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Tallulah Bankhead Quotes

“If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.”

“I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late start without me.”

“I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.”

“If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.”

“(on seeing a former lover for the first time in years) I thought I told you to wait in the car.”

“Cocaine isn't habit forming. I should know-I've been using it for years.”

“Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once”

“My heart is as pure as the driven slush”

“I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.”

“The less I behave like Whistler's mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after.”

“I've tried several varieties of sex. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic and the others give me a stiff neck or lockjaw.”

“Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don't have time.”

“Let's not quibble! I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right..”

“It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work - the night watchman.”

“Nobody can be exactly me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.”

“my father warned me about men and booze but he never said anything about women and cocaine.”

“Cocaine habit-forming? Of course not. I ought to know. I've been using it for years.”

“They made me sound as if I'd been castrated.”

“I have been absolutely hag-ridden with ambition. If I could wish to have anything in the world it would be to be free of ambition.”

“I'm not at my best when I moralize or philosophize. Logic is elusive, especially to one who so rarely uses it.”

“I did what I could to inflate the rumor I was on my way to stardom. What I was on my way to, by any mathematical standards known to man, was oblivion, by way of obscurity.”

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Old 09-09-2011, 02:11 AM
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Re: Tallulah Bankhead Quotes

I love the one about her fathers warning haha!

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Old 09-09-2011, 06:19 PM
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Re: Tallulah Bankhead Quotes

Seems like a classy gal, Winehouse coulda learned a thing or two from her. Or caught something.

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