Stage Quotes

Stage Quotes by Dan Bejar, Peter Shilton, Tess Gerritsen, Michael Schenker, Kim Tae-yeon, Gene Kelly and many others.

When I'm on stage I don't say anything. The last thing

When I’m on stage I don’t say anything. The last thing I want to do is share my thoughts. I don’t know if that’s mysterious – maybe it’s just old fashioned.
Dan Bejar
I mean no disrespect to Scottish football, but the Premier League is the biggest stage and highest profile league of all.
Peter Shilton
I have minor characters who are Asian-American, and I’ve been using them throughout my career, but they’ve never taken center stage, they’ve never been really powerful, they’ve never expressed some of the experiences I had growing up in the U.S. Johnny Tam is the first one.
Tess Gerritsen
I have made stage adjustments which allow me to hear myself better onstage so that has made playing live much more enjoyable.
Michael Schenker
Being on stage is so much fun and enjoyable. Because it’s a lot of fun, we work really hard on music programs and our eyes automatically open up. Because this is where I’m most confident and where I’m at my best, I found a way to enjoy all of it. And I’m still searching for more ways.
Kim Tae-yeon
Things danced on the screen do not look the way they do on the stage. On the stage, dancing is three-dimensional, but a motion picture is two-dimensional.
Gene Kelly
Listen, I would love to win an Emmy at some stage or another. I can’t pretend not to.
Cat Deeley
Paul Bearer was very influential in the early stages of my career. He constantly hounded me and I just think he realized the potential that was there. He convinced me that I was in the right place and doing the right thing.
John Cena
Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they are difficult to satisfy. All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws.
Constantin Stanislavski
I offer my performance as prayer for someone I’ve worked with as an actor or someone who has died. The image that comes into my head as I walk to the stage, I offer that performance up for that person.
Liam Neeson
Even though I’ve been doing it for so long, I still feel fresh. Even when I walk out on stage, I still feel pretty much the same as I’ve always felt.
George Strait
I think if I just do what I do every day, on the extraordinary Olympic stage, I could be a podium contender.
Gracie Gold
People go through four stages before any revolutionary development: 1. It’s nonsense, don’t waste my time. 2. It’s interesting, but not important. 3. I always said it was a good idea. 4. I thought of it first.
Arthur C. Clarke
On stage, my look should be the total opposite of my look offstage.
The society girl meets more dangers than the girl on the stage. There is more danger at a tango tea than in the theatre. The actor is less dangerous than the dancing master.
Lillian Russell
I am a producer of both rock and New Age music, I generally like all categories of music. In particular, I enjoy Ozzy’s stage presence.
Frederick Lenz
Death used to announce itself in the thick of life but now people drag on so long it sometimes seems that we are reaching the stage when we may have to announce ourselves to death. It is as though one needs a special strength to die, and not a final weakness.
Ronald Blythe
In my opinion, the only way to conquer stage fright is to get up on stage and play. Every time you play another show, it gets better and better.
Taylor Swift
There are certain ways of being that people don’t find acceptable or very pleasant in regular life, but you go out on stage and do pretty much the same thing and they find it spellbinding.
Michael Shannon
Auditions make me nervous; any time I have to perform, I get stage fright.
Octavia Spencer
In Aristotle the mind, regarded as the principle of life, divides into nutrition, sensation, and faculty of thought, corresponding to the inner most important stages in the succession of vital phenomena.
Wilhelm Wundt
Yes, pain, disappointment, frustration, and anguish can be temporary scenes played out on the stage of life. Behind them can be a background of peace and the positive assurance that a loving Father will keep His promises.
Richard G. Scott
My debut upon the world’s stage occurred on February 26th, 1845.
Buffalo Bill
You either evolve or you don’t. I don’t like old people on a rock n’ roll stage. I think they look pathetic, me included. And the fact that I represent an era means I can’t just go out there and do all new stuff. They would all say, ‘Sing ‘White Rabbit,” and I’d say no? That’s rude.
Grace Slick
I went to Canada and played in this tiny bar where the windows were steaming up and everybody was so animated and singing along right there at the foot of the stage, looking up, and I got my mojo back .
Dar Williams
Every life is different; being pro-life is not only about saving the fetus, being pro-life is about all the stages of life.
Nat Hentoff
There’s confusional arousals, there are states in deeper sleep that can happen where people will go and they’ll disappear and they’ll take on some other persona. They’ll commit some crime, but it’s all when they are in a very deep stage of sleep. So you really need to have a very thorough evaluation.
Shelby Harris
I wanted to do what Marilyn Monroe did (during the Korean War), when she went and just set up a stage and did a concert for the troops all by herself. It’s so amazing seeing that one woman just going somewhere, this beautiful sex kitten, who’s basically a pinup, which is what I’ve always aspired to be.
Lindsay Lohan
As a writer, I am not goddess of the universes I create. I am at most a stage manager of the plentiful gifts which tumble out of the horn of plenty, which is to say there is a source so sweet and forgiving and generous that I pray every day to let that source be my guide.
Rebecca Wells
The stages of human development are to strive for:
(1) Besitz [Possession]
(2) Wissen [Knowledge]
(3) Können [Ability]
(4) Sein [Being].
Erwin Schrodinger
But I feel music has a very important role in ritual activity, and that being able to join in musical activity, along with dancing, could have been necessary at a very early stage of human culture.
E. O. Wilson
I was always a performer, always on stage, but I also always believed I was going to go home, open a dance school, get married, and have what you would call a ‘normal’ life.
Goldie Hawn
At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.
Bob Dylan
Usually when I’m making a movie, what I have in mind first, for the visuals, is how we can stage the scenes to bring them more to life in the most interesting way, and then how we can make a world for the story that the audience hasn’t quite been in before.
Wes Anderson
On stage you need to emphasize every emotion. But on screen you need to tone everything down and make it believable.
Tom Holland
Whenever and wherever one encounters the arising and passing away of the mental-physical structure, one enjoys bliss and delight, which lead on to the deathless stage experienced by the wise
Gautama Buddha
I still suffer terribly from stage fright. I get sick with fear. Not every night, but at the beginning and on occasion – not necessarily when I’m expecting it. You just have to cope with it – take it on the chin and work through it, trying to use the adrenalin to perform.
Helen Mirren
I’ve been very blessed, I think, or what do you call it… mmm… lucky to get at this stage what I have. It’s not like I’ve come from acting school and done work at an academy or something. I feel I’ve been given a very huge chance and opportunity.
Katrina Kaif
People in office have to become models of correct behaviour. What they say and how they act should be beyond criticism. And when they commit the slightest mistake, they should quit their office on moral grounds without waiting to be proved guilty. Moral values must take centre stage in all walks of life.
D. R. Karthikeyan
I was trying to pay the bills with poems, and it was easy to memorize my poems, because I’d be riding my bike in California trying to memorize them before going on stage at a poetry lounge.
Omari Hardwick
From a very young age I had an ambition to be a musician, and to do that professionally. That’s what I pursued until I was about 20, playing in bands that were taken pretty seriously at that stage.
Cillian Murphy
At different stages in our lives, the signs of love may vary: dependence, attraction, contentment, worry, loyalty, grief, but at heart the source is always the same. Human beings have the rare capacity to connect with each other, against all odds
Michael Dorris
My awkward stage extended well into high school.
Rachelle Lefevre
I think generally playing live is a crap idea. So much of stage work is the presentation of personality, and I’ve never been interested in that.
Brian Eno
During my school days, I was doing a play, and my costume fell on the stage. I really wish it didn’t happen.
Virat Kohli
Everything that occurs teaches and prepares you for the next stage of life. Nothing is lost.
Zig Ziglar
Powerful dictatorships that make their leaders powerful need to stage wars to get ordinary people to march in lockstep like mindless Nazi robots. That is the road to Greatness.
Michael A. Ledeen
Most men have no purpose but to exist, Abraham; to pass quietly through history as minor characters upon a stage they cannot even see
Seth Grahame-Smith
When I write a song today, basically it goes on the stage tomorrow. That’s the way it works. You cannont interrupt your consciousness; it all comes from the subconscious, it can happen anywhere. It could be in a telephone booth.
Richie Havens
Sometimes you’re quite fortunate, being on the stage, getting to meet people like Salvador Dali.
Bryan Ferry
Such sights as youthful poets dream On summer eves by haunted stream. Then to the well-trod stage anon, If Jonson’s learned sock be on, Or sweetest Shakespeare, Fancy’s child, Warble his native wood-notes wild.
John Milton
And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood. In fact, I never painted. But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter. He made stage sets, he made glass paintings, he made everything.
Josef Albers
I don’t see my dancing or acting as two separate things. I don’t define them separately, so I can’t say one has helped the other, It’s all the same thing. More than anything I love being on stage and performing
Bebe Neuwirth
Anne Boleyn is certainly the most exciting character I have played on stage.
Lydia Leonard
I did not want to be coming off the stage at the mercy of what somebody else told me I did.
Jack Nicholson
I don’t have a role model, but I certainly have always enjoyed Neil Young. I had the great pleasure and opportunity to watch him from the side of the stage on a couple of occasions, and his on-stage sound is incredible.
Kevin Shields
Do you know what a playwright is? A playwright is someone who lets his guts hang out on the stage.
Edward Albee
It’s also wonderful to be back with my great friend and ally, Chancellor [Angela] Merkel. As I reflect back over the last eight years, I could not ask for a steadier or more reliable partner on the world stage, often through some very challenging times.
Barack Obama
I like bringing keyboards and stuff on stage.
As an adolescent, I was painfully shy, withdrawn. I didn’t really have the nerve to sing my songs on stage, and nobody else was doing them. I decided to do them in disguise so that I didn’t have to actually go through the humiliation of going on stage and being myself.
David Bowie
New dramatic writing has banished conversational dialogue from the stage as a relic of dramaturgy based on conflict and exchange: any story, intrigue or plot that is too neatly tied up is suspect.
Patrice Pavis
The coming years will prove increasingly cynical and cruel. People will definitely not slip into oblivion while hugging each other. The final stages in the life of humanity will be marked by the monstrous war of all against all: the amount of suffering will be maximal.
Pentti Linkola
A video taped stage performance is just – you know, it’s never gonna be the same as it is if you’re sitting there live in the theatre.
Nathan Lane
Mannerism is not character, and affectation is the avowed enemy of grace. Every dancer ought to regard his laborious art as a link in the chain of beauty, as a useful ornament for the stage, and this, in turn, as an important element in the spiritual development of nations.
August Bournonville
We are pushing the limits on the chassis and the engine sides a lot in order to have a competitive car, and this is why we are winning races, but also, if you push the limits at a certain stage, you find them.
Toto Wolff
If an idea seems to find its way towards a stage setting, that’s the direction I take. I don’t know if I’m trying to achieve anything other than to follow an idea on to the page.
Don DeLillo
I want to keel over on stage playing King Lear at age 99 or something like that.
Rainn Wilson
It was a relief to get dropped which is sad in a way because you never want to miss a game. But I was not performing and mentally I got to a stage where I was not concentrating and did not want to be there. I was not enjoying walking out there and feeling like I didn’t know where the next run was coming from.
Jos Buttler
The lights, the music, the stage, and the crowd – putting it all together – magic in the making
Nina Flowers
I always
enjoyed the feeling of being
onstage – the magic that comes.
When I hit the stage it’s like all
of a sudden a magic from
somewhere just comes and the spirit just hits you and you just
lose control of yourself.
Michael Jackson
Diversity really means becoming complete as human beings – all of us. We learn from each other. If you’re missing on that stage, we learn less. We all need to be on that stage.
Juan Felipe Herrera
Water becomes clear and transparent when in a quiescent stage. How much the more wonderful will be the mind of a sage when poised in quiescence! It is the mirror of heaven and earth, reflecting the ten thousand things.
In the same way, I write some of my more difficult pieces when I’m at very happy stages in my life.
PJ Harvey
From a very young age, I wanted to get up on stage whenever I went to the theatre – the actors just seemed to be having so much fun. One of my worries about theatre, in fact, is that the actors are quite often having more fun than the audience.
Olivia Williams
To have lost is less disturbing than to wonder if we may possibly have won; and Eustacia could now, like other people at such a stage, take a standing-point outside herself, observe herself as a disinterested spectator, and think what a sport for Heaven this woman Eustacia was.
Thomas Hardy
If you don’t have a certain amount of stage fright, then it’s not going to be that interesting. It’s not going to have the inner vibration. I think screen work needs inner vibration.
Charlotte Rampling
I like leaping around on stage as long as it’s done with class. None of this jumping up in the air and doing the splits.
Ritchie Blackmore
My stage show is raw and unpredictable.
I swear fearfully at the conventions of the stage.
Anton Chekhov
During my stage shows, I am so energetic. It’s constant! I just don’t stand still. I actually got given a mic stand from my team to say ‘Just calm down. Stand still for at least two songs.’ But now I just pick it up and walk around with it.
Jessie J
Throughout my life, cigars have played different roles for me. They fit easily and well in the various stages and experiences Ive had — like a companion, almost. If youve smoked a long time, as I have, they become part of you.
LeRoy Neiman
I’m a very private person, and when I leave the stage, I leave the stage.
Helen Reddy
The literal, basic thing of the stage is really like a magnet. It brings me back to earth.
Al Pacino
The later stages of the enlightenment process are trickier, and it is really essential to have a teacher then. You need correction, direction, and most of all you need a master’s auric empowerment.
Frederick Lenz
I don’t enjoy public performances and being up on a stage. I don’t enjoy the glamour. Like tonight, I am up on stage and my feet hurt.
Barbra Streisand
I have lived my whole life on the stage and screen before you. I found purpose and meaning in your response.
Charlton Heston
I’m not the person in person that I am on stage.
Carrie Underwood
That’s the most comfortable place for me. In the beginning, yes, I was nervous going on stage. I was not a natural performer. I really had to acquire that skill.
Jerry Seinfeld
I was always criticized through my whole career because I wasn’t doing the whole smiling thing on stage. But I didn’t feel like doing that, I felt like I was there for competition and it was tough and I wasn’t there to smile.
Dorian Yates
The first time I got on stage I was 10 years old and I did impressions. I did cartoon characters and I really got the bug for this life when I saw that people were laughing and saw the attention I was getting.
Gabriel Iglesias
Immediate gratification of a live audience makes me come alive. I miss performing in theater. I’ll make my return to the stage eventually.
Brendan Dooling
None of my own experiences ever finds its way into my work. However, the stages of my life – motherhood, middle age, etc. – often influence my subject matter.
Anne Tyler
You carry away with you a reflection of me, a part of me. I dreamed you; I wished for your existence. You will always be a part of my life. If I love you, it must be because we shared, at some moment, the same imaginings, the same madness, the same stage.
Anais Nin
I don’t get recognised until I’m on stage, and then I can walk off and forget about it. It’s great.
Rick Astley
I’m not really comfortable singing without accompanying myself on stage – I’m not used to it.
Paul McCartney
The biggest thing is the heart. If you find the heart in what you do, if it’s stage work, set work, modeling, you find the heart of it, that’s where the truth actually stems from. Our true personality shines from within.
Jamie Brewer
I’m an average guy. I wasn’t the dude who was gonna sit at the stage and dump all my paycheck into the girl.
Joe Manganiello
The movie adaptations of stage musicals that I’ve seen, without exception, in my opinion don’t work. A lot of people would disagree with me.
Stephen Sondheim
Maybe I’m just a psycho, and the stage is a better place to go than either the loony bin or somewhere else.
Henry Rollins
It’s important to use a stage name so that your real name doesn’t appear on public records.
I’ve never raped or killed anybody, or hurt a kid. I’ve done all the more inept, high-volume stuff – like, “Whoops, sorry I came in your hair. Don’t worry, I won’t use your name when I tell this story on stage.”
Henry Rollins
For many playwrights, they write the plays anyway because they’ve got to be, the work has been started, it’s got to be finished, but we all long, I think, to see the plays fleshed out on stage and I’m exactly like that. Yes, I’m not satisfied until I actually see it on stage.
Wole Soyinka
As soon as you get off stage, that’s the most dangerous time for a singer to kiss people because your vocal chords are receptive to any kind of germ.
Anita Baker
When you get just that right audience and just that right sound on stage and you can just sit back and kinda just let it happen and it’s not really any work. I love those moments. Nothing can beat that for me.
Jonny Lang
If I can muster up any allure in my life, at this stage, I wouldn’t mind doing that.
Mindy Kaling
There are five stages of meditation, each one leading gradually into the next: concentration, meditation, contemplation, illumination, and inspiration.
Benjamin Creme
I don’t know if I’d ever want to show my college life in the films I make. I think I’ve passed that stage long ago.
Anurag Kashyap
To this day, I don’t like people walking on stage not looking good. You have to look good. If you feel special about yourself then you’re going to play special.
Benny Goodman
Harlem is a stage. It’s like its own planet, from the way we dress to the swag in the way we walk and talk.
Teyana Taylor
Democracy is defended in 3 stages. Ballot Box, Jury Box, Cartridge Box.
Ambrose Bierce
The doctor, if he forgets he is only the assistant to nature and zealously takes over the stage, may so add to what nature is already doing well that he actually throws the patient into shock by the vigour he adds to nature’s forces.
Herbert Ratner
But I love singing live. Nothing beats the feeling of going out on stage and going, ‘I can really sing.’
Jessie J
The first play I did was ‘Philadelphia Here I Come.’ Can you imagine that? I am 37 years old I am doing my second professional play and I am on stage with John Malkovich. Joan Allen, Laurie Metcalf and Gary Sinise. One huge name after another. I was terrified and petrified, could hardly get a word out of my mouth.
John Mahoney
I know that relationships can be a winding, sometimes unpredictable road… it just seems to me that, if you ever find yourself backed into a corner, and the only way out is a box, that you have sex in, on stage, on live TV… something has gone terribly wrong.
Matt Walsh
I think luck gets you on to the stage. But it has nothing to do with keeping you there.
Eric Bana
It’s embarrassing to go through any rebellious stage in front of people that you love and respect, and yet I’m glad I did.
Drew Barrymore
Having come to realize in the first stage of meditation that we are not our bodies, in the second stage we make an even more astounding discovery; we are not our minds either.
Eknath Easwaran
One of the reasons I moved away from painting was because I eventually discovered that I wanted to deal more with motion, time, and performance – and that became a much bigger part of my life both as an actor and as a musician and someone who goes on stage and travels around the world and works on productions.
Jared Leto
If Shakespeare can compare all of life to a stage, maybe it’s not odd to believe that part of the play can take place on a basketball court.
Bill Russell
If I wasn’t so lazy, or if I had a roadie, I’d have a line of guitars on stage. I’d have a lap steel and a nylon string up there, but who wants to keep up with all that?
Steve Young
In the early stages of wealth, up to 10 years after individuals became very rich, they display a bit of reluctance to spend money. It’s a lot easier rationalizing spending a lot for a house.
Frederick Winslow Taylor
I definitely have had friendships and moments with people from different backgrounds and in different stages of their lives.
Sofia Coppola
End-stage addiction is mostly about waiting for the police, or someone, to come and bury you in your shame.
As a kid, you get to the stage where you realise the gender barriers that exist in society and what you’re supposed to do and not supposed to do.
Andrej Pejic
Film writing and concert writing are two very different things. In film writing I am serving the film and it tells you what to write. I have to stay within the parameters of the film. In writing concert music for the stage I can write anything I want and in this day and modern age rules can be broken.
Aaron Zigman
I have horrible stage fright – you know how you go through the bi-polar stage fright thing? Then you go on drugs to get over the stage fright and perform, but then you’re not funny at all.
Roseanne Barr
Mainstream media’s representation, or its guerrilla decontextualization, of black men’s lives in particular can set the stage for erroneous assumptions capable of damaging an individual or a nation.
I’ve definitely done my share of tripping over monitors, etc. but nothing could compare to the time when I totally forgot the beginning of a song that I was starting on stage.
Amanda Stott
You cannot imagine how great it is to step out on the stage with thousands of screaming fans loving you.
Eddie Cibrian
If what you do is being threatened as a profession, that could be scary. But that’s the same reason why I walked out on stage many times after receiving death threats. I couldn’t live without doing what I wanted to do. So at the same time I have to be willing to die for it.
