Katharine Hepburn: Never Complain

Interview with Katharine Hepburn
Conducted by James Grissom
New York City

It takes too much energy to feel sorry for yourself; to regret things. I like movement. So does the earth; so does God; so do all the smart people. I want to be on good terms with the earth and God and the smart people, so I keep moving and changing. Whatever you don't like about the life you're living, you can change. And you should. And if you don't want to change things--if you haven't the guts to change things--then get comfortable with things as they are, and move in your own way. But don't complain. There is no reason, ever, to complain. You can stand up for something or someone, and you can demand things be made right for someone or something, but you can never complain. The soul dies when you complain.

© 2014 James Grissom


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