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Theatre quotes by James Nesbitt
#1. Something about theatre perhaps scared me. #Quote by James Nesbitt
Theatre quotes by Elaine Stritch
#2. You cannot tell an audience a lie. They know it before you do; before it's out of your mouth, they know it's a lie. #Quote by Elaine Stritch
Theatre quotes by Alan Cumming
#3. I was so scared of going back to the theatre after 'Hamlet.' I didn't know if I'd do a play again because I was afraid of the power of it. #Quote by Alan Cumming
Theatre quotes by Edith Wharton
#4. If the ability to read carries the average man no higher than the gossip of his neighbours, if he asks nothing more nourishing out of books and the theatre than he gets hanging about the store, the bar and the street-corner, then culture is bound to be dragged down to him instead of his being lifted up by culture. #Quote by Edith Wharton
Theatre quotes by Edward Bond
#5. The theatre, our theatre, comes from the Greeks. #Quote by Edward Bond
Theatre quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#6. Unless comedy touches me as well as amuses me, it leaves me with a sense of having wasted my evening. I go to the theatre to be moved to laughter, not to be tickled or bustled into it. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Theatre quotes by Arthur Miller
#7. By whatever means it is accomplished, the prime business of a play is to arouse the passions of its audience so that by the route of passion may be opened up new relationships between a man and men, and between men and Man. Drama is akin to the other inventions of man in that it ought to help us to know more, and not merely to spend our feelings. #Quote by Arthur Miller
Theatre quotes by Christopher Eccleston
#8. I think film and television are really a director's medium, whereas theatre is the actor's medium. #Quote by Christopher Eccleston
Theatre quotes by Wallace Shawn
#9. I don't see that many plays, and for me, musicals are rarely pleasing. #Quote by Wallace Shawn
Theatre quotes by Ronald Carter

Had we but world enough, and time,
This coyness, lady, were no crime

(Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress)

While theatre was the most public literary form of the period, poetry tended to be more personal, more private. Indeed, it was often published for only a limited circle of readers. This was true of Shakespeare's sonnets, as we have seen, and even more so for the Metaphysical poets, whose works were published mostly after their deaths. John Donne and George Herbert are the most significant of these poets.
The term 'Metaphysical' was used to describe their work by the eighteenth-century critic, Samuel Johnson. He intended the adjective to be pejorative. He attacked the poets' lack of feeling, their learning, and the surprising range of images and comparisons they used. Donne and Herbert were certainly very innovative poets, but the term 'Metaphysical' is only a label, which is now used to describe the modern impact of their writing. After three centuries of neglect and disdain, the Metaphysical poets have come to be very highly regarded and have been influential in recent British poetry and criticism. They used contemporary scientific discoveries and theories, the topical debates on humanism, faith, and eternity, colloquial speech-based rhythms, and innovative verse forms, to examine the relationship between the individual, his God, and the universe. Their 'conceits', metaphors and images, paradoxes and inte #Quote by Ronald Carter
Theatre quotes by Sophocles
#11. A fool cannot be an actor, though an actor may act a fool's part. #Quote by Sophocles
Theatre quotes by George Clooney
#12. There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn't have anybody to look down on. #Quote by George Clooney
Theatre quotes by Constantin Stanislavski
#13. Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors. #Quote by Constantin Stanislavski
Theatre quotes by Ilya Ehrenburg
#14. To sit indoors was silly. I postponed the search for Savchenko and Ludmila till the next day and went wandering about Paris. The men wore bowlers, the women huge hats with feathers. On the café terraces lovers kissed unconcernedly - I stopped looking away. Students walked along the boulevard St. Michel. They walked in the middle of the street, holding up traffic, but no one dispersed them. At first I thought it was a demonstration - but no, they were simply enjoying themselves. Roasted chestnuts were being sold. Rain began to fall. The grass in the Luxembourg gardens was a tender green. In December! I was very hot in my lined coat. (I had left my boots and fur cap at the hotel.) There were bright posters everywhere. All the time I felt as though I were at the theatre.

I have lived in Paris off and on for many years. Various events, snatches of conversation have become confused in my memory. But I remember well my first day there: the city electrified my. The most astonishing thing is that is has remained unchanged; Moscow is unrecognizable, but Paris is still as it was. When I come to Paris now, I feel inexpressibly sad - the city is the same, it is I who have changed. It is painful for me to walk along the familiar streets - they are the streets of my youth. Of course, the fiacres, the omnibuses, the steam-car disappeared long ago; you rarely see a café with red velvet or leather settees; only a few pissoirs are left - the rest have gone into hiding underground. #Quote by Ilya Ehrenburg
Theatre quotes by John Owen
#15. Reader, if thou intendest to go any farther, I would entreat thee to stay here a little. If thou art, as many in this pretending age, a sign or title gazer, and comest into books as Cato into the theatre, to go out again, - thou hast had thy entertainment; farewell! #Quote by John Owen
Theatre quotes by Pete Townshend
#16. What theatre started to look at much earlier than any other form was the internal operations of ordinary people, sometimes using mythic models in order to tell the story. #Quote by Pete Townshend
Theatre quotes by Arthur Miller
#17. The closer they come to transcending technique and the memorization of lines
the closer to really beginning to act, in short
the more Chinese they begin to seem. Happy now approaches Miss Forsythe to pick her up in the restaurant with a wonderful formality, his back straight, head high, his hand-gestures even more precise and formal, but with a comic undertone that ironically comes closer to conveying the original American idea of the scene than when he was trying to be physically sloppy and "relaxed"
that is, imitating an American. I think that by some unplanned magic we may end up creating something not quite American or Chinese but a pure style springing from the heart of the play itself
the play as a nonnational event, that is, a human circumstance. #Quote by Arthur Miller
Theatre quotes by Isabelle Huppert
#18. Firstly I did it in this huge theatre in Avignon, then to smaller places, then bigger places. You have to change the volume of the voice, give more or less. The way you have to relate to space makes it like sculpture. #Quote by Isabelle Huppert
Theatre quotes by Langston Hughes
#19. Even to an outsider like myself, not only in the theatre was such disunity evident, but in much else in government Spain. Alvarez del Vayo, Socialist Minister of Foreign Affairs, once asked, Why is it Spain's people are so great, but her leaders so small? #Quote by Langston Hughes
Theatre quotes by Paul Scofield
