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Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater. (Quote by - William Ralph Inge )

By whatever means it is accomplished, the prime business of a play is to arouse the passions of its audience so that by the route of passion may be opened up new relationships between a man and men, and between men and Man. Drama is akin to the other inventions of man in that it ought to help us to know more, and not merely to spend our feelings. (Quote by - Arthur Miller)

My dad had a movie theater so I was there every night. (Quote by - Brion James)

We don't make movies for critics. I've done four movies; there's millions upon millions upon millions of people who've paid to see them. Somebody likes them. My greatest joy is to sit anonymously in a dark theater and watch it with an audience, a paying audience. (Quote by - Michael Bay)

I try to make films that move people when they are in the theater and make them think only after they leave. (Quote by - Claude Berri)

The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, for we that live to please, must please to live. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

So long as there is one pretty girl left on the stage, the professional undertakers may hold up their burial of the theater. (Quote by - George Jean Nathan)

I wanted to be a theater actress, but I thought it would be easier to get to New York and the theater if I had a name than if I just walked the streets as a little girl from California. (Quote by - Gloria Stuart)

The theatre is supremely fitted to say: ''Behold! These things are.'' Yet most dramatists employ it to say: ''This moral truth can be learned from beholding this action.'' (Quote by - Thornton Wilder)

We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself. (Quote by - Bertolt Brecht)

Miramax can buy a small independent movie that isn't very good, but because it has great relationships with different theaters, it can get into a big theater. (Quote by - Marguerite Moreau)

When I was 13 years old, a professional theater company in my town needed a kid actor. I auditioned, and I got the part, so for just a few weeks I became a member of the company and I met some professional actors. (Quote by - Trevor Nunn)

Most of my career up until the last couple of years has basically been a training ground for me. Actors that came up in the '50s and '60s, they had the theater, and television was in its infancy. (Quote by - Thomas Jane)

Kids now are so used to surround sound and the power in theater speakers, that the concert hall is a disappointment to them. (Quote by - David Ogden Stiers)

More than anything, people want the reality of the discussion at hand. If what is going on in that building is the real thing, if the transforming love and power of Jesus Christ is being experienced, you can sit on a metal folding chair or in a plush theater seat. (Quote by - Bill Hybels)

TV is like theater. You can't enjoy it without a program. (Quote by - Walter Annenberg)

Before we had the kids, my husband and I were traveling a lot and working and really enjoying our lives and each other. We both love the theater and books and travel and so we were really having a lot of fun. (Quote by - Patricia Heaton)

Toward the end of school I started watching movies. Got a job in a movie theater in Brookline, Massachusetts. (Quote by - Jim McKay)

If an American audience is given a serious musical theater piece that is well produced, dramatically gripping and wonderfully acted, they'll respond to it. (Quote by - Carlisle Floyd)

My college degree was in theater. But the real reason, if I have any success in that milieu, so to speak, is because I spent a lot of years directing, I spent a lot of years behind the camera. (Quote by - Alton Brown)

Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater - you do the math! (Quote by - Nathan Lane)

Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment. It is a criticism. (Quote by - Alan Jay Lerner)

We all need to go to good theater; that is what I believe will save it. (Quote by - Estelle Parsons)

In some movies you feel like you're a very small part of a huge machine. Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part, but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it. Given the nature of theater, it's a more concentrated and quiet experience. (Quote by - Minnie Driver)

I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more. (Quote by - Marc Chagall)


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