By Lillian Gish
"Never get caught acting."
"The stage was our school, our home, our life."
"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."
"Young man, if God had wanted you to see me that way,
he would have put your eyes in your bellybutton."
"The older I get, the more I believe in what I can't
explain or understand, even more than the things that are
explainable and understandable."
"You can get through life with bad manners, but it's
easier with good manners."
''I've never been in style, so I can never go out of style."
"Actors, like soldiers, can bed down anywhere."
About Lillian Gish
"I never cease to wonder
at my luck in having for my sister the woman who, more
than any other woman in America,
possesses all the qualities of true greatness."
-- Dorothy Gish in Stage magazine about her sister Lillian