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Theater people are always pining and agonizing because
by Agnes de Mille

Theater people are always pining and agonizing because
they're afraid that they'll be forgotten.
And in America they're quite right.
They will be.
- Agnes de Mille

The truest expression of a people
is in its dances and its music.
Bodies never lie.
- Agnes De Mille

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made.
Destiny is made known silently.
- Agnes de Mille

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how.
The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
- Agnes de Mille

 

A good education is usually harmful to a dancer.
A good calf is better than a good head.
- Agnes de Mille

Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times.
- Agnes de Mille

The universe lies before you on the floor,
in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers,
in your mind.
From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.
- Agnes de Mille

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The artist never entirely knows.
We guess.
We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
- Agnes de Mille

To dance is to be out of yourself.
Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.
This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
- Agnes de Mille

The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults,
not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should
not become your dearest friend.
- Agnes de Mille

The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate.
- Agnes de Mille

I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films.
- Oskar Werner

People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
- Don DeLillo

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Because I wanted to have a place that I could create
everything that I that I never had as a child.
So, you see rides.
You see animals.
There's a movie theater.
- Michael Jackson

I had never done any theater in high school,
which actually worked to my benefit.
I didn't develop any bad habits.
- David James Elliott

Thank God for the theater.
- Raul Julia

I had an interest, for as long as I could remember,
in theater.
- Antoinette Perry

I really miss the rehearsal process of theater.
- Kurtwood Smith

My sense of responsibility to the audience is to screen
things that they would never see in a local theater.
- Richard Wilson

My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater.
I'm some kind of accident.
- Alan Rickman

Writing for the theater, you find yourself living a nocturnal life.
- Irwin Shaw

And I started as a journalism major at Ohio State,
ended up in theater and I love to read.
- Patricia Heaton

No, I knew when I was doing theater in New York that
this was what I was supposed to be doing.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

I did a lot of theater in the South side of Chicago.
- Kel Mitchell

I might be doing a lot more theater,
which is kind of what I love,
but there's simply no time for.
- Erika Slezak

Also, if you're in a TV show that does turn out to be very successful,
you then can do whatever you want to do in theater for a very long time.
- Treat Williams

I wouldn't say anything I ever did in film would be
something I'd use the word proud about.
I've done better work in the theater.
- John Malkovich

I've always loved film more than theater.
- Laura Dern

When I first started acting, I started in opera and
had a great desire to play grand,
tragic characters.
I got sidetracked in musical theater and ended up doing a lot of comedy.
- Leslie Easterbrook

And so I've always been fascinated by the technical end of theater,
and a lot of my closest friends are not actors,
but in the other end of the business.
- Rene Auberjonois

The award is important in order to bring people to the movie theater.
That's the only principle meaning of any award.
- Javier Bardem

Ever since I got on Days I've been doing theater.
- Austin Peck

Now I'm back home, living in London,
running my theater.
I just want to enjoy all that.
- Sam Mendes

As filmmakers, we can show where a person's mind goes,
as opposed to theater, which is more to sit back and watch it.
- Darren Aronofsky

All good performance pieces have some philosophical validity.
That's the difference between mere theater and performance art.
- Jack Bowman

I directed a piece of theater in Italy.
We took nine fables from the town and we created a play.
- Vincent Schiavelli

TV is like theater.
You can't enjoy it without a program.
- Walter Annenberg

I am both proud and honored to be on the Board of Directors
for the Texas Ballet Theater.
- Janine Turner

Do some work in the theater if you can.
It is the best training you can get.
- Juliet Mills

It's street theater.
You have to make it entertaining so people don't get bored and walk away.
- Jason Statham

I like time off because I also have a life outside of theater.
- Estelle Parsons

Corporations are social organizations,
the theater in which men and women realize or fail
to realize purposeful and productive lives.
- Lester Bangs

Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment.
It is a criticism.
- Alan Jay Lerner

We film in front of a live audience,
and I was a theater actor before I got into television,
so I like that.
- Jillian Bach

Don't forget the prices are so high in theater;
it isn't really where a young person can go on a date
and buy two tickets and take someone out anymore.
- Estelle Parsons

In '75, the year both A Chorus Line and Chicago hit Broadway,
my head spun around and I became the ultimate theater queen for life.
- Michael Musto

We should have done more damage to the Iraqi forces
before they withdrew from the Kuwaiti theater.
- Les Aspin

My dad had a movie theater so I was there every night.
- Brion James

I'm from the theater.
I never wanted to be a star.
- Sherry Stringfield

Theater is far superior to film in poetry,
in abstract poetry.
- Julie Taymor

As soon as white folks say a play's good,
the theater is jammed with blacks and whites.
- August Wilson

I adore the theater and I am a painter.
I think the two are made for a marriage of love.
I will give all my soul to prove this once more.
- Marc Chagall

One of the things I love about theater,
one of the reasons I'll never give it up,
is that it's fifty percent the audience's responsibility.
- William Petersen

With acting, it was really more of a general kind of
experience of really just loving being in the theater.
- Marisa Tomei

When I was doing theater, I was very successful at
believing that I was great,
God's gift to the theater.
- Morgan Freeman

I was a ballet dancer and that kind of bled into musical theater.
I was constantly in rehearsal for one thing or another.
- Jennifer Garner

Two packed houses.
I guess the theater sat 2,700 people every night so
it was an amazing experience.
- Blair Underwood

The perfection in theater is that it's over the second it's done.
- William Hurt

I made theater very important in the beginning of my career.
- Marcello Mastroianni

I had an older brother who was very interested in literature,
so I had an early exposure to literature,
and and theater.
My father sometimes would work in musical comedies.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I'm very resistant to most forms of theater.
- Steven Berkoff

I'll see you at the theater tonight.
I'll hold your seat til you get there.
After that you're on your own.
- Bert Kalmar

It's not enough for me to cover theater,
I have to throw myself around every other art form,
and do so thoroughly and relentlessly.
- Michael Musto

I've had three novels published, and I was working
a little bit in theater in Ireland.
I wrote one film script just to see what it would turn out like.
- Neil Jordan

In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house,
it was a house in quotation marks.
On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.
- Arthur Miller

A theater is being given over to market forces,
which means that a whole generation that should be
able to do theater as well as see it is being completely deprived.
- Vanessa Redgrave

Now, when I started my theater, the modus operandi
was having the actors stare right into the audience.
- Richard Foreman

I had been a kid that moved so much,
I didn't have a lot of friends.
Theater really represented camaraderie.
- Francis Ford Coppola

The oldest form of theater is the dinner table.
It's got five or six people, new show every night,
same players.
Good ensemble; the people have worked together a lot.
- Michael J. Fox


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