- How different, how very different from the home life of our own dear Queen!
comment overheard at a performance of Cleopatra by Sarah Bernhardt
A Laugh a Day (1924) (probably apocryphal): Irvin S. Cobb
- For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
The Theatre in the Fifties (1953) 1879–1959 American actress: George Jean Nathan
- The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
My Autobiography (1964) ch. 16 1889–1977 English film actor and director:
- Don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington,
1899–1973 English dramatist, actor, and composer: ‘Mrs Worthington’ (1935 song)
- An actor is a kind of a guy who if you ain't talking about him ain't listening.
Brando (1973); often quoted by Marlon Brando, 1956 onwards 1910–84 American film producer: Bob Thomas
- Actors are cattle.
Saturday Evening Post 22 May 1943 1899–1980 British-born film director: in
- She ran the whole gamut of the emotions from A to B.
of Katharine Hepburn at a Broadway first night, 1933 1893–1967 American critic and humorist: attributed