Posted by: xeper | February 14, 2009

Quotes – Marlene Dietrich


Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.


Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.


To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it’s no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.


A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.


Grumbling is the death of love.


Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.


Darling, the legs aren’t so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.


Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.


I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.


I had no desire to be an film actress, to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash. It was always a big bother to me.


I never enjoyed working in a film.


There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.


It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.



Marlene Dietrich IPA: [maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtrɪç]; (27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German-born American actress, singer and entertainer. Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself. In 1999 the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth greatest female star of all time.




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