Katharine Hepburn Life Quotes
“You can’t change the music of your soul.”
“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”
“Only the really plain people know about love — the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents.”
“I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.”
I have no romantic feelings about age. Either you are interesting at any age or you are not. There is nothing particularly interesting about being old – or being young, for that matter.
Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I’m past that age.
If you survive long enough, you’re revered-rather like an old building.
I have always lived my life exactly as I wanted. I’ve tried to please no one but myself… but I’m entirely content. I can sit back in my old age and not regret a single moment, not wish to change a single thing. It’s what I wish for you…a life with no regrets.
Katharine Hepburn Marriage
Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn’t interest you, don’t do it – I would have made a terrible mother.”
I don’t believe in marriage. It’s bloody impractical. ‘To love, honor, and obey.’ If it weren’t, you wouldn’t have to sign a contract.”
Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.” (This quote is also attributed to her mother.)
Katharine Hepburn Me & Women
“I often wonder whether men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”
“Only when a woman decides not to have children, can a woman live like a man. That’s what I’ve done.”
Katharine Hepburn On Sex
“My father, a surgeon and urologist, studied sex professionally all his life. Before he died at 82, he told me he hadn’t come to any conclusions about it at all.
Katharine Hepburn Meaning Of Love
“I’ve been loved, and I’ve been in love. There’s a big difference.”
“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.”
Katharine Hepburn Children
I would have been a terrible mother because I’m basically a very selfish human being. Not that that has stopped most people going off and having children.
I can remember walking as a child. It was not customary to say you were fatigued. It was customary to complete the goal of the expedition.
Children need boundaries, so they can know how far they have to go to get beyond them.
I would have made a terrible parent. The first time my child didn’t do what I wanted, I’d kill him.
Only when a woman decides not to have children, can a woman live like a man. That’s what I’ve done.
I remember as a child going around with “Votes For Women” balloons. I learnt early what it is to be snubbed for a good cause.
Katharine Hepburn Acting
Acting is a nice childish profession – pretending you’re someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.
The terrible thing about acting in the theater is that you have to do it at night.
Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.
What acting means is that you’ve got to get out of your own skin.
Acting is the perfect idiot’s profession.
Katharine Hepburn Giving
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.
You give because you love and cannot help giving.
Don’t give in! Make your own trail. Don’t moan. Don’t complain. Think positively.
I don’t give a damn about marriage. But I do care about honor.
I was brought up by two extremely intelligent people who gave me the greatest gift that man can give anyone, and that is freedom from fear.
Katharine Hepburn Inspirational
If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.
It’s not what you start in life, it’s what you finish.
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.