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"Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal." Make picture quote!
"I have often been asked why I am so fond of playing male parts. As a matter of fact, it is not male parts, but male brains that I prefer." Make picture quote!
"I do love cricket - it's so very English." Make picture quote!
"I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America." Make picture quote!
"He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor." Make picture quote!
"For the theatre one needs long arms... an artiste with short arms can never make a fine gesture." Make picture quote!
"Although all new ideas are born in France, they are not readily adopted there. It seems that they must first commence to prosper in a foreign country." Make picture quote!
"The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear." Make picture quote!
"Each action of the actor on the stage should be the visible concomitant of his thoughts." Make picture quote!
"To be a good actor... it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul, to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the laborious task that has barely just been finished." Make picture quote!
"Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me." Make picture quote!
"Once the curtain is raised, the actor is ceases to belong to himself. He belongs to his character, to his author, to his public. He must do the impossible to identify himself with the first, not to betray the second, and not to disappoint the third." Make picture quote!
"It is in spending oneself that one becomes rich." Make picture quote!
"Oscar Wilde: 'Do you mind if I smoke?' Sarah Bernhardt: 'I don't care if you burn.'" Make picture quote!
"The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions." Make picture quote!
"The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd." Make picture quote!
"What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty?" Make picture quote!
"New ideas come into this world somewhat like falling meteors, with a flash and an explosion, and perhaps somebody's castle-roof perforated." Make picture quote!
"We must live for the few who know and appreciate us, who judge and absolve us, and for whom we have the same affection and indulgence. The rest I look upon as a mere crowd...from whom there is nothing to be expected but fleeting emotions." Make picture quote!

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