"She was amoral. If she saw a stagehand with tight pants and a muscular build, she'd invite him into her dressing room." - An M-G-M executive
"A successful man is one who makes more money than a wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man." - Lana Turner
"I find men terribly exciting, and any girl who says she doesn't is an anemic old maid, a streetwalker, or a saint."
"She's not Madame X; she's brand X; she's not an actress, she's a commodity." -- Pauline Kael, movie critic
(On Hollywood) "It was all beauty and it was all talent, and if you had it they protected you."
"I planned on having one husband and seven children, but it turned out the other way around."
"Humor has been the balm of my life, but it's been reserved for those close to me, not part of the public Lana."
"I've always loved a challenge."
"Trash is something you get rid of - or disease. I'm not something you get rid of."
"I liked the boys and the boys liked me."
"The thing about happiness is that it doesn't help you to grow; only unhappiness does that. So I'm grateful that my bed of roses was made up equally of blossoms and thorns. I've had a privileged, creative, exciting life, and I think that the parts that were less joyous were preparing me, testing me, strengthening me."
The truth is, sex doesn't mean that much to me now. It never did, really. It was romance I wanted, kisses and candlelight, that sort of thing. I never did dig sex very much.
I would rather lose a good earring than be caught without make-up.
It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them.
The truth is, sex doesn't mean that much to me now.
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