#20. The Actor should make you forget the existence of author and director, and even forget the actor. #Quote by Paul Scofield
Theatre quotes by Domhnall Gleeson
#21. It's hard to get people up and out to shows, but 'The Walworth Farce' has masses of energy and will attract a crowd who don't always come to the theatre, which is great. #Quote by Domhnall Gleeson
Theatre quotes by Paul Henry Lang
#22. What the music offers in a good opera is something that comes from a region that precedes the concrete concept of drama and, strictly speaking, stands outside the world of drama. Opera does not permit men to appear in nakedly logical acts, for the music dissolves feelings and thoughts into melodies and rhythms, harmonies and counterpoints, which in themselves have no conceptual meaning. Thus in opera objective situations may very well become entirely subjective expressions. Because of its paradoxical nature opera is capable of paradoxical effects; it can express purely sensuously the most profound abstractions, and the musical drama, exerting a mass effect far more than does the spoken drama, is much more primitive as drama than the spoken theatre; it must render conflict and character in immediate symbols. #Quote by Paul Henry Lang
Theatre quotes by William Congreve
#23. How hard a thing 'twould be to please you all. #Quote by William Congreve
Theatre quotes by Simon McBurney
#24. Infinity is a way to describe the incomprehensible to the human mind. In a way, it notates a mystery. That kind of mystery exists in relationships. A lifetime is not enough to know someone else. It provides a brief glimpse. #Quote by Simon McBurney
Theatre quotes by Howard Barker
#25. Theatre should be a taxing experience: the greatest achievement of a writer is to produce a character who creates anxiety. #Quote by Howard Barker
Theatre quotes by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
#26. So the first time she and Leo combusted, she'd practically been poised for the breakup. In some inexplicable way, she'd been looking forward to it and all its attendant drama, because wasn't there something nearly lovely–when you were young enough–about guts churning and tear ducts being put to glorious overuse? She recognized the undeniable satisfaction of the first emotional fissure because an unraveling was still something grown-up and, therefore, life affirming. See? The broken heart signalled. I loved enough to lose; I felt enough to weep. Because when you were young enough, the stakes of love were so very small, nearly insignificant. How tragic could a breakup be when it was part of the fabric of expectation from the beginning? The hackneyed fights, the late-night phone calls, the indignant recounting for friends over multiple drinks and in earshot of an appropriately flirtatious bartender–it was theatre for a certain type of person . . . Until it wasn't. #Quote by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Theatre quotes by Vince Lombardi
#27. Relentlessly pursue perfection knowing we won't catch it, but in the process we'll achieve excellence. #Quote by Vince Lombardi
Theatre quotes by Harold Prince
#28. The musical has always been in jeopardy - until - or was in jeopardy until it was realised that it is probably the safest living theatre art form. #Quote by Harold Prince
Theatre quotes by Celeste Holm
#29. Nothing is forever in the theatre. Whatever it is, it's here, it flares up, burns hot, and then it's gone. #Quote by Celeste Holm
Theatre quotes by Michael Gambon
#30. Television has dried up for my generation, so it's plays and films. You get used to being lazy doing films, but classical theatre's going to finish me off. #Quote by Michael Gambon
Theatre quotes by Stephen Fry
#31. If only at school, geography teachers, surely the most scoffed and pilloried class of pedagogue there is, if only they had concentrated less on rift valleys, trig points and the major exports of Indonesia and more on the fact that geography could promise a classy royal society with the sexiest lecture theatre in the land. #Quote by Stephen Fry
Theatre quotes by Randeep Hooda
#32. During my theatre days, I was more comfortable doing comedy. It's such an irony. I have always played a buffoon on stage, and yet I don't have any comic role to my credit. #Quote by Randeep Hooda
Theatre quotes by Simon McBurney
#33. In France, they call the people who come to the theatre 'les spectateurs'; in Britain and Ireland, they are the audience, the people who listen. This does not mean the French are not interested in language. On the contrary. It actually says more about the undeveloped visual sense over here. #Quote by Simon McBurney
Theatre quotes by David Oyelowo
#34. I've been an actor for 14 years now and a lot of that time was spent in theatre and television. Then I moved to L.A. to try and build upon that and it's starting to pay off! #Quote by David Oyelowo
Theatre quotes by Natasha Tsakos
#35. I have Shakespeared my Moliere to Tenessee, and I am Wild for Becket!
But I got a little tired of the redundancy. #Quote by Natasha Tsakos
Theatre quotes by Natasha Tsakos
#36. Theatre is a voyage into the archives of the human imagination #Quote by Natasha Tsakos
Theatre quotes by Samuel Beckett
#37. What is that unforgettable line? #Quote by Samuel Beckett
Theatre quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#38. The whole gestural system of work was also obscene, in sharp contrast to the miniaturized and abstract gestural system of control to which it has now been reduced. The world of the objects of old seems like a theatre of cruelty and instinctual drives in comparison with the formal neutrality and prophylactic 'whiteness' of our perfect functional objects. Thus the handle of the flatiron gradually diminishes as it undergoes 'contouring' - the term is typical in its superficiality and abstractness; increasingly it suggests the very absence of gesture, and carried to its logical extreme this handle will no longer be manual - merely manipulable. At that point, the perfecting of the form will have relegated man to a pure contemplation of his power. #Quote by Jean Baudrillard
Theatre quotes by David Ogilvy
#39. Always hold your sales meetings in rooms too small for the audience, even if it means holding them in the WC. 'Standing room only' creates an atmosphere of success, as in theatres and restaurants, while a half-empty auditorium smells of failure. #Quote by David Ogilvy
Theatre quotes by Misty Copeland
#40. 'The Firebird' just symbolizes a lot for me and my career. It was one of the first really big principal roles that I was ever given an opportunity to dance with American Ballet Theatre, and it was a huge step for the African-American community, I think, within the classical ballet world. #Quote by Misty Copeland
Theatre quotes by Natasha Tsakos
#41. What if Theater was the Pong of the the digital Ping?
A place where the live experience has an function? #Quote by Natasha Tsakos
Theatre quotes by Lemony Snicket
#42. As Violet and Klaus Baudelaire stood, still in their nightgown and pajamas, backstage at Count Olaf's theater, they were of two minds, a phrase which here means "they felt two different ways at the same time." On one hand, they were of course filled with dread.

On the other hand, however, they were fascinated, as they had never been backstage at a theatrical production and there was so much to see. #Quote by Lemony Snicket
Theatre quotes by Aristotle.
#43. Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and must be educated in it. #Quote by Aristotle.
