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Candice Bergen

  • I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options. That you had to be someone less to live with someone else when, of course, you have to be someone more.

  • Looks might enhance your sense of entitlement, but they do nothing to build your confidence in your ability to rule the realm.

  • ... dreams are, by definition, cursed with short lifespans.

  • Even when you think people are wrong, it is easy to tell when they are right. When they are right about something you are trying very hard to hide from others and yourself, you know they are right because you want to kill them.

  • I may not be a great actress but I've become the greatest at screen orgasms. Ten seconds of heavy breathing, roll your head from side to side, simulate a slight asthma attack and die a little.

    • Candice Bergen,
    • 1971, in Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion ()
  • If God were a woman, She would have installed one of those turkey thermometers in our belly buttons. When we were done, the thermometer pops up, the doctors reaches for the zipper conveniently located beneath our bikini lines and out comes a smiling, fully diapered baby.

    • Candice Bergen,
    • in Woman's Day ()
  • I remember being in tears at the hospital after Chloe was born, at the thought that someday she would have to leave home.

  • Living in L.A. is like not having a date on Saturday night.

    • Candice Bergen,
    • in Life ()
  • Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement, it's rather frightening and threatening to have others ascribe such importance to something you know you're just renting for a while.

    • Candice Bergen
  • One by one, our comrades depart, deprive us of their shade.

Candice Bergen, U.S. actor, photojournalist