JUDY GARLAND, Singer/Actress
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
"How strange when an illusion dies.
It's as though you've lost a child."
"I've never looked through a keyhole
without finding someone was looking back."
JUDY HOLLIDAY, Actress
"Lovers have a right to betray you...friends don't."
"I want a part where I can use my own hair,
my own voice, and maybe even be literate."
"Of course I work hard. Why shouldn't I?
Who am I to think I should get things the easy way?"
JUDY BLUME, Novelist
"A good writer is always a people watcher."
"The best books come from someplace
inside. You don't write because
you want to, but because you have to."
JUDY CHICAGO, Artist
"Do I wish that we lived in a world where gender didn't
figure so prominently? Of course. Do I even think about
myself as a woman when I go to make art? Of course not."
"You shouldn't have to justify your work."
JUDY COLLINS, Singer/Songwriter
"The powerful men in my life have always
believed in me: my husband, my son."
"I think people who are creative are the luckiest
people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but
you must keep your faith in something greater than you,
and keep doing what you love. Do what you love,
and you will find the way to get it out to the world."
"I don't think you get to good writing unless you
expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don't
come from the surface; they come from the deep
down. The poetry and the songs that you are
supposed to write, I believe, are in your heart."
JUDY DAVIS, Actress
"I've never worked for the sake of working. There's
probably enough crap out there for me not to add to it."
"Most women seem to be required to pit themselves
against men in dramatic situations, and the
men get to pit themselves against ideas or God."
"This is government. There is no entertainment."
JUDY MARTZ, Politician
"If you can't do it and do it well, you can't do it, period."
DAME JUDI DENCH, Actress
(yeah, it's spelled differently – so sue me!)
"I think you should take your job seriously,
but not yourself – that is the best combination."
"I don't think anybody can be told how to act.
I think you can give advice. But you
have to find your own way through it."
JUDGE JUDY SHEINDLIN, TV Personality
"Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining."
"Beauty fades. Dumb is forever."
"It it doesn't make sense, it's usually not true."
"If you tell the truth, then you
don't have to have a good memory."
JUDY JETSON, Cartoon Character
"I just found out Doris told Susie and Susie told
Mary and Mary told Francie and Francie told me
Helen took my date with Cosmo! And now my
heart is totally broken! I'll never be happy again!
Never! Never! Never! Never! I hate this place!"