Barbara Stanwyck: "I do not believe that life should be lived easily and softly. People are wrong in craving the easy way. Orphaned at 4, I had a harsh childhood. I do not regret it. The pruning of a tree gives it strength; just so standing up to harshness, not bowing to it, strengthens a human being."
Barbara Stanwyck (1907 - 1990). The famous 'look' that implied 'I just don't give a damn what you think'... One of my favorite actress', that actually never had an 'acting lesson' in her life. Just a 'natural'...!