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Raquel Welch Quotes

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch quotes: the pin-up girl’s greatest content.

“Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts – only then can you be successful.  You become more satisfied, and when you are, other people will tend to be satisfied by what you do.”

“You can’t fake listening.  It shows.”

“You have to work with people, whatever assholes they might be.”

“There’s a duality in every man and every woman.”

“There aren’t any hard women, only soft men.”

“We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.”

“I was not a classic mother.  But my kids were never palmed off to boarding school.  So, I didn’t bake cookies.  You can buy cookies, but you can’t buy love.”

“I wasn’t impossible before, but in the past 10 years I’ve made a concerted effort to think about what I have to do for other people, what I owe, what my part is in whatever relationship or situation I find myself in.  It’s getting older, I guess, that makes you think that way.”

“I like to think of aging gracefully as a game.  We might as well make up our minds to play it or just bow out and be spectators.  Sitting around doing nothing is far from the best option.  Just as you maintain your home, your car, your garden, you should look after your greatest gift: your body.”

“My body is the shape I live in and it shapes the way I live.”

“I am not a fool.  I realized when I came along, I wasn’t Meryl Streep who had been put into a bikini.  I was somebody that got rocketed into the spotlight and superstardom overnight.  I knew this was going to give me an opportunity and I should make the best of it.”

“I was a bigger-than-life persona before I was anyone in my own mind.”

“My family was very conservative, and I had a traditional upbringing.  I was not brought up to be a sex symbol, nor is it in my nature to be one.  The fact that I became one is probably the loveliest, most glamorous and fortunate misunderstanding.”

“Contrary to popular myth, I didn’t just hatch out of an eagle’s nest, circa One Million Years B.C., clad in a doe-skin bikini.  In fact, I was more surprised than anyone to find myself on location in such an exotic setting, high atop a volcanic mountain in the Canary Islands!  With the release of that famous movie poster, in one fell swoop, everything in my life changed and everything about the real me was swept away.  All else would be eclipsed by this bigger-than-life sex symbol.”

“I’d taken the bull by the horns by liberating myself and creating a career.  It took guts.  It was scary and chancy, but they discounted me as empty-headed: some little piece of fluff without any brain that happened to come along.”

“I’m a hard worker, very driven, and have never expected anything to come easily.  My yoga, a great rejuvenator, helped me to live down my image – this sex symbol thing.  It helps me connect with myself.”

“‘My self-esteem,’ ‘my self-this,’ ‘my self-that.’  Believe me, I’ve been there – I’m an actress.  At one point, you just get nauseous with it and think, ‘I have to take my mind off myself!'”

“For a woman to be considered a celebrated beauty is not exactly a bad thing.  I think we have to say that in all reality.”

“I’m far more ready to go with the flow now because I am more accepting of myself.”

“My name is Raquel Welch.  I am here for visual effects, and I have two of them.”

“The whole sex-symbol thing is part of what I do as an actress.  It’s a kind of character I play.  It’s part of me, but not the whole me.”

“I’m a woman of a certain age, and I’ve been there, done that.  And I have a lot of experience in, well, various areas.  And I tend to look around at younger women and I feel kind of maternal.  I’m ready to come forth with some helpful observations.”

“I like what I do, I actually enjoy being me and I make a very good living at it and I’m happy.”

“I’m just content.  I feel like I’ve had a very lovely, beautiful life.  I don’t know exactly what’s around the corner.  It’s not bothering me that much.”

“I have a very, very good life.  I’m grateful for all of my friends, my family and the life that I have, and the possibilities in my future.”

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