Tallulah Bankhead Quotes

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Acting is a form of confession.


I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.
— Tallulah Bankhead


Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.
— Tallulah Bankhead

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My father warned me about men and booze but he never said anything about women and cocaine.
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If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.
— Tallulah Bankhead

actors audiences

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.
— Tallulah Bankhead


It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work-the night watchman.
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Whatever you have read I have said is almost certainly untrue, except if it is funny, in which case I definitely said it.
— Tallulah Bankhead


The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes - only sooner.
— Tallulah Bankhead

mistakes life

Too many of our countrymen rejoice in stupidity, look upon ignorance as a badge of honor. They condemn everything they don't understand.

ignorance stupidity

I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess.  If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, "I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right."