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Ellen Terry Quotes and Sayings

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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.
- Ellen Terry

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

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

Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.
- Ellen Terry

 

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

Vary the pace...
is one of the foundations of all good acting.
- Ellen Terry

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

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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.
- Ellen Terry

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.
- Ellen Terry

Friendship is the only thing in the world
concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed.
- Cicero

It is a remarkable honor to receive a Nobel Prize,
because it not only recognizes discoveries,
but also their usefulness to the advancement of fundamental science.
- Peter Agre

Besides, my usefulness here is destroyed because all
of my friends think me a man of unsound mind.
- Alex Campbell

The usefulness of a meeting rises with the square of
the number of people present.
- Lane Kirkland

It is inevitable that those to whom is vouchsafed a
long life of usefulness should outlive the friends of their youth.
- Cleveland Abbe

The press briefing today I believe has lost much of its usefulness.
- Marlin Fitzwater

The usefulness of cow-peas and soy-beans as human food
has been recognized only recently in this country.
- David F. Houston

Indeed, I am sometimes inclined to doubt whether some
men consider youth as rational and intelligent beings,
with minds capable of expansion, and talents formed for usefulness.
- Joseph Lancaster

The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness.
- Ovid

If all human lives depended upon their usefulness -
as might be judged by certain standards -
there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world.
- Gene Tunney

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists
in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
- Josh Billings

My trophy value exceeded my military usefulness.
- Lord Mountbatten

Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science
of the ordered progress of society along the lines
of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.
- Woodrow Wilson

I am aware of the usefulness of science to society
and of the benefits society derives from it.
- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

In the early West, law and politics were parallel roads
to usefulness as well as distinction.
- John George Nicolay

The need to write comes from the need to make sense
of one's life and discover one's usefulness.
- John Cheever

Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose
their direction and begin to bend.
- Walter Savage Landor

I am traveling less in order to be able to write more.
I select my travel destinations according to their
degree of usefulness to my work.
- Jose Saramago

A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness
when he as an individual,
rather than his policy, becomes the issue.
- Richard M. Nixon

Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived
its usefulness possesses you,
and in this materialistic age a great many of us are
possessed by our possessions.
- Peace Pilgrim

Education is more than Pisa.
Particularly musical education.
We also need education and training for more than reasons
of usefulness and marketability.
- Johannes Rau

There is no excellence without labor.
One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

A person's worth is quite independent of their usefulness to society.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon
the character of the user.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Two important characteristics of maps should be noticed.
A map is not the territory it represents,
but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory,
which accounts for its usefulness.
- Alfred Korzybski

We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time
and no imagination left for being.
As a result, men are valued not for what they are but
for what they do or what they have -
for their usefulness.
- Thomas Merton

The reason why I take my life is because I want to go to my wife and boy.
My usefulness in this world is at an end.
I can not be satisfied in any business and can not
be without their companionship.
- Alex Campbell

Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners;
it is favorable to fortune,
reputation, influence, and usefulness;
a little attention and energy will form the habit,
so as to make it easy and delightful.
- Charles Simmons

Be unselfish.
That is the first and final commandment for those who
would be useful and happy in their usefulness.
If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because
you are choking the source of development,
which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.
- Charles William Eliot

Experiments were not attempted at that time,
we did not believe in the usefulness of the concept anyway,
and I finished my thesis in 1962 with a feeling like
an artist balancing on a high rope without any interested spectators.
- Richard Ernst

The ease with which barley may be substituted directly
for wheat in human food and its usefulness to replace
wheat milling by-products as feed in the production
of the milk supply render its abundant production important.
- David F. Houston

A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be,
according to the fitness and tendency of things.
Nature has set upon him the process of decline and
dissolution by which she removes things which have
survived their usefulness.
- William Graham Sumner

Guided only by their feeling for symmetry,
simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense
of the fitness of things,
creative mathematicians now, as in the past,
are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than
by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.
- E. T. Bell

The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at
a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough
to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed
by the inertia of the orthodox system.
- Kevin Kelly

In such an environment, I was able to study things
that could be of immediate usefulness to the world.
That learning experience undoubtedly served me well
when I eventually entered the work force.
- Koichi Tanaka

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Distance cannot matter - ours is a friendship of the heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

We can never replace a friend.
When a man is fortunate enough to have several,
he finds they are all different.
No one has a double in friendship.
- Johann Schiller

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons
to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility,
never an opportunity.
- Khalil Gibran

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship,
we must love our friend for their sakes
rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Rabindranath Tagore

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we
create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles


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