I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others.— Grace Kelly
The most passioned Grace Kelly quotes that are little-known but priceless
I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets.
When at last I took the time to look into the heart of a flower, it opened up a whole new world; a world where every country walk would be an adventure, where every garden would become an enchanted one.
I've been accused of being cold, snobbish, distant.
Those who know me well know that I’m nothing of the sort. If anything, the opposite is true. But is it too much to ask to want to protect your private life, your inner feelings? Lots of things touch me and I don’t want to be indiscreet.
I love walking in the woods, on the trails, along the beaches.
I love being part of nature. I love walking alone. It is therapy. One needs to be alone, to recharge one's batteries.
I never say 'never,' and I never say 'always.'
A person has to keep something to herself or you're life is just a layout in a magazine.
Mr. Hitchcock taught me everything about cinema. It was thanks to him that I understood that murder scenes should be shot like love scenes and love scenes like murder scenes.
I've had happy moments in my life, but I don't think that happiness-- being happy-- is a perpetual state that anyone can be in. Life isn't that way.
The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.
Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery.
Our life dictates a certain kind of wardrobe.
Hollywood amuses me. Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality
When Ava Gardner get in a taxi, the driver knows at once she’s Ava Gardner.
It’s the same for Lana Turner or Elizabeth Taylor, but not for me. I’m never Grace Kelly, I’m always someone who looks like Grace Kelly.
A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.
Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
If anybody starts using me as scenery, I'll return to New York.
Having a [teenage] daughter is like riding a young horse over an unknown steeplechase course. You don't know when to pull up the reins, when to let the horse have its head - or what.
It would be very sad if children had no memories before those of school.
What they need most is the love and attention of their mother.
As an unmarried woman, I was thought to be a danger.
The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.
For a woman, forty is torture, the end.
At times I think I actually hate Hollywood. I have many acquaintances there, but few friends.
I work hard in social work, public relations, and raising the Grimaldi heirs.
I don't like yelling and fighting, and I can't quarrel.
This is one night I wish I smoked and drank.
Getting angry doesn't solve anything.
I don't want to be married to someone who feels inferior to my success or because I make more money than he does.
I'll be goddamned if I'm going to stay in a business where I have to get up earlier and earlier and it takes longer and longer for me to get in front of a camera.
What I've learned in the past 12 years of recording (I made my first CD at 12) is how important it is to find one's authentic voice.
Anger and anger can not solve any problem.
When I married Prince Rainier, I married the man and not what he represented or what he was. I fell in love with him without giving a thought to anything else.
I loved acting. I didn’t particularly like being a movie star.
The concept of what I want to do as an artist has not changed at all.
When I was seven years old, I fell in love with writing songs and knew I wanted to make music and play it for a lot of people. Back then I said I wanted to heal people with music and bring them together. I called my music, "PAZZ," which means pop and jazz. To this day, all of those things still ring crystal clear.
My nerves could use a drink.
I don't want to dress up a picture with just my face.
Other women looked on me as a rival. And it pained me a great deal.
I am basically a feminist. I think that women can do anything they decide to do.
One way in which all of us can help to combat the current wave of public indecency which threatens to undermine Western civilization is to concentrate upon and increase the solidarity of the family. This solidarity begins with a child at the mother's breast.
It's easy to record songs. Anyone can make a track on garage band. I've been on the search to find that incredibly authentic place of sound and intention that only I can bring. Everyone has their own expression. I'm still on that quest and I hope to always be.
I was hired to be an actress, not a personality for the press.
I do isometrics in church so while I'm doing my soul some good, I'm doing my body some good, too.
The idea of my life as a fairy tale is itself a fairy tale.
My parents, despite their serious attitude toward life in general, and that of their children in particular, were very broadminded people. There was no such thing as a bad profession for them. As I was their daughter, they knew that, whatever profession I chose, I would do it well. That was enough for them. There was always trust among the Kellys.