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Theater Quotes

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

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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

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

 

I'm someone who believes the only way to see a movie is in a big theater,
on a big screen, with a big bag of popcorn.
- Dan Glickman

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

Socrates didn't care to visit the theater,
as a rule, except when the plays of Euripides (which some think,
he himself had helped to compose), were performed.
- Moses Mendelssohn

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The trick is to have my own particular taste and feel
for the theater to audiences who have been used to
one particular style and taste for nearly 40 years.
- Michael Ritchie

The difference - the fundamental difference between
theater acting and film acting is that film acting is disjunctive.
- James Lipton

I had a toy theater and a magic lantern,
and when I was eight I built a stage for theatricals in the attic.
- James Broughton

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

So long as there is one pretty girl left on the stage,
the professional undertakers may hold up their burial of the theater.
- George Jean Nathan

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

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

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

I've never had any feeling of disconnection between the classical theater,
or the contemporary theater, or musical theater,
or the thing that we call opera.
- Trevor Nunn

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

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

I don't want the kind of theater that I love and grew up seeing to die out.
- Jerry Herman

What the American public wants in the theater is a
tragedy with a happy ending.
- William Dean Howells

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

Theater actors like to change character roles.
They don't like to always do the same thing.
- Marcello Mastroianni

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

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

At this point the theater America is in such a precarious place.
- Estelle Parsons

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

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

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

I'm an actor, coming from New York theater.
- Skeet Ulrich

I jump at any chance to go back into theater.
- Taye Diggs

The theater is magical and addictive.
- Angela Lansbury

A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training
trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater.
- Christy Mathewson

I do it because I love acting, I love working,
and whether it's radio, television, films,
theater, I don't care as long as I can get out there and do it.
- Joan Collins

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

I did theater at Carnegie, and in Pittsburgh and New York.
- Laura San Giacomo

I had given up the theater and everything propelled me into entertainment.
And I didn't resist it.
- Vincente Minnelli

I had such extraordinary breaks from the moment I entered the theater.
- Dorothy McGuire

In the middle 1940s...
I heard everyone live.
Painting, the theater; everything was happening.
It was an exciting time when New York was the place to be.
- Bill Dixon

Film actors reach a certain level, but they don't get
beyond it unless they work in the theater.
- Shirley Knight

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

People who are interested in the arts and theater are such a minority.
- Carol Kane

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

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

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

In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only
for God and angels to be lookers-on.
- Pythagoras

Live theater to me is much more free than the movies or television.
- Eartha Kitt

You have to transmit to them what it's like being in the theater.
And it has to come from somewhere inside you and not
by being like what somebody did last year.
- Adolph Green

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

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

In musical theater you have to be very big and very animated,
while film and television are more toned down.
- Kevin Richardson

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

No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering
the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

I fell in love with theater there, and after graduation
I moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
- Olivia Wilde

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

I liked the theater.
I liked the people.
I liked the time that we worked.
- Jeremy Irons

I came out of repertory theater, where I worked 50 weeks a year,
and I loved working with the people.
- Rene Auberjonois

I started a theater called Steppenwolf.
We've been very supportive of the veterans there.
- Gary Sinise

When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school
because I'd discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me:
music and theater.
- Morgan Freeman

I love working in the theater.
- Didi Conn

I have so much respect for people in the theater.
You can't do 10 or 15 takes.
It's all live.
It's like life in motion.
- Puff Daddy

When you end a successful sitcom, the most sensible
thing to do is go back to the theater.
- John Lithgow

Thank God for the theater.
- Raul Julia

The primary function of a theater is not to please itself,
or even to please its audience.
It is to serve talent.
- Robert Brustein

Television has some lovely aspects to it -
and some ghastly aspects -
but the theater itself was a wonderful invention.
- Patrick Macnee

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

Sir Larry could be very strict and a disciplinarian,
too.
He had many faces; he wore many hats.
But, ultimately, he loved the theater and he loved actors.
- Derek Jacobi

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

Unless an entire row of people got up in the middle
of a performance and left the theater in disgust,
I felt as though I hadn't done my job.
- Jeremy Piven

People wear shorts to the Broadway theater.
There should be a law against that.
- Stanley Tucci

Kids now are so used to surround sound and the power in theater speakers,
that the concert hall is a disappointment to them.
- David Ogden Stiers


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