About Anna Held:
Helene Anna Held was a Polish-born French stage performer and singer, most often associated with impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, her common-law husband.
Whatever success I may have attained is due to the fact that since I was old enough to work at all, my ambition has never deserted me.
There is no disgrace in working. There was no silver spoon around at the time I was born.
No one could possibly look all the time like my photographs. It is dreadfully hard to live up to them. They stare at me everywhere.
I have never known the time when I did not wear stays. My stays are part of me.
We must go fast, because the race is against time.
I do not care for the money, just for the glory.
Most women are indulgent of themselves. This is a mistake. It should be only the reward of old age.
Yes, I am seeking a husband. As soon as the right man asks me, I shall say, It is not good for a woman to live alone.
Costumes and scenery alone will not attract audiences.
To put on a corset properly is as much of an art as to make a corset properly.
At home in Paris I take a milk bath two times a week, but here on the road it is more difficult. I miss them.
I do not say anything from jealousy.
Some women flirt more with what they say, and some with what they do.
My little dog, he did not get ill. It is so funny that people get ill on a boat and dogs do not.
No one ever tells us the truth, even those we love.
Please do not ask me to talk about my divorce. Mr. Ziegfeld and I are such very good friends. It is only a little matter quite between ourselves.
How many women have the courage to start properly with a cold, cold bath early in the morning? I jump in, throw the water, cold as ice, and after the first plunge I am happy.
You'll never catch a man if you let him think you are too smart.
The more they applaud, the bigger your salary will be.
One does not re-light a dead cigarette.