Trying to make order out of my life was like trying to pick up a jellyfish.— Gene Tierney
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Throughout my career, I was to be cast as a frontier girl, an aristocrat, an Arabian, a Eurasian, a Polynesian, and a Chinese.
I suppose life is a little like that, isn't it, a message in a bottle pitched out to sea, to be carried by the winds and the tides, washing up on the beaches we could never imagine.
When I met Jack Kennedy, he was a serious young man with a dream.
He was not a womanizer, not as I understood the term.
In the months leading up to World War II, there was a tendency among many Americans to talk absently about the trouble in Europe. Nothing that happened an ocean away seemed very threatening.
When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant.
I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb
I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction.
Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient.
When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful.
What a different world it was when I first sailed for Europe in 1930, with my mother, sister, and brother to spend six months abroad.
that strange conflict in the American character: we pride ourselves on being the melting pot of the world but we insist on regarding most immigrants with suspicion.
Those who become mentally ill often have a history of chronic pain.
It is difficult to write about any form of mental disease, especially your own, without sounding as if you were examining a bug under glass.
When you have spent an important part of your life playing Let's Pretend, it's often easy to see symbolism where none exists.
I learned quickly at Columbia that the only eye that mattered was the one on the camera.
Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test.
I do not recall spending long hours in front of a mirror loving my reflection.
Houses are one of my passions. I probably should have been an interior decorator.
I approached everything, my job, my family, my romances, with intensity.
We cannot calculate the numbers of people who left, fled or were fished out of Europe just ahead of the Holocaust.
Cars, furs, and gems were not my weaknesses.
I had been introduced to psychotherapy, in which the doctors let you talk, talk, talk, until you find the source of your problem or find another doctor.
The word actress has always seemed less a job description to me than a title
I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.
My departure from Hollywood was described as a walk-out. No one understood that I was cracking up.
Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set.
I was fortunate enough to work under directors who were, most of them, brilliant, emotional men.
Where there is hope, there is no despair.
The Howard Hughes I knew began to change after his plane crash in 1941.
My parents argued more than I remembered, about money and all the little things that disguise the truth that you are still arguing about money.
I followed the same diet for 20 years, eliminating starches, living on salads, lean meat, and small portions.
Some women feel the best cure for a broken heart is a new beau.
I'm not sure I can explain the nature of Jack Kennedy's charm, but he took life just as it came.
Rehearsals and screening rooms are often unreliable because they can't provide the chemistry between an audience and what appears on the stage or screen.
Movie failures are like the common cold.
You can stay in bed and take aspirin for six days and recover. Or you can walk around and ignore it for six days and recover.
Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.
There were days that I worked all the time, without a layoff, or a rest, finishing one picture and reporting for another sometimes on the same day.
Men are wonderful. I adore them. They always give you the benefit of the doubt.
Fonda and Gary Cooper had the best sense of timing of all the actors I knew.
I dated dozens of young men, had fun with all, made commitments to none.
It was the fashion of the time, still is, to feel that all actors are neurotic, or they would not be actors.
I have a role now that I think becomes me. I am a grandmother.
In my early days in Hollywood I tried to be economical.
I designed my own clothes, much to my mother's distress.
I ask myself: would I have been any worse off if I had stayed home or lived on a farm, and instead of shock treatments received rest and quiet and the good medication?
I was fine when it came to cheering up others, not so fine with myself.
The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the tragedy of my daughter's unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings.
I had known Cole Porter in Hollywood and New York, spent many a warm hour at his home, and met the talented and original people who were drawn to him.
I never understood the theory, once popular among doctors, that blamed mental disorders on too little or too much mother love. My own mother was my darling.
I had no romantic interest in Gable. I considered him an older man.
Unlike the stage, I never found it helpful to be good in a bad movie.
Chaplin was notoriously strict with his sons and rarely gave them spending money.