Sarah Bernhardt quotes

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For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste with short arms can never, neve ...
What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is "enamoured" of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every ...
Each action of the actor on the stage should be the visible concomitant of his thoughts.
Once the curtain is raised, the actor ceases to belong to himself. He belongs to his character, to his author, to his public. He m ...
I refuse the title of artist to those who owe their reputations to a physical deformity. I regard them as buffoons.
Our art is the finest, the noblest, the most suggestive, for it is the synthesis of all the arts. Sculpture, painting, literature, ...
Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal.
Alas, we are the victims of advertisement. Those who taste the joys and sorrows of fame when they have passed forty, know how to l ...
To be a good actor ... it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul, to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the labor ...
The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
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