Quotes by Shirley MacLaine

A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused.
– Shirley MacLaine
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
– Shirley MacLaine
I realized that if what we call human nature can be changed, then absolutely anything is possible. And from that moment, my life changed.
– Shirley MacLaine
I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.
– Shirley MacLaine
I'd like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I've admired him for 35 years. He's someone who represents integrity, honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I'm actually sleeping with him.
– Shirley MacLaine
I've made so many movies playing a hooker that they don't pay me in the regular way anymore. They leave it on the dresser.
– Shirley MacLaine
It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.
– Shirley MacLaine
Sex is hardly ever just about sex.
– Shirley MacLaine
The best way to get husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they are too old to do it.
– Shirley MacLaine
Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.
– Shirley MacLaine
Women love working together. That's my experience anyway.
– Shirley MacLaine
Women being pitted each other another in Hollywood is an old tactic, but it's not real at all.
– Shirley MacLaine
When a child comes in, I believe that it's a 'multipersonhood,' and it knows it, its consciousness knows it, and it has a nuclei in the center of its consciousness that is the repository of all experience and all knowledge. And when you look in the eyes of your baby and you feel this sense that they are an old soul, I believe indeed they are.
– Shirley MacLaine
Well, success does not mean doing well.
– Shirley MacLaine
We need proof in our society.
– Shirley MacLaine
Things are done according to money these days.
– Shirley MacLaine
The soul is everlasting, and its learning experience is lifetime after lifetime.
– Shirley MacLaine
Someday perhaps change will occur when times are ready for it instead of always when it is too late. Someday change will be accepted as life itself.
– Shirley MacLaine
Remember, I come from such an excessively overdone, red-carpet place called Hollywood. So I'm used to people blowing up their success in ways that are far above and beyond the truth.
– Shirley MacLaine
It's a big deal for me to say I'm over politics.
– Shirley MacLaine