these are all from katharine hepburn said in interviews and whatnot.
?I've had a pretty remarkable life, but compared to my mother and father, I'm dull... The single most important thing anyone needs to know about me is that I am totally, completely the product of two damn fascinating individuals who happened to be my parents.?
?I was totally unaware that we were the second-rate sex.?
?You can't have the whole bargain. An actor should never marry, not even another actor. You're too involved with yourself, and your work is too demanding, to give the necessary amount of attention to another human being. Inevitably, that person feels left out. And becomes unhappy. We must never make people unhappy. Life's too short for that.?
?Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get--only what you are expecting to give--which is everything. What you will receive in return varies. But it really has no connection with what you give. You give because you love and cannot help giving.?
?Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.?
?I'm a personality as well as an actress. Show me an actress who isn't a personality and you'll show me a woman who isn't a star.?
?Acting is the most minor of gifts. Never forget that they don't give a Nobel Prize for it, and that Shirley Temple was doing it perfectly adequately at the age of four.?
?Two of an actress's greatest assets are love and pain. A great actress, even a good actress, must have plenty of both in her life?.
?In my relationships, I know that I have qualities that are offensive to people--especially men. I'm loud and talkative and I get on to subjects that irritate. If I feel these things causing a break, I know something has to give. I never think the man is going to give--or anyone else for that matter--so I do. I just deliberately change. I just shut up--when every atom in me wants to speak up.?
?On those famed legs: I wore tights onstage in 'As You Like It'. Why don't I show them in films? I'll tell you why, sir. I like to keep them a secret. I adore looking at them myself.?
?Pooh--they told me when I smiled I looked like a horse but I've made it pay for years!?