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Shirley Bassey Quotes

Diamonds never leave you... men do!

I decided to retire from show business at the age of 17, because I didn't like it a bit.

I hate it when people come up to me when I'm eating.

I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough.

I'm a virgin and I brought up all my children to be the same.

I've always been the breadwinner and men don't like that. They turn on you. They bite the hand that feeds them. Eventually, too, they become very jealous of the love one has with an audience.

It's hard for a man to live with a successful woman - they seem to resent you so much. Very few men are generous enough to accept success in their women.

No wedding bells for me anymore. I've been happily married to my profession for years.

You don't get older, you get better.