Katharine Hepburn Quotes

Who was Katharine Hepburn?

Katharine Houghton Hepburn was one of the best Hollywood actresses ever known for 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' and 'The African Queen'.

Born May 12, 1907
Died June 29, 2003
Aged 96 years old

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Best 22 Quotes by Katharine Hepburn

“As one goes through life one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.”

“Be yourself, it's a tough act to follow.”

“Children need boundaries, so they can know how far they have to go to get beyond them.”

“Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.”

“Enemies are so stimulating.”

“Heaven to be the first one up and to eat breakfast all alone.”

“I don't care what is written about me as long as it isn't true.”

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“I have no romantic feelings about age. Either you are interesting at any age or you are not. There is nothing particularly interesting about being old—or being young for that matter.”

“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.”

“If you need a helping hand, you can find one at the end of your arm.”

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”

“If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.”

“Life is to be lived. if you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around.”

“Only when a woman decides not to have children, can a woman live like a man.”

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“Politicians remain professional because the voters remain amateur.”

“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”

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“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.”


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