Drama quotes

  • Celebrity is a national drama whose characters' parts and plots are written by the tabloids, gossip columnists, websites and interactive buttons. The famous don't actually have to turn up to their own lives at all.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Drama #Character #America

  • A piercing satire, a poignant family drama and an investigation of the competing claims of honesty, loyalty, ambition and love.
    -- A. O. Scott

    #Loyalty #Honesty #Drama

  • I'd like to do more family dramas.
    -- Aaron Eckhart

    #Family #Drama #Family Drama

  • I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Drama #Writing #Perfection

  • I don't remember a drama on TV that had shown a couple could be married but still love each other very much, spend every day as if they were still on their honeymoon, be sensuous, and have fun together.
    -- Aaron Spelling

    #Couple #Fun #Drama

  • Drama is like a dream, it is not real, but it is really felt.
    -- Abhinavagupta

    #Dream #Real #Drama

  • I want to continue doing as big a variety of things as I can do, and if that means I have the honor of getting to do more feature work, I would love that. I know that if I make any other long-term TV commitments, it's not going to be on a drama.
    -- Adam Arkin

    #Drama #Mean #Commitment

  • I was involved with drama departments since the 5th grade. I played at it. It was an escape.
    -- Adam Baldwin

    #Drama #Grades

  • I could definitely see myself making a serious movie or a drama in the future.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Drama #Serious

  • The most famous person in my phone is Lindsay Lohan. We starred in 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen' together in 2004 and we've stayed in touch.
    -- Adam Garcia

    #Queens #Teenage #Drama

  • In middle school, I really didn't have music, but in high school, I remember taking a lot of choir and drama.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Drama #School #Remember

  • I'm just looking to make good movies and looking to be as good as I can be in them and that's about it. But I feel much more comfortable doing a comedy, but the fact that I got to try a few dramas, I feel I've tested myself a little bit.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Drama #Good Movie #Trying

  • I feel like a lot of my past career was going to film school, making a lot of different kinds of movies. I made a bunch of comedies, I made one drama and I made a couple musicals.
    -- Adam Shankman

    #Couple #Drama #School

  • I love a bit of drama. That's a bad thing. I can flip really quickly.
    -- Adele

    #Drama #Flip

  • Prom has all the elements of a popular story. It reeks of all-Americanness, tension, drama. It has romance. Pretty dresses. Dancing. Limos. High school. Coming of age.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Drama #School #Dancing

  • I've never had formal drama-school training; I've just picked things up as I've gone along.
    -- Agyness Deyn

    #Drama #School #Training

  • If you can reincarnate, what do you wanna be in your next life? I think I want to become a rock. A stone has no troubles and lives a simple life. The worst that could happen would be being stepped on, but that won't hurt. Am I right? What about you? What are you thinking? I've already thought it over for you. You'll become the wind. Because the wind is one of the world's cleanest things. Moreover, the wind can blow upon the rock, moving it. As it blows, the rock will eventually turn into sand. This way, the sand and wind can be together. Sand and wind are meant to be together.
    -- Ah Ken

    #Hurt #Drama #Moving

  • I was never part of that cliquey girl drama. Most of my friends were guys growing up, so I was never part of that whole toxic energy. It seemed like way too much hassle.
    -- Aimee Teegarden

    #Girl #Growing Up #Drama

  • Divorce transforms habit into drama.
    -- Al Alvarez

    #Drama #Divorce #Habit

  • In my first year at drama school, I did this kids' show called 'Let's See.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Drama #School #Kids

  • There's no end to the stoppage of this drama
    -- Alan Parry

    #Football #Drama #Ends

  • It is through hearing stories about wicked stepmothers, lost children, good but misguided kings, wolves that suckle twin boys, youngest sons who receive no inheritance but must make their own way in the world, and eldest sons who waste their inheritance on riotous living and go into exile to live with the swine, that children learn or mislearn both what a child and what a parent is, what the cast of characters may be in the drama into which they have been born and what the ways of the world are.
    -- Alasdair MacIntyre

