Wednesday, November 15, 2006

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A crisis arose when several newspapers questioned whether my singing voice was real. I had not sung-they wanted to know why.
Gloria Swanson

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

After seven years in one place, not to mention two marriages and 32 pictures, I felt I had earned a vacation.
Gloria Swanson

All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
Gloria Swanson

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

Americans were in no mood to see a group of high-born Britishers engage in well-spoken domestic squabbles in the courts and on the French Riviera.
Gloria Swanson

As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.
Gloria Swanson

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

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

Billy Wilder provided us all with the time of our lives. He had also brought in a blockbuster.
Gloria Swanson

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

Edith Head and I created perfect clothes for my character-a trifle exotic, a trifle exaggerated, a trifle out of date.
Gloria Swanson

Every victory is also a defeat.
Gloria Swanson

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

For weeks I lay between life and death in a Paris hospital, having nightmares about the child I had killed, wishing I were dead myself.
Gloria Swanson

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

Gertrude Astor, the star of the showboat company, and I had a long fight scene, in which both of us wore boxing gloves and swimsuits.
Gloria Swanson

Hollywood abounded with driven creatures endlessly looking for solace or compensation in alcohol, drugs, and sex.
Gloria Swanson

I always anticipated difficulties in order to avoid scenes.
Gloria Swanson

I am a very pragmatic person.
Gloria Swanson

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.
Gloria Swanson

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

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

I don't like surgeons cutting into me the minute I have a pain somewhere.
Gloria Swanson

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

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

I feel sure that unborn babies pick their parents.
Gloria Swanson

I gave way to feelings of doom before the night was over and dived from the high dive into their swimming pool, fully dressed.
Gloria Swanson

I had always wanted to paint seriously.
Gloria Swanson

I had finally made it to Broadway, in utter triumph, at 51.
Gloria Swanson

I had had to sneak to a French surgeon like a criminal and sacrifice a child I was carrying.
Gloria Swanson

I had learned one thing from my first divorce. Legally, I had left him and had no grounds for a speedy divorce.
Gloria Swanson

I had never liked to lie in bed in the morning.
Gloria Swanson

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

I loved Paris more than any other place I had ever known.
Gloria Swanson

I pretended to know about everything military. I would quote things I had heard Daddy say.
Gloria Swanson

I received the Neiman-Marcus award for my contribution over the years to the world of fashion.
Gloria Swanson

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

I was absolutely mad for dolls. I learned to walk by pushing a toy carriage with a baby doll in it.
Gloria Swanson

I was born under the sign of Aries. I had picked a good time and place to be born. The automobile was not much older than I was.
Gloria Swanson

I was hooked. I was thinking like a producer.
Gloria Swanson

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

I was not only Cinderella who had married the Prince, but also Lazarus who had risen from the dead.
Gloria Swanson

I was the first celebrity in pictures to be marrying a titled European.
Gloria Swanson

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

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

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

Intense and exiting as my days at the studio were, my evenings and weekends were becoming more and more of a strain.
Gloria Swanson

It was too late to become the first thing I had ever decided to be-an opera singer.
Gloria Swanson

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

Mr. Kennedy asked about my European grosses. I told him I had my own office in Paris. He had no experience with movie moguls.
Gloria Swanson

Mr. Kennedy installed himself and his organization in a house with a tennis court on Rodeo Drive.
Gloria Swanson

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.
Gloria Swanson

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.
Gloria Swanson

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

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

Nobody gets anything for nothing.
Gloria Swanson

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

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

Studio executives and exhibitors were busy playing poker and trying to figure out how to exploit the Swanson gold mine to the fullest.
Gloria Swanson

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

Tampa seemed like another world, with palm trees and the smell of oranges and tangerines in the air.
Gloria Swanson

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

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

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

The first feminine feature that goes, with advancing age, is the neck.
Gloria Swanson

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

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

The more I blamed my misery on the fame and success I had achieved in pictures, the more famour and successful I seemed destined to become.
Gloria Swanson

The only time I ever went hunting I remembered it as a grisly experience.
Gloria Swanson

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

The people I knew were ill, and growing older, getting gray. I was so insecure I couldn't make firm decisions.
Gloria Swanson

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

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

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

When I sailed for France in October 1924, I was traveling like a diva.
Gloria Swanson

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