Marilyn Manson
I’ve always loved performing. It was always very exciting for me. I don’t get too nervous when I’m playing, but on every stage, it’s a little different. I’m always excited, but sometimes, the level of anxiety to perform is greater.
George Li
The only problem in the past has been my kids. I’d want to bring them to London with me, but they are at an important stage in high school.
Mimi Rogers
Who I am on stage is just an amped up version of who I am in real life.
Russell Peters
Also the wonderful thing about film, you can see light at the end of the tunnel. You did realize that it is going to come to an end at some stage.
John Hurt
It’s hard ‘coz you have got different time zones; you can’t sleep and y’know, it’s boring way for the show to happen, but you do off the stage. Y’know, onstage it’s all better.
Kerry King
On stage, the audience watches from a fixed viewpoint and the director cannot retake something he doesn’t like. It has to work straight through.
Bruce Beresford
What I enjoy most about going out on stage is seeing all my fans react to my music.
LeAnn Rimes
I have the embarrassing thing where often if you’re watching a film, you kind of go through the emotions and the thought stages that your character went through, but you sort of do it with Tourette’s. So I end up often crying when I’m crying, and looking angry when I’m looking angry, so it’s pretty ugly.
Cate Blanchett
Truth travels down from the heights of philosophy to the humblest walks of life, and up from the simplest perceptions of an awakened intellect to the discoveries which almost change the face of the world. At every stage of its progress it is genial, luminous, creative.
Edward Everett
All of world’s eyes are trained on the Games. So winning at that stage is heroic. It is a different feeling altogether and cannot be explained in words.
Gagan Narang
In London, before I set out, I had paid one shilling; another was now demanded, so that upon the whole, from London to Richmond, the passage in the stage costs just two shillings.
Karl Philipp Moritz
I never stop working when I’m on stage, and that’s my fitness.
Jessie J
I want to be the best on the biggest stage possible, [but] I obviously do not get to decide where that is.
Tom Shields
I play the piano a lot at home, I write songs on the piano and guitar. I would like to actually play piano on stage… I don’t think I’ll get the chance for a while.
Mick Taylor
All the world’s a stage, and all the clergymen critics.
Gregory Nunn
When I saw Paul Scofield do Loves Labors Lost at Stratford, thats when I saw the potential of the level of truth that could go on up there on a stage. I said, This is what I want to do.
Michael Moriarty
God uses sorrowful tragedy to set the stage for surprising triumph-whether in this life or the life to come.
David Platt
I feel like I own the stage.
Ritchie Blackmore
God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world looks at the Palestinian question, and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil, as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories. These are the bases on which peace will be built.
King Hussein I
In normal life people say, ‘You’re so different than on stage!’ Offstage I’m down to earth, simple and a very goofy girl… I like to make goofy faces, be dorky and not take things too seriously. I just love to laugh.
Nicole Scherzinger
I want the audience, when they leave, to think of the characters on the stage in three dimensions. I want them to have empathy. I also want them to think about engaging more with where we are culturally.
Lynn Nottage
The great risk is always saying, “how will I communicate what I’m trying to get across to a room full of strangers sitting in the dark watching a stage?”
John Guare
Acting is a different discipline. On stage I’m free to say what I please. But the change is very good for ya.
Billy Connolly
For [Malcolm Subban] I know that he’s the No. 1 ranked goalie in North America and the world right now, he’s got a great opportunity. He’s got to enjoy this whole process because it only comes once. Not that many players get the opportunity to walk up on that stage and get that jersey.
P. K. Subban
When you’re on a sound stage and you’re shooting a fire stunt, this weird thing happens where the fire eats up all the oxygen and everybody gets a little dingy.
Robert Englund
Stand-up is not something that you’re good at right away. You have to do it a ton. But, I think I got to shave a year off because I didn’t have to get over stage fright.
Amy Schumer
Maybe I’m like acts of Congress or your favorite Chinese restaurant – you don’t really want to know what’s going on behind the door. I’m a real study in contrast, I expect, looking from without. But it adds up to what you get on stage.
David Lee Roth
Hip-hop went through different stages, from the beginning in the streets of the Bronx, to the whole Tri-State area and then to the rest of the United States and the rest of the world.
Afrika Bambaataa
The thing where I thought I made it was when I paid my house off. It wasn’t actually a moment on stage – it was the first bit of financial security. It was the first time I looked at my house, and it was all paid off, and I thought, ‘Alright. Jokes paid for this.’
Jim Jefferies
At first, I wasn’t really keen on the idea of me being on stage having to sing in front of people.
Seeing TVXQ’s music and stage makes me feel touched, and they’re a very good influence on us.
The stage lost a fine actor, even as science lost an acute reasoner, when [Holmes] became a specialist in crime.
Arthur Conan Doyle
You can’t enter the Olympics unless you do your routine to get in shape for it. The idea of going out on stage on a tour without having prepped for it would be suicide, literally.
Paul Stanley
Stage-persona notwithstanding, I’m extremely shy and quiet. Almost painfully shy. People misinterpret that as being above it all or not interested.
J. Michael Straczynski
I wanted to go to New York and be a stage actress, doing things like Chekhov. None of that happened, and then I went to L.A. and an agent said, ‘I think you belong in commercials and TV.’ So I did that and got some opportunities that I absolutely love.
Rachael Harris
There were TVs everywhere. When we weren’t on stage, we were watching what America was watching and rooting for each other and our leading lady. That experience was incredible, and I was just enjoying myself.
Laura Benanti
Autumn is leaving its mellowness behind for its spiky, rotted stage. Don’t remember summer even saying goodbye.
David Mitchell
My own perception is that there are two tiers of countries, one, the original ASEAN, and then the new members. The new members are in various stages of development.
S. R. Nathan
When I was child, I saw the ‘Ram Leela’ performed on stage. Now there is the film ‘Ram Leela,’ and its maker actually wanted me to do a song for Akshay Kumar in ‘Gabbar.’ Akshay was one of the first Bollywood A-listers to believe in me. We jelled before we jammed together.
Yo Yo Honey Singh
Protestants, from the first, have been distinguished from their opponents by what they do not believe; to throw over one more dogma is, therefore, merely to carry the movement one stage further. Moral fervor is the essence of the matter.
Bertrand Russell
I don’t like getting up in front of people and being the loud one when everybody’s out quiet and you’re the only one talking. I’m not a fan of that. I’m fine when I get in front of a camera, I don’t care. You’ll never see me on stage. Not at all.
Travis Fimmel
I don’t get any anxiety. I don’t because of two reasons. Number one, just breaking through it as a kid and finally getting past it was like okay, nothing’s ever going to feel that scary again as that deafening silence of a joke not working. Any joke not working is not as bad as not being able to even try and get on stage.
Dane Cook
Kids will use their own system at the stage that they are, they’re not (learning merely by) imitating you.
Jean Berko Gleason
Sources say the Obama administration is in the ‘final stages’ of planning the closing of Guantanamo Bay. The way it’s gonna work is, they’re going to put a Radio Shack sign out front and let nature take its course.
Jimmy Fallon
I tour with a piano, actually. Luckily I am able to hire people that deal with it completely and magically a piano appears on stage and then magically disappears when I leave.
Vanessa Carlton
People don’t want to see the guy next door on the stage, they want to see a being from another planet. You want to see somebody you’d never meet in ordinary life.
Lemmy Kilmister
I feel like you have to make art because you have to make it. But the end result of it- that last stage- you have to show it to somebody else to hopefully get a rise or reaction out of them- [to see] if it’ll affect someone else.
Frank Iero
Officially, the New Testament church at an early stage took seriously their responsibility for widows who lacked family or other resources. The office of deacon was instituted initially to address this pressing need.
Carolyn Custis James
I think a lot of people mistake my confidence on stage for cockiness in real life, and that’s actually farthest from the truth. When I’m on stage I’m that confident and that cocky, because I have a microphone in my hand, and there’s a few thousand people staring at me. And I know they’re there to laugh.
Russell Peters
The way he shook his hips up there on that stage, but before that fateful day when he left Tennessee all of them were calling him the King.
Tim McGraw
Some people will say, “Why read a comic book? It stifles the imagination. If you read a novel you imagine what people are like. If you read a comic, it’s showing you.” The only answer I can give is, “You can read a Shakespeare play, but does that mean you wouldn’t want to see it on the stage?
Stan Lee
In choosing where to live or vacation, we may be setting the stage for the play of ourselves, treating nature as prop.
Deborah Tall
But the effort, the effort! And as the marrow is eaten out of a man’s bones and the soul out of his belly, contending with the strange rapacity of savage life, the lower stage of creation, he cannot make the effort any more.
D. H. Lawrence
Hemingway is a baby when he turns up in Paris, but he’s an ambitious baby. And he has the talent. And he’s there to stage his breakthrough. So many of the expats who were there at that time were there to do precisely that. It was an ambition-fueled town.
Lesley M. M. Blume
Not every magical moment in your career is going to happen on the biggest stage of the year.
Sami Zayn
I’m in an unusual stage right now, because I haven’t dated in so long. The sense of isolation turns it all into a bigger deal. Just taking the risk of opening that door is really hard for me right now.
Andie MacDowell
No drama, however great, is entirely independent of the stage on which it is given.
George P. Baker
Sometimes when I’m directing, the stage manager will have a good idea and that’s okay with me.
Adam Rapp
European festivals area lot bigger than American ones, but I like the travelling festivals, it’s the same production every day and the bands get used to the stage set up and by the third or fourth show of the tour they’re putting on a better show than if they just played one day.
Tim Lambesis
War is the highest form of struggle for resolving contradictions, when they have developed to a certain stage, between classes, nations, states, or political groups, and it has existed ever since the emergence of private property and of classes.
Mao Zedong
China is at a different stage of development, human rights are violated here much more often. And still, we see improvements even here.
Ai Weiwei
I loved Billie Holiday more than any other person other than myself on the stage. Yeah, I do.
Abbey Lincoln
I was very interested in vaudeville. It was the only sort of discipline that was a five-minute act on stage, which is what I really enjoyed and saw myself doing. And I bought books on it.
Steve Martin
I truly feel absolutely at home on the stage. It’s very comfortable to me. It’s very much my workplace, very much my workplace. I feel that an audience and I are happy with one another. I’m grateful for that.
Ruth Cracknell
I don’t see my dancing or acting as two separate things. I don’t define them separately, so I can’t say one has helped the other, It’s all the same thing. More than anything I love being on stage and performing.
Bebe Neuwirth
I like interacting with human beings, so being on stage feels like a larger version of that – kind of like throwing a party.
Matt Nathanson
Eventually I would like to reach the stage where I don’t have to write about love and kisses and all that stuff. I wish I could write about really ultimate things. That’s where I think all of us want to go, really. All the groups seem to be heading towards a kind of pop music that deals with ultimate things.
Eric Burdon
The chemistry that you get from living with your band and creating music and recording with your band translates to the stage.
Zac Brown
Being on stage, it’s like, “Ooo-kay, now I remember why all this is going wrong or right!” It’s very much my element.
I absolutely love what I do, and I want to dance for as long as I can and feel good about what I am putting out there on the stage.
Misty Copeland
To me, music shouldn’t be ego-driven. When you go out on stage and play songs, it is. But when you’re sitting in a room, writing songs, it’s a completely different process. It’s a completely different place. It’s a creative place, a musical place. It has nothing to do with who likes what.
Chris Cornell
So in Jewry we recognise a contemporary universal anti-social phenomenon, which has reached its present pitch through a process of, historical development in which the Jews have zealously co-operated. And this evil anti-social aspect of Jewry has grown to a stage at which: it must necessarily collapse.
Karl Marx
John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs. I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London.
Ben Kingsley
I want as many people to see the show [Hamilton] in its musical theater form as possible before it’s translated, and whether it’s a good act of translation or a bad act of translation, it’s a leap, and very few stage shows manage the leap successfully.
Lin-Manuel Miranda
In a war you have to take up arms and people will get killed, and I can support that kind of action by petrol bombing and bombs under cars, and probably at a later stage, the shooting of vivisectors on their doorsteps. It’s a war, and there’s no other way you can stop vivisectors.
Tim Daly
Even in Heaven, the most perfect City in the World, there are going to be different levels, different classes, different stages, some very high, some very low.
David Berg
I mumble a lot when im off stage, so a lot of times when im with a friend i’ll say something and he’ll be like what, and i’ll say it again and he’ll be like what, and i’ll say it again and he’ll still be like what, so now he’s got me yellin. Man that tree is far away
Mitch Hedberg
I am a little crazy but when I’m on-stage, then I really get to play it up and perform and be over the top and it’s like an outlet. It’s fun to ‘wild’ out.
Bonnie McKee
Sherlock Holmes can be wise and funny. He wasn’t, at the beginning. But later on, he’s got a bantering relationship with loads of people. He’s got a wisdom that he didn’t have in the early stage. But he stays on the mountain top, and he will die up there. He’s not going to change that.
Steven Moffat
Snapchat’s ramp reminded us of another mobile app Benchmark had the good fortune to back at an early stage: Instagram.
Mitch Lasky
I certainly was performing before my writing was published, because I was performing when I was very young. And the thing is I’m very comfortable on stage, so a large portion of my act did come from ad-libs.
Ricky Jay
We’re creating multiple personas. We’re creating a thespian sense of personality where we see ourselves as works of art, and we see everything in our environment as a prop, as a set, as a stage, as a backdrop for filling ourselves in. We don’t see ourselves as ever completed. We are in-formation.
Jeremy Rifkin
I have a no-apology policy. No apologies for jokes. I apologize in my real life all the time. I say ridiculous things, I make mistakes constantly. But when I’m on stage, I’m at a microphone it’s a joke!
Kathy Griffin
Every night when I go out on stage, there’s always one nagging fear in the back of my mind. I’m always afraid that somewhere out there, there is one person in the audience that I’m not going to offend!
Don Rickles
A lot of my best stuff is just ad libs on stage and that’s one thing that I’ve gotten back to at the live show.
Jeff Dunham
My family is as far from a stage family as you could ever possibly find.
Ryan Reynolds
Man hath a weary pilgrimage,
As through the word he wends;
On every stage, from youth to age,
Still discontent attends.
Robert Southey
Creating a character on or off the stage is an escape.
Roger Moore
Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.
Auguste Comte
The next innovation, Sensavision, will be like a Walkman attached to your forehead. You won’t actually have your head wired because infrared wires will send signals to you. In 2007 Mick Jagger will be on stage, and when Mick feels heat, you’ll feel heat.
Tony Verna
Stage is much more intimidating than going before the cameras, because you can really screw up, and can’t do a retake.
Daniel Radcliffe
If I tell a joke on stage and the crowd laughs for a minute, I stand there for a minute and enjoy them laughing before I go on to the next joke. On TV, if I stand there for a minute while they laugh, I look like an idiot who can’t remember the next joke.
Anthony Jeselnik
Billy Crystal knows how to make people laugh. He’s got 30 years on stage… there’s no telling him what’s funny.
Harold Ramis
Yes, all fundamentalists feel that in a secular society, God has been relegated to the margin, to the periphery and they are all in different ways seeking to drag him out of that peripheral position, back to center stage.
Karen Armstrong
Adulterers, in the first stages of the church, were excommunicated forever, and unqualified all their lives for bearing a part in Christian assemblies, notwithstanding they might seek it with tears, and all the appearances of the most unfeigned repentance.
Joseph Addison
I went out into the woods for a few days. I just disconnected from everything and allowed myself to be free and be human. Because, that’s what makes you really good, if you can be vulnerable, if you can be vulnerable on stage.
Lady Gaga
I loved being on stage. I was in elementary school when I started, so I couldn’t say that it was about the building of characters.
Katie Cassidy
For me, what’s wonderful for me at this stage of my life is that I get to work with people I’ve admired for a long time.
Ernie Hudson
That theatrical kind of virtue, which requires publicity for its stage, and an applauding world for its audience, could not be depended on, in the secrecy of solitude, or the retirement of a desert.
Charles Caleb Colton
I lost my innocence with Johnny Cash. I used to watch the Johnny Cash Show on television in Wangaratta when I was about 9 or 10 years old. At that stage I had really no idea about rock’n’roll. I watched him and from that point I saw that music could be an evil thing, a beautiful, evil thing.
Nick Cave
Producing and deejaying are two different outlets to the same creativity. When I’m in the studio I get to create and go through my process. When I’m on stage I get to share the results of that process with everybody. It’s two different experiences but they both go back to the same thing and I love them both.
Justin Smith
Trendy is the last stage before tacky.
Karl Lagerfeld
The powers, aspirations, and mission of man are such as to raise the study of his origin and nature, inevitably and by the very necessity of the case, from the mere physiological to the psychological stage of scientific operations.
Richard Owen
I just get excited doing shows. Off stage I am actually very feeble and must be spoon-fed because my hands are too brittle.
Dane Cook
You always get nervous on stage because when you get up there, you want to do great. The crowd has you pumped up so there are always a little bit of butterflies. That’s all part of it. But as far as getting stage fright, clamming up there, not generally, I just enjoy it on stage and have a great time.
Easton Corbin
The psychic perception is a feeling as opposed to a thinking. Not a feeling that is engendered through emotion necessarily. It comes from the psychic plane of intuition, which is another stage of our mind.
Frederick Lenz
Being on stage makes me come to life. When all eyes are on you, they’re watching every move you make.
Joe Jonas
Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
Charlie Chaplin
Accept your loneliness. It is one stage, and only one stage, on a journey that brings you to God. It will not always last. Offer up your loneliness to God, as the little boy offered to Jesus his five loaves and two fishes. God can transform it for the good of others. Above all, do something for somebody else!
Elisabeth Elliot
Don’t write stage directions. If it is not apparent what the character is trying to accomplish by saying the line, tell us how the character said it or whether or not she moved to the couch isn’t going to aid the case.
David Mamet
I’d been out of the movies for years, I had had a wonderful stage career, yes, in musicals and so on, but you don’t really make any money in the theater.
Angela Lansbury
So I forcibly shove aside my prickles of pissed-off, which is easier than it sounds when millions of little sequined caffeine dancers are doing their big Broadway number on your internal stage. (Page 173)
Deb Caletti
What interests me about thoughts is not the moment when it crystallises into formal ideas but its earlier stages.
Jean Dubuffet
The fossil record contains no trace of these preliminary stages in the development of many-celled organisms.
Robert Jastrow
Politics: where fat, bald, disagreeable men, unable to be candidates themselves, teach a president how to act on a public stage.
Jimmy Breslin
I don’t feel nervous or fearful when I’m on stage.
Neko Case
It is very rewarding to walk out on stage, feeling the love and reception.
Debbie Reynolds
The world’s a stage where God’s omnipotence,
His justice, knowledge, love, and providence
Do act the parts.
Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas
To know that you do not know and to be willing to admit that you do not know without sheepishly apologizing is real strength and sets the stage for learning and progress in any endeavor.
I grew up, in my childhood, with some of the greatest women performers, on stage and on screen, and even my family – my mother and my sisters. So I was very busy watching women, as a child! I have a lot of memories of great women performers
John Travolta
Daffodils, blossom and tulips jostle to the front of the stage in April. I love these early perennials: they may be more modest but they nearly all have that one special quality that a plant needs to transform your affections from admiration to affection – charm.
Monty Don
There’s always going to be an element of pressure when you walk on the stage.
Eddie George
I trained as a theatre actor and you had a bare stage and you had to pretend, one prop and you are in the middle of 8th Ave. and traffic is just going by.
Benicio Del Toro
I’m just a stage actor from Chicago.
Jeremy Piven
My name is on the thing, but the reality of it is, when I get up there on stage, I’m part of a band. I’m part of a unit. It’s like a basketball team.
David Sanborn
I’d found that what I wrote and put out on records somehow was not fitting into how I perform on stage.
Van Morrison
I have more energy at the end than I do at the beginning. You can be so beat up that you can scarcely walk on stage but when you get to the piano the excitement kicks in, you forget about being tired.
Dave Brubeck
I’ve never been an actor on Broadway, but it feels like you’re on a stage when you play at Yankee Stadium. And that’s the feeling I’ve always had.
Derek Jeter
I think initially it’s terrifying because going into a show where, you know, “Oh, I’m going to be on stage for two hours, I have no lines to memorize, I have nothing really prepared,” and actually I say that, the show is not all improvising.
