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Richard Foreman Quotes and Sayings

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I'm there to make a kind of theatrical music that is
desperately missing in my life.
And if other people don't like it, I'm very unhappy,
but I can't do anything about that.
- Richard Foreman

It's true, I don't like the real world.
- Richard Foreman

I realized that I had to be honest about where I was,
where I was coming from, and what I was trying to do.
- Richard Foreman

As I told you, from the time I was fifteen,
I thought the theater was too much involved with actors
trying to make the audience love them,
being over emotional.
- Richard Foreman

 

Quite the opposite.
I might fall on my face, but I feel born again.
- Richard Foreman

My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of
the twilight of Western civilization.
- Richard Foreman

One does not devote one's life in art to shock an audience.
- Richard Foreman

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There is no work of art that has ever been made that
is absolutely truthful about life.
- Richard Foreman

What really happened was one day I decided to write a new kind of play.
- Richard Foreman

I was enchanted by the escape into that meticulous
world that seemed real yet not...
well, it seemed not real, but very detailed and meticulous,
bizarre.
- Richard Foreman

So I decided to start writing plays,
and went to Yale.
- Richard Foreman

From that time through the time I was a New Dramatist,
when I was something like twenty-two,
I saw absolutely everything in New York.
Absolutely everything.
- Richard Foreman

I acted in junior high in the junior high school group,
and then when I got into senior high I was,
you know, the main actor of the senior high school.
- Richard Foreman

I've been trying to figure out for at least the last
10 years how to force myself into something more risky.
- Richard Foreman

You know, actually, I went to Yale because I wanted to stay out of the army.
- Richard Foreman

If I wasn't in the theater, I would be a hermit.
- Richard Foreman

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

Which implies that the real issue in art is the audience's response.
Now I claim that when I make things,
I don't care about the audience's response,
I'm making them for myself.
But I'm making them for myself as audience,
because I want to wake myself up.
- Richard Foreman

Because even at the age of fifteen, I used to go see
all the Broadway shows and feel that they were sentimental,
that they were pandering to the audience and trying
to manipulate the audience.
I had no use for practically any of the shows that were hits.
- Richard Foreman

All the dialogue on tape, and we'd play the tape in performance.
Then I thought it'd be interesting if the actor's repeated
what they heard on the tape,
but at a slower speed, so we'd get a web of language.
- Richard Foreman

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela PHOTO

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

A bend in the road is not the end of the road
unless you fail to make the turn.
- Anonymous

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

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade.
- Anonymous saying

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When you make a world tolerable for yourself,
you make a world tolerable for others.
- Anais Nin

We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

From what we get, we can make a living:
what we give, however makes a life.
- Arthur Ashe

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Life is what you make it.
- Anonymous

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The most central ingredient in the recipe
for living Simply An Inspired Life
is to Make Joyful CHOICES.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Inner peace is a choice -
make that choice today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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