Reality is something you rise above.

— Liza Minnelli

The most delighting Liza Minnelli quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

There are so many girls, and so few princes.

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It was no great tragedy being Judy Garland's daughter.

I had tremendously interesting childhood years -- except they had little to do with being a child.

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My mother gave me my drive but my father gave me my dreams.

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I came out of the womb looking for the camera angle

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She (Judy Garland) was a friend of mine, a trying friend, but a friend.

That is what I tell myself: She did everything she ever wanted to do. She never really denied herself anything for me. See, I say, she had a wonderful life; she did what she wanted to do. And I have no right to change her fulfillment into my misery. I'm on my own broom now.

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I rely on regular chiropractic care to keep in shape for my strenuous type of acting and singing.

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Anything is possible in this world. I really believe that.

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I mean, I inherited the disease of alcoholism, and I learned early to get help when I needed it. I always went to people who knew more than I did.

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She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great-but how to laugh through it.

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Well, I'll tell you something, this wedding is something that I will always, always cherish. It was a show of love and support and kindness like I'd never seen from the people, and that's who I entertain. I entertain the people.

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Well, we have theatrical parties. It's not me singing. People like to get up and jam on the piano.

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Never stop moving, or you'll stop moving.

I go to dance class every morning, and it's just good to stay strong; I like being healthy.

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About Liza Minnelli

Quotes 53 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

I have two false hips, a wired-up right knee, two crushed discs and scoliosis.

If I don't dance, I seize up.

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In Hollywood now when people die they don't say, 'Did he leave a will?' but 'Did he leave a diary?'

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What good is sitting all alone in your room?

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He [Gene Kelly] once told me dancing was a man's game, as much of a sport as baseball itself. And he made us believe that. He changed our minds and suddenly, all of America wanted to dance just like Gene Kelly.

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I've said it before, but it's absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.

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It's a waste of time to think about what I should have done and what I didn't.

I really believe in that. That's how I react to the if-onlys of life. To moan and groan about something I shouldn't have done, could have done, might have done...who knows? It is what it is. You got what you got. I live my life one day at a time.

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Growing up in Hollywood it seemed like every kid was the child of some star.

We had no idea that other people would think we were special, because there was no other lifestyle to compare it to.

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To the general public, show business may just mean the artistic part, but the dollar and cents element is the reality every performer has to face.

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Growing up in Hollywood it seemed like every kid was the child of some star.

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I am deeply saddened by the death of my dear friend, Dudley Moore.

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Some people think reality must be constantly depressing, but I think reality is something you rise above.

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I walk fast. Keep moving. Always be a moving target. Marilyn Monroe taught me that.

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I had a one day slip, Matt. So what do you do? You get up and you go on, and you try not to do it again.

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I consider myself an actress first, a dancer second, and a singer third.

Why? Because the dancer needs a reason to move-that's the actor informing the dancer. So I worked on my acting and gradually developed a singing voice.

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I'm always looking at the next thing.

I'm too curious to look back...it's very hard to be unhappy when you're curious and grateful. You're busy. You don't have time to be unhappy. My biggest talent is I know who is more talented than I am. I find them and I go to them, and I learn.

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I've got a good life, and I don't think anything can rock that anymore.

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Bleeding feet will bond us.

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(in the film "That's Entertainment!" - 1974) Thank God for film, it can capture a moment and hold it there forever. If anyone ever asks you: "Who were they?" or "What made them so good?" I think a reel of film answers that question.

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Don't listen to anyone who doesn't know how to dream

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(on Marilyn Monroe) I was walking down Broadway with her and nobody was stopping us. She was going to (Stella Adler's) actors' studio, and she was taking me to show me what it was all about. And I said to her: "How come nobody is taking your picture?" She said: "Well, watch." She took her scarf off, straightened her shoulders, and draped something another way, and we were surrounded. It must have been 400 people. And I said: "Now I know why!"

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So I would dance and she would sing, and it was kind of a family thing.

Performing was part of our world.

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I feel like there's a world of possibilities out there.

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You don't know how to handle anything today, because you have to go to jail to get some press or fall down drunk.

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I feel like I haven't done my best work yet.

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The regrets of yesterday and the fear of tomorrow can kill you.

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What I'm saying is that I tried very hard to give them my reality and my reality is kind of interesting.

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No, I'm a theatrical, live performer or a movie performer.

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You see, that's another thing that my parents gave me: an enormously great sense of humor.

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If we had a hard time, my mother would sit me down and we would talk about it, and she kept talking and kept processing until we started to laugh about it.

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My mother was an artist and highly strung, whereas my father was much calmer.

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Well, when I was growing up it was Ozzie and Harriet on TV - nobody's parents were like that.

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And what I liked the most about any project was that when it was good, you had a bunch of people trying to accomplish something together who were all acting together as one - that's the most exciting time for me.

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My family's been in show business since the 1700s.

I traced them. I'm bred to this. Like a racehorse. A thoroughbred. Look at my parents, my God. But it was my curiosity that made me do this. Because you could also say: "Look at Frank Sinatra Jr." It's not like a natural thing that happens. You gotta work.

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I'm not a very good singer. I just know how to present a song, and honey, I think I've been through enough to do it right.

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I'm fine, and my hips are fine. My false knee is fine. My false hips are fine. Everything's cooking.

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It was like Mama suddenly realized I was good, that she didn't have to apologize for me. It was the strangest feeling. One minute I was on stage with my mother, the next moment I was on stage with Judy Garland. One minute she smiled at me, and the next minute she was like the lioness that owned the stage and suddenly found somebody invading her territory. The killer instinct of a performer had come out in her.

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I mean, I inherited the disease of alcoholism, and I learned early to get help when I needed it.

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