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    A successful artist of any kind has to work so hard that she is justified in refusing to lay down her sceptre until she is placed on the bier.
    Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)

    ... 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)

    What I want to give in the theatre is beauty, that’s what I want to give.
    —Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)

    Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa?
    —Ray Evans (b. 1915)

    Come dame or maid, be not afraid,
    Poor Tom will injure nothing.
    —Unknown. Tom o’ Bedlam’s Song (l. 11–12)

    Still falls the Rain—
    Dark as the world of man, black as our loss—
    Blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails
    Upon the Cross.
    —Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)