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Vivien Leigh Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

Life is too short to work so hard.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I always know my lines.
- Vivien Leigh

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

I adore dancing.
- Vivien Leigh

I'm not afraid to die.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Streetcar is a most wonderful, wonderful play.
- 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 loved fencing and dancing and elocution.
- 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

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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