- You know, when I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my grandfather. Later he played my father, and finally he played my husband. If he had lived I'm sure I would have played his mother. That's the way it is in Hollywood. The men get younger and the women get older.
- As quoted in An Uncommon Scold (1989) by Abby Adams
- I'm a believing person. I believe in God even though I can't see him. You can't see the air in this room, right? But take it away and you're dead. And I believe there's something for us after we die. The world isn't wasteful.
- As quoted in Lillian Gish : Her Legend, Her Life (2002) by Charles Affron, p. 353