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#1. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time. - Author: Stella Adler
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#2. Be innocent, wise and ninety-five. - Author: Stella Adler
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#3. I'm an actor. I was trained by Stella Adler, one of the greatest teachers of the world. I was 19 years old, and she frightened me to death. I was her houseboy for a while. - Author: Mark Margolis
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#4. The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. - Author: Stella Adler
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#5. Acting can be the healthiest profession in the world, because it allows you to do things you can't do in real life. It allows you to understand more than just what life provides you. - Author: Stella Adler
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#6. Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one - Author: Stella Adler
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#7. In life, as on the stage, it's not who I am but what I do that's the measure of my worth and the secret of my success. All the rest is showiness, arrogance and conceit. - Author: Stella Adler
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#8. I said, 'I'm going to the United States to study with Stella Adler and do movies because nobody here has done it and my passion is films.' But I came here and I didn't speak English, I didn't have a green card, I didn't know I had to have an agent, I couldn't drive, I was dyslexic. - Author: Salma Hayek
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#9. The only excuse for not coming to a class or a performance is death. - Author: Stella Adler
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#10. It's not enough to have talent. You have to have a talent for your talent. - Author: Stella Adler
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#11. The imagination is closer to the actor than real life-more agreeable, more comfortable. - Author: Stella Adler
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#12. When you most succeed, you do so by seeming not to act at all. - Author: Stella Adler
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#13. The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his material nor pull strictly from his own experience to find his acting choices and feelings. - Author: Stella Adler
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#14. I used to put that I studied with Stella Adler on my resume. I never met Stella Adler. But if you told a casting director you studied with Stella Adler all the sudden they'd let you in the door. - Author: Billy Bob Thornton
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#15. Life in the theatre isn't necessarily when you get money from performing. It isn't when you sign a contract. It isn't even when you are in a play. It's when you understand it. If you understand it, you'll know why you want to act. - Author: Stella Adler
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#16. Of course, in later years, I'd studied acting more than ever before - mostly with the late Stella Adler, who was marvelous! - but in my earlier years, I couldn't afford to do this. - Author: Marie Windsor
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#17. Don't use your conscious past. Use your creative imagination to create a past that belongs to your character. I don't want you to be stuck with your own life. It's too little. - Author: Stella Adler
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#18. Acting is in everything but the words. - Author: Stella Adler
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#19. You'll begin to act when you can forget your technique - when it is so securely inside you that you need not call upon it consciously. - Author: Stella Adler
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#20. Acting requires a creative and compassionate attitude. It must aim to lift life up to a higher level of meaning and not tear it down or demean it. The actor's search is a generous quest for that larger meaning. That's why acting is never to be done passively. - Author: Stella Adler
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#21. The play is not in the words, it's in you! - Author: Stella Adler
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#22. Our heritage as actors goes back thousands of years, and we have to feel as comfortable in the clothes, and the language of Sophocles as we do in our sneakers. - Author: Stella Adler
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#23. You have to get beyond your own precious inner experiences. - Author: Stella Adler
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#24. One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical. We're not scientists. We don't always have to make the logical, reasonable leap. - Author: Stella Adler
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#25. When I was 15, 16, I studied with Stella Adler at the Conservatory of Acting, then I stopped again and went to the Actors Studio when I was 18. - Author: Robert De Niro
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#26. Your job as actors is to understand the size of what you say, to understand what's beneath the word. - Author: Stella Adler
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#27. You cannot afford to confine your studies to the classroom. The universe and all of history is your classroom. - Author: Stella Adler
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#28. Growth as an actor and as a human being are synonymous. - Author: Stella Adler
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#29. 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. - Author: Stella Adler
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#30. I'm trained as an actor for the stage - classically trained, believe it or not - and I worked closely with Stella Adler for years. People don't know that much about it. They just think I am these people. But I've been in this comedy racket, because it's just how everybody wants to see me. - Author: Michael Richards
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#31. The thing that makes you say, "I want to do something" - that is the beginning of talent. - Author: Stella Adler
