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Great Quotes From Oscar Winning Women

Mar 1 2014, 7:58pm CST | by

At last year’s Oscars we got Seth MacFarlane’s “We Saw Your Boobs” song, and this year we get a much more seasoned and female-friendly host in Ellen DeGeneres. We’ll see how she counters MacFarlane’...

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Great Quotes From Oscar Winning Women

Mar 1 2014, 7:58pm CST | by

At last year’s Oscars we got Seth MacFarlane’s “We Saw Your Boobs” song, and this year we get a much more seasoned and female-friendly host in Ellen DeGeneres. We’ll see how she counters MacFarlane’s ill-conceived and much blasted little ditty  – it’s such an easy target I’m betting she’ll at least give it a little jab.

We know that the statistics aren’t great when it comes to female directors in both film and TV. Kathryn Bigelow is the patron saint of female directors who have Oscars (translation: She’s the only female director with an Oscar), and this year all five directing nominees are yet again men. They’re all fantastic directors and it’s not their fault that Hollywood is still behind the times when it comes to giving women the big directing gigs, but it’ll sure be nice one day to watch the Academy Awards and see one, two, or, hell, five women up for Best Director. Let’s hope that day isn’t too far off.

Since Oscar night is a celebration of films and filmmakers (both in front of and behind the camera), I thought it would be good to celebrate some of the smart, talented female Oscar winners from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Mary Pickford, a beloved actress who was known as “America’s Sweetheart” but who was also a savvy businesswoman, the highest-paid woman in the world (she started negotiating her own contracts at an early age), and a producer who started United Artists along with Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith, is just one of the women quoted. They’re all worth remembering.

“It is best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.” – Anne Baxter, Best Supporting Actress, The Razor’s Edge

“Every now and then, when you’re on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It’s a sound you can’t get in movies or in television, it is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you’ve hit them where they live.” - Shelley Winters, Best Supporting Actress, The Diary of Anne Frank, A Patch of Blue

Retirement is just not in my DNA.” – Rita Moreno, West Side Story

“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” Mary Pickford, Best Actress, Coquette

“To know one has never really tried – that is the only death.” – Marie Dressler, Best Actress, Min and Bill

“I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my makeup box.” – Bette Davis, Best Actress, Jezebel, Dangerous

“I made so many films which were more important, but the only one people ever want to talk about is that one with Bogart.” – Ingrid Bergman, Best Supporting Actress, Murder on the Orient Express/ Best Actress, Gaslight, Anastasia

“I know what’s best for me – after all I have been in the Claudette Colbert business longer than anybody.” Claudette Colbert, Best Actress, It Happened One Night

“When I was 8 years old, I knew what I was going to be—an actress.” – Hattie McDaniel, Best Supporting Actress, Gone With the Wind

“Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts.” – Ruth Gordon, Best Supporting Actress, Rosemary’s Baby

“The problem with people who have no vices is that you can be sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues” – Elizabeth Taylor, Best Actress, Butterfield 8, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

The 86th Academy Awards air Sunday March 2.

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