I want to be part of the Royal Court's history before I pack it in. Some of my best nights of the last 40 years have been spent in the Royal Court's auditorium. I don't want to fall under a bus before having a play on its stage.
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I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.
From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.
The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.
Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.
A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.
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And it was the idea that you can do a play - like a Shakespeare play, or any well-written play, Arthur Miller, whatever - and say things you could never imagine saying, never imagine thinking in your own life.
James Earl Jones