I don't need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.

— Shirley Maclaine

The most irresistibly Shirley Maclaine quotes that will inspire your inner self

It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.


I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.


And I think we'll be able to prove scientifically that other talents such as intuitive, psychic, clairvoyant and audiovoyant are very real.


Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.


Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.


A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused.


All life is a boomerang. We receive what we give.


The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.


I think in the end we all know that our best friend is ourselves.

We are born alone and we die alone. That's the journey.


The best way to get husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they are too old to do it.


...One individual is his or her own best teacher, and no other idol or false image should be worshiped or adored because the God we are all seeking lies inside oneself, not outside.


I've made so many movies playing a hooker that they don't pay me in the regular way anymore. They leave it on the dresser.


About Shirley Maclaine

Quotes 132 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

If you're comfortable with yourself-which everyone can get to, to some extent-that's when you start getting into who is your real self.


Crystals are amplifying minerals. You have a crystal in a radio - it amplifies the sound waves. You have a crystal in a television set - it amplifies the light waves. When you hold crystals, they amplify thought waves.


New York was the only city I knew in the world where you could be desperately lonely at nine in the morning, crossing the street for a bagel at Gristede's, and find that seven hours later you were drinking Irish coffee at P.J. Clarke's with all the friends you had inherited along the way.


Never trust a man when he's in love, drunk, or running for office.


You have to surrender to the energy above and below.


Sex is hardly ever just about sex.


Anything is possible if you believe you deserve it.


I hoped that the trip would be the best of all journeys: a journey into ourselves.


All you really need in life is some fresh water, a good hat, and a really good pair of shoes.


Maybe the tragedy of the human race was that we had forgotten that we are each divine.


I was always a character actress and never a sex symbol.

Even when I was the leading lady, I was a character actor.


Dance is an art that imprints on the soul.

It is with you every moment, it expresses itself in everything you do.


Then come the lights shining on you from above.

You are a performer. You forget all you learned, the process of technique, the fear, the pain, you even forget who you are you become one with the music, the lights, indeed one with the dance.


Prayer is speaking to God. Meditation is listening to God. Trust tranquility.


God bless that potential that we all have for making anything possible if we think we deserve it. I deserve this.


I realized that if what we call human nature can be changed, then absolutely anything is possible. From that moment my life changed.


Films and life are like clay, waiting for us to mold it.

And when you trust your own insides and that becomes achievement, it's a kind of principle that seems to me is at work with everyone. God bless that principle. God bless that potential that we all have for making anything possible if we think we deserve it.


Why do people have to love people anyway?


Audrey was the kind of person who when she saw someone else suffering tried to take their pain on herself. She was a healer. She knew how to love. You didn't have to be in constant contact with her to feel you had a friend. We always picked up right where we left off.


The spirit is something to be enjoyed.

It is not a harsh discipline. And I think people should take some time everyday for some kind of moving meditation, like Qigong or Tai Chi.


Once you get your own family clear in your head, whatever your problems are with it. You're better prepared for being an adult in the world.


He's a real gentleman. I bet he takes the dishes out of the sink before he pees in it.


The pain of leaving those you grow to love is only the prelude to understanding yourself and others.


It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he is in love, drunk, or running for office.


bonding through dependence never works, whereas bonding through freedom always does.


Nothing should be permanent except struggle with the dark side within ourselves.


... when things get rough, a breakthrough is just on the other side of the pain.


I'm a city girl and I never really lived in the country, so I'm learning about that.


Celebrate what is possible. Your beliefs will create your reality.


I have a lot of friends who come and stay, and we talk about the world.


When a child comes in, I believe that it's a 'multipersonhood,' and it knows it, its consciousness knows it, and it has a nuclei in the center of its consciousness that is the repository of all experience and all knowledge. And when you look in the eyes of your baby and you feel this sense that they are an old soul, I believe indeed they are.


no one ever really leaves Hollywood. No one really leaves unless they are called away by God. Even then, the impulse would be to come back again and make a movie about the experience.


My first few weeks in New York were an initiation into the kingdom of guts.


The pickings are pretty slim when you have to play the part of a housewife who doesn't go out of her apartment because she's afraid she's going to get mugged, or a woman who turns into her brother, who is a murderer.


You are the architect of your personal experience.


I watched my head rolling on the floor. It landed face up and a big tear came out of one eye.


You let the energy go wherever it wants.

I have such a rich spiritual life. Most people take drugs to experience that.