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Marlene Dietrich was a German film actress and singer.

Born in Germany, she got a contract with Paramount Pictures after her big hit 'Blue Angel' and then starred in many Hollywood films. With her immaculate acting, she soon became one of the highest-paid actresses of the era.

Here are some Marlene Dietrich quotes to inspire you!

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Marlene Dietrich Quotes On Happiness

Marlene Dietrich quotes to inspire you.

Are you ready to discover the best Marlene Dietrich quotes? These Marlene Dietrich quotes are her two cents on happiness.

1. “I have a child and I've made a few people happy. That is all.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

2. "I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself."

- Marlene Dietrich.

3. “Champagne makes you feel like it's Sunday and better days are just around the corner.”

- Marlene Dietrich.

4. “The air and the sky seem to have been freshly washed and polished, and the people too.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

5. “Your daughter is your child for life.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

6. “Where have all the flowers gone”

-Marlene Dietrich.

7. “It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

8. “Logic is the key to an all-inclusive spiritual well-being.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

9. “I love that town. No clocks. No locks. No restrictions.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

10. “I do not think that we have a 'right' to happiness. If happiness happens, say thanks.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

11. “Being in the depths of sadness is just as important an experience as being exuberantly happy.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

12. “Soup not only warms you and is easy to swallow and to digest, it also creates the illusion in the back of your mind that Mother is there.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

13. “There comes a time when suddenly you realize that laughter is something you remember and that you were the one laughing.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

14. “Seeing twilight fall should be prescribed by doctors.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

Marlene Dietrich Quotes On Men And Women

Marlene Dietrich quotes that are as iconic as her.

These Marlene Dietrich quotes tell us about how men and women work individually and together in society.

15. "Once a woman has forgiven a man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast"

- Marlene Dietrich.

16. “Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.”

- Marlene Dietrich.

17. "If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long."

- Marlene Dietrich.

18. “Soft drinks: The gooey, bubbly sea drowning our American children.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

19. “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.

20.  "You need a man you can look up to and respect."

- Marlene Dietrich.

21. “Judging by the vast amount of cookbooks printed and sold in the United States one would think the American woman a fanatical cook. She isn't.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

22. “He is gentle, as all real men are gentle; without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

23. “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.

24. “I am at heart a gentleman.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

25. “For women, beauty is more important than the mind, because the man is easier to watch than to think.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

26. “Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

27. “What a man notices first about a woman is whether she notices him.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

28. "To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life."

-Marlene Dietrich.

29. “Careful grooming may take twenty years off a woman's age, but you can't fool a flight of stairs.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

30. “I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

Marlene Dietrich Quotes On Love

Learn some interesting takes on love from the famous German film actress with these Marlene Dietrich quotes.

31. “Grumbling is the death of love.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

32. “When I talk to him, I feel like a plant that's been watered.”

- Marlene Dietrich.

33. “Tenderness is greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows.”

- Marlene Dietrich.

34. “Habit: Often mistaken for love.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

35. “Love affairs are the real only education in life.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

36. “Lover's words: 'How beautiful you are, now that you love me.'”

-Marlene Dietrich.

37. “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.

38. “Love for the joy of loving, and not for the offerings of someone else's heart.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

39. "In Europe, it doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman..."

- Marlene Dietrich.

40. “I was so happy! We would simply read and sleep, be tender... God, how I loved this man!”

- Marlene Dietrich.

Marlene Dietrich Quotes On Death

These Marlene Dietrich quotations on death will make you value your life more.

41. "I'm worth more dead than alive."

-Marlene Dietrich.

42. “One should be afraid of life, not of death.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

43. "When you're dead, you're dead. That's it."

-Marlene Dietrich.

44. "Don't cry for me after I'm gone; cry for me now.”

Marlene Dietrich Quotes On Being An Actress

These Marlene Dietrich quotes are beautifully expressed, famous quotes on her experience as an actress, as an iconic German film actress herself.

45. “Writers, Composers, Painters, - also artists like directors and actors fall into the same category. They have to be handled with kid gloves, mentally and physically.”

- Marlene Dietrich.

46. “I have been photographed to death.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

47. “The relationship between the make-up man and the film actor is that of accomplices in crime.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

48. "I had no desire to be a film actress, to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash."

-Marlene Dietrich.

49. “I never ever took my career seriously.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

50. “Don't follow it blindly into every dark alley. Always remember that you are not a model or a mannequin for which the fashion is created.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

51. “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.

