Playing Roles Quotes

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Konstantin Stanislavski
“If you have a rifle, hanging on the wall in the first act, it should fire in the last act”.”
Stanislavski, Constantin S.

Christopher Isherwood
“In ten minutes they will have arrived on campus. George will have to be George; the George they have named and will recognise. So now he consciously applies himself to thinking their thoughts, getting into their mood. With the skill of a veteran, he rapidly puts on the psychological makeup for this role he must play.”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

Isabel  Lopez
“Julita was being spinned like a top by a drop-dead-gorgeous Dominicano. Later she told us that he’d asked for her number and she had given him the wrong one.
“Why did you do that?” I asked her.
“He smelled married,” she said.”
Isabel Lopez, Isabel's Hand-Me-Down Dreams

Amy Tan
“I was the daughter of my father's wife. I spoke in a trembly voice. I became pale, ill, and more thin. I let myself become a wounded animal. I let the hunter come to me and turn me into a tiger ghost. I willingly gave up my chi , the spirit that caused me so much pain.
Now I was a tiger that neither pounced nor lay waiting between the trees. I became an unseen spirit.”
Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

Christopher Isherwood
“A veteran, calm and assured, he pauses for a well-measured moment in the doorway of the office and then, boldly, clearly, with the subtly modulated British intonation which his public demands of him, speaks his opening line, 'Good morning!'
And the three secretaries - each of them a charming and accomplished actress in her own chosen style - recognise him instantly, without even a flicker of doubt, and reply 'Good morning' to him. (There is something religious here, like responses in church; a reaffirmation of faith in the basic American dogma, that it is, always, a Good Morning. Good, despite the Russians and their rockets, and all the ills and worries of the flesh. For of course we know, don't we, that the Russians and the worries are not real? They can be unsought and made to vanish. And therefore the morning can ve made to be good. Very well then, it is good.”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

Christopher Isherwood
“George feels flattered and excited...He can't resist slipping into the role Kenny so temptingly offers him.”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

“By taking responsibility and playing our role in imparting the gift of forgiveness and love to ourselves and to the world, we will start liberating ourselves from all pain and suffering, and gift ourselves with Peace and Spiritual Freedom.”
Heidi M. Morrison (Heidi Morrison Teachings)