Laurence Olivier Quotes

I like Paris. My problem is I don’t like Parisians. Laurence Olivier

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. Laurence Olivier

The actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand. Laurence Olivier

Lead the audience by the nose to the thought. Laurence Olivier

I take a simple view of living. It is keep your eyes open and get on with it. Laurence Olivier

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. Laurence Olivier

Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult. Laurence Olivier

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

Acting is illusion, as much illusion as magic is, and not so much a matter of being real. Laurence Olivier

Work is life for me, it is the only point of life-and with it there is almost religious belief that service is everything. Laurence Olivier