Quotations by Lillie Langtry

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Born: Thursday, October 13, 1853
Died: Tuesday, February 12, 1929 (75 years old)
Profession: Actress
Nationality: British


After being so bad I could hear the angels singing.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Angels, Being, Singing)

Anyone who limits her vision to memories of yesterday is already dead.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Vision, Limits, Memories, Yesterday)

Anyone's life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Life, Work, Exercise, Spirit)

Feed the dogs. I hate to hear them barking like that.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Dogs, Hate)

I am a grandmother now, and that means age is creeping on, creeping on.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Age, Now)

I am happy as happiness goes, for a woman who has so many memories and who lives the lonely life of an actress.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Lonely, Memories, Woman)

I do not regret one moment of my life.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Life, Regret)

I felt weary of the responsibility of owning houses and was glad enough to pass mine on to others.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Houses, Responsibility)

I found my interest lapse in both acting and racing.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Acting, Interest, Racing)

I have always been willing to take the blame for the things I have done.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Blame)

I have known great things and wonderful persons, and I have known homage.
- Lillie Langtry

I know I am at the end. I shall never get better, dear.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: End)

I must hurry back to my house and my flowers in Monaco.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Flowers)

I shall fulfill my contract, no more nor less.
- Lillie Langtry

I was beautiful. Now, because I am old, I take no shame in so saying.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Now, Old, Saying, Shame)

I'm not afraid. I never liked long last acts.
- Lillie Langtry

I've put in as many as 40 weeks a year on stage. It is lonely and restricted, as all artistic life must necessarily be.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Life, Lonely)

It was so kind of you to mention that I don't wear stays. What's the point? If you squeeze it in at one point, it only comes out at the other.
- Lillie Langtry

It's the first time I've seen myself act, and I can't say I'm impressed.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Time, Act, First)

My agent tells me I am drawing the largest salary ever paid in the halls of England. Wonderful, isn't it? for a quiet, rural gardener like myself.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: England, Quiet)

My husband is a general's chauffeur somewhere in France.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Husband, France)

No person in the world ever lost anything by being nice to me.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Being, World)

On one night of my debut the Prince of Wales, the Princess, and the duchess of London came to see me. They loved me for what I was and what I gave them.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: London, Night)

Said I was beautiful, did he? He's being paid for treatment, not flattery.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Being, Flattery, Treatment)

Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Sympathy, Pain)

The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Gardens)

The sentimentalist ages far more quickly than the person who loves his work and enjoys new challenges.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Work)

They saw me, those reckless seekers of beauty, and in a night I was famous.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Beauty, Famous, Night)

Why in the world would anyone want to photograph an old woman like me?
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Old, Want, Woman, World)

Will I return to England? I don't know. I'll think it over.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: England, Will)

You wouldn't believe how the town was named for me. I was met by the whole population, headed by the mayor.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Population)







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