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1907 - 2003, American actress

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are
expecting to give, which is everything.
Katharine Hepburn

Without discipline, there's no life at all.
Katharine Hepburn

Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I've had my share. But whatever happens to you, you
have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got to not forget to
laugh.
Katharine Hepburn

Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
Katharine Hepburn

Life's what's important. Walking, houses, family. Birth and pain and joy. Acting's just waiting
for a custard pie. That's all.
Katharine Hepburn

I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.
Katharine Hepburn

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an
Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
Katharine Hepburn

Enemies are so stimulating.
Katharine Hepburn

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next
door and just visit now and then.
Katharine Hepburn

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.
Katharine Hepburn

I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I've just done what I damn well wanted
to, and I've made enough money to support myself, and ain't afraid of being alone.
Katharine Hepburn

Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do.
Katharine Hepburn

I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.
Katharine Hepburn

Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
Katharine Hepburn

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the
teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because
if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
Katharine Hepburn

Death will be a great relief - no more interviews.
Katharine Hepburn

If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
Katharine Hepburn

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get
married.
Katharine Hepburn

There are no laurels in life - just new challenges.
Katharine Hepburn

Only when a woman decides not to have children, can a woman live like a man. That's what
I've done.
Katharine Hepburn

My father, a surgeon and urologist, studied sex professionally all his life. Before he died at 82,
he told me he hadn't come to any conclusions about it at all.
Katharine Hepburn

Life is full of censorship. I can't spit in your eye.
Katharine Hepburn

Who is Katharine Hepburn? It took me a long time to create that creature.
Katharine Hepburn

I'm a personality as well as an actress. Show me an actress who isn't a personality, and you'll
show me a woman who isn't a star.
Katharine Hepburn

I find a woman's point of view much grander and finer than a man's.
Katharine Hepburn

Once a crowd chased me for an autograph. "Beat it," I said, "go sit on a tack!" "We made
you," they said. "Like hell you did," I told them.
Katharine Hepburn

Children need boundaries, so they can know how far they have to go to get beyond them.
Katharine Hepburn

I have no romantic feelings about age. Either you are interesting at any age or you are not.
There is nothing particularly interesting about being old - or being young, for that matter.
Katharine Hepburn

The thing about life is that you must survive. Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things
will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough - not in the sense of
being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making a deadly effort not to be
defeated.
Katharine Hepburn

What in the world would we do without our libraries?
Katharine Hepburn

Wouldn't it be great if people could get to live suddenly as often as they die suddenly?
Katharine Hepburn

If you're given a choice between money and sex appeal, take the money. As you get older,
the money will become your sex appeal.
Katharine Hepburn

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn

Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way
that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around wondering about
yourself.
Katharine Hepburn

Loved people are loving people.
Katharine Hepburn

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