See Hebrews 13:8.
Robert Benchley: review of the long-running playAbie's Irish Rose. The biblical text is: "Jesus Christthe same yesterday, and today, and for ever"
People laugh at this every night, which explains why a democracycan never be a success.
Robert Benchley: on a popular comedy
Listen, dear, you couldn't write 'fuck' on a dusty venetianblind.
Coral Browne: to a Hollywood writer who had criticizedAlan Bennett
Two things should be cut: the second act and the child'sthroat.
Noël Coward: referring to a play featuringa child actor
He played the King as though under momentary apprehensionthat someone else was about to play the ace.
Eugene Field: referring to Creston Clarke's performanceas King Lear
Funny without being vulgar.
I have knocked everything except the knees of the chorusgirls. Nature anticipated us there.
A bad play saved by a bad performance.
I could eat alphabet soup and shit better lyrics.
Johnny Mercer: describing a British musical
She ran the whole gamut of the emotions from A to B.
: referring to a Broadway
performanceby Katharine Hepburn
It had only one fault. It was kind of lousy.
James Thurber: remark made about a play
A strange, horrible business, but I suppose good enough forShakespeare's day.
Queen Victoria: giving her opinion of KingLear
I saw it at a disadvantage - the curtain
was beautiful, but the actors got in front of it.