Mary Pickford Quotes (19 quotes)
“I was forced to live far beyond my years when just a child, now I have reversed the order and I intend to remain young indefinitely.”
How Mary Pickford Stays Young, Reader's Digest, Vol. 5 (1926); condensed from an interview in Everybody's Magazine (28 May 1926)
“The refined simplicity should develop out of the complex. It would have been more logical if silent pictures had grown out of the talkie instead of the other way around.”
Attributed (1934) in Eileen Whitfield, Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood (1997), p. 269–270
“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.”
Why Not Ty God?, Chapter 6 (newspaper serial), appeared in St. Petersburg Times, 25 January 1936, sect. 2, p. 3
“Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theater for? An emotional exercise. And no preachment.”
Kevin Brownlow, The Parade's Gone By... (1968), p. 134
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMary Pickford
Born: April 8, 1892
Died: May 29, 1979 (aged 87)
Bio: Mary Pickford was a Canadian American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Known as America's Sweetheart, Little Mary and The girl with the curls, she was one of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood and a significant figure in the development of film acting.