The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he’s a baby.

Nick, they called me a goddamn juvenile delinquent, now do I get the part? (quoted in Gavin Lampert’s 2004 biography of Natalie Wood)

In so many ways I think it’s a bore to be sorry you were a child actor – so many people feel sorry for you automatically. At the time I wasn’t aware of the things I missed so why should I think of them in retrospect? Everybody misses something or other.

You get tough in this business, until you get big enough to hire people to get tough for you. Then you can sit back and be a lady.