Beatrice Lillie Quotes

Beatrice Gladys "Bea" Lillie (May 29, 1894 – January 20, 1989) was a Canadian-born British actress, singer and comedic performer.

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Beatrice Lillie


Never darken my Dior again!

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[To waiter who had spilled soup on her:] Never darken my Dior again!

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In the theater, I've found that, in general, reaction and laughter come easier at an evening performance, when the audience is more inclined to forget its troubles. Matinee customers must enter the theatre in a more matter-of-fact frame of mind, hanging on tightly before they let themselves go.

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I was born because my mother needed a fourth for meals.

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I took up knitting from time to time as a relaxation, but I always put it down again before going out to buy a rocking chair.

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?Happiness for the average person may be said to flow largely from common sense -- adapting one-self to circumstances -- and a sense of humor.?

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The vows one makes privately are more binding than any ceremony or even a Shubert contract.

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I'll simply say here that I was born Beatrice Gladys Lillie at an extremely tender age because my mother needed a fourth at meals.

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In my experience, anyone can paint if he doesn't have to.

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?Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'?

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