Brian Henson
I get stage fright with short stories. For me it feels like standup comedy: kill or die. I’m more confident when I begin a novel because I know I have space to fail.
Sefi Atta
Ever since I was really little, I loved performing and being up on stage, and being the entertainment.
Olivia Holt
When you get off stage, the audience should know a little bit about you. Not where you are from, but how you see the world. And that’s the difference between like a Chris Rock joke, and like an open-miker.
Iliza Shlesinger
Is it less dishonest to do what is wrong because it is not expressly prohibited by written law? Let us hope our moral principles are not yet in that stage of degeneracy.
Thomas Jefferson
The close-up says everything, it’s then that an actor’s learned, rehearsed behavior becomes most obvious to an audience and chips away, unconsciously, at its experience of reality. In a close-up, the audience is only inches away, and your face becomes the stage.
Marlon Brando
The stage is not for me to practice. I’m not that artist. You practice at home and when you get on stage, it’s time for a conversation.
Avery Sunshine
Every now and then, when you’re on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It’s a sound you can’t get in movies or in television. It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you’ve hit them where they live.
Shelley Winters
It took me years to actually get comfortable on the stage. I prefer the intimacy of screen; it comes easier to me. In theater, you have to be louder and bigger – that was harder for many years in my teens. But now Ive conquered that. I eat up the stage. I love it.
Aileen Quinn
If you can stand on stage and perform a record, you should be able to stand on stage and captivate the audience without the rhyme. You should be a master of ceremonies.
I wouldn’t specifically say rock n’ roll is dead, but I don’t see a lot of charismatic performers in the way of new blood who are edgy and dangerous on stage, like Marilyn Manson, who you never quite know if he’s going to make it through his own show.
Tommy Lee
I’ve played villains on stage – you know, the Iagos and so on – but I think of myself as a funny person. I mostly did comedies before I did TV work.
Michael Emerson
The studio is just a labor. Getting on stage is the reward.
Cliff Burton
Did you see the 2000 Republican Presidential Convention? The last time the Republicans had that many Black people on a stage, they were selling them!
Bill Maher
Coffee comes in five descending stages: Coffee, Java, Jamoke, Joe, and Carbon Remover.
Robert A. Heinlein
Any play is hard to write, and plays are getting harder and harder to get on the stage.
Alan Alda
High bankruptcy rates, increased credit card debt, and identity theft make it imperative that all of us take an active role in providing financial and economic education during all stages of one’s life.
Ruben Hinojosa
A woman can become a man’s friend only in the following stages – first an acquantaince, next a mistress, and only then a friend.
Anton Chekhov
If I hadn’t made it as a footballer I would have been an electrician. I studied to be an electrician even though I was progressing at football because you never know at that stage if you are going to be there for sure.
Jaap Stam
Fanny! You are killing me!” “No man dies of love but on the stage, Mr. Crawford.
Jane Austen
And then we’ve got Blades of Glory, and we’ve got Brothers Solomon, and I’ve got a script in development with this guy Chuck Martin who used to write on Arrested, and, you know, we have a few things in various stages of development.
Will Arnett
I want to be acknowledged as not just a pretty idol who sings and dances on stage, but as an artist
Choi Soo-young
A stage play is beautiful only when it is seen as a stage play, just like you cannot get the same effect of a live Bharatanatyam performance in a recording.
Y. G. Mahendran
I think there are different kinds of poetry for different stages of life and there’s the wild, exuberance of youth, there’s the painful agony of midlife experience, there’s the late poetry in the presence of death.
Edward Hirsch
I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.
Shelley Winters
It is time for thee to be gone, lest the age more decent in its wantonness should laugh at thee and drive thee of the stage.
[Lat., Tempus abire tibi est, ne . . .
Rideat et pulset lasciva decentius aetas.]
I earned the opportunity to stand on stage with many senior artists at YG, and naturally, I gained stage experience.
Progress is not accomplished in one stage.
Victor Hugo
And I try to be as diplomatic as I can, but it always ends up being a psychodrama up there on stage.
John Zorn
When I get on stage, my first goal is not to show my expertise, but on the contrary, to give a bit of happiness, of joy, of cheerfulness. I am firmly convinced that in order to sing well, you must love your neighbor and be passionate about life.
Andrea Bocelli
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that… and all the glory of it.
John Adams
The important thing is that all stages from adolescent to mature man, work is done to spread the sporting spirit.
Pierre de Coubertin
I am convinced that an important stage of human thought will have been reached when the physiological and the psychological, the objective and the subjective, are actually united, when the tormenting conflicts or contradictions between my consciousness and my body will have been factually resolved or discarded.
Ivan Pavlov
I have never known stage-fright at any time.
Kate Smith
I could beat my mike stand into the stage, but I was still in pain. Maybe fans liked it, but sometimes people forget you’re a person and they’re more into the entertainment value. It’s taken a long time to turn that around and give a strong show without it being a kamikaze show.
Axl Rose
I used to love stage above all, but that was when I was a single man. As I get older, the time commitment gets harder for theatre.
Seamus Dever
There are a lot of people using technology that are playing to a click with backing vocals already stuck in there on some computerized thing that runs along in time to the show so they have these amazing vocals that are only partly the guys on stage producing them at the time.
James Young
When I’m on stage, all is right with the world.
Gloria Gaynor
I’ve never written an original piece for film; all the original things I’ve done are for the stage.
Tom Stoppard
The time will come when people will travel in stages moved by steam engines from one city to another, almost as fast as birds can fly, 15 or 20 miles an hour….
Oliver Evans
I got the chance to argue my first case in Supreme Court, a criminal case arising in Alabama that involved the right of a defendant to counsel at a critical stage in a capital case before a trial.
Constance Baker Motley
You must not think of yourself as looking at the stage from the audience. You must think of it as theatre in the round and look at it from all sides.
Jay Maisel
America must always lead on the world stage.
Barack Obama
I got to work with one of my heroes, Johnny Depp, and to see how he goes about business, which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career.
Orlando Bloom
I’ve never worked as much as I would’ve wanted to, and that’s why I end up doing a lot of stage as well, because stage is a full course meal
Holly Hunter
I definitely loved going on stage, I loved the nervous feeling and the performance and the doing-ness of it. It always felt kind of natural and inevitable and logical.
Sean Astin
…catching a glimpse of his rather hippyish form in a mirror, he wonders at this atavism of apparel, is it an inversion of foetal ontogeny, in which the phenotype passes through previous fashion stages? Soon there will be gaiters and gloves…I will probably die, he thinks, clad in animal skins.
Will Self
He was one of my most dramatic recoveries with AIDS, and the reason I say that is that he was the most far gone. He was in the absolute, end stage – they have that wing in the hospital where they have given up on you. You can smoke pot and do anything you want. They had given up on him.
Richard M. Schulze
I absolutely love being on stage. I live and breathe the stage, and nothing makes me happier, but to perform.
Judith Hill
Be yourself on stage. Nobody else can be you and you have the law of supply and demand covered.
Bill Hicks
And the general opinion is we are much better on stage than in the studio.
Stewart Copeland
I`m not sure, but [Russia] might be happy to see this guy [Dan Fried] exiting stage left.
Rachel Maddow
When I was 14 I told my mother I intended to be in the House of Commons in the morning, in court in the afternoon and on stage in the evening. She realised then a fantasist had been born.
Helen McCrory
The history of the world shows that peoples and societies do not have to pass through a fixed series of stages in the course of development.
Aung San Suu Kyi
I’ve had jokes stolen a thousand times. But if you can do it better than me, you can have it. I’ve had jokes stolen from me in the club when I’m next on stage. And my brain will start to turn, and the gears will start turning, and I’ll go onstage and create a whole new bit.
J. B. Smoove
People think they know who I am, because I’ve played so many very, very out gay men on stage, and they think that’s me
Nathan Lane
Even when I became the typical shy adolescent, I never minded performing. I felt there was a kind of safety, a protection about being on stage, about losing myself in another character.
Hayley Mills
I looked at a fetal development chart at the Operation Rescue Office in Dallas. I had a lot of emotions stirring up inside of me. That’s when I decided that it was wrong in any stage of pregnancy.
Norma McCorvey
Every time you’re on stage, you look out at a packed house, people all the way up to the top, people having a blast, everybody forgetting about the world for a couple hours. That’s a special thing.
David Bryan
I always thought I wouldn’t do well on stage.
Deepti Naval
I’m using Fender Twin Reverbs and Fender Blues Devilles on stage.
Ike Turner
From what I hear is happening, young Indian boxers have started to do well on the world stage and started to gain the attention of the general audience.
Evander Holyfield
It’s hard to see potential in a rough cut – especially with comedy, which is hit or miss. This is where my lack of experience hurt me – not in the execution of the final product, but with my expectations for it in the early stages of post.
Desiree Akhavan
I can’t see. I used to wear glasses off stage. Now I’m thinking of getting a pair of contract lenses.
Tommy Bolin
If you’re an actor, a real actor, you’ve got to be on the stage. But you mustn’t go on the stage unless it’s absolutely the only thing you can do.
Edith Evans
It’s three disparate elements: the stop sign, the stage paintings, and the skeleton paintings. Those are three sharp ideas, although none of them are necessarily good ideas. Tons of artists have made whole careers out of those three ideas.
Josh Smith
I’m very serious about becoming a dramatic actor. I don’t want to play cameo parts walking on as Carl Lewis the athlete. I want to go on stage or screen and be taken seriously.
Carl Lewis
I’d rather marry my husband in the stage where I know what I’m getting into and what it’s going to be like for our life together.
Tamera Mowry
The stage calls my name.
Keegan Allen
I am coming to the end of acting.В I have a list: another stage production, maybe one or two more movies, one more season of American Horror Story. . . and then that is it for me. Because I think that’s enough. I want to go out with a bang. . . or should I say, a scare?
Jessica Lange
15 Step is about how if you have mental illness and try to dance you look very funny. Whenever you see me dancing on stage, I’m imitating the mentally ill.
Thom Yorke
I was vulnerable every day. Every night that I stepped on stage I was laying myself open.
Michael Stipe
Butte was once a grand city. To me, that city is like one big stage for Edward Hopper. You could put your camera anywhere, and you felt you were looking at his paintings.
Wim Wenders
There is a shy side to me that evaporates when I play on stage, and I like that. I think it’s another facet of my character, and I need to do that.
Paul Weller
We are disappointed at the decision. The president remains fully committed to building a culture of life … that is built on valuing life at all stages.
Scott McClellan
It is a kind of ego booster, the way Egypt’s winning the 1973 war, in the first stages, was an uplift. But I did not find when I spoke to people that the war in Iraq was seen as the major issue in American-Arab relations.
Walter Russell Mead
When we are young and again when we are old, we depend heavily on the affection of others. Between these stages we usually feel that we can do everything without help from others and that other people’s affection is simply not important. But at this stage I think it is very important to keep deep human affection.
Dalai Lama
Me and Don Henley are fast acquaintances now, or something. He actually got on stage and sang with me.
Mojo Nixon
Anything can change, because the smartphone revolution is still in the early stages.
Tim Cook
Now supposing I had the part of a young woman to give out, one that wanted some excellent acting. If I were to go to the stage for my actress I would have to take a matured woman, one who would act splendidly, but who would look too old for the requirements.
D. W. Griffith
I deal in a very artistic way of what interests me and marks my passion, and I try to – whether its good or not – am in love with acting and the stage and characters and the ability to reach and to touch people, so that’s where, I guess, that’s where my heart will reside, by and large.
Angela Bassett
To save the audience we must fill the stage with murderers, adulterers and madmen; in short, we must fire a salvo of monsters at them. They are our monster which we will temporarily free ourselves from only to face another day.
Nelson Rodrigues
Terri and her mother arrived. She was obviously a dedicated stage mother because she was loaded down with camera equipment, looking like a Japanese tourist.
Audrey Meadows
For aspiring comedians? Don’t listen to me. Just go on stage and do what you think is funny.
Bill Burr
People assume that because you have graced the same stage as the star act, in front of thousands, you must be reaping similar financial rewards. This is a complete fallacy.
John Barrow
If you’re funny, you can find a stage to get on. If you’re good, you’ll start to get work and eventually get paid.
Ted Alexandro
Mainstream medias representation, or its guerrilla decontextualization, of black mens lives in particular can set the stage for erroneous assumptions capable of damaging an individual or a nation.
I do write long, long character notes – family background, history, details of appearance – much more than will ever appear in the novel. I think this is what lifts a book from that early calculated, artificial stage.
Anne Tyler
Nothing in Nature stands still; everything strives and moves forward. If we could only view the first stages of creation, how the kingdoms of nature were built one upon the other, a progression of forward-striving forces would reveal itself in all evolution.
Johann Gottfried Herder
I dreamt of becoming a ballet dancer. I studied with the Royal Academy of London for 11 years, and that did not pan out, but my love for being on stage was born there. And then, I actually went to drama school in Paris, France. That’s where it first started.
Diane Kruger
I’m not an actor who appears on the stage and gives people advice on how to live or what to do and entertains them. It is not my specialty.
Vagit Alekperov
When you stand on the stage you must have a sense that you are addressing the whole world, and that what you say is so important the whole world must listen.
Stella Adler
My stage fright gets worse at every performance. During the overture I hope for a theater fire, typhoon, revolution in the Pentagon.
Hildegard Knef
I like my audience. I always feel when up on stage performing that I could enjoy having a cup of coffee with any one of them.
Lyle Lovett
The only thing I haven’t done as an actor, other than Thai puppet theater somewhere, is act on a Broadway stage.
John Larroquette
Britannia High is this new, edgy series which follows the lives of seven kids, their friendships, and the troubles they go through at stage school.
Mitch Hewer
Once you go from 10 people to 100, you already don’t know who everyone is. So at that stage you might as well keep growing, to get the advantages of scale.
Sergey Brin
Bob Dylan is great. Ive been compared to him a lot. I think when people see a person on stage with a guitar they just think, Bob Dylan!
Jake Bugg
At the top of the iron staircase leading to the stage, the good, dry, dusty warmth wraps me round like a comfortable dirty cloak.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Christ wears “two shoes” in the world: scripture and nature. Both are necessary to understand the Lord, and at no stage can creation be seen as a separation of things from God.
Johannes Scotus Eriugena
A couple of months ago I hauled my white ass on stage alongside Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder for Divas Las Vegas, singing in front of a celebrity audience. If I can hold my own there, I can hold my own at Top of the Pops, trust me.
Lisa Marie Presley
And it’s been a process of digging through the songs and trying to make them born on stage again. I think they are very different. I think they come off very differently. I think they come off, I don’t know if it’s masculine or outward, extroverted than introverted. I didn’t know. It’s just been a process.
Justin Vernon
In the last stages of a final illness, we need only the absence of pain and the presence of family.
Helen Hayes
My philosophy is that the people around us are there doing as much work if not more work behind the scenes and they’re the last people you would ever be unkind to, so I hope I’m not a diva off stage.
Renee Fleming
Our civilization is now in the transition stage between the age of warring empires and a new age of world unity and peace.
John Boyd Orr
Daily dawns another day; I must up, to make my way. Though I dress and drink and eat, Move my fingers and my feet, Learn a little, here and there, Weep and laugh and sweat and swear, Hear a song, or watch a stage, Leave some words upon a page, Claim a foe, or hail a friend- Bed awaits me at the end.
Dorothy Parker
There are people who are so presumptuous that they know no other way to praise a greatness that they publicly admire than by representing it as a preliminary stage and bridge leading to themselves.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Although I do stand-up – doing actual stage work is terrifying for me.
Jenny Slate
When I was ten, I saw ‘Grease’ on stage and thought: ‘I want to be part of that; it looks like so much fun.’ My mum enrolled me in a local theatre group, and it all went from there.
Michelle Ryan
Like most Christians, I believe the Genesis account of creation is a description of six different stages of creation, each of which may have taken eons of time.
Tony Campolo
‘Original Sin’ is, for me, a murder mystery with a huge cast that plays out on a grand stage.
Jason Aaron
If Barack Obama’s policies, as he just put the new stages through into operation, if that policy is allowed, you’re going to see, open, Hitler-style genocide applied to a large section of the population, who are considered “not fit to survive,” “not fit to live”! Just like Hitler, “lives unfit to live.”
Lyndon LaRouche
SHINee world is strength for me. Because I get strength when I get cheers on the stage.
I’m going to dress a little different. Those frilly dresses I used to wear on stage, that was the old me.
Sharon Jones
I never thought too highly of anyone foolish enough to take on the nickname of a life-destroying dope product and promote such family-destroying conduct on stage.
Ted Nugent
Learn to live well, or fairly make your will;
You’ve play’d, and lov’d, and ate, and drank your fill:
Walk sober off, before a sprightlier age
Comes titt’ring on, and shoves you from the stage.
Alexander Pope
My experience of singing, as an actor, was that there’s a different creative feeling of freedom. The acting thing is a bit more defined and cerebral. I can see why people would want to cross over. If you have so much freedom on stage then perhaps you want to be confined a bit, and vice versa.
Orlando Bloom
I’ve always avoided publicity. I’ve never been good copy at any stage of my life. I don’t strive for it, because I don’t think it’s important whether I’m good copy or not. The two can go together, if that’s your personality, but every person on this earth is unique.
Chuck Noll
I have so much fun on stage that I should have to pay to get in.
Marty Robbins
I come from the stage. I started my career as a stand-up comedian and then later on became an actor.
Patrick Huard
I do go through a mini depression because one minute there are people yelling and screaming for me on stage and the next I’m at home and it’s dead quiet. So it takes a while to come down.
Carrot Top
I do not hesitate to proclaim before you and before the world that all human life-from the moment of conception and through all subsequent stages-is sacred, because human life is created in the image and likeness of God.
Pope John Paul II
I don’t want to stand on stage night after night, without being on my face beforehand truly crying out for those that have come to the event.
Jeremy Camp
I think most people read and re-read the things that they have liked. That’s certainly true in my case. I re-read Pound a great deal, I re-read Williams, I re-read Thomas, I re-read the people whom I cam to love when I was at what you might call a formative stage.
James Laughlin
The question of whether it’s God’s green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying.
Edward Hoagland
There is only one necessary condition for the emergence of a new theatre, that the stage and auditorium should be open to the masses, should be able to contain a people and the actions of a people.
Romain Rolland
I think, ultimately you know in your heart how much work you’ve done. You know what you’re doing, if you’re being honest on stage or not. That’s all you being you. But when you acknowledges it – especially with a Tony Award nomination – you just can’t help with the guilty pleasure!
Laura Bell Bundy
I’m a maniac, and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. And Ben [Carson] you’re a terrible surgeon.
Ted Cruz
It was at a certain stage (you might have forgotten, haven’t you?) that the United States actively collaborated with Saddam when he was at war with Iran: weapons were supplied, diplomatic and political support was provided and so on. Then the US fell out with him for some reason and decided to do away with him.
Vladimir Putin
I think the motion picture industry is a stupid business and I despise acting the scenes in short snatches, one at a time. I hate this film work. I am disgusted with myself. On the stage I could never play a part unless I felt it with all my heart and soul.
Conrad Veidt
The whole idea of comedy, there is nothing normal about going up on stage to make strangers laugh. But I’m also not an exhibitionist like other comics. I’m not up there talking about masturbating.
Jim Gaffigan
I think that there are a lot of great studio people but the fewer voices in my head when I’m getting out a draft, the better. I just get it out and then I’ll listen to all manner of good ideas. And that’s what happens, too, when I’m touring and doing a character on stage.
Mike Myers
At this early stage in our evolution, now through our infancy and into our childhood and then, with luck, our growing up, what our species needs most of all, right now, is simply a future.
Lewis Thomas
What I found out about stage is that there is such a camaraderie between the actors.
Angela Watson
No country can reach a high stage of civilization without a leisure class.
Gertrude Atherton
I love being in the studio and singing on stage and performing. It’s so much fun. I love every second of it – and I love the way you get to show who you are. I love the way fans are really passionate around the world, so I adore performing and hearing people sing along in different countries.
Vanessa Hudgens
When I would be on the stage singing, I would see a movie of something that happened, I would be telling the story. I would be describing the story in sound, but my goal would be to make somebody else run their own movie.
Linda Ronstadt
I’m the lady next door when I’m not on stage.
Aretha Franklin
I started smoking as soon as I went on the stage. I’d make cigars out of the Morning World when I was a kid.
