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I can't explain chemistry. I really can't. I haven't got a clue what it's all about. It just happens. It's like falling in love. You can't explain why you fall in love or explain why it's this particular person.

I can't explain chemistry. I really can't. I haven't got a clue what it's all about. It just happens. It's like falling in love. You can't explain why you fall in love or explain why it's this particular person.

You have to be very, very good looking to get ahead in motion pictures. ---->>>

All you have to do is say, 'I'm going home,' and you're the most popular girl at the party.

All you have to do is say, 'I'm going home,' and you're the most popular girl at the party.

I find it easier to abstain than do a little bit of anything. I'm not a 'little bit' kind of dame. I want it all, whatever I do. ---->>>

I don't think there's any thrill in the world like doing work you're good at. ---->>>

My idea of serenity - that wonderful word that everybody's trying to get into their life - is call-waiting. ---->>>

Diabetes is a lousy, lousy disease.

Diabetes is a lousy, lousy disease.

Fear is the base of what everybody does wrong in their lives. ---->>>

There will always be ladies who lunch. Always. And apparently they live a long time. ---->>>

You cannot tell an audience a lie. They know it before you do; before it's out of your mouth, they know it's a lie. ---->>>

I love Birmingham, Michigan. It's lovely - you know, it's very similar to the Hamptons. ---->>>

You can't be funny unless you're tragic, and you can't be tragic unless you're funny. ---->>>

I compare Stephen Sondheim with humor, because humor is unanalyzable. You can't analyze humor. You just have to get through it.

I compare Stephen Sondheim with humor, because humor is unanalyzable. You can't analyze humor. You just have to get through it.

I tell the truth, and it has gotten me into a lot of trouble. My dad used to say to me, 'If you tell the truth all day long, you will end up in jail.' ---->>>

Audiences are not strangers to me. They're the best friends I've got in my life. ---->>>

I have not had any of that surgical stuff. I am too curious to find out exactly how I progress every day of my life naturally. That is what fascinates me. ---->>>

This age thing is all up to you. It's like happiness is up to you. You just have to understand what it is before you get it.

This age thing is all up to you. It's like happiness is up to you. You just have to understand what it is before you get it.

These performers that go on about their technique and craft - oh, puleeze! How boring! I don't know what 'technique' means. But I do know what experience is. ---->>>

As a diabetic, I'm a walking picnic. I have to eat measured amounts of food at certain times. ---->>>

I am not influenced by other human beings. But I am inspired. ---->>>

I don't have a great talent for explaining myself in acting because I can't explain it. ---->>>

I think the most interesting New Yorkers are the people who were not born here. ---->>>

I'm funny when I want to be. And I'm even funny when I don't want to be. ---->>>

Talent is seductive.

Talent is seductive.

I have no intention of retiring. Even my blood sugar is better when I'm working. ---->>>

I'm a good acting partner for me... when I don't have anyone else, I do really well! ---->>>

I always say, 'If you can't give a reason for the banana peel being in the alley, then don't have the comic slide over it.' Do you understand what I mean? First explain how the banana peel got there quickly. And then there's a reason for all the comedy. ---->>>

Let me tell you about those convents. All that crap about extending the pinkie finger while sipping tea is a myth. Convent schools are breeding grounds for great broads and occasionally one-of-the-boys. Convent schools teach you to play against everything, which is what I'm still doing. ---->>>

What I want to understand is what I am talking about on the stage. What I don't want to understand is what the government is talking about when the government tells me about taxes. ---->>>

When I want to do something badly enough, I do it, but there is a practical side of me that thinks I should be paid fairly. ---->>>

I love reviews. Anybody who tells you they don't read reviews is a liar. ---->>>

Talent is very dangerous. It alienates people.

Talent is very dangerous. It alienates people.

I never found anyone who could look after me as well as I could look after myself. ---->>>

Making clever speeches takes a lot of work and a lot of time. ---->>>

All of the writing on '30 Rock' is a joy to go into. It's pretty hot stuff. ---->>>

Certain type of actresses get younger instead of older. I always say, 'Only ingenues age.' ---->>>

I care about money, very much. I want it. I don't ever want to be without it. My mother once said about me, 'Elaine has to have money.' ---->>>

I don't have to go to a doctor and have my face changed. It terrifies me that women do that. ---->>>

I don't want to see a movie twice. I don't want to do anything twice. ---->>>

I'm a hotel baby, absolutely: it's hard to think of a hotel I haven't stayed in. ---->>>

New Yorkers stop me on the street all the time to say, 'You're terrific! You're the nuts!' ---->>>

There's something that really frightens me - and that's fear. ---->>>

Why haven't I made more movies? Nobody asked me. ---->>>

You never know what is happening to yourself when it is happening. ---->>>

I could have made a lot of money doing 'Golden Girls,' and I would have been good. But the image of it! And for me to work with Betty White every day would be like taking cyanide. ---->>>

I love holidays in New York. I love 'em. I want to celebrate something all the time, and New York has holidays for every day of the week, practically. I like holidays in New York City. ---->>>

If I see a great performance on television, onstage, in the movies, I go to work the next day with a renewed energy and less fear. These great artists take me out of my life and make me want to go there. ---->>>

The closer a part is to you, the harder it is to play. Anything else is just imitation. If I'm playing a Russian countess, I get the hat, the accent, the outrageousness. Easy. Playing a murderess? Perfect. ---->>>

There's certainly nothing lasting and definite about the theater. ---->>>

I don't wear a wig. I'd feel terrible onstage with a wig. I hate to be so 'Actors Studio'-ish, but I like to feel it's me out there. ---->>>

I like being talked about. I think some people really don't... because they're secure enough and they don't need that. ---->>>

I think it's the wrong way around to say, 'When you get older move to the country.' I think when you get older you move to New York. ---->>>

Betty White is probably a very nice woman.

Betty White is probably a very nice woman.

For me, going to London is like coming home. In fact, I've often entertained the idea of ending my days there. ---->>>

I do believe in the infallibility of the Pope, because I think we have to believe in something. ---->>>

My movie career - if such a thing even exists - is laughable. ---->>>

The people in New York - their humor is on a level that goes, uh, very deep, you know? ---->>>

When I'm playing comedy, it is such a crap shoot of what will work and what won't. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-02, 1925
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Die: 07-17, 2014
Occupation: Actress
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Elaine Stritch (February 2, 1925 – July 17, 2014) was an American actress and singer, known for her work on Broadway. She made her professional stage debut in 1944 and appeared in numerous stage plays, musicals, feature films and television series. She was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1995 (wikipedia)