The Best Marlene Dietrich quotes

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Marlene Dietrich was born in 1901 to a Roman Catholic family. Her father was a policeman and her mother was a seamstress. Marlene had an interest in the arts from a young age and took up singing and dancing lessons. In 1920, she moved to Berlin to pursue her career in the arts. There, she met director Josef von Sternberg, who cast her in his film The Blue Angel. She went on to star in many other films, often playing seductive femme fatales. Marlene was also a successful singer and stage performer. During World War II, she lived in exile in the United States but remained outspoken against the Nazi regime.

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About Marlene Dietrich

birth of the author

27 December 1901

death of the author

6 May 1992

country of the author

United States

occupation of the author

Actress, Singer

date of the author

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Grumbling is the death of love. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

Tenderness is greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

On Las Vegas:] I love that town. No clocks. No locks. No restrictions. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

Lover’s words: ‘How beautiful you are, now that you love me. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

grumbling is the death of love Marlene Dietrich quote

Love for the joy of loving, and not for the offerings of someone else’s heart. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

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 yetโ€“it’s gone. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

I love quotatIons because It Is a joy to fInd thoughts one mIght have, beautIfully expressed wIth much authorIty by someone recognIzed wIser than oneself. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

I, personally, liked the legend. โ€” Marlene Dietrich


One should be afraid of life, not of death. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

one should be afraid of life not of death Marlene Dietrich quote

Your daughter is your child for life. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

Duties are what make life most worth living. Lacking them, you are not necessary to anyone. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

Love affairs are the real only education in life. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

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

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. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

your daughter is your child for life Marlene Dietrich quote

On Teasing : Teach your teenโ€“age daughters not to tease boys into physical desire. You might save their lives. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

There comes a time when suddenly you realize that laughter is something you remember and that you were the one laughing. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

Being in the depths of sadness is just as important an experience as being exuberantly happy. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

Which film catapulted Marlene Dietrich to stardom?

Director Josef von Sternberg cast Marlene Dietrich as Lola-Lola, the sultry and world-weary female lead in Der blaue Engel, one of Germanyโ€™s first talking films.


Inspiring Phrases From Marlene Dietrich

In Europe, it doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a womanโ€“we make love with anyone we find attractive. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

For women, beauty is more important than the mind, because the man is easier to watch than to think. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

glamour is what i sell it s my stock in trade Marlene Dietrich quote

Glamour is what I sell, it’s my stock in trade. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

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In Marlene Dietrich Statements


Gentleman. A man who buys two of the same morning paper from the doorman of his favorite nightclub when he leaves with his girl. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

On Becoming a ‘Lady’: What every mother wants her daughter to be. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

A man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a womanโ€“โ€“any womanโ€“โ€“with beautiful legs. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

Once a woman has forgiven a man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

on becoming a lady what every mother wants her daughter to be Marlene Dietrich quote

Various Statements From Marlene Dietrich

The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

The weak are more likely to make The strong weak than The strong are likely to make The weak strong. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

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. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

In language gender is particularly confusing. Why, please, should a table be male in German, female in French, and castrated in English? โ€” Marlene Dietrich

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. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

if there is a supreme being he s crazy Marlene Dietrich quote

If there is a supreme being, he’s crazy. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him. โ€” Marlene Dietrich

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