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  • Keep pace with the present. Take a trip to the moon. envision the future.

    Moon   Pace  
    Uta Hagen (2009). “Respect for Acting”, p.29, John Wiley & Sons
  • I love playing Chekhov. That's the hardest; that's why I love it most.

  • All tedious research is worth one inspired moment.

    Uta Hagen (2009). “Respect for Acting”, p.117, John Wiley & Sons
  • Once in a while, there's stuff that makes me say, That's what theatre's about. It has to be a human event on the stage, and that doesn't happen very often.

    Theatre   Events   Stuff  
  • I love going to the movies; I love watching good movie actors. They must know something I don't.

  • no work of art is ever finished, nothing is ever static, no performance is for keeps.

  • The knowledge that every day there is something more to learn, something higher to reach for, something new to make for others, makes each day infinitely precious

    Uta Hagen (1991). “Challenge For The Actor”, p.20, Simon and Schuster
  • I'm a bad liar; I don't know what to say backstage.

    Liars   Lying   Theatre  
  • Talent is an amalgam of high sensitivity; easy vulnerability; high sensory equipment (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting intensely); a vivid imagination as well as a grip on reality; the desire to communicate one's own experience and sensations, to make one's self heard and seen.

    Uta Hagen (2009). “Respect for Acting”, p.17, John Wiley & Sons
  • It must be noted that it is often the colleague or direct disciple of a new thinker who gets stuck in literal interpretations of the work, tending to freeze the new ideas and language into an inflexible, static condition.

    Uta Hagen (1991). “Challenge For The Actor”, p.46, Simon and Schuster
  • I have disassociated myself from that book.

  • We were not allowed to say, Screw, but we could say, Hump the hostess, because hump is in Shakespeare.

    Host   Screws   Hostesses  
  • For some strange reason, we believe that anyone who lived before we were born was in some peculiar way a different kind of human being from any we have come in contact with in our own lifetime. This concept must be changed; we must realize in our bones that almost everything in time and history has changed except the human being.

    Believe   Peculiar   Way  
    Uta Hagen (2009). “Respect for Acting”, p.104, John Wiley & Sons
  • The need to be loved and protected is at a peak when we feel abandoned and are particularly vulnerable to difficult circumstances.

    Uta Hagen (1991). “Challenge For The Actor”, p.65, Simon and Schuster
  • We had a relationship that lasted 44 years. Herbert and I lived together 10 years before we were married. He always gave me a little heart for whatever anniversary.

  • To rebel or revolt against the status quo is in the very nature of an artist.

    Uta Hagen (2009). “Respect for Acting”, p.18, John Wiley & Sons
  • Working with Brando was fun. It was like a tennis match. We played unbelievably well together.

    Fun   Tennis   Together  
  • Thoughts and feelings are suspended in a vacuum unless they instigate and feed the selected actions, and it is the characters actions which reveal the character in the play.

  • Maybe the one I enjoyed playing most was A Month in the Country.

  • Usually, someone who's in a show gets me a ticket. I feel cornered. I can't walk out if I don't like it.

    Tickets   Walks   Shows  
  • One cannot demand of art that it pay you in any other way than in the satisfaction of the work itself.

    Art   Demand   Pay  
  • I won't go to England because they won't let my dog in.

    Dog   England   My Dog  
  • Theoretically, the actor ought to be more sound in mind and body than other people, since he learns to understand the psychological problems of human beings when putting his own passions, his loves, fears, and rages to work in the service of the characters he plays. He will learn to face himself, to hide nothing from himself- and to do so takes AN INSATIABLE CURIOSITY ABOUT THE HUMAN CONDITION

  • The actor must know that since he, himself, is the instrument, he must play on it to serve the character with the same effortless dexterity with which the violinist makes music on his. Just because he doesn't look like a violin is no reason to assume his techniques should be thought of as less difficult.

    Character   Play   Looks  
    Uta Hagen (1991). “Challenge For The Actor”, p.37, Simon and Schuster
  • Marlon was so sensitive, you thought the poor guy just had a bad education.

    Guy   Sensitive   Poor  
  • I think, by and large, the level of acting is mediocre. When I go to the theatre, I get so angry. I don't go.

  • Awards don't really mean much.

  • Since the time of the ancient Greeks a democracy has depended on its philosophers and creative artists. It can only flourish by continuous probing, prodding, and questioning of the social conditions under which man exists and tries to better himself. One of the first moves of a dictatorship is to stifle the artists and thinkers who have the ability to stir up dissent from any prescribed dogma which might enslave them. Because the artist can arouse the curiosity and conscience of his community, he becomes a threat to those who have taken power.

    Women   Moving   Taken  
    Uta Hagen (1991). “Challenge For The Actor”, p.3, Simon and Schuster
  • If you want a bourgeois existence, you shouldn't be an actor. You're in the wrong profession.

    Actors   Want   Existence  
  • We must overcome the notion that we must be regular... it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.

    Uta Hagen (2009). “Respect for Acting”, p.29, John Wiley & Sons
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