Quotation by Minnie Maddern Fiske

The essence of acting is the conveyance of truth through the medium of the actor's mind and person. The science of acting deals with the perfecting of that medium.
Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865–1932), U.S. actor. As quoted in Mrs. Fiske: Her Views on Actors, Acting and the Problems of Production, ch. 5, by Alexander Woollcott (1917).

Fiske had been a popular stage actor since the age of four (when she used her birth name, Minnie Maddern).
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