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.
Laurence Olivier (1907 - 1989)
Source: Look Magazine, 27 Jan 1970.
Contributed by: Zaady
We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are-politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings.
Source: Olivier on Acting in New York Times, 26 Oct 1986.
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.
We ape, we mimic, we mock. We act.
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.
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