Grace Kelly

American actress and Princess consort of Monaco

Grace Patricia Kelly (12 November 192914 September 1982) was an Academy Award-winning American actress. She became princess consort of Monaco in 1956 when she married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. Thereafter, she was commonly referred to as Princess Grace.

Grace Kelly

QuotesEdit

  • Personally, I wouldn't go anywhere important without my own favorite Hermès black bag... I have my jewelry with me in case something happens and I suddenly have to dress up. For me, going out without that purse would seem almost like going out naked. Well, almost.
    • Kelly (1954) attributed to her in: Charlotte Chandler (2005) It's Only a Movie: Alfred Hitchcock: A Personal Biography. p. 212 : Kelly had mentioned this to Hitchcock during the preparations of the movie Rear Window.
  • I certainly don't think of my life as a fairy tale.
    • Kelly (1956) as cited in Editors of People Magazine (2007) The Royals: Their Lives, Loves and Secrets. p. 62
  • For a woman, forty is torture, the end. I think turning forty is miserable.
    • Kelly (1969) in interview with William B. Arthur. Cited in: James Spada (1988) Grace: The Secret Lives of a Princess. p. 280
  • To create harmony in the home is the woman's right and duty.
    • Attributed to Kelly in: Tom Tierney (1986) Grace Kelly: paper dolls in full color. p. 17
  • The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.
    • Attributed to Kelly in: Robert Andrews Ed. (1987) The Routledge dictionary of quotations. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Books. p. 209
  • Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
    • Attributed to Kelly in: Paula Munier (2004) On Being Blonde: Wit And Wisdom From The World's Most Infamous Blondes. p. 78
  • The frantic life of today has swept up women to the point where... they feel that there is no time for this vital natural function.(breastfeeding) I have many duties and obligations of state along with my husband, but my family comes first.
    • The Milwaukee Sentinel Princess Puts Motherhood First Jul 17, 1971
  • (when children can watch without embarrassment their mothers breast feed brothers and sister) They realize the wholesomeness of sex and its naturalness. They don't put sex in the wrong proportion.
    • The Milwaukee Sentinel Princess Puts Motherhood First Jul 17, 1971
  • I love walking in the woods, on the trails, along the beaches. I love being part of nature. I love walking alone. It is therapy. One needs to be alone, to recharge one's batteries.
    • The Milwaukee Sentinel Princess Grace finds relaxation in her gardens Jan. 1, 1981

About Grace KellyEdit

  • Grace Kelly's apparent frigidity was like a mountain covered with snow, but that mountain was a volcano.
    • Alfred Hitchcock in the 1950s, cited in: Michael Johns (2004) Moment of Grace: The American City in the 1950s. p. 24
  • I didn't discover Grace, but I saved her from a fate worse than death. I prevented her from being eternally cast as a cold woman.
    • Alfred Hitchcock cited in: William Shurtleff, Lawton L. Shurtleff (2005) The Shurtleff and Lawton families: genealogy and history. p. 450
  • I could have married her!
    • Senator John F. Kennedy in 1956, looking at press coverage of Grace Kelly's wedding. Recounted by Gore Vidal and cited in Sarah Bradford's America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (2001).

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