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Beatrice Lillie

  • [To her host as she left a party:] Don't think it hasn't been charming, because it hasn't.

    • Beatrice Lillie,
    • in Reader's Digest ()
  • [Aboard the Queen Mary:] When does this place get to England?

    • Beatrice Lillie,
    • in The New York Times ()
  • I'll simply say here that I was born Beatrice Gladys Lillie at an extremely tender age because my mother needed a fourth at meals.

  • Happiness for the average person may be said to flow largely from common sense — adapting oneself to circumstances — and a sense of humor.

  • In the theater, I've found that, in general, reaction and laughter come easier at an evening performance, when the audience is more inclined to forget its troubles. Matinee customers must enter the theatre in a more matter-of-fact frame of mind, hanging on tightly before they let themselves go.

  • [To waiter who had spilled soup on her:] Never darken my Dior again!

  • Darling, I don't care what anybody says — I thought you were marvellous.

    • Beatrice Lillie,
    • on BBC Radio Quote...Unquote ()

Beatrice Lillie, Canadian-born English actor, comedian, writer

(1894 - 1989)

Full name: Beatrice Gladys Lillie, Lady Peel.