Theatre quotes by Ian McKellen
#44. When we'd suggested doing it, the Theatre Royal management had said, 'Nobody wants to see Waiting for Godot.' As it happened, every single ticket was booked for every single performance, and this confirmation that our judgment was right was sweet. Audiences came to us from all over the world. It was amazing. #Quote by Ian McKellen
Theatre quotes by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
#45. I am a critic - as essential to the theatre as ants to a picnic. #Quote by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Theatre quotes by Orson Welles
#46. I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won't contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That's what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act. #Quote by Orson Welles
Theatre quotes by Frances Trollope
#47. I heard an Englishman, who had been long resident in America, declare that in following, in meeting, or in overtaking, in the street, on the road, or in the field, at the theatre, the coffee-house, or at home, he had never overheard Americans conversing without the word DOLLAR being pronounced between them. Such unity of purpose ... can ... be found nowhere else, except ... in an ant's nest. #Quote by Frances Trollope
Theatre quotes by Eugene Ionesco
#48. We need to be virtually bludgeoned into detachment from our daily lives, our habits and mental laziness, which conceal from us the strangeness of the world. Without a fresh virginity of mind, without a new and healthy awareness of existential reality, there can be no theatre and no art either; the real must be in a way dislocated, before it can be re-integrated. #Quote by Eugene Ionesco
Theatre quotes by Laura Osnes
#49. After high school, I went to the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point for a year, and I studied musical theatre. By that point, I was like, 'This is what I want to do.' #Quote by Laura Osnes
Theatre quotes by Gillian Alexy
#50. There are so many people who want to be the next person on 'Home and Away,' or they just want to be on the cover of a magazine, and they don't really understand the craft. They're not interested in theatre, they're not interested in the art. #Quote by Gillian Alexy
Theatre quotes by Blaise Pascal
#51. 11 All great amusements are dangerous to the Christian life; but among all those which the world has invented there is none more to be feared than the theatre. It is a representation of the passions so natural and so delicate that it excites them and gives birth to them in our hearts, and, above all, to that of love, principally when it is represented as very chaste and virtuous. For the more innocent it appears to innocent souls, the more they are likely to be touched by it. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Theatre quotes by Jason Graae
#52. I'm a prostitute. Do you know what, it really is basically I just really like to work! I'm thrilled that there's a variety. It's why I got into this business to begin with, because I really don't have the discipline or intellect to have a 9-to-5 job. But I came from a classical music background and I merged that to theatre, it kind of opened up the door to a lot of different possibilities. #Quote by Jason Graae
Theatre quotes by John Berger
#53. Compare the cinema with theatre. Both are dramatic arts. Theatre brings actors before a public and every night during the season they re-enact the same drama. Deep in the nature of theatre is a sense of ritual. The cinema, by contrast, transports its audience individually, singly, out of the theatre towards the unknown. #Quote by John Berger
Theatre quotes by Elia Suleiman
#54. If a person just takes what is socio-political and geographical from the themes of my films then that's not enough. But if the person goes out of the theatre and, for example, makes the dinner he's eating later on, extra nice then I feel that I have succeeded. We have this urge to anaesthetize the moment we're living in. #Quote by Elia Suleiman
Theatre quotes by Patrick Marber
#55. Theatre is how I first encountered art on any level. #Quote by Patrick Marber
Theatre quotes by Bertolt Brecht
#56. From the start it has been the theatre's business to entertain people ... it needs no other passport than fun. #Quote by Bertolt Brecht
Theatre quotes by Emilia Fox
#57. I love the instantaneous nature of filming rather than the repetition of working in the theatre, but that maybe because I haven't had great experiences working in the theatre. #Quote by Emilia Fox
Theatre quotes by Mark Haddon
#58. What I love about the theatre is that it's always metaphorical. It's like going back to being a kid again, and we're all pretending in a room. Sometimes, when the pretending really works, I find it much, much more moving than something on film. #Quote by Mark Haddon
Theatre quotes by Anupam Kher
#59. I still feel I belong to the theatre. There is nothing more challenging and exciting for an actor than performing before a live audience. The stage is the real testing ground for an actor. #Quote by Anupam Kher
Theatre quotes by Colin Salmon
#60. I am a father, and sometimes I want to stay close to home. By varying the workplace, it gives me space to breathe. I enjoy theatre because it reminds me I'm mortal, and it's terrifying when it goes wrong but the most thrilling experience when it flies. #Quote by Colin Salmon
Theatre quotes by Robert Sean Leonard
#61. As a kid, the theatre always felt a bit like running away to join the circus. #Quote by Robert Sean Leonard
Theatre quotes by Kate Winslet
#62. My grandparents - both of my mother's parents - were actors, and they ran the Reading Repertory Theatre Company, through the town of Reading, where I come from. #Quote by Kate Winslet
Theatre quotes by Tamsin Greig
#63. In theatre, there's no time for a proper meal. #Quote by Tamsin Greig
Theatre quotes by David Hewson
#64. Scarborough never really began to live until the summer of 1964 when the Beatles played the Futurist Theatre, and no one in the audience, least of all me, heard anything but the screaming. #Quote by David Hewson
Theatre quotes by Stephen Adly Guirgis
#65. God is fucking stealing souls again! #Quote by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Theatre quotes by Vladimir Mayakovsky
#66. I understand the power and the alarm of words - Not those that they applaud from theatre-boxes, but those which make coffins break from bearers and on their four oak legs walk right away. #Quote by Vladimir Mayakovsky
Theatre quotes by Antonin Artaud
#67. The theater, which is in no thing, but makes use of everything - gestures, sounds, words, screams, light, darkness - rediscovers itself at precisely the point where the mind requires a language to express its manifestations. To break through language in order to touch life is to create or recreate the theatre. #Quote by Antonin Artaud
Theatre quotes by Jim Morrison
#68. We have assembled inside this ancient / and insane theatre / To propagate our lust for life / and flee the swarming wisdom / of the streets #Quote by Jim Morrison
Theatre quotes by Jerzy Jeszke
#69. I've actually been looking at plays, and I have read a bunch of stuff. I would love to do it. I have thought about theatre on and off over the years, but other things kept getting in the way. Maybe now's the time. #Quote by Jerzy Jeszke
Theatre quotes by Susan Egan
#70. Sitcoms are like summer stock. You put it up in three days, and then you do it in front of an audience, so it's a really great transition from theatre into camera work. #Quote by Susan Egan
Theatre quotes by Michelle Ryan
#71. I like to hang out with my friends, go to the theatre, watch DVDs, read, play with my niece. #Quote by Michelle Ryan
Theatre quotes by Nicolas Billon
#72. In any case, the goal is the same: to connect. #Quote by Nicolas Billon
Theatre quotes by Joel Grey
#73. When you are in a good theatre show, it is a wonderful and very fulfilling experience, entertaining a large audience and their showing their appreciation for your efforts. #Quote by Joel Grey
Theatre quotes by Tony Randall
#74. I would have started the National Actors Theatre 30 years earlier. #Quote by Tony Randall
Theatre quotes by Neil MacGregor
#75. London theatre is different: it is a commercial theatre that brings the whole of society into one place. And Shakespeare grasped, better than anyone else, what it means to engage the entire audience. #Quote by Neil MacGregor
Theatre quotes by Stella Adler
#76. No actor is a success unless he feels inside himself, as long as he lives, that he is good. #Quote by Stella Adler
Theatre quotes by Maggie Smith
#77. I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone. #Quote by Maggie Smith
Theatre quotes by Lee Greenwood
#78. When I'm through with the Lee Greenwood Theatre, I won't do anything else in entertainment. Maybe I'll become an ambassador for the United States maybe I'll get into television, some news anchoring or something in a major city. Certainly the visibility would interest me a little bit. But someplace that would allow me to sit still certainly. #Quote by Lee Greenwood
Theatre quotes by Greta Scacchi
#79. Theatre is a sacred space for actors. You are responsible; you are in the driving-seat. #Quote by Greta Scacchi
Theatre quotes by Jim White
#80. The lecture theatre - the place where information passes from the notebook of the lecturer to the notebook of the student without necessarily passing through the mind of either. #Quote by Jim White
Theatre quotes by Laura Resnick
#81. Poor Superman is about a married man who, much to his own surprise, enters into a passionate love affair - with another man. The experimental theatre which hosted the play here is a small place, and we happened to wind up sitting in the front row. Practically on the stage. The actors were often within a few feet of us. So, during the big love scene, when the two male leads start passionately stroking and kissing each other's stark naked bodies... and doing this so close to me that I could have touched them both with only a little effort... I sat there in mute panic, thinking, "Please don't either of you fellows get an erection. Just don't. Should I look away? Should I close my eyes? Should I just keep watching as if I'm not obsessing about your genitals? Aren't you done kissing and touching yet? Because if this goes on any longer, one of you could have an involuntary reaction, if you get my drift! And I am a total stranger sitting within four damn feet of you, in case you hadn't NOTICED!"
