"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Shirley MacLaine on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Shirley MacLaine on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Shirley MacLaine on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Shirley MacLaine on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Shirley MacLaine on Oscar Wilde
"I've gotten crankier in my old age."
"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."
"Women love working together. That's my experience anyway."