Faina Ranevskaya Quotes

Faina Georgievna Ranevskaya (Russian: ????? ?????????? ?????????, born Faina Girschevna Feldman, 27 August [O.S. 15 August] 1896 - 19 July 1984) is recognized as one of the greatest Soviet actresses in both tragedy and comedy. She was also famous for her aphorisms.

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Lesbians, homosexuals, masochism, sadism are not perversions. Actually, there are only two perversions: hockey on grass and ballet on ice.

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Family can replace everything. So, before starting a family, one should think what's more important: family or everything.

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I had enough brain to live a stupid life.

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Optimism is lack of information.

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Beauty is a horrible power.

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Women critics are amazons in climax.

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Health is when it hurts in a new place every day.

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Aging is tedious, but it is the only way to live long.

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When you get married, you'll understand what happiness is. But then it will be too late.

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Old age is when you are not bothered with bad dreams, but with bad reality.

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All my life I've swam in the loo butterfly style.

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It has always been incomprehensible for me: people are ashamed of the poverty but aren't ashamed of the wealth.

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A fairytale is when you marry a frog and it turns out to be a princess. Reality is vice versa.

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Women are, of course, more intelligent. Have you ever heard of a woman that would lose her head only because a man has pretty legs?

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Spelling mistakes in a letter is like a bug on a white shirt.

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