Katharine Hepburn
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"Katharine Houghton 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. She appeared in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and received four Academy Awards for Academy Award for Best Actress/Best Actress—a record for any performer. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute as the AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars/greatest female star in Hollywood history.

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

Never complain. Never explain.

Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.

I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.

Enemies are so stimulating.

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.

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

Without discipline, there's no life at all.

Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do.

. . . as one goes through life one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.

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

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