I know that if I'd had to go and take an exam for acting, I wouldn't have got anywhere. You don't take exams for acting, you take your courage.
Speech to the annual actors' Equity meeting (1951)
If you're an actor, a real actor, you've got to be on the stage. But you mustn't go on the stage unless it's absolutely the only thing you can do.Edith Evans
Actresses are such very dull people off the stage. We are only delightful and brilliant when we are doing what we are told to do. Off stage we are awful chumps.Edith Evans
When a woman behaves like a man, why doesn't she behave like a nice man?Edith Evans
A successful artist of any kind has to work so hard that she is justified in refusing to lay down her sceptre until she is placed on the bier.Edith Evans