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We can guess that the unacceptable conduct of the soldiers at Abu Ghraib resulted in part from the dangerous state of affairs on the ground in a theater of war. (Quote by - John Yoo)

I happened to happened to land in a time, in the middle '60s, that without knowing it, and without being told by the history of theater - which we now see from a historical point of view was an explosive time. (Quote by - James Earl Jones)

Writing for the theater, you find yourself living a nocturnal life. (Quote by - Irwin Shaw )

I've had three novels published, and I was working a little bit in theater in Ireland. I wrote one film script just to see what it would turn out like. (Quote by - Neil Jordan)

The difference - the fundamental difference between theater acting and film acting is that film acting is disjunctive. (Quote by - James Lipton)

In the theater, you go from point A to point Z, building your performance as the evening progresses. You have to relinquish that control on a film. (Quote by - Gwyneth Paltrow)

During a trip to Iraq last fall, I visited our theater hospital at Balad Air Force Base and witnessed these skilled medical professionals in action and met the brave soldiers whose lives they saved. (Quote by - Melissa Bean)

I did a play I think my first six months on the show, called Bullpen. Then I got involved with Theater Forty and did this play called Plastic which is about two male models coming to a casting call. (Quote by - Austin Peck)

We do a lot of shows for young people who have probably never been to the theater before and they are learning about the Holocaust, which unhappily, many of them do not know about. (Quote by - Linda Lavin)

Tim Robbins had real confidence in college. He literally stole actors from the theater department at UCLA to be in his plays. The department heads got so mad at him. (Quote by - Daphne Zuniga )

Do theater. Because you'll develop a craft that you'll always have. It'll give you a chance to really learn how to act and you won't go into the world with a few measly tricks that will only carry you so far. (Quote by - Mark Ruffalo)

I like time off because I also have a life outside of theater. (Quote by - Estelle Parsons)

I moved to LA and decided to do films and television, mainly because the theater in New York is totally dead. (Quote by - Shirley Knight)

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. (Quote by - Gwyneth Paltrow)

I knew there was something special about the theater for me something beyond the regular reality, something that I could get into and transcend and become something other than myself. (Quote by - Raul Julia )

All this class of pleasures inspires me with the same nausea as I feel at the sight of rich plum-cake or sweetmeats; I prefer the driest bread of common life. (Quote by - Sydney Smith)

The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling you had in the theater that you were watching a real person, yes, but an intense condensation of his experience, not simply a realistic series of episodes. (Quote by - Arthur Miller)

The atmosphere of the theater is my oxygen. (Quote by - Placido Domingo)

In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to. In the movies, I don't have direct contact, and I am fighting technical machinery. (Quote by - Max von Sydow )

The novel is more of a whisper, whereas the stage is a shout. (Quote by - Robert Holman)

We knew all along we were making a good show, so its success was not a surprise to me. What has surprised me is the magnitude of this show's success. More people see me now in one episode than saw me in 20 years of movies and theater! (Quote by - William Petersen)

New York is not conductive to theater. New York does not encourage its young. It does not encourage experimentation. (Quote by - Tim Robbins)

I love making people laugh. It's an addiction and it's probably dysfunctional, but I am addicted to it and there's no greater pleasure for me than sitting in a theater and feeling a lot of people losing control of themselves. (Quote by - Jay Roach)

I began thinking I would do musical theater because in high school that was really the only sort of curriculum they had as far as getting onstage and doing anything that anybody would see. So that's what I did. (Quote by - Gretchen Mol)

So, through all that early professional career I would occasionally do a musical, a pantomime or a play with songs. The next stop would be a Shakespeare, or an Ibsen, or a play by a brand new writer who had never done anything in the theater before. (Quote by - Trevor Nunn)


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