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    No vice is so bad as advice.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: advice  bad 
     
    I enjoy reading biographies because I want to know about the people who messed up the world.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: people  world  reading 
     
    My instinct has always been to turn drawbacks into drawing cards.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: instinct 
     
    I never weep over lost money, for I figure I'd rather go to the poorhouse once than go there every day.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: lost  money 
     
    There are very few persons who would think of inquiring into the private life of the newspaper dealer at the corner, or the druggist, or the doctor, or even a Mah Jong partner, but the moment one belongs to the theatrical profession, the public usually feels cheated unless it knows one's inmost thoughts of love.
    — Marie Dressler
    ... the more you love what you do, the harder it is to do it well enough to get by yourself.
    — Marie Dressler
    I have had a couple of marriages, but like every other woman I had a perfect right to them.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: women  right  marriage 
     
    You're only as good as your last picture.
    — Marie Dressler
    I'm too homely for a prima donna and too ugly for a soubrette.
    — Marie Dressler
    That's the unfortunate thing about death. It's so terribly final.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: death 
     
    In order to represent life on the stage, we must rub elbows with life, live ourselves
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: live 
     
    Never one thing and seldom one person can make for a success. It takes a number of them merging into one perfect whole.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: people  success 
     
    There is a vast difference between success at twenty-five and success at sixty. At sixty, nobody envies you. Instead, everybody rejoices generously, sincerely, in your good fortune.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: envy  success 
     
    By the time we've hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: time  lessons 
     
    I contend that every woman has the right to feel beautiful, no matter how scrambled her features, or how indifferent her features.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: women  beautiful  right 
     
    Character is what you have when nobody is looking.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: character 
     
    By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: time  lessons 
     
    If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: time 
     
    The world doesn't go around on love between men and women. Lovers get very little done. But friends do. When you are past middle life - and I hope you have the rich experience of love along the way - don't think everything is all over. Don't regret the vanished cocktail when the stuffed turkey is about to come in. Flip out your napkin and bite into it! Friends you can gather around you in the later years of life are worth the whole thing.
    — Marie Dressler
    It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
    — Marie Dressler
    Fate cast me to play the role of an ugly duckling with no promise of swanning. . . . I have played my life as a comedy rather than the tragedy many would have made of it.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: fate  comedy  tragedy 
     
    Only a few things are really important.
    — Marie Dressler
    To know that one has never really tried - that is the only death
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: death 
     
    I'll have my double chins in privacy.
    — Marie Dressler
    Never shall I forget those naked, clean-swept little Canadian towns, one just like the other. Before I was twelve years old, I must have lived in fifty of them.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: year 
     
    If there's one thing I know, it's men. I ought to. It's been my life's work.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: men  work 
     
    the human heart clings - even to its pain.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: pain  heart  human 
     
    I was born serious and I have earned my bread making other people laugh.
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: people 
     
    Now I know that lawyers must live, but I've never been able to understand why they have to live so blamed well!
    — Marie Dressler
    tags: live 
     
    We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
    — Marie Dressler
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