March 07, 1994 12:00 PM

“It’s very fashionable for good-looking ladies to say how hard it is to be beautiful, but that’s not true. There are times when it depresses and bothers me to see just how easy things are made for a beautiful woman.”

CATHERINE DENEUVE

Sept. 2, 1974

“By the time I was 13, I realized I’d be more successful at something physical rather than mental.”

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

June 16, 1975

“All other things being equal, in broadcast journalism the person with the best appearance is likely to do best. I would hate to anchor the news opposite Paul Newman.”

DAN RATHER

Sept. 5, 1977

“I ain’t gonna change how I dress just to catch a cab. A white boy my age could put this suit on and people would think he’s coming from the gym. But when I put it on, people think, ‘Uh-oh, hoodlum, hoodlum!’ ”

L.L. COOL J

April 21, 1986

“I take my job with a smile. I turn letters. That’s what I do.”

Vanna White, Aug. 25, 1986

“I’m open-minded about sex. I’m not above reproach; if anything, I’m below reproach. I mean, if I was caught in a love nest with 15 12-year-old girls tomorrow, people would think, ‘Yeah, I always knew that about him.’ Nothing I could come up with would surprise anyone. I admit to it all.”

WOODY ALLEN

Oct. 4, 1976

“I think [then-husband Mike Tyson] is probably going to turn out to be the all-American tragedy There’s something about Michael that’s dangerous. As we all know, that’s part of the attraction. It’s like enjoying scary movies or roller-coaster rides.”

ROBIN GIVENS

Dec. 19, 1988

“I’m your basic flasher. I’ve always loved exposing myself ”

MICHAEL DOUGLAS

April 16, 1979

“Everybody has some pain. And if I have a lot of pain, you know what I’m going to do with it? Use it in a movie when I have to show pain.”

DIANA ROSS

Jan. 15, 1979

“I’m not old enough to have nice furniture yet”

Mike Myers, March 2, 1992

“Other people have analysis. I have Utah.”

ROBERT REDFORD

Oct. 27, 1975

“There’s a little Brady in all of us, isn’t there? When you go through the Brady machine and don the long Brady skirt and Mary Tyler Moore-meets-Patty Duke hairstyle, it’s kind of cool. You think, ‘This is what I would look like if I grew up with parents who stayed married.’ ”

MARTHA QUINN

Jan. 29, 1990

“I don’t know why people think child actresses in particular are screwed up. I see kids everywhere who are totally bored. I’ve never been bored a day in my life.”

JODIE FOSTER

May 19, 1980

“I’d rather be like Schwarzenegger—perfect teeth, perfect body, full head of hair.”

GARTH BROOKS

Oct. 7, 1991

“There were two kinds of fellas at my school—the stoners and the kind who liked women and wore sharp clothes and put lotion on their hands and said nice things to the ladies. I was the second kind. I lo-o-o-o-ve women.”

BOBBY BROWN

April 10, 1989

“I have a talk show and a great daughter. But I always tell her, ‘Melissa, when I die, write a book. Call it Comedienne Dearest and say I was the worst mother in the world.’ Yeah, we’ll both know the truth. But she’ll get $10 million and a big diamond ring out of it.”

JOAN RIVERS

Feb. 19, 1990

“If people see you in a T-shirt, they think you’re James Dean. Is there still really that big of a need in society to have him around? He did his thing. I’m doing my thing. I just hope I live longer.”

LUKE PERRY

Jan. 13, 1992

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