Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Shirley Booth
(1907-1992) born on
Aug 30
US actress. "She won an Oscar for her role in "Come Back Little Sheba," 1953; starred in the TV comedy "Hazel.""

"Life's never quite interesting enough, somehow. You people who come to the movies know that. [in "The Matchmaker"]"

"I much prefer being a man. Women have to spend so much time pulling themselves together, and their shoes kill your feet."
There is an audience for every play; it's just that sometimes it can't wait long enough to find it.
"Why is it that men who can go through severe accidents, air raids, and any other major crisis always seems to think that they are at death's door when they have a simple head cold?"
"Actors should be overheard, not listened to, and the audience is fifty percent of the performance."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "The Dictionary of Film Quotations," by Melinda Corey and George Ochoa, 1995."
R: "On his appearance as a female impersonator at Carnegie Hall, recalled on his death 11 Jan 85"
A: "In "The Forbes Book of Business Quotations," by Ted Goodman, 1997."
N: "In "2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs," by Edward F. Murphy, 1981."
K: "In "News summaries," 13 Dec 1954."

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