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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Lauren Bacall on movies, Hollywood, relationships, heart, life, purpose, acting, talk, lessons and self-esteem.

18 Notable Quotes By Lauren Bacall, The Glitzy Diva Of Classic Hollywood Cinema

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actress, Model

Born On: September 16, 1924

Died On: August 12, 2014

Born In: The Bronx, New York

Died At Age: 89

Lauren Bacall was an American actress known for her sweet voice and sensual looks. She was interested in acting from an early age and learned acting from ‘American Academy of Dramatic Arts’. After graduating she did her first role in a play titled ‘Johnny 2 X 4’. She even did modeling and appeared on the cover of the renowned magazine ‘Harper’s Bazaar’. It helped her catch the attention of some famous directors, which in turn paved her path to Hollywood. She debuted at an early age of nineteen with ‘To Have and Have Not’ which turned out to be a great success. Bacall’s fame was magnified due to her beauty with a perfect blend of twinkling bluish green eyes and brown blonde hair. She further enhanced her popularity with her next movie titled ‘The Big Sleep’ which was well-appreciated by the masses. She further went on to work in various blockbuster movies including the ‘Dark Passage’ and ‘New York Times’. Her acting skills in theater as well as movies brought her many awards including multiple Tony Awards and the ‘George Eastman award’. We bring to you some great quotes by the charismatic diva which has been excerpted from her life and work. Here is a collection of famous quotations and sayings by the legendary actress Lauren Bacall.

If you want me just whistle. You know how to whistle don't you? Just put your lips together and blow.

Lauren Bacall

Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.

Lauren Bacall

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.

Lauren Bacall

You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought

Lauren Bacall

When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about Tom Cruise.

Lauren Bacall

You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now.

Lauren Bacall

I am not a has-been. I am a will be.

Lauren Bacall

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

Lauren Bacall

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

Lauren Bacall

To fly as fast as thought, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.

Lauren Bacall

If there was one thing I had never been, it was mysterious, and if there was one thing I had never done, it was not talk.

Lauren Bacall

His attention span was not long, shall we say?

Lauren Bacall

Half of life’s problems disappear when one’s head is healthy.

Lauren Bacall

A man's illness is his private territory and, no matter how much he loves you and how close you are, you stay an outsider. You are healthy.

Lauren Bacall

From my own self-analysis, which I seldom indulge in, I am what I am.

Lauren Bacall

Let's face it: I want it all--just like you and everybody else. It may not be in the cards, but the prospect is so dazzling that I have to try.

Lauren Bacall

Facing a situation head on was the only way to deal with anything. I learned the lesson early.

Lauren Bacall

Like this – I’d thought it would be neat and tidy, one reporter at a time. I didn’t know then how Charlie Einfeld

Lauren Bacall