For an actress to be a success she must have the face of Venus, the brains of Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
ETHEL BARRYMORE, George Jean Nathan's The Theatre in the Fifties
The place is unreal. The people are unreal. The flowers are unreal--they don't smell. The fruit is unreal. Even the streets and buildings are unreal. I always expected to hear a carpenter shout "Strike" and the whole place come down like a stage set. That's what Hollywood is--a set, a glaring, gaudy, nightmarish set erected in the desert.
ETHEL BARRYMORE, Milwaukee Journal, March 15, 1942