"I can't advise any of the young ones, because I don't know what their background was, but I would suggest that anyone who wants to be famous more than anything - there's a real problem."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Shirley MacLaine 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 MacLaine on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Shirley MacLaine on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Shirley MacLaine on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Shirley MacLaine on Ambrose Bierce
"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."