"I never would have given up my work to stay home."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Shirley MacLaine on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Shirley MacLaine on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Shirley MacLaine on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Shirley MacLaine on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Shirley MacLaine on Robert Frost
"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."