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SOPHIA LOREN: (1934 – )                         

[On why she, although being a nominee, could not attend the 1961 Academy Awards]: ‘I decided that I could not bear the ordeal of sitting in plain view of millions of viewers while my fate was being judged. If I lost, I might faint for disappointment. If I won, I would also very likely faint with joy. I decided it would be better to faint at home.’

‘Sex appeal is 50% what you’ve got and 50% what people think you’ve got.’

[On why she refused to pose nude for the 2007 Pirelli calendar]: ‘When Sophia Loren is naked, that is a lot of nakedness.’

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NICHELLE NICHOLS: (1932 – )          

[Nichelle Nichols played Lt. Uhura in the original series of Star Trek (1966), and was a close, personal friend of the series creator, Gene Roddenberry. She spoke of his belief (and hers) in the show]: ‘Gene’s whole vision was that minorities weren’t on set because we were minorities. We were on set because in the future, in our diverse world we would all be working together as equals. I understand that everyone needs to see role models that can inspire them and talk to them and represent them, but I believe that we need to move to a future that transcends race, gender or anything else. We’re all people.’

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JOAQUIN PHOENIX: (1974 – )                  

[His 2007 response when asked if he believed in life after death]: ‘Fuck no. There’s just nothing. We’re gone. If I do have a soul, I don’t think it’s interpreting life, feelings or experience. My brain is what’s making sense of experience and feelings for me. So when that fucker’s cut off, how can I possibly understand or feel anything?’

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DWAYNE JOHNSON: (1972 – )                 

[Referring to his 0.7 grade point average in college]: ‘It’s pretty hard to get a point seven. You have to do close to nothing.’

‘No matter who you are, being kind is the easiest thing you can do.’

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RICHARD TODD: (1919-2009)                  

[His response to a 2006 interviewer when asked about the suicide deaths of his two sons]: ‘I am not going around saying, ‘Why me? Why me?’ What helps me is accepting it, getting on with things. You can’t let yourself go on wallowing.’

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MARY TYLER MOORE: (1936-2017)      

[On her health in 2012]: ‘I’ve been a diabetic for about 35 years now, and I’m one of the very lucky few who has managed to live that long without having major problems. I do have problems with my eyes, one eye in particular, and if I fall, I generally break a bone.’

[On her cigarette-smoking addiction]: ‘I smoked three packs a day. There was hardly time to do anything else.’

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WILL ROGERS: (1879 – 1935)                  

[The part-Cherokee humourist once had this to say]: ‘My ancestors may not have come over on the Mayflower, but they met ‘em at the boat.’

‘The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.’

‘I never met a man I didn’t like.’

‘There’s two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works.’

‘When the Okies left Oklahoma and moved to California, it raised the IQ of both states.’

‘When you put down the good things you ought to have done and leave out the bad things you did do – that’s ‘Memoirs’.’

‘The man with the best job in the country is the Vice-President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, ‘How’s the President?’

‘Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.’

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ROSALIND RUSSELL: (1907-76)             

‘Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.’

‘At MGM, there was a first wave of top stars, and a second wave to replace them in case they got difficult. I was second in line of defence, behind Myrna Loy.’

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DEMI MOORE: (1962 – )                             

[In January 1993, when she was still married to Bruce Willis, Demi was asked about her so-called entourage of bodyguards after a writer criticized her employment of them]: ‘What that writer didn’t want to put into her article is why these people sometimes have to be in my life. When you get calls from your agent, saying, ‘We just received a call from a mental institution. A man there is telling them he wants to kill you. He’s having delusions; we don’t know whether he’s on narcotics…’ Wouldn’t you do something? Then, you know, he’s been released but the address he had given as his home address isn’t even a real one. Or you get weird letters, or people show up at your house, thinking your husband is the character that they’ve seen in a movie. It would be stupid not to protect myself when situations like that arise and when the media continues to print how much my husband makes. If something ever happened, God forbid, I would just feel stupid not to have protected all of us to the best of my ability.’

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ROY ROGERS: (1911-98)                           

[An advocate for capital punishment, he had this to say in 1982]: ‘Another thing that burns me up is that California voted in capital punishment and they haven’t electrocuted anyone yet.’

‘When I die, just skin me out and put me up on old Trigger and I’ll be happy.’

[His advice to his son, Roy Jr., regarding the Roy Rogers Museum]: ‘If the museum starts costing you money, then liquidate everything and move on.’ [The museum closed its doors in December, 2009. The assets were auctioned off at Christie’s in July, 2010].

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DON JOHNSON: (1949 – )                                             

‘People in the business will stay with you through drugs and alcohol and divorces and insanity and everything else, but you have a failure, pal, and they don’t want to know nothing about you!’

‘I’m better than Robert De Niro, I’m better than Al Pacino. I’ve got the talent, they’ve got the material.’

[On his younger days on drugs and alcohol]: ‘A lot of my friends didn’t make it. And the ones that lived, some of them are irreparably damaged for life. I remember incredibly vibrant, beautiful, talented people, who today are walking wounded, they can’t put two sentences together.’

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