Though my seat wasn't as dark as usual, the writing lesson was very memorable: Don't ever pull your reader out of the frame.
Bad research. Anachronistic writing. Self-serving polemics and lectures barely disguised as narrative. Incongruity and lack of continuity. Weak characterization, leaden pacing, lack of motivation, stiff dialogue, lazy plotting... There are a thousand ways for novelist to wind up naked onstage while an appalled audience obsesses about her exposed genitals at a #Quote by Laura Resnick
Theatre quotes by Nikki Blonsky
#82. I remember seeing 'Hairspray' when I was 15, and it is such a luxury to be able to see a Broadway show, and it is so hard to do if you don't live in New York - plus, it can be expensive to go to the theatre all the time, too. #Quote by Nikki Blonsky
Theatre quotes by Will Rogers
#83. The theater is a great equalizer: it is the only place where the poor can look down on the rich. #Quote by Will Rogers
Theatre quotes by Richard O'Brien
#84. I do like to be creative and I'm very lucky that I've been given different areas in which I'm able to do that - whether it be film or television or theatre or whatever. I'm also still into music and recording. #Quote by Richard O'Brien
Theatre quotes by Kevin James
#85. I want to do movies that I'm proud of where my kids, at some point, can see and I can feel comfortable sitting there watching it with them. And just that move people. That make people feel a little bit better about themselves when they leave the theatre. #Quote by Kevin James
Theatre quotes by Francois Truffaut
#86. The most beautiful thing I have ever seen in a movie theatre is to go down to the front and turn around, and look at all the uplifted faces, the light from the screen reflected upon them. #Quote by Francois Truffaut
Theatre quotes by George Ogilvie
#87. Any play I do, anything I do in the theatre, it's absolutely essential for me in a sense, to create a family, to put a group of people together who love to share together what they're doing, rather than be individuals. #Quote by George Ogilvie
Theatre quotes by Mark Leslie
#88. An actor without techies is a naked person standing in the dark trying to emote. A techie without actors is a person with marketable skills. #Quote by Mark Leslie
Theatre quotes by Jennifer Jason Leigh
#89. 'The Hateful Eight' is like theatre. #Quote by Jennifer Jason Leigh
Theatre quotes by Boman Irani
#90. There's a great charm in theatre; I enjoyed doing it for twelve years and did lots of plays. At this chapter of my life, I am a cinema actor, and I would like to continue to be so, and at some point I would return to the theatre. #Quote by Boman Irani
Theatre quotes by Eliza Doolittle
#91. I did try theatre out when I was little. I did roles as a child actress. My parents didn't push me into it. But I was up for it. I didn't enjoy doing eight shows a week, though. That repetitiveness didn't appeal to me. I love doing something different every day and travelling. You can't do that in the theatre. #Quote by Eliza Doolittle
Theatre quotes by Sarah Brightman
#92. I can never say that I will never return to musical theatre. There may be a part in the future that I really want to do. I love plays as well. I am very open to ideas. I hope to do many things in the future. #Quote by Sarah Brightman
Theatre quotes by Tony Kushner
#93. I feel there's a power in theatre, but it's an indirect power. It's like the relationship of the sleeper to the unconscious. You discover things you can't afford to countenance in waking life. You can forget them, remember them a day later or not have any idea what they are about. #Quote by Tony Kushner
Theatre quotes by Terrence Mann
#94. Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good. #Quote by Terrence Mann
Theatre quotes by John Lahr
#95. Theatre people, who are an adaptive species, know that to remain sane in the process of production where everyone and his uncle has an opinion about how to fix a show, you must pick the people whose knowledge and taste you trust and stick only to these few. The Tweetocracy is no place to look. #Quote by John Lahr
Theatre quotes by Noel Coward
#96. She stopped the show - but then the show wasn't traveling very fast. #Quote by Noel Coward
Theatre quotes by William Prynne
#97. It hath evermore been the notorious badge of prostituted Strumpets and the lewdest Harlots, to ramble abroad to Plays, to Playhouses; whither no honest, chaste or sober Girls or Women, but only branded Whores and infamous Adulteresses, did usually resort in ancient times. #Quote by William Prynne
Theatre quotes by Tom Riley
#98. Performing on stage is my first love - it's why I wanted to be an actor in the first place - and 'Arcadia' is the highlight of my career so far. I love the intimacy of a live theatre audience - you can really squeeze every last drop out of each scene. #Quote by Tom Riley
Theatre quotes by Anne Bogart
#99. Most of the truly remarkable experiences I've had in theatre have filled me with uncertainty and disorientation #Quote by Anne Bogart
Theatre quotes by Julia Ormond
#100. I feel that David took a risk with me. I have a sense that by starting off in the theatre and going off to do films you are seen to sell out in some way. I don't hold truck with that, but you can't stop people from feeling it. #Quote by Julia Ormond
Theatre quotes by Morena Baccarin
#101. My whole family is very artistic - my uncles are all actors and theatre directors. #Quote by Morena Baccarin
Theatre quotes by Oscar Wilde
#102. There is a great deal to be said in favour of reading a novel backwards. The last page is as a rule the most interesting, and when one begins with the catastrophe or the dénouement one feels on pleasant terms of equality with the author. It is like going behind the scenes of a theatre. One is no longer taken in, and the hair-breadth escapes of the hero and the wild agonies of the heroine leave one absolutely unmoved. One knows the jealously guarded secret, and one can afford to smile at the quite unnecessary anxiety that the puppets of fiction always consider it their duty to display. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Theatre quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#103. Is it possible to take river water back after it has mixed into the sea? The river and the sea are united and one now. #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Theatre quotes by Ted Shackelford
#104. Thirty years ago dinner theatre used to be much more of a going concern than it is now. #Quote by Ted Shackelford
Theatre quotes by Amanda Hale
#105. The first time my mum and dad went to the theatre was at my drama school in third year. #Quote by Amanda Hale
Theatre quotes by Eugene Ionesco
#106. I started writing for the theatre because I hated it. #Quote by Eugene Ionesco
Theatre quotes by L'Wren Scott
#107. My entertainment was going to the local dollar movie theatre on the weekend, where I watched old black and white movies. If you wanted current movies, you had to drive to the big city. #Quote by L'Wren Scott
Theatre quotes by Roky Erickson
#108. I like the Sci Fi channel and 'Science Fiction Theatre.' I've been doing a lot of television-watching and thinking about good songs to write. #Quote by Roky Erickson
