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    ... you have to have been desperately unhappy before you can play comedy, so that nothing can frighten you any more. And you can’t do tragedy before you know absolute happiness, because having known that, you are safe.
    Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)

    Our hearts seemed safe in our breasts and sang to the
    Light—
    The marrow in the bone
    We dreamed was safe . . . the blood in the veins, the
    sap in the tree
    Were springs of Deity.
    Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)

    When a woman behaves like a man why doesn’t she behave like a nice man?
    —Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)

    ... actresses are such very dull people off the stage. We are only delightful and brilliant when we are doing what we are told to do. Off stage we are awful chumps.
    —Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)

    One who can find lemons sweet and grapes sour is ready for Dame Fortune.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    If you’re an actor, a real actor, you’ve got to be on the stage. But you mustn’t go on the stage unless it’s absolutely the only thing you can do.
    —Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)