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Top 97 Quotes About Elaine Stritch

#1. Let me tell you about those convents. All that crap about extending the pinkie finger while sipping tea is a myth. Convent schools are breeding grounds for great broads and occasionally one-of-the-boys. Convent schools teach you to play against everything, which is what I'm still doing. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#2. I love reviews. Anybody who tells you they don't read reviews is a liar. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#3. There's certainly nothing lasting and definite about the theater. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#4. I've changed a lot, too! I'm different, too. I have far more in some ways to offer and far less in other ways to offer. That's life. And, you know, life goes on! - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#5. Fear is the base of what everybody does wrong in their lives. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#6. I was so happy I didn't have to work that night. That was the truth, because show business is about the hardest profession in the world. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#7. I don't know what should have happened in my life, but I do know that I'm dancing as fast as I can. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#8. These performers that go on about their technique and craft - oh, puleeze! How boring! I don't know what 'technique' means. But I do know what experience is. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#9. I don't know what to do with Warren Beatty. All I know is that he wasn't attracted to me. That's all right. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#10. I tell the truth, and it has gotten me into a lot of trouble. My dad used to say to me, 'If you tell the truth all day long, you will end up in jail.' - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#11. You never know what is happening to yourself when it is happening. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#12. When I want to do something badly enough, I do it, but there is a practical side of me that thinks I should be paid fairly. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#13. Drama drama drama. The public wants it, so let them get the whole ugly mess. Why not? - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#14. I love audiences. My God, the best friends in the world! - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#15. I don't want to see a movie twice. I don't want to do anything twice. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#16. Easy does it is what I'm looking for, - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#17. I like to keep active. I've got too much energy not to. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#18. I don't have a great talent for explaining myself in acting because I can't explain it. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#19. If somebody doesn't have any talent, get off the stage! you're wasting my time. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#20. I don't dislike the way I look. I think I look fine. I think I look extraordinary for 88. And I've got energy. Out of my way. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#21. You can't be funny unless you're tragic, and you can't be tragic unless you're funny. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#22. It was surreal to play opposite Angela Lansbury and Elaine Stritch, Bernadette Peters and Catherine Zeta-Jones. There was so much to learn just from watching them, and it was an honor to share the stage with women who have accomplished what they have. - Author: Aaron Lazar
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#23. I'm a good acting partner for me ... when I don't have anyone else, I do really well! - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#24. For my money, insecurity, depression, etc, can be healed by way of El Morocco, sad songs at 4am, and the pop of a champagne cork - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#25. You cannot tell an audience a lie. They know it before you do; before it's out of your mouth, they know it's a lie. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#26. I don't have to go to a doctor and have my face changed. It terrifies me that women do that. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#27. I care about money, very much. I want it. I don't ever want to be without it. My mother once said about me, 'Elaine has to have money.' - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#28. I think the most interesting New Yorkers are the people who were not born here. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#29. Diabetes is a lousy, lousy disease. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#30. I'm going to do less performing because I'm tired. It's hard to convince anybody that you're just going to take it easy. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#31. I love holidays in New York. I love 'em. I want to celebrate something all the time, and New York has holidays for every day of the week, practically. I like holidays in New York City. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#32. All you have to do is say, 'I'm going home,' and you're the most popular girl at the party. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#33. Two drinks a day. Two drinks a day. TWO DRINKS A DAY! It doesn't work! Not when you want eleven, and not when you start shopping for wine glasses in the vase department at Bloomingdales. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#34. I compare Stephen Sondheim with humor, because humor is unanalyzable. You can't analyze humor. You just have to get through it. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#35. If I see a great performance on television, onstage, in the movies, I go to work the next day with a renewed energy and less fear. These great artists take me out of my life and make me want to go there. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#36. I'm a hotel baby, absolutely: it's hard to think of a hotel I haven't stayed in. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#37. I don't think there's any thrill in the world like doing work you're good at. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#38. Woody Allen is a better actor than anybody from the Actors Studio, and he can be anybody he says he is. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#39. I wouldn't have a nose job. I like my nose fine. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#40. I do believe in the infallibility of the Pope, because I think we have to believe in something. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#41. It's a pain in the ass, show business. And the only time that I really enjoy it is when I'm in front of an audience and they're reacting to me. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#42. The closer a part is to you, the harder it is to play. Anything else is just imitation. If I'm playing a Russian countess, I get the hat, the accent, the outrageousness. Easy. Playing a murderess? Perfect. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#43. This age thing is all up to you. It's like happiness is up to you. You just have to understand what it is before you get it. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#44. I don't know what the hell I'm doing up there half the time. These performers that go on about their technique and craft - oh, puleeze! How boring! I don't know what technique means. But I do know what experience is. I know in my gut when I've done a scene right. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#45. And why not do something new every day of your life? Change! Change! - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#46. It's very disconcerting to start out and to say, "I'm going to tell the truth," and then to realize it's that much trouble. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#47. For me, going to London is like coming home. In fact, I've often entertained the idea of ending my days there. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#48. I think it's the wrong way around to say, 'When you get older move to the country.' I think when you get older you move to New York. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#49. People ask me, Jimmy, howd you get here tonight. Lets just say it involved a two-hour make-out session with Elaine Stritch. It got pretty heavy actually, I almost had to host. - Author: Jimmy Fallon
