Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Stars & Their Hobbies ~ Marlene Dietrich


Marlene Dietrich, Astrology
"Astrology! Of course. After all, everyone knows that the moon pulls the sea away from the land, and farmers don't plant when the moon is wrong. "Why should humans escape?"- Marlene Dietrich


Marlene Dietrich was influenced by astrology. She followed her own horoscope closely (she was a Capricorn) and prepared horoscopes for her friends. Dietrich was very vocal about her belief in the legitimacy of astrology. In her book Marlee Dietrich’s ABC: Wit, Wisdom & Recipes, she denounced the skeptics who called astrology a psuedoscience and made the case that:

“the human being is not made of such different matter that it can remain untouched, uninfluenced by those same forces that exercise their power day and night on bodies far stronger than the human being.” 

Thanks to J.P. of Comet Over Hollywood  for the tip about this one!



My series Stars & Their Hobbies explores how notable actors and actresses from Hollywood history spent their free time. Click here to view a complete list of entries.

2 comments:

  1. Hmmm ... I don't know if I agree with Dietrich on this topic. I've never been one for astrology and think horoscopes are a lot of nonsense (I mean, how could one horoscope printed in a magazine apply to millions of people?), but having said that, I do understand the appeal of studying such a mysterious subject.

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    1. Vanessa - I totally agree with you. I don't believe in Astrology but I also wouldn't want to mess with Marlene Dietrich either!

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