Ethel Barrymore (1879-1959) American actor

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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. - Ethel Barrymore

I never let them cough. They wouldn't dare. - Ethel Barrymore

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh, at yourself. - Ethel Barrymore

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

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