Tallulah Bankhead - Quotes

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If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.

If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.

I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late start without me. ---->>>

Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don't have time. ---->>>

Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there's no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds.

Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there's no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds.

(On seeing a former lover for the first time in years) I thought I told you to wait in the car.

(On seeing a former lover for the first time in years) I thought I told you to wait in the car.

If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience. ---->>>

The less I behave like Whistler's mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after. ---->>>

It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work - the night watchman. ---->>>

There is less in this than meets the eye. ---->>>

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.

The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes - only sooner. ---->>>

I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.

I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.

Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once. ---->>>

Nobody can be exactly me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it. ---->>>

Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it. ---->>>

I'm as pure as the driven slush. ---->>>

They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum. ---->>>

I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right. ---->>>

It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time. ---->>>

My heart is as pure as the driven slush. ---->>>

I did what I could to inflate the rumor I was on my way to stardom. What I was on my way to, by any mathematical standards known to man, was oblivion, by way of obscurity. ---->>>

I have been absolutely hag-ridden with ambition. If I could wish to have anything in the world it would be to be free of ambition. ---->>>

I've been called many things, but never an intellectual. ---->>>

Acting is a form of confession.

Acting is a form of confession.

Acting is a form of confusion.

Acting is a form of confusion.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-31, 1903
Birthplace: in The United States
Die: 12-12, 1968
Occupation: Actress
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Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968) was an American actress of the stage and screen, and a reputed libertine. Bankhead was known for her husky voice, outrageous personality, and devastating wit. Originating some of the 20th-century theater's preeminent roles in comedy and melodrama, she gained acclaim as an actress on both sides of the Atlantic (wikipedia)