Marie Dressler

Marie
Dressler
1871
1934

American Actress

Author Quotes

By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.

Fate cast me to play the role of an ugly duckling with no promise of swanning. I have played my life as a comedy rather than the tragedy many would have made of it.

I contend that every woman has the right to feel beautiful, no matter how scrambled her features, or how indifferent her features.

If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?

In order to represent life on the stage, we must rub elbows with life, live ourselves.

There is a vast difference between success at twenty-five and success at sixty. At sixty, nobody envies you. Instead, everybody rejoices generously, sincerely, in your good fortune.

To know that one has never really tried - that is the only death.

We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.

Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments.

It's not how old you are that matters; it's how you are old.

Never one thing and seldom one person can make for a success. It takes a number of them merging into one perfect whole.

No vice is so bad as advice.

Author Picture
First Name
Marie
Last Name
Dressler
Birth Date
1871
Death Date
1934
Bio

American Actress