There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.

— Vicki Baum

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Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.

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Worries are the most stubborn habits in the world.

Even after a poor man has won a huge lottery prize, he will still for months wake up in the night with a start, worrying about food and rent.

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Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.

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The most remarkable thing about Hollywood is that it does not exist.

... Hollywood, in a word, has no center, never had one, no city hall, court house, church, square, or rather it probably has some of those but they're so aimlessly thrown in with the general jumble ... that I, for one, never found them.

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Pity is the deadliest feeling that can be offered to a woman.

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I was growing tired of all the fussing and prevaricating, of the stolen hours and the secret rendez-vous; of the small indignities and broad discomfort that are part and parcel of adultery.

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To me, writing is not a profession. You might as well call living a profession. Or having children. Anything you can't help doing.

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cats will be clean in a pigsty while pigs will be dirty in a marble hall.

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You don't get ulcers from what you eat. You get them from what's eating you.

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Courage comes and goes. Hold on for the next supply.

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men don't make different mistakes at different periods of their lives.

They make the same mistake over and over again and they pay a bigger and bigger price for it.

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when we are young our parents run our life; when we get older, our children do.

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About Vicki Baum

Quotes 29 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Novelist
Birthday October 16

People don't speak of hunger when they know what it is to be hungry.

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A man with money to pay for a meal can talk about hunger without demeaning himself. ... But for a man with no money hunger is a disgrace.

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in the big city nobody has time to make friends. The big city is a big solitude.

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Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.

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serious difficulties don't vanish by themselves, they are standing around your bed when you open the eyes the next morning.

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Perfection bores me, in art, in music; most of all, in people. Luckily, perfection is rare.

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To be a Jew is a destiny

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What I like about Hollywood is that one can get along by knowing two words of English -- SWELL and LOUSY.

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A writer should always have some profession which brings him into close contact with the reality's of life.

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A woman who is loved always has success.

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patience is an integral part of talent.

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He who does not move with the times is a dead man

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Curious, how each one of us secretly carries his private cemetery around with him and watches it filling up with ever new graves. The last one to be our own.

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There is a need for heroism in American life today.

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I've been in New York only a few days and I have learned only two words of your language: one is Swell, and the other is Lousy. ... 'It's swell to be with you and excuse, please, my lousy English!

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the seat of the greatest patriotic loyalties is in the stomach.

Long after giving up all attachment to the land of his birth, the naturalized American citizen holds fast to the food of his parents.

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