35 Clever Marlene Dietrich Quotes

 

1. “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

 

2. “Optimism, have it. There is always time to cry later.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

3. “To lose your prejudices you must travel.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

4. “For women, beauty is more important than the mind, because the man is easier to watch than to think.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

5. “Manners: Good manners – know your place. Bad manners – meddle.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

6. “Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

7. “I do not think we have a “right” to happiness. If happiness happens, say thanks.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

8. “The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

9. “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

 

10. “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

 

11. “Chanel was a workaholic. She must have had a lot to forget.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

12. “Love for the joy of loving, and not for the offerings of someone else’s heart.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 



 

13. “I’m worth more dead than alive. Don’t cry for me after I’m gone; cry for me now.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

14. “Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

15. “Duties are what make life most worth living. Lacking them, you are not necessary to anyone.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

16. “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

 

17. “Vices are what other people have.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

18. “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

 

19. “There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

20. “Being in the depths of sadness is just as important an experience as being exuberantly happy.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

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21. “Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

22.“Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and better days are just around the corner.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

23. “Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

24. “Courage and grace is a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

25. “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

 

26. “You can’t live without illusions, even if you must fight for them.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

27. “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

 

28. “White bread: I cringe every time I see a child eating a sandwich made out of American white bread. Give them whole wheat or rye if you love them.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

29. “You’re never lonely with a book.”  — MARLENE DIETRICH

 



 

30. “Femininity, woman’s greatest asset. Her own magnetic field into which the man is drawn.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

31. “Being in the depths of sadness is just as important an experience as being exuberantly happy.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

32. “What a man notices first about a woman is whether she notices him.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

33. “Harmony, I need harmony around me more than food, drink, and sleep.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

34. “Forgiveness: Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

 

35. “Judging by the vast amount of cookbooks printed and sold in the United States one would think the American woman a fanatical cook. She isn’t.” — MARLENE DIETRICH

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