I'd like to make people who see me in comic pantomime on the screen feel the way Mark Twain makes his readers feel.

— Dorothy Gish

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I wanted to be a tragedienne. I only wanted sad parts. When mother read the press notices when I was on the road, saying I was a 'comedienne,' the tears rolled down my cheeks. I thought comedians had to have black on their faces, or red beards.

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I never cease to wonder at my luck in having for my sister the woman who, more than any other woman in America, possesses all the qualities of true greatness.

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Do you know New York stifles me? It makes me so unhappy.

There are so many things I want, and so many things I cannot afford to have. I don't see how people ever have money enough to live here.

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I mean what good does it do anyone to kill themselves working, because the worms will get you in the end.

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I thought comedians had to have black on their faces or red beards.

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