Helen Hayes Quotes

- Notable Helen Hayes Quotes Index -

Born: October 10, 1900, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Nyack, New York, USA, March 17, 1993
Occupation: Actor

1.
Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.
- Helen Hayes

2.
Age is not important unless you're a cheese.
- Helen Hayes

3.
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

4.
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

5.
I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes

6.
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

7.
Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does.
- Helen Hayes

8.
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

9.
One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it.
- Helen Hayes

10.
People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.
- Helen Hayes

11.
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

12.
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

13.
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

14.
When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.
- Helen Hayes

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