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Rosalind Russell

  • Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.

    • Rosalind Russell,
    • in New York Herald Tribune ()
  • The White House is one of the few places in downtown Washington where you can get something to eat after 11 o'clock at night.

    • Rosalind Russell,
    • in The New York Times ()
  • Seal my lips on aches and pains. They are increasing, and love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by.

    • Rosalind Russell,
    • in Rosalind Russell and Chris Chase, Life Is a Banquet ()
  • My mother was Irish and she was superstitious, if you'll forgive the tautology.

    • Rosalind Russell,
    • in Rosalind Russell and Chris Chase, Life Is a Banquet ()
  • Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.

    • Rosalind Russell,
    • in Rosalind Russell and Chris Chase, Life Is a Banquet ()
  • [Asked about her goal in life:] To live, live, live — and then live a little bit more.

    • Rosalind Russell,
    • in George Carpozi, Jr., The Great Ladies of Hollywood ()
  • Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.

    • Rosalind Russell,
    • in John Robert Colombo, Popcorn in Paradise ()
  • Moments. A couple of moments that people remember, that they can take with them, is what makes a good movie.

    • Rosalind Russell,
    • in John Brady, ed., The Craft of the Screenwriter ()
  • Do you know what makes a movie work? Moments. Give the audience half a dozen moments they can remember, and they'll leave the theatre happy.

    • Rosalind Russell,
    • in William Goldman, Adventures in the Screen Trade ()
  • Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic.

    • Rosalind Russell,
    • in Reader's Digest ()

Rosalind Russell, U.S. actor, philanthropist

(1911 - 1976)

Full name: Rosalind Russell Brisson.