Life is here only to be lived so that we can, through life, earn the right to death, which to me is paradise. Whatever it is that will bring me the reward of paradise, I will do the best I can.
When Mel told his Jewish mother he was marrying an Italian girl, she said: "Bring her over. I'll be in the kitchen with my head in the oven".
The studios wanted to give me the Monroe-type sex buildup. I wanted to develop my acting, not my body.
The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it.
Life is here only to be lived so that we can, through life, earn the right to death, which to me is paradise. Whatever it is that will bring me the reward of paradise, I'll do the best I can.
To this day, when men meet me, there's always that movie in the back of their mind.
I am quite surprised, that with all my work, and some of it is very, very good, that nobody talks about The Miracle Worker. We're talking about Mrs. Robinson. I understand the world... I'm just a little dismayed that people aren't beyond it yet.
I identified with both women. But Emma had a stronger message for the women I want to speak to now women who work. I wanted to tell them that choosing to work doesn't make them oddballs and isn't antisocial.
He understands not only with his brain but with his heart. And that might be called love. Not quite sure, but maybe that's the key.
I don't quite jump for joy, but I am awfully glad to see him.
I was at a point where I was ready to say I am what I am because of what I am and if you like me I'm grateful, and if you don't, what am I going to do about it?