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I'm worth more dead than alive.
by Marlene Dietrich

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

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

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

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

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

Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

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

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

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

I dress for the image.
Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion,
not for men.
- 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 am at heart a gentleman.
- Marlene Dietrich

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

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

Grumbling is the death of love.
- Marlene Dietrich

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
- 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

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

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

I am not a myth.
- Marlene Dietrich

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
- 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

They want you to bring out your intestines.
- 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

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
- Euripides

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship
of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
- Robert Southey

The whole worth of a kind deed is
in the love that inspires it.
- The Talmud

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- Benjamin Franklin

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life
than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
or remember what is best forgotten.
- Anonymous

A man's interest in a single bluebird
is worth more than a complete but dry list
of the fauna and flora of a town.
- Henry David Thoreau

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't let anyone else take the measure
of your worth and capabilities.
Always stand proud in who you are.
- Margaret Spellings

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,
but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
- Herm Albright

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

Most unhappiness comes from resisting life.
Occasionally, you have such a strong commitment
to changing the world order that it is worth
struggling against the flow of life.
But don't live your life as if each minor happening
were a matter of life and death.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

There are only four questions of value in life...
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same: only love.
- Johnny Depp as Don Juan in the movie Don Juan De Marco

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact.
If that doesn't happen, none of this is worth it.
- Jewel

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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