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    I sometimes think when I’m on the stage “What do they mean? Is this great, what I’m doing now?”
    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)

    I sometimes think when I’m on the stage “What do they mean? Is this great, what I’m doing now?”
    Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)

    When my old wife lived, upon
    This day she was both pantler, butler, cook,
    Both dame and servant, welcomed all, served all,
    Would sing her song and dance her turn, now here
    At upper end o’the table, now i’the middle,
    On his shoulder, and his, her face afire
    With labor, and the thing she took to quench it
    She would to each one sip.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.
    —Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)

    ... 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)