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Quotes about Obsession
by Marlene Dietrich

Sex.
In America an obsession.
In other parts of the world a fact.
- Marlene Dietrich

In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact.
- Marlene Dietrich

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich PHOTO

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
- Marlene Dietrich

 

When you're dead, you're dead.
That's it.
- Marlene Dietrich

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

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The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than
the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
- Marlene Dietrich

I am not a myth.
- Marlene Dietrich

I dress for the image.
Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion,
not for men.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

Grumbling is the death of love.
- Marlene Dietrich

I am at heart a gentleman.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful,
I just know what to do with them.
- Marlene Dietrich

Latins are tenderly enthusiastic.
In Brazil they throw flowers at you.
In Argentina they throw themselves.
- Marlene Dietrich

They want you to bring out your intestines.
- Marlene Dietrich

Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.
- Marlene Dietrich

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
- Marlene Dietrich

Courage and grace are a formidable mixture.
The only place to see it is in the bullring.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
- Marlene Dietrich

There is a gigantic difference between earning a great
deal of money and being rich.
- Marlene Dietrich

Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade.
- Marlene Dietrich

The average man is more interested in a woman who is
interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.
- Marlene Dietrich

The tears I have cried over Germany have dried.
I have washed my face.
- Marlene Dietrich

If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

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

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

I'm worth more dead than alive.
Don't cry for me after I'm gone; cry for me now.
- Marlene Dietrich

The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

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

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

I've been called many names like perfectionist,
difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the
details for any artist to be good.
- Barbra Streisand

It creeps up on you and becomes an obsession.
It comes out of watching a million movies.
- Mike Leigh

Love is an obsession.
It has that quality to it.
But there are healthy obsessions, and mine is one of them.
- Pamela Stephenson

Yes and our obsession with youth in our culture and how we,
women lie about their age after 35 obsessively and
no one wants to let anyone know they're getting older,
et cetera.
- Sela Ward

Obsession led me to write.
It's been that way with every book I've ever written.
I become completely consumed by a theme,
by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.
- Anne Rice

I'm a guy who just wanted to see his name in the lineup everyday.
To me, baseball was a passion to the point of obsession.
- Brooks Robinson

Without obsession, life is nothing.
- John Waters

The work is a calling.
It demands that type of obsession.
- John Pomfret

I think life's an irrational obsession.
- Sean Penn

I have an intense obsession with making films.
I not only love to make films, I perhaps need to make films.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity,
because with an obsession you keep coming back and
back and back to the same question and never get an answer.
- Norman Mailer

Probably I chose immortality because mortality is a
universal human obsession.
- Joan D. Vinge

The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the
man who can neither live nor die,
and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.
- Emile M. Cioran

Time, in general, has always been a central obsession of mine -
what it does to people,
how it can constitute a plot all on its own.
So naturally, I am interested in old age.
- Anne Tyler

The more decadent a culture gets, the more they have
a need for what they don't have at all,
which is innocence, so you end up with kiddie porn
and a perverse obsession with youth.
- Joni Mitchell

Women have this obsession with shoes.
- Alexandra Paul

I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people.
Their best characteristic is their desire to remember.
No other people has such an obsession with memory.
- Elie Wiesel

Dancing is my obsession.
My life.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

The trade of authorship is a violent,
and indestructible obsession.
- George Sand

What can we say about a marketing culture that so openly
feeds and colludes with obsession? The Disney empire
has developed this to an unprecedented degree of professionalism.
- Rowan Williams

Under popular culture's obsession with a naive inclusion,
everything is O.K.
- Stanley Crouch

Obsession is an attractive thing.
People who are really, really interested and good at
one thing and smart are attractive,
if they're men.
- Meryl Streep

Yet another thing Canadians and Europeans have in common
is an obsession with the United States,
and with distinguishing themselves from it,
often by crude stereotyping.
- Timothy Garton Ash

Music became an obsession, and eventually we felt more
comfortable with each other then we did with anyone else.
The three of us were like one person.
- Robin Gibb

I get very caught up with things.
I used to be dominated by domestic things.
I had a lovely house in LA-and it became this growing,
mad obsession.
- Kyle MacLachlan

I had an obsession that I was male characters from movies.
- Illeana Douglas

I do not think that obsession is funny or that not
being able to stop one's intensity is funny.
- Jim Dine

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Claude Monet

Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend,
very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon
a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.
- Napoleon Hill

People have this obsession.
They want you to be like you were in 1969.
They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you.
It's very selfish, but it's understandable.
- Mick Jagger

My introduction to the Brady book was an attempt to
nail the exact same idea since Brady addressed the point.
And since I write pornography, naturally,
something of an obsession for me.
- Peter Sotos

The painter's obsession with his subject is all that
he needs to drive him to work.
- Lucian Freud

The discussion of ideas as opposed to the American
narcissistic obsession with what's going on with the self,
that's the general thing people are talking about.
- Stanley Crouch

My significant other right now is myself,
which is what happens when you suffer from multiple
personality disorder and self-obsession.
- Joaquin Phoenix

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.
Love risks degenerating into obsession,
friendship is never anything but sharing.
- Elie Wiesel

What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas,
but their obsession with the idea that what has already
been said is still not enough.
- Eugene Delacroix


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