Theatre quotes by Edward Hall
#109. Theatre is about people, not buildings. Incalculable damage has been done to the expert talent a company needs - from wardrobe to lighting technicians. #Quote by Edward Hall
Theatre quotes by Robert Edmond Jones
#110. Many people confuse imagination with ingenuity, with inventiveness. But imagination is not this thing at all. It is the peculiar power of seeing with the eye of the mind. And it is the very essence of the theatre. #Quote by Robert Edmond Jones
Theatre quotes by John Gallagher, Jr.
#111. I've always loved musical theatre. I've always been a big kind of closeted musical theatre nerd. I really have always dreamed about being able to do musical theatre. #Quote by John Gallagher, Jr.
Theatre quotes by Jennifer Garner
#112. My parents started with very little and were the only ones in their families to graduate from college. As parents, they focused on education, but did not stop at academics - they made sure that we knew music, saw art and theatre and traveled - even though it meant budgeting like crazy. #Quote by Jennifer Garner
Theatre quotes by Alante Kavaite
#113. I want my audience to leave the theatre with positive emotions through this sensorial journey in the world of precious and fragile teenage beauty. And also the idea that the difficulties that we have to go through help us reveal who we really are. #Quote by Alante Kavaite
Theatre quotes by Robert Wilson
#114. I never studied theatre; I learned it by doing it. If I had studied theatre, I would not be making the kind of theatre I am making. #Quote by Robert Wilson
Theatre quotes by Bertie Carvel
#115. I came to musical theatre from straight acting, and a lot of my friends have a real prejudice about musical theatre - one I probably shared. #Quote by Bertie Carvel
Theatre quotes by Abbie Hoffman
#116. Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire. #Quote by Abbie Hoffman
Theatre quotes by Orson Scott Card
#117. My college training was primarily in theatre, with an eye to becoming a director, actor, or producer. #Quote by Orson Scott Card
Theatre quotes by John Carroll
#118. Stirner's political praxis is quixotic. It accepts the established hierarchies of constraint as given ... Not liable to any radical change, they constitute part of the theatre housing the individual's action ... The egoist uses the elements of the social structure as props in his self-expressive act. #Quote by John Carroll
Theatre quotes by Richard Osborne
#119. On Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville' - "Much has been written about the fiasco of the opera's first night on 20 February 1816, most of it true: the mockery of Rossini's Spanish-style hazel jacket, the rowdy animosity of the Paisiello lobby, the jeering and the catcalls, as one mishap succeeded another. Basilio sang his 'Calumny' aria with a bloodied nose after tripping over a trap door; then during the act 1 finale, a cat wandered onstage, declined to leave, and was forcibly flung into the wings. According to the Rosina, Gertrude Righetti Giorgi, Rossini left the theatre 'as though he had been an indifferent onlooker'... The second performance was a triumph, though Rossini was not there to witness it. He spent the evening pacing his room, imagining the opera's progress scene by scene. He retired early, only to be roused by a glow of torches and uproar in the street. Fearing that a mob was about to set fire to the building, he took refuge in a stable block. Garcia tried to summon him to acknowledge the adulation. 'F***' their bravos!' was Rossini's blunt rejoinder. 'I'm not coming out'. #Quote by Richard Osborne
Theatre quotes by Scott Ellis
#120. The theatre show-biz types don't change much, no matter what era we're in. The question of how you balance being in show business with your personal life isn't very different. #Quote by Scott Ellis
Theatre quotes by John Wilmot
#121. The theatre is my drug. And my illness is so far advanced that my physic must be of the highest quality. #Quote by John Wilmot
Theatre quotes by Gareth Gates
#122. I love musical theatre because I love doing a live performance eight times a week. #Quote by Gareth Gates
Theatre quotes by Ron Vawter
#123. I learned acting by doing it. And although I had never taken an acting class, it didn't take long to learn how to be on the stage. All you have to do is to be humiliated in front of an audience a few times. If you don't like being humiliated publicly, you learn how to act. #Quote by Ron Vawter
Theatre quotes by Tadashi Suzuki
#124. There are two impulses in theatre: to be frivolous or to make rules. #Quote by Tadashi Suzuki
Theatre quotes by Preston Sturges
#125. The more nearly the film cutter approaches the natural law of interest, the more invisible will be his cutting. If the camera moves from one person to another at the exact moment that you in the legitimate theatre would have turned your head, you will not be conscious of a cut. #Quote by Preston Sturges
Theatre quotes by Laura Wade
#126. In my final year at Bristol University, I wrote a play called 'White Feathers.' It was produced in the studio theatre at the students' union in early 1999, when I was 21. It's 100 pages long: a very traditional play, with an interval, about deserters in the First World War. #Quote by Laura Wade
Theatre quotes by Judith Light
#127. I got into theatre very early, so yes I was surrounded by gay people quite early and frequently. #Quote by Judith Light
Theatre quotes by Alfred Molina
#128. I love the theatre. It's a perfect life for an actor: you can do a couple of movies and then go and do a play, and then go back and do another movie. It's a nice way to live your life. #Quote by Alfred Molina
Theatre quotes by Stella Adler
#129. The theatre-acting, creating, interpreting - means total involvement, the totality of heart, mind and spirit. #Quote by Stella Adler
Theatre quotes by Bill Bailey
#130. At college, I felt frustrated thinking three years was a long time and I just wanted a job but afterwards I was in employment the whole time. I got into a theatre company and started doing stand-up gigs for cash, so I lived hand-to-mouth, but there was always enough to pay the bills. #Quote by Bill Bailey
Theatre quotes by Brian Dennehy
#131. If you're sixty-something, pushing 70, the chances of you getting a tremendously fascinating part in the movies are very low, as to be almost negligible, or even in television. But in the theatre, there are still things to do, very interesting, very profound things. #Quote by Brian Dennehy
Theatre quotes by Cormac McCarthy
#132. From daydreams on the road there was no waking. He plodded on. He could remember everything of her save her scent. Seated in a theatre with her beside him leaning forward listening to the music. Gold scrollwork and sconces and the tall columnar folds of the drapes at either side of the stage. She held his hand in her lap and he could feel the tops of her stockings through the thin stuff of her summer dress. Freeze this frame. Now call down your dark and your cold and be damned. #Quote by Cormac McCarthy
Theatre quotes by William Alexander