Groucho Marx
All good ideas are terrible…
Until people realize they are obvious. If you’re not willing to live through the terrible stage, you’ll never get to the obvious part.
Seth Godin
In The Bob Hope Golf Classic (LWT) the participation of President Gerald Ford was more than enough to remind you that the nuclear button was at one stage at the disposal of a man who might have either pressed it by mistake or else pressed it deliberately in order to obtain room service.
Clive James
War is a stage brought about by the standardizing of thought, revolt, and life – not by the freedom of life, not by the revolt of life.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Stage actors look down on movie actors, movie actors look down on TV actors, and TV actors look down on… mass murderers.
George Clooney
People think stage school is a little star factory but the truth is kids like me learned about being in a team situation and going out to work earlier than a lot of kids did. I don’t know anyone from drama school who’s now sitting on their arse doing nothing.
Amy Winehouse
Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art. The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal, which Christ’s religion illuminates with His divine light.
Franz Liszt
Maybe yes, but probably not. At each stage I made what was then the best choice. Having taken that decision, I changed direction and there was no turning back.
Mr. Lee
Stand-up is the place where you can do things that you could never do in public. Once you step on stage you’re licensed to do that. It’s an understood relationship. You walk on stage – it’s your job.
Robin Williams
I think people have always misinterpreted my self-destructive nature as nihilistic, because if you don’t care about the world, you can’t create art. I am misanthropic and self-loathing, but never nihilistic. And I think I act far worse off-stage than onstage.
Marilyn Manson
Never apologize on stage. Most people never notice when you make a mistake or if you are having a bad show.
Tristan Prettyman
So when you go to sleep at night, if you’re someone who hasn’t had any sleep deprivation, you have a very normal sleep pattern, what we tend to see is that, in adults, they go to bed and they start off by going into the deeper stages sleep.
Shelby Harris
One must not put a loaded rifle on the stage if no one is thinking of firing it.
Anton Chekhov
My father started growing very quiet as Alzheimer’s started claiming more of him. The early stages of Alzheimer’s are the hardest because that person is aware that they’re losing awareness. And I think that that’s why my father started growing more and more quiet.
Patti Davis
Surgery for early stage non-small cell lung cancer is standard treatment and is likely curative. Yet, fewer blacks than whites undergo surgery for the disease, leading to a higher mortality rate among blacks with lung cancer.
Henry Ford
It is not pretended that, at the present stage of its development, economic science is able to provide an organon even remotely approaching to what it imagines for itself as its ideal.
Arthur Cecil Pigou
Drag artists are more men than real men. You need a lot of courage, personality, and guts to go out there. Even if you look good or you look bad, you still need to have all of those things to be on stage. You’re going to get criticized by everyone.
BeBe Zahara Benet
I don’t know what Tracy Morgan does on stage, but I can assure you it’s no act.
Andy Kindler
My style is definitely schizophrenic; it does change from day to day a lot. It depends on my mood: sometimes I’ll be going through a girly, childlike stage and wear a pretty lace dress with a bow in my hair. Then sometimes I’ll be moody and just wear black.
Amber Le Bon
Life is a disease; and the only difference between on man and another is the stage of the disease at which he lives.
George Bernard Shaw
Before taking the stage, Paul Ryan spent 6 hours staring into a mirror working on ‘concerned eyebrow.’
Damien Fahey
The stage is more beholding to love than the life of man. For as to the stage, love is ever matter of comedies and now and then of tragedies; but in life it doth much mischief, sometimes like a Siren, sometimes like a Fury.
Francis Bacon
Detect and fix any problem in a production process at the lowest stage possible.
Andy Grove
Everyone has a childhood, everyone had awkward years and weird stages. Mine were broadcast for eight years.
Tina Yothers
There is probably some great acting that goes on in movies from people who have never been on a stage, but if you are in for the long haul, you’d be missing an enormous part of what being an actor is if you’re not part of theater.
Justin Kirk
In the early stages of a pregnancy, the Government cannot intervene with a woman’s right to choose. That is it, plain and simple. Guess what. We are not going to be big brother or sister, as the case may be. We are going to allow a woman, her doctor, and her God to make that decision.
Barbara Boxer
There’s something about being in a house with an audience, and having that immediate feedback. I started acting because of that energy; it’s what feeds me on stage and informs my choices.
Daniel Dae Kim
The reason I still work at this stage of life is because I enjoy learning something new each day.
Clint Eastwood
Is there anybody out there that will point to Hillary Clinton and say, “Gosh, my life is so much better because of her”? Why aren’t they on stage?
Rush Limbaugh
Cary Grant was wonderful to work with on stage. He would move downstage, so that as he looked at me the audience had to look at me, too. He knew a lot about the theater and how to move around. He was very secure.
Fay Wray
If I have this child? Why wasn’t it obvious to me that I already had a child, who was growing inside of me? Once you are pregnant, there is no if. That child, though tiny and in an early stage of development, already exists!
Abby Johnson
To be up on stage and interacting with musicians, that was a huge epiphany for me.
Rene Marie
I’m a bit of a contrarian, so I like the idea of going on stage without makeup, without the hair being done, in the jeans and shirt I’ve been wearing all day. At first that was an issue, because I didn’t want to be disrespectful.
Lou Doillon
I liked that improv and sketch comedy were collaborative, but you really depended on other people and a stage to perform. With stand-up comedy, I liked that you had no one else to blame and depend on.
Ali Wong
After I saw ‘Annie’ on Broadway, I came out of the show crying, because I wanted to be on that stage.
Noah Schnapp
After we covered Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now,’ Brian May and Roger Taylor sent us a bottle of champagne and asked us if we’d sing it on stage during the ‘We Will Rock You’ musical on what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 60th birthday.
Tom Fletcher
I now realize that a broken back, failed surgery, and Stage IV cancer are three of the greatest things that ever happened to me. Three of the most positive, transformative things that ever happened to me. They helped me become a vastly better person than I ever was, and I am eternally grateful for that.
Brad Willis
I always like to break out and address the audience. In ‘The History Boys’, for instance, without any ado, the boys will suddenly turn and talk to the audience and then go back into the action. I find it more adventurous doing it in prose than on the stage, but I like being able to make the reader suddenly sit up.
Alan Bennett
I love being on stage or in front of the camera. My work brings me a lot of joy. It helps me figure out who I am. I’m really lucky that I get to make a living at acting.
Dana Delany
When you know you have 1,000 people sitting on the edge of their seats in silence because of a shift that just happened on stage, there is no better feeling.
Kevin Spacey
An EU without Britain, without 1 of Europe’s strongest powers, a country which in many ways invented the single market, and which brings real heft to Europe’s influence on the world stage which plays by the rules and which is a force for liberal economic reform would be a very different kind of European Union.
David Cameron
I’m definitely not drawn to shooting on a stage, I’m just not.
Kathryn Bigelow
I have not the slightest doubt that this form of individuation represents a higher stage in the evolution of mankind.
Herbert Read
Well, I will scourge those apes, And to these courteous eyes oppose a mirror, As large as is the stage whereon we act; Where they shall see the time’s deformity Anatomised in every nerve, and sinew, With constant courage, and contempt of fear.
Ben Jonson
Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you’re trying to say on stage. Success makes life easier. It doesn’t make living easier.
Bruce Springsteen
I don’t think comics necessarily think in literary terms. There is an element of developing your stage persona and your comedic voice, but I don’t think comics see it like a character in a novel.
Ted Alexandro
I have on many occasions spoken my mind from stage. I have offered organizations table space by the merch booth. I have donated a dollar-a-ticket, or the entire guarantee, to different causes. I have registered voters. I have played on behalf of political candidates.
Conor Oberst
When I come out of my dressing room, I go to my heart and say a little prayer and go out on stage. There I am, coming to lift you up and to motivate you. I want to bring joy. It’s gospel, and gospel is the truth. It’s what I do. I’m going to bring you the truth and lift up your spirit.
Mavis Staples
Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.
Thomas Paine
I want to get to the stage where nobody can tell how a picture of mine is done. What’s the point of that? Simply that I want nothing but emotion given off by it.
Pablo Picasso
If you create the stage setting and it is grand, everyone who enters will play their part.
Morris Lapidus
I don’t really like to play live. I don’t like to be on stage. I feel very self-conscious.
Peter Steele
My dad took me for an audition once, to show me, ‘OK, you want to be a child actor, this is what it’s like.’ I sang a folk song about donkeys on this West End stage with this big director, and there was a queue of 200 girls all singing ‘Memory.’ I was terrible. Terrible.
Emilia Clarke
I think that we have to consciously be aware that every moment we’re in, every different stage in our lives, we can control.
Emily Giffin
The nice thing about being on stage is it’s not that I know what to do, but I have a very clear feeling that anything I do is OK. All I’m up there to do is express how I feel. Any way I choose to do that is fine.
Adam Duritz
Man reaches each stage of his life as a novice.
Nicolas Chamfort
If you don’t invest in basic research at some stage you start losing the basis of applied research.
Rolf-Dieter Heuer
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
People think I am the crazy person on stage, but I know how to relax.
Bruce Forsyth
Whether it means having a show, or a movie, or just being on a stage, I need an avenue to say what I have to say.
Dave Chappelle
On stage, I think I’m 35. Working takes over my whole body and I become a younger man – that’s why I won’t stop.
Bruce Forsyth
It was so strange. I knew that Josephine Baker had performed on the same stage but that night I felt it. Many of the same people who worked with Josephine Baker are still here. They know what they’re doing. And that was a very comfortable feeling.
LaToya Jackson
We are at the 1908 Hurley washing machine stage with the Internet.
Jeff Bezos
I’ve had a chance to really stretch and do a lot of different genres. When I started acting, my whole focus and intention was to work as a stage actor in a company where you’re asked to different roles – do a comedy, do a tragedy, etc. I haven’t had any reservations about jumping from one type of genre to another.
Kyle MacLachlan
I wanted to go to drama school, but when I got the part in ‘Falling,’ I got an agent, so it seemed a good idea to work. I always did a lot of singing and dancing, so I am glad it worked out that way. I would like to study stage acting at some point, though.
Florence Pugh
People don’t mind being in prison as long as no one else is free. But stage a jailbreak, and everybody else freaks out.
William Deresiewicz
I don’t want to be 60 years old standing on stage telling some jokes. I want my life to mean something.
Steve Harvey
If you have the desire, if you establish the goal – which is harmony, which is happiness through liberation- then these stages of revolt, of war, of struggle, can be avoided – should be avoided. You are not going to wallow in the gutter if you can jump over it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
William Shakespeare
I mean, every child at one stage dreams of being a prince or a princess.
Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
I wanted to be on the stage, doing very important emotional roles.
Gloria Stuart
I am happy when I am on stage. I like that wave of blue. I like the eardrum splitting sounds of loud screams. I like to be able to breathe along with the members. Each and every stage is a good reminiscence and a happy memory
I miss the beginning stages when you didn’t know what to expect. When everything was fresh, just experiencing it for the first time. That’s something you can’t buy with all the money in the world, that feeling.
…at this stage in the advancement of women the best policy for them is not to talk much about the abstract principles of women’srights but to do good work in any job they get, better work if possible than their male colleagues.
Virginia Gildersleeve
Most of my music theory knowledge is based on piano. But I write on guitar a lot, too. I’m not a great guitar player by any means. I’m not a great instrumentalist. I play piano on stage. I don’t play guitar on stage, but I use it to write quite a lot.
Zooey Deschanel
Men are merely on a lower or higher stage of an eminence, whose summit is God’s throne infinitely above all; and there is just as much reason for the wisest as for the simplest man being discontent with his position, as respects the real quantity of knowledge he possesses.
John Ruskin
Sean Chen has been an audience favorite from the early rounds. With his floppy hair and outstanding stage presence combined with an extraordinary technique and musicianship, this is little wonder.
Gregory Isaacs
I loved the fact that I could get on stage and be in control.
Gloria Gaynor
You cannot achieve happiness. Happiness happens and is a transitory stage.
Frederick Salomon Perls
I admire anyone who does stage all their life. It’s so tough, and it also made me really appreciate how lucky I am with film. You have to do your own makeup with stage, and you have to do so many un-glamorous things.
Ellie Bamber
Let the things that happen on the stage be just as complex and yet just as simple as they are in life. For instance, people are having a meal, just having a meal, but at the same time their happiness is being created, or their lives are being smashed up.
Anton Chekhov
All the world’s a stage. P.T. Barnum: It becomes a circus. But circuses or street pageants or parades have always been useful in a society.They’ve always been useful as a way of critiquing power. The carnivalesque has always been useful as a way of the powerful being mocked in a public space.
Kehinde Wiley
Before I went on stage at Kyle Hutton’s Real Life Real Music Festival, I heard one of his songwriting students, Abbey Hirvela, sing; she was in the poet’s saddle and riding that horse like she owned it. She was good! I probably ruined her by showing her how to make an E chord without the 3rd though.
Ray Wylie Hubbard
I wanted to be a ballerina as a child – I had a tutu, and I used to stage my own ballets in our front room with my family as the audience.
Lucy Hawking
Without the heart it is no worship; it is a stage play; an acting a part without being that person really which is acted by us: a hypocrite, in the notion of the word, is a stageplayer.
Stephen Charnock
Thus we have on stage two men, each of whom knows nothing of what he believes the other knows, and to deceive each other reciprocally both speak in allusions, each of the two hoping (in vain) that the other holds the key to his puzzle.
Umberto Eco
This group came on stage, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and this whirling dervish, this electrifying white soul singer was so riveting. And I’m seeing this and I said, ‘My God, this is a musical revolution.’
Clive Davis
I’ve got a quick mouth, and I set my boundaries. Nothing ever happened that I couldn’t handle. Once when a guy came on stage making rude gestures, I hit him over the head with my guitar.
Suzi Quatro
What I learned as an actor was the only way you could really do August Wilson’s work, you had to leave an ounce of your essence on that stage,… Otherwise it was impossible.
Charles S. Dutton
[On turning down an invitation to appear for four minutes on the Ed Sullivan Show:] Honey, it takes Moms four minutes just to get on the stage.
Moms Mabley
The ages two to 15 I spent at different stages of shortness. I didn’t become a tall person until I was 16.
John Cusack
Sometimes, I have to really monitor myself, but the only monitoring job I really do on myself on stage is, Is this truthful? Is this truthful? Is this truthful? Ideally, I send it in a flow of truth.
Alex Ebert
Even though I started playing the violin when I was four, my early chamber music experiences helped build a strong foundation for my solo work, as all music is a rich language and dialogue that is shared on stage, no matter what the size of the ensemble.
Anne Akiko Meyers
When I attack a role, be it TV, film or stage, the first thing I say is, I don’t want to know anything. If it’s good I don’t want to hear it; if it’s bad I don’t want to hear it. The only thing either thing can do is distract me. I like to stay focused
Cicely Tyson
When I’m on stage, it’s really intense. My mind is going a million miles an hour, trying to remember my act, trying to say it all the right way. It’s funny how different it looks and how it’s happening. There are three Fellini circuses in my head, and outwardly it looks like I’m going to get a bagel.
Steven Wright
I’m an actor. Whether I’m on stage, in front of a camera or a microphone, what I do is the same – although with videogames it requires a lot of imagination.
Nolan North
If I am a prolific writer and turn my hand, with what seems to some as indecent haste, from novels to screenplays to stage and radio plays, it is because there is so much to be said, so few of us to say it, and time runs out.
Fay Weldon
That an author takes a bow is not humility but presumption. What does the paleface want on the stage afterwards? But before the performance he had even less business there–and paying him royalties is equivalent to cheating the actors.
Karl Kraus
In products of the human mind, simplicity marks the end of a process of refining, while complexity marks a primitive stage. Michelangelo ‘s definition of art as the purgation of superfluities suggests that the creative effort consists largely in the elimination of that which complicates and confuses a pattern.
Eric Hoffer
Sometimes I wish I was just a girl in an indie band. I could dance around on stage and it wouldn’t be so much about me.
Lily Allen
How do I know why Miles walks off the stage? Why don’t you ask him? And besides, maybe we’d all like to be like Miles, and just haven’t got the guts.
Dizzy Gillespie
Vedanta teaches that consciousness is singular, all happenings are played out in one universal consciousness and there is no multiplicity of selves.
Erwin Schrodinger
Sometimes you write and you find yourself almost wondering how it will turn out. I don’t think every writer sort of almost admits that at some stage his books can take on their own kind of life it selves and simply lead away into directions that they’re not kind of prepared for.
J. P. Donleavy
I’ve known the glory of the stage and the glory of the spotlight. I still crave it. I want to be on ‘American Bandstand’ and ‘Soul Train’ as a solo artist. As a producer, songwriter and arranger, I help other artists say what they want to say. But on my records, I say what I want to say.
Narada Michael Walden
My time in the World Rally Championship has been a useful stage in my career, but I can’t deny the fact that my hunger for F1 has recently become overwhelming.
Kimi Raikkonen
I feel like my songs are very relevant and very meaningful, but I literally have to get rid of the nostalgia for shows because I would just be mess on-stage otherwise.
Ellie Goulding
Before every show, I would call my mother and say, ‘Mummy, I don’t know how I will sing today.’ But that would change as soon as I went on stage and would merge with my music. She is my best ally, and I don’t want to lose her. Nobody other than her would be concerned if I had eaten or had oiled my hair. She is my queen.
Sonu Nigam
The cinema is little more than a fad. It’s canned drama. What audiences really want to see is flesh and blood on the stage.
Charlie Chaplin
I get stage fright and gremlins in my head saying: ‘You’re going to forget your lines’.
Alan Rickman
A movie goes from several stages, from idea to script. As you continue shooting, you will make some adjustments. You’re constantly adjusting. It’s like a piece of music. You’re constantly trying to make it better.
Robert Rodriguez
It’s not quite the Tom Jones show, but yes, I’ve had undergarments. If I get a bra chucked on stage I’ll hold it up so the audience can decide what to think. And I’ll usually blame a guy for doing it.
Michael Bolton
I’ve always talked a lot on stage – I really wanted to communicate my ideas and when you’re playing at a lot of shitty punk clubs they don’t have good PAs and so no one knows what you’re singing about.
Kathleen Hanna
My dad took me for an audition once, to show me, OK, you want to be a child actor, this is what its like. I sang a folk song about donkeys on this West End stage with this big director, and there was a queue of 200 girls all singing Memory. I was terrible. Terrible.
Emilia Clarke
I remember feeling the temperature change the first time the curtain came up, the difference between the audience temperature and the stage temperature. I’ll never forget it.
Sarah Paulson
I think that my fascination with clothes generally was motivated by trying to create the characters for the stage.
David Bowie
No man, with a man’s heart in him, gets far on his way without some bitter, soul-searching disappointment. – Happy he who is brave enough to push on another stage of the journey, and rest where there are “living springs of water, and three-score and ten palms.”
John Brown
The task of the educator is to make the child’s spirit pass again where its forefathers have gone, moving rapidly through certain stages but suppressing none of them. In this regard, the history of science must be our guide.
Henri Poincare
I instantly took the offer to judge ‘Indian Idol’ because I know the journey from being judged to judging on the same stage is going to be a memorable experience for me.
Neha Kakkar
I am convinced that international terrorism gave itself the goal of not allowing the re-election of Bush. The statement by bin Laden in the final stages of the pre-election campaign is the best confirmation of this.
Vladimir Putin
Characters on stage, like people in what we refer to as “real life,” do not speak to reveal themselves. They do not speak to conceal themselves. They speak to get whatever it is that they want. It is the only reason they speak.
David Mamet
You have to refine your being. You have to go through all of the stages and steps of erasing yourself through service to others with purity, humility, integrity.
Frederick Lenz
There’s something about doing theatre in London – it sinks a little bit deeper into your soul as an actor. It’s something about the tradition of theatre, about performing on the West End stage.
Christian Slater
As soon as it was understood that we could handle things in our own way, it was the thrill of my life to walk out on that stage with people just hemming the band in.
Benny Goodman
And what if in the future we’re at war again, or we still haven’t elected a non-white or non-male president, or the Rolling Stones are still dragging their tired old butts on stage? That would depress me way too much.
Jay Asher
I remember performing on a punk stage with no mic in the middle of a mosh pit. My act was called “How to Be a Domestic Goddess.”
