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Tallulah Bankhead Quotes

(1903-1968), American Actress

Let's not quibble! I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, ''I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.''

Category: Excess

No man worth his salt, no man of spirit and spine, no man for whom I could have any respect, could rejoice in the identification of Tallulah's husband. It's tough enough to be bogged down in a legend. It would be even tougher to marry one.

Category: Husbands

I've been called many things, but never an intellectual.

Category: Intelligence And Intellectuals

I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.

Category: Mistakes

If I had my life to live again. I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.

Category: Mistakes

I'm as pure as the driven slush.

Category: Morality

I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.

Category: Neurosis

I've tried several varieties of sex. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic and the others give me a stiff neck or lockjaw.

Category: Sex

It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work -- the night watchman.

Category: Theater

Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.

Category: Uniqueness