21 Debbie Reynolds Quotes That Showcase Her Kind Heart

Debbie Reynolds singing and smiling with a white scarf around her neck in a scene from 'Singing in the Rain'
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RIP Debbie.

We Miss Debbie Reynolds But She Lives On Through These 21 Quotes

If you're a fan of Singin' in the Rain or old Hollywood in general then you surely miss Debbie Reynolds as much as we do!

She was a rare talent in hollywood and her presence lives on through her movies and her words. The following Debbie Reynolds quotes are exactly like her; short, sweet, and full of sass. Her classic beauty and talent was admirable but her advice and wisdom speaks wonders.

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Debbie Reynolds Quotes

  • "Every performer should learn a little bit of everything."

  • "I never dreamt of being in the movies. I was from a very average, I would say, a rather poor family, so my big treat was to work hard all week. I mowed lawns and babysat and washed dishes and washed cars —to go to the movies."

  • "Never give power of attorney."

  • "I gave it all that I had, and it’s gratifying that others seem to be receiving it so well."

  • "I feel sorry for the young people today. I think there’s too much paparazzi and not enough protection."

  • "I think one of my favorite films is Dark Victory with Bette Davis. Why? She was so wonderful in that film. And maybe I just want a good cry once in a while without having to go through a divorce."

  • "I miss the movies. Still, I understood that my kind of movie has had its day. I thought it was over for me."

  • "As you train and as you develop your talents, you do get better, hopefully, or you get out of the business."

  • "Singin’ in the Rain and childbirth were the two hardest things I ever had to do in my life."

  • "I don't think you can ever be bitter about anything, because if you don't allow your heart to stay open, then all you have is a filled heart of hate and bitterness, and you're never able to love or like anybody."

Quotes by Debbie Reynolds

  • "Anything worthwhile is hard, and dancing is very hard, and if you’ve ever studied dancing of any kind you’d know that to be in precision, three people dancing together."

  • "I love having my ghosts, and I love having my memories."

  • "People used to call her “Debbie Reynolds’ daughter,” now they call me “Princess Leia’s mother"!"

  • "I’ll just stay in show business till they stuff me like Trigger, when I drop dead."

  • "These are my recollections. If you remember things differently, send me your version—but only if it’s funnier."

  • "It’s not natural to outlive your child. This has always been my greatest fear."

  • "Carrie is my child, and I love her with every ounce of strength I possess. If love alone could cure our children, they would always be well."

  • "I can pick good food, but I can't pick a good man."

  • "At the time Carrie was living at the edge but hadn’t yet begun to send any postcards."

  • "The only way you make it through life is to fight. You don't get there the easy way. If you feel sorry for yourself, and you let yourself go down, you will drown."

  • "At my age, a surprise can be hazardous to your health."

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