No one has to raise a finger. When the time comes, I'll do everything. And I mean everything.
I want it all quickly 'cause I don't want God to stop and think and wonder if I'm getting more than my share.
Money isn't everything.
Command performances leave me quite cold. I've had more fun in the back seat of a '39 Ford than I could ever have in the vault of the Chase Manhattan Bank.
Gloria Wandrous: I think I'll get cleaned up and do my nails.
Mrs. Fanny Thurber: Yes, sharpen them.
Gloria Wandrous: For you, Mrs. Thurber, I would.
Mama, face it: I was the slut of all time.
If someone's dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I'm certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.
I, along with the critics, have never taken myself very seriously.
I had a hollow leg. I could drink everyone under the table and not get drunk. My capacity was terrifying.
I don't remember much about Cleopatra (1963). There were a lot of other things going on.
I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife.
I believe in mind over matter and doing anything you set your mind on.
Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
Big girls need big diamonds.
(About Montgomery Clift) The most gorgeous thing in the world and easily one of the best actors.
(On turning 53 years old) I think I'm finally growing up - and about time.
(on Michael Wilding) I'm afraid in those last few years I gave him a rather rough time. Sort of henpecked him and probably wasn't mature enough for him. It wasn't that we had anything to fight over. We just weren't happy.
(On her weight fluctuations) When you're fat, the world is divided into two groups - people who bug you and people who leave you alone. The funny thing is, supporters and saboteurs exist in either camp.
One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues.
It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
(On Eddie Fisher) I'm not taking anything away from Debbie (Debbie Reynolds) because she never really had it.
Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.
Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked.