I am going to be a great actress.
I think any classical training in the theatre is of enormous value.
I think acting is an important profession, because acting can give you pleasure and can teach you at the same time, and that is a good thing.
I shall play Scarlett O'Hara.
I never sleep for more than five hours, hardly ever.
I never found accents difficult, after learning languages.
I need something truly beautiful to look at in hotel rooms.
I loved fencing and dancing and elocution.
I know I am right for Scarlett. I can convince Mr. Selznick.
I have just made out my will and given all the things I have and many that I haven't.
I don't know what that Method is. Acting is life, to me, and should be.
I cannot let well enough alone. I get restless. I have to be doing different things. I am a very impatient person and headstrong. If I've made up my mind to do something, I can't be persuaded out of it.
I cannot let well enough alone. I get restless. I have to be doing different things.
I always know my lines.
Having lost Rhett, she can always return to the land - to Tara, to soak up its strength. . . . Tara! . . . Home. I'll go home, and I'll think of some way to get him back! After all, tomorrow is another day!
Every single night I'm nervous. You never know how the audience is going to react.
Every single night I'm nervous.
English people don't have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.
Dear Lord, I'm so grateful I'm still loved.
Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy-and a much better training, I think. It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.
Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
A lucky thing Eva Peron was. She died at 32. I'm already 45.
But I remember the morning after The Mask of Virtue-which is the first play I did at the West End-that some critics saw fit to be as foolish as to say that I was a great actress. And I thought, that was a foolish, wicked thing to say, because it put such an onus and such a responsibility onto me, which I simply wasn't able to carry. And it took me years to learn enough to live up to what they said-for those first notices. I find it so stupid. I remember the critic very well, and have never forgiven him.
Fiddle-dee-dee. War, war, war. This war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream. Besides, there isn't going to be any war. . . . If either of you boys says 'war' just once again, I'll go in the house and slam the door.
I realize that the memories I cherish most are not the first night successes, but of simple, everyday things: walking through our garden in the country after rain; sitting outside a cafe in Provence, drinking the vin de pays; staying at a little hotel in an English market town with Larry, in the early days after our marriage, when he was serving in the Fleet Air Arm, and I was touring Scotland, so that we had to make long treks to spend weekends together.