All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
I take thee at thy word: Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized; Henceforth I never will be Romeo.
The theater is a communal event, like church. The playwright constructs a mass to be performed for a lot of people. She writes a prayer, which is really just the longings of one heart.
Actors are all about entrances, but writers are all about exits.
That's what I love most about writers--they're such lousy actors.
Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
Your boss takes a dim view of SEX?
Que les poètes morts laissent la place aux autres. Et nous pourrions tout de même voir que c'est notre vénération devant ce qui a été déjà fait, si beau et si valable que ce soit, qui nous pétrifie, qui nous stabilise et nous empêche de prendre contact avec la force qui est dessous, que l'on appelle l'énergie pensante, la force vitale, le déterminisme des échanges, les menstrues de la lune ou tout ce qu'on voudra.
The words of his various writing instructors and professional mentors over the years came back to him at times like these, and he found a new understanding in their advice: Writing is rewriting. The rough draft is just that. You can’t polish what you haven’t written. Things that made for a normal life—like a daily routine that followed the sun—took a back seat to times like these, and he exulted in that change because it served as proof that his writing was indeed the most important thing in his life. It wasn’t a conscious choice on his part, like deciding to repaint the bathroom or go buy the groceries, but an overarching reallocation of his existence that was as undeniable as breathing. Day turned into night, breakfast turned into dinner, and the laptop or the writing tablet beckoned even when he was asleep. He would often awake with a new idea—as if he’d merely been on a break and not unconscious—and he would see the empty seat before the desk not as his station in some pointless assembly line, but as the pilot’s seat in a ship that could go anywhere.
I'm a musical theater aficionado, a.k.a. loser.
Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment. It is a criticism.
From day one, musical theater was my bread and butter.
There were centuries when civilization had no theater.
Theater is so ephemeral, and I love that.
Let's just say that the theater is not for the faint of heart.
I went to the theater school at DePaul University in Chicago, the Goodman School.
The real theater of the sex war is the domestic hearth.
Going to the theater is such a joyous experience.
Leisure time is when I'm not at the Booth Theater.
I take the theater seriously in that I loathe it, I'm bored by it.