I hope I never need to believe in God. It would be an awful confession of failure.
I have to act to live.
Sir Lawrence Olivier
Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.
You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.
You've got to perform in a role hundreds of times. In keeping it fresh one can become a large, madly humming, demented refrigerator.
Sir Ralph Richardson
Man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He comet up, and is cut down, like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.
Book Of Common Prayer
The theatre is the best way of showing the gap between what is said and what is seen to be done, and that is why, ragged and gap-toothed as it is, it has still a far healthier potential than some poorer, abandoned arts.
Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.
Our almost-instinct almost true:
What will survive of us is love.