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Tallulah Bankhead quotes (28)

Acting is a form of confession.
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Acting is a form of confusion.
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Cocaine habit-forming? Of course not. I ought to know. I've been using it for years.
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Cocaine isn't habit forming. I should know - I've been using it for years.
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Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.
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I did what I could to inflate the rumor I was on my way to stardom. What I was on my way to, by any mathematical standards known to man, was oblivion, by way of obscurity.
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I have been absolutely hag-ridden with ambition. If I could wish to have anything in the world it would be to be free of ambition.
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I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.
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I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.
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I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.
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I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late start without me.
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I'm as pure as the driven slush.
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I've been called many things, but never an intellectual.
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If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
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If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.
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It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work - the night watchman.
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It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.
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My heart is as pure as the driven slush.
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Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it.
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Nobody can be exactly me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.
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(On seeing a former lover for the first time in years) I thought I told you to wait in the car.
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Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don't have time.
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Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there's no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds.
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The less I behave like Whistler's mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after.
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The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes - only sooner.
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There is less in this than meets the eye.
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They made me sound as if I'd been castrated.
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They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.
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