Stage Quotes

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Seán O'Casey
“All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”
Seán O'Casey

William Shakespeare
“When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”
William Shakespeare, King Lear

William Shakespeare
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

All the world's a stage.
“All the world's a stage.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

Lady Gaga
“My friends joke that I’m dead until I get onstage. I’m dead right now as you’re speaking to me.”
Lady Gaga

P.S. Baber
“The stage is a magic circle where only the most real things happen, a neutral territory outside the jurisdiction of Fate where stars may be crossed with impunity. A truer and more real place does not exist in all the universe.”
P.S. Baber, Cassie Draws the Universe

William Shakespeare
“All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

Jennifer Donnelly
“Happiness was useless to me. It was heartache that filled my purse. What happy man has need of Shakespeare?”
Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

Lesley Livingston
“Kelley. Your name is Kelley, isn't it?" He didn't wait for her confirmation. "Yes. Well. Tell me...that bit just now...was that from Dante's Inferno?"
Uh...no," Kelley stammered. Her face felt hot.
Really?"
I'm in for it.
Are you sure?" he continued. "Because it most certainly wasn't from this play. And it bloody well sounded like hell.”
Lesley Livingston, Wondrous Strange

Arthur Conan Doyle
“The stage lost a fine actor, even as science lost an acute reasoner, when [Holmes] became a specialist in crime.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Edward Albee
“I am not interested in living in a city where there isn't a production by Samuel Beckett running.”
Edward Albee

Dave Matthes
“That's the beautiful thing about innocence; even monsters have a pocketful of childhood memories with which to seek comfort with.”
Dave Matthes, Sleepeth Not, the Bastard

Stephen Sondheim
“One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music.”
Stephen Sondheim

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.

William Shakespeare
“Totus mundus agit histrionem. (All the World's a Stage.)"

[Motto of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (f. 1599) and its acting company, The King's Men; taken from the first play to be performed on the new stage.]”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

Jennifer Donnelly
“On those nights, the words were for me alone. They came up unbidden from my heart. They spilled over my tongue and spilled out my mouth. And because of them, I, who was nothing and nobody, was a prince of Denmark, a maid of Verona, a queen of Egypt. I was a sour misanthrope, a beetling hypocrite, a conjurer's daughter, a mad and murderous king.”
Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

David Levithan
“My mother said I should have a 'change of scenery.' The word scenery made be think of a play. And as we were driving around, it made sense that way. Because no matter how much the scenery changed, we were still on the same stage.”
David Levithan, Every You, Every Me

Becky Albertalli
“Honest to God, this is the absolute best kind of moment. The auditorium lights are off except for ones over the stage, and we're all bright eyed and giggle-drunk. I fall a little bit in love with everyone.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

“They were all dressed in their finest as though life really were some magical stage play in which every moment ought to be illuminated with its own bright spotlight.”
Anna Godbersen, Envy

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I spend a tremendous amount of time carefully choosing the roles I wish to play so that I can run from the role I was born to play. And if I keep on doing that, I will eventually set foot in my grave never having set foot on the stage.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“With God, brokenness is nothing more than the stage upon which the impossible is about to happen.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“If an actor or a writer or a singer or a dancer or a photographer or an artist has more followers then does that mean that they are better in their craft? Why does the audience get attracted to those artists who have more followers? Why does the audience not give struggling artists their due recognition?

Because of money, clout, and nepotism these priveleged people occupy the center of the stage in every event and walk of life. And thus talented people are sidelined and they get thrown out of the stage.

When will the audience support the struggling and talented artists? After their death in most cases.”
Avijeet Das

Jan Karon
“It was a wonderful life. To have a stage play right in this room, with real people acting real parts.”
Jan Karon, Home to Holly Springs

Rosalyn Drexler
“The play takes place on a ramp, hanging from a ramp, below a ramp, and to the sides of a ramp.”
Rosalyn Drexler, The Line of Least Existence and Other Plays

“if somebody doesn't have any talent, get off the stage! you're wasting my time.”
Elaine Stritch

W. Somerset Maugham
“Actors are rotten, not parts.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Theatre

“Because of money, clout, and nepotism these priveleged people occupy the center of the stage in every event and walk of life. And thus talented people are sidelined and they get thrown out of the stage.”
Avijeet Das

“I've acted all my life. All the world's a stage.'

'It's not.' Bressac tapped his nose thoughtfully. 'There's no rehearsal, no proper audience, no intermission, one performance only. Behind the scenes there are only more scenes. You can't tell if it's a tragedy or a comedy, but you know that, sooner or later, it'll be an historical. Daggers have solid blades and the blood is real.”
Daniel O'Mahony, Doctor Who: The Man in the Velvet Mask

“life is a dance of consciousness,
on a stage in a state of awareness,
taking a journey in search of happiness.”
Debasish Mridha, MD

Bob Dylan
“I am mortified to be on the stage, but then again, it's the only place where I'm happy.”
Bob Dylan

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