I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.— Shelley Winters
The most instructive Shelley Winters quotes that are little-known but priceless
I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic, and a progressive religious experience.
Whenever you want to marry someone, go have lunch with his ex-wife.
I'm not overweight. I'm just nine inches too short.
In those days, young stars, male and female, were all virgins until married, and if divorced, they returned magically to that condition.
I don't want to smoke cigars or go to stag parties, wear jockey shorts or pick up the check.
Every now and then, when you're on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It's a sound you can't get in movies or in television. It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you've hit them where they live.
I hate to tell you how old I am, but I reached the age of consent 75,000 consents ago.
Life is a constant process of change, for better or worse.
art is exposure. And until you've developed a degree of maturity to handle that knowledge, you are revealing what other people keep hidden.
I'm just a Ragetty Anne in a Barbie Doll World
Stardom can be very destructive - particularly if you believe in it.
Where do you go to get anorexia?
I have bursts of being a lady, but it doesn't last long.
sometimes in comedy you can make the audience feel poignancy stronger than you can with tears or anguish.
It was so cold I almost got married.
Good, bad, or indifferent - it doesn't matter, just work.
In Hollywood all the marriages are happy, it's trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems.
I was so cold the other day, I almost got married.
In Hollywood, all marriages are happy.
It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems.
The trouble with marrying an actor is they grab you in their arms, hold you close and tell you how wonderful they are.
To me, the theatre - I don't like to say it, but I'll say it - is a temple in a kind of way, where human beings go to be elevated.
Acting is the developing of one's own personality, too, you know.
That's what the public buys in a star, shall we say, the personality thing.
Security is when I'm very much in love with somebody extraordinary who loves me back.
If a play is good and you're effective in it, you suddenly hear a silence that is loud, and that moment makes the whole schmageggy business of an actor or an actress worthwhile, because you suddenly know that they are human beings like you, who are receiving something from you.
Now that I'm over sixty I'm veering toward respectability.
I did a picture in England one winter and it was so cold I almost got married.
We had a lot in common. I loved him and he loved him.
You have a lot of friends who love you dearly and you don't know who they are.
Acting is like painting pictures on bathroom tissues.
Ten minutes later you throw them away and they are gone.
All marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems.