Gene Tierney - Quotes

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Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.

Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.

When you have spent an important part of your life playing Let's Pretend, it's often easy to see symbolism where none exists. ---->>>

Life is a little like a message in a bottle, to be carried by the winds and the tides.

Life is a little like a message in a bottle, to be carried by the winds and the tides.

Some women feel the best cure for a broken heart is a new beau.

Some women feel the best cure for a broken heart is a new beau.

I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction. ---->>>

I approached everything, my job, my family, my romances, with intensity. ---->>>

Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful. ---->>>

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind. ---->>>

I dated dozens of young men, had fun with all, made commitments to none.

I dated dozens of young men, had fun with all, made commitments to none.

I was fortunate enough to work under directors who were, most of them, brilliant, emotional men. ---->>>

When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb. ---->>>

Rehearsals and screening rooms are often unreliable because they can't provide the chemistry between an audience and what appears on the stage or screen. ---->>>

I followed the same diet for 20 years, eliminating starches, living on salads, lean meat, and small portions.

I followed the same diet for 20 years, eliminating starches, living on salads, lean meat, and small portions.

There were days that I worked all the time, without a layoff, or a rest, finishing one picture and reporting for another sometimes on the same day. ---->>>

I was going to live on my salary or go down swinging. ---->>>

Cars, furs, and gems were not my weaknesses. ---->>>

I had been offered a Hollywood contract before my 18th birthday. It gave me the spark I needed.

I had been offered a Hollywood contract before my 18th birthday. It gave me the spark I needed.

We cannot calculate the numbers of people who left, fled or were fished out of Europe just ahead of the Holocaust. ---->>>

In the months leading up to World War II, there was a tendency among many Americans to talk absently about the trouble in Europe. Nothing that happened an ocean away seemed very threatening. ---->>>

I have a role now that I think becomes me. I am a grandmother. ---->>>

Those who become mentally ill often have a history of chronic pain. ---->>>

Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test. ---->>>

It was the fashion of the time, still is, to feel that all actors are neurotic, or they would not be actors. ---->>>

Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set. ---->>>

I ask myself: Would I have been any worse off if I had stayed home or lived on a farm instead of shock treatments and medication? ---->>>

I knew I could not cope with the future unless I was able to rediscover the past. ---->>>

I remember the 1940s as a time when we were united in a way known only to that generation. We belonged to a common cause-the war. ---->>>

I'm not sure I can explain the nature of Jack Kennedy's charm, but he took life just as it came. ---->>>

My departure from Hollywood was described as a walk-out. No one understood that I was cracking up. ---->>>

I loved to eat. For all of Hollywood's rewards, I was hungry for most of those 20 years. ---->>>

The Howard Hughes I knew began to change after his plane crash in 1941. ---->>>

Houses are one of my passions. I probably should have been an interior decorator. ---->>>

I am not the kind of woman who excuses her mistakes while reminding us of what used to be. ---->>>

I do not recall spending long hours in front of a mirror loving my reflection. ---->>>

The word actress has always seemed less a job description to me than a title. ---->>>

Throughout my career, I was to be cast as a frontier girl, an aristocrat, an Arabian, a Eurasian, a Polynesian, and a Chinese. ---->>>

Trying to make order out of my life was like trying to pick up a jellyfish. ---->>>

Chaplin was notoriously strict with his sons and rarely gave them spending money. ---->>>

I always tried to play my hunches. ---->>>

In later years, I craved foods that were almost always fattening. ---->>>

I was fine when it came to cheering up others, not so fine with myself. ---->>>

Children don't understand about people loving each other and then suddenly not. ---->>>

About my career I was serious and earnest, sometimes impatient. ---->>>

I simply did not want my face to be my talent. ---->>>

Fonda and Gary Cooper had the best sense of timing of all the actors I knew. ---->>>

Men are wonderful. I adore them. They always give you the benefit of the doubt. ---->>>

I had no romantic interest in Gable. I considered him an older man. ---->>>

I hole up now and then and do nothing for days but read. ---->>>

I learned quickly at Columbia that the only eye that mattered was the one on the camera. ---->>>

I used to annoy my father by telling him how much I felt luck was with me. ---->>>

The Hollywood structure was monopolistic, run by four or five big studios. ---->>>

The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the tragedy of my daughter's unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings. ---->>>

As an actress, I was trained to show emotion I did not feel, or no emotion at all. ---->>>

Day after day, I spent long afternoons in the talent pool, being told how to walk, how to talk, how to sit. ---->>>

For years it never occurred to me to question the judgment of those in charge at the studio. ---->>>

Hollywood can be hard on women, but it did not cause my problems. ---->>>

I needed to be accepted, not humored. I intended to act. ---->>>

I used up every cent I earned as an actress. ---->>>

I was not cut out to be a rebel. ---->>>

I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices. ---->>>

In my early days in Hollywood I tried to be economical. I designed my own clothes, much to my mother's distress. ---->>>

It is difficult to write about any form of mental disease, especially your own, without sounding as if you were examining a bug under glass. ---->>>

My mother would not talk to me for weeks, would not stay under my roof for as long as I was married to Oleg. ---->>>

Unlike the stage, I never found it helpful to be good in a bad movie. ---->>>

What a different world it was when I first sailed for Europe in 1930, with my mother, sister, and brother to spend six months abroad. ---->>>

When I met Jack Kennedy, he was a serious young man with a dream. He was not a womanizer, not as I understood the term. ---->>>

I had known Cole Porter in Hollywood and New York, spent many a warm hour at his home, and met the talented and original people who were drawn to him. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 11-19, 1920
Birthplace: in Brooklyn , The United States
Die: 11-06, 1991
Occupation: Actress

Gene Eliza Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as a great beauty, she became established as a leading lady. Tierney was best known for her portrayal of the title character in the film Laura (1944), and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Ellen Berent Harland in Leave Her to Heaven (1945) (wikipedia)