I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.— Marlene Dietrich
The most lust Marlene Dietrich quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
Careful grooming may take twenty years off a woman's age, but you can't fool a flight of stairs.
To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life.
You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.
It's the friends you can call up at 4am that matter.
Champagne makes you feel like it's Sunday and better days are just around the corner.
Glamour is assurance. It is a kind of knowing that you are all right in every way, mentally and physically and in appearance, and that, whatever the occasion or the situation, you are equal to it.
Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.
In language gender is particularly confusing.
Why, please, should a table be male in German, female in French, and castrated in English?
Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.
Words can bruise and break hearts, and minds as well.
There are no black and blue marks, no broken bones to put in plaster casts, and therefore no prison bars for the offender.
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Tenderness is greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows.
A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
I do not think that we have a “right” to happiness. If happiness happens, say thanks.
H is for Hardware store: I'd rather go to the hardware store than the opera. And I like the opera.
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
I am at heart a gentleman.
Don't follow it blindly into every dark alley.
Always remember that you are not a model or a mannequin for which the fashion is created.
Most people who make movies are in real life a bitter disappointment.
I, on the other hand, am so much better in real life.
How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police yet - it's gone.
Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade.
Chanel was a workaholic. She must have had a lot to forget.
There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves.
For women, beauty is more important than the mind, because the man is easier to watch than to think.
Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.
Love affairs are the real only education in life.
In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact.
The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.
Lover's words: “How beautiful you are, now that you love me.”
Friendship is a precious gift that can't be bought or sold.
It's value is greater than mountains made of gold. If you shall ask God for a gift be thankful if he sends not diamonds pearls or riches but the love and trust of friends. It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
one should be afraid of life, not of death.
Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties.
A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
Morocco: Looks better in films.
If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.
Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
Soup not only warms you and is easy to swallow and to digest, it also creates the illusion in the back of your mind that Mother is there.
Until they come to see us from their planet, I wait patiently.
I hear them saying: Don't call us, we'll call you.
Gentleman. A man who buys two of the same morning paper from the doorman of his favorite nightclub when he leaves with his girl.
Courage and grace is a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring.
Logic is the key to an all-inclusive spiritual well-being.
Judging by the vast amount of cookbooks printed and sold in the United States one would think the American woman a fanatical cook. She isn't.
When you're dead, you're dead. That's it.
Where have all the flowers gone
Timing: The alpha and omega of aerialists, jugglers, actors, diplomats, publicists, generals, prizefighters, revolutionists, financiers, dictators, lovers.
Soft drinks: The gooey, bubbly sea drowning our American children.
Your daughter is your child for life.
I had no desire to be an film actress, to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash. It was always a big bother to me.