    #Kings #Children #Drama

  • All that remains is a fate whose outcome alone is fatal. Outside of that single fatality of death, everything, joy or happiness, is liberty. A world remains of which man is the sole master. What bound him was the illusion of another world. The outcome of his thought, ceasing to be renunciatory, flowers in images. It frolics-\-\-in myths, to be sure, but myths with no other depth than that of human suffering and, like it, inexhaustible. Not the divine fable that amuses and blinds, but the terrestrial face, gesture, and drama in which are summed up a difficult wisdom and an ephemeral passion.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Drama #Flower #Passion

  • O light! This the cry of all the characters of ancient drama brought face to face with their fate. This last resort was ours, too, and I knew it now. In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Summer #Drama #Character

  • He had been bored, that's all, bored like most people. Hence he had made himself out of whole cloth a life full of complications and drama. Something must happen - and that explains most human commitments. Something must happen, even loveless slavery, even war or death. Hurray then for funerals!
    -- Albert Camus

    #War #Drama #Commitment

  • I graduated in 1930 and I went up to the Yale Drama School for two years.
    -- Albert Maltz

    #Drama #School #Yale

  • No matter how intently one studies the hundred little dramas of the woods and meadows, one can never learn all the salient facts about any one of them.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Nature #Drama #Littles

  • The drama of the sky dance is enacted nightly on hundreds of farms, the owners of which sigh for entertainment, but harbor the illusion that it is to be sought in theaters. They live on the land, but not by the land.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Drama #Sky #Land

  • I did everything - I did newscasts, I did sports, I did dramas.
    -- Alex Trebek

    #Sports #Drama

  • If centralism is ultimately to prevail; if our entire system of free Institutions as established by our common ancestors is to be subverted, and an Empire is to be established in their stead; if that is to be the last scene of the great tragic drama now being enacted: then, be assured, that we of the South will be acquitted, not only in our own consciences, but in the judgment of mankind, of all responsibility for so terrible a catastrophe, and from all guilt of so great a crime against humanity.
    -- Alexander H. Stephens

    #Drama #Responsibility #Humanity

  • I'm not interested in parts where they are looking for a good-looking guy. I want to be a weird little sidekick in a crazy comedy and then play like a dark drama or a thriller.
    -- Alexander Skarsgard

    #Crazy #Drama #Dark

  • Now I'd like someone to tell me there is no drama in real life!
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Real #Drama #Real Life

  • France, for example, loves at the same time history and the drama, because the one explores the vast destinies of humanity, and the other the individual lot of man.
    -- Alfred de Vigny

    #Drama #Destiny #Men

  • The study of social progress is to-day not less needed in literature than is the analysis of the human heart. We live in an age of universal investigation, and of exploration of the sources of all movements. France, for example, loves at the same time history and the drama, because the one explores the vast destinies of humanity, and the other the individual lot of man. These embrace the whole of life. But it is the province of religion, of philosophy, of pure poetry only, to go beyond life, beyond time, into eternity.
    -- Alfred de Vigny

    #Drama #Philosophy #Heart

  • The way I would describe a pictorial is that it is a picture that makes everybody say ‘Aaaaah,’ with five vowels when they see it. It is something you would like to hang on the wall. The french word ‘photogenique’ defines it better than anything in English. It is a picture which must have quality, drama, and it must, in addition, be as good technically as you can possible make it.
    -- Alfred Eisenstaedt

    #Wall #Drama #Quality

  • Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Drama #Writing #Life Is Short

  • Drama is real life with all the boring parts cut out.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Drama #Real #Cutting

  • Even at drama school if there was a part of some eastern European thug it would be me.
    -- Alfred Molina

    #Drama #School #Thug

  • My dream is to do something like the female Bourne, and do something in that world. To mix that high level of drama with the covert operation, conspiracy theory spy world fascinates me and it's so interesting. It's fun to do it.
    -- Ali Larter

    #Dream #Fun #Drama

  • I don't enjoy other people's dramas, and I don't enjoy mine.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Drama #People #Enjoy

  • The quality of my life has changed dramatically - not the events - but the way I handle them and my priorities and my sense of drama.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Drama #Priorities #Quality

