Quotes by Marlene Dietrich

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
– Marlene Dietrich
Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.
– Marlene Dietrich
Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.
– Marlene Dietrich
Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade.
– Marlene Dietrich
Grumbling is the death of love.
– 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 yet - it's gone.
– Marlene Dietrich
I am at heart a gentleman.
– Marlene Dietrich
I am not a myth.
– Marlene Dietrich
I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.
– Marlene Dietrich
I had no desire to be an film actress, to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash. It was always a big bother to me.
– 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.
– Marlene Dietrich
I never enjoyed working in a film.
– Marlene Dietrich
I was raised almost entirely on turnips and potatoes, but I think that the turnips had more to do with the effect than the potatoes.
– Marlene Dietrich
If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.
– Marlene Dietrich
It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
– Marlene Dietrich
Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves.
– Marlene Dietrich
Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.
– Marlene Dietrich
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
– 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.
– Marlene Dietrich
The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.
– Marlene Dietrich