Roseanne Barr
Little by little, I’ve reached the stage of using only a small number of forms and colors. It’s not the first time that painting has been done with a very narrow range of colors. The frescoes of the tenth century are painted like this. For me, they are magnificent things.
Joan Miro
They were all dressed in their finest as though life really were some magical stage play in which every moment ought to be illuminated with its own bright spotlight.
Anna Godbersen
The microwave oven is one of the modern objects that convey the most elemental feeling of power over the passing seconds … If you suffer from hurry sickness in its most advanced stages, you may find yourself punching 88 seconds instead of 90 because it is faster to tap the same digit twice.
James Gleick
I went to see ‘Phantom of the Opera’ with my grandma and my mom when I was very little. The stage, the voice, the music?… Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been a massive inspiration to me for some time – the storytelling, that deliciously somber undertone in his music.
Lady Gaga
There’s something very refreshing about being on stage.
Paul Reiser
I’ve learned to keep my work on the stage or on the screen.
John Lloyd Young
The germ of an idea doesn’t make the sculpture that stands up… so the next stage is hard work
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The great thing about stage is that you have a live audience.
Hugo Weaving
I do whatever comes my way. But I get burned out on stage. It’s a lonely world. I think part of the romanticism about being on the road is you get to meet a lot of – my mom once told me, “You’ve probably got a woman at every port.” Like I’m a pirate. Obviously she doesn’t know her son that well.
Zach Galifianakis
There’s a feeling of elation that comes after getting off stage and then there’s a feeling of utter sadness that comes after getting off the stage.
Neve Campbell
I’m like the Hulk on stage. It’s way over the top. That’s Bizarro Chris. Sometimes I get off stage and go What did I say?! I’ll watch one of my stand-up specials a year later and go Eww, that was mean.
Chris Rock
At every stage of spiritual growth, the greatest ally you have is your body.
Deepak Chopra
I questioned everything about music. I think it’s a strange thing standing on a stage and making music. I just questioned it always: What’s music? What’s the meaning of it?
Gustav Ejstes
On stage, you can get away with more, so I definitely use that to my advantage and go bolder with fashion, hair, and makeup. I love a smoky eye and long lashes.
Kelsea Ballerini
What is it in the actor, the stage, that casts so powerful a spell on the young imagination?
Joyce Cary
When I’m working, on stage, entertaining people, or watching someone do something amazing, it inspires me to be the best artist that I can be. I enjoy being around art – whether it be a museum, a Broadway show – or even writing a poem. Those are things that make me feel alive and inspire me.
Naturi Naughton
The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically gaurantee hit records.
Richard Branson
No matter what stage of life you are graduating from or entering, learning how to build and state your case is something every person in the world should know how to do.
Kimberly Guilfoyle
Unless an action is rightly thought out and its steps rightly planned, every stage of its performance will probably remain vague and therefore unsatisfactory for the doer and all those concerned.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
A stage play ought to be the point of intersection between the visible and invisible worlds, or, in other words, the display, the manifestation of the hidden.
Arthur Adamov
I think some people will die on the stage, and I’m not so sure I want to do that. Like, I want to have kids! I’m totally fine with saying that. I think some people are scared because they’re worried it’s going to ruin their career, but I want to live a full life.
Katy Perry
In a song you can kind of stage-manage everything so that it puts you in a good light. And once a song is recorded, it always performs well.
Jarvis Cocker
Dance is an ephemeral, a fleeting art. To describe this momentum, every movement on stage, in words is virtually impossible.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
I enjoy being on stage with other artists. I have a chance to watch and see people responding to the other artists songs. I get to see how people are affected by the music.
Steven Curtis Chapman
I believe a great performer is someone who sounds just as great live as they do in the studio and vice versa. They should know how to work the stage.
Haley Reinhart
…I loved to dance in studios, but not necessarily on stage. What I loved was to sweat and to feel every single pore open up
Peter Martins
I wanna be able to stand on the stage and hold out the mic and people sing all the lyrics to my song.
Sevyn Streeter
I kind of was raised at The Comedy Store by comedians. When you see my dad on stage before me and then you see me, you’ll see where I got a lot of my stuff.
Pauly Shore
Second City Las Vegas is very different from Second City in Chicago on the main stage, where they do improv sets. That’s how they kind of hone material, kind of work up to new material.
Kay Cannon
I ain’t acting when I’m on stage. That’s why all the little love bugs who’ll come and see me at Lovebox love me. They know it’s the real me.
Lil’ Kim
I have the utmost respect for Joe Rogan. I think he does his job better than anybody else could. I just think that we were both coming through a maturing stage in our careers and he said what he said and I said what I said. And we’ve both grown since then.
Shawn Tompkins
I have to brush my teeth before I go on stage otherwise I don’t feel smart enough.
Chris Martin
Sexual self-restraint is only a preliminary stage in the ego’s evolution.
Muhammad Iqbal
I realized that public affairs were also my affairs. I became active in politics because I saw the possibility, if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on.
Helen Gahagan Douglas
For me, it was more a dramatic shift to go from the stage to the screen.
Michael C. Hall
I remember growing up knowing I wanted to be on the stage. I wanted to get to London as soon as possible and start auditioning for theater.
Catherine Zeta-Jones
All human life at every stage of its development is worthy of protection.
Marco Rubio
When I was in New York, I was making a living. We had a summer house and a car that I could put in a garage. That’s something for a stage actor.
William H. Macy
I try to be good at it, whatever part I’m playing – even in my daily life or when the spotlight hits me on the stage to perform – I gotta be alive every second in this world. With or without the applause!
Dolly Parton
I’m always nervous before I go on stage, but once I’m out there everything is great and it’s my favorite place to be.
Christina Aguilera
Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.
Pope John Paul II
In my theater pieces, I would do “Tits on the Head” – Polaroid photos for $10 on the stage. There would be a line of folks paying me $10 for their turn. It was public prostitution. I turned my whole audience into johns. But because it was in a theater context, an art context, it was socially acceptable.
Annie Sprinkle
My absolute dream goal is to dance with Beyonce on stage.
Momo Hirai
I feel matured in a way that I’m happy about. I’m at this other stage in my life – and it’s not a bad thing at all.
Angelina Jolie
From my earliest youth, I have known that while one is obliged to plan with care the stages of one’s journey, one is entitled to dream, and keep dreaming, of its destination.
Shimon Peres
The only people playing the roles of classic rock stars are hip-hop artists, now. Kanye’s stage persona, and the way he approaches making albums, and the way he wants to be better than everyone else? That’s reminiscent of Freddie Mercury. That’s reminiscent of the Beatles.
Jack Antonoff
Of all the preaching in the world, I hate that preaching which tends to make the hearers laugh, or to move their minds with tickling levity and affect them as stage plays used to, instead of affecting them with a holy reverence for the name of God.
Richard Baxter
I did stand-up for a long time and I did classical theater. As much time as you could spend on a stage will always inform you and your job, as you evolve.
Kevin Durand
If you meditate with a teacher who is enlightened, you can ride with them into stages of mind that are perhaps not available to you at this time.
Frederick Lenz
The thing is that I don’t normally think in terms of manga when I’m writing. Sounds odd from someone who has is getting a reputation for doing manga related work. But I would say that my scripts are NOT manga at the stage of my writing process, they are just comic book stories in a more general sense.
Sean Michael Wilson
The love we most cherish will, of necessity, bring us pain. Because that love is like the setting of a body with broken bones. But I want to stage the setting. I want to direct all scenes.
Rebecca Wells
It’s nice to have a band that can adapt to whatever show we’re in, so we can play on a big stage or a house show.
Phil Elverum
Your mind makes you dance like a monkey all the time… Now you have to become stronger; you have to make the mind dance. Make it dance on the stage of mantra. For that, mediate and repeat mantra.
Swami Muktananda
Once in a while, there’s stuff that makes me say, That’s what theatre’s about. It has to be a human event on the stage, and that doesn’t happen very often.
Uta Hagen
The years nineteen and twenty are a crucial stage in the maturation of character, and if you allow yourself to become warped when you’re that age, it will cause you pain when you’re older.
Haruki Murakami
When I’m on stage, my interaction with the audience is something that really makes me come alive. It’s a feeling like no other. The energy of the crowd fuels something new inside. It reminds me to live in the moment.
Alicia Keys
Divide the world into regional groups as a transitional stage to world government. Populations will more readily abandon their national loyalty to a vague regional loyalty than they will for a world authority. Later the regions can be brought together all the way into a single world dictatorship.
Joseph Stalin
The whole stage was only for me. It was so cool.
Yelena Isinbayeva
The stage is my comfort zone, and playing live is what I’ve always wanted to do. It’s why I want to do two hundred dates a year. I wouldn’t feel that way if I were nervous onstage.
Hunter Hayes
I certainly have dreams of being on a Broadway stage someday, if they’ll have me. I think I want to stay really open to whatever possibilities present themselves.
Sara Bareilles
Because I’m on my own on stage and wear bare feet and look like a pixie, people always think I’m little.
Tim Minchin
Sightseeing was … based on imaginative invention, like rehearsing your own play in stage sets from which all the actors had fled.
Paul Theroux
I’ve worked for more than 50 years on the stage and I have played great, great, great roles, but I haven’t played a great Shakespearean role because they’re all male. I’m actually very proud of it.
Ian McLeod
I want there to be another independence referendum at some stage. I want Scotland to be independent, but I wouldn’t choose to have it happen because England votes to come out of the E.U.
Nicola Sturgeon
There was a point a few years ago where I realized I started out playing boys on camera and stage, and then I translated that to playing boys in animated shows. I was like, “Whoa, this is intense.”
Pamela Adlon
I kind of do it in my head, then I’ll try pieces of it on stage and if it looks promising, I’ll put it together.
Bob Newhart
What I do is when I go to the stage I forget about me.
Buddy Guy
Having been trained as a stage actor, and then you go out there and you’re on 40,000 acres and you have a horse under you and you’re shooting a real gun, you almost don’t have to act. It’s just really amazing.
Anson Mount
The doing of things from duty is but a stage on the road to the kingdom of truth and love.
George MacDonald
I think that this stage in my life is really, for a lot of reasons, pretty incredible. Being a solo artist and trying to take these bold steps on my own.
Nick Jonas
Most actors are either a shower of bloody scruffs or think they should dress like Hamlet off stage.
Martin Freeman
I majored in theater, so I’d love to get back on a stage.
Aja Naomi King
I also, since we have digital cameras, the blue screen composites are so good that I would rather shoot on a stage than there, especially the complicated sequences. The sun never sets in a studio stage.
Roland Emmerich
After the scarlet fever and the whooping cough, I remember I started to get mad about it all… I went through the stage of asking myself, ‘Wilma, what is this existence all about? Is it about being sick all the time? It can’t be.’ So I started getting angry about things, fighting back in a new way with a vengeance.
Wilma Rudolph
There’s no better stage than the U.S. Open for me
Arthur Ashe
It depends on the project, what’s happening that day on the project, at what stage were in on the project; it various from project to project and where we’re needed.
Bryan Burk
The United Nations represents not a final stage in the development of world order, but only a primitive stage. Therefore its primary task is to create the conditions which will make possible a more highly developed organization.
John Foster Dulles
Photography is only intuition, a perpetual interrogation – everything except a stage set.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
I was the only one at stage school who wasn’t white.
Leona Lewis
I think that I am the luckiest cat on the planet and I’m living out my own dreams and fantasies and have been for a number of years and to remain at this stage of my life, you know, so alive and things have never been better.
Hugh Hefner
The actor is there to translate what’s on the page onto the stage or the screen. So I find it important that an actor manages to actually get out of the way, vanish as a person behind the character, never to be seen or talked about again. That’s my philosophy.
Christoph Waltz
Usually, there’s nothing being thrown toward the stage or at me. Then I feel pretty good about it.
Wanda Sykes
When you’re on stage, the real world just drops away for that time. It’s pretty intense.
Robert Smith
I was always the Class Clown and over time became very good at it. I started doing comedy on stage at the Dallas Comedy Corner where I honed my skills by watching guys like Garry Shandling, Robin Williams, Jay Lena and more.
Bill Engvall
When I play any of the top teams or the top players, it’s a stage.
Mike Conley, Jr.
I’m rather pleased with the new manuals. I see Inform now as a gauche young adult, having got past the stage of growing out of his shoes every few months.
Graham Nelson
I love Robert Fripp. You know what I really appreciate about Robert Fripp? He always dresses appropriately for the occasion. When he’s on stage, he’s a Dapper Dan.
St. Vincent
I don’t live for the stage. I don’t live for an audience.
David Bowie
Whether it be Beyonce or Justin Bieber, we see singers who have absolutely nothing to offer anyone as they walk off stage clutching three Grammys in each hand.
Steven Morrissey
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find ourselves without experience, despite our years.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
My mother witnessed the martyrdom of her husband, Hajj Malik Shabazz, Malcolm X, on Sunday, February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. My older sisters, Attallah, Qubilah and I were seated with our mother up front and stage right.
Ilyasah Shabazz
I had a very active imagination as a kid, and I was constantly performing, whether I was making money doing it or not, whether it was on a stage in front of 1,000 people or in the living room in front of my family.
Laura Bell Bundy
People see me on stage and sometimes they think, “Who’s this hotdog thinking that he’s the best.” They miss the point that what I’m doing now comes from a whole different world of doing it for no one with nobody caring.
Girl Talk
So many horses get stage fright when they enter the arena, and that’s it – the performance is over.
Charlotte Dujardin
There was about a two-year period at the end of the ’60s, when I realized I was in the wrong place and entertaining the wrong people with the wrong material and that I was not being true to myself. I went through a metamorphosis into something more authentic for me, a more authentic stage voice and writing voice.
George Carlin
If any proof were needed of the progress of the cause for which I have worked, it is here tonight. The presence on the stage of these college women, and in the audience of all those college girls who will some day be the nation’s greatest strength, will tell their own story to the world.
Susan B. Anthony
Mainly, the more faddish and newer stages of life are really just marketing schemes. Tweenhood. The young old. The quarter-life crisis.
Jill Lepore
My intention to lecture is as vague as my intention is to go on the stage. I will never consider an offer to lecture, not because I despise the vocation, but because I have no desire to appear on the public rostrum.
Mary MacLane
On stage, I’m this figure, this actor, who does things that people aren’t used to seeing and I relish in that reaction. In real life, though, I play golf, I shop and I walk around with no makeup on and my hair in a ponytail. I may not be the typical middle-aged Joe, but I’m closer to normal than you think.
Alice Cooper
Unless you are in the willingness and ease and ecstasy of some kind of moment, you may end up the editor of your thoughts and of your expressions. I find I’m that way on stage.
Alex Ebert
I think I am most comfortable when I am on stage. I feel free, like I can be or do anything and it feels like home.
Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer
The squaring of the circle is a stage on the way to the unconscious, a point of transition leading to a goal lying as yet unformulated beyond it. It is one of those paths to the centre.
Carl Jung
Seeing, feeling, thinking, believing – these are the stages of how we change our style on the outside and our self-image on the inside.
Stacy London
When you’re depressed, you know, it’s like the world has ended. Even getting out of bed takes the most massive amount of effort. But when you’re manic, oh, it’s so addicting. You know, I have finished novels in two weeks in manic stages.
Sherman Alexie
One of Cezanne’s unfinished paintings… appears to be a completed work even though only a few strokes of paint have been put down. My methods are similar… I expect each of my paintings to appear whole in every stage.
Christopher Willard
The human race has entered a stage where we are all dependent on each other. No other country or nation should be regarded in total separation from another, let alone pitted against another.
Mikhail Gorbachev
We kind of deny the stages of life.
Chuck Palahniuk
To great sections of the church the art of worship has been lost entirely, and in its place has come that strange and foreign thing called the ‘program.’ This word has been borrowed from the stage and applied with sad wisdom to the type of public service which now passes for worship among us.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
As an actress, I think I really understand that stage where you think you are picking reality in order to feed the fiction, but it happens to be the contrary. It’s the fiction that suddenly feeds your reality. And you don’t know how it has been done. That’s the kind of magical transposition that is art.
Ludivine Sagnier
A lot of writers whom I love, admire and call friends share this feeling, which is this fundamental idea that we’re frauds. That we will be pushed out on to the stage, and it will be revealed that the emperor has no clothes.
Damon Lindelof
When I perform, I lose myself. I’m in total control of that stage. I don’t think about anything. I know what I want to do from the moment I step out there and I love every minute of it.
Michael Jackson
Anybody that goes to the theater, I think we’re all misfits, so we ended up on stage or in the audience.
Patti LuPone
Once you go from 10 people to 100, you already don’t know who everyone is. So at that stage you might as well keep growing, to get the advantages of scale.
Sergey Brin
If I have played my part well, clap your hands, and dismiss me with applause from the stage.
On the last drafts, I focus on the words themselves, including the rub of vowels and consonants, stressed and unstressed syllables. Yet even at this stage I’m often surprised. A different ending or a new character shows up and I’m back to where I began, letting the story happen, just trying to stay out of the way.
Ron Rash
He seems to want confrontation not only with the legislature and with the other elected officials, but he wants constant confrontation in order to be center stage on the television screen.
Bill Scott
It takes two years on the stage for an actor or an actress to learn how to speak correctly and to manage his voice properly, and it takes about ten years to master the subtle art of being able to hold ones audience.
D. W. Griffith
Like most writers I know, I love being on stage. I’ve sublimated the dramatic urge by teaching and by making people laugh.
Francine du Plessix Gray
I was about 26 or 27 and it was imperative that I make a living right away and it’s hard to make a living on stage, so I started in television and film.
David Duchovny
Patience doesn’t mean making a pact with the devil of denial, ignoring our emotions and aspirations. It means being wholeheartedly engaged in the process that’s unfolding, rather than ripping open a budding flower or demanding a caterpillar hurry up and get that chrysalis stage over with.
Sharon Salzberg
I expect at some point I’ll probably want to go back on stage and do some theater, because I’ve not done theater in 10 years.
Andy Serkis
I mean, you know, while I’m acting on stage I’m ranking quite high, but in a room with Barack Obama I’m probably into negative digits. I never feel very famous.
David Tennant
In the early stages of the fight Mr. Winston Churchill spoke with affectionate raillery of me and my “Chicks.” He could have said nothing to make me more proud; every Chick was needed before the end.
Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding
Sometimes in a defeat, you can set the stage for future victory. I wanted them to feel good about what they had accomplished. Not to like losing, but to like the success that they had.
Mike Krzyzewski
Most bands, if something goes wrong, they cower and walk off stage and fire people.
Tom DeLonge
As a film actor, you don’t often get that opportunity to meet with your audience and take your applause on stage.
Warwick Davis
It’s a big raised platform at the end of the square, with steps running up to it.” Like a stage?” Evanlyn suggested. “Maybe they’re planning to put on a play?” Or an execution,” Horace said.
John Flanagan
Americans want grungy people, stabbing themselves in the head on stage. They get a bright bunch like us, with deodorant on, they don’t get it. I’m 24 years old, I’ve got a load a money, what am I gonna do, sit at home and twiddle me thumbs? No. I’m gonna go out and ‘ave it.
Liam Gallagher
It is the duty of the saints, especially in times of straights, to reflect upon the performances of Providence for them in all the states and through all the stages of their lives.
John Flavel
When you are making a record and if you spend too much time over it, you have to record it a tone lower or cut the tones lower because you can’t reach some of the notes, I find this. But when you go on stage, you have to put the key up and it really changes the whole thing.
Ray Davies
I’m an actor first and foremost, who happens to do improv. I’ve also done sitcoms, I’ve done stage.
Wayne Brady
I maintain, against the enemies of the stage, that patterns of piety, decently represented, may second the precepts.
John Dryden
The bicameral mind with its controlling gods was evolved as a final stage of the evolution of language. And in this development lies the origin of civilization.
Julian Jaynes
It’s called the mysterious rhythm of life, … I can’t quite account for it. It’s probably an addiction, quite honestly. I need that shot of stage every two or three years.
Keith Richards
Don’t use barbiturates before going on stage. And be honest.
Nick Offerman
In film, the camera can get an array of shots so the audience can see the emotion the character is giving off. Using close-ups on the characters face really helps get the message across. On stage, you cant do that. But the stage has that live feeling that you cant get anywhere else because the audience is right there.