  • I'd been upstaged, demoted from protagonist in my own drama to comic relief in my parents' tragedy
    -- Alison Bechdel

    #Drama #Parent #Tragedy

  • I enjoy doing drama, and I enjoy doing comedy equally.
    -- Alison Brie

    #Drama #Comedy #Enjoy

  • My husband and I don't want Hollywood drama. I go to the market and do the dishes. I'm not treated differently because I work on TV.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Husband #Drama #Want

  • More than anything else, though, to anyone who would write about it, golf offers a four-hour drama in two acts, which becomes memorable even in the tape-recorded reminiscenses of old champs, and which - in the hands of someone like Herb Wind - can become a piece of war correspondence as artfully controlled as Alan Morehead's account of Gallipoli.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #War #Drama #Memorable

  • I like writing teen characters because they’re vulnerable to the newness of things; and vulnerability makes emotional responses raw, vital and unguarded. Lacking a context of consequences, choices are riskier and stakes higher. Life is lived without a safety net. As an author and reader, I find that a mighty charge to drama.
    -- Allan Stratton

    #Drama #Writing #Character

  • Experience means conflict, our natures being what they are, and conflict means drama.
    -- Allen Tate

    #Drama #Mean #Conflict

  • Great drama is all about conflict, and what's a better conflict than Republican-Democrat?
    -- Allison Janney

    #Drama #Republican #Conflict

  • A perfect method of adding drama to life is to wait until the deadline looms large.
    -- Alyce Cornyn-Selby

    #Drama #Humorous #Perfect

  • I'd been gearing up to working in theatre since coming out of drama school, but it was an exciting time for TV drama - it was the birth of Channel 4, and Brookside was very cutting-edge at the time.
    -- Amanda Burton

    #Drama #School #Cutting

  • But I didn't really enjoy my secondary education that much, probably because I am a very physical person and don't enjoy sitting at a desk all day. I just dragged myself through GCSE and A Levels, so it suited me very much to go on to drama school, which was very active.
    -- Amanda Burton

    #Drama #School #Sitting

  • Soaps are one of the few areas on TV that really embrace older women. In drama, there's this ridiculous invisibility for women between the ages of 40 and 60. Unless you're old enough to play a grandmother, there just aren't the roles.
    -- Amanda Donohoe

    #Drama #Grandmother #Play

  • I like devilish, thorny, dirty, mean roles, muck and mire, unbelievably sad, unbelievably happy, burdened. Inner conflict - that's where drama is.
    -- Amanda Plummer

    #Drama #Dirty #Mean

  • You should not be hovering in the background, inflating the drama. Simply envelop him in love and affection and let him know that you will support his efforts, whatever they are.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Women #Drama #Effort

  • I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Mom #Queens #Drama

  • I'd love to do a costume drama movie. For no other reason, except that it sounds fun to me.
    -- Amy Ryan

    #Fun #Drama #Sound

  • I don't think that there's necessarily a side to drama that has to be completely bleak. You have to have a flicker of humor 'cause everyone has a flicker of humor, something they find funny in life.
    -- Amy Seimetz

    #Drama #Thinking #Causes

  • I like to invest as a performer in the director's vision and then bring a sense of reality to whatever I'm doing, whether it's comedy or whether it's drama, and trust that they're going to tell me if something's reading as funny or if it's reading as dramatic or reading in the right tone.
    -- Amy Seimetz

    #Drama #Reading #Reality

  • I like a certain style of show, I like a certain pace, I like a rhythm, I like a lot of comedy in with my drama.
    -- Amy Sherman-Palladino

    #Drama #Style #Pace

  • My biggest accomplishment was playing "Lark" on the daytime drama Port Charles because it was the most regular acting job I have had, and I had to step in and fill someone else's shoes.
    -- Amy Weber

    #Jobs #Drama #Shoes

  • You've got a degree in philosophy; so you think you're cleverer than me. But I'm not just some drama queen. Cause it's where you're at, not where you've been.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Queens #Philosophy #Drama

