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Joan Crawford Quotes & Sayings

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If you want to see the girl next door, go next door. — Joan Crawford

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Hollywood is like life, you face it with the sum total of your equipment. — Joan Crawford

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I was a strict disciplinarian, perhaps too strict at times, but my God, without discipline what is life? — Joan Crawford

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Recently I heard a 'wise guy' story that I had a party at my home for twenty-five men. It's an interesting story, but I don't know twenty-five men I'd want to invite ta a party. — Joan Crawford

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Mr. Cukor is a hard task-master, a fine director and he took me over the coals giving me the roughest time I have ever had. And I am eternally grateful. — Joan Crawford

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1. Find your own style and have the courage to stick to it.
2. Choose your clothes for your way of life.
3. Make your wardrobe as versatile as an actress. It should be able to play many roles.
4. Find your happiest colours - the ones that make you feel good.
5. Care for your clothes, like the good friends they are! — Joan Crawford

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I love playing bitches. There's a lot of bitch in every woman - a lot in every man. — Joan Crawford

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I was born in front of a camera and really don't know anything else. — Joan Crawford

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If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend you don't need an analyst. — Joan Crawford

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You have to be self-reliant and strong to survive in this town. Otherwise you will be destroyed. — Joan Crawford

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I, Joan Crawford, I believe in the dollar. Everything I earn, I spend. — Joan Crawford

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I think that the most important thing a woman can have- next to talent, of course- is her hairdresser. — Joan Crawford

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Of all the actresses ... to me, only Faye Dunaway has the talent and the class and the courage it takes to make a real star. — Joan Crawford

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If you throw a lamb chop in the oven, what's to keep it from getting done? — Joan Crawford

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The 1930s Hollywood was capable of hurting me so much. The things about Hollywood that could hurt me (when I first came) can't touch me now. I suddenly decided that they shouldn't hurt me - that was all. — Joan Crawford

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All that time hanging around the sets, watching Norma Shearer make the most of her three expressions, was a help. — Joan Crawford

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It has been said that on screen I personified the American woman. — Joan Crawford

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They were grooming Doris Day to take over the top spot. Jack L. Warner asked me to play her sister in one picture. I said, "Come on, Jack. No one could ever believe that I would have Doris Day for a sister." — Joan Crawford

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Not that anyone cares, but there's a right and wrong way to clean a house. — Joan Crawford

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When television killed comedy and love stories, the movie makers went in slugging. They offered the downbeat, the degenerate as competition. This seems to me to be a sad campaign for Hollywood to use to combat box office disaster. — Joan Crawford

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I find suggestion a hell of a lot more provocative than explicit detail. You didn't see Clark[Gable] and Vivien[leigh] rolling around in bed in Gone With The Wind, but you saw that shit eating grin on her face the next morning and you knew damned well she'd gotten properly laid. — Joan Crawford

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If I can't be me, I don't want to be anybody — Joan Crawford

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I had always known what I wanted, and that was beauty ... in every form ... a beautiful house, beautiful man, a beautiful life and image. I was ambitious to get the money which would attain all that for me. — Joan Crawford

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There's nothing wrong with my tits but I don't go around throwing them in people's faces. — Joan Crawford

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Choose your clothes for your way of life. — Joan Crawford

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Learn to breathe, learn to speak , but first ..learn to feel — Joan Crawford

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While making "Possessed", I wept each morning on my drive to the studio, and I wept all the way back home. I found it impossible to sleep at night, so I'd lie in bed contemplating the future. I fear it with all my heart and soul even as I fear the dark. — Joan Crawford

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[Clause in her will:] It is my intention to make no provision herein for my son Christopher or my daughter Christina for reasons which are well known to them. — Joan Crawford

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There was a saying around MGM: "Norma Shearer got the productions, Greta Garbo supplied the art, and Joan Crawford made the money to pay for both". — Joan Crawford

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Any actress who appears in public without being well-groomed is digging her own grave. — Joan Crawford

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Well, we can skip childhood because I didn't have any. Not one goddam moment on the Good Ship Lollipop. — Joan Crawford

