Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman (29 August 1915 – 29 August 1982) was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, and the Tony Award for Best Actress. 

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Having a home, husband and child ought to be enough for any woman's life. I mean, that's what we are meant for, isn't it? But still I think every day is a lost day. As if only half of me is alive. The other half is pressed down in a bag and suffocated.

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

Acting is the best medicine in the world - if you're not feeling well it goes away because you are busy thinking about something that isn't yourself. We actors are very fortunate people.

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

Keep it simple. Make a blank face and the music and the story will fill it in.

You must train your intuition - you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide

I do not know how to kiss or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go?

Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.

I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.

I have had a wonderful life. I have never regretted what I did. I regret things I didn't do. All my life I've done things at a moment's notice. Those are the things I remember.

I don't think anyone has the right to intrude in your life but they do. I would like people to separate the actress and the woman.

I was not beautiful. When I went to Hollywood the beauties were people like Joan Crawford Hedy Lamarr Loretta Young. They were incredibly glamorous. I was always the girl next door.

I can do everything with ease on the stage whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn't choose acting. It chose me.

In Paris when the picture came out [Casablanca] they weren't too pleased with it. They didn't like the political point of view. The picture was taken off immediately and was never sold to television. A while ago it was brought in and opened in five theatres in Paris as a new movie. They had a big gala opening where I appeared and people were absolutely crazy about it.

Thank you for your coffee seignor. I shall miss that when we leave Casablanca.

It is not whether you really cry. It's whether the audience thinks you are crying.

I always felt guilty. My whole life.

Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.

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You don't act for money. You do it because you love it because you must.

The best way to keep young is to keep going in whatever it is that keeps you going. With me that's work and a lot of it. And when a job is finished relax and have fun.

If you took acting away from me I'd stop breathing.

Never again!! I can see no reason for marriage - ever at all. I've had it. Three times is enough.

I've gone from saint to whore and back to saint again all in one lifetime.

Cancer victims who don't accept their fate who don't learn to live with it will only destroy what little time they have left.

Play it Sam. Play `As Time Goes By'.

I was the shyest human ever invented but I had a lion inside me that wouldn't shut up!

Be yourself. The world worships the original.

I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images.

I have had my different husbands my families. I am fond of them all and I visit them all. But deep inside me there is the feeling that I belong to show business.

Until 45 I can play a woman in love. After 55 I can play grandmothers. But between those ten years it is difficult for an actress.

We walk in circles so limited by our own anxieties that we can no longer distinguish between true and false between the gangster's whim and the purest ideal

I have grown up alone. I've taken care of myself. I worked earned money and was independent at 18.

No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does straight to our emotions deep into the twilight of the soul

Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch the difference being that a belch is more satisfying

I've never sought success in order to get fame and money, it's the talent and the passion that count in success

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get

There are advantages to being a star though - you can always get a table in a full restaurant.

I don't worry about it because we are all growing old. If I were the only one I would worry. But we're all in the same boat and all of my friends are coming with me. We all go toward old age. How many years left we don't know. We just have to accept it.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn't enough. I was exploding inside.

I made so many films which were more important but the only one people ever want to talk about is that one with Bogart.

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