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Gene Tierney

  • My parents argued more than I remembered, about money and all the little things that disguise the truth that you are still arguing about money.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • ... my throttle was wide open. I approached everything, my job, my family, my romances, with intensity.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • A romantic, I think, picks the rose and is careless with the thorn.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • In show business the saying seems too often true: it isn't enough to succeed; someone else must fail.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • Men are wonderful. I adore them. They always give you the benefit of the doubt.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • Nothing strengthens a woman's determination to be in love quite so much as being told that she cannot.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • ... there are many ways to fail. Some reject success. And others do not recognize it when success comes.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • ... that strange conflict in the American character: we pride ourselves on being the melting pot of the world but we insist on regarding most immigrants with suspicion.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • The things we ignore often come back to us in our sleep.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • Movie failures are like the common cold. You can stay in bed and take aspirin for six days and recover. Or you can walk around and ignore it for six days and recover.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • I never understood the theory, once popular among doctors, that blamed mental disorders on too little or too much mother love. My own mother was my darling.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • ... we Irish don't really need thousands of people surging behind a big brass band to have a parade. One guitar player and a few people whistling will do the job.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I saw things no one else could see. I could see evil in a toothbrush. I could see God in a light bulb.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • A flame burns brightest just before it goes out.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()
  • I had been introduced to psychotherapy, in which the doctors let you talk, talk, talk, until you find the source of your problem or find another doctor.

    • Gene Tierney,
    • with Mickey Herskowitz, Self-Portrait ()

Gene Tierney, U.S. actor

(1920 - 1991)

Full name: Gene Eliza Tierney.