“Most women use more brains picking a horse in the third at Belmont than they do picking a husband”
This quote is one of 40 in a slideshow by the Telegraph and is attributed to Actress Lauren Bacall (1924-2014), who was married to Humphrey Bogart. It makes a good quip doesn’t it? It should, because as commenter, allthoughtswork, noted, it was written by a screenwriter, not thought up by Ms Bacall. This is just one more example of the cultural issue we seem to have of confusing the character with the actor. Nice catch, allthoughtswork.
See this and 39 more great quotes by personalities including Terry Pratchett and Abraham Lincoln here: Telegraph.co.uk
Lauren Bacall didn’t say that. Schatze Page, the character she played in “How To Marry a Millionaire” had that line written for her.
What Lauren Bacall was actually quoted as saying was, “I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don’t regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can’t have it all.”
Which is sad, really.
Well Damn, That is an even better one, Thanks. There are some good ones in the 40.
Yes, there are, thanks. Strange that they managed to attribute Austen’s quote correctly as spoken by a character but not Bacall’s. Ah, well.