If there is one quote that I go back to again and again, that encapsulates the essence of resilience and determination, then I think it’s Ethel Barrymore‘s.
With a prolific career in the arts and theatre that spanned decades, she was a very vocal advocate for Actors’ Equity Association and for performers everywhere sharing more of the profits of stage productions and to receive care and benefits when elderly or infirm. She was an inspiring, talented, hard working and accomplished Lady but the following quote, to me, sums up the heart of life:
“You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about — the more you have left when anything happens” – Ethel Barrymore
The lovely photo you see here has been taken at Sieu Village, in Transylvania, Romania.