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Quotes by Anna Held

Quotes by Anna Held

  1. A woman must make her fortune before she is 30; or work after she is 30; or get married.
  2. A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet.
  3. At home in Paris I take a milk bath two times a week, but here on the road it is more difficult. I miss them.
  4. Charm them with your presence as soon as they look at you.
  5. Costumes and scenery alone will not attract audiences.
  6. For a married woman to flirt is a sin.
  7. How many women have the courage to start properly with a cold, cold bath early in the morning? I jump in, throw the water, cold as ice, and after the first plunge I am happy.
  8. I am very, very proud of my ability as a cook.
  9. I do not care for the money, just for the glory.
  10. I do not like vaudeville, but what can I do? It likes me.
  11. I do not say anything from jealousy.
  12. I don’t believe in hasty marriages.
  13. I don’t want to get married, and I don’t want to work after I’m 30, so I must manage my fortune somehow in the next seven years.
  14. I have given up trying to be happy. It is no use and leads to nothing.
  15. I have never known the time when I did not wear stays. My stays are part of me.
  16. I know I am very beautiful.
  17. I let my personal feelings take care of themselves. I find that works better.
  18. I read the papers every day just to discover if one mentions Anna Held.
  19. I speak English, so I am no longer cute. My tongue itches for French.
  20. I think the eyes flirt most. There are so many ways to use them.
  21. I want to see people turn and writhe; make them feel things they cannot see and sometimes do not know.
  22. I was very adept at acquiring languages.
  23. I wish to please the people, but I want to make them cry, perhaps. There, I have said it.
  24. If I get married, I think I’d pick out a newspaperman rather than a millionaire. A newspaperman is a regular fellow.
  25. It is a temptation for me to wear all my rings at once.
  26. It is quite lovely being single, and I much prefer it.
  27. Most women are indulgent of themselves. This is a mistake. It should be only the reward of old age.
  28. My little dog, he did not get ill. It is so funny that people get ill on a boat and dogs do not.
  29. No one could possibly look all the time like my photographs. It is dreadfully hard to live up to them. They stare at me everywhere.
  30. No one ever tells us the truth, even those we love.
  31. One does not re-light a dead cigarette.
  32. People look at me and look, but I do not care.
  33. Please do not ask me to talk about my divorce. Mr. Ziegfeld and I are such very good friends. It is only a little matter quite between ourselves.
  34. Some women flirt more with what they say, and some with what they do.
  35. The more they applaud, the bigger your salary will be.
  36. There is no disgrace in working. There was no silver spoon around at the time I was born.
  37. To put on a corset properly is as much of an art as to make a corset properly.
  38. We must go fast, because the race is against time.
  39. Whatever success I may have attained is due to the fact that since I was old enough to work at all, my ambition has never deserted me.
  40. Yes, I am seeking a husband. As soon as the right man asks me, I shall say, ‘It is not good for a woman to live alone.’
  41. You instinctively discover how to entertain an audience.
  42. You’ll never catch a man if you let him think you are too smart.
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