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Theater Quotes

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Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

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

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

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

 

The theater needs continual reminders that there is
nothing more debasing than the work of those who do
well what is not worth doing at all.
- Gore Vidal

I had never done any theater in high school,
which actually worked to my benefit.
I didn't develop any bad habits.
- David James Elliott

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

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What I'd really like to do is do a film or two a year
and then do theater in New York the rest of the year.
- Piper Perabo

A theater person should know what holds an audience and what does not.
- Robert Ludlum

I'm from the theater.
I never wanted to be a star.
- Sherry Stringfield

The show can go on without me, and probably will,
but I want to come back to act in Chicago.
My wife and I just bought a condo downtown,
and I want to do theater.
- William Petersen

I had studied theater for three years in London when
someone suggested me for the role.
- Orlando Bloom

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

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

I'm the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem,
serious New York theater has died in my lifetime.
- Arthur Miller

If you really want to help the American theater,
don't be an actress, dahling.
Be an audience.
- Tallulah Bankhead

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

You come in off the street, through the doors of the theater.
You sit down.
The lights go down and the curtain goes up.
And you're in another world.
- Robert Caro

Ever since I got on Days I've been doing theater.
- Austin Peck

One of the things I love about theater,
one of the reasons I'll never give it up,
is that it's fifty percent the audience's responsibility.
- William Petersen

I like the theater enormously, but I truly love films -
the whole bizarre,
boring process that it can be.
- Minnie Driver

I like time off because I also have a life outside of theater.
- Estelle Parsons

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

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

TV is like theater.
You can't enjoy it without a program.
- Walter Annenberg

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

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

If an American audience is given a serious musical
theater piece that is well produced,
dramatically gripping and wonderfully acted,
they'll respond to it.
- Carlisle Floyd

I think the cinema you like has more to do with silence,
and the theater you like has more to do with language.
- Ben Kingsley

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

You go to a theater now and you literally see parents
watching the movie and they suddenly cover their kid's ears.
I figured I'd make one movie where they didn't have to do this.
- Garry Marshall

I've made six films since I made Secrets and Lies but
I still live in London and I'd love to do theater.
- Brenda Blethyn

The wonderful thing about Food for Thought is that
it lets you keep your hand in theater and be in front
of a live audience without a commitment of six months,
or even three months.
- Treat Williams

I'm very resistant to most forms of theater.
- Steven Berkoff

I had been a kid that moved so much,
I didn't have a lot of friends.
Theater really represented camaraderie.
- Francis Ford Coppola

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

I don't like sitting around in my dressing room very much.
It feels a lot like theater.
- Jill Clayburgh

I did a lot of theater in the South side of Chicago.
- Kel Mitchell

Whoever becomes the head of the National Theater finds
himself in a position like that of Nelson's Column -
pigeons dump on you because you're there.
- Peter Hall

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

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

If I have to, I'll go and direct theater and talk till the cows come home.
- Ridley Scott

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

When I first started acting, I started in opera and
had a great desire to play grand,
tragic characters.
I got sidetracked in musical theater and ended up doing a lot of comedy.
- Leslie Easterbrook

People whose understanding and taste in literature,
painting, and music are beyond question are,
for the most part, ignorant of what is good or bad art in the theater.
- Minnie Maddern Fiske

Every time I go to the theater, there's something about the atmosphere,
seeing something unfold live in front of an audience,
that you can't get out of your system.
- John Madden

I made theater very important in the beginning of my career.
- Marcello Mastroianni

I don't think about going back to the theater.
- Angela Lansbury

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

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

My dad had a movie theater so I was there every night.
- Brion James

Well, all I can say is thank goodness I had 15 years
of theater before ever I did film roles.
You build technique that you can rely on.
- Chris Cooper

Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment.
It is a criticism.
- Alan Jay Lerner

I had no training in the theater.
I did not study it but just did it.
- Michael Ritchie

They would have been very let down if they had to leave
the theater and he had missed.
He would feel badly.
Everyone would feel badly.
But he never let them down.
- James Randi

I seemed to belong to three countries:
I had an apartment in Paris,
a house in Hollywood, and when I married British theater director Peter Hall,
I moved to London.
- Leslie Caron

Well I'm not much of a singer.
But it's been a really nice time to do film,
television, theater and have it all happening at once.
That wasn't planned but it just happens.
- Peter Krause

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

I want to do theater and I am looking forward to doing
more Television and Movies.
I also want to direct some plays in theater workshops
for people with disabilities.
- Chris Burke

I'm supposed to be a pretty good theater actor.
- John Malkovich

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

In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to.
In the movies, I don't have direct contact,
and I am fighting technical machinery.
- Max von Sydow

And I started as a journalism major at Ohio State,
ended up in theater and I love to read.
- Patricia Heaton

My mother is an actress, and she used to drag me from
theater to theater and reading to reading.
- Alicia Keys

I'm trying to bring a new generation into the musical
theater and to create a new audience.
- Jerry Herman

The theater is the thing I love doing most.
- Judi Dench

In theater, you have a rehearsal period and you know just who to be.
- Marcia Gay Harden

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

When I was doing theater, I was very successful at
believing that I was great,
God's gift to the theater.
- Morgan Freeman

I grew up in Washington, D.C.
But also loving the theater.
- Frank Rich

There's something about the theater which makes my fingertips tingle.
- Wole Soyinka


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