Katherine Hepburn Quotes

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Enemies are so stimulating.
— Katherine Hepburn


You can't change the music of your soul.

the self change authenticity individuality be yourself

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
— Katherine Hepburn
If you survive long enough, you're revered—rather like an old building.

old age

As one goes through life one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.


To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts.  It makes it easier to stoop the next time.


Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.
— Katherine Hepburn
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
— Katherine Hepburn

men and women

Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to make a living.  Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.


I have no romantic feelings about age. Either you are interesting at any age or you are not. There is nothing particularly interesting about being old—or being young, for that matter.
— Katherine Hepburn