Ellen Terry Quotes

Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress. Ellen Terry

Eulogy is nice, but one does not learn anything from it. Ellen Terry

There is all the difference in the world between departure from recognised rules by one who has learned to obey them, and neglect of them through want of training or want of skill or want of understanding. Before you can be eccentric you must know where the circle is. Ellen Terry

Only a great actor finds the difficulties of the actor’s art infinite. Ellen Terry

If it is the mark of the artist to love art before everything, to renounce everything for its sake, to think all the sweet human things of life well lost if only he may attain something, do some good, great work – then I was never an artist. Ellen Terry

No amount of skill on the part of the actress can make up for the loss of youth. Ellen Terry

What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it, dull to the contemporary who reads it, invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it! Ellen Terry