Fred MacMurray quotes

  • I once asked Barbara Stanwyck the secret of acting. She said: 'Just be truthful - and if you can fake that, you've got it made'.
    -- Fred MacMurray

    #Writing #Fake #Secret

  • I was lucky enough to make four pictures with Barbara. In the first I turned her in, in the second I killed her, in the third I left her for another woman, and in the fourth I pushed her over a waterfall. The one thing all these pictures had in common was that I fell in love with Barbara Stanwyck - and I did, too.
    -- Fred MacMurray

    #Lucky #Four #Waterfalls

  • How could I have known that murder can sometimes smell like honeysuckle?
    -- Fred MacMurray

    #Smell #Sometimes #Murder

  • This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it.

  • I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.

  • When I write I have no loyalty except to historical truth as I see it and care no more about British achievements and mistakes than any other.

  • I have nothing against the Jewish people.

  • It's nothing personal, just business.

  • The Tarot embodies symbolical presentations of universal ideas, behind which lie all the implicits of the human mind, and it is in this sense that they contain secret doctrine, which is the realization by the few of truths embedded in the consciousness of all.

  • I'm not good at secrets, so don't tell me any.

  • I have lived to know that the secret of happiness is never to allow your energies to stagnate.

  • All tastes have the quality of being in some way artificial and invented. The secret of life is to have enough detachment from your tastes and your values to see that they are a little bit absurd.

  • I have no secrets; all of these things have been discussed at length in guitar magazines over the years but are far too elaborate to cover in one article.