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.
Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal.
Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
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.
Oscar Wilde: 'Do you mind if I smoke?' Sarah Bernhardt: 'I don't care if you burn'.
Legend remains victorious in spite of history.