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Helen Hayes
October 10, 1900 - March 17, 1993
Nationality: American
Category: Actress
Subcategory: American Actress

Age is not important unless you're a cheese.


Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.


Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does.


One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it.


The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre.


Actors cannot choose the manner in which they are born. Consequently, it is the one gesture in their lives completely devoid of self-consciousness.


The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.


The story of a love is not important-what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.


From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.


There's a little vanity chair that Charlie gave me the first Christmas we knew each other. I'll not be parting with that, nor our bed - the four-poster - I'll be needing that to die in.


Stardom can be a gilded slavery.


Childhood is a short season.

    Topics: Childhood

The worst constructed play is a Bach fugue when compared to life.


I'm leaving the screen because I don't think I am very good in the pictures and I have this beautiful dream that I'm elegant on the stage.


Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.


We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.


Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline.


When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.


The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.


There is only one terminal dignity - love.


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