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.
Laurence Olivier (1907 - 1989)
Source: Los Aangeles Times, 26 Feb 1978.
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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.
Source: Look Magazine, 27 Jan 1970.
I'm rather bored by the subject - meaning me. It's a sort of a yoke, but at times you know, a yoke is a kind of comfort. And it's always there.
Source: Interview at age 72; in New York Times, 27 Feb 1980.
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.
Source: Olivier on Acting in New York Times, 26 Oct 1986.
We ape, we mimic, we mock. We act.
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