52. “I'm not an actress, I'm a personality.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

53. “Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

54. “Most people who make movies are in real life a bitter disappointment. I, on the other hand, am so much better in real life.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

55. “Glamour is assurance. It is a kind of knowing that you are all right in every way, mentally and physically and in appearance, and that, whatever the occasion or the situation, you are equal to it.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

56. “It is my private life which no one knows anything about, nor ever will. It needs more than half my time if it is to be a success.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

57. " It was always a big bother to me."

-Marlene Dietrich.

58. "I never enjoyed working in a film."

-Marlene Dietrich.

Marlene Dietrich Quotes On Being German

These Marlene Dietrich quotations tell us her experience about being from Germany.

59. “The tears I have cried over Germany have dried. I have washed my face.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

60. “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.

61. “The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

62. “To lose your prejudices you must travel.”

Marlene Dietrich.

The Best And Most Famous Marlene Dietrich Quotes

In the final installment of Marlene Dietrich quotes, you will find the most iconic Marlene Dietrich quotes that contribute to her being the diva of her times. Which of these Marlene Dietrich quotes is your favorite?

63. “Grumbling is the death of love.”

- Marlene Dietrich.

64. "The Academy has the horrible taste to have a star, choking with emotion, present this deathbed award so that there can be no doubt in anybody's mind why the award is so hurriedly given."

- Marlene Dietrich.

65. “A country without bordellos is like a house without bathrooms.”

- Marlene Dietrich.

66. "In this country nobody has time. It seems that talking to a friend has gone out of style. Now you have to pay money to go to an analyst."

-Marlene Dietrich.

67. “Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

68. “What remains is solitude.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

69. "Don't make a big exit. Just go. But kiss him quickly, before you go, otherwise he might think you are angry; he is used to suspecting he is doing something wrong."

-Marlene Dietrich.

70. “If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

71. “Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

72. “Every human being is in need of talking to somebody.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

73. "Lucky is the actor who is too sick to watch the proceedings on television."

- Marlene Dietrich.

74. “Timing: The alpha and omega of aerialists, jugglers, actors, diplomats, publicists, generals, prizefighters, revolutionists, financiers, dictators, lovers.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

75. “Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

76. “What remains is solitude.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

77. “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.

78. "A new kind of award has been added - the deathbed award. It is not an award of any kind. Either the recipient has not acted at all, or was not nominated, or did not win the award the last few times around. It is intended to relieve the guilty conscience of the Academy members and save face in front of the public."

-Marlene Dietrich.

79. “Until they come to see us from their planet, I wait patiently. I hear them saying: Don't call us, we'll call you.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

80. "Do let him read the papers. But not while you accusingly tiptoe around the room, or perch much like a silent bird of prey on the edge of your most uncomfortable chair. (He will read them anyway, and he should read them, so let him choose his own good time.)"

-Marlene Dietrich.

81. “The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

82. “The British have an umbilical cord which has never been cut and through which tea flows constantly. It is curious to watch them in times of sudden horror, tragedy or disaster. The pulse stops apparently, and nothing can be done, and not one move made, until a 'nice cup of tea' is quickly made.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

83. “Words can bruise and break hearts, and minds as well. There are no black and blue marks, no broken bones to put in plaster casts, and therefore no prison bars for the offender.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

84. “In language gender is particularly confusing.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

85. “You can't live without illusions, even if you must fight for them.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

86. “Friendship is a precious gift that can't be bought or sold. Its value is greater than mountains made of gold. If you shall ask God for a gift be thankful if he sends not diamonds pearls or riches but the love and trust of friends.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

87. “They want you to bring out your intestines.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

88. “Poor Elsa Lanchester. She left England because it already had a queen - Victoria. And she wanted to be queen of the Charles Laughton household, once he became a star, but he already had the role.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

89. “The air and the sky seem to have been freshly washed and polished, and the people too.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

90. “I am not a myth.”

- Marlene Dietrich.

91. “Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

92. “Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

93. “There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.”

-Marlene Dietrich.

94. “You're never lonely with a book.”

― Marlene Dietrich.

95. "A country without bordellos is like a house without bathrooms."

-Marlene Dietrich.

96. "I was raised almost entirely on turnips and potatoes, but I think that the turnips had more to do with the effect than the potatoes."

-Marlene Dietrich.

97. "On Becoming a 'Lady': What every mother wants her daughter to be."

-Marlene Dietrich.

98. "Morocco: Looks better in films."

-Marlene Dietrich.

99. "Dietrich would never do that."

-Marlene Dietrich.

100. "Chanel was a workaholic. She must have had a lot to forget."

-Marlene Dietrich.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Marlene Dietrich quotes from the famous German film actress, then why not take a look at these Katharine Hepburn quotes or Maria Felix quotes for more beautifully expressed quotes?

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