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Lillian Gish

  • What you get is a living — what you give is a life.

    • Lillian Gish,
    • in Esquire ()
  • A happy life is one spent in learning, earning and yearning.

    • Lillian Gish,
    • in Esquire ()
  • Hollywood — an emotional Detroit.

    • Lillian Gish,
    • in K. Madsen Roth, ed., Hollywood Wits ()
  • 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.

    • Lillian Gish,
    • in Ronald Warren Deutsch, Inspirational Hollywood ()
  • 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. That's the way it is in Hollywood. The men get younger and the women get older.

    • Lillian Gish,
    • in Stuart Oderman, Lillian Gish: A Life on Stage and Screen ()
  • You can get through life with bad manners, but it's easier with good manners.

    • Lillian Gish,
    • in Reader's Digest eds., Quotable Quotes ()

Lillian Gish, U.S. actor

(1893 - 1993)