Louise Brooks Quotes

Most beautiful but dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it, because other people, on the whole, aren't much smarter.

Louise Brooks

Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it, because other people, on the whole, aren't much smarter.

Louise Brooks

A well dressed woman, even though her purse is painfully empty, can conquer the world.

Louise Brooks

I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it; nor kept anything without wishing I had given it away.

Louise Brooks

There is no other occupation in the world that so closely resembled enslavement as the career of a film star.

Louise Brooks

The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.

Louise Brooks

Love is a publicity stunt, and making love - after the first curious raptures - is only another petulant way to pass the time waiting for the studio to call.

Louise Brooks

I learned how to act by watching Martha Graham dance and I learned how to dance by watching Charles Chaplin act.

Louise Brooks

Every actor has a natural animosity toward every other actor, present or absent, living or dead.

Louise Brooks

I have been taking stock of my 50 years since I left Wichita. How I have existed fills me with horror for I failed in everything. Spelling, arithmetic, writing, swimming, tennis, golf, dancing, singing, acting, wife, mistress, whore, friend, even cooking. And I do not excuse myself with the usual escape of not trying. I tried with all my heart.

Louise Brooks

I have a gift for enraging people, but if I ever bore you it will be with a knife.

Louise Brooks

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