I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough.— Shirley Bassey
The most colorful Shirley Bassey quotes that are little-known but priceless
Diamonds never leave you... men do!
I'd like to run away From you, But if you didn't come And find me ... I would die.
It's hard for a man to live with a successful woman - they seem to resent you so much. Very few men are generous enough to accept success in their women.
No wedding bells for me anymore. I've been happily married to my profession for years.
I hate it when people come up to me when I'm eating.
I wanted to be a model; I wanted to be a nurse; I wanted to be so many things, almost anything but being part of show business.
How oddly do life and death jostle each other in this strange world of ours! How nearly allied are smiles and tears!
I was a wild kid. I was left to climb trees. And you know those railways logs, they piled them up, six feet apart, and I'd jump from one to the other. Without a safety net! I was an incredible tomboy.
You should never say "never."
I've always been the breadwinner and men don't like that.
They turn on you. They bite the hand that feeds them. Eventually, too, they become very jealous of the love one has with an audience.
I'm too busy putting my energies into my performance to be a diva.
I learned by standing in the wings and watching established acts on stage.
When I started singing, I couldn't be shut up.
You don't get older, you get better.
I'm always being asked if I watch 'The X Factor,' and I do from time to time.
I know it makes for great TV and that Simon Cowell has a real gift.
I decided to retire from show business at the age of 17, because I didn't like it a bit.
I'm a virgin and I brought up all my children to be the same.
You want success and then when you do get it, you don't want it because of the attention.
I'm not getting old. I'm getting better.
In truth, it requires not only a large intellect, but a large heart, to judge with becoming charity of the peculiar temptations of riches.