"In the months leading up to World War II, there was a tendency among many Americans to talk absently about the trouble in Europe. Nothing that happened an ocean away seemed very threatening."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Gene Tierney on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Gene Tierney on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Gene Tierney on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Gene Tierney on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."Gene Tierney on Winston Churchill
"Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful."
"Some women feel the best cure for a broken heart is a new beau."
"I had been offered a Hollywood contract before my 18th birthday. It gave me the spark I needed."
"The Howard Hughes I knew began to change after his plane crash in 1941."
"I followed the same diet for 20 years, eliminating starches, living on salads, lean meat, and small portions."