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John Barrymore Quotes

An American actor of the early 20th century.
(1882 - 1942)

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A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
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America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.

Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

He neither drank, smoked, nor rode a bicycle. Living frugally, saving his money, he died early, surrounded by greedy relatives. It was a great lesson to me.

I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.

I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning.

I've read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free.

If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.

In Genesis, it says that it is not good for a man to be alone; but sometimes it is a great relief.

Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.

My head is buried in the sands of tomorrow, while my tail feathers are singed by the hot sun of today.
[The Present]

My wife is the kind of girl who will not go anywhere without her mother, and her mother will go anywhere.

My wife was too beautiful for words, but not for arguments.

Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble.

The good die young, because they see it's no use living if you have got to be good.

The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.

The way to fight a woman is with your hat. Grab it and run.

When archaeologists discover the missing arms of Venus de Milo, they will find she was wearing boxing gloves.

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