Elaine Stritch Quotes

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Elaine Stritch Quotes

You cant be funny unless youre tragic, and you cant be tragic unless youre funny.
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If somebody doesn't have any talent, get off the stage! you're wasting my time.

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All you have to do is say, 'I'm going home,' and you're the most popular girl at the party.

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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.

— Elaine Stritch

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.

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Diabetes is a lousy, lousy disease.

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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.'

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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.'

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I don't have to go to a doctor and have my face changed. It terrifies me that women do that.

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I don't want to see a movie twice. I don't want to do anything twice.

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I'm a hotel baby, absolutely: it's hard to think of a hotel I haven't stayed in.

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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.

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For me, going to London is like coming home. In fact, I've often entertained the idea of ending my days there.

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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.

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When I'm playing comedy, it is such a crap shoot of what will work and what won't.

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There's something exciting about being afraid.

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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.

— Elaine Stritch

Well if I had my choice I would not - I wouldn't mind working with Alec Baldwin, but the mother role - I'm kidding. It's terrific. I'll tell you what happened with Alec Baldwin and myself. This is a couple acting together just this side of heaven. He's one of the best actors I've ever worked with in whole life. And I - I'm not overdoing it. I just think he's about the best around today. So I got lucky.

— Elaine Stritch

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