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Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You can’t be on top all the time, it isn’t natural.

Olivia De Havilland

I don’t feel the cold. It’s my British blood!

Olivia De Havilland

I don’t need a fantasy life as once I did. That is the life of the imagination that I had a great need for. Films were the perfect means for satisfying that need.

Olivia De Havilland

I had a very big crush on Errol Flynn during ‘Captain Blood.’ I thought he was absolutely smashing for three solid years, but he never guessed. Then he had one on me but nothing came of it. I’m not going to regret that; it could have ruined my life.

Olivia De Havilland

I read the Scriptures at the American Cathedral on Christmas and Easter; that’s it. It’s a task I love.

Olivia De Havilland

I wanted to be what my high-school civics and history teacher thought of as a good American. That automatically involved taking an interest in government.

Olivia De Havilland

I was just a mini-star when we did ‘Gone With the Wind.’

Olivia De Havilland

I was quite thin, and I didn’t have to worry until I had my appendix out and a mysterious metabolic change occurred.

Olivia De Havilland

I would prefer to live forever in perfect health, but if I must at some time leave this life, I would like to do so ensconced on a chaise longue, perfumed, wearing a velvet robe and pearl earrings, with a flute of champagne beside me and having just discovered the answer to the last problem in a British cryptic crossword.

Olivia De Havilland

I’m all for typewriters, with instant carbon copies, and seeing films in cinemas.

Olivia De Havilland

If I watch ‘Gone With the Wind,’ I always find it interesting. I think, ‘What’s going to happen next? What’s that character going to do?’ But you know, you never really need to watch the films you made again. They stay inside you, always with you.

Olivia De Havilland

Playing good girls in the 30s was difficult, when the fad was to play bad girls. Actually I think playing bad girls is a bore; I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress.

Olivia De Havilland

The one thing that you simply have to remember all the time that you are there, is that Hollywood is an oriental city. As long as you do that you might survive. If you try to equate it with anything else you’ll perish.

Olivia De Havilland

The TV business is soul crushing, talent destroying and human being destroying.

Olivia De Havilland

There certainly is such a thing as screen chemistry, although I don’t believe you find it frequently.

Olivia De Havilland

We were like a stock company at Warners. We didn’t know any of the stars from the other studios.

Olivia De Havilland

Samuel Barber
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