26 Best Vivien Leigh Quotes

26 Best Vivien Leigh Quotes

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Vivian Hartley, later known as Vivian Leigh, was a stage and film actress from Darjeeling, Bengal. Her performances where world class and won her two Best Actress Academy Awards. She also won a Tony Award for her work on the Broadway version of Tovarich in 1963. She died at the age of 53.

“Dear Lord, I’m so grateful I’m still loved.”

“English people don’t have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enourmously.”

“Every single night I’m nervous. You never know how the audience is going to react.”

“He taught me more about how actors should be, abotu how an actor should live, than anybody I can imagine.”

“I cannot let well enough alone. I get restless. I have to be doing different things.”

“I don’t know what that Method is. Acting is life, to me, and should be.”

“I feel part of a great theatrical tradition.”

“I have just made out my will and given all the things I have and many that I haven’t.”

“I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people.”

“I need something truly beautiful to look at in hotel rooms.”

“I never found accents difficult, after learning languages.”

“I saw him fifteen times in Hamlet and I though, ‘That’s the greatest actor in the world’.”

“I shall play Scarlett O’Hara.”

“I think acting is an important profession, because acting can give you pleasure and can teach you at the same time, and that is a good thing.”

“I think any classical training in the theatre is of enourmous value.”

“I will not be ignored.”

“I’ve been a godmother loads of times, but being a grandmother is better than anything.”

“Larry won’t play Rhett Butler, but I shall play Scarlett O’Hara. Wait and see.”

“Life is too short to work so hard.”

“My first husband and I are still good friends and there is no earthly reason why I should not see him. Larry and I are very much in love.”

“My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do.”

“People think that if you look fairy reasonable, you can’t possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap.”

“Shaw is like a train. One just speaks the words and sits in one’s place. But Shakespeare is like bathing in the sea, one swims where one wants.”

“Sometimes I dread the truth of the lines I say. But the dread must never show.”

“Streetcar is the most wonderful, wonderful play.”

“You can’t act on an empty stomach, because you’re breathing’s all wrong.”