Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Ellen Terry
(1847-1928) born on
Feb 27
British actress. "She was the acting partner with Henry Irving, 1878-1902; best known for her famed correspondence with George Bernard Shaw."

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F
No amount of skill on the part of the actress can make up for the loss of youth.

R
"Imagination! Imagination! I put it first years ago, when I was asked what qualities I thought necessary for success upon the stage."
A
"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."
N
"Imagination, industry, and intelligence --"the three I's" --are all indispensable to the actress, but of these three the greatest is, without doubt, imagination."
K
Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Ellen Terry's Memoirs," 2nd. ed., ch. 13, 1932."
R: ""The Story of My Life," 1903."
A: ""Ellen Terry's Memoirs," 2nd. ed., ch. 4, 1932."
N: ""The Story of My Life," ch. 2, 1908."
K: ""Ellen Terry's Memoirs," 2nd. ed., ch. 5, 1932."


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