Quotations on Drama

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To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly larger regions of space and time is science.
- Hannes Alfven
(Keywords: Science, Time, Knowledge, Drama, Ignorance, Myth, Space)

Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Comedy, Drama, Problems)

What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Life, Purpose, Drama, Earth, Meaning, Pain, Sense)

I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and have a family. Women are nearly always seen as victims.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Women, Family, Successful, Drama, Victims)

The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.
- Minna Antrim
(Keywords: Life, Drama, Wail)

I want to continue doing as big a variety of things as I can do, and if that means I have the honor of getting to do more feature work, I would love that. I know that if I make any other long-term TV commitments, it's not going to be on a drama.
- Adam Arkin
(Keywords: Love, Work, Drama, Honor, Variety, Want)

An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama, but not necessarily vice versa.
- Desi Arnaz
(Keywords: Actor, Comedy, Drama, Vice)

Nature is my springboard. From her I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colors and forms.
- Milton Avery
(Keywords: Nature, Colors, Drama, Fantasy, Mountains, Trees, Wind)

But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Action, Drama, Interest, Pleasure)

Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Civilization, Action, Drama, Pleasure)

Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere, the drama, holding the mirror up to nature, by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Drama, Laughter, Mankind, Tears, World)

In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject, perfect freedom of individual treatment, and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening, even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results.
- George P. Baker
(Keywords: Choice, Drama, Freedom, Listening, Results, Treatment)

It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created.
- Bruce Beresford
(Keywords: Art, Music, People, Drama, Man, Opera)

The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive. I didn't think about it coming along with the job and I never, during my three years at drama school, fantasized about one bit of it.
- Paul Bettany
(Keywords: Being, Drama, Job, School, Years)

I've done a lot of costume drama and theatre - the National Theatre and In fact, most of my work at the theatre, at the National Theatre anyway, was period.
- Brenda Blethyn
(Keywords: Work, Drama, Fact, Theatre)

The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: Society, Drama, Mind)

Religion enabled society to organise itself to debate goodness, just as Greek drama had once done.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: Religion, Society, Debate, Drama, Goodness)

Now, drama is quite useful at helping us to understand what our position is and, conversely, we might then understand why our theatre is being destroyed.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: Being, Drama, Now, Theatre)

Because the world is in economic recession, which worsened since this drama happened, and our country will bear the burden of all of these consequences.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Burden, Consequences, Country, Drama, Will, World)

In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Keywords: Idea, Drama, Facts, Famous, Theories, Tragedy, Will)

Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater.
- James Broughton
(Keywords: Movies, Dance, Drama, Theater)

I was supposed to go to drama school and then go to New York and do theatre. But I grew up on all those fabulous movies and had read all the bold Hollywood books, and I thought I just had to take a look.
- Delta Burke
(Keywords: Movies, Thought, Books, Drama, Hollywood, School, Theatre)

I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, and it becomes a style.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: Music, Work, People, Complexity, Drama, Photography, Right, Style)

I began to feel that the drama of the truth that is in the moment and in the past is richer and more interesting than the drama of Hollywood movies. So I began looking at documentary films.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: Movies, Truth, Drama, Hollywood, Past)

I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
- Frank Capra
(Keywords: Thought, Actors, Drama, Mistakes)

No matter how many modern parts I do, people still refer to me as Mrs. Costume Drama. Fight Club is a studio pic, and I've done very few of those. I've got a feeling it's going to change things for me.
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Keywords: Change, People, Drama, Feeling, Fight)

I received an OBE from the Queen, which probably doesn't mean anything in America but is quite nice in England - the Order of the British Empire for services to drama.
- Joan Collins
(Keywords: America, Drama, England, Order, Queen)

There is an odd sense of responsibility attached to appearing in a drama about a real piece of history. A work of fiction is fun.
- James D'arcy
(Keywords: Work, History, Drama, Fiction, Fun, Responsibility, Sense)

In an action film you act in the action. If it's a dramatic film you act in the drama.
- Jean Claude Van Damme
(Keywords: Action, Drama, Film)

I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was growing up, really. So when I decided to go to university instead of drama school, it was with the intention of becoming an actor afterwards.
- Hugh Dancy
(Keywords: Actor, Drama, Growing up, Intention, School, University)

I want to do drama, light comedy, the whole range.
- Bobby Darin
(Keywords: Comedy, Drama, Light, Want)

The drama may be called that part of theatrical art which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion: what is left is theater.
- Robertson Davies
(Keywords: Art, Drama, May, Theater)

As a restaurateur, my job is to basically control the chaos and the drama. There's always going to be chaos in the restaurant business.
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Keywords: Business, Control, Chaos, Drama, Job)

Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them.
- John Drinkwater
(Keywords: Poetry, Work, Drama, Energy)

People talk worse about people than they talk good about people, because a lot of people like drama.
- Hilary Duff
(Keywords: People, Drama, Talk)

My old drama coach used to say, 'Don't just do something, stand there.' Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing.
- Clint Eastwood
(Keywords: Coach, Drama, Nothing, Old)

Depending on what your interest in theater is, I always recommend working on plays. It's a great way to be introduced to the field, and also a great way to be seen by agents and representation. I'm also a great advocate for studying acting at a drama school or a college.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Keywords: Acting, College, Drama, Interest, School, Theater)

In comedy, something may be more absurd, but you have to believe just as much as you do when you're doing drama.
- Jenna Elfman
(Keywords: Comedy, Drama, May)

If there's not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Life, Drama, Negativity, Songs, Will)

It's drama, it's a lot of things, but you know it's always about every movie or every TV project ever made is meant to be watched. If people like it and support it, that's what it is all about, really it's sort of the important part about it.
- Will Estes
(Keywords: People, Drama, Project, Support)

You use words like 'introvert' and 'extrovert,' various traits of a personality. A lot of that stuff, we used in drama school, and that was kind of interesting, to realize my teachers sort of ripped off a lot of Jung. And how much of it is part of our society now, these phrases, introvert and extrovert, where it actually came from.
- Michael Fassbender
(Keywords: Society, Drama, Now, Personality, School, Teachers, Words)

I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it's essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it's a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight.
- Will Ferrell
(Keywords: Comedy, Drama, Listening, Meaning, Play)

I was the editor of the school newspaper and in drama club and choir, so I was not a popular girl in the traditional sense, but I think I was known for being relatively scathing.
- Tina Fey
(Keywords: Being, Drama, Popular, School, Sense)

I was just lucky enough to grow up in a time when they actually had drama departments in schools.
- Sally Field
(Keywords: Time, Drama, Schools)

Then I became interested in drama, and almost by accident, I drifted into film.
- Mike Figgis
(Keywords: Accident, Drama, Film)

World War II is the greatest drama in human history, the biggest war ever and a true battle of good and evil. I imagine writers will continue to get stories from it, and readers will continue to love them, for many more years.
- Ken Follett
(Keywords: Love, War, History, Battle, Drama, Evil, Will, World, World war, Writers, Years)

I didn't want o do metal work and get my hands all nicked up and be around guys. So I took drama because there were a lot of girls.
- Michael J. Fox
(Keywords: Work, Drama, Girls, Want)

As for acting, I took drama lessons when I was in high school.
- Megan Gallagher
(Keywords: Acting, Drama, School)

But a city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time.
- Patrick Geddes
(Keywords: Time, Drama, Space)

In television, women can really run anything. It can be a comedy, it can be a drama, it can be genre, it can be anything. But in films, women are still getting to the top.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Keywords: Women, Comedy, Drama, Television)



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