"I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Marlene Dietrich on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Marlene Dietrich on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Marlene Dietrich on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Marlene Dietrich on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Marlene Dietrich on Mahatma Gandhi
"Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him."
"Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring."
"When you're dead, you're dead. That's it."
"Grumbling is the death of love."
"Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast."