"I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Hedy Lamarr on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Hedy Lamarr on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Hedy Lamarr on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Hedy Lamarr on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Hedy Lamarr on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Confidence is something you're born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15."
"A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires."
"My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles."
"It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe."
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."