"My goal was not to be famous or rich but to be good at what I did. And that required going to New York and studying and working in the theater."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Shirley Knight on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Shirley Knight on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Shirley Knight on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Shirley Knight on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Shirley Knight on Ambrose Bierce
"There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about, there are things that you cannot talk to your children about."
"I'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show, Learning To Be Human."
"This house was our dream-the gardens, the study, even the swimming pool. Even though I can't see John when I wake up in the morning, I can always feel him here with me."
"The only people you can really share certain things with in secret are your girlfriends."