As far as I could discover, the notion that a play could succeed without any further help from the actor than a simple impersonation of his part never occurred to Tree.
George Bernard Shaw Selected Prose (1952) p. 521.
People are too apt to treat God as if he were a minor royalty.Herbert Beerbohm Tree
A man never knows what a fool he is until he hears himself imitated by one.Herbert Beerbohm Tree
My poor fellow, why not carry a watch?Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Every man is a potential genius until he does something.Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humour: he will always use it in evidence against you.Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Sirs, I have tested your machine. It adds a new terror to life and makes death a long-felt want.Herbert Beerbohm Tree
It is difficult to live up to one's posters…When I pass my name in such large letters I blush, but at the same time instinctively raise my hat.Herbert Beerbohm Tree
It depends on each and every one of me.Herbert Beerbohm Tree
A charming fellow, and so clever: he models himself on me.Herbert Beerbohm Tree
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