Theatre Quotes

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. Thornton Wilder

Long experience has taught me that in England nobody goes to the theatre unless he or she has bronchitis. James Agate

Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act. James Agate

The theatre is so endlessly fascinating because it’s so accidental. It’s so much like life. Arthur Miller

It seems to me that the thing that makes the theater worthwhile is the fact that it attracts so many people with ideas who are constantly trying to share them with the public. Real art is illumination. It gives a man an idea he never had before or lights up ideas that were formless or only lurking in the shadows of his mind. It adds stature to life. Brooks Atkinson

The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions. Sarah Bernhardt

The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd. Sarah Bernhardt

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

You know, I go to the theatre to be entertained…I don’t want to see plays about rape, sodomy, and drug addiction…I can get all that at home. Peter Cook

I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect. Vaclav Havel

My only regret in the theatre is that I could never sit out front and watch me. John Barrymore