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The earliest known print attribution is to Moss Hart in Van Wert (Ohio) Times Bulletin (26 August 1954) as cited in Fred Shapiro, The Yale Book of Quotations (2006). Widely attributed to Samuel Goldwyn, but denied by his biographer, A. Scott Berg, in Goldwyn: A Biography (1998).
Acting is therefore the lowest of the arts, if it be an art at all.George Moore
The theatre is a place where one has time for the problems of people to whom one would show the door if they came to one's office for a job.
A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth.edward albee
If you want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, be an audience.tallulah bankhead
The theater is a great equalizer: it is the only place where the poor can look down on the rich.will rogers
A playwright is a lay preacher peddling the ideas of his time in popular form.August Strindberg
Acting is merely the art of keeping a large number of people from coughing.
Know your lines and don't bump into the furniture.
Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult.laurence olivier