  • Although the drama of games of strategy is strongly linked with the psychological aspects of the conflict, game theory is not concerned with these aspects. Game theory, so to speak, plays the board. It is concerned only with the logical aspects of strategy.
    -- Anatol Rapoport

    #Drama #Games #Play

  • I think people look great in black. I love that what stands out is the person, especially. Black just conveys a kind of drama, even if it can be quiet drama. It does lend to the wearer a sense of confidence.
    -- Andre Leon Talley

    #Drama #Thinking #People

  • A great biography should, like the close of a great drama, leave behind it a feeling of serenity. We collect into a small bunch the flowers, the few flowers, which brought sweetness into a life, and present it as an offering to an accomplished destiny. It is the dying refrain of a completed song, the final verse of a finished poem.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Song #Drama #Flower

  • Most of my training at graduate school was geared towards drama, so I feel good about it, and I can do it, but it requires a lot more work from me. I feel like with drama... well, with all acting, really, you need to honor the truth of the situation.
    -- Andrea Anders

    #Drama #School #Feel Good

  • I would like to get back to making people laugh. Before drama school, I did nothing but comedy.
    -- Andrew Buchan

    #Drama #School #People

  • In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
    -- Andrew Coyle Bradley

    #Drama #Ideas #Tragedy

  • When I was at drama school I wanted to do classical theatre. It just so happened that I did a film when I came out and I moved that way.
    -- Andrew Lincoln

    #Drama #School #Theatre

  • You can't control what goes on around you, you can't. But for me, I think there's staples of these moments, that crazy moment where you think you're indestructible. That moment where you find out that you're not. And then that moment where all of a sudden you go, okay, I'm not indestructible but I'm gonna be okay. You have this life, and we all have these lives we live but it takes a bit of learning before you realize not every drama's going to kill you and not every hard day has to lead to another one.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Crazy #Drama #Thinking

  • It's a thrilling world, and people really like stories about secrets, which is the essence of a spy drama.
    -- Andrew Scott

    #Drama #Essence #People

  • Drama is anticipation mingled with uncertainty.
    -- Andrew Stanton

    #Drama #Anticipation #Uncertainty

  • When you lose your simplicity, you lose your drama.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Drama #Simplicity

  • Theres no drama like wrestling.
    -- Andy Kaufman

    #Drama #Wrestling #No Drama

  • I think the American West really attracts me because it's romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Drama #Romantic Love #Thinking

  • Making this movie as a period piece about a period that was very recent in people's minds. I was in Taiwan [during the 1970s], so I hope I did all right. Otherwise, it could be the biggest embarrassment of my life. Also, the story is not linear, it's patchy, like a cubist painting, and there is always the possibility it will not hold together, it will fall apart. The tone is part satire, part serious drama, part tragedy, all mixed together, and it has to hit an emotional core. That's also very scary.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Drama #Fall #Emotional

  • I like to do drama, something about life that could be disappointing.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Drama #Disappointing

  • Difficulty is inevitable. Drama is a choice.
    -- Anita Renfroe

    #Drama #Choices #Inevitable

  • One of the difficulties of being a writer must be that you create drama that you can't live out. That's one of the wonderful things about acting.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Drama #Acting #Wonderful

  • The more commercial work that is happening, the more people are operating cameras and are setting up studio lights, the greater the opportunity for drama production to happen.
    -- Ann Macbeth

    #Drama #Opportunity #Light

  • I am acting at university, and I have really enjoyed doing student drama.
    -- Anna Popplewell

    #Drama #Acting #Students

  • The Tudors was ground-breaking in the sense that it did ruffle the feathers of classical historians and alter the way people did period drama at the time.
    -- Annabelle Wallis

    #Drama #People #Way

  • Meanwhile music pounded / across hearts opening every valve to the desperate drama of being / a self in a song.
    -- Anne Carson

    #Song #Drama #Heart

  • I emphasize the distinction between brackets and no brackets because it will affect your reading experience, if you will allow it. Brackets are exciting. Even though you are approaching Sappho in translation, that is no reason you should miss the drama of trying to read a papyrus torn in half or riddled with holes or smaller than a postage stamp--brackets imply a free space of imaginal adventure.
    -- Anne Carson

