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Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting. ...
by Marlene Dietrich

Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.
- 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

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

 

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

They want you to bring out your intestines.
- 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

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Grumbling is the death of love.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

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

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

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

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

I am at heart a gentleman.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

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

I am not a myth.
- 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

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

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

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

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

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

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

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

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

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

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
- Victor Hugo

When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from,
but our severity.
- George Eliot

When death, the great reconciler, has come,
it is never our tenderness that we repent of,
but our severity.
- George Eliot

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
- Jane Austen

What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is
first their sensibility and tenderness;
second,
their imagination, and third, their industry.
- Salman Rushdie

Do you know what it means to come home at night to
a woman who'll give you a little love,
a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house,
that's what it means.
- Henny Youngman

Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic,
performed with tenderness in simple,
homey places like the kitchen table.
- Alfred Hitchcock

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments;
tenderness for what he is,
and respect for what he may become.
- Louis Pasteur

I want affection and tenderness desperately,
but there's something in me that prevents me from handing it out.
- Ethel Waters

Though just biographical record will touch the failings
of the good and the eminent with tenderness.
- Anne Seward

We win by tenderness.
We conquer by forgiveness.
- Frederick William Robertson

A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness,
but after that he begins to bunch them.
- H. L. Mencken

Care is a state in which something does matter;
it is the source of human tenderness.
- Rollo May

If we're talking about masculinity and tenderness,
I don't look at Clinton.
- Aaron Eckhart

The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by
the tenderness of the best hearts.
- Henry Fielding

Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness
is under a love which it cannot return.
- George Eliot

Tenderness is a virtue.
- Oliver Goldsmith

There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness,
and their companionship in the saintly life need in
no way occasion surprise.
- William James

Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures;
none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them;
and,
in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
- Thomas de Quincey

There are moments when the body is as numinous as words,
days that are the good flesh continuing.
Such tenderness, those afternoons and evenings,
saying blackberry, blackberry, blackberry.
- Robert Hass

The silent film has a lot of meanings.
The first part of the film is comic.
It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films.
But I think that the second part of the film is full
of tenderness and emotion.
- Pedro Almodovar

I understand by this passion the union of desire,
friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female,
which prefers her to the rest of her sex,
and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the
sole happiness of our being.
- Edward Gibbon

If a man is pictured chopping off a woman's breast,
it only gets a R rating, but if, God forbid,
a man is pictured kissing a woman's breast,
it gets an X rating.
Why is violence more acceptable than tenderness?
- Sally Struthers

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Show me a man who knows his own heart
and to him I shall belong.
- Jewel

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Anxiety is love's greatest killer.
It makes one feel as you might
when a drowning man holds unto you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln


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