I hold theatre acting in such high esteem that it scares me.
The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time.
If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable.
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
Create your own method. Don't depend slavishly on mine. Make up something that will work for you! But keep breaking traditions, I beg you.
The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.
The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place.
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms.
One man in his time plays many parts.
Just be truthful - and if you can fake that, you've got it made.
Acting is not being emotional, but being able to fully express emotion.
There are no small parts. Only small actors.
There's nothing more boring than unintelligent actors, because all they have to talk about is themselves and acting. There have to be other things.
An actor is at his best a kind of unfrocked priest who, for an hour or two, can call on heaven and hell to mesmerize a group of innocents.
Acting is a sport. On stage you must be ready to move like a tennis player on his toes. Your concentration must be keen, your reflexes sharp; your body and mind are in top gear, the chase is on. Acting is energy. In the theatre people pay to see energy.
Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.
What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, That he should weep for her?
The best actors do not let the wheels show.
Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they are difficult to satisfy. All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws.
Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors.
The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit, that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings and subconscious creation.
I'm curious about other people. That's the essence of my acting. I'm interested in what it would be like to be you.
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.
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