Tuesday, September 21, 2010

We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too. Helen Hayes


I LOVE the above quote!!!

Helen Hayes was nicknamed the "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of twelve people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. Hayes has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, from President Ronald Reagan and awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Here are some quotes from Helen Hayes....

If you rest, you rust.
Helen Hayes

Age is not important unless you're a cheese.
Helen Hayes

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.
Helen Hayes

The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
Helen Hayes

and one from her husband...
When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, "She's more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge." –

Priceless!

5 comments:

Yolanda said...

Love first quote are are great acutally. However, considering Friday night I wallowed in "what happen to the Friday night rock star" as I was now spending Friday night doing household chores -I'll go with "Age is not important unless you're a cheese." I felt OLD. I did take solace in finding out my DC roommate was also doing laundry on Friday night. LOL

Liz said...

Yes - but at least you were doing laundry inside YOUR house. LOL

Next time have a glass of wine while folding!

Taryn Kincaid said...

I actually met and interviewed Helen Hayes once. Forget why. Visited her house in Nyack. Not movie star at all. Down to earth. Kids stuff all over. Maybe grandkids or greatgrandkids. Or neighbors. Lovely woman.

JL Walters said...

Helen Hayes was a sight often seen in Nyack. She carried her string bag and went shopping. That was when we had a grocery store.

Liz said...

Janet - I heard they re-named the theater that was named after her.