I do everything the man does, only backwards and in high heels!

— Ginger Rogers

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The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.

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When two people love each other, they don't look at each other, they look in the same direction.

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Part of the joy of dancing is conversation.

Trouble is, some men can't talk and dance at the same time.

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You know, there's nothing damnable about being a strong woman.

The world needs strong women. There are a lot of strong women you do not see who are guiding, helping, mothering strong men. They want to remain unseen. It's kind of nice to be able to play a strong woman who is seen.

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You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.

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Perhaps I am old-fashioned, but black and white films still hold an affectionate place in my heart; they have an incomparable mystique and mood.

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There's nothing a man can do, that I can't do better and in heels

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My mother told me I was dancing before I was born.

She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months.

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I believe in dressing for the occasion.

There's a time for sweater, sneakers and Levis and a time for the full-dress jazz.

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Rhythm is born in all of us. To be a desirable dancing partner, you don't have to do all the intricate fancy steps that happen to be in vogue. All you have to do is be a good average dancer, and anybody who spends the time and effort can accomplish this.

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When you're happy, you don't count the years.

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The fun, joy, and humor dry up in a relationship when one of the partners is swimming in gin. To my way of thinking, it is selfishness personified to see life through the bottom of a liquor bottle.

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About Ginger Rogers

Quotes 44 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

If I've learned any one lesson from life, it's this: If you don't stand for something, you will stand for anything.

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Looking back at my life's voyage, I can only say that it has been a golden trip.

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I did everything he did but backwards & in high heels.

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There are no small parts. Only small actors.

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My love for ice cream emerged at an early age - and has never left!

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I made my last motion picture in March 1965 for Magna Pictures.

'Harlow,' based on the life of actress Jean Harlow... I didn't know at the time that 'Harlow' would be my last motion picture.

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Intelligence, adaptability and talent.

And by talent I mean the capacity for hard work. Lots of girls come here with little but good looks. Beauty is a valuable asset, but it is not the whole cheese.

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You know, there's nothing damnable about being a strong woman. The world needs strong women.

5

Sure, jets are fast and economical, but, oh my, what fun we've lost and what leisure we've sacrificed in the race to efficiency. Somehow, stepping onto a plane and zooming across the United States in a matter of hours doesn't hold a candle to the dear, old-fashioned train ride.

4

Over the years, myths were built up about my relationship with Fred Astaire.

The general public thought he was a Svengali, who snapped his fingers for his little Trilby to obey; in their eyes, my career was his creation.

3

What's all this talk about me being teamed with Ginger Rogers? I will not have it Leland--I did not go into pictures to be teamed with her or anyone else, and if that is the program in mind for me I will not stand for it. I don't mind making another picture with her but as for this teams idea, it's out.

3

I won't go to movies with permissiveness, four-letter words, or violence.

Show me 'E.T.' and 'Chariots of Fire' instead. That's entertainment, not exploitation of the human body.

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'Flying Down to Rio' established RKO as a leader in musical film production throughout the 1930s. The film helped to rescue the studio from its financial straits and it gave a real boost to my movie career.

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I don't care what the critics say. My fabulous mom will give me a good review if nobody else does.

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I had been making films for almost ten years, and the head men at RKO thought of me only in terms of musicals. I found no fault with that, except I just couldn't stand being typed or pigeonholed as only a singing and dancing girl. I wanted to extend my range.

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During my seven-year contract with RKO, there were seven different studio presidents, from David O. Selznick to Charles W. Koerner. You literally had to check the name on the door so as not to call the new boss by the former boss's name.

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I enjoy sports, and love being involved in any outdoor sport from volleyball to softball. I'm not being immodest when I say I'm a natural athlete.

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Beauty is a valuable asset, but it is not the whole cheese.

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While I was making my solo films, RKO was busily trying to get me and Fred Astaire back together. The studio wanted to capitalize on the success of 'Flying Down to Rio' and realized that the pairing of Rogers and Astaire had moneymaking potential.

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At the age of ten, I thought if a boy kissed you on the lips, you would have a baby, and I surely wasn't the only youngster who believed that!

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Gossip is hardly uplifting.

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I don't disagree with seeing a Rubens of a nude body, but I don't believe in a nude body in action. With Rubens, thank goodness, they aren't in action.

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The most important thing in anyone's life is to be giving something.

The quality I can give is fun, joy and happiness. This is my gift.

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My mother was a journalist, so writing is not unnatural to me.

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Hollywood is like an empty wastebasket.

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Girls can do everything men can do...just backwards and in heels

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I don't know which I like best. I love the applause on the stage. But pictures are so fascinating - you reach many millions through them. And you make more money too.

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I've got enough nerve to do anything!

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Like most actors, I've always been grateful for Chinese restaurants;

they were often the only places that stayed open late enough for performers to get hot food after the show.

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I traveled with my mother, Lela, and there was never enough money.

I always had to roll down my silk stockings and carry a doll when we bought train tickets so I could go half-fare. If we had $3, we always figured how to tip for the trunks and still eat.

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I believe in living each day as it comes, to the best of my ability.

When it's done, I put it away, remembering that there will be a tomorrow to take it's place. If I have any philosophy, that's it. To me it's not a fatalistic attitude.

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