"When a child comes in, I believe that it's a 'multipersonhood,' and it knows it, its consciousness knows it, and it has a nuclei in the center of its consciousness that is the repository of all experience and all knowledge. And when you look in the eyes of your baby and you feel this sense that they are an old soul, I believe indeed they are."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Shirley MacLaine on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Shirley MacLaine on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Shirley MacLaine on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Shirley MacLaine on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Shirley MacLaine on William Shakespeare
"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."