Sarah Bernhardt

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Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt

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.More Sarah Bernhardt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.More Sarah Bernhardt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me.More Sarah Bernhardt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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, lively or sad, loyal or corrupt, from whom there is nothing to be expected but fleeting emotions, either pleasant or unpleasant, which leave no trace behind them.More Sarah Bernhardt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste with short arms can never, never make a fine gesture.More Sarah Bernhardt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Sarah Bernhardt [10/14/2011 01:10:03]
Each action of the actor on the stage should be the visible concomitant of his thoughts.More Sarah Bernhardt [10/14/2011 01:10:07]
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.More Sarah Bernhardt [10/14/2011 01:10:18]
I do love cricket - it's so very English.More Sarah Bernhardt [10/14/2011 01:10:26]
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.More Sarah Bernhardt [10/14/2011 01:10:32]
It is in spending oneself that one becomes rich.More Sarah Bernhardt [10/14/2011 01:10:42]
Legend remains victorious in spite of history.More Sarah Bernhardt [10/14/2011 01:10:46]
Oscar Wilde: 'Do you mind if I smoke?' Sarah Bernhardt: 'I don't care if you burn.'More Sarah Bernhardt [10/14/2011 01:10:03]
Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal.More Sarah Bernhardt [10/14/2011 01:10:07]
The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.More Sarah Bernhardt [10/14/2011 01:10:16]
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.More Sarah Bernhardt [10/14/2011 01:10:56]
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?More Sarah Bernhardt [10/14/2011 01:10:08]
I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America.More Sarah Bernhardt [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Oscar Wilde: 'Do you mind if I smoke?' Sarah Bernhardt: 'I don't care if you burn'More Sarah Bernhardt [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me.More Sarah Bernhardt [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste with short arms can never, never make a fine gesture.More Sarah Bernhardt [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.More Sarah Bernhardt [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Oscar Wilde: 'Do you mind if I smoke?' Sarah Bernhardt: 'I don't care if you burn.'More Sarah Bernhardt [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd.More Sarah Bernhardt [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For the theatre one needs long arms... an artiste with short arms can never make a fine gesture.More Sarah Bernhardt [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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