Acting quotes

The actor will do, in public, what is considered impossible. 
Jerzy Grotowski, Towards a Poor Theatre

You must discover your own path, but you can't perceive it while you are on it, only after you have traveled it.

Yoshi Oida, The Invisible Actor

Duse had a strange way of smiling. It seemed to come from the toes.

Lee Strasberg, A Dream of Passion

The performing artist must be capable of risking all of himself. He must be willing and able to dissolve himself into the process of acting, to surrender: to "die" each moment and to be born fully each moment.

David Feldshuh, Zen and the Actor

The actor's act -discarding half-measures, revealing, opening up, emerging from himself as opposed to closing up- is an invitation to the spectator. This act could be compared to an act of the most deeply rooted, genuine love between two human beings... Why do we sacrifice so much energy to our art? Not in order to teach others but to learn with them what our existence, our organism, our personal and unrepeatable experience have to give us... in short, to fill the emptiness in our soul.

Jerzy Grotowski, Towards a Poor Theatre

Theater is the happiest loophole of escape for those who have secretly put their childhood in their pockets and have gone off with it to play to the end of their days.

Max Reinhardt

Todas las citas han sido extraídas del libro An Acrobat of the Heart: A Physical Approach to Acting Inspired by the Work of Jerzy Grotowski, de Stephen Wangh

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