Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A gentleman is simply a patient wolf. - Lana Turner

I loveeeeeeee the above quote!! Here are some more...

The truth is like surgery, it cuts, but it cures. Lana Turner

How does it happen that something that makes so much sense in the moonlight doesn’t make any sense in the sunlight. - Lana Turner

I want a man who has the brains to be satisfied with only me. - Lana Turner

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. - Lucille Ball

It's hard to believe that the Queen of Comedy had some very deep quotes (see above) and these...

Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage. - Lucille Ball

I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do. - Lucille Ball

I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not. - Lucille Ball

Here are two fun ones...

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. - Lucille Ball

A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart, but he's not very bright. - Lucille Ball

Side note 1: I selected Angelology by Danille Trussoni from the delivery to be read first. So far it's great - had to stop myself at 125 pages so I can savor it. I find if I rush through and read it all in one or two days I get sad when the story is over.
Side Note 2: I've just noticed that I seem to be drawn to the photos of actress smoking - it looks so glamourous but of course it reality it is not...

Friday, March 26, 2010

I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book. ~Groucho Marx

As I arrived home there was a big box on my front deck. A box full of books I ordered as a package deal - you know buy 7 books for $1.00 and buy 2 in the next year.

So which one should I dive into first?

Under the Dome - Stephen King
Remarkable Creatures - Tracy Chevalier
Days of Gold - Jude Deveraux
Angelology - Danielle Trussoni
The Swan Thieves - Elizabeth Kostova
The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
American Folktales - edited by Lesile Conron

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on. - Marilyn Monroe

If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
Marilyn Monroe

What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.
Marilyn Monroe

To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation.
Marilyn Monroe

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. Marilyn Monroe

Yes - that's Marilyn Monroe on the cover of Poets&Writers reading James Joyce.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell. Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford-

I am just too much.
Joan Crawford

I believe in the dollar. Everything I earn, I spend!
Joan Crawford

I need sex for a clear complexion, but I'd rather do it for love.
Joan Crawford

Women's Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are?
Joan Crawford

Look, there`s nothing wrong with my t_ts, but I don`t go around throwing them in people`s faces! (Crawford, criticizing Marilyn Monroe)

Friday, March 19, 2010

"Any girl can look glamorous... just stand there and look stupid" Doris Day

My Mom had this album and as a little girl I'd pretend to be dressed in this blue gown and I would sing into a hair brush as Doris Day sang.

Here are some of her quotes...

The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it! - Doris Day

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay. - Doris Day

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. - Doris Day

and my most favorite...

If it's true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers. - Doris Day

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and

for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are that you are never alone."
Audrey Hepburn

Today's starlet is Audrey Hepburn. I adored her in My Fair Lady.

I'm not stacked like Sophia Loren or Gina Lollobrigida, but I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness - Audrey Hepburn

Sex appeal is something you feel deep down inside. I can convey as much fully clothed, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain - Audrey Hepburn

I need a lot of loving, being loved and giving love. Love does not terrify me, but the going-away of it does - Audrey Hepburn

My mother is Dutch, my father is Irish and I was born in Belgium, if I was a dog I'd be in a right mess - Audrey Hepburn

On a writing note with the inspiration from the most recent episode of Lost (thank you Sawyer) I've been able to complete the first love scene in Love By Design.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I wish I were supernaturally strong so I could put right everything that is wrong - Greta Garbo

Today is Greta Garbo - one of the few actress who made the transition from silent film to 'talkies'.

Here are some of her quotes...

Is there anything better than to be longing for something, when you know it is within reach? - Greta Garbo

There seems to be a law that governs all our actions so I never make plans. - Greta Garbo

I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said, 'I want to be left alone.' There is all the difference. - Greta Garbo

I'm afraid of nothing except being bored. - Greta Garbo

Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it. Greta Garbo

There are many things in your heart you can never tell to another person. They are you, your private joys and sorrows, and you can never tell them. You cheapen yourself, the inside of yourself, when you tell them. - Greta Garbo

Friday, March 12, 2010

"When the sun comes up, I have morals again.” Elizabeth Taylor

Here are some of my favorite quotes uttered by Elizabeth Taylor:

"The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues."

"I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?”

"Big girls need big diamonds."

"Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses."

"Richard is a very sexy man. He's got that sort of jungle essence that one can sense." (on Richard Burton)”

"I know I'm vulgar, but would you have me any other way?"

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

For the loot, honey, for the loot - Ava Gardner

In Love By Design I have a secondary character named after this famous starlet. Here are some quotes I think she might use at some point in the story and reference the actress -

I think the main reason my marriages failed is that I always loved too well but never wisely.

Some people say Liz (Taylor)and I are whores, but we are saints. We do not hide our loves hypocritically, and when in love, we are loyal and faithful to our men. [On the subject of her multiple marriages]”

When I lose my temper, honey, you can`t find it any place.

I wish to live until 150 years old but the day I die, I wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other.

Monday, March 8, 2010

"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.” Lauren Bacall

Since she was honored at the Oscars last night, my next actress is Lauren Bacall.

Here are some of her quotes:

Generally women are better than men -- they have more character. I prefer men for some things, obviously, but women have a greater sense of honor and are more willing to take a chance with their lives.”
Lauren Bacall

You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”
Lauren Bacall

The purity of Jewish upbringing is the restrictions that one carries through life being a "nice Jewish girl" -- what a burden!”
Lauren Bacall

If I'm a legend, I'm dead. Do you want me to be dead? Legends are of the past.
Lauren Bacall

Sunday, March 7, 2010

and the Oscar goes to....

Madonna of the Highway screenplay by Elizabeth Matis adapted from her novel. "I'd like to thank the Academy...." buzz buzz buzz...darn alarm clock. LOL. Nice dream... Here is the dress I'm wearing...after the Sophia Loren spaghetti diet...that is

Friday, March 5, 2010

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti - Sophia Loren

Yeah, I'm starting the spaghetti diet PRONTO! Sophia Loren is a timeless beauty. Class all the way. Here are some of my favorite quotes by Sophia....

A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
Sophia Loren

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
Sophia Loren

Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got.
Sophia Loren

Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.
Sophia Loren

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Sophia Loren

Stop by Sunday where I will reveal the dress I would be wearing to the Oscars to pick up my Best Screenplay Adapted from a Novel award - you know if I actually wrote one - and went on that spaghetti diet.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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

Katharine Hepburn is a favorite of mine. In crisis I might think WWKD (what would kate do?) - except of course have an affair with a married man - but besides that then yes - WWKD - Here are some of my favorite quotes from Katharine...

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

If you survive long enough, you're revered - rather like an old building.

I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true.

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.

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

Gotta love Kate.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Old age is no place for sissies. - Bette Davis

Back to my starlets famous quote series. Todays post is Bette Davis. Here are some of my favorites by her....

Gay Liberation? I ain't against it, it's just that there's nothing in it for me.

I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.

I've no time for broads who want to rule the world alone. Without men, who'd do up the zipper on the back of your dress?

I'm the nicest goddamn dame that ever lived

Three years ago I was forty... forty! Four-oh! That slipped out. Now I suddenly feel as if I've taken all my clothes off.

Which is your favorite?