as stella said

“Life intrudes.”

“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.”

“The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always larger than the experiences of even the best actors.”

“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. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time. The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.”

“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.”

“It’s not enough to have talent. You have to have a talent for your talent.”

“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.”

and (I don’t know if she really said this, but it’s too good to omit) “I would live in a communist country providing I was the Queen.”

Stella Adler talks about theater (YouTube, at 90ish)

Other quotes

PBS bio

IBDB

IMDB

Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia

Jewish Virtual Library

Stella Adler Studio of Acting

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