[About Fred Astaire] "Sure he was great, but don't forget Ginger Rogers did everything
he did backwards . . . and in high heels!"
-- Bob Thaves 1982 © NEA Inc.
"My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tapping
wildly inside her for months."
"When two people love each other, they don't look at each other; they look in the
"They're not going to get my money to see the junk that's made today."(1983)
"The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first."
"I don't know which I like best. I love the applause on the stage. But pictures are
so fascinating - you reach many millions through them. And you make more money too."
"When you're happy, you don't count the years."
"Hollywood is like an empty wastebasket."
[On her partnership with Astaire] "After all, it's not as if we were Abbott and Costello.
We did have careers apart from each other."
"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."
"A goal is a plan. A plan is an outline. The minute you outline something, you limit
"My love for ice cream emerged at an early age--and has never left!"