Anna Held Quotes

 

I think the eyes flirt most. There are so many ways to use them.

— Anna Held

A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet.

— Anna Held

We must go fast, because the race is against time.

— Anna Held

Some women flirt more with what they say, and some with what they do.

— Anna Held

You’ll never catch a man if you let him think you are too smart.

— Anna Held

You instinctively discover how to entertain an audience.

— Anna Held

Yes, I am seeking a husband. As soon as the right man asks me, I shall say, ‘It is not good for a woman to live alone.’

— Anna Held

Whatever success I may have attained is due to the fact that since I was old enough to work at all, my ambition has never deserted me.

— Anna Held

To put on a corset properly is as much of an art as to make a corset properly.

— Anna Held

There is no disgrace in working. There was no silver spoon around at the time I was born.

— Anna Held

The more they applaud, the bigger your salary will be.

— Anna Held

Please do not ask me to talk about my divorce. Mr. Ziegfeld and I are such very good friends. It is only a little matter quite between ourselves.

— Anna Held

People look at me and look, but I do not care.

— Anna Held

One does not re-light a dead cigarette.

— Anna Held

No one ever tells us the truth, even those we love.

— Anna Held

No one could possibly look all the time like my photographs. It is dreadfully hard to live up to them. They stare at me everywhere.

— Anna Held

My little dog, he did not get ill. It is so funny that people get ill on a boat and dogs do not.

— Anna Held

Most women are indulgent of themselves. This is a mistake. It should be only the reward of old age.

— Anna Held

It is quite lovely being single, and I much prefer it.

— Anna Held

It is a temptation for me to wear all my rings at once.

— Anna Held

If I get married, I think I’d pick out a newspaperman rather than a millionaire. A newspaperman is a regular fellow.

— Anna Held

I wish to please the people, but I want to make them cry, perhaps. There, I have said it.

— Anna Held

I was very adept at acquiring languages.

— Anna Held

I want to see people turn and writhe; make them feel things they cannot see and sometimes do not know.

— Anna Held

I speak English, so I am no longer cute. My tongue itches for French.

— Anna Held

I read the papers every day just to discover if one mentions Anna Held.

— Anna Held

I let my personal feelings take care of themselves. I find that works better.

— Anna Held

I know I am very beautiful.

— Anna Held

I have never known the time when I did not wear stays. My stays are part of me.

— Anna Held

I have given up trying to be happy. It is no use and leads to nothing.

— Anna Held

I don’t want to get married, and I don’t want to work after I’m 30, so I must manage my fortune somehow in the next seven years.

— Anna Held

I don’t believe in hasty marriages.

— Anna Held

I do not say anything from jealousy.

— Anna Held

I do not like vaudeville, but what can I do? It likes me.

— Anna Held

I do not care for the money, just for the glory.

— Anna Held

I am very, very proud of my ability as a cook.

— Anna Held

How many women have the courage to start properly with a cold, cold bath early in the morning? I jump in, throw the water, cold as ice, and after the first plunge I am happy.

— Anna Held

For a married woman to flirt is a sin.

— Anna Held

Costumes and scenery alone will not attract audiences.

— Anna Held

Charm them with your presence as soon as they look at you.

— Anna Held

At home in Paris I take a milk bath two times a week, but here on the road it is more difficult. I miss them.

— Anna Held

A woman must make her fortune before she is 30; or work after she is 30; or get married.

— Anna Held

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