15 Insightful Theater Quotes

Monday Motivational 2018 (4)

“Life is difficult. People want to experience that from the safety of a comfortable seat.” – Janet Suzman

“The theatre is certainly a place for learning about the brevity of human glory: oh all those wonderful glittering absolutely vanished pantomime!” – Iris Murdoch

“Theatre is a mirror, a sharp reflection of society.” – Yasmina Reza

“I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost — it’s there and then it’s gone.” – Maggie Smith

“If you want to help the American theater, don’t be an actress, be an audience.” – Tallulah Bankhead

“I think the theatre is as essential to civilization as safe, pure water.” – Vanessa Redgrave

Monday Motivational 2018 (2)

“Theatre is a powerful art form, it teaches lessons about life, society and emotion and more importantly yourself.” – Anastasia Roberts

“The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.” – Stella Adler

“Theatre is immediate gratification.”  – Chita Rivera

“The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd.” – Sarah Bernhardt

“The theatre fulfills, whereas the cinema is empty.” – Marie Trintignant

“The play is not in the words, it’s in you!” – Stella Adler 

Monday Motivational 2018 (1)

“The center of the stage is where I am.” – Martha Graham

“The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre.” – Helen Hayes

“My favorite role of all? Whatever I’m working on in the moment.” – Misty Copeland

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