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Quotes by Ethel Barrymore

Let these Ethel Barrymore quotes help you to appreciate all aspects of life, and to cope with whatever comes along.

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

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You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

I never let them cough.
They wouldn't dare.
- Ethel Barrymore

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.
- Ethel Barrymore

 

The face of Garbo is an Idea, that of Hepburn an Event.
- Ethel Barrymore

That's all there is; there isn't any more.
- Ethel Barrymore

The great actors are the luminous ones.
They are the great conductors of the stage.
- Ethel Barrymore


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When life knocks you to your knees, and it will,
why, get up!
If it knocks you to your knees again,
as it will, well, isn't that the best position from which to pray?
- Ethel Barrymore

You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

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.
- Ethel Barrymore

You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon.
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.
- Ethel Barrymore

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.
- Ethel Barrymore

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.
- Ethel Barrymore

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best is yet to come.
- Ernest Holmes

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Be the best that you can be.
- Anonymous

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Laughter is the best medicine.
- Anonymous

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

We fear both the best and the worst in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When it hurts to look back,
and you're scared to look ahead,
you can look beside you
and your best friend will be there.
- Anonymous

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
or remember what is best forgotten.
- Anonymous

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

The best relationship is one in which
your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
- Anonymous

Health is the greatest gift,
contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship.
- The Buddha

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

The best way to gain self-confidence
is to do what you are afraid to do.
- Anonymous

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb


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