That’s what I love about dance. It makes you happy, fully happy.
I’m a sucker for a good movie.
Old age is a wonderful time of life. At least, that’s what everyone tells you. But let me tell you: it is not true. What’s true is that your hips, knees and ankles gradually give up on you – everything is quite dreadful, really. And it was a terrible thing to have told us because we believed it.
I can pick good food, but I can’t pick a good man.
I don’t think you can ever be bitter about anything, because if you don’t allow your heart to stay open, then all you have is a filled heart of hate and bitterness, and you’re never able to love or like anybody.
I’m going to stay on stage until I drop dead. Then I’m going to have myself stuffed, like Trigger, and I’m going to put me in a museum.
I loved to party with the Rat Pack; they were so much fun.
In life, I’m like Molly Brown. I’ve had tough times along the way and gone through experiences that many women have gone through. But I ain’t down yet.
You don’t get there the easy way. If you feel sorry for yourself, and you let yourself go down, you will drown.
I just think my life’s been really blessed, because being in show business, I’ve met wonderful people, and I’ve traveled all over the world.
The only way to make it through life is to fight.
You just never give up. You do a task to the best of your abilities and beyond.
I love having my ghosts, and I love having my memories.
All the training at MGM came to be a great help for me on ‘Molly Brown.’
People used to call her Debbie Reynolds’ daughter. Now they call me Princess Leia’s mother!
I went to the school of hard knocks.
Every performer should learn a little bit of everything.
I’m an Aries and sort of a challenge to myself.
‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ was my favorite for me to be in because it was all dancing. There were other musicals that I made with Donald O’Connor and Gene Kelly that were wonderful pictures, and we had a lot of fun making them.
Music will bring you through… It brought me through.
If love alone could cure our children, they would always be well.
I’m 78. We’ve lost a lot of our great stars. I can’t hang out with those who aren’t here. The phone service to Heaven is so bad, you know. But I get to visit with their memories.
My first husband ran off with Elizabeth Taylor
I wanted to get that sense of peace and even boredom that comes with long familiarity.
Those were hard times, but I loved living there. I would walk on the tracks, hopping, skipping. I enjoyed the neighborhood, I enjoyed El Paso. I remember being chased by tumbleweeds on windy days; they came up to my neck.
I loved Fred Astaire’s way of dancing. He led you into the dance.
My son, Todd Fisher- he has been such a wonderful son and brother.
I should see a board of directors who should vote on who I should date.
I gave it all that I had, and it’s gratifying that others seem to be receiving it so well.
I want happiness for my daughter – I want Carrie to be happy.
I knew Mrs. Liberace. Lee and I were great friends. I know the whole inside story.
Carrie is my child, and I love her with every ounce of strength I possess.
I stopped making movies because I don’t like taking my clothes off. Maybe it’s realism, but in my opinion, it’s utter filth.
I had the sets that meant so much to this character built – right in my home, especially the kitchen, which was important both for her character and for your introduction to her when Albert comes to visit.
I miss the movies. Still, I understood that my kind of movie has had its day. I thought it was over for me.
I wanted to be as comfortable in that environment as she was. I moved around those areas in character.