Film Legend Lauren Bacall Will Be Remembered With These Inspiring Quotes

Sadly, another beloved Hollywood icon has passed away. According to TMZ, film legend Lauren Bacall died Tuesday morning at age 89 of a massive stroke. The Humphrey Bogart Estate confirmed the report on Twitter by saying, "With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall."

The husky-voiced actress, who hit her stride in the Golden Age of Hollywood during her marriage to and her performances with the late Humphrey Bogart, continually impressed audiences with her sultry roles in everything from To Have and Have Not to Key Largo. Outside of the box office, she entranced audiences with her words. Here are some of Bacall's most memorable quotes.

On speaking your mind

“I believe in the truth, and I believe in saying what you think. Why not? Do you have to go around whispering all the time or playing a game with people? I just don’t believe in that.”

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On women being the stronger sex

We have much more character, a greater sense of honor and conviction. Men behave as if they’re 3 years old all the time. Jesus, I don’t want to be anybody’s mother.”

Image: Key Largo/Warner Bros.

On Hollywood's obsession with youth

“Everything in this country has got to be good looks and unlined faces and thin bodies and people running around in skirts slit up to their ass. It has nothing to do with thinking or with being a human being. There is life in mature people; it’s not all over at 24½.”

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On her reputation

“There are a lot of people who don’t like me at all, I’m very sure of that. But I wasn’t put on earth to be liked. I have my own reasons for being and my own sense of what is important and what isn’t, and I’m not going to change that.”

Image: The Big Sleep/Warner Bros.

On being a liberal

“Being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone when you’re a liberal. You do not have a small mind. Little picayune things. You want to welcome everyone.”

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On having a good character

“Remember what Bogie and my mother both used to say: ‘Character is the most important thing. All that matters is character!’”

Image: To Have and Have Not/Warner Bros.