Top 10 theater quotes


What are the TOP 10 quotes about theater?


The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

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

Vaclav Havel, leader

We live in what is, but we find 1,000 ways not to face it. Great theatre strengthens our faculty to face it.

Thornton Wilder, novelist

For me, you say the words 'concept record,' and the first thing I think of is theater or the opera or something.

Chester Bennington, musician



The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life.

Arthur Miller, playwright

The stage is life, music, beautiful girls, legs, breasts, not talk or intellectualism or dried-up academics.

Harold Clurman,

The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.

Denis Diderot, editor

The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage.

Minnie Maddern Fiske, actress

The world's a theatre, the earth a stage,Which God and nature do with actors fill

John Heywood, dramatist

Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.

Abbie Hoffman, activist


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