John Barrymore (born John Sidney Blyth; February 14 or 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942) was an American actor on stage, screen and radio. A member of the Drew and Barrymore theatrical families, he initially tried to avoid the stage, and briefly attempted a career as an artist, but appeared on stage together with his father Maurice in 1900, and then his sister Ethel the following year. 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". After a success as Hamlet in London in 1925, Barrymore left the stage for 14 years and instead focused entirely on films. In the silent film era, he was well received in such pictures as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), Sherlock Holmes (1... More
John Barrymore Quotes
John Barrymore #Alone #Good #Great
In Genesis, it says that it is not good for a man to be alone but sometimes it is a great relief.
John Barrymore #Dreams
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
John Barrymore #Good
The good die young, because they see it's no use living if you have got to be good.
John Barrymore #Good
You can only be as good as you dare to be bad.
John Barrymore #Happiness
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
John Barrymore #Love
Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
John Barrymore #Money
Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?
John Barrymore #Finance
If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.
John Barrymore #Time #Women
The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.
John Barrymore #Time
Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble.
John Barrymore #Wisdom
I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
John Barrymore #Food #Morning
I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning.