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Gloria Swanson Quotes

After 16 years in pictures I could not be intimidated easily, because I knew where all the skeletons were buried.

All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.

All they had to do was put my name on a marquee and watch the money roll in.

As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.

At 26 I felt myself a victim rather than a victor in the realm of pictures.

Because I take care of my body, it doesn't look like the body of a woman of my years.

By the time I was 15, my mother had turned me into a real clotheshorse.

Fame was thrilling only until it became grueling. Money was fun only until you ran out of things to buy.

From the first moment on the set I was consumed with curiousity about the technical side of shooting a sound picture.

I always anticipated difficulties in order to avoid scenes.

I am a very pragmatic person.

I am big. It's the pictures that got small.

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.

I consider anybody who weighs over 200 pounds fat, and time was when I could not refrain from telling such people so.

I didn't want to spend the rest of my life playing Norma Desmond over and over again.

I doubted that there were Communists hiding behind every corporation desk and director's chair.

I entered the cosmetics industry because I wanted more women to use cosmetics made with safe, healthful ingredients.

I feel sure that unborn babies pick their parents.

I had starred in more than 30 successful films, six in a row directed by Cecil B. De Mille.

I was 25 and the most popular celebrity in the world, with the possible exception of my friend Mary Pickford.