"I wasn't afraid of getting old, because I was never a great beauty."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Shirley MacLaine on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Shirley MacLaine on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Shirley MacLaine on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Shirley MacLaine on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Shirley MacLaine on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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 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."
"Women love working together. That's my experience anyway."