Ethel Barrymore quotes
“The best time to make friends is before you need them.”
“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.”
- La trovi in Acting Coaching
“To be a success an actress must have the face of Venus, the brain of Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory or Macaulay, the figure of Juno and the hide of a rhinoceros.
“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.
“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh, at yourself.”
- From the movie: None But the Lonely Heart
“- Ernie Mott: Did you love my old man?
- Ma Mott: Love's not for the poor, son. No time for it.”