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#50. I have no intention of retiring. Even my blood sugar is better when I'm working. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#51. I certainly was not the romantic lead. I couldn't be that, because I was not that good looking. And that is something about Hollywood that I do not like at all. Why can't a woman who is just normally good looking fall in love? I mean, everybody in the movies is so good looking. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#52. I don't think I'm gonna die tomorrow or even two weeks from now, or even ever. I just don't know - who the hell knows what's gonna happen to them? Nobody! Isn't that comforting? Nobody has a clue. I like that we don't know. And I like that it's somebody else's decision, not mine. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#53. I'm funny when I want to be. And I'm even funny when I don't want to be. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#54. Getting to perform at the Carlyle, following in the footsteps of women like Elaine Stritch, Barbara Cook, Christine Ebersole, Kelli O'Hara, and so many others, is nothing short of a dream come true. - Author: Laura Osnes
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#55. I have not had any of that surgical stuff. I am too curious to find out exactly how I progress every day of my life naturally. That is what fascinates me. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#56. There's nothing attractive about doing a documentary. Nothing. It's hard, hard work, and I find having all the attention of the day on me a very unattractive proposition. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#57. I like being talked about. I think some people really don't ... because they're secure enough and they don't need that. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#58. I am not influenced by other human beings. But I am inspired. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#59. Bette Davis taught Hollywood to follow an actress instead of the actress following the camera, and she's probably the best movie actress there's ever been. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#60. This is a time in my life where I'm gonna behave like an elegant human being. Or not. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#61. I felt that I committed myself too much. I promised too much. But that way it's exciting. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#62. It gets tiring being a smartass. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#63. I get sick of saying how hard everything is. It's hard to get up in the morning. Everything's hard. Everything takes effort. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#64. As a diabetic, I'm a walking picnic. I have to eat measured amounts of food at certain times. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#65. Onstage, nothing is as important as truth, nothing. As soon as you lie, they know it. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#66. I could have made a lot of money doing 'Golden Girls,' and I would have been good. But the image of it! And for me to work with Betty White every day would be like taking cyanide. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#67. All of the writing on '30 Rock' is a joy to go into. It's pretty hot stuff. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#68. Talent is very dangerous. It alienates people. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#69. New Yorkers stop me on the street all the time to say, 'You're terrific! You're the nuts!' - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#70. I find it easier to abstain than do a little bit of anything. I'm not a 'little bit' kind of dame. I want it all, whatever I do. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#71. My idea of serenity - that wonderful word that everybody's trying to get into their life - is call-waiting. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#72. I love Birmingham, Michigan. It's lovely - you know, it's very similar to the Hamptons. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#73. I can't explain chemistry. I really can't. I haven't got a clue what it's all about. It just happens. It's like falling in love. You can't explain why you fall in love or explain why it's this particular person. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#74. There will always be ladies who lunch. Always. And apparently they live a long time. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#75. There's something that really frightens me - and that's fear. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#76. Certain type of actresses get younger instead of older. I always say, 'Only ingenues age.' - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#77. When you're dealing with your life, my God, you gotta tell the truth. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#78. Why haven't I made more movies? Nobody asked me. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#79. I sing 'I Have Confidence' from 'The Sound of Music' as Judy Garland, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Elaine Stritch and Julie Andrews - each alternating lines. - Author: Sara Chase
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#80. Talent is seductive. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#81. Betty White is probably a very nice woman. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#82. What I want to understand is what I am talking about on the stage. What I don't want to understand is what the government is talking about when the government tells me about taxes. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#83. My movie career - if such a thing even exists - is laughable. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#84. I don't wear a wig. I'd feel terrible onstage with a wig. I hate to be so 'Actors Studio'-ish, but I like to feel it's me out there. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#85. There's something exciting about being afraid. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#86. New York is like a disco, but without the music - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#87. The people in New York - their humor is on a level that goes, uh, very deep, you know? - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#88. When I'm playing comedy, it is such a crap shoot of what will work and what won't. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#89. Everybody's got a sack of rocks. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#90. People will always be around to tell you you're no good or you're wrong or unwise to keep doing what you want to do. They're wrong. They're always wrong. Keep going. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#91. I always say, 'If you can't give a reason for the banana peel being in the alley, then don't have the comic slide over it.' Do you understand what I mean? First explain how the banana peel got there quickly. And then there's a reason for all the comedy. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#92. Tony Bennett said to me, "Wow, your talent is amazing." Maybe he's a bore, maybe he's a jerk, but when he said that to me, I didn't need anything more than that. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#93. Audiences are not strangers to me. They're the best friends I've got in my life. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#94. I want to settle down this last time. I say last, because I don't think I'm in any condition to live a long time from now. The bell's gonna ring pretty soon. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#95. You have to be very, very good looking to get ahead in motion pictures. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#96. I never found anyone who could look after me as well as I could look after myself. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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#97. Making clever speeches takes a lot of work and a lot of time. - Author: Elaine Stritch
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