"I want women to be liberated and still be able to have a nice ass and shake it."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Shirley MacLaine on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Shirley MacLaine on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Shirley MacLaine on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Shirley MacLaine on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Shirley MacLaine on John Lennon
"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."