Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Lillian Gish
(1893-1993) born on
Oct 14
US actress (stage and film). "She was an early silent film and stage actress; starred in "Birth of a Nation.""

"The stage was our school, our home, our life."

"Young man, if God had wanted you to see me that way, he would have put your eyes in your bellybutton."
What you get is a living -- what you give is a life.
"You know, when I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my grandfather. Later he played my father and finally he played my husband. If he had lived, I'm sure I would have played his mother."
Never get caught acting.


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "Describing her and her sister Dorothy's' childhood experiences as theatrical performers; "The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me," ch. 7, 1969."
R: "On a low camera angle, quoted by Richard Thomas on Amer Film Institute's "Salute to Lillian Gish," CBS TV 17 Apr 1984."
A: "In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989."
N: "In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989."

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