Words matter. These are the best Marlo Thomas Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace, in marriage, in education and on the playing field. It was a very exciting, rebellious time.
Nothing is either all masculine or all feminine except having sex.
Women should know that they don’t have to hang on to an old dream that has stopped nurturing them – that there is always time to start a new dream.
A man has to be Joe McCarthy to be called ruthless. All a woman has to do is put you on hold.
So I still seized the power, but I felt that if I officially made myself the boss, in black and white, it would be too intimidating for the other producers and the other men who worked on the show. In other words, I had the power, but I gave them the title.
I know George Burns was a very happy man.
What the results are telling them is that the most money is spent in volume by young people. They also see young people as the consumers of tomorrow and are trying to capture their attention from their competitors.
Laughter is important, not only because it makes us happy, it also has actual health benefits. And that’s because laughter completely engages the body and releases the mind. It connects us to others, and that in itself has a healing effect.
Never face facts; if you do you’ll never get up in the morning.
Losing my parents was probably the hardest and deepest blow from which I’ve had to recover.
One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.
It’s fascinating for us women to begin looking at our lives in five-year plans. It really does help you keep on track. If that’s too hard, start with a two-year plan.
I think loss of loved ones is the hardest blow in life.
I think that there’s got to be a comic gene in some way, but it’s so much about it is how you grow up.
I don’t think homosexuality is a choice. Society forces you to think it’s a choice, but in fact, it’s in one’s nature. The choice is whether one expresses one’s nature truthfully or spends the rest of one’s life lying about it.
When I look back at those pictures of my mother performing – and listen to her recordings – it makes me sad to think that all of that joy she found in her work came to an end. I wish she hadn’t had to make that sacrifice, even if it was for the benefit of my father and siblings and me.
In that I found being able to talk to my family about my feelings, praying for strength and realizing that our lives have a deep purpose and the journey of our lives is to find out what that is and express it, was the only way I could have gotten through it.
The Golden Girls certainly proved that there was a large audience for a show about older women.
People really want to do something good. You just have to show them where it is.
Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door.
Living with these teenage boys allowed me to see how much their psyches were like their girl counterparts. They were more familiar to me than I would have thought.
I think in my case, I had no choice but to have a good sense of humor. I grew up with my dad, Danny Thomas, and George Burns and Bob Hope and Milton Berle and Sid Caesar and all those guys were at our house all the time and telling jokes and making each other laugh.
My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.
That is the difference between St. Jude’s and all other children’s hospitals. The other hospitals are not bad at all; they’re good hospitals, but they’re just working with what they know, and St. Jude’s is working with what nobody else knows, because they’re doing research.
I was an educated girl. I’d done very well in school. I had a good point average and graduated from USC as an English teacher. My dad didn’t even finish high school.