The earth incites the wonder and admiration of man
even though he is imperfect and his understanding greatly limited.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's
resemblance to ourselves.
- Ambrose Bierce

Admiration is a very short-lived passion,
that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
- Joseph Addison

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration,
and all the fair examples of renown,
out of distress and misery are grown.
- Samuel Daniel

The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.
- Jean Cocteau

Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
- Minna Antrim

There has also been much love, joy, evidence of admiration,
there has never been one without the other.
- Isabelle Adjani

I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture,
art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO,
which I still play.
- Philip Warren Anderson

When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus,
its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror.
- Thomas Day

Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion
to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.
- Charles Caleb Colton


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