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Ingrid Bergman Quotes

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Be yourself. The world worships the original.

You must train your intuition – you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.

The best way to keep young is to keep going in whatever it is that keeps you going. With me that’s work, and a lot of it. And when a job is finished, relax and have fun.

No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight of the soul.

I always wanted to do comedies but nobody discovered this until my old age. They think all Swedes are like [Greta Garbo].

I always felt guilty. My whole life.

I’ve gone from saint to whore and back to saint again, all in one lifetime.

I have no regrets. I wouldn’t have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

I made so many films which were more important, but the only one people ever want to talk about is that one with Bogart.

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

I don’t think anyone has the right to intrude in your life, but they do. I would like people to separate the actress and the woman.

People didn’t expect me to have emotions like other women.

I’ve never sought success in order to get fame and money; it’s the talent and the passion that count in success.

I have grown up alone. I’ve taken care of myself. I worked, earned money and was independent at 18.

Never again! I can see no reason for marriage – ever at all. I’ve had it. Three times is enough.

I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn’t shut up!

I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn’t enough. I was exploding inside.

Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.

Cancer victims who don’t accept their fate, who don’t learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left.

I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn’t choose acting. It chose me.

There are advantages to being a star though – you can always get a table in a full restaurant.

I don’t regret a thing I’ve done. I only regret the things I didn’t do.

[to daughter Isabella Rossellini, on acting] Keep it simple. Make a blank face and the music and the story will fill it in.

In Paris, when the picture came out [Casablanca, 1942], they weren’t too pleased with it. They didn’t like the political point of view. The picture was taken off immediately and was never sold to television. A while ago, it was brought in and opened in five theatres in Paris, as a new movie. They had a big gala opening where I appeared and people were absolutely crazy about it.

[on ‘Casablanca’] I never knew how the picture was going to end, if I was really in love with my husband or Bogart. So I had no idea how I should play the character. I kept begging them to give me the ending but they’d say, ‘We haven’t made up our minds. We’ll shoot it both ways’. We did the first ending and they said,’That’s good, we won’t bother with the other’.

[filming ‘Anastasia’] Yul Brynner was shorter, I suggested putting a little block under him. ‘You think I want to play it standing on a box? I’ll show the world what a big horse you are!’ I never had a complex about my height after that. If you took acting away from me, I’d stop breathing.

Hollywood was a terribly lonely place for me. I had wonderful associations with Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, and all the others while I worked with them, but after they left the studios at night, they retired to their own circle of friends.
Because I’m a Swede I always suffer in films, drive audiences out into the night sobbing. Look at ‘The Bells of Saint Mary’s’. I was happy and gay but there had to be something wrong. So they gave me TB.

Until 45 I can play a woman in love. After 55 I can play grandmothers. But between those ten years, it is difficult for an actress.

I don’t worry about it because we are all growing old. If I were the only one I would worry. But we’re all in the same boat, and all of my friends are coming with me. We all go toward old age. How many years left we don’t know. We just have to accept it.

Acting is the best medicine in the world – if you’re not feeling well, it goes away because you are busy thinking about something that isn’t yourself. We actors are very fortunate people.

I have had my different husbands, my families. I am fond of them all and I visit them all. But deep inside me there is the feeling that I belong to show business.

Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.

[Cary Grant] is quite remarkable, you know. I think [Audrey Hepburn] is now too old for him, and in his next picture he will be making love to someone like Jane Fonda.

I am happy I was born Swedish because this means having a tough education — at least it was in my time. But I couldn’t live there, even when I was in my 20s. Sweden is too far from the rest of the world psychologically. There you feel confined on an island.

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