"Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends."
"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same."Shirley MacLaine on Elbert Hubbard
"Don't walk behind me I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."Shirley MacLaine on Albert Camus
"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."Shirley MacLaine on Buddha
"Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."Shirley MacLaine on Muhammad Ali
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."Shirley MacLaine on Oprah Winfrey
"I've gotten crankier in my old age."
"I'd like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I've admired him for 35 years. He's someone who represents integrity, honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I'm actually sleeping with him."
"I wasn't afraid of getting old, because I was never a great beauty."
"I mean, no one asks beauty secrets of me, or 'What size do you wear?' or 'Who's your couturier?' They ask me about really deep things and I love that."
"Someday perhaps change will occur when times are ready for it instead of always when it is too late. Someday change will be accepted as life itself."