Helen Hayes Quotes

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Helen Hayes Quotes

All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.
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The expert at anything was once a beginner.

— Helen Hayes

If you rest, you rust.

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Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.

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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

You rest, you rust.

— Helen Hayes

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.

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Childhood is a short season.

— Helen Hayes

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

— Helen Hayes

Our house was always filled with dogs ... They helped make our house a kennel, it is true, but the constant patter of their filthy paws and the dreadful results of their brainless activities have warmed me throughout the years.

— Helen Hayes

Egocentrics are attracted to the inept. It gives them one more excuse for patting themselves on the back.

— Helen Hayes

There is only one terminal dignity - love.

— Helen Hayes

All my dogs have been scamps and thieves and troublemakers and I've adored them all.

— Helen Hayes

The theatre demanded of its members stamina, good digestion, the ability to adjust, and a strong sense of humor. There was no discomfort an actor didn't learn to endure. To survive, we had to be horses and we were.

— Helen Hayes

Perhaps we have been misguided into taking too much responsibility from our children, leaving them too little room for discovery

— Helen Hayes

All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.

— Helen Hayes

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