I’m such an unholy mess of a girl
Katharine Hepburn and Joseph Cotten in The Philadelphia Story (1939).
The thing about life is that you must survive. Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough. Not in the sense of being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making a deadly effort not to be defeated.
Cecil Beaton- Katharine Hepburn, 1935
All my life, I’ve stayed at parties too long because I didn’t know when to go.
There are women and women—and then there’s Kate. There are actresses and actresses—and then there’s Hepburn.
— Frank Capra
I think the reason people have an affection for me now is in a kind of a way I must have lived a life that a lot of women think would be a nice life to have lived. They think its dignified, but they think its free. I’ve done what i wanted to do. They don’t bother to think they have five children and I haven’t. I have brains enough to know you cannot have it all.
Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907-June 29, 2003)
250 Favorite Classic Films in no particular order
⇨ Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Now it isn’t that I don’t like you, Susan, because, after all, in moments of quiet, I’m strangely drawn toward you, but - well, there haven’t been any quiet moments.