29 Incredible Hedy Lamarr Quotes

29 Incredible Hedy Lamarr Quotes

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Hedy Lamarr was a Austrian-born American actress as well as an inventor. She was discovered as a teenager by an Austrian film director who cast her in the risque Czech film Ecstasy in 1933. After moving to America and signing a contract with MGM she starred in multiple popular films in the 1930′s and 40′s. Hedy received a patent for her idea of a radio signal device, also known as “Secret Communications System”. Her recognition came as a shock to many because it was very far from her acting reputation. She died from heart failure at the age of 85.

“A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.”

“All a woman needs is a good bath, clean clothes, and for her hair to be combed. These things she can do herself. I very seldom go to the hairdresser, but when I do, I just marvel.”

“American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook.”

“Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”

“Because you don’t live near a bakery doesn’t mean you have to go without cheesecake.”

“Compromise and tolerance are magic words. It took me 40 years to become philosophical.”

“Confidence is something you’re born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15.”

“Every girl would like to marry a rich husband. I did twice. But what divides girls into two groups is this question – do you first think of money and then love, or vice versa?”

“I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.”

“I appreciate subtlety. I have never enjoyed a kiss in front of the camera. There’s nothing to it except not getting your lipstick smeared.”

“I believe in sending a lot of letters and notes to friends.”

“I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don’t have to stay that way.”

“I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.”

“I enjoy countless hundreds of men pursuing me. I love those who love me the most. I am sort of flattered by men showing attention to me.”

“I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don’t have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.”

“I have been an important star and lived a fully life, yet I only have three close friends. I guess that’s all about anyone can expect.”

“I have never seen a wrestling match or prize fight, and I don’t want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him.”

“I still look good, though.”

“I was madly in love with life.”

“I’d rather wear jewels in my hair than anywhere else. The face should have the advantage of this brilliance.”

“If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude…I hope to make you use your imagination.”

“I’m a sworn enemy of convention. I despite the conventional in anything, even the arts. I paint canvasses on the floor and drove one art teacher out of his mind. But that’s just the way I
paint best.”

“It’s funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy.”

“I’ve met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with.”

“Jack Kennedy always said to me, Hedy, get involved. That’s the secret of life. Try everything. Join everything. Meet everybody.”

“Lawyers know how to take isolated complaints in a divorce case and build them into one big one.”

“Let any pretty girl announce a divorce in Hollywood and the wolves come running. Fresh meat for the beast, and they are always hungry.”

“Men are fine, love is fine, it’s marriage I’m a little disappointed in.”

“Men are most virile and attractive between the ages of 35 and 55. Under 35 a man has too much to learn, and I don’t have time to teach him.”

“Most children turn out badly because they have the wrong parental image. This doesn’t mean their parents are criminal. It means they are boring and cruel.”

“My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.”

“Never a letter, never a thank you, never money. I guess they just take and forget about a person.”

“Oh yes, definitely. But only to a man who has never seen one of my movies. I’m really bored and tired of competing with the original “Hedy Lamarr”.”

“One of my favorite people is Gypsy Rose Lee. She bears out the Biblical promise that he who has, gets. And I hope she gets a lot more.”

“Some men like a dull life – they like the routine of eating breakfast, going to work, coming home, petting the dog, watching TV, kissing the kids, and going to bed. Stay clear of it – it’s often catching.”

“Sophia Loren would be a glamour girl even if she were in rags selling fish. She has the look, the movement and the intellect.”

“The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.”

“Would you believe I was a famous star? It’s the truth.”

“You couldn’t live with a person, in those days, without being married”