Life is hard. After all, it kills you.

Katharine Hepburn on funny
208

If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.

Katharine Hepburn on enjoyment
30

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get--only with what you are expecting to give--which is everything.

Katharine Hepburn on love
29

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.

Katharine Hepburn on marriage
18

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.

Katharine Hepburn on rules
15

Without discipline, there is no life at all.

Katharine Hepburn on discipline
13
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It's what I wish for you...a life with no regrets.

You can't change the music of your soul.

Katharine Hepburn on soul
11

I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky.

Katharine Hepburn on art
7

As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.

Katharine Hepburn on work
6

Enemies are so stimulating.

Katharine Hepburn on enemy
6

Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer.

Katharine Hepburn on power
6

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.

Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

Katharine Hepburn on men
5
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Never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.

About Katharine Hepburn

Name Katharine Hepburn
Quotes 49 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16
About Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Known for her headstrong independence and spirited personality, Hepburn's career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned more than 60 years. She cultivated a screen persona that matched this public image, and regularly played strong-willed, sophisticated women.
Top topics life, love, regrets, acting, actors

To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts.

It makes it easier to stoop the next time.

Katharine Hepburn on character
5

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.

Katharine Hepburn on change
4

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.

Katharine Hepburn on regret
3

Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around.

Katharine Hepburn on life
3

Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I'm past that age.

Katharine Hepburn on age
3

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.

Katharine Hepburn on expecting
3
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If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.

If you're given a choice between money and sex appeal, take the money.

As you get older, the money will become your sex appeal.

Katharine Hepburn on money
2

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.

Katharine Hepburn on housewife
2

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.

Katharine Hepburn on fun
1

My greatest strength is common sense.

I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.

Katharine Hepburn on baker
1

Without discipline, there's no life at all.

Katharine Hepburn on discipline
1

Only the really plain people know about love --the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they very soon exhaust their talents.

Katharine Hepburn on love
1

Acting is the perfect idiot's profession.

Katharine Hepburn on actors
1

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.

Katharine Hepburn on regret
0

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.

Katharine Hepburn on motivational
0

Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.

Katharine Hepburn on marriage
0

The most minor gifts and not a very high class way to earn a living.

After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.

Katharine Hepburn on actors
0

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.

Katharine Hepburn on hollywood
0

I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.

Katharine Hepburn on women
0

Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.

Katharine Hepburn on women
0

If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.

Katharine Hepburn on actors
0

It's a business you go into because you're an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.

Katharine Hepburn on actors
0

What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.

Katharine Hepburn on chocolate
0

It's what I wish for you...a life with no regrets.

Katharine Hepburn on life
0

When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous.

Katharine Hepburn on act
0

It's life isn't it? You plow ahead and make a hit.

And you plow on and someone passes you. Then someone passes them. Time levels.

Katharine Hepburn on ahead
0

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything

Katharine Hepburn on love
0

If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.

Katharine Hepburn on katharine
0

Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.

Katharine Hepburn on death
0

It's a business you go into because your an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.

Katharine Hepburn on business
0

Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I've had my share.

But whatever happens to you, you still have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analyses, you have got not to forget to laugh.

Katharine Hepburn on laughter
0

Only the really plain people know about love - the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents.

Katharine Hepburn on create
0

My greatest strength is... common sense. I'm really a standard brand -- like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.

Katharine Hepburn on coffee
0

It's a rather rude gesture, but at least it's clear what you mean.

Katharine Hepburn on clear
0

Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.

Katharine Hepburn on acting
0

I have always lived my life exactly as I wanted.

I've tried to please no one but myself...but I'm entirely content. I can sit back in my old age and not regret a single moment, not wish to change a single thing. It's what I wish for you...a life with no regrets.

Katharine Hepburn on life
0

It's what I wish for you...a life with no regrets.

Katharine Hepburn on regrets
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