Life is hard. After all, it kills you.— Katharine Hepburn
The most courageous Katharine Hepburn quotes that are free to learn and impress others
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get--only with what you are expecting to give--which is everything.
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
It's what I wish for you...a life with no regrets.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.
Kindness is one of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon another.
If someone is in need, lend them a helping hand. Do not wait for a thank you. True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return.
As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.
Never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.
The thing about life is that you must survive.
Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough. Not in the sense of being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making a deadly effort not to be defeated.
Never complain. Never explain.
I have no romantic feelings about age.
Either you are interesting at any age or you are not. There is nothing particularly interesting about being old - or being young, for that matter.
If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I've just done what I damn well wanted to, and I've made enough money to support myself, and ain't afraid of being alone
If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
What the hell-you might be right, you might be wrong...but don't just avoid.
I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does.
The stupid things you do, you regret... if you have any sense, and if you don't regret them, maybe you're stupid.
I would have been a terrible mother because I'm basically a very selfish human being. Not that that has stopped most people going off and having children.
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.
Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
Few people know what they mean when they say, "I love you.
" ... Well, what does the word love mean? It means total interest. I think the reason very few people really fall in love with anyone is they're not willing to pay the price. The price is you have to adjust yourself to them.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Nobody owes anybody anything; it's up to each individual to set high standards for himself or herself, and to set about working hard and creating a solid future.
The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
You give because you love and cannot help giving.
The calla lilies are in bloom again. Such a strange flower—suitable to any occasion. I carried them on my wedding day, and now I place them here in memory of something that has died.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts.
It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
It's a business you go into because your an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.
Don't give in! Make your own trail. Don't moan. Don't complain. Think positively.
It's not what you start in life, it's what you finish.
The time to make up your mind about people is never.
It's a rather rude gesture, but at least it's clear what you mean.
Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer.
I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear.
If you follow all of the rules, you'll miss all of the fun.
If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn't interest you, don't do it - I would have made a terrible mother.
It is the plain women who know about love; the beautiful women are too busy being fascinating.
If you need a helping hand, you can find one at the end of your arm.
As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.
I think everyone is an opportunist if they have an opportunity.
"Isn't it fun getting older?" is really a terrible fallacy.
That's like saying I prefer driving an old car with a flat tire.
Without discipline, there is no life at all.
I'm an atheist, and that's it. I believe there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for people.
I loved Spencer Tracy. I would have done anything for him.
There are no laurels in life, just new challenges.
Being an actor is such a humiliating experience because you are selling yourself to the public, your face, your personality, and that is humiliating. As you get older, it becomes more humiliating because you've got less to sell.
People think that I'm tough and strong and that I kicked my way through everything. But they are wrong. The truth is that when I was young I was adorable and a trembling wreck.
I'm a legend because I've survived over a long period of time and still seem to be master of my fate - I'm still paddling the goddamned boat myself.