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Lionel Barrymore

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Memorable Quotations:

  • "No man is worthy of a woman's love who's willing to ruin himself for her." --as in CAMILLE (1937).
  • "You can't take it with you, Mr. Kirby. So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends." --as Grandpa Martin Vanderhof in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (1938).
  • "Lincoln said, 'With malice toward none, with charity to all.' Nowadays they say, 'Think the way I do or I'll bomb the daylights outta you.'" --as Grandpa Martin Vanderhof in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (1938).
  • "That's what we're fighting for -- the freedom of the very air we breathe; the freedom of mankind rushing to greet the future on winds... No man is really dead unless he breaks faith with the future, and no man is really alive unless he accepts his responsibility to it." --as The General in A GUY NAMED JOE (1943).
  • "Tell the cops to bring me a sandwich." --as Dr. Richard Gaunght in THREE WISE FOOLS (1946).

Further Reading:

  • We Barrymores by Lionel Barrymore with Cameron Shipp (New York: Appleton, c1951).
  • The House of Barrymore by Margot Peters (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990). 
  • The Barrymores: The Royal Family in Hollywood by James Kotsilibas-Davis (New York: Crown Publishers, 1981).

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