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24 Classically Inspiring Lauren Bacall Quotes

The legendary actress died Tuesday morning of a stroke in her New York home at the age of 89.

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"I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don't regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can't have it all."


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"When everything happens to you when you're so young, you're very lucky, but by the same token, you're never going to have that same feeling again. The first time anything happens to you--your first love, your first success--the second one is never the same."


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"You realize yourself when you start reflecting--because I don't live in the past, although your past is so much a part of what you are--that you can't ignore it. But I don't look at scrapbooks."


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"I would hate now to be married. It does occur to me on occasion that, if I fall and hit my head, there will be no one to make the phone call. But who wants to think about that disaster? I'd prefer not to."

Rest in peace, Ms. Bacall...You are an inspiration to all and will be missed.

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