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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)

    The last faint spark
    In the self-murdered heart, the wounds of the sad uncomprehending
    dark,
    The wounds of the baited bear,—
    The blind and weeping bear whom the keepers beat
    On his helpless flesh . . . the tears of the hunted hare.
    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)

    In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out. It is more elegant to pontificate than it is to sweat.
    —Harold Evans (b. 1928)

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

    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)