Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich (27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German actress and singer who held both German and American citizenship. Throughout her unusually long career, which spanned from the 1910s to the 1980s, she maintained popularity by continually reinventing herself.

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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.

If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.

Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.

To be completely woman you need a master and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented and discontented women are not loved for long.

I dress for the image. Not for myself not for the public not for fashion not for men.

When you're dead you're dead. That's it.

There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.

The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.

Without tenderness a man is uninteresting.

I am at heart a gentleman.

I had no desire to be an film actress to always play somebody else to be always beautiful with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash. It was always a big bother to me.

Once a woman has forgiven her man she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.

How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine and he or she has not called the police yet - it's gone.

I am not a myth.

They want you to bring out your intestines.

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.

America took me into her bosom when there was no longer a country worthy of the name, but in my heart I am German - German in my soul.

The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.

There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything even a film actress coming to see them.

A king realizing his incompetence can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox they would understand the dilemma.

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.

Glamour is what I sell it's my stock in trade.

Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.

The tears I have cried over Germany have dried. I have washed my face.

Grumbling is the death of love.

I never enjoyed working in a film.

Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves.

The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.

I'm worth more dead than alive. Don't cry for me after I'm gone, cry for me now.

Most women set out to try to change a man and when they have changed him they do not like him.

In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact.

Darling the legs aren't so beautiful I just know what to do with them.