What is the main problem of the actor? It is to keep the audience awake, and not let them go to sleep, then wake up and go home feeling they've wasted their money.
Use your weaknesses; aspire to the strength.
Acting is an everlasting search for truth.
I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture.
I don't know what is better than the work that is given to the actor-to teach the human heart the knowledge of itself.
I have to act to live.
Lead the audience by the nose to the thought.
[May 1958, on playing Macbeth at age 30 and age 48] When you're a young man, Macbeth is a character part. When you're older, it's a straight part.
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