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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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I never let them cough. They wouldn't dare.

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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.

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You grow up on the day you have your first real laugh at, yourself.

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

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

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About Ethel Barrymore

Quotes 18 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

[At age 76:] A good life is like a good play -- it has to have a satisfying and exciting third act.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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