Words matter. These are the best Vivien Leigh Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
One is just an interpreter of what the playwright thinks, and therefore the greater the playwright, the more satisfying it is to act in the plays.
Dear Lord, I’m so grateful I’m still loved.
I am going to be a great actress.
When I was at school at Paris, I had special lessons from Mademoiselle Antoine, an actress at the Comedie Francaise, and I was taken to every sort of play. I felt very grand.
I never found accents difficult, after learning languages.
Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy-and a much better training, I think. It’s much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.
Shaw is like a train. One just speaks the words and sits in one’s place. But Shakespeare is like bathing in the sea – one swims where one wants.
Sometimes I dread the truth of the lines I say. But the dread must never show.
A lucky thing Eva Peron was. She died at 32. I’m already 45.
I think any classical training in the theatre is of enormous value.
People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can’t possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap.
My parents were French and Irish and our family even has Spanish blood-and I do so love the United States and consider myself part American.
I’m not young. What’s wrong with that?
I’m not a film star, I am an actress. Being a film star is such a false life, lived for fake values and for publicity.
I’ve always been mad about cats.
English people don’t have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.
I know I am right for Scarlett. I can convince Mr. Selznick.
I need something truly beautiful to look at in hotel rooms.
I have just made out my will and given all the things I have and many that I haven’t.
When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security. I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people.
I adore dancing.
Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That’s why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
I think Edith Evans is the most marvelous actress in the world and she can look beautiful. People who aren’t beautiful can look beautiful. She can look as beautiful as Diana Cooper, who was the most beautiful woman in the world.
I’m not afraid to die.
I’m a Scorpio, and Scorpios eat themselves out and burn themselves up like me.
Life is too short to work so hard.
I loved fencing and dancing and elocution.
Streetcar is a most wonderful, wonderful play.
My first husband and I are still good friends and there is no earthly reason why I should not see him. Larry and I are very much in love.
I don’t know what that Method is. Acting is life, to me, and should be.
My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do.
I’ve been a godmother loads of times, but being a grandmother is better than anything.
Every single night I’m nervous. You never know how the audience is going to react.