Joan Fontaine quotes

  • I hope I'll die on stage at the age at 105, playing Peter Pan.
    -- Joan Fontaine

    #Age #Peter #Stage

  • The main problem in marriage is that for a man sex is a hunger like eating. If the man is hungry and can't get to a fancy French restaurant, he goes to a hot dog stand. For a woman, what is important is love and romance.
    -- Joan Fontaine

    #Dog #Sex #Men

  • The theater audience is the ultimate teacher, instructing the actor on the degree to which he has executed both the author's and the director's intent.
    -- Joan Fontaine

    #Teacher #Directors #Degrees

  • [On her troubled relationships with her daughters:] You can acquire enemies. Why give birth to them?
    -- Joan Fontaine

    #Daughter #Children #Giving

  • One puzzling thing about men -- they allow their sex instinct to drive them to where their intelligence never would take them.
    -- Joan Fontaine

    #Sex #Men #Instinct

  • You know, I've had a helluva life. Not just the acting part. I've flown in an international balloon race. I've piloted my own plane. I've ridden to the hounds. I've done a lot of exciting things,
    -- Joan Fontaine

    #Race #Acting #Balloons

  • Marriage, as an institution, is as dead as the dodo bird.
    -- Joan Fontaine

    #Bird #Institutions

  • You know, I've had a helluva life,
    -- Joan Fontaine

  • It seems there's just no room left for elegance in this paper-plate, blue-jean world. And I, for one, think it's a shame.
    -- Joan Fontaine

    #Thinking #Blue #World

  • My sister is a very peculiar lady. When we were young, I wasn't allowed to talk to her friends. Now I'm not allowed to talk to her children, nor are they permitted to see me. This is the nature of the lady. Doesn't bother me at all.
    -- Joan Fontaine

    #Children #Peculiar #My Sister

  • If you keep marrying as I do, you learn everybody's hobby.
    -- Joan Fontaine

    #Hobbies