Helen Hayes Quotes

Helen Hayes

October 10, 1900 - March 17, 1993

Washington, D.C., United States

Actress, First Lady of the American Theatre

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If you rest, you rust.

-Helen Hayes

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The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre.

-Helen Hayes

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From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.

-Helen Hayes

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Age is not important unless you're a cheese.

-Helen Hayes

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The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.

-Helen Hayes