"I'm leaving the screen because I don't think I am very good in the pictures and I have this beautiful dream that I'm elegant on the stage."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Helen Hayes on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Helen Hayes on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Helen Hayes on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Helen Hayes on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Helen Hayes on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."