Welcome to the web’s most comprehensive site of quotations by women. 44,279 quotations are searchable by topic, by author's name, or by keyword. Many of them appear in no other collection. And new ones are added continually.

See All TOPICS Available:
See All AUTHORS Available:

Search by Topic:

  • topic cats
  • topic books
  • topic moon

Find quotations by TOPIC (coffee, love, dogs)
or search alphabetically below.

Search by Last Name:

  • Quotes by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Quotes by Louisa May Alcott
  • Quotes by Chingling Soong

Find quotations by the AUTHOR´S LAST NAME
or alphabetically below.

Search by Keyword:

  • keyword fishing
  • keyword twilight
  • keyword Australie

Mary Astor

  • ... to move the wheels of justice is a ponderous business.

  • Things grew and lived in constant adversity, ingenious in solving problems of existence.

  • ... the reminder that there are people who have worse troubles than you is not an effective pain-killer ...

  • Our security must be threatened in order for us to appreciate it.

  • ... the boys had learned that laughter stilled anxiety. It cleared away mystery. If you could laugh at something, it erased its importance.

  • He had had experience with suppression; whatever it was didn't stay suppressed, but wandered around in the body and the mind looking for a place to hurt.

  • Life without emotion was like an engine without fuel.

  • A painter paints, a musician plays, a writer writes — but a movie actor waits.

  • ... once you start asking questions, innocence is gone.

  • We were worse name-droppers than people who dropped our names. Another actor was a 'best friend,' 'know him very well,' 'died in my arms,' 'gave him his first break in that picture of mine.'

  • Sex as something beautiful may soon disappear. Once it was a knife so finely honed the edge was invisible until it was touched and then it cut deep. Now it is so blunt that it merely bruises and leaves ugly marks.

  • The man who goes fishing gets something more than the fish he catches.

  • Audiences will get just as tired of people wrestling on a bed as they did of Tom Mix kissing his horse.

  • ... five stages in the life of an actor. ... 1. Who's Mary Astor? 2. Get me Mary Astor. 3. Get me a Mary Astor type. 4. Get me a young Mary Astor. 5. Who's Mary Astor?

  • A person without a memory is either a child or an amnesiac. A country without a memory is neither a child nor an amnesiac, but neither is it a country.

  • It's not good to take sentimental journeys. You see the differences instead of the samenesses.

Mary Astor, U.S. actor

(1906 - 1987)

Real name: Lucile Langhanke.