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Joan

Total Quotes : 59
Months Allen

2009 was crazy enough! I can't believe I worked with Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen, Marsha Mason, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, Jack O'Brien and Trevor Nunn in the same 12 months.

- Aaron Lazar

Mostly Literary

My literary heroes were mostly women writers and thinkers - Joy Williams, Joan Didion, Anne Sexton, June Jordan, Sarah Schulman, Audre Lorde, Cherrie Moraga, Christa Wolf - and much of this writing was political as well as literary.

- Alexander Chee

Boulevard Awful Lot

I watch an awful lot of old Hollywood movies - I'll devour anything with Bette Davis or Joan Crawford. My absolute favourite is 'Sunset Boulevard' starring Gloria Swanson.

- Amanda Donohoe

Love Obsessed

I'd love to work with Joan Cusack again - I'm obsessed with Joan Cusack.

- Amanda Peet

Think I Think

I think that people are definitely interested in the idea that Joan has conversations with God.

- Amber Tamblyn

Week Before

Susan Lucci was the biggest star in the daytime galaxy, and she served it up hot and fresh and chic five days a week. Before there was Joan Collins's Alexis Morrell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan on 'Dynasty,' there was Erica Kane Martin Brent Cudahy Chandler Montgomery Montgomery Chandler Marick Marick Montgomery on 'All My Children.'

- Andy Cohen

Star Commodity

To the unwashed public, Joan Collins is a star. But to those who know her, she's a commodity who would sell her own bowel movement.

- Anthony Newley

Fearless Had

When I was in New York, I got to see Joan Rivers do an hour of material, and it blew my mind. I don't remember how old she was at the time, but she just had this edgy hour that had so much funny stuff in it, and she was so fearless. If you only watch her on the red carpet, you don't get a sense of what a legendary standup comedian she is.

- Chelsea Peretti

Thought Woman

So many people: Lucille Ball is the earliest incarnation of a woman I thought was funny, Joan Rivers, Roseanne, Carol Burnett, Gilda Radnor, down to current times, where you have Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Kristen Wiig.

- Chelsea Peretti

Love Allow

I have women coming up to me and saying: 'I love your character! She's so empowered. She takes control; she gets what she wants.' That's another side of her. And I respect that in Joan. She says and does things that I would never allow myself to do.

- Christina Hendricks

I Think Very

I would hope that people didn't think I was anything like Joan! It's very hard for me because Joan says such cruel things all the time. It sort of makes me cringe every time I read them because I think, 'Who could be so horrible?' To be able to deliver those lines and do them with a coolness, yet still make her likable, is a bit of a challenge.

- Christina Hendricks

Always Walked

My husband says, 'What Joan walk? You've always walked that way!'

- Christina Hendricks

My Own Streamlined

I adore the incredibly tight clothing! My own wardobe's changed - I've streamlined a little bit and definitely learnt from Joan's sleekiness and tailoring.

- Christina Hendricks

Back Resolve

I just keep praying for Joan to get her power back. To resolve her problems and rise to the top. To fight back!

- Christina Hendricks

Like Touched

When you watch television shows, as good as they are, like 'Joan of Arcadia' and 'Touched by an Angel,' everything is this kind of mishmash of faith but not any specific religion.

- David Seltzer

Money Earn

I, Joan Crawford, I believe in the dollar. Everything I earn, I spend.

- Joan Crawford

Door Next

I never go outside unless I look like Joan Crawford the movie star. If you want to see the girl next door, go next door.

- Joan Crawford

Hi Recognized

If you've earned a position, be proud of it. Don't hide it. I want to be recognized. When I hear people say, 'There's Joan Crawford!' I turn around and say, 'Hi! How are you!'

- Joan Crawford

Death Anesthetic

With plastic surgery, the general anesthetic is like a black-velvety sleep, and that's what death is - without waking up to someone clapping and going, 'Joan, wake up, it's all over and you're looking pretty'.

