"I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers to die in the dressing room."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Mercedes McCambridge on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Mercedes McCambridge on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Mercedes McCambridge on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Mercedes McCambridge on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Mercedes McCambridge on Elbert Hubbard
"I can choose to accelerate my disease to an alcoholic death or incurable insanity, or I can choose to live within my thoroughly human condition."
"I've always had bronchitis. I've been administered the Sacrament of Death three times for it."
"My second marriage had a lot to do with alcohol."
"Alcohol is a very patient drug. It will wait for the alcoholic to pick it up one more time."