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George P. Baker Quotes and Sayings

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Out of the past come the standards for judging the present;
standards in turn to be shaped by the practice of present-day
dramatists into broader standards for the next generation.
- George P. Baker

Rare is the human being, immature or mature,
who has never felt an impulse to pretend he is some one or something else.
- George P. Baker

No drama, however great, is entirely independent of
the stage on which it is given.
- George P. Baker

But what is drama? Broadly speaking,
it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure.
- George P. Baker

 

The drama is a great revealer of life.
- George P. Baker

When the drama attains a characterization which makes
the play a revelation of human conduct and a dialogue
which characterizes yet pleases for itself,
we reach dramatic literature.
- George P. Baker

Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization,
in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in
the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.
- George P. Baker

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We do not kill the drama, we do not really limit its
appeal by failing to encourage the best in it;
but we do thereby foster the weakest and poorest elements.
- George P. Baker

Drama read to oneself is never drama at its best,
and is not even drama as it should be.
- George P. Baker

Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere,
the drama, holding the mirror up to nature,
by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men.
- George P. Baker

Farce treats the improbable as probable,
the impossible as possible.
- George P. Baker

Acted drama requires surrender of one's self,
sympathetic absorption in the play as it develops.
- George P. Baker

In reading plays, however, it should always be remembered that any play,
however great, loses much when not seen in action.
- George P. Baker

In the best farce to-day we start with some absurd
premise as to character or situation,
but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending.
- George P. Baker

The instinct to impersonate produces the actor;
the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright;
the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization
and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature.
- George P. Baker

In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject,
perfect freedom of individual treatment,
and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening,
even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results.
- George P. Baker

There is no essential difference between the material of comedy and tragedy.
All depends on the point of view of the dramatist,
which, by clever emphasis, he tries to make the point of view of his audience.
- George P. Baker

What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it
was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy,
but in recent years we have come to understand that
to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death.
- George P. Baker

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth PHOTO

Find a place inside where there's joy,
and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy PHOTO

Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.
Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true delight is in the finding out,
rather than in the knowing.
- Isaac Asimov

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

I must uphold my ideals,
for perhaps the time will come
when I shall be able to carry them out.
- Anne Frank

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

Lead follow or get out of the way.
- Thomas Paine

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
- Phyllis Diller

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life,
your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
- Helen Keller

You only get out what you put in.
- Anonymous

Play full-out and enjoy all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Go within every day and find the inner strength
so that the world will not blow your candle out.
- Katherine Dunham

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Angry and happy don't mix.
Flush out the angry,
and the happy has a place to put down roots.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today is my day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone
and into your appreciation zone.
- Martha Beck


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