#133. Backstage was chaos distilled into a very small space. #Quote by William Alexander
Theatre quotes by Michel Faber
#134. Sugar leans her chin against the knuckles of the hand that holds the pen. Glistening on the page between her silk-shrouded elbows lies an unfinished sentence. The heroine of her novel has just slashed the throat of a man. The problem is how, precisely, the blood will flow. Flow is too gentle a word; spill implies carelessness; spurt is out of the question because she has used the word already, in another context, a few lines earlier. Pour out implies that the man has some control over the matter, which he most emphatically doesn't; leak is too feeble for the savagery of the injury she has inflicted upon him. Sugar closes her eyes and watches, in the lurid theatre of her mind, the blood issue from the slit neck. When Mrs Castaway's warning bell sounds, she jerks in surprise.
Hastily, she scrutinises her bedroom. Everything is neat and tidy. All her papers are hidden away, except for this single sheet on her writing-desk.
Spew, she writes, having finally been given, by tardy Providence, the needful word. #Quote by Michel Faber
Theatre quotes by E. M. Forster
#135. I am so used to seeing the sort of play which deals with one man and two women. They do not leave me with the feeling I have made a full theatrical meal they do not give me the experience of the multiplicity of life. #Quote by E. M. Forster
Theatre quotes by Dagmara Dominczyk
#136. I'm always keeping an eye out for a period piece. I was trained in theatre, so most of the things we did were classical - Shakespeare, Moliere, and Chekhov. #Quote by Dagmara Dominczyk
Theatre quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley
#137. In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred; it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect. #Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Theatre quotes by Fanny Brice
#138. I've done everything in the theatre except marry a property man. #Quote by Fanny Brice
Theatre quotes by Soren Kierkegaard
#139. In a theater, it happened that a fire started offstage. The clown came out to tell the audience. They thought it was a joke and applauded. He told them again, and they became still more hilarious. This is the way, I suppose, that the world will be destroyed-amid the universal hilarity of wits and wags who think it is all a joke. #Quote by Soren Kierkegaard
Theatre quotes by Mitchell Maxwell
#140. Mitchell Maxwell's Maxims
•You have to create your own professional path. There's no longer a roadmap for an artistic career.
•Follow your heart and the money will follow.
•Create a benchmark of your own progress. If you never look down while you're climbing the ladder you won't know how far you've come.
•Don't define success by net worth, define it by character. Success, as it's measured by society, is a fleeting condition.
•Affirm your value. Tell the world "I am an artist," not "I want to be an artist."
•You must actively live your dream. Wishing and hoping for someday doesn't make it happen. Get out there and get involved.
•When you look into the abyss you find your character.
•Young people too often let the fear of failure keep them from trying. You have to get bloody, sweaty and rejected in order to succeed.
•Get your face out of Facebook and into somebody's face. Close your e-mail and pick up the phone. Personal contact still speaks loudest.
•No one is entitled to act entitled. Be willing to work hard.
•If you're going to buck the norm you're going to have to embrace the challenges.
•You have to love the journey if you're going to work in the arts.
•Only listen to people who agree with your vision.
•A little anxiety is good but don't let it become fear, fear makes you inert.
•Find your own unique voice. Leave your individual imprint on the world, not a copy of someone else.
•Draw strength #Quote by Mitchell Maxwell
Theatre quotes by Antony Hegarty
#141. When I was a junior in college I moved to New York and went to this performance school the Experimental Theatre Wing. We had singing class and again, some of the other students would cry when I was singing, and I really didn't know why. I started to realize that there was something in the tone of my voice that was evocative for them. #Quote by Antony Hegarty
Theatre quotes by James Belushi
#142. I've done movies with Oliver Stone and Michael Mann. And I've done quite a few dramas in my time, from the theatre to film work. I just think the audience is used to seeing me on 'Saturday Night Live,' and 'K-9,' and 'Curly Sue' and of course, 'According to Jim.' I think that my comedies have been the most popular. #Quote by James Belushi
Theatre quotes by Tom Wlaschiha
#143. Both mediums, theatre and film, have really interesting sides to it that I really like to explore. #Quote by Tom Wlaschiha
Theatre quotes by Susan Sullivan
#144. I like to use my hands. When I was in theatre in college, that was one of my biggest notes: 'You use your hands too much.' #Quote by Susan Sullivan
Theatre quotes by Juliet Stevenson
#145. In our own, theatre can be the place where we come together, reaching with and through stories, to who we are and to who we can be. #Quote by Juliet Stevenson
Theatre quotes by Andrew Lloyd Webber
#146. When people ask me if musical theatre should be taught in music colleges, I reply that there is no need. All anyone needs to study is the second act of La Boheme because it is the most tightly constructed piece of musical theatre that there is. It is practically director-proof: you can't stage it badly because it just works too well. If you can write La Boheme, you can write anything. I would also recommend studying Britten's Peter Grimes. #Quote by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Theatre quotes by Toby Stephens
#147. Places like the National Theatre or Sheffield, these great engines of theatre, make us cutting edge because they can be experimental. They can do plays that nobody else can afford to do in ways nobody else can afford to do. #Quote by Toby Stephens
Theatre quotes by Peter Capaldi
#148. My parents didn't take me to the theatre to see Chekhov when I was growing up - we went to see 'Francie and Josie' once every five years. #Quote by Peter Capaldi
Theatre quotes by Robert Englund
#149. Had I not done Shakespeare, Pinter, Moliere and things such as 'Godspell' - I played Judas in a hugely successful production before I did 'Elm Street' - I'd probably be on a psychiatrist's couch saying: 'Freddy ruined me.' But I'd already done 13 movies and years of non-stop theatre. #Quote by Robert Englund
Theatre quotes by Harold Prince
#150. I always had a good time in theatre, even when shows don't turn out as well as I'd like. #Quote by Harold Prince
Theatre quotes by Shelley Winters
#151. To me, the theatre - I don't like to say it, but I'll say it - is a temple in a kind of way, where human beings go to be elevated. #Quote by Shelley Winters
Theatre quotes by Saint John Chrysostom
#152. In the Christian combat, not the striker, as in the Olympic contests, but he who is struck, wins the crown. This is the law in the celestial theatre, where the Angels are the spectators. #Quote by Saint John Chrysostom
