"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."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Helen Hayes on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Helen Hayes on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Helen Hayes on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Helen Hayes on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Helen Hayes on Maya Angelou
"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."