Negative people need drama like oxygen! Stay positive! It'll take their breath away!

Drama if I sing, drama if I don't sing. What do you do?

Drama is life with the dull parts cut out of it.

There was never yet an uninteresting life.

Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.

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To see your drama clearly is to be liberated from it.

Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have -- by disrupting that order -- a way of surprising.

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A true friend is the only person who never gets tired of listening to your own pointless dramas over and over again.

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Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.

We know that if we can prevent kids from trying drugs in their teenage years, we dramatically reduce the likelihood that they will go on to have problems later in life.

Good drama must be drastic.

War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society.

Elvis' early music has drama because as he sang he was escaping limits.

It's hard enough to write a good drama, it's much harder to write a good comedy, and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is.

It's insulting to ask a dramatist what his view of his play is. I have no opinion.

The joy of winning is not as dramatic as the losses were, because I expected us to win.

Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely.

Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.

A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.

I made some mistakes in drama. I thought the drama was when the actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.

The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.

I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.

I find myself gravitating towards drama.

It interests me. In the books I read, the paintings I like, it's always the darker stuff.

Christianity makes of life a moral drama in which we play a starring role and in which the most ordinary events take on a grand significance.

Everyone has this universal understanding of roommate drama.

I've done a lot of serious roles, but they're, like, independent, so it's harder for them to come out. The big ones have been comedies, but I would love to get a big drama to let people see the other side of me, that I am a serious actress.

One of the greatest things drama can do, at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love, home, family, loyalty and envy. Tragedy need not be a downer.

Cowards die many times before their deaths;

The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.

In an action film you act in the action. If it's a dramatic film you act in the drama.

I'd always liked the idea that drama acts at its best as a kind of arena for debate, not just about the thing itself, but also producing aesthetic, stylistic, political and moral discussions.

I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, and it becomes a style.

Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them.

The central drama of our age is how the Western nations and the Asian peoples are to find a tolerable basis of co-existence.

Show me one thing here on earth which has begun well and not ended badly.

The proudest palpitations are engulfed in a sewer, where they cease throbbing, as though having reached their natural term: this downfall constitutes the heart's drama and the negative meaning of history.

Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.

A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.

There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.

Compare the cinema with theatre. Both are dramatic arts. Theatre brings actors before a public and every night during the season they re-enact the same drama. Deep in the nature of theatre is a sense of ritual. The cinema, by contrast, transports its audience individually, singly, out of the theatre towards the unknown.

We live between two worlds; we soar in the atmosphere; we creep upon the soil; we have the aspirations of creators and the propensities of quadrupeds. There can be but one explanation of this fact. We are passing from the animal into a higher form, and the drama of this planet is in its second act.

My faith is the grand drama of my life.

I'm a believer, so I sing words of God to those who have no faith. I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none.

Remember that you are an actor in a drama, of such a part as it may please the master to assign you, for a long time or for a little as he may choose. And if he will you to take the part of a poor man, or a cripple, or a ruler, or a private citizen, then may you act that part with grace! For to act well the part that is allotted to us, that indeed is ours to do, but to choose it is another's.

Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has to the book I am reading.

A criminal trial is like a Russian novel: it starts with exasperating slowness as the characters are introduced to a jury, then there are complications in the form of minor witnesses, the protagonist finally appears and contradictions arise to produce drama, and finally as both jury and spectators grow weary and confused the pace quickens, reaching its climax in passionate final argument.

A great biography should, like the close of a great drama, leave behind it a feeling of serenity. We collect into a small bunch the flowers, the few flowers, which brought sweetness into a life, and present it as an offering to an accomplished destiny. It is the dying refrain of a completed song, the final verse of a finished poem.

We are in the black theater of nonexistence.

In an eye blink the curtain is up, the stage ablaze, for the vast drama of ourselves.

A car crash harnesses elements of eroticism, aggression, desire, speed, drama, kinesthetic factors, the stylizing of motion, consumer goods, status -- all these in one event. I myself see the car crash as a tremendous sexual event really: a liberation of human and machine libido (if there is such a thing).

We respond to a drama to that extent to which it corresponds to our dream life.

What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning

Our true history is scarcely ever deciphered by others.

The chief part of the drama is a monologue, or rather an intimate debate between God, our conscience, and ourselves. Tears, grieves, depressions, disappointments, irritations, good and evil thoughts, decisions, uncertainties, deliberations --all these belong to our secret, and are almost all incommunicable and intransmissible, even when we try to speak of them, and even when we write them down.

Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.

The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by him is above all in this life the moment of drama... Whoever we meet watches us intently at the quick, strange moment of meeting, to see whether we are disposed to be friendly.

Drama is based on the Mistake. I think someone is my friend when he really is my enemy, that I am free to marry a woman when in fact she is my mother, that this person is a chambermaid when it is a young nobleman in disguise, that this well-dressed young man is rich when he is really a penniless adventurer, or that if I do this such and such a result will follow when in fact it results in something very different. All good drama has two movements, first the making of the mistake, then the discovery that it was a mistake.

To save the theatre, the theatre must be destroyed, the actors and actresses must all die of the plague. They poison the air, they make art impossible. It is not drama that they play, but pieces for the theatre. We should return to the Greeks, play in the open air; the drama dies of stalls and boxes and evening dress, and people who come to digest their dinner.