- Joan Rivers

Love Think

I love Joan Didion, but I love her writing. I don't think meeting her could solve my problems or make me understand the world better.

- John Darnielle

Book About

In the spring of 1988, my wife, Joan Didion, and I were approached about writing a screenplay based on a book by Alanna Nash called 'Golden Girl,' a biography of the late network correspondent and anchorwoman Jessica Savitch.

- John Gregory Dunne

Brutal Appropriate

Because 'Call The Midwife' is a gentle drama, not a documentary, it's not appropriate to portray Sister Monica Joan's condition in all its brutal reality.

- Judy Parfitt

Legend I Think

I think Joan Rivers is such an untapped legend that people just don't appreciate, because they grew up with her on QVC, or they grew up with her on E!, or they grew up watching her do the things that in their minds the more prestigious comics wouldn't have taken or done.

- Julie Klausner

Rivers Nothing

I have nothing snarky to say about Joan Rivers' appearance. We should all be that happy with how we look on camera, frankly.

- Julie Klausner

Some Mostly

Oddly enough, Dame Edna is not interested in show business. Her friends in Los Angeles are mostly in the world of petroleum. She used to have some acting friends. Sadly, Joan Rivers has passed on. Larry Hagman was a close friend. A number of others.

- Barry Humphries

Happy Role

I... was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women's movement. And I wasn't at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me.

- Bea Arthur

Very Had

I connected very much with all the work of Joan Crawford because she started as a flapper. She used to dance and sing and she was very cute. She had something that was so different from what she is at the end of her life and she started in the silent movies and then went into the talkies.

- Berenice Bejo

I Am Face

Let's face it I am not Joan Collins or Boy George.

- Holly Johnson

My Own Influenced

I was really influenced by Joan Didion and Pauline Kael; they were both at the height of their influence when I was coming into my own as a reader.

- Caitlin Flanagan

More Add

My name at birth was Carol Joan Klein. It would take me five decades to appreciate my surname and the history that came with it. Along the way, I would add an 'e' to Carol and acquire several more surnames.

- Carole King

Some Berry

I put some red stuff on my mouth and cheeks so I look healthy - any old red lip pencil and a lip colour from Dr. Hauschka in a crushed berry tone. I never put anything on my eyes, or I look like Joan Crawford.

- Jane Birkin

Been Early Days

If you really want to know someone, you must see their emotions off guard. That's how I know Joan Crawford could never have been cruel to her children. I really knew her, when she was still Billie, as she liked to be called in the early days. In a relationship as close as ours, I had the chance to see her in every kind of personal situation.

- Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Knew Dearest

The Joan Crawford that I've heard about in 'Mommie Dearest' is not the Joan Crawford I knew back when.

- Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Away Add

That said, let me add that Joan and I never want him to be a child actor. We both feel that it takes away their childhood and puts untold pressure on children.

- Dwayne Hickman

Play Always

I always wanted to play Joan of Arc. I've always wanted to do that. Now I'm thinking, 'Maybe there's a story in Joan of Arc's mother!' If I don't hurry up, her grandmother!

- Ellen Burstyn

Father According

Joan of Arc was born 600 years ago. Six centuries is a long time to continue to mark the birth of a girl who, according to her family and friends, knew little more than spinning and watching over her father's flocks.

- Kathryn Harrison

Been By The Time

By the time Joan of Arc was 16 and had proclaimed herself the virgin warrior sent by God to deliver France from her enemies, the English, she had been receiving the counsel of angels for three years.

- Kathryn Harrison

Play Couple

My mum loved Joan Armatrading and used to play her records all the time and even took me to see her a couple of times when I was really quite young. I didn't really like her music back then because my mum was always playing it, but I've grown to appreciate it more.

- Katy B

Career Big

To become a big movie star like Joan Crawford, you need to wear blinders and pay single-minded attention to your career. Nobody paid attention to me, including me.

