Helen Hayes quotes

 quotes - The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy. Share

“The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.”

— Helen Hayes

 quotes - Age is not important unless you're a cheese. Share

“Age is not important unless you're a cheese.”

— Helen Hayes

 quotes - If you rest, you rust. Share

“If you rest, you rust.”

— Helen Hayes

 quotes - Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does. Share

“Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does.”

— Helen Hayes

“Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up... a lot of people don't have the courage to do it.”

— Helen Hayes

“From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.”

— Helen Hayes

“The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre.”

— Helen Hayes

“The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”

— Helen Hayes

“When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.”

— Helen Hayes

“We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.”

— Helen Hayes

“Actors cannot choose the manner in which they are born. Consequently, it is the one gesture in their lives completely devoid of self-consciousness.”

— Helen Hayes

“I cry out for order and find it only in art.”

— Helen Hayes

“Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.”

— Helen Hayes

“I'm leaving the screen because I don't think I am very good in the pictures and I have this beautiful dream that I'm elegant on the stage.”

— Helen Hayes

“One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it.”

— Helen Hayes

“Childhood is a short season.”

— Helen Hayes

“Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity.”

— Helen Hayes

“People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.”

— Helen Hayes

“The story of a love is not important-what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”

— Helen Hayes

“Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline.”

— Helen Hayes

“Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.”

— Helen Hayes

“Stardom can be a gilded slavery.”

— Helen Hayes

“The worst constructed play is a Bach fugue when compared to life.”

— Helen Hayes

“There's a little vanity chair that Charlie gave me the first Christmas we knew each other. I'll not be parting with that, nor our bed - the four-poster - I'll be needing that to die in.”

— Helen Hayes

“Age is not important unless you're a cheese.”

— Helen Hayes

“From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.”

— Helen Hayes

“Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up... a lot of people don't have the courage to do it.”

— Helen Hayes

“The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre.”

— Helen Hayes

“When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.”

— Helen Hayes

“If you rest, you rust.”

— Helen Hayes