Alice Eve
People go through different stages of their lives at different times. If you’re out of sync with your friend group, that gets exploded once everyone starts having kids because they just have to deal with different stuff that you don’t really relate to.
Jon Hamm
Pageant makeup is so different from your day-to-day look. When you’re on stage you really have to pack it on.
Katherine Webb
As somebody who didn’t support [Donald] Trump but works in the LGBTQ space, it was unprecedented that Donald Trump stood on that stage and accepted the Republican nomination and then said he would fight for LGBTQ people.
Margaret Hoover
I went to Texas a few times for gigs and adopted the cowboy look. Every man, at some point in his life, goes through a cowboy stage – everyone! Well, at least everyone that I look up to!
Theophilus London
The guitar is my favorite and the one, I guess, I’m best at. But I play enough of the different instruments to be able to write with them and to, hopefully, to make myself look impressive on stage.
Dolly Parton
It’s the same thing: I would think, “If I can’t go out and pull some teenager tonight, maybe I’m no good on stage anymore.” And you start to think that you even need it as a motivation. I did, anyway.
Iggy Pop
Adolescence: The stage between puberty and adultery.
Ambrose Bierce
I think every character actor at some stage likes to carry a film. It can be extremely liberating to just come in for a scene or two and do your thing. But I find it frustrating if I’m just doing little bits here and there for too long.
Brendan Gleeson
Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.
Gautama Buddha
I never wanted to design clothes. I never wanted to work for the fashion industry. Shoes sort of belong to the fashion industry, which is why I’m part of the fashion industry. But that’s never been my thought. My thought since I was a child was really to design those shoes for girls on stage.
Christian Louboutin
I had never thought of myself as a dramatist, and, for really good technical results, the thought came too late: a man of letters has become too wordy to write economically for the stage.
Laurence Housman
The world of chemical reactions is like a stage, on which scene after scene is ceaselessly played. The actors on it are the elements.
Clemens Winkler
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
Janis Joplin
People have a hard time going to a club and seeing this business tool on stage that’s wholly indicative of everything that rock is not. Rock is not about sitting in an office setting up documents, yet they see someone on stage doing that.
Keith Fullerton Whitman
We got a malaria initiative, really a phenomenal time, even though in the early stages there was some uncertainty. Then of course [Barack] Obama, although he had budget constraints, he believed in these things; a lot of new initiatives, including in agriculture.
Bill Gates
I like to leave all of my soul on the stage where I perform.
Eric Benet
The only time that I am really truly happy—when I feel at my best—is when I’m on the stage.
Etta James
Depending on what stage I’m at in my career, I either work or don’t work because I’ve been offered one thing.
Peter Sarsgaard
When creative individuals are given a stage, they have the power to advance humanity
Pharrell Williams
To be honest, my goal is very clear. It’s to have many people listen to my music. I want to confirm my existence even more by standing on a large stage.
Kim Nam-joon
You know, when you do standup there are certain requirements that you have to do like you have to go on stage and when you get introduced you have to say “Hey,how ya doin’? How are ya?” I couldn’t do it. It was false.
Larry David
The libertarian thinks that this world is chiefly a stage for the swaggering ego; the conservative finds himself instead a pilgrim in a realm of mystery and wonder, where duty, discipline, and sacrifice are required-and where the reward is that love which passeth all understanding.
Russell Kirk
What appealed to me about the whole production is how big it is. I don’t do musicals because I don’t sing very well. But this is the biggest stage thing I’ll do that’s not a musical.
Jeremy Sisto
You should never have gotten to the stage where you could see the last ancient forests! Just get out of there right now, because the lessons you need to learn are there. That’s the last place you’ll find those lessons readable.
Bill Mollison
Acting on the stage is a luxury for me. I lose money. I make movies for financial reasons and this allows me the luxury of acting on Broadway. Hollywood, unfortunately, exploits actors for their own reasons, which are usually financial. So we might as well exploit Hollywood as much as it exploits us.
George C. Scott
It’s an awesome thing to be flung out onto the stage twice a weekend in front of 250 people, and you have to make it up as you go along.
Joel McHale
‘Phantom of the Opera’ started in my little 100-seater converted church in Britain with a stage where we did what we did. But it was the score itself was what made it.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
When a couple gets to the last stage, one or both partners may have an affair. But an affair is usually a symptom of a dying marriage, not the cause. The end of that marriage could have been predicted long before either spouse strayed.
John M. Gottman
I think the camera was always my obsession, the camera movements. Because for me it’s the most important thing in the move, the camera, because without the camera, film is just a stage or television – nothing.
Dario Argento
When I was growing up, I was always on stage but I loved other things.
Jeremy Piven
I have been nervous before, but I have never had stage fright.
Gloria Gaynor
I am, of course, aware that the ultimate solution is the ownership and control of the means of life by the whole of the people; but we are not at that stage of development as yet.
James Larkin
Investing in the market without knowing what stage it is in is like selling life insurance to 20 year olds and 80 year olds at the same premium.
Victor Sperandeo
For two years I watched my parents’ lives wind to a close. This made me aware of old age as a one stage, the final one, of a long journey.
Alix Kates Shulman
What I learned was there are hormones, and most people are sexual. They may go through stages where they might do things where they go above and beyond, but this is something else.
Stuart Blumberg
Jimi Hendrix is very important. He’s my idol. He sort of epitomizes, from his presentation on stage, the whole works of a rock star. There’s no way you can compare him. You either have the magic or you don’t. There’s no way you can work up to it. There’s nobody who can take his place.
Freddie Mercury
At this stage in my career, I don’t have to take any big risks. You want to take a calculated risk, not one that leads to people saying ‘yes, but there was that one time when she made that big mistake.’ It’s always a shame when that happens, especially if you’ve gotten by for decades without anything hugely tragic.
Renee Fleming
Prince is the ultimate performer. Prince is that dude that’s going to get on stage by himself, if he need to, but hold you in the palm of his hand. Like, you can’t take your eyes off the man when he’s on stage, and he could just be sitting there playing his guitar.
I have a passion for music, and I enjoy the process of expressing myself within the parameters of a pop song, and I don’t do it to seek anybody’s approval, necessarily. Obviously, you go on stage, and you enjoy it when people respond to a particular song, but the overall concept of playing music I do for myself.
Russell Crowe
The tadpole poet will never grow into anything bigger than a frog; not though in that stage of development he should puff and blow himself till he bursts with windy adulation at the heels of the laureled ox.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
I use Jimmy Galanos gowns for real special occasions and things – television, special occasions where I know I’m being filmed. But I never really wear his gowns on stage. My stage gowns are more costumey. There’s different levels of things that I wear.I would never wear my stage gowns to a party.
Diana Ross
I’ve reached a happy stage in my life – you can call it “happy” – but I have no expectations anymore. I’m glad I’m not young anymore.
Anthony Hopkins
I’ve carved the puppet, and I manipulate the strings, but while it’s on stage, the show belongs to the puppet.
Guy Davenport
I’m actually getting to the stage where places I travelled to for the first time in the early 1990s are now unrecognisable. I go to coral reefs that I went to ten years ago when they were swarming with fish and sharks, and now they are barren deserts.
Steve Backshall
I love being on stage. I’m completely, totally relaxed. It’s the only time in my life when I know where I am and what’s coming next. The other Robert Powell is probably fairly melancholic. Let’s just say happiness isn’t my default position. There are dark parts. I’m very good at it. I frighten people sometimes.
Robert Powell
Although I don’t gamble in life – I’ve never played poker – I do gamble on stage. I gamble with myself: ‘Can I do this?’
Mikhail Baryshnikov
We are in the black theater of nonexistence. In an eye blink the curtain is up, the stage ablaze, for the vast drama of ourselves.
Herman Wouk
Of all the Beauties, it is that which attracts the most lasting Admiration, gives the greatest Charm to every thing we say or do, and renders us amiable in every Station, and thro’ every Stage of Life.
Eliza Haywood
The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.
Jeff Cooper
Every night I get up on stage, I love it. I never get like, ‘Oh, I’m bored, I want to go home.’ I never, ever get like that.
Zakk Wylde
What I’m doing is a dream come true but at the same time its work. It’s like anything else. The only time it doesn’t really feel like work to me is when I’m on stage and doing what I’ve prepared myself for my whole life which is to stand out in front of a crowd and sing.
Gretchen Wilson
When I’m speaking on stage I feel my most empowered and my most vulnerable. So much could go wrong. That tension is such a rush.
Danielle LaPorte
Growing up, I was a very shy kid but I felt that being on stage or playing another character would somehow open me up. And I think it did.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
No doubt it is an evil to be bound by laws, but it is necessary at the immature stage to be guided by rules; in other words, as the Master used to say that the sapling must be hedged round, and so on.
Swami Vivekananda
Thinking up jokes is easy. The hard part is trying them out on stage, because you never know if they’re funny until you get there. Not one comedian in the world ever really knows.
Emo Philips
As a parent, all you want is for your kids to be safe but you don’t want to be over-protective and so you know that at some stage, they’re going to make their own mistakes and get hurt emotionally when all you want to do is protect them from that.
Steve Carell
I’m honored that other comedians like what I do. That means the world to me. But at the same time when I’m on stage I’m not just trying to make the comedians laugh – I’m also trying to make the audience laugh. I want to make everybody laugh.
Brian Regan
From day one, I got addicted to being on stage and getting the applause and laughter.
Zac Efron
Once in awhile, there’s stuff that makes me say, That’s what theatre’s about. It has to be a human event on the stage, and that doesn’t happen very often.
Uta Hagen
I always felt like my future was at stake every time I stepped on stage and that was kind of hair-raising. At some point I just went, don’t be frightened, you can’t do anything wrong, it’s your show.
Rickie Lee Jones
Generally, I travel with my own cast to stage plays in different countries.
Y. G. Mahendran
When I’m on stage, I’m trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don’t go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it.
James Brown
I’m one of relatively few stage-trained actors who doesn’t much like acting on stage. It feels kind of like riding the Cyclone at Coney Island, which I did when I was eight. When it was all over, I was glad I had done it, but most of the time when it was actually happening, I was just kind of hanging on for dear life.
Fred Melamed
The first time I had got an offer to come to Hollywood, I turned it down. I said, “No, I’m an actor of the stage.
Kirk Douglas
As Shakespeare himself knew, the peace, the reconciliation that he created on the stage would not last an hour on the street.
Edward Bond
But I’d say recording and playing on stage are two completely different things. Being up there in front of all those people is like jumping off a cliff into icy water. The recording process is a totally different energy.
Aaron Dessner
I learned from the guys before me – Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Richard Pryor, just to name a few. These are guys that let it all hang out. What they lived is what they took to the stage.
Kevin Hart
I don’t have an audience in mind when I write. I’m writing mainly for myself. After a long devotion to playwriting I have a good inner ear. I know pretty well how a thing is going to sound on the stage, and how it will play. I write to satisfy this inner ear and its perceptions. That’s the audience I write for.
Tennessee Williams
As rewarding as a good film role can be, there is just nothing like getting up on a stage and taking an audience for a ride.
Kevin Pollak
Working on stage is really a great voice developer.
Morgan Freeman
Because I refuse to perform my music in a traditional sense of instrumentation, I don’t have an amazing live stage spectacle to provide, and I don’t want to go there. I don’t see how the music would stay true to the spirit of the work.
Tim Hecker
Many times people can access that being stage more fully and more easily if at first you are actually doing something. If you run, or dance, or do something kind of vigorous, and let the energy release, then sometimes it’s easier to sit or lie down and then feel at ease and rest and be quiet and move inside.
Shakti Gawain
As a young kid, I wasn’t really interested at that stage – getting financial advice was far from my mind. I was focused on playing football. But I got onboard with this financial adviser and I heeded his advice, and that was my smartest money decision.
Robbie Fowler
Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
David Ogilvy
Today evolution of human intelligence has advanced us to the stage where most of us are too smart to invent new gods but are reluctant to give up the old ones.
Ruth Hurmence Green
I knew that this was what I wanted to talk about on stage. There was no point being coy about it, or pretending that I wasn’t gay. That was the substance of my whole act. If you took that away, there would be nothing left
Julian Clary
When you are giving people the gospel, you are giving them something to believe, and you have to set the stage for that. You don’t just drive up and dump the truck and drive off.
Charles R. Swindoll
In the planning stage of a book, don’t plan the ending. It has to be earned by all that will go before it.
Rose Tremain
Kids are starting at such a low base rate in terms of fitness that it’s taking them years to catch up to where people like me started from. Every little bit is making it more difficult for kids to succeed on a world stage.
Daley Thompson
I watched my idol and fellow Dutchman Tiesto. He was the first DJ to play live on stage at an Olympic event – the Opening Ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens. At eight years old, all I can remember thinking was, ‘I want to be a DJ.’
Martin Garrix
People always tell me, Don’t work so much, but I can’t help it. I feel like all the things I’ve done are important to get to this adult stage now and now I’m getting all these adult offers, so it’s working.
Kirsten Dunst
Hip-hop as a culture itself goes through stages. It grows – it’s breathing, living. I’ve noticed that we usually start off conscious, then we wind up very highly sexual, and then we thug it out. Then things get a little funny again, with comedy and that kind of thing.
Seeing my father’s handwriting puts me in contact with the man he was at each stage of his life.
John Carter Cash
When you improvise, you work off the laughs from the audience, but when you step on stage to do standup, it’s silent.
Aubrey Plaza
Off stage, Im very quiet and very reserved and kind of shy.
Tessanne Chin
I never sing under the shower, I keep it for the stage.
Jared Leto
The foundation for film acting is stage acting.
James Lipton
EMILY: “Does anyone ever realize life while they live it…every, every minute?” STAGE MANAGER: “No. Saints and poets maybe…they do some.
Thornton Wilder
My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
Peggy Noonan
I’ve broken my nose, I’ve broken ribs. You name it. In fact, we just got back from South America, and I fell over a monitor speaker on the stage and almost ended up in the front row of the audience. I managed to sprain my wrist on that one but luckily nothing was broken.
Keith Emerson
I got on stage for the first time when I was seven. From seven until I was about nine it was probably more to do with just being on stage and having the attention.
Gemma Ward
I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space, whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.
Peter Brook
Every woman I’ve had a relationship with has found this maddening; the fact that I will talk about anything on the stage, and reveal all this stuff, and yet when I’m at home, I clam up and won’t discuss anything intimate or personal.
Jarvis Cocker
From one perspective, we’re in the early stage in artificial intelligence, but exponentials start out slowly, and then they take off.
Judy Woodruff
Our great symbol for the Goddess is the moon, whose three aspects reflect the three stages in women’s lives and whose cycles of waxing and waning coincide with women’s menstrual cycles.
Carol P. Christ
I love to play; a stage is a safe place for me to be. It’s not that way for most folks, but I’d be lost without it.
Rick Danko
A theater is such a revealing form of art, such a transparent and good actors, they’re such powerful individuals. I always kind of dreamt that one day I will open my mouth on stage.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
On stage you can group 200 people together and scare them or embarrass them or whatever. You can’t do that on TV. You have to use the conventions, that’s why Kevin (Turvey) works so well.
Rik Mayall
The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.
Art Linkletter
I had my moment on the stage. The trick in life is to know when to leave.
Al McGuire
All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
William Shakespeare
The stage is a place where I can be wholly myself. Even though you’re in front of people almost to be judged, it is a place without judgement.
Florence Welch
You can skim those stage directions and go right to the dialogue. You can almost read the movie in the same amount of time it will take you to see the movie.
William H. Macy
One day, when I was about eight years old, some kids pushed me on stage at school during a talent show because they knew I could sing.
Mavis Staples
You can have a phenomenal booth artist and he can get in there and be a technician in the booth and it won’t translate on the stage. I think that’s what makes emcees emcees. Some rapper dudes are great rappers but it don’t translate on stage.
Joell Ortiz
So even these stages of progression, whether it’s your career or whatever, you get somewhere, but then it always brings a new host of issues that are relative dissatisfactions to a certain degree. I think it was a great philosopher who once said, “Mo’ money, mo’ problems.”
Steve Zissis
America is a country that seems forever to be toddler or teenager, at those two stages of human development characterized by conflict between autonomy and security.
Anna Quindlen
I go running three times a week – outside in the park, come rain or shine, and I hate every moment of it. I hate everything about it. But I know it’s important for health reasons and the reason why I run, in particular, is because my stage work is like cardiovascular work so I don’t want to lose my breath on stage.
Paloma Faith
I take the world to be but as a stage,Where net-maskt men do play their personage.
Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas
It’s always a risky business inviting somebody on stage. You never know what they’re going to do. I try to avoid letting people join me onstage because it can be very distracting, and overly theatrical.
Nick Cave
People ask me how far I’ve come. And I tell them twelve feet: from the audience to the stage.
David Lee Roth
The four of us couldn’t have made a record with the time left over when we were shooting the show. We were on stage from 7.30 in the morning ’til 7 at night. Later on, when there was a break from filming, and we were sick of doing it the old way.
Peter Tork
All the pundits and D.C. insiders thought I’d never be standing on the main stage. I am and I’m going to stay there.
Carly Fiorina
It seems that in the advanced stages of stupidity, a lack of ideas is compensated for by an excess of ideologies.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Very simply, a platform is the thing you stand on to get heard. It’s your stage. But unlike a stage in a theatre, today’s platform is not built of wood or concrete or perched on a grassy hill. Today’s platform is built of people. Contacts. Connections. Followers.
Michael Hyatt
The next stage of development, perhaps in the distant future, will be a social order under which there will be no need for the coercive power of the state.
Yevgeny Zamyatin
It’s the writer’s job to stage confrontations, so the characters will say surprising and revealing things, and educate and entertain us all.
Kurt Vonnegut
When I’m on stage I feel at home
Ella Fitzgerald
My wife totally backs the way I am on stage; that’s one of the amazing things about her. I have 120 per cent respect for her when I’m on stage, so there are definitely certain things I would never do.
Gerard Way
Many an actor does the stage more ham than good.
Evan Esar
In the beginning you can think, “The world is like a stage. I am only an actor. God is the director. All are His instruments, all are just acВ­tors. He is directing everything.” But do not always remain at that level. Move on. Think, “I am the unВ­changing Atma, not this changing personality and body.”
Sathya Sai Baba
I could never do stand-up because it’s that thing of having to get up on stage. And out of every 10 jokes you tell, nine of them have to get a really good response.
Daniel Radcliffe
[My characters are] conglomerations of past and present stages of civilization, bits from books and newspapers, scraps of humanity, rags and tatters of fine clothing, patched together as is the human soul
August Strindberg
I never wondered whether I should be a stage actress or a movie actress.
Isabelle Huppert
One more stage, one more limo, one more run for your life.
John Lennon
As an artist who performs on the stage, I try to express my feelings and convey my inner thoughts through the looks I give the audience. So, I tend to focus on making sure that my makeup highlights my eyes properly.
Lee Tae-min
And I never forgot this as long as I’ve ever performed, no matter how crap I had felt before I went on stage. I just remember Tina Turner going up there, singing her heart out for everybody, and meantime she had a 102-degree fever and she was feeling terrible.
Bryan Adams
When I hear that high-pitched sound of all those people screaming together, it’s like, I want to get on stage right now. It’s the most amazing feeling.
Taylor Swift
This is how I define grace: youre on the main stage, and it looks like it has been rehearsed 100 times, everything goes so smoothly. Thats where I get my confidence and success, from knowing that I have an edge because I know Im prepared.
Alex Rodriguez
The second stage of meditation begins when you can successfully stop thought for long periods of time. At this point you move beyond the awareness of this world.
Frederick Lenz
The vast majority of beings who incarnate on this planet are at the stage of their evolution where power is the dominant theme. They are learning about power. That is why we live in a world where there are so many wars and so much destruction.
Frederick Lenz
I trained as a theater actor and you had a bare stage and you had to pretend, one prop and you are in the middle of 8th Ave. and traffic is just going by.
Benicio Del Toro
Up on that stage, my personality changes. I put everything behind me when I perform. My problems dont belong to my fans. I dont put a burden on my audience. I give them 100 percent of my energy.
Koko Taylor
People see musicians on a huge stage playing a festival for 80,000 people and are like, “Oh, they have such magnetism,” but it always embarrasses me more than it makes me feel proud.
Geoff Rickly
Art, especially the stage, is an area where it is impossible to walk without stumbling.
