Susan Hayward quotes

  • I defy any newcomer not to believe his or her publicity at the very beginning. It's only natural. At least it was for me.
    -- Susan Hayward

    #Believe #Publicity #Natural

  • I learned at a very early age that life is a battle. My family was poor, my neighborhood was poor. The only way that I could get away from the awfulness of life, at that time, was at the movies. There I decided that my big aim was to make money. And it was there that I became a very determined woman.
    -- Susan Hayward

    #Age #Battle #Way

  • When you're dead, you're dead. No one is going to remember me when I'm dead. Oh maybe a few friends will remember me affectionately. Being remembered isn't the most important thing anyhow. It's what you do when you are here that's important.
    -- Susan Hayward

    #Important #Few Friends #Remember

  • I never thought of myself as a movie star. I'm just a working girl. A working girl who worked her way to the top -- and never fell off.
    -- Susan Hayward

    #Girl #Stars #Way

  • My life is fair game for anybody. I spent an unhappy, penniless childhood in Brooklyn. I had to slug my way up in a town called Hollywood where people love to trample you to death. I don't relax because I don't know how. I don't want to know how. Life is too short to relax.
    -- Susan Hayward

    #Funny #Life Is Too Short #Games

  • You aim at all the things you have been told that stardom means the rich life, the applause, the parties cluttered with celebrities. Then you find that you have it all. And it is nothing, really nothing. It is like a drug that lasts just a few hours, a sleeping pill. When it wears off, you have to live without its help.
    -- Susan Hayward

    #Party #Mean #Sleep

  • You're beautiful in your wrath.
    -- Susan Hayward

    #Beautiful #Wrath #You Re Beautiful

  • I cannot understand how any man or woman can believe in the Lord's coming and not be a missionary, or at least committed to the work of missions with every power of his being.

  • The gods have fled, I know. My sense is the gods have always been essentially absent. I do not believe human beings have played games or sports from the beginning merely to summon or to please or to appease the gods. If anthropologists and historians believe that, it is because they believe whatever they have been able to recover about what humankind told the gods humankind was doing. I believe we have played games, and watched games, to imitate the gods, to become godlike in our worship of eachother and, through those moments of transmutation, to know for an instant what the gods know.

  • I'm still agnostic. But in the words of Elton Richards, I'm now a reverant agnostic. Which isn't an oxymoron, I swear. I now believe that whether or not there's a God, there is such a thing as sacredness. Life is sacred. The Sabbath can be a sacred day. Prayer can be a sacred ritual. There is something transcendent, beyond the everyday. It's possible that humans created this sacredness ourselves, but that doesn't take away from its power or importance.

  • You can have whatever you want if you believe in yourself and keep your feet firmly planted in the ground.

  • Rather than making money I believe in making people happy, all other things are secondary. Money isn't important, creative satisfaction is

  • Donate and do not talk about it, they say you do nothing for the society; do and talk about it, they say you seek publicity!

  • The power of publicity is more important than advertising.

  • Kids are natural scientists.

  • Education is not sermonizing to children against their instincts and pleasures, but providing a natural continuity between what they feel and what they can and should be.

  • I'm not a natural born performer.