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Kathleen Turner Quotes

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A woman can plan when to have her family and how to support a family.
- Kathleen Turner

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I never took to Hollywood.
- Kathleen Turner

I have no desire to play most of the roles being offered.
- Kathleen Turner

I do not admire young actresses whose foreheads cannot move.
- Kathleen Turner

 

I am certainly a liberal.
- Kathleen Turner

I'm not a New York snob.
- Kathleen Turner

Women are responsible for creating their own roles.
- Kathleen Turner

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The older I get, the less I suffer fools gladly.
- Kathleen Turner

I find the idea of today's icons being teenagers incredibly uninspiring.
- Kathleen Turner

I'm very practical.
What I'm reaching for is individualism for women.
- Kathleen Turner

The big gap between the ability of actors is confidence.
- Kathleen Turner

As I traveled from one country to another,
no one knew anything about me.
So I could be anybody, I could speak as I wished,
act as I wished, dress as I wished.
- Kathleen Turner

I have health.
I have a wonderful support system.
I have the admiration of millions of strangers,
which I do not underestimate.
- Kathleen Turner

I don't believe in simply accumulating money,
but I have the luxury to say that, because I have enough for all my needs.
- Kathleen Turner

I have a brother who's a psychologist.
He says three-quarters of the world are born feeling
that they will be affected by the world;
one quarter are born knowing that they will affect the world.
- Kathleen Turner

I would certainly choose my jobs depending on the actions of the character.
I won't do anything that has to do with child abuse or women's abuse.
- Kathleen Turner

At about 40, the roles started slowing down.
I started getting offers to play mothers and grandmothers.
- Kathleen Turner

I rent houses in LA when I'm filming.
I find the isolation there terrifying.
There's nowhere to go, there's nowhere to be with people.
I'm not a beach bunny.
- Kathleen Turner

What makes me angry? The education of children.
How in God's name can you expect to have a functioning
society the way we teach our kids?
- Kathleen Turner

This is not about abortion or the antics.
This is about pro choice versus anti-choice and government
intervention in a woman's personal decisions about her life.
- Kathleen Turner

My husband says I can do anything I put my mind to,
but the truth i, the only thing I want to do is act.
- Kathleen Turner

Crimes of Passion, which is one of the best films I've done,
will live strongly in my resume, even though it didn't do well.
- Kathleen Turner

I know there are nights when I have power,
when I could put on something and walk in somewhere,
and if there is a man who doesn't look at me,
it's because he's gay.
- Kathleen Turner

Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude,
not looks.
Most men think it's looks, most women know otherwise.
- Kathleen Turner

It begins and ends with money.
It's absurd in this day and age when we need so much money for education,
health, for people, that a $100 million dollars can be spent on a film.
It's obscene.
- Kathleen Turner

Get more women producers, writers, directors.
Why should we expect men to do it for us? They can't.
- Kathleen Turner

I think Europeans have enough tradition and respect
for the experience and body of work of an actress that
they don't sell out to the new ones.
- Kathleen Turner

I figured as I got older, the good roles for women would be in the theatre.
So 15 years ago I started building a Broadway career
to try and develop the chops to be accepted as a great theatrical actress.
- Kathleen Turner

My father was a diplomatic officer.
As a diplomat's daughter, you have to learn to present yourself very early on.
- Kathleen Turner

It never occurred to me that I couldn't change things
that needed changing or couldn't have what I wanted
if I worked hard enough and was good enough.
- Kathleen Turner

If my ego was out of whack and I believed I could carry anything off,
that would be a stupid risk.
But so far there's been no reason not to try anything.
- Kathleen Turner

I want people to like me.
They don't have to always like my characters,
you understand.
- Kathleen Turner

I often play women who are not essentially good or likable,
and I often go through a stage where I hate them.
Then I end up loving and defending them.
- Kathleen Turner

I always thought the point was to have a bigger life,
to meet more people.
So I don't understand Hollywood.
- Kathleen Turner

There are still women who are not living their own lives,
but living through their men or their children.
- Kathleen Turner

I think my mission is to become the greatest human I can.
I know that sounds pompous, but what else do we have?
- Kathleen Turner

You shouldn't get to live in society and give nothing back.
People complain about their taxes, yet they do nothing for the community.
That makes me furious.
- Kathleen Turner

A woman my age is not supposed to be attractive or sexually appealing.
I just get kinda tired of that.
- Kathleen Turner

What we need is more women writers, writing for older women.
There are some actresses who have production companies
and create their own material,
and I truly admire that.
- Kathleen Turner

I had a great deal of pressure to move to LA after
Romancing the Stone came out and I'd become very popular.
But people came to me anyway.
- Kathleen Turner

I'm not very active politically.
The causes I work on offer immediate,
practical, accessible help, and politics has never meant that to me.
- Kathleen Turner

I never feel more alive than when I'm on stage.
On film you feel chopped up, you can be acting from the neck up,
or the hand, there is a lot of close up.
- Kathleen Turner

I'm very old-fashioned in some ways because of my father,
who thought that being a public servant was an honor.
Everyone must find a capacity in which they can serve,
because we all benefit from society.
- Kathleen Turner

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms
of a woman without also falling into her hands.
- Jerry Lewis

I'm not talking about lust.
A woman in lust wants chocolate.
A woman in love wants diamonds.
- the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman -
before marriage and after marriage.
- Anonymous

Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you;
she is after your barn.
- Hesiod

He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
- Mae West

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
- H. L. Mencken

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

A man never knows how to say goodbye;
a woman never knows when to say it.
- Helen Rowland

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
- Jim Carrey

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
- Lana Turner

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
- Walt Disney

The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a
man is when he is a baby.
- Natalie Wood

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting
on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother:
the alternatives are all too expensive.
- Ann Oakley

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror.
As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.
- Carl Jung

Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly,
stupid or intelligent.
We love because we love.
- Honore de Balzac

It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads
when he thinks of marrying;
it's separating himself from all the others.
- Helen Rowland

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose
as a friend if he were a woman.
- Joseph Joubert

The man in our society is the breadwinner;
the woman has enough to do as the homemaker,
wife and mother.
- Dorothy Fields


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