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Angela Lansbury Quotes and Sayings

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The theater is magical and addictive.
- Angela Lansbury

I have never directed.
But I think I could.
I have thought about it.
I'm a bit long in the tooth to start.
- Angela Lansbury

I never regretted what I turned down.
- Angela Lansbury

I think of myself as a journeyman actress.
I will attempt almost anything that I think that I can bring off.
It could be almost anything.
- Angela Lansbury

 

I've worked with the greatest actors,
and they're all gone.
This is what's so desperate to me.
- Angela Lansbury

Clint Eastwood is an extraordinary director because
he knows the value of a buck.
He knows where it will show on the screen.
- Angela Lansbury

The Manchurian Candidate was the most important movie I was in,
let's face it.
- Angela Lansbury

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I was put under contract.
A major studio.
I got nominated for an Academy Award.
Isn't that ridiculous? I mean, at the age of 18!
- Angela Lansbury

Mystery is something that appeals to most everybody.
- Angela Lansbury

We all have levels of performance.
- Angela Lansbury

A sitcom.
I hate that word.
- Angela Lansbury

I don't think about going back to the theater.
- Angela Lansbury

Here I am, I still go on, you know, like the tides.
- Angela Lansbury

I made about 56 movies, I think.
Not that many.
- Angela Lansbury

I started in London, as a kid.
My mother knew I had sort of an inbred talent.
She was an actress, so I inherited it from her.
But I think I got a lot of it from my grandfather,
who was a great politician.
- Angela Lansbury

Believe me, it jabs you.
When you're on the side of buses and New York loves you,
you love to go out there every night.
It's like a race.
Curtain opens, out you go, and New York is yours.
- Angela Lansbury

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

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

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

Toward the end of school I started watching movies.
Got a job in a movie theater in Brookline,
Massachusetts.
- Jim McKay

Sondheim is the Shakespeare of the musical theater world.
- Mandy Patinkin

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

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

We went to see all the shows.
American musical theater and jazz were very big.
- Carly Simon

I think movies are a director's medium in the end.
Theater is the actor's medium.
Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding.
I believe in great live performance.
- Sam Mendes

I think any actor would agree that you can't replace theater.
It's immediate.
You have the energy of the crowd and every single night it's different.
- Austin Peck

The theater is where I belonged; I simply wanted to
be an actress my whole life.
- Loni Anderson

Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater -
you do the math!
- Nathan Lane

At the School of Visual Arts in New York,
you can get your degree in Net art, which is really
a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways.
- Laurie Anderson

Now in my theater training I showed no aptitude at all.
- Jeremy Irons

Well, all I can say is thank goodness I had 15 years
of theater before ever I did film roles.
You build technique that you can rely on.
- Chris Cooper

Today's restaurant is theater on a grand scale.
- Marian Burros

The Lord Chamberlin was censoring scripts when I first came into the theater.
- Judi Dench

I've made six films since I made Secrets and Lies but
I still live in London and I'd love to do theater.
- Brenda Blethyn

The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental.
It's so much like life.
- Arthur Miller

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

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

I see only defects because I'm not following the scene as it were.
I'm not following the other person.
It's like the best thing to clarify this is the theater.
- Omar Sharif

My goal was not to be famous or rich but to be good at what I did.
And that required going to New York and studying and working in the theater.
- Shirley Knight

The only way to see a movie is in a big theater,
on a big screen, with a big bag of popcorn.
- Dan Glickman

With my background, I came out of the theater.
- Joe Morton

In the commercial theater, I've been pretty fortunate.
The producers that I've worked with have allowed me
to define the artistic integrity,
the artistic limits of the work.
- Trevor Nunn

Normally our season is seven weeks in the Drama Theatre
and four weeks in the Opera Theater.
- Graeme Murphy

I've been doing my big theater projects,
which take years, and writing a song here and there.
- David Friedman

What I don't have in theater is editing.
- Julie Taymor

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

And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater,
wherein all humans are acting out their parts.
- James Broughton

A theater person should know what holds an audience and what does not.
- Robert Ludlum

Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved
everything that went on in a theater.
- James Broughton

All of the generations go to what is chic for them,
and theater seems to be an older generation's art form.
- Estelle Parsons

Theater to me is acting but it's more real on film.
- Ted Shackelford

You weren't going to the theater to change the world,
but you had a chance to affect the world,
the thinking and the feelings of the world.
- James Earl Jones

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

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

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

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

I think the cinema you like has more to do with silence,
and the theater you like has more to do with language.
- Ben Kingsley

I like to do theater and hopefully be effective.
Most actors, at least contemporary actors of my generation,
can't do it.
They don't have the chops.
- Jeffrey Wright

Will the theater disappear? No.
Is it healthy? Also no.
- Emanuel Azenberg

I think now that the great thing is not so much the
formulation of an answer for myself,
for the theater, or the play-but rather the most accurate
possible statement of the problem.
- Arthur Miller

I wore goofy hats to school and did musical theater.
Most people thought I was a dork.
But if you have a sense of humor about it,
no one can bring you down.
- Zac Efron

The drama may be called that part of theatrical art
which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion:
what is left is theater.
- Robertson Davies

I am really not of the school of naturalism.
I like style, and you can use more style in theater than in film roles.
I love to sink my teeth into a part.
- Marisa Tomei

I attend surprisingly few shows.
The type of theater that is popular today just doesn't appeal to me.
- Ethel Merman

I didn't think that a career in theater was very realistic
so I thought the only thing I could make money doing
and still be somewhat artistic was,
god help me, advertising.
- Liev Schreiber

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

I'll eventually go back to theater because the feeling
of being on stage where you have the audience right there,
you can't replace that with anything.
- Sanaa Lathan

I want to make movies that people talk about when they leave the theater,
that aren't clear-cut, but effective and fulfilling in some sense.
- Ryan Phillippe

If you really want to help the American theater,
don't be an actress, dahling.
Be an audience.
- Tallulah Bankhead

Thank God for the theater.
- Raul Julia


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