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“I had to learn that a good actor, like an iceberg, reveals only a small part of his ability on the surface. You suggest; you don't serve on a platter. You hold back. You don't expose it all to view. That's the way to put the audience's imagination to work.”
“Departures and arrivals tend to emphasize people's personalities.”
“Smell can conjure up memories for me stronger than any other sense. Especially childhood memories. Perhaps because you were that much shorter and therefore closer to the ground and its smells.”
“Facility is an obstacle to any creativeness. In any art form. You get a nice effect without effort, sometimes by accident, and you're satisfied; but there's nothing substantial underneath.”
“I sweat. If anything comes easy to me, I mistrust it.”
Lilli Palmer, German actor
(1914 - 1986)
Full name: Lillie Marie Peiser Palmer.