John Barrymore Quotes

Who was John Barrymore?

John Barrymore was an American actor on stage, screen and radio. John is the grandfather of actress Drew Barrymore.

Born February 15, 1882
Died May 29, 1942
Aged 60 years old

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Best 19 Quotes by John Barrymore

“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”

“America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar and use it up in two weeks.”

“Dying is the last thing I will ever do.”

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.”

“I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.”

“I've read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free.”

“In Genesis, it says that it is not good for a man to be alone; but sometimes it is a great relief.”

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“Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.”

“Method acting? There are quite a few methods. Mine involves a lot of talent, a glass, and some cracked ice.”

“My only regret in the theater is that I could never sit out front and watch me.”

“My wife was too beautiful for words, but not for arguments.”

“Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble.”

“The good die young, because they see it's no use living if you have got to be good.”

“The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.”

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“When archaeologists discover the missing arms of Venus de Milo, they will find she was wearing boxing gloves.”

“Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?”

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“One role blends into the next role. I mean, there's strange idiosyncrasies from roles that I play that I picked up that will never go away.”


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