John Barrymore

John Barrymore

John Barrymore (February 14 or 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942) was an American actor on stage, screen and radio. He began his career in 1903 and first gained attention as a stage actor in light comedy, then high drama, culminating in productions of Justice (1916), Richard III (1920) and Hamlet (1922); his portrayal of Hamlet led to him being called the "greatest living American tragedian".

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A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

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

America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar and use it up in two weeks.

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

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

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

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

Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?

You can only be as good as you dare to be bad.

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

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

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

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

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

You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony.

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

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

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

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

You can't drown yourself in drink. I've tried you float.