Quotations: Volume 21
The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind.
— Stella Adler
“When you’re hurt or angry, let go by tapping into your humbleness. You want people to remember you for your grace.”
— Stevie Nicks
“I think it would be advice that I would certainly pass on to any aspiring young actor, and it’s that if you want to be an actor, don’t. But if you need to be an actor, do, because you will always regret not giving it a go. It might not work for you — it often doesn’t — but it has to be a need, it has to be a visceral gut need. You have to think of life isn’t life without acting. It’s vocational. You have to need with your heart and soul to be an actor and to be prepared to face the unfairness of the profession.”
- Derek Jacobi
“If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me, I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.”
- Calvin Coolidge
"Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or wheather you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere."
- Barack Obama
“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.”
- Orison Swett Marden
"To settle is often times to be 'comfortably miserable'. Never settle." - Jon Harris
“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”
- William Ellery Channing
“Know the true value of time: snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination; never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”
- Lord Chesterfield
"Men can do all things if they will."
- Leon Batista Alberti