Katherine Hepburn Quotes

Date of Birth: May 12, 1907    Date of Death: June 29, 2003

Katherine Hepburn was born into a family of wealth and opportunity. Her mother, who was a feminist, taught her how to be an independent woman. Katherine began her acting career after graduating from college. She became successful with her film debut in 1932 “A Bill of Divorcement”. Although she never married, she made nine movies with actor Spencer Tracy. Hepburn holds the record for being the winner of the most Academy Awards.  She won four during her career and the American Film Institute calls her the greatest female movie star of all time, in the American Film Industry.

I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.  ~ Katharine Hepburn

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.  ~ Katharine Hepburn

I would have made a terrible parent. The first time my child didn't do what I wanted, I'd kill him.  ~ Katharine Hepburn

If you need a helping hand, you can find one at the end of your arm.  ~ Katharine Hepburn

I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret... if you have any sense, and if you don't regret them, maybe you're stupid.  ~ Katherine Hepburn

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.  ~ Katherine Hepburn

If you give audiences a chance they'll do half your acting for you.  ~ Katherine Hepburn

If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the distain of one, go ahead, get married.  ~ Katherine Hepburn

As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.  ~ Katherine Hepburn

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.  ~ Katherine Hepburn

If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.  ~ Katherine Hepburn

Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around.  ~ Katherine Hepburn

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.  ~ Katherine Hepburn

Most people our brought up to believe they are as good as the person next to them, I was told I was better.  ~ Katharine Hepburn

Life is hard. After all, it kills you.  ~ Katherine Hepburn

Acting is a minor gift; after all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.  ~ Katherine Hepburn

Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.  ~ Katherine Hepburn

Without discipline, there's no life at all.  ~ Katherine Hepburn

Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.  ~ Katherine Hepburn

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only what you are expecting to give — which is everything. What you will receive in return varies. But it really has no connection with what you give. You give because you love and cannot help giving.  ~ Katharine Hepburn

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