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Actors, Acting
Engrave this Quote 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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-Ethel Barrymore
Discovery
Engrave this Quote 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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-Ethel Barrymore
Film / Filmmaking / Movies
Engrave this Quote 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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-Ethel Barrymore, on first arriving in Hollywood, 1932
Friends
Engrave this Quote The best time to make friends is before you need them.
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-Ethel Barrymore
Laughter
Engrave this Quote You grow up on the day you have your first real laugh at, yourself.
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-Ethel Barrymore
Praise
Engrave this Quote I never let them cough. They wouldn't dare.
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-Ethel Barrymore
Prayer
Engrave this Quote 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?
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-Ethel Barrymore
Violins
Engrave this Quote 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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-Ethel Barrymore, "The New York Post", June 7, 1956

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