53 Best Hedy Lamarr Quotes from the Actress and Inventor

Hedy Lamarr was an American actress and inventor who was born in Austria.


Best Hedy Lamarr Quotes


All creative people want to do the unexpected. ~ Hedy Lamarr.


Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid. ~ Hedy Lamarr.


All my six husbands married me for different reasons. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

Men are most virile and most attractive between the ages of 35 and 55. Under 35 a man has too much to learn, and I don’t have time to teach him. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

The public pays and feels it is entitled to participate in the personal affairs of a performer. ~ Hedy Lamarr.


I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don’t have to stay that way. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I’d rather wear jewels in my hair than anywhere else. The face should have the advantage of this brilliance. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet. ~ Hedy Lamarr.


Confidence is something you’re born with. I know I had loads of it even at the age of 15. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I don’t believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn’t, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

Some men like a dull life – they like the routine of eating breakfast, going to work, coming home, petting the dog, watching TV, kissing the kids, and going to bed. Stay clear of it – it’s often catching. ~ Hedy Lamarr.


I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I remember all too well the premiere of Ecstasy when I watched my bare bottom bounce across the screen and my mother and father sat there in shock. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

Top Hedy Lamarr Quotes

Let any pretty girl announce a divorce in Hollywood and the wolves come running. Fresh meat for the beast and they are always hungry. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

Hope & curiosity about the future seemed better than guarantees. ~ Hedy Lamarr.


When I attained a certain advanced intimacy with a man, and I don’t just mean sex, I married him. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I would tell anyone who wants something from someone else to feign not wanting it. People are perverse. If you show great affection to them, they’ll run the other way. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I paint canvasses on the floor and drove one art teacher out of his mind. But that’s just the way I paint best. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

Jack Kennedy always said to me, Hedy, get involved. That’s the secret of life. Try everything. Join everything. Meet everybody. ~ Hedy Lamarr.


It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I know when I’m working I seldom get into trouble. My educated guess is that boredom has caused most of the problems with Hollywood celebrities. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

Inspiring Hedy Lamarr Quotes

Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight, and I don’t want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him. ~ Hedy Lamarr.


The unknown was always so attractive to me…and still is. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it. After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I am a very good shot. I have hunted for every kind of animal. But I would never kill an animal during mating season. ~ Hedy Lamarr.


I’m a sworn enemy of convention. I despise the conventional in anything, even the arts. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

If I were to name my favorite pastime, I’d have to say talking about myself. I love it and I think most other people do too. We need people like us, more listeners and less talkers. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I don’t have any gnawing guilt over contributing to any unhappiness suffered by my husbands. They were as much to blame as I was. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

Because you don’t live near a bakery doesn’t mean you have to go without cheesecake. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories. ~ Hedy Lamarr.


Lawyers know how to take isolated complaints in a divorce case and build them into one big one. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

Popular Hedy Lamarr Quotes

I enjoy countless hundreds pursuing me. I love those who love me the most. I am sort of flattered by men showing attention to me. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money, and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

Dirt makes a man look masculine. Let your hair blow in the wind, and all that. It’s OK. All you have to do is look neat when you have to look neat. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I’ve been an important star and lived a full life, yet I only have three close friends. I guess that’s all anyone can expect. ~ Hedy Lamarr.


Compromise and tolerance are magic words. It took me 40 years to become philosophical. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me. Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior. I need a superior inferior man. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I advise everybody not to save: spend your money. Most people save all their lives and leave it to somebody else. Money is to be enjoyed. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

Famous Hedy Lamarr Quotes

Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk. I got sick of it after a while. So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices. ~ Hedy Lamarr.


I never go to funerals. To me, a person is dead when he breathes for the last time. After that, your memories should be personal. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

Making pictures, for an actress, is like betting, for a gambler. Each time you make a picture you try to analyze why you won or lost. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

All a woman needs is a good bath, clean clothes, and for her hair to be combed. These things she can do herself. I very seldom go to the hairdresser, but when I do, I just marvel. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don’t have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I’ve met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with. ~ Hedy Lamarr.


A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

It’s funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I have always felt that if a man gives you a solid gold key to his door he is entitled to the courtesy of a visit. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn’t have it. ~ Hedy Lamarr.

So these were the 53 top Hedy Lamarr quotes on life, acting and inventing.

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