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#32. Tell yourself that the world is outside, that it's not to be hidden from you, that you are going to thrust yourself forward and be relaxed in the world. You have chosen a field where you're going to be hurt to the blood. But to retreat from the pain is death - Author: Stella Adler
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#33. We dress the way we think. - Author: Stella Adler
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#34. The theatre-acting, creating, interpreting - means total involvement, the totality of heart, mind and spirit. - Author: Stella Adler
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#35. Actors today think that being true is being nice, or being some other "set" thing. That is not the truth. That is your miserable habit of boring everybody to death. - Author: Stella Adler
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#36. You should want to act only because you want to be led to something bigger in life. - Author: Stella Adler
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#37. It's not important to know who you are. It's important to know what you do, and then to do it like hercules! - Author: Stella Adler
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#38. Your curse is that you have chosen a form that requires endless study ... It means you have to read, you have to observe, you have to think, so that when you turn your imagination on, it has the fuel to do its job. - Author: Stella Adler
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#39. Then I heard this genius teacher Stella Adler - I recommend you read anything you might find about her and if you have anyone interested in theatre, you get them one of her books. - Author: Harvey Keitel
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#40. You will only fail to learn if you do not learn from failing. - Author: Stella Adler
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#41. Your talent is in your choice. - Author: Stella Adler
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#42. I would live in a communist country providing I was the Queen. - Author: Stella Adler
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#43. You act with your soul. That's why you all want to be actors, because your souls are not used up by life. - Author: Stella Adler
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#44. When you stand on the stage you must have a sense that you are addressing the whole world, and that what you say is so important the whole world must listen. - Author: Stella Adler
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#45. Life is boring. The weather is boring. Actors must not be boring. - Author: Stella Adler
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#46. I went to acting school in New York City for two years. I studied with Stella Adler. - Author: Judd Nelson
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#47. You have to do something. If you do something, you become somebody. Even a daffodil does something, has a profession. It gives off scent, professionally. - Author: Stella Adler
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#48. You'll never really be great unless you aim high. - Author: Stella Adler
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#49. You will fail. That's great. Here's a secret for you - that's the only way you can learn. Learning has to cost you something. If you fail but learn something from your failure, you will grow. - Author: Stella Adler
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#50. I grew up in New York, in the Village, and I started going to Stella Adler pretty young. I was 13 or 14 years old. But I was also really shy when I was growing up. - Author: Steven Strait
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#51. An addict is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong. - Author: Stella Adler
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#52. Actors need a kind of aggression, a kind of inner force. Don't be only one-sided, sweet, nice, good. Get rid of being average. Find the killer in you. - Author: Stella Adler
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#53. No actor is a success unless he feels inside himself, as long as he lives, that he is good. - Author: Stella Adler
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#54. To grow: that is your deepest and truest need when you say, 'I want to be an actor.' - Author: Stella Adler
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#55. I was a student of Stella Adler and then later Lee Strasberg, and they were into sensory work. At its best, acting is not about words - even when the words are important. - Author: Mark Margolis
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#56. If you can't take both sides, it means you can only play yourself. - Author: Stella Adler
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#57. Happy children should not try to be artists. You have to be born with a broken heart and a sense of loneliness inside. I never had a happy moment as a child myself. - Author: Stella Adler
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#58. Emotions aren't doable. Actions are doable, and if you do them correctly, they prompt the feelings. - Author: Stella Adler
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#59. The most important thing you can teach actors is to understand plays. - Author: Stella Adler
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#60. The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always larger than the experiences of even the best actors. - Author: Stella Adler
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#61. By taking elements you observe in life, you can develop qualities in your acting life that you don't ordinarily call upon in your personal life. - Author: Stella Adler
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#62. The ultimate aim of the training is to create an actor who can be responsible for his artistic development and achievement. - Author: Stella Adler
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#63. The actor must be full of passion. If he's too cool he's better off as the manager of a company, not someone who appears on the stage. - Author: Stella Adler
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#64. The best author is a dead author, because he's out of your way and you own the play. Take what he has given you and use it for what you need. - Author: Stella Adler
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#65. Acting is reacting. - Author: Stella Adler
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