Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

That Dapper Gent

There is nothing sexier than a classy gentleman. A suave, clean-shaven man, in a crisp expensive suit, who treats you like a princess and isn't afraid to be a goofball.

He is every woman's Mr. Right. Am I right?

Do your job and demand your compensation - but in that order.

I suddenly found my articulate self in a dazzling land of smiling, jostling people wearing and not wearing all sorts of costumes and doing all sorts of clever things. And that's when I knew! What other life could there be but that of an actor?

It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression.

Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.

The most difficult thing is to be yourself - especially when you know it`s going to be seen immediately by 300 million people.

I think that making love is the best form of exercise.

Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings.

Mostly, we have manufactured ladies -- with the exception of Ingrid, Grace, Deborah and Audrey.

It`s important to know where you've come from so that you can know where you're going. I probably chose my profession because I was seeking approval, adulation, admiration and affection.

Everyone tells me I've had such an interesting life, but sometimes I think it's been nothing but stomach disturbances and self-concern.

If I had known then what I know now, if I had not been so utterly stupid, I would have had a hundred children and I would have built a ranch to keep them on.


Tanvi said...

He is/was simple delicious! :) Enjoyed reading his quotes! :)

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French Girl in Seattle said...

I adore his style (who doesn't?) but even more his self deprecating sense of humor. Lovely post Jenny. Interestingly, I was at the local bookstore yesterday and checked out the new book by Dyan Cannon who was his last wife I believe. There were some great pics of the older Cary Grant. He loved their daughter apparently. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Arielle said...

I totally agree! When I was a little girl, I used to sing ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man" and I thought sharp gentleman like that were "sexy"(or at least sexy in little girl terms lol)

Swarnali said...

Can't agree more on this one...I adore Cary Grant... :)

btd. said...

He is definitely handsome! :)

Sarah said...

Adore Cary Grant

Asta said...

He was the perfect gentleman. He was unbelievably handsome in black and white movies. Love him. I have seen almost all his movies.

Anonymous said...

oh yes ;)

Bonnie said...

I have five words for you --
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Sherin said...

I love him. So good looking and so well dressed. Guys really need to make more effort! Love the quote.

Shalini said...

I can't look at Cary Grant like that because my dad looks EXACTLY like him (well, except he's Indian). And he gave me his cleft chin. THANKS. (Not nearly as attractive on a woman.)

*Glam Chameleon* said...

I love him, and I really love to watch movies with him! He has impeccable style!
Happy New Year darling, bets wishes!

Tights Lover said...

I loved the quotes. He seems like he was a very interesting guy!

It looks like he didn't take himself too seriously...and how many people in his line of work can we really say that about? It's really refreshing!

ps. I probably don't have to tell you this but....very jealous of your Christmas tights haul....very jealous.

Josie said...

I'm so with you, Jen -- I adore Cary Grant! Every girl should have one, no?
xo Josie

Meri said...

I've always had a very special place in my heart (or someplace else) for Cary Grant, but I actually know very little about him. Damn was he sexy though!

Couture Carrie said...

I am soooooooo in love with Cary Grant.
Wonderful post, darling!


Nicole✗✗ said...

This was just lovely! I of course have only known Cary Grant as an actor a gorgeous one at that but this post has let me get to know him as a person. I must say he is simply wonderful and seems very genuine.
You always seem to find the human in these stars/starlets. I love that.

cricketfreak said...

hahaha I love these posts of yours!

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE his last quote! said...

love the black and whites

Ariana said...

This is hilariously perfect! I've been watching nothing but old Cary Grant movies since Christmas and here you are writing a post about him! Love it! You really captured his je ne sais quoi!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I am loving his words. He was a manly man!!! He had great style and was a hell of an actor. :D

Ocean Dreams said...

What a great actor and delicious photos! I loved learning more about him through these quotes.

Kristin said...

Gosh, he was divine!

Gayatri said...

Love the last quote. Love it.