Laurence Olivier

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Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier

Acting is illusion, as much illusion as magic is, and not so much a matter of being real.More Laurence Olivier [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand.More Laurence Olivier [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I believe in the theater; I believe in it as the first glamorizer of thought. It restores dramatic dynamics and their relations to life size.More Laurence Olivier [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Without acting I cannot breathe.More Laurence Olivier [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods, feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare. An actor must act.More Laurence Olivier [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Work is life for me, it is the only point of life-and with it there is almost religious belief that service is everything.More Laurence Olivier [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Have a very good reason for everything you do.More Laurence Olivier [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I don't know what is better than the work that is given to the actor-to teach the human heart the knowledge of itself.More Laurence Olivier [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'd like people to remember me for a diligent expert workman. I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And God's a workman. I don't think there's anything better than a workman.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't know what is better than the work that is given to the actor-to teach the human heart the knowledge of itself.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are - politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Have a very good reason for everything you do.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If he was lost for a moment, he would dive straight back into its honey.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am far from sure when I am acting and when I am not or, should I more frankly put it, when I am lying and when I am not. For what is acting but lying and what is good acting but convincing lying?More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us. Some of us are better at it than others, but we all do it.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What is acting but lying and what is good lying but convincing lying?More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When you're a young man, Macbeth is a character part. When you're older, it's a straight part.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No matter how well you perform, there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Art is a little bit larger than life - it's an exhalation of life and I think you probably need a little touch of madness.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We used to have actresses trying to become stars; now we have stars trying to become actresses.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I wasn't an actor, I think I'd have gone mad. You have to have extra voltage, some extra temperament to reach certain heights.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Don't waste your time striving for perfection; instead, strive for excellence - doing your best.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Above all, you must remain open and fresh and alive to any new idea.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have to act to live.More Laurence Olivier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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