"There's a little vanity chair that Charlie gave me the first Christmas we knew each other. I'll not be parting with that, nor our bed - the four-poster - I'll be needing that to die in."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Helen Hayes on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Helen Hayes on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Helen Hayes on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Helen Hayes on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Helen Hayes on Benjamin Franklin
"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."