Gloria Swanson - Quotes

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Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don't know how.

Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don't know how.

I feel sure that unborn babies pick their parents.

I feel sure that unborn babies pick their parents.

As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.

As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.

Sam Wood, the director, made most of his money as a real estate agent; there was nothing of the temperamental artist about him. ---->>>

Sunset Boulevard opened in August 1950, and it was pronounced the best movie ever made about Hollywood. ---->>>

When I die, my epitaph should read: She Paid the Bills. That's the story of my private life. ---->>>

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.

My mother and I could always look out the same window without ever seeing the same thing. ---->>>

Nobody gets anything for nothing.

Nobody gets anything for nothing.

Fame was thrilling only until it became grueling. Money was fun only until you ran out of things to buy. ---->>>

I always anticipated difficulties in order to avoid scenes. ---->>>

We lived on the Key West Army Base. Key West for me was a tropical island paradise. ---->>>

I am a very pragmatic person. ---->>>

If you're 40 years old and you've never had a failure, you've been deprived.

If you're 40 years old and you've never had a failure, you've been deprived.

The only time I ever went hunting I remembered it as a grisly experience. ---->>>

The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour. ---->>>

I consider anybody who weighs over 200 pounds fat, and time was when I could not refrain from telling such people so. ---->>>

I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance.

I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance.

I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can't divorce a book. ---->>>

My sculpture is very personal; for years my subjects were family and close, close friends. ---->>>

I am big. It's the pictures that got small. ---->>>

I entered the cosmetics industry because I wanted more women to use cosmetics made with safe, healthful ingredients.

I entered the cosmetics industry because I wanted more women to use cosmetics made with safe, healthful ingredients.

Writing the story of your own life is a bit like drilling your own teeth.

Writing the story of your own life is a bit like drilling your own teeth.

All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year. ---->>>

All they had to do was put my name on a marquee and watch the money roll in. ---->>>

I was 25 and the most popular celebrity in the world, with the possible exception of my friend Mary Pickford. ---->>>

My greatest debt will always be to the movie-going public of yesterday and today, without whose love and devotion I would have had no story to tell. ---->>>

The major gossip columnists were more concerned with protecting the industry than with gunning down sinners. ---->>>

Your body is the direct result of what you eat as well as what you don't eat. ---->>>

After 16 years in pictures I could not be intimidated easily, because I knew where all the skeletons were buried. ---->>>

At 26 I felt myself a victim rather than a victor in the realm of pictures. ---->>>

The first feminine feature that goes, with advancing age, is the neck. ---->>>

The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish. ---->>>

Because I take care of my body, it doesn't look like the body of a woman of my years.

Because I take care of my body, it doesn't look like the body of a woman of my years.

I was the first celebrity in pictures to be marrying a titled European. ---->>>

The day I initiated divorce proceedings against Michael Farmer, I was ready to retire to a desert cave and rethink my life. ---->>>

By the time I was 15, my mother had turned me into a real clotheshorse. ---->>>

There was no place at all for me in my father's military world. ---->>>

From the first moment on the set I was consumed with curiousity about the technical side of shooting a sound picture. ---->>>

I didn't want to spend the rest of my life playing Norma Desmond over and over again. ---->>>

I doubted that there were Communists hiding behind every corporation desk and director's chair. ---->>>

I had starred in more than 30 successful films, six in a row directed by Cecil B. De Mille. ---->>>

In two months Joseph Kennedy had taken over my entire life, and I trusted him implicitly to make the most of it. ---->>>

Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic example of that person in the arts with lots of brains and drive but little taste or talent. ---->>>

One of the networks sent me a TV set to watch. I didn't care for the medium. It depressed me. ---->>>

Tennessee Williams was a gifted talker with a beautiful accent and we had lots of things in common. ---->>>

The English press treated the world premiere of my first talking picture as a major event. ---->>>

The Sennett system of making pictures was actually fun. You never knew what the person next to you was going to do. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: March 17, 1899
Birthplace: in Chicago, The United States
Die: 04-04, 1983
Occupation: Actress
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Gloria May Josephine Swanson (; March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress and producer best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. Swanson was also a star in the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B (wikipedia)