Theatre quotes by Kevin Spacey
#153. Secret Cinema has created a new way of experiencing film. The fusion of film and theatre allows for a much more powerful experience and adds an incredibly unique dimension for the audience. It certainly did for me. I was blown away #Quote by Kevin Spacey
Theatre quotes by Judith Malina
#154. The League of Independent Theater represents a coming together of actual artistic and theatrical forces that may yet undo the difficulty of our times in maintaining the highest artistic standards in a period of economic crisis. Who can save us from the downhill trend of our economy except the vigor of our arts? Theatre, music and education are our only hopes to lift our times beyond their despair and create a viable, prosperous culture. #Quote by Judith Malina
Theatre quotes by Deborah Cox
#155. I always thought that it was every performer's dream. That's the epitome of being an artist, being able to express song, dance and acting in a live theatre setting and really connecting with an audience on that level. #Quote by Deborah Cox
Theatre quotes by Kevin James
#156. From there, I tried out for a community theatre play, joined an improv group ... it all started opening up. #Quote by Kevin James
Theatre quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#157. Consequently, from the very advent of agriculture, worries about the future became major players in the theatre of the human mind. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Theatre quotes by Justin Bartha
#158. I did theatre a lot when I was a kid. Then I went to acting school in New York. I did a lot of behind the scenes in college. I wanted to learn while I had the time. I studied theatre and film in different capacities. #Quote by Justin Bartha
Theatre quotes by Tom Stoppard
#159. Most British playwrights of my generation, as well as younger folks, apparently feel somewhat obliged to Russian literature - and not only those writing for theatres. Russian literature is part of the basic background knowledge for any writer. So there is nothing exceptional in the interest I had towards Russian literature and theatre. Frankly, I couldn't image what a culture would be like without sympathy towards Russian literature and Russia, whether we'd be talking about drama or Djagilev. #Quote by Tom Stoppard
Theatre quotes by Patrice Pavis
#160. Avant-garde theatre, with its distrust of the individual (that bourgeois invention), tends to go beyond [character] and the psychological approach in search of a syntax of types and characters which are deconstructed and post-individual. #Quote by Patrice Pavis
Theatre quotes by Salman Rushdie
#161. ...for those who value stability, who fear transience, uncertainty, change, have erected a powerful system of stigmas and taboos against rootlessness, that disruptive, anti-social force, so that we mostly conform, we pretend to be motivated by loyalties and solidarities we do not really feel, we hide our secret identities beneath the false skins of those identities which bear the belongers' seal of approval. But the truth leaks out in our dreams; alone in our beds (because we are all alone at night, even if we do not sleep by ourselves), we soar, we fly, we flee. And in the waking dreams our societies permit, in our myths, our arts, our songs, we celbrate the non-belongers, the different ones, the outlaws, the freaks. What we forbid ourselves we pay good money to watch, in a playhouse or movie theatre, or to read about between the secret covers of a book. Our libraries, our palaces of entertainment tell the truth. The tramp, the assassin, the rebel, the thief, the mutant, the outcast, the delinquent, the devil, the sinner, the traveller, the gangster, the runner, the mask: if we did not recognize in them our least-fulfilled needs, we would not invent them over and over again, in every place, in every language, in every time. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Theatre quotes by John Malkovich
#162. I always liked clothes; since I was very, very young, I was interested. I studied costume as part of my theatre education. #Quote by John Malkovich
Theatre quotes by Jean Stapleton
#163. On the last day of our five-day work week, we did two performances and we had an audience. It was similar to theatre; we went from beginning to end, and it was very pleasing. #Quote by Jean Stapleton
Theatre quotes by Jessie Cave
#164. Having done film, TV and theatre, the nicest final bit of the jigsaw is to do live comedy, because you can talk to the audience. It feels really natural to be able to laugh with them, but at the same time still be within the framework of a play. #Quote by Jessie Cave
Theatre quotes by Noel Coward
#165. Consider the public. Never fear it nor despise it. Coax it, charm it, interest it, stimulate it, shock it now and then if you must, make it laugh, make it cry, but above all never, never, never bore the living hell out of it. #Quote by Noel Coward
Theatre quotes by Rupert Penry-Jones
#166. I know one thing - if I didn't have TV and theatre and radio, the world would be a much more boring place. #Quote by Rupert Penry-Jones
Theatre quotes by Karl Urban
#167. I did a little theatre work after that and the following year I got another part in a television series. Then it was almost to the end of the year before I got more work. That was coming to terms with the reality of the vocation I had chosen. #Quote by Karl Urban
Theatre quotes by Sarah Rafferty
#168. I am a huge theatre geek. #Quote by Sarah Rafferty
Theatre quotes by Jake Gyllenhaal
#169. My mum raised us on classic movies and a lot of musical theatre. #Quote by Jake Gyllenhaal
Theatre quotes by Adam Nevill
#170. But it would be broadcast, and in the great public theatre of his age; that unregulated market of braying narcissists, that Wild West of disinformation and fraud, that infinite sea of piracy, the great electorate where the constituency of billions voted their approval with a click of a mouse. The internet. It brought governments down and rewrote history ... #Quote by Adam Nevill
Theatre quotes by Elaine Paige
#171. Actors already striving in the theatre wouldn't dream of putting themselves on these shows; it means that only about 10% of the talent out there is being auditioned for parts. #Quote by Elaine Paige
Theatre quotes by Constantin Stanislavski
#172. The main difference between the art of the actor and all other arts is that every other [non-performing] artist may create whenever he is in the mood of inspiration. But the artist of the stage must be the master of his own inspiration, and must know how to call it forth at the hour announced on the posters of the theatre. This is the chief secret of our art. #Quote by Constantin Stanislavski
Theatre quotes by Marcel Proust
#173. The theatre of the world is stocked with fewer settings than actors, and with fewer actors than situations. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Theatre quotes by Sherilyn Fenn
#174. You say a line and you wait for them to laugh, then you say another line and you wait ... It felt weird to me. But it's interesting and the energy is almost like theatre, I suppose, with all the people there. #Quote by Sherilyn Fenn