- Evelyn Keyes

Through Away

Every time I see a film about Joan of Arc I'm convinced she'll get away with it. It's the only way to get through life.

- Francoise Sagan

Independent Prisoner

I grew up listening in awe to stories of their wartime adventures. My granny, Joan, was a journalist and wrote amazing letters to my grandpa when he was a prisoner of war, while my nana, Mary, was a Land Girl, then a Wren. They were so independent, resilient and glamorous.

- Laura Carmichael

Process Chapters

Only towards the end of this process are any of the chapters in fully readable condition, a state of affairs that used to alarm my wife. But Joan's got used to it.

- Fred Saberhagen

Scientist Providing

I was married to Margaret Joan Howe in 1940. Although not a scientist herself she has contributed more to my work than anyone else by providing a peaceful and happy home.

- Frederick Sanger

Play Had

My first manager, Suzanne DeWalt, saw a play I was in. She was invited by the director Joan Scheckel, who was my first real acting teacher. Joan was also good friends with my friend Susie Landau Finch, who had first encouraged me to consider acting, so that's how I began studying.

- Gale Harold

Big Dublin

My family life reads a bit like 'Little House on the Prairie.' I was big sister to Joan, Renee, and brother William, and we grew up in Dalkey, a little town 10 miles outside of Dublin. It was a secure, safe and happy childhood, which was meant to be a disadvantage when it comes to writing stories about family dramas.

- Maeve Binchy

New Been

I gave up the notion of writing the life of Joan of Arc, as I found that there was absolutely no new material to be gleaned on her history - in fact, she had been thrashed out.

- Sabine Baring-Gould

I Think Works

Joan Cusack is one of my favorite comedic actresses, and every part she plays is so different. She does the wackiest stuff and somehow it works. I like watching her a lot, and I think you can always go further and pull back. That's something I really have to work on.

- Rachel McAdams

Movie Sacrifices

The story of Warner Brothers' movie, 'Mildred Pierce,' recounts the enormous and unrewarded sacrifices that a mother (Joan Crawford) makes for her spoiled, greedy daughter (Ann Blythe).

- Manny Farber

Human Being Actress

As a human being, Joan Crawford is a great actress.

- Nicholas Ray

About Admitted

Even my aunt Joan, hopelessly sentimental about every member of our family, admitted that I was hideous.

- Sister Parish

Her Weekends

Joan organizes our social life, and on weekends I follow her around.

- Robert B. Parker

My Life Had

I had achieved the most important things in my life when I married Joan and had the sons. Given the choice between Joan and the boys, and being a writer, I world give up being a writer without a blink.

- Robert B. Parker

Religious Constant

There are certain historical figures of such importance that we need to know everything about them, which is why books about Napoleon, Lincoln, Julius Caesar, Joan of Arc, Queen Elizabeth I, and the great religious founders continue to proliferate; these lives require constant reevaluation and interpretation.

- Robert Gottlieb

Myself Arc

I saw myself as Joan of Arc.

- Maureen O'Hara

Teacher I Can

When I'm working, I try to be serious and rest where I can. I just mark in rehearsals. I still train. I warm up. And I still take lessons from this unbelievable teacher in New York, Joan Lader. I try to be stretched and ready to go.

- Max von Essen

Lot Judy

I would say I grew up listening a lot to Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland and Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. I grew up listening to those because my parents were kind of into folk music.

- Melora Hardin

Queen Movie

Joan Crawford is a movie queen. I had never met one before. I know now what I don't want to be.

- Mercedes McCambridge

Fans Biggest

Joan was one of my biggest fans, as was Chrissie Hynde.

- Suzi Quatro

Strength 1920s

I asked my designer friend, Sam Klemick, to make a headdress for me, drawing inspiration from 1920s headpieces, Athena and Joan of Arc. Before each show, I have this quiet meditative moment where I put the headdress on and gather my thoughts and strength.

- Sydney Wayser