Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

— Lauren Bacall

The most seductive Lauren Bacall quotes that will inspire your inner self

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.

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Life is amazing, life is odd. Life is not what you expected it to be. Things happen... Growing up takes longer than you think.

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You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.

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Lauren Bacall quote No one has ever written a romance better

No one has ever written a romance better than we lived it.

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Standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards in a rapidly changing world.

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You learn to cope with whatever you have to cope with.

I spent my childhood in New York, riding on subways and buses. And you know what you learn if you're a New Yorker? The world doesn't owe you a damn thing.

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Legends are all to do with the past and nothing to do with the present.

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The best things in life are clean living, good works, and big saphires. And not in that order.

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Find me a man who's interesting enough to have dinner with and I'll be happy.

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I am essentially a loner.

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Being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be.

You are welcoming to everyone when you're a liberal. You do not have a small mind.

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You spend a good part of your adult life acquiring things: building a home, filling it with objects that please your eye and make you feel comfortable. Then you spend the last part of your life trying to figure out how to get rid of it all.

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I hope I'm thought of as not just a showbiz personality, but as someone who has lived a life and who has hopefully made a contribution to something along the way - someone who is a human being as well as an actress.

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About Lauren Bacall

Quotes 112 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

Looking at yourself in a mirror isn't exactly a study of life.

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A woman isn't complete without a man. But where do you find a man - a real man - these days?

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When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about Tom Cruise.

His whole behavior is so shocking.

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How in hell can you handle love without turning your life upside down? That's what love does, it changes everything.

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It's not an old movie if you haven't seen it.

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In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity.

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I remember my oldest son, Steve, saying to me once, 'I don't ever remember seeing you with an apron on.' And I thought, that's right, honey, you did not. That was his concept of what a mother should be.

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Isn't hope an incredible, a wonderfully demented thing?

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I used to tremble from nerves so badly that the only way I could hold my head steady was to lower my chin practically to my chest and look up at Bogie. That was the beginning of The Look.

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I find that through the sad times, work is what made my continuing, not breaking down, possible. In work, I was always someone else and I subconsciously reveled in that.

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[Katharine Hepburn] was much stronger, much more opinionated than I am or ever was, and it was considered attractive on her. But not on me. I don't know. Maybe her Bryn Mawr accent was more appealing than mine.

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I have made mistakes in the past and been in movies that really weren't good, and that I needed the money at the time, or something -- and the money wasn't even that great. But I needed it, and... they come back on television, those movies... to haunt you. And it's a nightmare!

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I'm not a sedentary person. I've always been active.

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If goodness is its own reward, shouldn't we get a little something for being naughty?

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How many women do we know who were continually kissed by Clark Gable, William Powell, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy and Fredric March? Only one: Myrna Loy...

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I always brought up my children not to believe in Mothers Day gifts, and now I regret it.

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I don't sit around thinking that I'd like to have another husband;

only another man would make me think that way.

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Young people, even in Hollywood, ask me, 'Were you really married to Humphrey Bogart?' 'Well, yes, I think I was,' I reply.

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I don't think being the only child of a single parent helped.

I was always a little unsteady in my self-belief. Then there was the Jewish thing. I love being Jewish, I have no problem with it at all. But it did become like a scar, with all these people saying you don't look it.

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You can't always be a leading lady.

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I'm crazy enough to believe in taking chances in every way, in making choices and gambling with your life. That's the kind of gambling I believe in.

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I like to work with really good professional people - anyone with real talent.

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It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially.

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You can't start worrying about what's going to happen.

You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now.

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His (Frank Sinatra) attention span was not long, shall we say.

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I am not a has-been. I am a will be.

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If you want me just whistle. You know how to whistle don't you? Just put your lips together and blow.

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After the age of 30 in the movie profession, you're pretty well over as far as the casting people are concerned.

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Growing up takes longer than you think.

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I'll miss Hollywood. Of the twenty friends I thought I had, I'll miss the six I really had.

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All actors are terrified - they just learn how to control it.

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I was this flat-chested, big-footed, lanky thing.

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In the world of relationships, possibly the most complicated, uncommon, hard to find, hard to keep and most rewarding has got to be friendship.

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I finally felt that I came into my own when I went on the stage.

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Sophie, my dog, is the high in the highlights of my life.

Even through rain, snow, ice, and general laziness, she is the reason I smile when I wake up and a comfort to me continually. I could never have imagined that a now five-pound, six-ounce dog would take over my life. But it has happened, and I am happy to have someone to look after and share my moods with.

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They're guys who want to screw around all the time, which interests me not at all. God knows we've done that, been there, and we don't want to do that any more.

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The early romance was the most romantic experience I have ever had in my life - far surpassing anything I might've dreamed of or imagined, it was quite amazing. When you are young and it's your first love and you are just carried away by it and that's all you can think about.

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