ETHEL BARRYMORE QUOTES
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
Fundamentally I feel that there is as much difference between the stage and the films as between a piano and a violin. Normally you can't become a virtuoso in both.
Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered and the other half are afraid they will be.
I never let them cough. They wouldn't dare.
Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I'm happy.
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.
The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure – if you don’t like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don’t like it, you don’t understand and you ought to find out.”
The best time to make friends is before you need them
The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.
The people are unreal. The flowers are unreal, they don't smell. The fruit is unreal, it doesn't taste of anything. The whole place is a glaring, gaudy nightmarish set, built up in the desert.
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