Quotation by Eleonora Duse

If I had my will I would live in a ship on the sea, and never come nearer to humanity than that!
Eleonora Duse (1859–1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).

The great stage actor had an omnipresent aura of sadness and was reticent and retiring.
Surprise me with a
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