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Kathleen Turner Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Kathleen Turner

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A woman can plan when to have her family and how to support a family.
- Kathleen Turner

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Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude,
not looks.
Most men think it's looks, most women know otherwise.
- Kathleen Turner

I have a brother who's a psychologist.
He says three-quarters of the world are born feeling
that they will be affected by the world;
one quarter are born knowing that they will affect the world.
- Kathleen Turner

Get more women producers, writers, directors.
Why should we expect men to do it for us? They can't.
- Kathleen Turner

 

It never occurred to me that I couldn't change things
that needed changing or couldn't have what I wanted
if I worked hard enough and was good enough.
- Kathleen Turner

I'm very old-fashioned in some ways because of my father,
who thought that being a public servant was an honor.
Everyone must find a capacity in which they can serve,
because we all benefit from society.
- Kathleen Turner

It begins and ends with money.
It's absurd in this day and age when we need so much money for education,
health, for people, that a $100 million dollars can be spent on a film.
It's obscene.
- Kathleen Turner

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I don't believe in simply accumulating money,
but I have the luxury to say that, because I have enough for all my needs.
- Kathleen Turner

Women are responsible for creating their own roles.
- Kathleen Turner

I have health.
I have a wonderful support system.
I have the admiration of millions of strangers,
which I do not underestimate.
- Kathleen Turner

I am certainly a liberal.
- Kathleen Turner

I figured as I got older, the good roles for women would be in the theatre.
So 15 years ago I started building a Broadway career
to try and develop the chops to be accepted as a great theatrical actress.
- Kathleen Turner

You shouldn't get to live in society and give nothing back.
People complain about their taxes, yet they do nothing for the community.
That makes me furious.
- Kathleen Turner

I would certainly choose my jobs depending on the actions of the character.
I won't do anything that has to do with child abuse or women's abuse.
- Kathleen Turner

A woman my age is not supposed to be attractive or sexually appealing.
I just get kinda tired of that.
- Kathleen Turner

I'm very practical.
What I'm reaching for is individualism for women.
- Kathleen Turner

There are still women who are not living their own lives,
but living through their men or their children.
- Kathleen Turner

If my ego was out of whack and I believed I could carry anything off,
that would be a stupid risk.
But so far there's been no reason not to try anything.
- Kathleen Turner

I always thought the point was to have a bigger life,
to meet more people.
So I don't understand Hollywood.
- Kathleen Turner

I want people to like me.
They don't have to always like my characters,
you understand.
- Kathleen Turner

I have no desire to play most of the roles being offered.
- Kathleen Turner

My husband says I can do anything I put my mind to,
but the truth i, the only thing I want to do is act.
- Kathleen Turner

I often play women who are not essentially good or likable,
and I often go through a stage where I hate them.
Then I end up loving and defending them.
- Kathleen Turner

I never took to Hollywood.
- Kathleen Turner

I know there are nights when I have power,
when I could put on something and walk in somewhere,
and if there is a man who doesn't look at me,
it's because he's gay.
- Kathleen Turner

I had a great deal of pressure to move to LA after
Romancing the Stone came out and I'd become very popular.
But people came to me anyway.
- Kathleen Turner

The big gap between the ability of actors is confidence.
- Kathleen Turner

As I traveled from one country to another,
no one knew anything about me.
So I could be anybody, I could speak as I wished,
act as I wished, dress as I wished.
- Kathleen Turner

I think my mission is to become the greatest human I can.
I know that sounds pompous, but what else do we have?
- Kathleen Turner

I find the idea of today's icons being teenagers incredibly uninspiring.
- Kathleen Turner

What makes me angry? The education of children.
How in God's name can you expect to have a functioning
society the way we teach our kids?
- Kathleen Turner

I think Europeans have enough tradition and respect
for the experience and body of work of an actress that
they don't sell out to the new ones.
- Kathleen Turner

I'm not very active politically.
The causes I work on offer immediate,
practical, accessible help, and politics has never meant that to me.
- Kathleen Turner

I never feel more alive than when I'm on stage.
On film you feel chopped up, you can be acting from the neck up,
or the hand, there is a lot of close up.
- Kathleen Turner

At about 40, the roles started slowing down.
I started getting offers to play mothers and grandmothers.
- Kathleen Turner

I rent houses in LA when I'm filming.
I find the isolation there terrifying.
There's nowhere to go, there's nowhere to be with people.
I'm not a beach bunny.
- Kathleen Turner

I'm not a New York snob.
- Kathleen Turner

I do not admire young actresses whose foreheads cannot move.
- Kathleen Turner

What we need is more women writers, writing for older women.
There are some actresses who have production companies
and create their own material,
and I truly admire that.
- Kathleen Turner

The older I get, the less I suffer fools gladly.
- Kathleen Turner

Crimes of Passion, which is one of the best films I've done,
will live strongly in my resume, even though it didn't do well.
- Kathleen Turner

My father was a diplomatic officer.
As a diplomat's daughter, you have to learn to present yourself very early on.
- Kathleen Turner

This is not about abortion or the antics.
This is about pro choice versus anti-choice and government
intervention in a woman's personal decisions about her life.
- Kathleen Turner

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man never knows how to say goodbye;
a woman never knows when to say it.
- Helen Rowland

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract,
and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
- Isadora Duncan

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things
that made life to me glorious -
friendship and learning.
- Jane Harrison

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
- Marlene Dietrich

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

A woman must combine the role of mother,
wife and politician.
- Emma Bonino

The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a
man is when he is a baby.
- Natalie Wood

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.
The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
- Agatha Christie

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
- Honore de Balzac

Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices
unless she hasn't done it.
- Evan Esar

The man in our society is the breadwinner;
the woman has enough to do as the homemaker,
wife and mother.
- Dorothy Fields

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
- Christopher Morley

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
- Jim Carrey

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting
on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother:
the alternatives are all too expensive.
- Ann Oakley

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm,
a sense of humor, and be kind.
It's the same qualities I require from a man.
- Catherine Deneuve

A woman should be home with the children,
building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere.
- Mel Gibson

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
- George Meredith

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
- Lana Turner

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton


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