65 Marlene Dietrich Quotes On Success In Life

Marie Magdalene “Marlene” Dietrich was a German-born American actress and singer. Her career spanned from the 1910s to the 1980s. These Marlene Dietrich quotes will motivate you.

Best Marlene Dietrich Quotes

  1. “I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  2. “Friendship is a precious gift that can’t be bought or sold. It’s value is greater than mountains made of gold. If you shall ask God for a gift be thankful if he sends not diamonds pearls or riches but the love and trust of friends. It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” ~ Marlene Dietrich , Marlene Dietrich quotes about friendship
  3. “Careful grooming may take twenty years off a woman’s age, but you can’t fool a flight of stairs.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  4. “You can’t live without illusions, even if you must fight for them.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  5. “Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and better days are just around the corner.” ~ Marlene Dietrich

  6. “In language gender is particularly confusing. Why, please, should a table be male in German, female in French, and castrated in English?” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  7. “Darling, the legs aren’t so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  8. “To lose your prejudices you must travel.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  9. “In Europe, it doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman – we make love with anyone we find attractive.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  10. “Being in the depths of sadness is just as important an experience as being exuberantly happy.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  11. “Seeing twilight fall should be prescribed by doctors.” ~ Marlene Dietrich

  12. “I do not think that we have a “right” to happiness. If happiness happens, say thanks.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  13. “Glamour is assurance. It is a kind of knowing that you are all right in every way, mentally and physically and in appearance, and that, whatever the occasion or the situation, you are equal to it.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  14. “Words can bruise and break hearts, and minds as well. There are no black and blue marks, no broken bones to put in plaster casts, and therefore no prison bars for the offender.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  15. “To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it’s no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  16. “Love for the joy of loving, and not for the offerings of someone else’s heart.” ~ Marlene Dietrich

  17. “I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  18. “What a man notices first about a woman is whether she notices him.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  19. “The British have an umbilical cord which has never been cut and through which tea flows constantly. It is curious to watch them in times of sudden horror, tragedy or disaster. The pulse stops apparently, and nothing can be done, and not one move made, until a “nice cup of tea” is quickly made. There is no question that it brings solace and does steady the mind. What a pity all countries are not.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  20. “Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  21. “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  22. “Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.” ~ Marlene Dietrich

  23. “For women, beauty is more important than the mind, because the man is easier to watch than to think.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  24. “Glamour is what I sell, it’s my stock in trade.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  25. “Writers, Composers, Painters, – also artists like directors and actors fall into the same category. They have to be handled with kid gloves, mentally and physically” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  26. “There comes a time when suddenly you realize that laughter is something you remember and that you were the one laughing.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  27. “The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  28. “Duties are what make life most worth living. Lacking them, you are not necessary to anyone.” ~ Marlene Dietrich

  29. “Soup not only warms you and is easy to swallow and to digest, it also creates the illusion in the back of your mind that Mother is there.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  30. “Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  31. “A country without bordellos is like a house without bathrooms.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  32. “Every human being is in need of talking to somebody. In this country nobody has time. It seems that talking to a friend has gone out of style. Now you have to pay money to go to an analyst.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  33. “Sex is much better with a woman, but then one can’t live with a woman.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  34. “Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.” ~ Marlene Dietrich

  35. “I’m not an actress, I’m a personality.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  36. “Tenderness is greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  37. “Most people who make movies are in real life a bitter disappointment. I, on the other hand, am so much better in real life.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  38. “Chanel was a workaholic. She must have had a lot to forget.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  39. “I am at heart a gentleman.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  40. “There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  41. “How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police yet – it’s gone.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  42. “Love affairs are the real only education in life.” ~ Marlene Dietrich

  43. “H is for Hardware store: I’d rather go to the hardware store than the opera. And I like the opera.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  44. “In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it’s a fact.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  45. “When you prostitute yourself, you have to get paid for it.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  46. “Don’t follow it blindly into every dark alley. Always remember that you are not a model or a mannequin for which the fashion is created.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  47. “A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  48. “[On Orson Welles:] When I talk to him, I feel like a plant that’s been watered.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  49. “I, personally, liked the legend.” ~ Marlene Dietrich

  50. “[On Las Vegas:] I love that town. No clocks. No locks. No restrictions.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  51. “There’s something about an American soldier you can’t explain. They’re so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  52. “Courage and grace is a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  53. “one should be afraid of life, not of death.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  54. “The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  55. “If there is a supreme being, he’s crazy.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  56. “Grumbling is the death of love” ~ Marlene Dietrich

  57. “Do let him read the papers. But not while you accusingly tiptoe around the room, or perch much like a silent bird of prey on the edge of your most uncomfortable chair. (He will read them anyway, and he should read them, so let him choose his own good time.) Don’t make a big exit. Just go. But kiss him quickly, before you go, otherwise he might think you are angry; he is used to suspecting he is doing something wrong.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  58. “The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  59. “Lover’s words: “How beautiful you are, now that you love me.”” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  60. “I have a child and I’ve made a few people happy. That is all.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  61. “Logic is the key to an all-inclusive spiritual well-being.” ~ Marlene Dietrich

  62. “America took me into her bosom when there was no longer a country worthy of the name, but in my heart I am German – German in my soul.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  63. “Morocco: Looks better in films.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  64. “He [Ernest Hemingway] is gentle, as all real men are gentle; without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
  65. “It is my private life which no one knows anything about, nor ever will. It needs more than half my time if it is to be a success.” ~ Marlene Dietrich

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