    #Drama #Reading #Adventure

  • Life is like a recycling center, where all the concerns and dramas of humankind get recycled back and forth across the universe. But what you have to offer is your own sensibility, maybe your own sense of humor or insider pathos or meaning. All of us can sing the same song, and there will still be four billion different renditions.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Song #Drama #Life Is Like

  • (About parenting:) ... all that tedium, broken up by little spurts of high drama.
    -- Anne Tyler

    #Drama #Parenting #Broken

  • I only went along to youth theatre with a friend when I was young to try to make myself a bit more sociable. But the whole thing was quite sore; it really hurt me trying to get into drama school. It was a world I knew nothing about - it was very middle class; all that usual stuff. But I was young, determined, and I just went for it.
    -- Anne-Marie Duff

    #Hurt #Drama #School

  • I'm a right pain in the hole for my agent. I won't take certain parts if I think they're offensive or banal. For instance, I won't do a film if I think it's full of violence for violence's sake, or a television drama if I don't think it's intelligent writing.
    -- Anne-Marie Duff

    #Pain #Drama #Writing

  • I think American drama is at its best when it takes the domestic and makes it epic, like a Greek tragedy in the front room.
    -- Anne-Marie Duff

    #Drama #Epic #Thinking

  • When I started drama school, theatre was the main draw. I never had any movie star notions. Not that there were family ties to the theatre, either.
    -- Anne-Marie Duff

    #Stars #Drama #School

  • The human drama is reaching its denouement. The great unveiling is approaching, a time when the power structures of the world begin to crumble and people of the heart sing out a new truth. Many voices are joining the chorus, many feet are walking the path, many minds are dreaming possibilities for a magnificent future. For beneath the crises that are looming at every level of civilization, the global heart is awakening, beating out the rhythm of a new and glorious dance, calling us to a better way of living.
    -- Anodea Judith

    #Life #Dream #Drama

  • The cultural transformation from the love of power to the power of love is the drama of our time.
    -- Anodea Judith

    #Love #Drama #Transformation

  • The past is remembered as if it were a drama in which the self was the leading player
    -- Anthony Greenwald

    #Drama #Past #Player

  • A certain amount of volatility and drama can me healthy and keep things fun and interesting if you're willing at any moment during a fight to say, 'This means nothing. I love you, let's forget about it.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Fun #Drama #Love You

  • Narrative prose is a legal wife, while drama is a posturing, boisterous, cheeky and wearisome mistress.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Drama #Wife #Mistress

  • I'd love to be in a period drama - that's my obsession. But being a mixed-race actress, there aren't so many roles you're right for.
    -- Antonia Thomas

    #Drama #Race #Roles

  • Whereas Absurdism in Europe seemed a logical, almost inevitable response to the irrationality of war, the analogous elements that surfaced in American drama seemed more a response to a materialist society run amok. The American-style Absurdism seemed to spring full-blown out of television advertisements and situation comedies, which had become new myth-making machines.
    -- Arnold Aronson

    #Running #Drama #Spring

  • His love of danger, his intense appreciation of the drama of an adventure--all the more intense for being held tightly in--his consistent view that every peril in life is a form of sport, a fierce game betwixt you and Fate, with Death as a forfeit, made him a wonderful companion at such hours.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Sports #Appreciation #Drama

  • I think 'Breaking Bad' is brilliant. Good drama in the U.S. is also so funny and blurs the line between light and dark.
    -- Arthur Darvill

    #Drama #Dark #Thinking

  • I did 'Little Dorrit' a few years ago; I really love doing period dramas. It's stuff like that I really enjoy watching.
    -- Arthur Darvill

    #Drama #Years #Littles

  • In the world of physics we watch a shadowgraph performance of the drama of familiar life. The shadow of my elbow rests on the shadow table as the shadow ink flows over the shadow paper. It is all symbolic, and as a symbol the physicist leaves it. ... The frank realization that physical science is concerned with a world of shadows is one of the most significant of recent advances.
    -- Arthur Eddington

    #Drama #Shadow #Flow