“I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me
by the library fire and tell fairy stories.”
“Hope and curiosity about the future seemed better than guarantees. That’s the way I was.
The unknown was always so attractive to me… and still is.”
“I’m a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts.”
“I’ve met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel
seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with.”
“Films have a certain place in a certain time period. Technology is forever.”
“Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”
“I advise everybody not to save: spend your money. Most people save all their lives
and leave it to somebody else. Money is to be enjoyed.”
“If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude.
I hope to make you use your imagination.”
“A good painting to me has always been like a friend.
It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.”
“I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me. Somewhere there must be a man
who could be my husband and not feel inferior. I need a superior inferior man.”
“Perhaps my problem in marriage – and it is the problem of many women – was to want
both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are
important to a marriage.”
“The world isn’t getting any easier. With all these new inventions I believe that people
are hurried more and pushed more… The hurried way is not the right way; you need
time for everything – time to work, time to play, time to rest.”
“Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence.
I felt I had served my time as a puppet.”
“I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand.
When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.”
“All creative people want to do the unexpected.”
“I was madly in love with life.”
[Suggesting her epitaph:] This is too deep for me.