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Ingrid Bergman

  • I've never sought success in order to get fame and money: it's the talent and the passion that count in success.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Oriana Fallaci, Limelighters ()
  • I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Rex Reed, Conversations in the Raw ()
  • [On Alfred Hitchcock:] Hitch is a gentleman farmer who raises goose flesh.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Newsweek ()
  • I thank God who slowly dressed me in a heavy skin, otherwise I would now be dead.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Ingrid Bergman and Alan Burgess, Ingrid Bergman: My Story ()
  • ... when one never speaks, one has nothing to say because one has too much to say.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • 1951, in Ingrid Bergman and Alan Burgess, Ingrid Bergman: My Story ()
  • Just give the Italians a chance for drama and they take it with both hands.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Ingrid Bergman and Alan Burgess, Ingrid Bergman: My Story ()
  • The first time an autograph hunter told me, 'You are my mother's favorite actress,' I aged twenty years.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Ingrid Bergman and Alan Burgess, Ingrid Bergman: My Story ()
  • The theater was my mother and my father.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Laurence Leamer, As Time Goes By ()
  • I hate Sunday, I can't wait for Monday so I can go back to work again.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Laurence Leamer, As Time Goes By ()
  • In Hollywood, you're never any better than your last picture.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Laurence Leamer, As Time Goes By ()
  • I regret the things I didn't do, not what I did.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Laurence Leamer, As Time Goes By ()
  • ... my life has been wonderful. I have done what I felt like. I was given courage and I was given adventure and that has carried me along. And then also a sense of humor and a little bit of common sense. It has been a very rich life.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Laurence Leamer, As Time Goes By ()
  • It's not whether you really cry. It's whether the audience thinks you are crying.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Laurence Leamer, As Time Goes By ()
  • Youth is not time of life — it is a state of mind.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Laurence Leamer, As Time Goes By ()
  • I'm only interested in two kinds of people, those who can entertain me and those who can advance my career.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in The New York Times Book Review ()
  • Until forty-five I can still play a woman in love. After fifty-five I can play grandmothers. But between those ten years it is difficult for an actress.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Lester Gordon, Let's Go to the Movies! ()
  • Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

    • Ingrid Bergman,
    • in Charlotte Chandler, Ingrid: Ingrid Bergman, A Personal Biography ()
  • Old age is like climbing a mountain. You climb from ledge to ledge. The higher you get, the more tired and breathless you become — but your views become more extensive.

    • Ingrid Bergman
  • A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

    • Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actor

(1915 - 1982)