Adolph Green quotes

  • You have to transmit to them what its like being in the theater. And it has to come from somewhere inside you and not by being like what somebody did last year.
    -- Adolph Green

    #Years #Lasts #Theater

  • As a main ingredient to the show, it has to have truth, represent truth, or else it won't last.
    -- Adolph Green

    #Lasts #Ingredients #Shows

  • I had met a young lady who wanted to be in the theater. It was Judy Holliday. She had somehow fallen down the steps of the Village Vanguard, which still exists today.
    -- Adolph Green

    #Today #Steps #Village

  • The year showed me beyond a doubt that everyone practices cafeteria religion... But the important lesson was this: there's nothing wrong with choosing. Cafeterias aren't bad per se... the key is in choosing the right dishes. You need to pick the nurturing ones (compassion), the healthy ones (love thy neighbor), not the bitter ones.

  • In 1917 European history, in the old sense, came to an end. World history began. It was the year of Lenin and Woodrow Wilson, both of whom repudiated the traditional standards of political behaviour. Both preached Utopia, Heaven on Earth. It was the moment of birth for our contemporary world.

  • A man who has made up his mind on a given subject twenty-five years ago and continues to hold his political opinions after he has been proved to be wrong is a man of principle; while he who from time to time adapts his opinions to the changing circumstances of life is an opportunist.

  • Startups often win because it's easier to see what comes next when you don't have to worry about maintaining what came last.

  • The last day of your life is still going to be a day.

  • As we keep or break the Sabbath Day we nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope by which man rises.

  • I’m doing pretty well. If you don’t get married, you can’t get divorced. Why couldn’t we learn from the devastatingly low percentage of successful marriages that our last generation went through?

  • From first to last it is a dish of rank materialism cleverly cooked up ... . And why is this done? For no other reason, I am sure, except to make us independent of a Creator.

  • I am more alive in the theater than anywhere else, but what I take into the theater I get from the streets.

  • I have a passion to do theater.