Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
— Barbara Johnson

Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.
— Glenda Jackson

Hostage is a crucifying aloneness. It is a silent, screaming slide into the bowels of ultimate despair. Hostage is a man hanging by his fingernails over the edge of chaos, feeling his fingers slowly straightening. Hostage is the humiliating stripping away of every sense and fiber of body and mind and spirit that make us what we are. Hostage is a mutant creation filled with fear, self-loathing, guilt and death-wishing. But he is a man, a rare, unique and beautiful creation of which these things are no part.
— Brian Keenan

Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.
— J. K. Rowling

The only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping and showing off his shortcomings.
— David Niven