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As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation. ...
by Gloria Swanson

As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.
- Gloria Swanson

Related topics: Dad

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.
- Gloria Swanson

Because I take care of my body, it doesn't look like
the body of a woman of my years.
- Gloria Swanson

Writing the story of your own life is a bit like drilling your own teeth.
- Gloria Swanson

 

Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic
example of that person in the arts with lots of brains
and drive but little taste or talent.
- Gloria Swanson

Sam Wood, the director, made most of his money as a real estate agent;
there was nothing of the temperamental artist about him.
- Gloria Swanson

If you're 40 years old and you've never had a failure,
you've been deprived.
- Gloria Swanson

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The only time I ever went hunting I remembered it as a grisly experience.
- Gloria Swanson

I didn't want to spend the rest of my life playing
Norma Desmond over and over again.
- Gloria Swanson

I doubted that there were Communists hiding behind
every corporation desk and director's chair.
- Gloria Swanson

The first feminine feature that goes,
with advancing age, is the neck.
- Gloria Swanson

Sunset Boulevard opened in August 1950,
and it was pronounced the best movie ever made about Hollywood.
- Gloria Swanson

Tennessee Williams was a gifted talker with a beautiful
accent and we had lots of things in common.
- Gloria Swanson

My sculpture is very personal; for years my subjects were family and close,
close friends.
- Gloria Swanson

The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty
of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish.
- Gloria Swanson

At 26 I felt myself a victim rather than a victor in the realm of pictures.
- Gloria Swanson

Fame was thrilling only until it became grueling.
Money was fun only until you ran out of things to buy.
- Gloria Swanson

I was married when I was 17.
I knew nothing.
I was full of romance.
- Gloria Swanson

After 16 years in pictures I could not be intimidated easily,
because I knew where all the skeletons were buried.
- Gloria Swanson

I always anticipated difficulties in order to avoid scenes.
- Gloria Swanson

I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages.
You can't divorce a book.
- Gloria Swanson

I am big.
It's the pictures that got small.
- Gloria Swanson

I consider anybody who weighs over 200 pounds fat,
and time was when I could not refrain from telling such people so.
- Gloria Swanson

The major gossip columnists were more concerned with
protecting the industry than with gunning down sinners.
- Gloria Swanson

From the first moment on the set I was consumed with
curiousity about the technical side of shooting a sound picture.
- Gloria Swanson

There was no place at all for me in my father's military world.
- Gloria Swanson

We lived on the Key West Army Base.
Key West for me was a tropical island paradise.
- Gloria Swanson

My greatest debt will always be to the movie-going
public of yesterday and today,
without whose love and devotion I would have had no story to tell.
- Gloria Swanson

My mother and I could always look out the same window
without ever seeing the same thing.
- Gloria Swanson

Nobody gets anything for nothing.
- Gloria Swanson

By the time I was 15, my mother had turned me into a real clotheshorse.
- Gloria Swanson

Life and death.
They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed,
but I don't know how.
- Gloria Swanson

I was 25 and the most popular celebrity in the world,
with the possible exception of my friend Mary Pickford.
- Gloria Swanson

The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset
Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour.
- Gloria Swanson

The Sennett system of making pictures was actually fun.
You never knew what the person next to you was going to do.
- Gloria Swanson

Your body is the direct result of what you eat as well as what you don't eat.
- Gloria Swanson

The English press treated the world premiere of my
first talking picture as a major event.
- Gloria Swanson

In two months Joseph Kennedy had taken over my entire life,
and I trusted him implicitly to make the most of it.
- Gloria Swanson

I was the first celebrity in pictures to be marrying a titled European.
- Gloria Swanson

I had starred in more than 30 successful films,
six in a row directed by Cecil B. De Mille.
- Gloria Swanson

The day I initiated divorce proceedings against Michael Farmer,
I was ready to retire to a desert cave and rethink my life.
- Gloria Swanson

I feel sure that unborn babies pick their parents.
- Gloria Swanson

One of the networks sent me a TV set to watch.
I didn't care for the medium.
It depressed me.
- Gloria Swanson

I entered the cosmetics industry because I wanted more
women to use cosmetics made with safe,
healthful ingredients.
- Gloria Swanson

All creative people should be required to leave California
for three months every year.
- Gloria Swanson

All they had to do was put my name on a marquee and watch the money roll in.
- Gloria Swanson

I am a very pragmatic person.
- Gloria Swanson

When I die, my epitaph should read: She Paid the Bills.
That's the story of my private life.
- Gloria Swanson

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one
step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
- Al Roker

What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?
- Princess Diana

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles,
because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering
why Daddy was kissing someone else.
- Chevy Chase

Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood,
the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.
- Coretta Scott King

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

Daddy was real gentle with kids.
That's why I expected so much out of marriage,
figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.
- Loretta Lynn

I've brought my daughters all over the world-they travel with me.
I drag them out of school just to keep the relationship.
When I'm home I'm a big-time daddy.
- Armand Assante

I want to thank my mum, my daddy, my coach,
my teacher, everybody in my life.
- Jet Li

When it comes to musicians, I'm like the daddy of musicians here in Cuba.
- Compay Segundo

The night I announced I was getting married,
Daddy paced for hours on the porch.
- Loretta Lynn

My family, you know, are all still, you know,
very close.
We're all still very close.
Mom and Daddy are still alive.
So, what more can you ask for? Your kids are healthy.
- Reba McEntire

Once you grow past Mommy and Daddy coming running when you're hurt,
you're really on your own.
You're alone, and there's no one to help you.
- Octavia Butler

My earliest memories are the best.
I always try to remember the good times when Daddy was alive.
- Jayne Mansfield

And my daddy could play a harmonica and also the guitar,
so I guess I got a little bit from both of 'em,
but I think mostly from my mother's side of the family.
- Mel Tillis

I just hope it grows into where it was before because I want my son to see it.
I want him to have a positive memory of it going forward,
so he can be proud of his daddy.
- Scott Stapp

You've got to stand up and do your own battles.
My daddy taught me that a long time ago,
that you fight your own battles.
The only way to shut everybody up is to win.
- Terry Bradshaw

I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy;
Dear Jack,
Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary.
I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.
- John F. Kennedy

My daddy used to say that I was too big to ride and
too little to hitch a wagon -
no good for a damn thing.
- Dan Blocker

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
- Gloria Naylor

There was no way we'd ever get spoiled.
Daddy made sure to instill in us a work ethic.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

The last 16 years of my daddy's life,
he got to work for me, and that made him his own boss and he like that.
- Buck Owens


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