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Hermione Gingold

  • Contrary to popular belief, English women do not wear tweed nightgowns.

    • Hermione Gingold,
    • in Saturday Review ()
  • I got all the schooling any actress needs — that is, I learned to write well enough to sign contracts.

    • Hermione Gingold,
    • in Theatre Arts ()
  • My father dealt in stocks and shares and my mother also had a lot of time on her hands.

  • People who think about the past have no future.

    • Hermione Gingold,
    • in Doug McClelland, Star Speak ()
  • Love is a worn-out word. People love their cat, they love their house. I've never been in love with anyone but myself.

    • Hermione Gingold,
    • in Doug McClelland, Star Speak ()
  • What Americans call cross-ventilation, the English call draughts.

  • Really, sex and laughter do go very well together, and I wondered — and still do — which is the more important.

  • There are far too many men in politics and not enough elsewhere.

  • One of the nicest things about living in America is the fact that sooner or later you are practically bound to get an award of some sort or other.

  • A great city is a great solitude.

  • [When asked if her husband was still living:] It's a matter of opinion.

Hermione Gingold, English actor, comedian

(1897 - 1987)

Full name: Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold Joseph Machswitz.