Anton Chekhov
In The Ecology of Freedom, my critique of what is called civilization and industrial society is massive, and my attack upon [Karl] Marx’s commitment to it as a necessary stage in human progress and the domination of nature is very sharp.
Murray Bookchin
Hospitals are only an intermediate stage of civilization, never intended … to take in the whole sick population. May we hope that the day will come … when every poor sick person will have the opportunity of a share in a district sick-nurse at home.
Florence Nightingale
You can’t act being a boxer. It’s like being on stage.
Liam Neeson
I have always maintained that if you work hard, it wont go waste, as recognition will come to you at some stage, whether in studies or sports. You need to have good intentions and intent to move ahead in life as well as in sports.
Suresh Raina
After a gig I get to the hotel all psyched-up from being on stage and get stuck into ‘Homes and Interiors’ magazine.
Gary Barlow
There’s an obligation to not lead people down the wrong path, but I hardly think me wearing short shorts on stage is creating monsters.
Iggy Azalea
My roots are on the live performing stage, so while I enjoy making films and the other things that I do, when I get on stage, I feel at home; I’m comfortable.
Gregory Hines
But I also know in standup, there’s nowhere to hide. You get on stage and you deliver, or you are eviscerated and you are thrown into a pile of bodies at the bottom of a mountain.
Rob Delaney
When you get on stage, you can be anything. You are removed from reality in a way, the real world.
Suzanne Farrell
Stage acting is for me the basic form of acting. If you make films all the time, you have so few possibilities to rehearse. And it’s important to rehearse, because it gives you the possibility to try things which are not good!
Erland Josephson
There was one tour where I thought, “If I can’t get this feeling back of being excited to be on the stage, then I will quit.” Because I have friends who have dialed it in and I watch their concerts and shake my head. I’m sure the audience can tell, too.
Dar Williams
Stages are getting higher and higher, and I’m getting older and older.
Iggy Pop
You can do whatever you wanna do. If you’re a girl – girl, you get on the football team, okay? If you identify as a boy, you put on some makeup, and you work that stage!
Josie Totah
This June, I’ll travel once again to the Food and Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. For many years, my dear friend Julia Child and I have teamed up to teach classes together at the event; for the past seven years, my daughter, Claudine, has been my cooking partner on stage.
Jacques Pepin
Viola Davis, she does have a lot of TV acting jobs, and she’s also a very, very accomplished stage actress.
Aaron Stanford
The buying of time or space is not the taking out of a hunting license on someone else’s private preserve but is the renting of a stage on which we may perform.
Howard Gossage
How did Rue end up on that stage with nothing but the wind offering to take her place?
Suzanne Collins
I love the process of creating a character; someone entirely different from myself, and depicting it, either on stage or screen.
Amanda Schull
… keep practicing. After a great deal of practice, we no longer think about all the necessary movements we must make; they become part of our existence. Before reaching that stage, however, you must practice and repeat. And if that’s not enough, you must practice and repeat some more.
Paulo Coelho
Effectively, it makes the greasepaint permanent, blurring the lines not only between public and private but also between the authentic and contrived self. If all the world was once a stage, it has now become a reality TV show: we mere players are not just aware of the camera; we mug for it.
Peggy Orenstein
At every stage of understanding the universe better, the benefits to civilisation have been immeasurable. None of those big leaps were made with us knowing what was going to happen.
Brian Cox
Girls throw their panties on the stage, but rarely if ever do they fit.
Emo Philips
When I got on stage, I felt this bolt of electricity hit me, and it was this shock of, ‘This is exactly what I’m supposed to do with my life.’
Rachel Platten
The enemy will not perish of himself. Neither will the Chinese reactionaries nor the aggressive forces of U.S. imperialism in China step down from the stage of history of their own accord.
Mao Zedong
My roots were pretty far removed from high income. It’s interesting to be back there at the level of income I have now, at this stage in my life.
Morgan Freeman
My life is singing. I don’t plan on retiring. I plan to die on a stage. I can have a headache but when it’s time to sing and I step on that stage there is no more headache.
Celia Cruz
Western man represents himself, on the political or psychological stage, in a spectacular world-theater. Our personality is innately cinematic, light-charged projections flickering on the screen of Western consciousness.
Camille Paglia
Forty is when you actually begin even deserving to be on stage telling people what you think.
Jerry Seinfeld
I have never really been confident about my career at any stage.
Amitabh Bachchan
I read a lot. I especially read memoirs and biographies. It’s very helpful when you’re thinking about what’s possible and what exists in human behavior; if it exists out there then it can exist on the stage. I really try to go to a lot of concerts. A lot of live events. I just try to keep my ears really, really open.
Jeanine Tesori
I can’t expose a human weakness on the stage unless I know it through having it myself.
Tennessee Williams
When I go on stage I am just, I don’t make any attempts to do anything more than just what makes me comfortable.
Teddy Pendergrass
When I first went on the stage I was 17 and under the legal age for performers.
Ethel Waters
On stage, it’s very naked. There’s a reason you shake your knees. You’re very vulnerable, cos it’s just you, your body is the instrument. But I always had confidence in my voice, if I had the right song, the right words to sing.
Gregory Porter
There is a succession of experiences which together constitute the educational and developmental ripening of the learner, according to the Sufis. People who think that each gain is the goal itself will freeze at any such stage, and cannot learn through successive and superseding lessons.
Idries Shah
During the 1996 Forum election my election agent, John Dobson, told me that at some stage down the line we were going to have to talk to the IRA and that I was the man to do it. And my reaction was not printable!
David Trimble
We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement.
William Howard Taft
I would rather do many small roles on TV, stage or film than one blockbuster that made me rich but had no acting.
Miranda Richardson
I have always used emotion as a writing tool. That goes back to me being on the stage
Anne McCaffrey
I had better admit right away that walking can in the end become an addiction … even in this final stage it remains a delectable madness, very good for sanity, and I recommend it with passion.
Colin Fletcher
On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, ‘Twas only when he was off, he was acting.
Oliver Goldsmith
I tell people that anything that could ever happen to you on stage has happened to me. My clothes have fallen off. I’ve fallen off the stage. I’ve gotten sick – anything.
Melissa Etheridge
When I’m up on stage, I don’t think about anything except the song I’m singing. Anyway, the majority of my audience is female, and I can’t think that many of them want to see me a French maid outfit somehow!
Louise Nurding
When I did “Top of the Pops” for the first time, Ace of Base was one of the other bands, and I have a memory of them on a small stage next to me in the TV studio. A memory of their performance is burned into my mind. Seared.
I’ll play until they have to scrape me off the stage.
James Young
The stage is like an addiction. Since singing and dancing had been my dreams all this time, I fall even more into those charms every time I’m on stage. These days I get the urge to make the audience go crazy.
Do not believe that living together before marriage guarantees the future. By burning certain stages, you risk burning love itself. Time needs to be respected gradually, just like the expressions of love.
Pope Benedict XVI
You get used to it, you look forward to the adrenaline of the stage fright before you go out.
Brian Henson
When ABBA broke up, I assumed our music would fall into oblivion so in the early 90’s with BJRN AGAIN becoming popular and when U2 invited Benny and I on stage to sing Dancing Queen, I just assumed we were being sent up. But now I see they were paying tribute to us
Bjorn Ulvaeus
I never really had stage nerves but I did have had trouble getting up to the right energy level. For a long time I drank. I drank up until 1982 and then I gave up alcohol.
Gordon Lightfoot
People do complain about the way I act on stage… They think on stage I act too arrogant, too self-obsessed, solecistic, self-contained, synonyms.
Bo Burnham
There are things so deep and complex that only intuition can reach it in our stage of development as human beings.
John Astin
I’m most suspicious of scripts that have a lot of stage direction at the top of the page sunrise over the desert and masses of a whole essay before you get to the dialogue.
Anthony Hopkins
In real life, every field of science is incomplete, and most of them – whatever the record of accomplishment during the last 200 years – are still in their very earliest stages.
Lewis Thomas
I always wanted to know, and I always used to daydream, about what it would be like to stand on a really big stage and sing songs for a lot of people, songs that I had written… Daydreaming was kind of my No. 1 thing when I was little, because I didn’t have much of a social life going on.
Taylor Swift
I don’t like when performers rag on their ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend in absentia. If they’re not there, it just feels rude… I’m never going to say anything personal about myself on stage. That’s my new goal.
David Rees
The male is an incomplete female, a walking abortion, aborted at the gene stage
Valerie Solanas
I would define the baroque as that style that deliberately exhausts (or tries to exhaust) its own possibilities, and that borders on self-caricature. The baroque is the final stage in all art, when art flaunts and squanders its resources.
Jorge Luis Borges
I feel like I get really energetic and hyper. If I do well in a show, I can’t sleep afterwards. If I don’t do well, I get kinda drained. I think because it’s like a battle on stage.
Charlyne Yi
It marked the beginning and, of course, an end. At that moment a chapter, no, a whole stage of my closed. Had I known, and had there been a spare second or two, I might have allowed myself a little nostalgia.
Ian Mcewan
All history has been a history of class struggles, of struggles between exploited and exploiting, between dominated and dominating classes at various stages of social development.
Friedrich Engels
If you get half a million, at a certain stage you probably will get 4 million people, if they are able to hear it. The touring thing is unbelievable. It really is amazing from what we did the last tour even to what we are doing now.
John Mayer
I do find, coming form the stage and all that, I’ve always been conscious of my posture and my body, but also the style aspect, I do find myself throwing on a blazer and a nice pair of loafers more often. Daddy always likes a new pair of Guccis.
Bryan Batt
I don’t like kids that are pushed into things by stage mums, but when I can see they are having a good time, they’re excited and enjoying the process, then I think it’s wrong to discriminate.
Simon Cowell
There are five stages in the life of an actor: Who’s Mary Astor? Get me Mary Astor. Get me a Mary Astor type. Get me a young Mary Astor. Who’s Mary Astor?
Mary Astor
Adolescence is a tough time for parent and child alike. It is a time between: between childhood and maturity, between parental protection and personal responsibility, between life stage- managed by grown-ups and life privately held.
Anna Quindlen
It was surreal to play opposite Angela Lansbury and Elaine Stritch, Bernadette Peters and Catherine Zeta-Jones. There was so much to learn just from watching them, and it was an honor to share the stage with women who have accomplished what they have.
Aaron Lazar
I’m an entertainer. I get up on stage and I try to make people enjoy my music, and that political arena – I’m going to stay out of it, right out.
Donny Osmond
Improvisation is really not so much remembering things. And this is what I do when I play. I forget things. When I go on the stage, I want my mind to be a blank, so that I can – things can come into me without my knowing where they came from.
Sonny Rollins
There is something very fragile about the beginning stages of psychic development. Eventually, one becomes very strong and the cushioning isn’t as necessary. It’s still logical because we live in an abrasive world.
Frederick Lenz
Art is the close scrutiny of reality and therefore I put on the stage only those things that I know happen in our society.
Edward Bond
I like leaping around on stage as long as it’s done with class. None of this jumping up in the air and doing the splits
Ritchie Blackmore
By writing a horror novel where this inexplicable disorder takes over in our ordered lives, you make order look better by comparison. But below that, there’s a part of us that responds to the Who bashing their instruments to pieces on the stage. There’s a very primitive part that says, “Do it some more.”
Stephen King
It took me so long to get to the music, where that was what I wanted to do all my life. It took me so long to realise that it wasn’t really movies that I wanted to do, but to be on stage singing.
Lou Doillon
To me, the stage is like my living room, or my home, and when you come over to my house, I have to be a hostess and invite you in so that we can have a great time.
Sheila E.
Why do a crappy film role when you can do a meaty stage role? and …I’m not small and curvy and I don’t fit the prerequiste for small, passive, sexy chicks.
Nicole Kidman
I was so shy and so quiet, and the only time I had my own voice and I could really connect with people was when I was singing or on stage.
Emeli Sande
I’m always amazed by the people who work on stage who sing night after night, day after day, week in week out.
Dolly Parton
When I was doing theater in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s we weren’t allowed to film any of the shows that I did, it was against union rules. It was a stupid law, because so much is lost. We now have no record of these famous stage plays, so it turned out to be very narrow-minded thinking.
Debbie Reynolds
A monster. You and your friends, all of you. Pretty monsters. It’s a stage all girls go through. If you’re lucky you get through it without doing any permanent damage to yourself or anyone else.
Kelly Link
All too often, it is audacity and not talent that moves an artist to center stage.
Julia Cameron
Acting in a stage play is like working the evening shift in an office.
Arthur Smith
There are six stages to knowledge: Firstly: Asking questions in a good manner. Secondly: Remaining quiet and listening attentively. Thirdly: Understanding well. Fourthly: Memorising. Fifthly: Teaching. Sixthly- and it is its fruit: Acting upon the knowledge and keeping to its limits.
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
I’ve never been a really big fan of theatre. I don’t know why. It’s so much for effort. It’s much more difficult for me than stage acting just because of the pressure that’s piled on you and you have to learn the entire performance by heart.
Callan McAuliffe
I grew up in Glen Ellyn, which is about 20 miles west of Chicago. I attended Glenbard South High School and University of Illinois. I didn’t study acting until I moved to Los Angeles after college, but the fact that I was raised in the Chicago area set the stage for all of my comedic and acting sensibilities.
Ryan McPartlin
That’s one of the cool things about going to local bars: seeing what people are doing and jamming with them. I’m a huge advocate of jamming with others; you learn a lot. So I love to go and do that – even if people wipe the stage up with you.
Stage fright is my worst problem. A voice is very intimate. It’s something of your own. So there’s always this fear, because you feel naked. There’s a fear of not reaching up to expectations.
Andrea Bocelli
With the opening of the second decade of the twentieth century it seemed that the stage was set for the last act in an unquestioned evolutionary drama.
Ralph Adams Cram
There were a lot more girls at the shows early on. I’d get off stage and there would be options. Those days are long gone, thank god.
Mark Kozelek
When you go out onto the stage, all the preparation has to be forced into your subconscious. For the moment of the performance, we all have to return to a new level of unconsciousness. All the reflection and all the doubts have to be laid aside before you start.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
You will never see the four original Pumpkins on stage ever again, unless it’s a Hall of Fame thing. But you would never see a tour. There’s so much damage, there’s no way.
Billy Corgan
I try not to “perform.” I try to come on stage and be myself, to sing the way I would in a room by myself, to interact with the audience the way I would relate to them if we were in my kitchen drinking tea and making up silly songs. Maybe the way to get past the fear of being ourselves is simply to try it more often.
Bobby McFerrin
With enough of us connecting heart with heart, center with center, innovation with innovation, prayer with prayer, through the internet and the noosphere, we can have a major impact on a more gentle transition toward the next stage of evolution.
Barbara Marx Hubbard
I was always the smallest role in community theater and school plays. I always had two lines – I was the kid that came on stage and said one thing and then left, and that was my part for the play.
Haley Lu Richardson
My family was blue collar, a middle-class kind of thing. My father was born in Detroit, Italian-American. My mother is English. She acted on the stage with Diana Dors. Her parents were French.
Lorraine Bracco
I get very nervous whenever I think about it. I’ve never done a serious play, and I have such awe of the woman – she’s really my only idol. It’s going to be a big stretch – certain people come out on stage and your face muscles automatically tense and you get ready to smile.
Judy Holliday
You can read a Shakespeare play, but does that mean you wouldn’t want to see it on the stage?
Stan Lee
I like to talk while I’m on stage. It makes the show more personal. With that said, it’s got to stay within reason or it’s annoying.
Ron Pope
Whenever I’m waiting behind the stage, it’s kind of like my normal Jackie mode is me talking a lot, playing around, but superstar Jackie mode is me concentrating on making sure that this performance was going to be a great performance.
Jackie Evancho
I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life, and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy
Diane Setterfield
I think of a plot, I think of an idea, and then I wonder, How can I get that onto the stage? . . . Whatever devices you use should always be there to serve the theme. If the theme has been overtaken by the device, then something’s wrong.
Alan Ayckbourn
True friends are never forgotten, they live within our hearts and souls…. forever , and always , dancing on our stage of memories.
Shawn Mendes
I never had any classes or went to theatre school like a lot of actors, so all of my training has been on stage with different directors. That was a pretty good school room.
James Denton
Originally what I used to love was being on a stage and reacting to a live audience and maybe my calling is more in theatre.
Emma Watson
All my feather stuff is in L.A. at a temperature-controlled stage-storage place. I keep all my good stuff there because if I had it all in my house, I wouldn’t have any room for my regular clothes. It has to, like, not live here.
Stevie Nicks
My favorite Halloween candy is the candy corn. It comes in four colors: white, yellow, orange, brown. Those are also the stages of your teeth rotting after you eat it.
Jay Leno
People at different stages of their lives are doing different things, and they’re all using Google.
Susan Wojcicki
Hiphop has remained in an infantile stage and has not been allowed to grow.
Slick Rick
Even in manipulating the images, I would like to do my dailies in a digital way because you can do so many things in that stage that I cannot do in real photography.
Vilmos Zsigmond
Eventually, I would love to be on my deathbed and looked at as an icon. Right now I’m still at the baby stages of my career. But that is the goal.
You know sometimes I just want to curl up on stage and lie there for a while – it’s weird.
Michael Hutchence
Scientific views end in awe and mystery, lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man’s struggle for good and evil seems inadequate.
Richard P. Feynman
Orson Welles’s second ‘I-did-it’ should show once and for all that film making, radio and the stage are three different guys better kept separated. ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’ is one of those versions of the richest family in town during the good old days.
Manny Farber
I’m perfectly fine now if I never went on stage again.
Tina Turner
I know that every time I step on the stage it’s a real gift ,so I try not to take it for granted, and I try to make it an experience that the public can really participate in.
Joyce DiDonato
It is so rare as an actor to be allowed the chance to revisit a role and to go back to a character that you already built, and lived inside, and understood. To take it further to another stage is a huge privilege.
Tom Hiddleston
It’s quite different, the kind of love you get in a smaller club and the kind of love you get on a big proscenium stage. It’s quite different. I like both of them, but I’m in love with the smaller, intimate club.
Nickolas Ashford
Wyndham’s is a beautiful old theatre. The sensation on the stage isn’t as different as you might think from the Royal Court.
Sophie Thompson
Some of the stage outfits I’ve got are ridiculous. I’ll lay out clothes to pack, and it’ll look like Polly Pocket clothing – because it’s all stretchy, it’s tiny. I don’t need a case when I tour; I can fit it all in my handbag.
Jessie J
I had this totally impossible dream of being an actress. Trust me, just because I’m lucky enough to be doing this doesn’t make any of this less of a pipe dream. And nothing gets my juices flowing like a really great performance. To see someone on stage, I get really excited.
Olivia Thirlby
I like the ritual of putting on my makeup, putting on my costume, doing my warm-ups. I eat the same dinner every night before I go on stage. I like having something that I can count on, something that feels stabilizing for me.
Sarah Paulson
As things grew for me I felt like I was losing myself and wanted to stay true to myself as well. I didn’t want to lose any connection I had with the audience. I felt small on a big stage and I felt like I was peaking generically to an audience.
Jason Mraz
I’ll privily away; I love the people, But do not like to stage me to their eyes; Though it do well, I do not relish well Their loud applause and aves vehement, Nor do I think the man of safe discretion That does not affect it.
William Shakespeare
Once you train you develop your own aesthetic and your confidence. So, I think as I grow I’m learning how to be a singer. I’m training my voice and being on stage and singing and dancing.
Jillian Hervey
He who is involved in ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for reality, and his own imagination for prophesy, is a fanatical novice of great hope and promise, and will soon advance to the higher stage and kill men for the love of God.
The laws and the stage, both are a form of exhibitionism.
Orson Welles
What I have advocated is that we pass law in this country that says all human life at every stage of its development is worthy of protection. In fact, I think that law already exists. It is called the Constitution of the United States.
Marco Rubio
To really be on stage and not know what you’re going to say, and to be able to say something that makes people laugh, or do something that’s sort of abstract or off the beaten path and have people connect to it by just putting your ideas together, that really makes me happy.
Mary Lynn Rajskub
I’ve learned that asking ourselves not just what we want to be, but who we want to be is important at every stage of our lives, not just when we’re starting out in the world. That’s because in a way, we’re starting out fresh in the world every single day.
