John Guare Quotes

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John Guare Quotes

Feydeaus one rule of playwriting:
Character A: My life is perfect as long as I dont see Character B.
Knock Knock.
Enter Character B.
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It's amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.

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I believe that the imagination is the passport we create to take us into the real world. I believe the imagination is another phrase for what is most uniquely us.

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The imagination says listen to me. I am your darkest voice. I am your 4 a.m. voice. I am the voice that wakes you up and says this is what I'm afraid of. Do not listen to me at your peril ... The imagination is not our escape. On the contrary, the imagination is the place we are all trying to get to.

— John Guare

What we're dealt with hopefully is two arms, two eyes, two legs, a head, a heart. The variations, the extensions, the possibilities of the human body, what that can do.

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And it is always Easter Sunday at the New York City Ballet. It is always coming back to life. Not even coming back to life - it lives in the constant present.

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Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.

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The life of a dancer is tragically short. What is remarkable about the New York City Ballet is that it makes us forget that. Because it keeps the ballet alive.

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Does the New York City Ballet affect other places? Yeah, it lets people know they should come to New York.

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I think that every year that the New York City Ballet is alive is worthy of celebration. Because otherwise the terrible thing is just that we take it for granted.

— John Guare

Feydeau's one rule of playwriting:
Character A: My life is perfect as long as I don't see Character B.
Knock Knock.
Enter Character B.

— John Guare

I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees of separation between us and everyone else on this planet. The President of the United States, a gondolier in Venice, just fill in the names. I find it extremely comforting that we're so close. I also find it like Chinese water torture, that we're so close because you have to find the right six people to make the right connection ... I am bound, you are bound, to everyone on this planet by a trail of six people.

— John Guare

What I hate about kitchen-sink dramas is [this idea] that the set is real, therefore you're going to be seeing truth. You have to earn truth. Truth can't be a part of the fact that people appear to talk that way and live in that room. You're looking for the poetry in something, and I don't mean poetry in the fancy sense. Naturalism believes by just replicating a thing you give the truth, rather than earning the truth.

— John Guare

We're all where we come from. We all have our roots.

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I wanted to be a Bride of Christ but I guess now I'm a young divorcee.

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How much of your life can you account for? My life is a collage of unaccounted for brush strokes; I am all random.

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You can't kind of take away, you either do or you don't. If you kind of take away something you're a failure.

— John Guare

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