"Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up... a lot of people don't have the courage to do it."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."Helen Hayes on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"Helen Hayes on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."Helen Hayes on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."Helen Hayes on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."Helen Hayes on Ronald Reagan
"Age is not important unless you're a cheese."
"People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me."
"I cry out for order and find it only in art."
"The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre."
"Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity."