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Katharine Hepburn Quotes and Sayings

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If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
- Katharine Hepburn

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Death will be a great relief.
No more interviews.
- Katharine Hepburn

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

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.
Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
- Katharine Hepburn

 

Life is to be lived.
If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well
better find some way that is going to be interesting.
And you don't do that by sitting around.
- Katharine Hepburn

To be loved is very demoralizing.
- Katharine Hepburn

Only the really plain people know about love -
the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an
impression that they soon exhaust their talents.
- Katharine Hepburn

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Enemies are so stimulating.
- Katharine Hepburn

As for me, prizes are nothing.
My prize is my work.
- Katharine Hepburn

Acting is the perfect idiot's profession.
- Katharine Hepburn

If you always do what interests you,
at least one person is pleased.
- Katharine Hepburn

Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can
belt them over the head with a sledgehammer.
- Katharine Hepburn

Acting is the most minor of gifts.
After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.
- Katharine Hepburn

It would be a terrific innovation if you could get
your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack.
- Katharine Hepburn

When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be
an actress or to learn how to act.
I just wanted to be famous.
- Katharine Hepburn

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American,
courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
- Katharine Hepburn

It's a business you go into because your an egocentric.
It's a very embarrassing profession.
- Katharine Hepburn

Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world,
but if it doesn't interest you, don't do it -
I would have made a terrible mother.
- Katharine Hepburn

I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does.
The stupid things you do, you regret...
if you have any sense, and if you don't regret them,
maybe you're stupid.
- Katharine Hepburn

If you want to give up the admiration of thousands
of men for the distain of one,
go ahead, get married.
- Katharine Hepburn

My greatest strength is common sense.
I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato
soup or Baker's chocolate.
- Katharine Hepburn

Without discipline, there's no life at all.
- Katharine Hepburn

I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
- Katharine Hepburn

To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts.
It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
- Katharine Hepburn

I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.
- Katharine Hepburn

Trying to be fascinating is an asinine position to be in.
- Katharine Hepburn

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get -
only with what you are expecting to give -
which is everything.
- Katharine Hepburn

It's a rather rude gesture, but at least it's clear what you mean.
- Katharine Hepburn

It's life isn't it? You plow ahead and make a hit.
And you plow on and someone passes you.
Then someone passes them.
Time levels.
- Katharine Hepburn

Acting is a nice childish profession -
pretending you're someone else and,
at the same time, selling yourself.
- Katharine Hepburn

Life is hard.
After all, it kills you.
- Katharine Hepburn

Dressing up is a bore.
At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex,
and at a certain age, I did that.
But I'm past that age.
- Katharine Hepburn

Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
- Katharine Hepburn

Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.
- Katharine Hepburn

I think most of the people involved in any art always
secretly wonder whether they are really there because
they're good or there because they're lucky.
- Katharine Hepburn

We are taught you must blame your father,
your sisters, your brothers, the school,
the teachers - but never blame yourself.
It's never your fault.
But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to
change you're the one who has got to change.
- Katharine Hepburn

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain


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