"I cry out for order and find it only in art."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Helen Hayes on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Helen Hayes on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Helen Hayes on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Helen Hayes on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Helen Hayes on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"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."