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My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do. ...
by Vivien Leigh

My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do.
- Vivien Leigh

I've always been mad about cats.
- Vivien Leigh

When I was at school at Paris, I had special lessons
from Mademoiselle Antoine,
an actress at the Comedie Francaise,
and I was taken to every sort of play.
I felt very grand.
- Vivien Leigh

Life is too short to work so hard.
- Vivien Leigh

 

When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security.
I love an audience.
I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people.
- Vivien Leigh

Every single night I'm nervous.
You never know how the audience is going to react.
- Vivien Leigh

I loved fencing and dancing and elocution.
- Vivien Leigh

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I've been a godmother loads of times,
but being a grandmother is better than anything.
- Vivien Leigh

I adore dancing.
- Vivien Leigh

Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy-and a much better training,
I think.
It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.
- Vivien Leigh

I don't know what that Method is.
Acting is life, to me, and should be.
- Vivien Leigh

I always know my lines.
- Vivien Leigh

My parents were French and Irish and our family even
has Spanish blood-and I do so love the United States
and consider myself part American.
- Vivien Leigh

Sometimes I dread the truth of the lines I say.
But the dread must never show.
- Vivien Leigh

Streetcar is a most wonderful, wonderful play.
- Vivien Leigh

Classical plays require more imagination and more general
training to be able to do.
That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
- Vivien Leigh

Dear Lord, I'm so grateful I'm still loved.
- Vivien Leigh

Shaw is like a train.
One just speaks the words and sits in one's place.
But Shakespeare is like bathing in the sea -
one swims where one wants.
- Vivien Leigh

I know I am right for Scarlett.
I can convince Mr. Selznick.
- Vivien Leigh

You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead,
so that she can't see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well,
that's me.
- Vivien Leigh

I'm a Scorpio, and Scorpios eat themselves out and
burn themselves up like me.
- Vivien Leigh

I'm not afraid to die.
- Vivien Leigh

I never found accents difficult, after learning languages.
- Vivien Leigh

I think any classical training in the theatre is of enormous value.
- Vivien Leigh

I am going to be a great actress.
- Vivien Leigh

People think that if you look fairly reasonable,
you can't possibly act, and as I only care about acting,
I think beauty can be a great handicap.
- Vivien Leigh

I'm not young.
What's wrong with that?
- Vivien Leigh

One is just an interpreter of what the playwright thinks,
and therefore the greater the playwright,
the more satisfying it is to act in the plays.
- Vivien Leigh

I have just made out my will and given all the things
I have and many that I haven't.
- Vivien Leigh

A lucky thing Eva Peron was.
She died at 32.
I'm already 45.
- Vivien Leigh

My first husband and I are still good friends and there
is no earthly reason why I should not see him.
Larry and I are very much in love.
- Vivien Leigh

I need something truly beautiful to look at in hotel rooms.
- Vivien Leigh

English people don't have very good diction.
In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly,
and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.
- Vivien Leigh

I'm not a film star, I am an actress.
Being a film star is such a false life,
lived for fake values and for publicity.
- Vivien Leigh

I think Edith Evans is the most marvelous actress in
the world and she can look beautiful.
People who aren't beautiful can look beautiful.
She can look as beautiful as Diana Cooper,
who was the most beautiful woman in the world.
- Vivien Leigh

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most children threaten at times to run away from home.
This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
- Phyllis Diller

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.
- P. J. O'Rourke

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but
the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

I want to thank my parents for everything I am today -
fat, miserable, and paranoid.
- Anonymous

My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
- Andy Partridge

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
- Samuel Butler

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I was born in very sorry circumstances.
Both of my parents were very sorry.
- Norman Wisdom

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
- Laurence J. Peter

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

When I was five years old, my parents gave me a magic chest.
I learned to cast spells, although of a childish kind,
before I had learned to read and write.
- Wolfgang Hildesheimer

That thing, 'You must stay together for the kids',
is out of fashion but is right.
It's not arguing parents that children don't like,
it is having one parent.
- Iain Duncan Smith

Our parents were musicians.
- Caroline Corr

I do not have time to sit down and regret anything
although sometimes I wish I had been able to see more
of my parents while they were alive and have done more for them.
- Roger Moore

The fate of a child is in the hands of his parents.
- Shinichi Suzuki

I have parents come up to me and say,
'I don't know who you are, but my kid wants his picture taken with you.'
- Devon Werkheiser


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