– 9 September 2013 –
Until you allow it, nothing in the world can be wonderful.You have to allow yourself to be happy; to see things as beautiful or magical; to see people as they really are. You can’t love anything or anyone until you can allow yourself to do so–and it isn’t easy for most people. Allow yourself to live; allow yourself to see how wonderful things really are. That should be the goal of everyone. We’ve gotten the goals all wrong. ~Elizabeth Taylor
The more you do your homework, the more you’re free to be intuitive: But you’ve got to put the work in. ~Edward Norton
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? ~Albert Einstein
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat. ~Woodrow Wilson
The momentary is simple. It’s the long haul that gets us. ~Deborah Magid
and my current favorite
“Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife!
Throughout the sensual world proclaim,
One crowded hour of glorious life
Is worth an age without a name.”
~Thomas Osbert Mordaunt
Why on earth would I bung a slew of quotations with no noticeable theme into a theater-related column? Maybe because theater is ultimately about life in all its ignominy and glory, its fantasy and magic, its reimaginings. Kitchen sink, epic, mime, you-name-it, gets made by us prosaic little human types. So there.
Till the lion tells its story, the tale will always glorify the hunter. ~African proverb