Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.

— Joan Crawford

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I need sex for a clear complexion, but I'd rather do it for love.

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I think that the most important thing a woman can have - next to talent, of course - is her hairdresser.

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Recently I heard a 'wise guy' story that I had a party at my home for twenty-five men. It's an interesting story, but I don't know twenty-five men I'd want to invite ta a party.

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If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend you don't need an analyst.

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Care for your clothes, like the good friends they are

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I never go outside unless I look like Joan Crawford the movie star.

If you want to see the girl next door, go next door.

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Well, we can skip childhood because I didn't have any.

Not one goddam moment on the Good Ship Lollipop.

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1. Find your own style and have the courage to stick to it. 2. Choose your clothes for your way of life. 3. Make your wardrobe as versatile as an actress. It should be able to play many roles. 4. Find your happiest colours - the ones that make you feel good. 5. Care for your clothes, like the good friends they are!

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Make your wardrobe as versatile as an actress. It should be able to play many roles.

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It is my intention to make no provision herein for my son Christopher or my daughter Christina for reasons which are well known to them.

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[To the mother of two unruly children in a restaurant after the woman said she really didn't know what to do with her children:] Have you tried infanticide?

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all that time hanging around the sets, watching Norma Shearer make the most of her three expressions, was a help.

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About Joan Crawford

Quotes 60 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

The 1930s Hollywood was capable of hurting me so much.

The things about Hollywood that could hurt me (when I first came) can't touch me now. I suddenly decided that they shouldn't hurt me - that was all.

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You have to be self-reliant and strong to survive in this town. Otherwise you will be destroyed.

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If you've earned a position, be proud of it.

Don't hide it. I want to be recognized. When I hear people say, 'There's Joan Crawford!' I turn around and say, 'Hi! How are you!'

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There was a saying around MGM: "Norma Shearer got the productions, Greta Garbo supplied the art, and Joan Crawford made the money to pay for both".

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Dammit, don't you dare ask God to help me!

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Hollywood is like life, you face it with the sum total of your equipment.

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I have always known what I wanted, and that was beauty... in every form.

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Women's Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are?

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If you start watching the oldies, you're in trouble.

I feel ancient if "Grand Hotel" or "The Bride Wore Red" comes on. I have a sneaking regard for "Mildred Pierce", but the others do nothing for me.

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They were grooming Doris Day to take over the top spot.

Jack L. Warner asked me to play her sister in one picture. I said, "Come on, Jack. No one could ever believe that I would have Doris Day for a sister."

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Send me flowers while I'm alive. They won't do me a damn bit of good after I'm dead.

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Nobody can imitate me. You can always see impersonations of Katharine Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. But not me. Because I've always drawn on myself only.

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Mr. Cukor is a hard task-master, a fine director and he took me over the coals giving me the roughest time I have ever had. And I am eternally grateful.

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I remember most clearly when a teenage Christopher spat in my face.

He said, "I hate you". It's pretty hard to overlook that. I couldn't.

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If I weren't a Christian Scientist, and I saw "Trog" advertised on a marquee across the street, I'd think I'd contemplate suicide.

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Not that anyone cares, but there's a right and wrong way to clean a house.

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Of all the actresses ... to me, only Faye Dunaway has the talent and the class and the courage it takes to make a real star.

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When television killed comedy and love stories, the movie makers went in slugging. They offered the downbeat, the degenerate as competition. This seems to me to be a sad campaign for Hollywood to use to combat box office disaster.

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Find your happiest colours - the ones that make you feel good.

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While making "Possessed", I wept each morning on my drive to the studio, and I wept all the way back home. I found it impossible to sleep at night, so I'd lie in bed contemplating the future. I fear it with all my heart and soul even as I fear the dark.

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Box-office poison? Mr. Louis B. Mayer always asserted that the studio had built Stage 22, Stage 24 and the Irving Thalberg Building, brick by brick, from the income on my pictures.

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Be afraid of nothing.

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Sensitive husbands don't like second billing.

I don't believe Franchot ever for a moment resented the fact that I was a star. Possibly he resented Hollywood's refusal to let him forget it. There was never a doubt in my mind that his talent was greater than mine.

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If I can't be me, I don't want to be anybody. I was born that way.

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It has been said that on screen I personified the American woman.

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Life deals from the bottom, sometimes, doesn't it?

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Sure, I'd play an ape if they asked me. Maurice Evans did.

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Then there's that 'You're only as old as you feel' business, which is true to a point, but you can't be Shirley Temple on the Good Ship Lollipop forever. Sooner or later, dammit, you're old.

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Sensitive husbands don't like second billing.

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I was born in front of a camera and really don't know anything else.

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I'd like to think every director I've worked with has fallen in love with me, I know Dorothy Arzner did.

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If you want to see the girl next door, go next door.

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There's nothing wrong with my tits, but I don't go around throwing them in people's faces!

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You know the troubles I've had with my two older children.

I can't understand why it turned out so badly. I tried to give them everything. I loved them and tried to keep them near me, even when they didn't return my love. Well, I couldn't make them love me, but they could have shown some respect. I couldn't insist on love, but I could insist on respect.

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The Democratic party is one that I've always observed.

I have struggled greatly in life from the day I was born, and I am honored to be a part of something that focuses on working class citizens and molds them into a proud specimen.

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I used to wash my hands every ten minutes.

I couldn't step out of the house unless I had gloves on. I wouldn't smoke a cigarette unless I opened the pack myself, and I would never use another cigarette out of that pack if someone else had touched it.

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