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Maude Adams
November 11, 1872 - July 17, 1953
Nationality: American
Category: Actress
Subcategory: American Actress

I had very little confidence in myself as an actress.


Don't be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success.


Sometimes it seems that we are successful only because we have not tried hard enough for our best. We do the hard thing, and one day we succeed, and many things are made plain to us.


I've changed my mind about the interview. I shall never give interviews.


You may shelve your Shakespearian plans for the present. I am going to play Peter Pan.


Genius is the talent for seeing things straight.


Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best.

    Topics: Life

When I was about 15... I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure.


If I have smashed the traditions, it was because I knew no traditions.


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