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“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.”

Lauren Bacall, By Myself and Then Some

On Humphrey Bogart

“Just looking at him could make me tremble. When he took my hand in his, the feeling caught me in the pit of my stomach–his hand was warm, protecting, and full of love. When he saw me at the beginning of the day and when he called me on the telephone, his first words were always, ‘Hello, Baby.’”
“I used to tremble from nerves so badly that the only way I could hold my head steady was to lower my chin practically to my chest and look up at Bogie. That was the beginning of ‘The Look.’”
“Losing Bogey was horrible, obviously. Because he was young. And because he gave me my life. I wouldn’t have had a — I don’t know what would have happened to me if I hadn’t met him — I would have had a completely different kind of life. He changed me, he gave me everything. And he was an extraordinary man.”

“Looking at yourself in a mirror isn’t exactly a study of life.”
“I find that through the sad times, work is what made my continuing, not breaking down, possible. In work, I was always someone else and I subconsciously reveled in that.”
“I’m not ashamed of what I am – of how I pass through this life. What I am has given me the strength to do it. At my lowest ebb I have never contemplated suicide. I value what is here too much. I have a contribution to make. I am not just take up space in this life. I can add something to the lives I touch. I don’t like everything I know about myself, and I’ll never be satisfied, but nobody’s perfect. I’m not sure where the next years will take me – what they will hold – but I’m open to suggestions.”
“Stardom isn’t a profession; it’s an accident.”
“A planned life is a dead life.”
“You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought”
“A man’s illness is his private territory and, no matter how much he loves you and how close you are, you stay an outsider. You are healthy.”
“I am not a has-been. I am a will be.”
“You realize yourself when you start reflecting–because I don’t live in the past, although your past is so much a part of what you are–that you can’t ignore it. But I don’t look at scrapbooks.”
“Legends are all to do with the past and nothing to do with the present.”
“Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.”
“I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.”



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