Thursday, 17 July 2014
Here's to the Lady Who Lunched
“I find it easier to abstain than do a little bit of anything. I’m not a ‘little bit’ kind of dame. I want it all, whatever I do.”
“I don’t think there’s any thrill in the world like doing work you’re good at.”
“I never found anyone who could look after me as well as I could look after myself.”
“I have not had any of that surgical stuff. I am too curious to find out exactly how I progress every day of my life naturally. That is what fascinates me.”
“I could have made a lot of money doing 'Golden Girls,' and I would have been good. But the image of it! And for me to work with Betty White every day would be like taking cyanide.”
"These performers that go on about their technique and craft - oh, puleeze! How boring! I don't know what 'technique' means. But I do know what experience is."
“I’ve looked my worst, I’ve seen myself photographed badly, goodly, whatever. I’m not afraid of anything like that any more. That’s dumb, to be afraid of that. ‘Ohh, no make-up! Wait, my hair!’ Please. You know what I mean? I’m not scared of that any more in life.”
“I am not influenced by other human beings. But I am inspired.”
RIP one of the most incredible, most energetic, most inspiring women in the business we call "show" - Elaine Stritch!
We are very sad indeed.
Elaine Stritch (2nd February 1925 - 17th July 2014)