50 Electrifying Marlene Dietrich Quotes

Marlene Dietrich Quotes

Marlene Dietrich, original name Marie Magdalene Dietrich, born 27th December 1901 in Schöneberg, Berlin Germany was a singer and actress whose aura of sophistication, beauty, and languid sensuality made her a worldwide icon film star. Her father passed away when she was very young and her mother remarried.

By the age of 12, she had learned English and French. As a teenager, she studied to be a violinist, but her initiation into the notorious band Nightlife of Weimar Berlin made the life of the average classical musician unappealing to her. She faked a wrist injury which forced her to seek other jobs such as acting and modeling to make ends meet.

During the 1920s, Marlene appeared in silent films and entertained people with stage performances. She gained worldwide recognition with “The Blue Angel”, landing her a contract with Paramount Pictures. Marlene Dietrich was cited as the “9th Greatest Female Star of Classical Hollywood Cinema” in 1999 by the “American Film Institute.” We have provided a collection of the most entertaining quotes and sayings by Marlene Dietrich on beauty, money, habits, actress, and more.

Marlene Dietrich Quotes

1. “I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”– Marlene Dietrich

2. “There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich” Under a picture of a mom holding a baby.”– Marlene Dietrich

3. “A man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman– any woman– with beautiful legs.”– Marlene Dietrich

4. “The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.”– Marlene Dietrich

5. “Friendship is a precious gift that can’t be bought or sold. It’s value is greater than mountains made of gold. If you shall ask God for a gift be thankful if he sends not diamonds pearls or riches but the love and trust of friends. It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”– Marlene Dietrich

6. “Being in the depths of sadness is just as important an experience as being exuberantly happy.”– Marlene Dietrich

7. “In language gender is particularly confusing. Why, please, should a table be male in German, female in French, and castrated in English?”– Marlene Dietrich

8. “Words can bruise and break hearts, and minds as well. There are no black and blue marks, no broken bones to put in plaster casts, and therefore no prison bars for the offender.”– Marlene Dietrich

9. “Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.”– Marlene Dietrich

10. “There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich” Under a picture of a mom holding a baby :-)”– Marlene Dietrich

11. “A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.”– Marlene Dietrich

12. “To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it’s no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.”– Marlene Dietrich

13. “How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police yet – it’s gone.”– Marlene Dietrich

14. “Tenderness is greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows.”– Marlene Dietrich

15.”Don’t follow it blindly into every dark alley. Always remember that you are not a model or a mannequin for which the fashion is created.”– Marlene Dietrich

16. “Glamour is assurance. It is a kind of knowing that you are all right in every way, mentally and physically and in appearance, and that, whatever the occasion or the situation, you are equal to it.”– Marlene Dietrich

17. “Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves.”– Marlene Dietrich

18. “It is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed by someone wiser than oneself.”– Marlene Dietrich

19. “Courage and grace is a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring.”– Marlene Dietrich

20. “Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.”– Marlene Dietrich

21. “Careful grooming may take twenty years off a woman’s age, but you can’t fool a flight of stairs.”– Marlene Dietrich

22. “The relationship between the make-up man and the film actor is that of accomplices in crime.”– Marlene Dietrich

23. “It is my private life which no one knows anything about, nor ever will. It needs more than half my time if it is to be a success.”– Marlene Dietrich

24. “A new kind of award has been added – the deathbed award. It is not an award of any kind. Either the recipient has not acted at all, or was not nominated, or did not win the award the last few times around. It is intended to relieve the guilty conscience of the Academy members and save face in front of the public.”– Marlene Dietrich

25. “Poor Elsa Lanchester. She left England because it already had a queen – Victoria. And she wanted to be queen of the Charles Laughton household, once he became a star, but he already had the role.”– Marlene Dietrich

26. “Most people who make movies are in real life a bitter disappointment. I, on the other hand, am so much better in real life.”– Marlene Dietrich

27. ” For women, beauty is more important than the mind, because the man is easier to watch than to think.”– Marlene Dietrich

28. “How do you know love is gone? If you said that you would be there at seven and you get there by nine, and he or she has not called the police yet – it’s gone.”– Marlene Dietrich

29. “H is for Hardware store: I’d rather go to the hardware store than the opera. And I like the opera.”– Marlene Dietrich

30. “A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.”– Marlene Dietrich

31. “There comes a time when suddenly you realize that laughter is something you remember and that you were the one laughing.”– Marlene Dietrich

32. “I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.”– Marlene Dietrich

33. “I had no desire to be an film actress, to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash. It was always a big bother to me.”– Marlene Dietrich

34. “There’s something about an American soldier you can’t explain. They’re so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.”– Marlene Dietrich

35. “Until they come to see us from their planet, I wait patiently. I hear them saying: Don’t call us, we’ll call you.”– Marlene Dietrich

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36. “I was raised almost entirely on turnips and potatoes, but I think that the turnips had more to do with the effect than the potatoes.”– Marlene Dietrich

37. “Writers, Composers, Painters, – also artists like directors and actors fall into the same category. They have to be handled with kid gloves, mentally and physically.”– Marlene Dietrich

38. “I was so happy! We would simply read and sleep, be tender… God, how I loved this man!”– Marlene Dietrich

39. “Judging by the vast amount of cookbooks printed and sold in the United States one would think the American woman a fanatical cook. She isn’t.”– Marlene Dietrich

40. “Love affairs are the real only education in life.”– Marlene Dietrich

41. “Sex is much better with a woman, but then one can’t live with a woman.”– Marlene Dietrich

42. “Every human being is in need of talking to somebody. In this country nobody has time. It seems that talking to a friend has gone out of style. Now you have to pay money to go to an analyst.”– Marlene Dietrich

43. “Careful grooming may take twenty years off a woman’s age, but you can’t fool a flight of stairs.”– Marlene Dietrich

44. “Soup not only warms you and is easy to swallow and to digest, it also creates the illusion in the back of your mind that Mother is there.”– Marlene Dietrich

45. “Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and better days are just around the corner.”– Marlene Dietrich

46. “A country without bordellos is like a house without bathrooms.”– Marlene Dietrich

47. “The British have an umbilical cord which has never been cut and through which tea flows constantly. It is curious to watch them in times of sudden horror, tragedy or disaster. The pulse stops apparently, and nothing can be done, and not one move made, until a ‘nice cup of tea’ is quickly made.”– Marlene Dietrich

48. “The Academy has the horrible taste to have a star, choking with emotion, present this deathbed award so that there can be no doubt in anybody’s mind why the award is so hurriedly given.”– Marlene Dietrich

49. “America took me into her bosom when there was no longer a country worthy of the name, but in my heart I am German – German in my soul.”– Marlene Dietrich

50. “Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.”– Marlene Dietrich

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Marlene Dietrich Summary

Marlene Dietrich maintained her popularity throughout her career that spanned over six decades by reinventing herself over and over again. Considerably, this was not an easy feat. She successfully traded her attractive persona and exotic looks to become the highest-paid actress during her era.

Marlene was a high-profile entertainer in the U.S. throughout World War II, and she is also recognized for her humanitarian efforts during the war. The above quotes about Marlene Dietrich are dedicated to help you improve your life and dedicated to achieve your goals, regardless of your situation.

 

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