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Maude Adams Quotes





Don't be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success.
 

Genius is the talent for seeing things straight.
 

Genius is the talent for seeing things straight. It is seeing things in a straight line without any bend or break or aberration of sight, seeing them as they are, without any warping of vision. Flawless mental sight! That is genius.
[Self Acceptance]
 

I had very little confidence in myself as an actress.
 

I've changed my mind about the interview. I shall never give interviews.
 

If I have smashed the traditions, it was because I knew no traditions.
 

If I smashed the traditions it was because I knew no traditions.
[Goals]
 

Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best.
 

Sometimes it seems that we are successful only because we have not tried hard enough for our best. We do the hard thing, and one day we succeed, and many things are made plain to us.
 

When I was about 15... I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure.
[Attempt]
 

You may shelve your Shakespearian plans for the present. I am going to play Peter Pan.