I don’t want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.

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Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle. So at least it’s something I experienced, but that’s not where I live.

Unfortunately, I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.

Telegram, June 13, 1962, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kennedy, turning down a party invitation.

I restore myself when I’m alone. A career is born in public-talent in privacy.

First, I’m trying to prove to myself that I’m a person. Then maybe I’ll convince myself that I’m an actress.

Please don’t make me a joke.