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Eleanora Duse

  • I have the greatest of all riches: that of not desiring them.

    • Eleanora Duse,
    • in Theatre Magazine ()
  • First one works alone through the mind, then before the public through experience.

    • Eleanora Duse,
    • 1890, in Georgette Leblanc, Souvenirs: My Life With Maeterlinck ()
  • Precepts, conventions — above all traditions — have no value in art.

    • Eleanora Duse,
    • in Eva Le Gallienne, The Mystic in the Theater: Eleanora Duse ()
  • Anyone who presumes to teach art has no understanding of it.

    • Eleanora Duse,
    • in Eva Le Gallienne, The Mystic in the Theater: Eleanora Duse ()
  • When we grow old, there can only be one regret — not to have given enough of ourselves.

    • Eleanora Duse

Eleanora Duse, Italian actor

(1858 - 1924)