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Eva Le Gallienne

  • Innovators are inevitably controversial.

  • ... the theater should be free to the people just as the Public Library is free, just as the museum is free. ... I want the theater to be made accessible to the people.

    • Eva Le Gallienne,
    • 1926, in Robert A. Schanke, Shattered Applause ()
  • The theater has fallen into the hands of real estate men and syndicates and those who have no love or interest in the stage or its life, but who have considered it principally as a means to make money.

    • Eva Le Gallienne,
    • 1932, in Robert A. Schanke, Shattered Applause ()
  • People hate what they don't understand and try to destroy it.

    • Eva Le Gallienne,
    • 1934, in Robert A. Schanke, Shattered Applause ()
  • What does so-called success or failure matter if only you have succeeded in doing the thing you set out to do. The doing is all that really counts.

    • Eva Le Gallienne,
    • in Robert A. Schanke, Shattered Applause ()

Eva Le Gallienne, U.S. actor, director, producer, translator

(1899 - 1991)