My Story

A strong man doesn't have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn't match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.

But chiefly, no lies! No lies about there being a Santa Claus or about the world being full of noble and honorable people all eager to help each other and do good to each other. I'll tell her there are honor and goodness in the world, the same as there are diamonds and radium.

For those who are poor in happiness, each time is a first time; happiness never becomes a habit.

How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.

I could never pretend something I didn't feel. I could never make love if I didn't love, and if I loved I could no more hide the fact than change the color of my eyes.

I didn’t mind being a goof if only he loved me. I felt when we were together that I walked in the gutter and he on the sidewalk. All I did was keep looking up to see if there was love in his eyes

I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.

I lay in bed at night crying to myself. The only one who loved me and watched over me was someone I couldn't see or hear or touch.

In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hair-do. You're judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.

In Rockford I decided that I had seen enough of the world.

I wanted to ask a thousand questions, but there was no one to ask. Besides I knew that people only told lies to children-lies about everything from soup to Santa Claus.

Men are always ready to respect anything that bores them.

Most men judge your importance in their lives by how much you can hurt them.

That's the way you feel when you're beaten inside. You don't feel angry at those who've beaten you. You just feel ashamed.

The chief drawback with men is that they are too talkative.

When you're young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you're laughing again.

Yes, there was something special about me, and I knew what it was. I was the kind of girl they found dead in a hall bedroom with an empty bottle of sleeping pills in her hand.

You might as well make yourself fly as to make yourself love.