Grace Kelly quotes

  • Mr. Hitchcock taught me everything about cinema. It was thanks to him that I understood that murder scenes should be shot like love scenes and love scenes like murder scenes.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Taught #And Love #Cinema

  • I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Attitude #Memories #Helping Others

  • I avoid looking back. I prefer good memories to regrets.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Memories #Regret #Good Memories

  • I was hired to be an actress, not a personality for the press.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Personality #Actresses

  • The idea of my life as a fairy tale is itself a fairy tale,
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Ideas #Fairy Tale #Fairy

  • I love walking in the woods, on the trails, along the beaches. I love being part of nature. I love walking alone. It is therapy. One needs to be alone, to recharge one's batteries.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Beach #Love Is #Batteries

  • My nerves could use a drink.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Drinking #Nerves #Use

  • I am basically a feminist. I think that women can do anything they decide to do.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Thinking #Feminist

  • When at last I took the time to look into the heart of a flower, it opened up a whole new world; a world where every country walk would be an adventure, where every garden would become an enchanted one.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Country #Flower #Heart

  • I never say 'never,' and I never say 'always.'
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Life Changing #Never Say Never

  • The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Queens #Pearls #Gems

  • I don't want to be married to someone who feels inferior to my success or because I make more money than he does.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Doe #Want #Married

  • Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Mystery #Made #Emancipation

  • A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Needs #Rope #Pearls

  • If anybody starts using me as scenery, I'll return to New York.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #New York #Return #Scenery

  • Other women looked on me as a rival. And it pained me a great deal.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Rivals #Deals

  • Our life dictates a certain kind of wardrobe.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Kind #Certain #Wardrobe

  • When Ava Gardner get in a taxi, the driver knows at once she’s Ava Gardner. It’s the same for Lana Turner or Elizabeth Taylor, but not for me. I’m never Grace Kelly, I’m always someone who looks like Grace Kelly.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Grace #Looks #Taxi

  • I don`t want to dress up a picture with just my face.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Fashion #Dresses #Want

  • Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Family #Mom #Sisterhood

  • As an unmarried woman, I was thought to be a danger.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Danger #Married Women

  • I've been accused of being cold, snobbish, distant. Those who know me well know that I’m nothing of the sort. If anything, the opposite is true. But is it too much to ask to want to protect your private life, your inner feelings? Lots of things touch me and I don’t want to be indiscreet.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Opposites #Feelings #Want

  • A person has to keep something to herself or your life is just a layout in a magazine.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Magazines #Life Is #Persons

  • For a woman, forty is torture, the end.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Ends #Torture #Forty

  • I do isometrics in church so while I'm doing my soul some good, I'm doing my body some good, too.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Soul #Church #Body

  • My parents, despite their serious attitude toward life in general, and that of their children in particular, were very broadminded people. There was no such thing as a bad profession for them. As I was their daughter, they knew that, whatever profession I chose, I would do it well. That was enough for them. There was always trust among the Kellys.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Daughter #Children #Attitude

  • Having a [teenage] daughter is like riding a young horse over an unknown steeplechase course. You don't know when to pull up the reins, when to let the horse have its head - or what.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Daughter #Horse #Teenage

  • Why getting angry? Getting angry doesn’t solve anything… I don’t like yelling and fighting and I can’t quarrel, I prefer to let it drop…  When people use disagreeable words, I feel crushed and remember them for a long time.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Fighting #Yelling #Long

  • One way in which all of us can help to combat the current wave of public indecency which threatens to undermine Western civilization is to concentrate upon and increase the solidarity of the family. This solidarity begins with a child at the mother's breast.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Mother #Children #Civilization

  • I'll be ***** if I'm going to stay in a business where I have to get up earlier and earlier and it takes longer and longer for me to get in front of a camera.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Cameras

  • It would be very sad if children had no memories before those of school. What they need most is the love and attention of their mother.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Mother #Children #Memories

  • Before my marriage, I didn’t think about all the obligations that were awaiting me. My experience has proved useful and I think that I have a natural propensity to feel compassion for people and their problems.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Thinking #Compassion #People

  • I get up at seven for the make-up, Rita Hayworth at six, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis at five. I don’t want to know the time when I’ll have to come to the studio even earlier.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Want #Six #Seven

  • I hated Hollywood. It’s a town without pity. Only success counts. I know of no other place in the world where so many people suffer from nervous breakdowns,  where there are so many alcoholics, neurotics and so much unhappiness.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #People #Suffering #Hollywood

  • Although I’ve played a wide variety of roles, I’ve never had the chance to act in a story written specially for me. It’s a pity as they are the only stories that really let you reveal your personality.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Personality #Roles #Stories

  • My father had a very simple view of life: you don’t get anything for nothing. Everything has to be earned, through work, persistence and honesty. My father also had a deep charm, the gift of winning our trust.  He was the kind of man with whom many people dream of spending an evening.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Dream #Honesty #Father

  • If there is one thing that is foreign to me it is shopping for pleasure. On the other hand, I believe that it is right to honor all those who create beautiful things and give satisfaction to those who see me wearing them.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Beautiful #Believe #Hands

  • Getting angry doesn't solve anything.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Solve #Angry

  • At times I think I actually hate Hollywood. I have many acquaintances there, but few friends...
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Hate #Thinking #Hollywood

  • This is one night I wish I smoked and drank.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Night #Wish #Oscars

  • My real difficulty was to become a normal person again, after having been a movie actress for so long. For me, at the time I was living in New York and Hollywood, a normal person was someone who made movies.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #New York #Real #Long

  • I’ve always treated my children as beings in their own right. I respect their feelings and aspirations entirely.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Children #Feelings #Aspiration

  • I don't like yelling and fighting, and I can't quarrel.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Fighting #Yelling #Quarrels

  • I loved acting. I didn’t particularly like being a movie star.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Stars #Acting #Movie Star

  • Hollywood amuses me. Holier-than-thou for the public and unholier-than-the-devil in reality
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Reality #Devil #Hollywood

  • The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Memorable #Way #Freedom Of The Press

  • I've had happy moments in my life, but I don't think that happiness-- being happy-- is a perpetual state that anyone can be in. Life isn't that way.
    -- Grace Kelly

    #Thinking #Way #Moments