Stage Quotes

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

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

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

“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

Erik Pevernagie
“Between shortage and absolute poverty an ocean of shades and gradations do emerge on the scale of deficiency. Be that as it may, each stage must find a mode to leave a door ajar for the sun to peer in and human warmth to radiate. ( " Homeless down in the corner")”
Erik Pevernagie

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

Anna Godbersen
“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

David Byrne
“In musical performances one can sense that the person on stage is having a good time even if they're singing a song about breaking up or being in a bad way. For an actor this would be anathema, it would destroy the illusion, but with singing one can have it both ways. As a singer, you can be transparent and reveal yourself on stage, in that moment, and at the same time be the person whose story is being told in the song. Not too many kinds of performance allow that.”
David Byrne, How Music Works

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

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

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

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

Stewart Stafford
“Going on stage always felt like being shot out of a cannon. My stomach would tighten as I got closer to the backstage area. You wondered why you put yourself through all the stress. Then BOOM! You're on, adrenalin pumping, and thinking: "THIS is why I do it!”
Stewart Stafford

Milan Kundera
“Or, il me semble qu'à la place des murs je ne voie partout que des décors. Et la destruction des décors est une chose tout à fait juste.”
Milan Kundera, The Joke

Steven Redhead
“You are like a stage set director through which you arrange then play out life's scenes.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is A Circus

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