Top 9 Clara Bow Quotes:

1. “We had individuality. We did as we pleased. We stayed up late. We dressed the way we wanted. I used to whiz down Sunset Boulevard in my open Kissel, with several red chow dogs to match my hair. Today, they’re sensible and end up with better health. But we had more fun.” — CLARA BOW

2. “They yell at me to be dignified. But what are the dignified people like? The people who are held up as examples of me? They are snobs. Frightful snobs I’m a curiosity in Hollywood. I’m a big freak, because I’m myself!” — CLARA BOW


3. “A sex symbol is a heavy load to carry when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.” — CLARA BOW

4. “Even now I can’t trust life. It did too many awful things to me as a kid.” — CLARA BOW

5. “The more I see of men, the more I like dogs.” — CLARA BOW

6. “Marriage ain’t a woman’s only job no more. A girl who’s worked hard and earned her place ain’t going to be satisfied as a wife. I know this: I wouldn’t give up my work for a marriage. I think a modern girl’s capable of keeping a job and a husband.” — CLARA BOW

7. “My life in Hollywood contained plenty of uproar. I’m sorry for a lot of it, but not awfully sorry. I never did anything to hurt anyone else. I made a place for myself on the screen and you can’t do that by being Mrs. Louisa May Alcott’s idea of a Little Woman.” — CLARA BOW

8. “I have learned that pictures take away more than they give. You spend all your youth and all your energy to attain the thing you thought you wanted more than anything else in the world, (fame) and when you get it, you find you don’t want it. It not only doesn’t bring you happiness, but you find it has robbed you of all the other things that might have given you happiness.” — CLARA BOW

9. “No one wanted me in the first place. Often I was lonesome, frightened and miserable. I never had a doll in my life. I never had any clothes, and lots of times didn’t have anything to eat. We just lived, and that’a about all. Girls shunned me because I was so poorly dressed – the worst looking kid on the street. I decided that girls weren’t any good, and being lonely and needing child friends, cast my lot with the neighborhood boys. I became a regular tomboy – played baseball, football and learned to box.” — CLARA BOW

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