"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."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Shirley MacLaine on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Shirley MacLaine on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Shirley MacLaine on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Shirley MacLaine on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Shirley MacLaine on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"Women love working together. That's my experience anyway."