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I used to wash my hands every ten minutes. I couldn't step out of the house unless I had gloves on. I wouldn't smoke a cigarette unless I opened the pack myself, and I would never use another cigarette out of that pack if someone else had touched it. — Joan Crawford

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Send me flowers while I'm alive. They won't do me a damn bit of good after I'm dead. — Joan Crawford

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Love is fire. but whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house,you can never tell. — Joan Crawford

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Check out the very best of Hollywood jokes that will make you laugh — Joan Crawford

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The Democratic party is one that I've always observed. I have struggled greatly in life from the day I was born, and I am honored to be a part of something that focuses on working class citizens and molds them into a proud specimen. — Joan Crawford

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If you've earned a position, be proud of it. Don't hide it. I want to be recognized. When I hear people say, 'There's Joan Crawford!' I turn around and say, 'Hi! How are you!' — Joan Crawford

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If I weren't a Christian Scientist, and I saw "Trog" advertised on a marquee across the street, I'd think I'd contemplate suicide. — Joan Crawford

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I need sex for a clear complexion, but I'd rather do it for love. — Joan Crawford

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I remember most clearly when a teenage Christopher spat in my face. He said, "I hate you". It's pretty hard to overlook that. I couldn't. — Joan Crawford

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I absolutely will not allow anyone to call me grandmother. They can call me Auntie Joan, Dee-Dee, Cho-Cho, anything but grandmother. It pushes a woman almost to the grave. — Joan Crawford

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I'd like to think every director I've worked with has fallen in love with me, I know Dorothy Arzner did. — Joan Crawford

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Damn it . . . Don't you dare ask God to help me. — Joan Crawford

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Make your wardrobe as versatile as an actress. It should be able to play many roles. — Joan Crawford

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Women's Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are? — Joan Crawford

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No wire hangers! — Joan Crawford

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Life deals from the bottom, sometimes, doesn't it? — Joan Crawford

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Be afraid of nothing. — Joan Crawford

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Find your happiest colours - the ones that make you feel good. — Joan Crawford

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My tears speak for me. — Joan Crawford

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Then there's that 'You're only as old as you feel' business, which is true to a point, but you can't be Shirley Temple on the Good Ship Lollipop forever. Sooner or later, dammit, you're old. — Joan Crawford

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My God, I'm four hundred years old and the most I can do is look three hundred. — Joan Crawford

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Box-office poison? Mr. Louis B. Mayer always asserted that the studio had built Stage 22, Stage 24 and the Irving Thalberg Building, brick by brick, from the income on my pictures. — Joan Crawford

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Sensitive husbands don't like second billing. — Joan Crawford

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Dammit ... Don't you dare ask God to help me. — Joan Crawford

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I had read the criticisms of me and my movies and they were discerning. They said that Crawford needs a new deal, and they asked if I was doomed to explore forever the emotional misfortunes of the super-sexed modern young woman. And so, to break away from the pattern, I wanted to do "The Gorgeous Hussy". Selznick laughed at me. 'You can't do a costume picture. You're too modern.' But I begged and begged and begged, and so they let me do it. I was totally miscast. — Joan Crawford

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I have always known what I wanted, and that was beauty ... in every form. — Joan Crawford

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[To the mother of two unruly children in a restaurant after the woman said she really didn't know what to do with her children:] Have you tried infanticide? — Joan Crawford

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Sure, I'd play an ape if they asked me. Maurice Evans did. — Joan Crawford

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If you start watching the oldies, you're in trouble. I feel ancient if "Grand Hotel" or "The Bride Wore Red" comes on. I have a sneaking regard for "Mildred Pierce", but the others do nothing for me. — Joan Crawford

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Don't fuck with me, fellas. This ain't my first time at the rodeo. — Joan Crawford

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You know the troubles I've had with my two older children. I can't understand why it turned out so badly. I tried to give them everything. I loved them and tried to keep them near me, even when they didn't return my love. Well, I couldn't make them love me, but they could have shown some respect. I couldn't insist on love, but I could insist on respect. — Joan Crawford