Ellen Terry

Ellen Terry

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Author Profession: English actor
Born: February 27, 1847
Died: July 21, 1928
Birth Sign: Pisces

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If it is the mark of the artist to love art before everything, to renounce everything for its sake, to think all the sweet human things of life well lost if only he may attain something, do some good, great work - then I was never an artist.

Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.

Eulogy is nice, but one does not learn anything from it.

There is all the difference in the world between departure from recognised rules by one who has learned to obey them, and neglect of them through want of training or want of skill or want of understanding. Before you can be eccentric you must know where the circle is.

Usefulness! It is not a fascinating word, and the quality is not one of which the aspiring spirit can dream o' nights, yet on the stage it is the first thing to aim at.

Imagination! Imagination! I put it first years ago, when I was asked what qualities I thought necessary for success on the stage.

No amount of skill on the part of the actress can make up for the loss of youth.

Only a great actor finds the difficulties of the actor's art infinite.

Vary the pace... is one of the foundations of all good acting.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers, I kind of wanted to be a vampire. Angelina Jolie age

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