Constantin Stanislavski Quotes

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Constantin Stanislavski Quotes

The person you are is a thousand times more interesting than the best actor you could ever hope to be.
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The greatest wisdom is to realize one's lack of it.

— Constantin Stanislavski

The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit, that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings and subconscious creation.

— Constantin Stanislavski

All action in theatre must have inner justification, be logical, coherent, and real.

— Constantin Stanislavski

The actor must use his imagination to be able to answer all questions (when, where, why, how). Make the make-believer existence more definite.

— Constantin Stanislavski

What is important to me is not the truth outside myself, but the truth within myself.

— Constantin Stanislavski

Who am I? What will I be? Why am I here? Where am I going?

— Constantin Stanislavski

When you're playing a character who's cruel, look for the places where he's kind. When you're playing a character who is unhappy, look for the places where he has a glint of merriment.

— Constantin Stanislavski

In every physical action, unless it is purely mechanical, there is concealed some inner action, some feelings. This is how the two levels of life in a part are created, the inner and the outer. They are intertwined. A common purpose brings them together and reinforces the unbreakable bond.

— Constantin Stanislavski

In the creative process there is the father, the author of the play; the mother, the actor pregnant with the part; and the child, the role to be born.

— Constantin Stanislavski

Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art.

— Constantin Stanislavski

At times of great stress it is especially necessary to achieve a complete freeing of the muscles

— Constantin Stanislavski

In talking about a genius, you would not say that he lies; he sees realities with different eyes from ours.

— Constantin Stanislavski

Doubt is the enemy of creativeness.

— Constantin Stanislavski

Don't go so deep in yourself that you no longer exist for your partner and for the character and for the play.

— Constantin Stanislavski

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