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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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