Irene Dunne quotes

  • I drifted into acting and drifted out. Acting is not everything. Living is.
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Acting

  • So being two different people in one day unnerved me to no end.
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Two #People #One Day

  • I like the fog that creeps over the whole city every night about five, and the warm protective feeling it gives...and lights of San Francisco at night, the fog horn, the bay at dusk and the little flower stands where spring flowers appear before anywhere else in the country...But, most of all, I like the view of the ocean from the Cliff House.
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Country #Spring #Ocean

  • Of course WE never had to do nude scenes. I'm glad, too, because I'm susceptible to pneumonia.
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Pneumonia #Scene #Glad

  • The things we like best are either illegal, immoral or fattening.
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Illegal #Fattening #Immoral

  • But friends invited me to a private screening of Emmanuelle and said I'd learn a few things. But I know all the swear words. I just don't use them. So I declined
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Use #Said #Screening

  • And yet I think The White Cliffs of Dover one of my best films
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Thinking #White #Dover

  • Years ago the public used to hound me but now I can go shopping in peace
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Years #Shopping #Hounds

  • I always believed in my characters. I lived them
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Character #Always Believe

  • You see I found I didn't have to act to be happy
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Found

  • I appeared with many leading men. But working with Cary Grant was different from working with other actors. He was much more fun! I think we were a successful team because we enjoyed working together tremendously, and that pleasure must have shown through onto the screen. I will always remember two compliments he made me. He said I had perfect timing in comedy and that I was the sweetest smelling actress he ever worked with.
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Fun #Team #Successful

  • Nothing can replace the excitement, the magic, and yes the glamour of a Ziegfeld show.
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Magic #Excitement #Glamour

  • But that's why there are so few women stars today. Pornography has taken away the mystery.
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Stars #Taken #Today

  • There seems to be a general impression that to be known as normal in Hollywood is akin to being labeled as rare animal in a zoo.
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Zoos #Animal #Hollywood

  • That's the kind of stuff you are offered today. Scripts that have you mixed up with young men. I find them utterly revolting.
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Men #Stuff #Today

  • I know all the swear words. I just don't use them. There are worse things in life than being called a Lady.
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Use #Swear #Swear Word

  • I'll leave the swearing to the Jane Fondas.
    -- Irene Dunne

    #Swearing