“I was never a victim of the times I lived in. In fact, I was a success because of the times I lived in. My style of personality became the style. I was sort of the New Woman at a very early point.
I was fortunate to be born with the characteristics that were in the public vogue. I think that if you’re lucky enough to belong to an era that you live in, in a very strong way, as I did, then you’re lucky. So I’m lucky.”
-Katharine Hepburn (photo by Florence Vandamm, 1939)