So I move to drama school tomorrow and packing my plays and books are taking up a lot of time.. I hate packing :(
I don’t think anyone can teach a person how to act. I think ultimately we teach ourselves. But Harold have me a compass with a true north, put me on a path, taught me how to navigate, and, best of all, taught me the sheer joy that acting can bring to those of us who are blessed and cursed enough to pursue it.”
— Kevin Kline on Harold Guskin’s Acting Techniques; How to Stop Acting
Actors are parasites. We function through other people’s inventions and borrow other people’s lives. Protected by the camouflage of character, we can express our truest selves and yet avoid detection. We are moving targets. We are reflections, but which is more ‘real’ - the light or the reflected light?”
— Other People’s Shoes; Harriet Walter
I know I shouldn’t say it, but I can’t keep it in any longer. I’ve told myself and told myself, you’re too far above me, but things are changing. When the war is over, the world won’t be the same place as it was when it started, and I’ll make something of myself, I promise. Bet on me. And if your family casts you off, it won’t be forever. They’ll come around. And until they do, I promise to devote every waking minute to your happiness.
So today I go away to Spain for a week with my class to take our production of Picnic at Hanging Rock on tour to a drama festival out there! I can not wait! It’s going but such a great experience - will be quite challenging however as our performance space is end on at an old castle ruins whereas over here we did it in a studio theatre in the round.. So this should be interesting!!
I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..”
— Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (via wordsnquotes)