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Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich (December 27, 1901-May 6, 1992) Born Maria Magdalena Dietrich was a German-born American actress, entertainer and singer.
Found 36 thoughts of Marlene Dietrich

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself.

Marlene Dietrich

Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.

Marlene Dietrich

In America sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it is a fact.

Marlene Dietrich

Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they don't like him.

Marlene Dietrich

ItÂ’s the friends you can call up at four a.m. that matter.

Marlene Dietrich

In America, sex is an obsession; in other parts of the world it's a fact.

Marlene Dietrich

The more characteristic American hero in the earlier day, and the more beloved type at all times, was not the hustler but the whittler.

Marlene Dietrich

Once a woman has forgiven a man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.

Marlene Dietrich

There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.

Marlene Dietrich

I was raised almost entirely on turnips and potatoes, but I think that the turnips had more to do with the effect than the potatoes.

Marlene Dietrich

If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.

Marlene Dietrich

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.

Marlene Dietrich

I am not a myth.

Marlene Dietrich

How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police yet - it's gone.

Marlene Dietrich

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

Marlene Dietrich

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.

Marlene Dietrich

The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.

Marlene Dietrich

I'm worth more dead than alive. Don't cry for me after I'm gone; cry for me now.

Marlene Dietrich

When you're dead, you're dead. That's it.

Marlene Dietrich

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.

Marlene Dietrich

They want you to bring out your intestines.

Marlene Dietrich

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

Marlene Dietrich

America took me into her bosom when there was no longer a country worthy of the name, but in my heart I am German - German in my soul.

Marlene Dietrich

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.

Marlene Dietrich

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.

Marlene Dietrich
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