Maria Shriver
I am a street performer as much as I am a stage performer. Yes, I have a television show, but every trick, every ‘Mindfreak’ you see, I can do live.
Criss Angel
The unencumbered stage encourages the truth operative in everyone. The less seen, the more heard. The eye is the enemy of the ear in real drama.
Thornton Wilder
Sorrow is not sickness-unless it becomes a permanent state of mental ill-health. The point is there are indeed stages of grief, as all the therapists tell us, but they do not obey some great unseen timetable.
Bel Mooney
I had come to a stage in life where I didn’t need to earn an income, I didn’t need to earn a reputation, I didn’t need fame, I didn’t need any of the things you might want in your early career.
Nicholas Negroponte
That the work involved, the willingness to take chances, the commitment, the opportunity to get on stage and make people happy, was more important than becoming famous, or even what I was dancing.
Suzanne Farrell
National parks, zoos, protected areas, polluted seas – using the whole world as a readymade, I thought about it as a stage set. To activate a stage set you need a drama, an actor to offset it.
Aleksandra Mir
I never wanted to go on stage alone because if you mess up, who can you blame?
Patti LaBelle
I really have not so much sympathy. If Tina Turner and Prince’s back-up band can perform on stage in them for three hours, you can’t tell me they are impossible to walk in. High heels are pleasure with pain. If you can’t walk in them, don’t wear them.
Christian Louboutin
Designing is always on the mind of a designer, and as I was saying it’s a sort of digestive process, so I usually keep it to myself unless I’m collaborating with someone because explaining all the things that are going on in your head can be quite exhausting, especially in the early stages of a project.
Christian Louboutin
The press, the pulpit, and the stage, Conspire to censure and expose our age.
Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon
I don’t wake up drenched in sweat because I haven’t been on stage in years.
John Malkovich
The actor must be full of passion. If he’s too cool he’s better off as the manager of a company, not someone who appears on the stage.
Stella Adler
I was singing in a mall, and I picked a girl to come up onstage with me. As I was grabbing her hand, I fell off the stage. It felt like I was in the air forever, flying like Superman.
Aaron Carter
I’m not a performer who will come on stage and tell you everything about my life. It’s just not who I am.
Bebe Neuwirth
I wanted to be a success on the stage, the screen, or the radio. So I saved my money and when I had bus fare and $16.82 over, I told my mother, Clara, I was going to leave home. She was heartbroken, but she believed in me.
Carole Landis
The reason I keep talking about a wife and saying the word wife on stage is because it seems a funny word to me. The more you say it, the more it seems to detach from that person and become this sort of abstract thing: that you would set out to find a wife, that it would be an objective like buying a new car.
Stephen Merchant
Sometimes I say in France: Europe is no more the center of the world – and the United States, neither. We have other key players on the international stage: China, of course; but also Brazil, India and South Africa. And their influence is very, very strong.
Alain Juppe
I don’t think one should ever come to my stage of life and have to look back and say, Gosh. I wish I hadn’t spent all those years doing that job I was never really interested in.
Charles Kuralt
While you cannot deliver policies without principles, you cannot deliver principles without having power. You have quickly to move to a stage where, emphasising your principles, you build a programme, then call for popular support.
Gordon Brown
I’m certainly not your typical front-man material. Some people love being on stage and really open up, and I’m sort of the opposite of that. I don’t crave the spotlight. I’m still not comfortable even talking on stage.
Dan Auerbach
You go through stages in your career that you feel very good about yourself. Then you feel awful, like, ‘Why didn’t I choose something else?’ But overall I’m pretty satisfied that I made the right choice when I decided to be an actor.
Gene Hackman
My first love is acting on stage. A sitcom is a hybrid of stage and film.
Judd Nelson
It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it [the Constitution] a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution.
James Madison
We love people differently at different stages of our knowledge of them. As love changes its hape and its nature, we have to decide what we’re going to do about that love on any given day.
Barbara Hambly
It will be a vast boon to mankind when we learn to prophesy the precise dates when cycles of various kinds will reach definite stages.
Ellsworth Huntington
The fear of criticism is at the bottom of the destruction of most ideas which never reach the planning and action stage.
Napoleon Hill
Theatre within theatre, when characters sees themselves on stage, always raises philosophical questions of choice and free will.
Mark Ravenhill
Some audiences can shake and bang their heads on the stage to riffs all night long, but subtlety is an art that must be mastered if you’re going to be remembered.
Robert Plant
[My father] taught me (at least he showed me) a dignified way to be a former president is that once you’re off the stage, you’re off the stage.
George W. Bush
What shouldn’t you do if you’re a young playwright? Don’t bore the audience! I mean, even if you have to resort to totally arbitrary killing on stage, or pointless gunfire, at least it’ll catch their attention and keep them awake. Just keep the thing going any way you can.
Tennessee Williams
The challenge is to translate the song into something that works on the stage. It’s pop music, but I try to keep it as loose as possible.
Tove Styrke
When I’m on stage, I’m trying to do one thing: bring people joy.
James Brown
I think theater will always be my first love. Ive been doing it since I was nine, and theres nothing quite like being on stage, having the immediate intake of energy and exchange of ideas.
Tracie Thoms
My sound has changed. It’s still hiphop, but it’s more of like a rock/hip-hop show. It’s high energy, stage diving, pyrotechnics, girls showing their breasts. It’s crazy party atmosphere.
Vanilla Ice
A work is never completed except by some accident such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death: for, in relation to who or what is making it, it can only be one stage in a series of inner transformations.
Paul Valery
Most of my comedy writing happens through improvisation on stage; doing it in the moment. Going up with an idea and fleshing it out over time on stage and in front of people until it becomes a full bit.
Marc Maron
Being on stage is magic. There’s nothing like it. You feel the energy of everybody who’s out there. You feel it all over your body. When the lights hit you, it’s all over, I swear it is.
Michael Jackson
Right now I can’t be sure that I will be back on stage. We have been touring for two years and that is way too much.
Mick Jagger
The defining aspects of westerns are still pretty much in place – namely landscape and conflict. In other books the conflict can be internal, but in westerns it usually plays out on a big stage.
Elizabeth Crook
acceptance is an art that must be mastered if we want to keep our friends for the span of life that remains to us, and presently step off the stage with our self-respect intact.
Ethel Smyth
When I became tired of oil painting at one stage, I used collage and this proved to be influential in the design and composition of my later works.
Myfanwy Pavelic
One night all the James Brown band was playing on stage and I look in the back and I could see Mick Jagger and Keith Richards trying to get in the club and they couldn’t get in cause it was to crowded.
Tommy Chong
That support has been so constant and gracious and loving. Michelle and I have never felt as if, at any stage, folks didn’t have our backs. And as a consequence, I think that just spurred us on that much more to make us want to do the right thing, and do our best in the positions that we have.
Barack Obama
Core strengthening is key to everything. It’s not just about the way I look, but about stabilizing my body so I can perform better on stage.
Paul Stanley
I feel that the real drama of life is never center stage, it’s always in the wings. It’s never with the spotlight on, it’s usually something that you don’t expect at all.
Fred Rogers
I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage, that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged.
David Guterson
I think at this stage in my life I have learned that there are any number of things that men will never know, and can never hope to know, about women.
Robert B. Parker
Nobody could disappear to their trailer once it was up and running, you were all there on the same stage. It was 10 days of rehearsal and 10 days of shooting, which was very tiring.
Julian Sands
I like playing on stage, don’t get me wrong.
John Oates
For a decade or more after the Vietnam war, the people who had guided the U.S. to disaster decently shrank from the public stage.
James Fallows
I liked hip-hop, wanted to do rap, and wanted to stand on a large stage. If you look at it in another angle… it’s something that I chose.
Kim Nam-joon
It’s difficult for most people to imagine the creative process in tennis. Seemingly it’s just an athletic matter of hitting the ball consistently well within the boundaries of the court. That analysis is just as specious as thinking that the difficulty in portraying King Lear on stage is learning all the lines.
Virginia Wade
I do belong on stage.
Chris Daughtry
When I would go on stage I would start to feel that the eyes that watching me weren’t kind. And it took me a while to realize that those eyes were my own eyes.
Jenny Slate
This is an inevitable and easily recognizable stage in every revolutionary movement: reformers must expect to be disowned by those who are only too happy to enjoy what has been won for them.
Doris Lessing
When you’re on stage with an audience, the director’s nowhere to be seen. He’s onto the next job.
Ian Mckellen
All art is autobiographical – if it’s not, it’s not going to quicken on-stage, and it’s not going to come alive.
Constantin Stanislavski
Couples should abstain from sexual relations at least 2 or 3 days a week. Gradually try to reach a stage of celibacy most days.
Mata Amritanandamayi
“Do you take pride in your hurt?” Samuel asked. “Does it make you seem large and tragic?” “I don’t know.” “Well, think about it. Maybe you’re playing a part on a great stage with only yourself as audience.”
John Steinbeck
I love the idea that I planned my career. I did not. It started out by getting invitations from artists that I really love and respect, to share a stage… I’ve been very lucky in that I haven’t had to create a five-year plan. It’s evolved.
M. Ward
Actors and preachers are people who stand up on stage and have no problem talking and they have no problem saying, “Listen to me. Follow me. I know what I’m talking about.”
Patrick Fabian
So another challenge for our generation is to create global institutions that reflect our ideas of fairness and responsibility, not the ideas that were the basis of the last stage of financial development over these recent years.
Gordon Brown
Something magic happens when I get to a club or get on stage.
Koko Taylor
When you find yourself on stage singing and you are embarrassed about what you are singing in front of your peers, then you have to think about your priorities.
Alison Moyet
I use Revlon waterproof mascara. And then I love a smokey eye when I perform because I think it’s important to make your eyes pop when you’re on stage.
Players and painted stage took all my love, And not those things that they were emblems of.
William Butler Yeats
For me, one of my favorite parts of stop motion is not even the animating or the writing, but actually building. I always say that my favorite stage is just fabrication. It’s just sitting on a workbench, making a little thing out of clay or whatever. That just totally excites me.
Kirsten Lepore
I always saw myself performing on stage and the girls yelling out my name.
Prince Royce
Death is just another stage of life, although the one you kind of hope comes last.
Robert Breault
It’s dangerous to get calm. You need some nerves to work from, it’s good energy. It’s not good to have no nerves. You’d fall asleep on stage.
Bob Odenkirk
When I’m on stage the savage in me is released. It’s like going back to being a cave man. It takes me six hours to come down after a show.
Angus Young
No one really knew Freddie. He was shy, gentle and kind. He wasn’t the person he put over on stage.
Roger Meddows Taylor
When you look at that debate stage, Mitt Romney could have dominated it maybe.
Lawrence O’Donnell
My father wanted me to play pro football, and he didn’t like the fact that I’d left school. And he said, “It takes a man to play football. And any fool can go up on the stage and make an ass of himself.
Bill Cosby
I mean, the only thing that matters to me is getting to the work – getting to do the work. And I don’t really care where it is: whether it’s on stage or on television or in film.
Sally Field
There is something about New York City that in and of itself is so theatrical hat I use to think… I use to feel when I walked out of my apartment on the way to school or anywhere that I was walking out on stage.
Dabney Coleman
When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
William Shakespeare
I try to get on stage whenever I can. I’m always trying to be involved in the theater, doing something on stage, whenever I have downtime. I’m always looking for it.
Scott Bakula
I play the guitar. This year at the Sundance film festival, I joined the band from ‘The Guitar’ on stage. We warmed up for Patti Smith, and then the director Michel Gondry got on the drums to play some songs from the soundtrack to his film Be Kind Rewind with Mos Def. It was pretty mad.
Saffron Burrows
I’ve been on the road for four years. I won’t recognise the place again, until I walk out on stage.
Louise Jameson
When we're on stage doing a song about positive body im

When we’re on stage doing a song about positive body image or another about female empowerment, everyone out there is super into it and right there with us. It’s been awesome. I feel like we fit right in.
When I’m on stage, I get real happy there. Maybe that’s the only time in my adult life I feel like myself.
Dave Chappelle
The man had arrived at that stage of drunkenness where affection is felt for the universe.
Stephen Crane
When I started learning the violin, my choir teacher thought I could sing. But when I first got on stage, I froze!
Momina Mustehsan
I once saw my mother playing Mary Magdalene in a parish event. But she had to put the role aside in order to go and front the choir who were singing at the same occasion. She left the stage halfway through the Crucifixion.
Fiona Shaw
After I finished ‘Center Stage,’ I went back to San Francisco, and I danced for seven seasons with the San Francisco Ballet.
Amanda Schull
A child gets vaccinated and soon after, autism symptoms emerge. The apparent cause-and-effect is understandable but erroneous – more a coincidence of the calendar and childhood developmental stages than anything else, as repeated and exhaustive studies have shown.
Jeffrey Kluger
Being on stage a lot is quite physical.
Cate Blanchett
I love looking out at 27 semis and being like, every single one of those semi trucks is there to put together my stage.
Miley Cyrus
Getting out on stage and playing music for people feels great when people are cheering for you, that’s obviously really exciting. But what’s most exciting is the idea that we’re all experiencing something that’s bigger than us.
Dan Mangan
My first lead role was a stage play called A Kestrel for a Knave. I was 11.
Justin Chadwick
SDC has a great reputation for putting live music on stage.
Graeme Murphy
This method of deduction … is often called “combinatory”. Its usefulness is not exhausted at this stage, but it does even at the outset lead to some valuable conclusions.
John Chadwick
I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage.
Peter Brook
I’ve been getting in trouble my whole life and I really don’t care what anybody thinks of what I do on stage as a comic.
Andrew Dice Clay
Oliver [Goldstick] is a very dynamic and imaginative writer, so the stage directions were visceral and very clearly written.
Tom Riley
We don’t have a lot of men on stage doing flamboyant or theatrical. We have a lot of female pop stars doing it, but where are the guys? Where’s the classic pop-rock showman?
Adam Lambert
I don’t wait till stage to use my sexuality. My zipper’s down right now. I mean, I use it all the time.
Joan Jett
Here, I thought, I had found the human race in its final stages of decadence perverse, insouciant, without ambition. And I could not blame them. After all, they had no future.
Michael Moorcock
I always feel like the less I think of stage presence, the better, because then I have to face the fact that I have really complicated guitar parts, I’m singing almost all the time, and I have like six pedals I’ve got to keep on top of
J. Robbins
I got my Equity card right out of NYU grad school in 2000, doing ‘The Great White Hope’ at Arena Stage. I played Jack Jefferson. It was an amazing part to walk into, to carry that responsibility for that amount of time. The challenges and the breadth of that role were pretty amazing.
Mahershala Ali
I felt as a human being I needed to take a pause and reflect on a lot of stuff that’s happened. That was really good for me. And to get some of the ringing out of my years from all the amps on stage.
Kenny Chesney
Center Stage focused on the drive and what it’s like to be a student, and this is what it’s like to be an adult and what you need to give up in the pursuit of that passion and that focus.
Amanda Schull
The performances you have in your head are always much better than the performances on stage.
Maggie Smith
When I play in the Super Bowl, the biggest stage we have, I have to give up the first touchdown. To make it worse, I’m running behind the guy, not next to him.
Jason Sehorn
Like contemporary poetry, philosophy is one of those things, especially at the beginning stages, most people would rather do than study – which is why most of what gets done is so impoverished.
Samuel R. Delany
Anytime you have to get intimate on camera, it’s always a little interesting. You have to trick your brain almost, so that you don’t get stage fright or get too much in your head where you’re super uncomfortable.
Evan Rachel Wood
I am the entertainer, the idol of my age I make all kinds of money when I go on the stage You see me in the papers, I’ve been in the magazines But if I go cold, I won’t get sold I get put in the back in the discount rack Like another can of beans.
Billy Joel
I spent so many years of my life as a stage actor and when you do all these plays, a lot of really great plays are very politically driven. They deal with deep social issues, and that’s the kind of stuff that I love, as an audience member.
Danny Strong
The third stage is no thought.
Frederick Lenz
I didn’t have a stage mom at all. I was the one who planned out my auditions and drove myself an hour and a half into the city.
Nina Dobrev
My nature is to get instant gratification. On stage, I can feel everybody’s anticipation. I know what they want, I know what I’m going to give them, I know when I’m going to give it to them, I know when they want it.
Mike Tyson
What I enjoy most about being on stage is that the natural instruments give you a greater freedom with texture. When you use natural instruments they have their own resonance.
John Cale
I thought I used to be as ‘me’ on stage as it’s possible to be, but on the radio show I found it’s possible to be more ‘me.’
Frank Skinner
Whenever we go to different places fans in each country prepare something before we go on stage for our encore.
I am at a stage in my life where I want to only do thing that I love. I only want to do things that make me happy. Making money is important, but it’s not my ultimate driver.
Monita Rajpal
One man in his time plays many parts.
William Shakespeare
They were still in the happier stages of love. They were full of brave illusions about each other, tremendous illusions, so that the communion of self with self seemed to be on a plane where no other human relations mattered.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
One of the many dreadful aspects of the Kennedy ‘legacy’ is the now-unbreakable grip of celebrity politics, image-doctoring, stage management, and “torch-passing” rhetoric in general.
Christopher Hitchens
You know every stage of your life has an impact on you.
Vladimir Putin
I’m being totally honest, but I really do get chills every time I see something that I designed, painted on the biggest stage in Universal, standing proud there among all the other stages. I think, “That is so amazing that I did this”.
James Pearse Connelly
You’re definitely a different person at different stages in your life.
Ben Harper
I am not afraid of death, which after all can’t be far away. What does frighten me, though, is the halfway stage.
Rosie Thomas
Nature can put on a thrilling show. The stage is vast, the lighting is dramatic, the extras are innumerable, and the budget for special effects is absolutely unlimited.
Yann Martel
I just try to do things on stage that I think the audience would enjoy. And I try to draw on and add to acts that I’ve enjoyed watching.
Bo Burnham
You start out performing because it’s fun, then you learn more things and you want to do more than go “Na-na-na-na” on a stage. The production end is interesting, writing is interesting, and you learn to coordinate all these things.
Grace Slick
Fundamentally I feel that there is as much difference between the stage and the films as between a piano and a violin. Normally you can’t become a virtuoso in both.
Ethel Barrymore
Our perception of songs that we’ve written… the meaning changes from day to day… to whatever stage we’re at in our life and careers.
Layne Staley
It’s a funny thing… I started touring at nine or ten years old, and for the first ten, fifteen, almost twenty years of your career, you’re the youngest guy on stage and the youngest guy in the room.
Derek Trucks
Kubrick’s vision seemed to be that humans are doomed, whereas Clarke’s is that humans are moving on to a better stage of evolution.
Marvin Minsky
It’s interesting – years ago, I had such bad stage fright during musical theater auditions that I just gave up. And now I’m on Broadway.
Tom Lenk
You didn’t tell me she was so soft on the eyes,” he said to Patch, wiping his mouth with the back of his hand. He spoke with a heavy Irish accent. “I didn’t tell her how hard you are on them either,” Patch returned, his mouth at the relaxed stage just before a grin.
Becca Fitzpatrick
A ‘Magik’ session is a journey through different stages of emotions and the ‘Search for Sunrise’ is more chilling music for when you come home after a party or when you are just about to go to one.
I like the good life too much, I’m not good at going on stage night after night and on wet Wednesday afternoons.
Anthony Hopkins
What a thrill it was to play opposite Maurice Evans in this brilliant, dazzling musical, based on the life of two of the greatest personalities in stage history.
Dinah Sheridan
It was in India that I started my acting career, courtesy of my parents, long before I set foot on stage in England. They headed a company of travelling players performing Shakespeare up and down the land.
Felicity Kendal
I love being around my friends and my family and spending time with my husband. I like being normal and recharging my batteries, and I feel like I have the coolest job in the world where I get to get on stage and perform and get to do a lot of really amazing things.
Carrie Underwood
There’s a general sense that women are more relaxed and less defensive in comedy than they used to be. I think it’s easier than it was but underlying it all there is still a pretty sexist view of women on stage, which to me hasn’t changed that much.
Jo Brand
My life changed the day I walked across that stage. Because I finally finished something!
Eric Thomas
In the studio you can really concentrate on performing the song where as on stage you also have to worry about connecting with so many people, they’re definitely different.
Mary J. Blige