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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All they had to do was put my name on a marquee and watch the money roll in.
- 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 25 and the most popular celebrity in the world,
with the possible exception of my friend Mary Pickford.
- 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

Nobody gets anything for nothing.
- Gloria Swanson

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

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

I am a very pragmatic person.
- 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 was married when I was 17.
I knew nothing.
I was full of romance.
- Gloria Swanson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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