65 Hedy Lamarr Quotes On Success In Life

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born American actress, inventor, and film producer. She appeared in 30 films over a 28-year career in Europe and the United States and co-invented an early version of frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication, originally intended for torpedo guidance. These Hedy Lamarr quotes will motivate you.

Best Hedy Lamarr Quotes

  1. “The world isn’t getting any easier. With all these new inventions I believe that people are hurried more and pushed more… The hurried way is not the right way; you need time for everything – time to work, time to play, time to rest.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  2. “Men are most virile and most attractive between the ages of 35 and 55. Under 35 a man has too much to learn, and I don’t have time to teach him.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  3. “All creative people want to do the unexpected.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  4. “Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  5. “Hope & curiosity about the future seemed better than guarantees. The unknown was always so attractive to me…and still is.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  6. “Films have a certain place in a certain time period. Technology is forever.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

  7. “Jack Kennedy always said to me, Hedy, get involved. That’s the secret of life. Try everything. Join everything. Meet everybody.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  8. “The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  9. “I’m a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  10. “Because you don’t live near a bakery doesn’t mean you have to go without cheesecake.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  11. “I was madly in love with life.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  12. “I know why most people never get rich. They put the money ahead of the job. If you just think of the job, the money will automatically follow. This never fails.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

  13. “I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn’t have it.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  14. “Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  15. “Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  16. “Some men like a dull life – they like the routine of eating breakfast, going to work, coming home, petting the dog, watching TV, kissing the kids, and going to bed. Stay clear of it – it’s often catching.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  17. “My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  18. “It’s funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

  19. “I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  20. “Dirt makes a man look masculine. Let your hair blow in the wind, and all that. It’s OK. All you have to do is look neat when you have to look neat.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  21. “A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  22. “I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  23. “Compromise and tolerance are magic words. It took me 40 years to become philosophical.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  24. “To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it. After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  25. “If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude… I hope to make you use your imagination.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  26. “I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don’t have to stay that way.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

  27. “I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don’t have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  28. “I win because I learned years ago that scared money always loses. I never care, so I win.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  29. “Men are fine, love is fine, it’s marriage I’m a little disappointed in.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  30. “If I had my way everyone would have a psychiatrist. When the brain is sick and you must throw up, you do it by being purged in a psychiatrist’s office.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  31. “Experts always know everything but the fine points. When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew how the White House came to be called the White House.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  32. “All a woman needs is a good bath, clean clothes, and for her hair to be combed. These things she can do herself. I very seldom go to the hairdresser, but when I do, I just marvel.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  33. “[Suggesting her epitaph:] This is too deep for me.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

  34. “Most children turn out badly because they have the wrong parental image. This doesn’t mean their parents are criminal. It means they are boring and cruel.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  35. “I’m fifty-one years old, but I’m not through yet. I have lived a full life, and intend packing in quite a lot more.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  36. “I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  37. Sophia Loren would be a glamour girl even if she were in rags selling fish. She has the look, the movement and the intellect.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  38. “I think women are concerned too much with their clothes. Men don’t really care that much about women’s clothes. If they like a girl, chances are they’ll like her clothes.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  39. “I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me. Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

  40. “I would tell anyone who wants something from someone else to feign not wanting it. People are perverse. If you show great affection to them, they’ll run the other way.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  41. “I enjoy countless hundreds pursuing me. I love those who love me the most. I am sort of flattered by men showing attention to me.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  42. “I’m a sworn enemy of convention. I despite the conventional in anything, even the arts. I paint canvasses on the floor and drove one art teacher out of his mind. But that’s just the way I paint best.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  43. “I remember all too well the premiere of Ecstasy when I watched my bare bottom bounce across the screen and my mother and father sat there in shock.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  44. “I’ve met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  45. “I’d rather wear jewels in my hair than anywhere else. The face should have the advantage of this brilliance.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

  46. “I advise everybody not to save: spend your money. Most people save all their lives and leave it to somebody else. Money is to be enjoyed.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  47. “Many people are target people. Once when Louis B. Mayer insulted me I poured a glass of water over his head.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  48. “I have always felt that if a man gives you a solid gold key to his door he is entitled to the courtesy of a visit.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  49. “I never go to funerals. To me a person is dead when he breathes for the last time. After that, your memories should be personal.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  50. “I have never liked bargains when it came to sex.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  51. “Confidence is something you’re born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

  52. “One of my favorite people is Gypsy Rose Lee. She bears out the Biblical promise that he who has, gets. And I hope she gets a lot more.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  53. “I often talked to Bing Crosby, and while I liked him, I never understood why he was so popular. To me his voice was just a gimmick.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  54. “Every girl would like to marry a rich husband. I did twice. But what divides girls into two groups is this question – do you first think of money and then love, or vice versa?” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  55. “Let any pretty girl announce a divorce in Hollywood and the wolves come running. Fresh meat for the beast, and they are always hungry.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  56. “The ceremony took six minutes. The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn’t get a divorce for almost a year.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  57. “I believe in sending a lot of letters and notes to friends.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

  58. “The public pays and feels it is entitled to participate in the personal affairs of a performer.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  59. “I still look good, though.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  60. “Mr. DeMille’s theory of sexual difference was that marriage is an artificial state for women. The want to be taken, ruled, raped. That was his theory.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  61. “That’s how it always is in the entertainment industry, your feet are always treading Jello.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

  62. “I don’t have any gnawing guilt over contributing to any unhappiness suffered by my husbands. They were as much to blame as I was.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  63. “American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money, and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  64. “Making pictures, for an actress, is like betting, for a gambler. Each time you make a picture you try to analyze why you won or lost.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  65. “I don’t believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn’t, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

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