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Theatre Quotes

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A good film is when the price of the dinner,
the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Related topics: Movies

Movies are not scripts - movies are films;
they're not books,
they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg

Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
- Gail Godwin

 

But theatre is always a difficult experience.
- Isabelle Huppert

I've directed enough in the theatre and a couple of films to know that -
to feel fairly secure that if I find a story that I
really like I can probably get it done somewhat.
- Gary Sinise

It's a real leveller, you know, to do theatre at least once every two years.
- Brenda Blethyn

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Nevertheless, in the theatre, and in the cinema,
the contemporary reality of Poland has been represented
only to a minuscule degree in the last 12 years.
- Andrzej Wajda

The people on the business side in the music business
are kind of different from the theatre business.
I think it's partly because there are different pressures on the industries.
- Tim Curry

Theatre is immediate gratification.
- Chita Rivera

My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces.
- Harrison Birtwistle

Where every moment is about truth and I think it's
a great challenge every night.
That's what really drove me to wanting to do theatre,
and it's great.
- Deborah Cox

Theatre is a sacred space for actors.
You are responsible; you are in the driving-seat.
- Greta Scacchi

Television theatre, as is implied in its name,
should rely on adaptations of scripts written for the theatre.
- Andrzej Wajda

I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design.
I did a little bit of acting.
- Jim Henson

At the same time, television theatre became more visibly active.
- Andrzej Wajda

Then I went off to Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
They had a really wonderful theatre department.
- Beth Henley

Theatre demands different muscles and different aspects of one's personality.
- Victor Garber

I think any classical training in the theatre is of enormous value.
- Vivien Leigh

I like going to New York.
I like the galleries and the theatre and the restaurants and bars and music.
I think that city is more alive than Los Angeles.
- Sara Gilbert

I never had any classes or went to theatre school like a lot of actors,
so all of my training has been on stage with different directors.
That was a pretty good school room.
- James Denton

You get used to being lazy doing films,
but classical theatre's going to finish me off.
- Michael Gambon

The good die young but not always.
The wicked prevail but not consistently.
I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre.
- Helen Hayes

What I want to give in the theatre is beauty,
that's what I want to give.
- Dame Edith Evans

Now, drama is quite useful at helping us to understand
what our position is and,
conversely, we might then understand why our theatre is being destroyed.
- Edward Bond

In the end I think theatre has only one subject:
justice.
- Edward Bond

Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre.
It is the medium of past experience,
as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.
- Walter Benjamin

But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life
it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.
- Francis Bacon

I've been doing theatre since I was 5 years old.
- Claudia Christian

The theatre was created to tell people the truth about
life and the social situation.
- Stella Adler

Fifteen years before I became a screen actor,
I was in the theatre.
A lot of my work was comedy, which I loved doing.
It's harder.
- Ben Kingsley

Thirty years ago dinner theatre used to be much more
of a going concern than it is now.
- Ted Shackelford

Once in awhile, there's stuff that makes me say,
That's what theatre's about.
It has to be a human event on the stage,
and that doesn't happen very often.
- Uta Hagen

I think film likes me better than the theatre does for some reason.
- Miranda Otto

I never had any acting heroes.
I never really went to the theatre.
- Julie Walters

I think I want to pursue a movie career and maybe even pursue some theatre.
- Katie Holmes

I do still like television very much,
but the theatre does really have something special about it.
- Sarah Sutton

Films take up so much time, and with theatre,
you do have to plan a period of time that you can be free.
- Mike Figgis

By obtaining a sense of its place in the unfolding drama of life,
set in an ecological theatre, so we can understand
why it has become one of the leading players.
- Simon Conway Morris

I like the theatre because you paint with broad strokes.
To me the theatre is stretching its definition really far.
- Ajay Naidu

I feel like I've been marinated in Australian theatre.
- Cate Blanchett

If these theatres didn't exist, the tradition of British
theatre would cease to exist.
- David Soul

I've always tried to not let movie, television or theatre
be all that my life is about.
I've always tried to get involved in the community
or my family now I have kids.
- David Morse

A few years later, my Uncle David took me to the Earle
Theatre to hear Duke Ellington.
- David Amram

The entrance into Jerusalem has all the elements of
the theatre of the absurd:
the poor king;
truth comes riding on a donkey; symbolic actions -
even parading without a permit!
- David Kirk

I am a theatre actor, but the last ten years I've taken
parts in movies because it keeps me in money.
- Michael Gambon

Most of the competition was into bulk popcorn because
of the major increases in the Drive-In Theatre Outlets.
- Orville Redenbacher

On the last day of our five-day work week,
we did two performances and we had an audience.
It was similar to theatre; we went from beginning to end,
and it was very pleasing.
- Jean Stapleton

On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre,
because they wanted to get closer to the cinema,
despite having studied and worked for the theatre.
- Andrzej Wajda

Theatre has no national identity.
It is something for the world, whether it is Irish,
English, or French.
- Cyril Cusack

You learn more discipline in the theatre than you do in movies or TV.
You're on stage every night and you have to sustain
your energy level tor several hours.
- Blythe Danner

Edinburgh is my favourite city.
We'll be doing a lot of children's theatre and galleries.
- Carol Ann Duffy

In this country, you have movie actors and theatre
actors and television actors.
- Max von Sydow

It's great to be in a film that's able to have people
really want to become socially conscious,
to walk out of the theatre and want to do something.
- Don Cheadle

The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time.
- Stella Adler

Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
- Abbie Hoffman

When the cinematograph first made its appearance,
we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered.
- Ivor Novello

Make them laugh, make them cry, and hack to laughter.
What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise.
I am a servant of the people.
I have never forgotten that.
- Mary Pickford

I love doing movies but I loved doing theatre just as much.
- Joe Morton

There were wonderful moments when I was singing for
the first time in the Olympia Theatre and I was pregnant with my son,
which was very, very strange for a singer.
- Nana Mouskouri

I got into theatre very early, so yes I was surrounded
by gay people quite early and frequently.
- Judith Light

I have ambitions to do a Broadway record one of these
days and get in the studio with like,
a real orchestra.
I'm a big musical theatre geek.
- Mandy Moore

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

The first horror film I remember seeing in the theatre
was Halloween and from the first scene when the kid
puts on the mask and it is his POV,
I was hooked.
- David Arquette

We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths.
For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret,
and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets.
- Howard Barker

There are a few directors around who I have some excitement
about spending my $7 at the theatre watching their movies.
- Sean Penn

I come from the New York theatre world,
and I have a lot of gay male friends,
so this friendship of Will and Grace's isn't such a stretch.
- Debra Messing

To maintain one's individuality, integrity,
and true personality in the theatre is a big task.
- Cyril Cusack

Actually, my favourite roles have been in theatre,
but on TV, my faves were Slap Maxwell and Larry Sanders.
- Megan Gallagher

When I was in college, all the pretty women were in the theatre,
so I auditioned for a play.
- Judd Nelson

I like simple things.
I like to sneak in the theatre and watch movies.
I'm a movie buff.
- Justin Timberlake


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