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Katharine Hepburn Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Katharine Hepburn.

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
- Katharine Hepburn

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Death will be a great relief.
No more interviews.
- Katharine Hepburn

I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.
- Katharine Hepburn

Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.
- Katharine Hepburn

 

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men
for the criticism of one,
go ahead, get married.
- Katharine Hepburn

If you always do what interests you,
at least one person is pleased.
- Katharine Hepburn

Without discipline, there's no life at all.
- Katharine Hepburn

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I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
- Katharine Hepburn

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.
Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
- Katharine Hepburn

To be loved is very demoralizing.
- Katharine Hepburn

As for me, prizes are nothing.
My prize is my work.
- Katharine Hepburn

Life is hard.
After all, it kills you.
- Katharine Hepburn

Trying to be fascinating is an asinine position to be in.
- Katharine Hepburn

Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
- Katharine Hepburn

Acting is the perfect idiot's profession.
- Katharine Hepburn

Enemies are so stimulating.
- Katharine Hepburn

It's a rather rude gesture, but at least it's clear what you mean.
- Katharine Hepburn

Dressing up is a bore.
At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex,
and at a certain age, I did that.
But I'm past that age.
- Katharine Hepburn

Only the really plain people know about love -
the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an
impression that they soon exhaust their talents.
- Katharine Hepburn

Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world,
but if it doesn't interest you, don't do it -
I would have made a terrible mother.
- Katharine Hepburn

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American,
courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
- Katharine Hepburn

It would be a terrific innovation if you could get
your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack.
- Katharine Hepburn

It's a business you go into because your an egocentric.
It's a very embarrassing profession.
- Katharine Hepburn

It's life isn't it? You plow ahead and make a hit.
And you plow on and someone passes you.
Then someone passes them.
Time levels.
- Katharine Hepburn

Acting is the most minor of gifts.
After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.
- Katharine Hepburn

We are taught you must blame your father,
your sisters, your brothers, the school,
the teachers - but never blame yourself.
It's never your fault.
But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to
change you're the one who has got to change.
- Katharine Hepburn

To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts.
It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
- Katharine Hepburn

Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can
belt them over the head with a sledgehammer.
- Katharine Hepburn

When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be
an actress or to learn how to act.
I just wanted to be famous.
- Katharine Hepburn

I think most of the people involved in any art always
secretly wonder whether they are really there because
they're good or there because they're lucky.
- Katharine Hepburn

I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does.
The stupid things you do, you regret...
if you have any sense, and if you don't regret them,
maybe you're stupid.
- Katharine Hepburn

Acting is a nice childish profession -
pretending you're someone else and,
at the same time, selling yourself.
- Katharine Hepburn

Life is to be lived.
If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well
better find some way that is going to be interesting.
And you don't do that by sitting around.
- Katharine Hepburn

My greatest strength is common sense.
I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato
soup or Baker's chocolate.
- Katharine Hepburn

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get -
only with what you are expecting to give -
which is everything.
- Katharine Hepburn

If you want to give up the admiration of thousands
of men for the distain of one,
go ahead, get married.
- Katharine Hepburn

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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