"I like being on the water or near the water, but not in the water."
Almost every girl falls in love with the wrong man, I suppose it`s part of growing up.
I`m not going to those parties where they put out the line of cocaine and stuff.
There are certain stars who are not actors. I don`t want to be that type.
My friends seem much more excited about my doing Anastasia than Brainstorm... and to tell you the truth, I feel the same way.
We were descended from royalty.
I never saw film stars at home. We had no maid, no cook, no swimming pool.
I was so overprotected, I used to think I was as delicate as people said I was.
I`m just going to have to grow old, because I`m too terrified to have anything done.
When I get married it will be for keeps.
A lot changed when I had Natasha. I`m a survivor.
The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby.
At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.
Today`s films are so technological that an actor becomes starved for roles that deal with human relationships.
(on being a child actor) "I spent practically all my time in the company of adults. I was very withdrawn, very shy, I did what I was told and I tried not to disappoint anybody. I knew I had a duty to perform, and I was trained to follow orders."
Stardom is only a by-product of acting. I don`t think being a movie star is a good enough reason for existing.
I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt.
I`ve been terrified of the water, and yet it seems I`m forced to go into in on every movie that I make.
The constant attention is what is so difficult.
For the first time I feel an inner emotional security. There is reality and dependability. My life revolves around Richard and the baby.
I`m not very bright about money. I`m not domestic either. If I don`t learn how to cook, maybe I won`t have to.
I couldn`t even go to the bathroom alone. My mother or a social worker always went with me.
Warren and I are friends, but working with him had been difficult.
From ages 10 to 12 or so, I barely remember anything.
My mother used to tell me, No matter what they ask you, always say yes. You can learn later.
Shortly before her death: "You know what I want? I want yesterday."
I thought it was a wonderful line - right on the cutting room floor.
I was so young, and making movies, going to the studio every morning at dawn was magic.
We all wanted to copy Vivien Leigh.
In so many ways I think it`s a bore to be sorry you were a child actor - so many people feel sorry for you automatically. At the time I wasn`t aware of the things I missed so why should I think of them in retrospect? Everybody misses something or other. (1961)
I never knew motherhood could be so truly gratifying until I had Natasha.
Sometimes when I visit my sister and her two children, I wonder if she missed a lot by getting married. Right now, nothing could be further from my mind than getting married.
I didn`t like children. I didn`t think of myself as a child. I didn`t like any of the things other children were interested in.
I didn`t know who the hell I was. I was whoever they wanted me to be.
If I didn`t believe in what I`m doing, I`d rather go to work in a dime store.
Not even analysis, by itself, can transform you. You must still do the changing yourself.
The times that I have done something that I didn`t respond to emotionally right away, it`s generally not worked out too well.
(on dating Elvis Presley) Elvis was so square, we`d go . . . for hot fudge sundaes. He didn`t drink, he didn`t swear, he didn`t even smoke. It was like having the date that I never had in high school.
(shortly before her death) You know what I want? I want yesterday.
(on being a child actor) I spent practically all my time in the company of adults. I was very withdrawn, very shy, I did what I was told and I tried not to disappoint anybody. I knew I had a duty to perform, and I was trained to follow orders.
I felt a little funny when we were going to do the bed scene, all four of us, in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). I`m open to suggestions, I`m no prude, but four is a crowd in my book. Fortunately, Dyan Cannon was there. The thought of another woman being in there in the bed helped get me through it. It`s not like it sounds. It`s just that I don`t think I could have done it if it had been me and three men.
(in 1961) In so many ways I think it`s a bore to be sorry you were a child actor - so many people feel sorry for you automatically. At the time I wasn`t aware of the things I missed, so why should I think of them in retrospect? Everybody misses something or other.
You get tough in this business, until you get big enough to hire people to get tough for you. Then you can sit back and be a lady.