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.


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

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