Theatre quotes by Brooke Smith
#175. I remember seeing 'A Moon for the Misbegotten' with Colleen Dewhurst, and that made a really big impression on me, and I remember wanting to be like her and I still want to be like Colleen Dewhurst! My mom took me to a lot of theatre growing up, and I also remember seeing Pippin and being like, 'Wow! #Quote by Brooke Smith
Theatre quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#176. A man may follow vanity as truly in the counting-house as in the theatre. If he be spending his life in amassing wealth, he passes his days in a vain show. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Theatre quotes by Constantin Stanislavski
#177. Remember this practical piece of advice: Never come into the theatre with mud on your feet. Leave your dust and dirt outside. Check your little worries, squabbles, petty difficulties with your outside clothing - all the things that ruin your life and draw your attention away from your art - at the door. #Quote by Constantin Stanislavski
Theatre quotes by Wendy Raquel Robinson
#178. I love theatre because that is my foundation. So, if I had to make a choice in terms of where I get the most fulfillments, it would be theatre. The reaction is so immediate, unlike with TV and film. #Quote by Wendy Raquel Robinson
Theatre quotes by Joe Thomas
#179. The last person to teach me how to act was my A-level Theatre Studies teacher at school, which I literally still draw on. Got an A! #Quote by Joe Thomas
Theatre quotes by Matt Ross
#180. My background is in largely in theatre and acting. I grew up in a town with a well-respected Shakespeare Festival, and I fell in with some kids whose parents worked there. We staged all-kid versions of 'Hamlet', 'Cymbeline', a few others. All the while, I was making short films; monster movies, slapstick comedies, claymation. #Quote by Matt Ross
Theatre quotes by Simon McBurney
#181. I suppose as an actor you become very sensitive to rhythm, not just rhythm as you look at it sort of from the, from the outside as a director might see it, but within yourself you become used to the idea of hearing your fellow actors, responding to them in space. #Quote by Simon McBurney
Theatre quotes by Ha-Joon Chang
#182. The higher education system in these countries (US, Korea etc) has become like a theatre in which some people decided to stand to get a better view, promoting the others behind them to stand. Once enough people stand, everyone has to stand, which means no one is getting a better view, while everyone has become more uncomfortable. #Quote by Ha-Joon Chang
Theatre quotes by Kathe Koja
#183. If there is any God in this world, He lives in a theatre. #Quote by Kathe Koja
Theatre quotes by Jessica Zafra
#184. We don't really have a movie industry; we have a trailer industry. The movie guys make five minutes worth of stuff to get people in the theatre, and eighty-five minutes of filler. #Quote by Jessica Zafra
Theatre quotes by Christina Hendricks
#185. I started doing community theatre as a way to make friends, and that was when I caught the acting bug. #Quote by Christina Hendricks
Theatre quotes by Paul Haggis
#186. I don't think it's the job of filmmakers to give anybody answers. I do think, though, that a good film makes you ask questions of yourself as you leave the theatre. #Quote by Paul Haggis
Theatre quotes by David Morse
#187. I've always tried to not let movie, television or theatre be all that my life is about. I've always tried to get involved in the community or my family now I have kids. #Quote by David Morse
Theatre quotes by Tom Hiddleston
#188. I love it when you go to see something, and you enter as an individual, and you leave as a group. Because you've all been bound together by the same experience. #Quote by Tom Hiddleston
Theatre quotes by John Morley
#189. Nature, it her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and theatre of the tragedy of man #Quote by John Morley
Theatre quotes by Kim Cattrall
#190. The roles for women in theatre are much better than they are in film. #Quote by Kim Cattrall
Theatre quotes by Rachael MacFarlane
#191. I started in theatre. I went to the Boston Conservatory and majored in musical theater. #Quote by Rachael MacFarlane
Theatre quotes by Morgan Saylor
#192. I did some theatre. I had some smaller roles in a couple TV shows and films. I used to think I did a lot of acting, but my 'career' started when I started 'Homeland'. #Quote by Morgan Saylor
Theatre quotes by Tom Conti
#193. It's all good fun - television and movies and so on - but the good thing in theatre is there's nothing and no one between you and the audience so you can do what you want really. #Quote by Tom Conti
Theatre quotes by Tamsin Greig
#194. I did a drama degree, went to secretarial college, then got a job with a theatre company in Birmingham. It's been a slow burn, which doesn't seem to have gone out. #Quote by Tamsin Greig
Theatre quotes by James A. Michener
#195. The South Pacific was once the playground for ship-sick European sailors. Then it became the roistering barricade of the last great pirates. Next it was the longed-for escape from the canyons of New York. Then the unwilling theatre for an American military triumph. But now it has become the meeting ground for Asia and America. #Quote by James A. Michener
Theatre quotes by John Fowles
#196. He stared to sea. I gave up all ideas of practicing medicine. In spite of what I have just said about the wave and the water, in those years in France I am afraid I lived a selfish life. That is, I offered myself every pleasure. I traveled a great deal. I lost some money dabbling in the theatre, but I made much more dabbling on the Bourse. I gained a great many amusing friends, some of whom are now quite famous. But I was never very happy. I suppose I was fortunate. It took me only five years to discover what some rich people never discover - that we all have a certain capacity for happiness and unhappiness. And that the economic hazards of life do not seriously affect it. #Quote by John Fowles
Theatre quotes by Brian Cox
#197. Feudal societies don't create great cinema; we have great theatre. The egalitarian societies create great cinema. The Americans, the French. Because equality is sort of what the cinema deals with. It deals with stories which don't fall into 'Everybody in their place and who's who,' and all that. But the theatre's full of that. #Quote by Brian Cox
Theatre quotes by Charles Keating
#198. In the theatre, the actor is given immediate feedback. #Quote by Charles Keating
Theatre quotes by Eve Myles
#199. Every play should be 90 minutes. There would be so many more theatre-goers if plays were shorter. #Quote by Eve Myles
Theatre quotes by Stephen Sondheim
#200. Music blows lyrics up very quickly, and suddenly they become more than art. They become pompous and they become self-conscious ... I firmly believe that lyrics have to breathe and give the audience's ear a chance to understand what's going on. Particularly in the theater, where you not only have the music, but you've got costume, story, acting, orchestra. There's a lot to take in. #Quote by Stephen Sondheim

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