18+ Ethel Barrymore Quotes On Art, Writing And Artwork

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

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

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

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

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

The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage. — 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

I never let them cough. They wouldn't dare. — 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 grow up on the day you have your first real laugh at, yourself. — Ethel Barrymore

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

Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I'm happy. — Ethel Barrymore

[At age 76:] A good life is like a good play -- it has to have a satisfying and exciting third act. — 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 people are unreal. The flowers are unreal, they don't smell. The food is unreal, it doesn't taste of anything. The whole place is a glaring, gaudy, nightmarish set, built up in the desert. — Ethel Barrymore

There is as much difference between the stage and the film as between a piano and a violin. Normally you can't become a virtuoso in both. — Ethel Barrymore

[on Hollywood] It looks, it feels, as though it had been invented by a Sixth Avenue peepshow man. — Ethel Barrymore

Life Lessons by Ethel Barrymore

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  1. Ethel Barrymore's work as an actress can teach us to be passionate and dedicated to our craft. She was a prolific performer, appearing in over 70 films and countless stage productions, and her hard work and commitment to her art should be an inspiration to all aspiring performers.
  2. Ethel Barrymore was an advocate for the rights of actors, and her work in the industry helped to improve the wages and working conditions for her fellow performers. Her legacy of standing up for the rights of actors is still felt today.
  3. Ethel Barrymore was also a philanthropist, donating her time and money to a variety of charities. Her generosity and commitment to helping others is an example of how we can all make a difference in the world.

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