Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.
Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
The mere mechanical technique of acting can be taught, but the spirit that is to give life to lifeless forms must be born in a man. No dramatic college can teach its pupils to think or to feel. It is Nature who makes our artists for us, though it may be Art who taught them their right mode of expression.
While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
No, Ernest, don't talk about action. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.
Action is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime.
Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.