"We need proof in our society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Shirley MacLaine on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Shirley MacLaine on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Shirley MacLaine on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Shirley MacLaine on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."
"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."