Джон Берримор цитаты
Дата рождения: 15. Февраль 1882
Дата смерти: 29. Май 1942
Джон Бе́рримор — актёр театра, исполнитель шекспировских ролей на сцене и звезда немого и звукового кино.
Младший брат Лайонела Берримора и дед Дрю Бэрримор, он вошёл в историю, вслед за английским актёром Кином, ещё и как олицетворение формулы «гений и беспутство».
Цитаты Джон Берримор
Вариант: Человек не стар до тех пор, пока сожаления не приходят на смену надеждам.
„Don't worry. For a man who has been dead for fifteen years I am in remarkable health. Love. Mr. Barrymore.“
Telegram sent to Garson Kanin regarding Barrymore's rumored stroke following his collapse prior to a 1939 performance of Catherine Turney's My Dear Children at the Selwyn Theater in Chicago, as quoted in Kanin's Hollywood (1974), p. 45
Quoted in Gene Fowler, Good Night, Sweet Prince (1943)
„The death of John Barrymore made us think again for a minute of F. Scott Fitzgerald. They were very different men: a lot alike. Undoubtedly, they both worked hard, but there was the same sense of a difficult technique easily mastered (too easily perhaps); there was the same legend of great physical magnetism, working incessantly for its own destruction; there was the same need for public confession, either desperate or sardonic; and there was always a good deal of time wasted, usually accompanied by the sweet smell of grapes. We have seen Scott Fitzgerald when everything he said was a childish parody of his own talent, and the last time we saw John Barrymore he was busy with a sick and humiliating parody of his. The similarity probably ends there. Up to the day he died, we believe, Fitzgerald still kept his original and eager devotion to his profession, along, we like to think, with the strict confidence that he might still achieve the strict perfection that was so often almost his. Barrymore, on the other hand, had given up long ago.“
Wolcott Gibbs, Season in the Sun (1951)