Quotes by Anna Held

I know I am very beautiful.
- Anna Held
I do not say anything from jealousy.
- Anna Held
For a married woman to flirt is a sin.
- Anna Held
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One does not re-light a dead cigarette.
- Anna Held
I was very adept at acquiring languages.
- Anna Held
I don't believe in hasty marriages.
- Anna Held
People look at me and look, but I do not care.
- Anna Held
I am very, very proud of my ability as a cook.
- Anna Held
I do not care for the money, just for the glory.
- Anna Held
We must go fast, because the race is against time.
- Anna Held
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No one ever tells us the truth, even those we love.
- Anna Held
Costumes and scenery alone will not attract audiences.
- Anna Held
It is quite lovely being single, and I much prefer it.
- Anna Held
The more they applaud, the bigger your salary will be.
- Anna Held
It is a temptation for me to wear all my rings at once.
- Anna Held
You instinctively discover how to entertain an audience.
- Anna Held
I do not like vaudeville, but what can I do? It likes me.
- Anna Held
Charm them with your presence as soon as they look at you.
- Anna Held
A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet.
- Anna Held
I think the eyes flirt most. There are so many ways to use them.
- 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
I speak English, so I am no longer cute. My tongue itches for French.
- Anna Held
I have given up trying to be happy. It is no use and leads to nothing.
- 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
To put on a corset properly is as much of an art as to make a corset properly.
- Anna Held
I have never known the time when I did not wear stays. My stays are part of me.
- Anna Held
A woman must make her fortune before she is 30; or work after she is 30; or get married.
- Anna Held
There is no disgrace in working. There was no silver spoon around at the time I was born.
- Anna Held
I wish to please the people, but I want to make them cry, perhaps. There, I have said it.
- 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
I want to see people turn and writhe; make them feel things they cannot see and sometimes do not know.
- 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
If I get married, I think I'd pick out a newspaperman rather than a millionaire. A newspaperman is a regular fellow.
- 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
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
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
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
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
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