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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