Quotes from Gloria Stuart
"A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets."
"After Screen Actor's Guild and Golden Globes, each one was an extra added attraction, another candle on the cake."
"Claude Rains was what we call an actor's actor. He was very involved with himself and his performance."
"I had been told by so many people that I was going to be nominated, that I should be nominated, that there wasn't any question about my being nominated. I don't think it was a surprise."
"I have a private press. I'm a book artist. I publish books of other authors and artists. I do the illustrating. I set the type. I print it myself on my press. I do everything but bind it."
"I have enjoyed acting very much, because I know it's not for real!"
"I just finished my 11th book last week, so I'm ready to start the next one."
"I love working."
"I never had a great role in a great film."
"I quit after my seven-year contract with Universal was up. I quit for 33 years."
"I started in this film business to get a name so I could be in New York onstage. I wanted to be a stage actress."
"I wanted to be a theater actress, but I thought it would be easier to get to New York and the theater if I had a name than if I just walked the streets as a little girl from California."
"I wanted to be on the stage, doing very important emotional roles."
"I'm amazed. When I was 40, I thought I'd never make 50. And at 50 I thought the frosting on the cake would be 60. At 60, I was still going strong and enjoying everything."
"I'm going to do a book on the Chinese Butterfly Kite, its history, and I'll illustrate it and print it and write it."
"I've been very, very successful. It's very satisfying to me."
"I've tried to guide my creativity as best I could into interesting channels, channels that make a difference. I don't know where I got it."
"In the '60s, '70s and '80s, everybody was pretty tense on the set."
"It never occurred to me that it would be a big hit internationally and forever."
"It was a struggle treating Claude Rains as my lover, but we were friendly. It was no great love affair."
"James Whale had been an actor. He was the most meticulous, most knowledgeable director. He was able to tell you exactly what he wanted."
"The great actresses and actors receive awards for great roles in great films."
"The John Ford pictures I made are highly regarded, but at the time they didn't seem like that."
"There's no point in working if I'm not involved and interested."
"When I graduated from Santa Monica High in 1927, I was voted the girl most likely to succeed. I didn't realize it would take so long."
"When I was little I thought, isn't it nice that everybody celebrates on my birthday? Because it's July 4th."
"When I went back to New York with somewhat of a name, they didn't want movie actresses."
Total Quotes: 27
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