Quotation by Ellen Terry

It has never been in my power to sustain ... I can pass swiftly from one effect to another, but I cannot fix one, and dwell on it, with that superb concentration which seems to me the special attribute of the tragic actress.
Ellen Terry (1847–1928), British actor. Ellen Terry's Memoirs, 2nd. ed., ch. 5 (1932).

Written in 1906 or 1907.
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