Katharine Hepburn quotes

Born
May 12, 1907 Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

Died
June 29, 2003.

Occupation
Actress.

Katharine Hepburn was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. 

Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
– Katharine Hepburn

I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.
– Katharine Hepburn

Acting is a nice childish profession – pretending you’re someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.
– Katharine Hepburn

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
– Katharine Hepburn

Marriage is a series of desperate arguments people feel passionately about.
– Katharine Hepburn

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

Without discipline, there’s no life at all.
– Katharine Hepburn

My greatest strength is common sense. I’m really a standard brand – like Campbell’s tomato soup or Baker’s chocolate.
– Katharine Hepburn

It’s a rather rude gesture, but at least it’s clear what you mean.
– Katharine Hepburn

Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I’m past that age.
– Katharine Hepburn

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.
– Katharine Hepburn

To be loved is very demoralizing.
– Katharine Hepburn

Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around.
– Katharine Hepburn

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.
– Katharine Hepburn

It’s a business you go into because you’re an egocentric. It’s a very embarrassing profession.
– Katharine Hepburn

Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.
– Katharine Hepburn

When I started out, I didn’t have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous.
– Katharine Hepburn

As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.
– Katharine Hepburn

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
– Katharine Hepburn

Trying to be fascinating is an asinine position to be in.
– Katharine Hepburn

Only the really plain people know about love – the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents.
– Katharine Hepburn

Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn’t interest you, don’t do it – I would have made a terrible mother.
– Katharine Hepburn

If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
– Katharine Hepburn

Never complain. Never explain.
– Katharine Hepburn

I have many regrets, and I’m sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret… if you have any sense, and if you don’t regret them, maybe you’re stupid.
– Katharine Hepburn

Enemies are so stimulating.
– Katharine Hepburn