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Vanessa Redgrave Quotes and Sayings

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Shakespeare lets us see real people undergoing real processes,
with real feelings.
- Vanessa Redgrave

Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.
- Vanessa Redgrave

The society Shakespeare knew was heading for tremendous change,
and he seems to have recognized that and written about it in a coded way.
I understand those codes, I think.
- Vanessa Redgrave

Theater and poetry were what helped people stay alive
and want to go on living.
- Vanessa Redgrave

 

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

Ask the right questions if you're to find the right answers.
- Vanessa Redgrave

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

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This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Be true to thyself.
- William Shakespeare
(paraphrase of Shakespeare's famous quote)

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

Discretion is the better part of valor.
(originally "The better part of valor is discretion")
- William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

In time we hate that which we often fear.
- William Shakespeare

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare,
and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
- Charles Darwin

Love is blind.
- William Shakespeare

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice.
That's what I call a liberal education.
- Tallulah Bankhead

Love sought is good,
but given unsought is better.
- William Shakespeare

It's an intuitive exercise to do a Shakespeare play
and to go through a Shakespeare play.
- Mark Rylance

This is not writing at all.
Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether,
if I knew what I meant.
- Virginia Woolf

Wouldn't you like to have heard the voice of Shakespeare,
or Jesus Christ?
- Henry Irving

First of all, Shakespeare is about pleasure and interest.
He was from the first moment he actually wrote something for the stage,
and he remains so.
- Stephen Greenblatt

Shakespeare is like mother's milk to me.
- John Lithgow

Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare.
He's the greatest playwright in the English language,
but his politics are fairly square.
- Alex Cox

It is true that there are few plays of Shakespeare that I haven't done.
- Judi Dench

To me, Mozart is our Shakespeare, the one who wrote the most dramatic,
psychologically most baffling music.
He combined ideas that no one else would have thought of putting together.
- Lukas Foss

Dreaming is an act of pure imagination,
attesting in all men a creative power,
which if it were available in waking,
would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.
- Frederick Henry Hedge

I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare,
but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.
- Spike Milligan

I remain loyal to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert
in music and to Shakespeare and Jane Austen in literature.
- Anne Stevenson

When Shakespeare was writing, he wasn't writing for
stuff to lie on the page;
it was supposed to get up and move around.
- Ken Kesey

The thing that I had saved up for myself and wanted
most to bring off was a fully fledged professional
production of Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theater in Stratford.
- Trevor Nunn

When you know your cast well and their strengths and weaknesses,
you can start writing for them, just the way Shakespeare wrote for his actors.
- Stephen Sondheim

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Many a man his life hath sold
but my outside to behold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
- William Shakespeare

Now a Protestant confronting a Catholic ghost is exactly
Shakespeare's way of grappling with what was not simply
a general social problem but one lived out in his own life.
- Stephen Greenblatt

There's that old adage about how there's only seven
plots in the world and Shakespeare's done them all before.
- Terri Windling

It was easier to do Shakespeare than a lot of modern
movie scripts that are so poorly written.
- Jessica Lange

If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet,
he never would have written Macbeth.
- Joyce Brothers

The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine
of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare.
- Marshall McLuhan

Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up,
perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.
- Charles Lamb

The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life:
Try to be Shakespeare,
leave the rest to fate!
- Robert Browning

I did about 2000 covers altogether, for all sorts of books -
from Shakespeare to James Bond -
and I always had the idea that I must give 100%,
no matter who the author was.
- Dick Bruna

Shakespeare also introduces the supernatural into some of his tragedies;
he introduces ghosts,
and witches who have supernatural knowledge.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

Shakespeare is universal.
- Harold Bloom

I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods,
feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare.
An actor must act.
- Laurence Olivier

On the streets, unrequited love and death go together
almost as often as in Shakespeare.
- Scott Turow

Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry.
I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing.
- William Collins

Shakespeare was the great one before us.
His place was between God and despair.
- Eugene Ionesco

Shakespeare tells the same stories over and over in
so many guises that it takes a long time before you notice.
- Howard Nemerov

Doing Shakespeare in the Park has always been a dream.
Everyone else says Hamlet, but I want to play Romeo.
- Aaron Yoo

I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare,
a symphony by Beethoven and a thunderstorm are based on the same elements.
I think that's a beautiful line.
- Maximilian Schell

I loved doing Shakespeare.
My two favorite roles, in fact, have been Viola in
Twelfth Night and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
- Blythe Danner

One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare's
characters is his courage to face up to the darker
elements of his personality.
- Kenneth Branagh

What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was
radically question what it meant to be a human being.
- Edward Bond


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