"I don't care what the critics say. My fabulous Mom will give me a good review if nobody else does."
"When you're happy, you don't count the years."
"My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tappy wildly
inside her for months."
"The most important thing in anyone's life is to be giving something. The quality I can give is fun,
joy and happiness. This is my gift." (with Groucho Marx)
"They're not going to get my money to see the junk that's made today." (1983)
"I`m most grateful to have had that joyous time in motion pictures. It really was a Golden Age of Hollywood. Pictures were talking, they were singing, they were coloring. It was beginning to blossom out: bud and blossom were both present."
"I believe in living each day as it comes, to the best of my ability. When it`s done, I put it away, remembering that there will be a tomorrow to take it`s place. If I have any philosophy, that`s it. To me it`s not a fatalistic attitude."
"In everything that I do I learn and try to put it to use. I have learned to go through life not into it. It`s like a boat. You mustn't let the water in or you`re sunk. Of course, I`ve made mistakes and I have had failures, but I do not dwell on them because people don`t care about garbage. When I make a mistake it`s like a bad leaf on a lettuce - I throw it out into the waste basket."
"I adore the man. I always have adored him. It was the most fortunate thing that ever happened to me, being teamed with Fred: he was everything a little starry-eyed girl from a small town ever dreamed of." - on Fred Astaire
"The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first."
"You bring out a lot of your own thoughts and attitudes when acting. I think a great deal of it has to do with the inner you. You know, there`s nothing damnable about being a strong woman. The world needs strong women. There are a lot of strong women you do not see who are guiding, helping, mothering strong men. They want to remain unseen. It`s kind of nice to be able to play a strong woman who is seen."
"The 30s were such a pretty time. I know it was a bad time for an awful lot of people, but not for me. I remember the whole atmosphere, the ambiance of the 30s with a glow because success was knocking at my door. I got to California in `32, just in time to go Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), where I sang `Were In the Money`. It was a whole new life for me. I was excited about it. It was happy and beautiful and gay and interesting. I was surrounded by marvelous people, all the top people of our industry."
"When two people love each other, they don`t look at each other, they look in the same direction." (with George Brent)
GINGER ROGERS. Born July 16, 1911. Died April 25, 1995