Sarah Bernhardt Quotes

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Sarah Bernhardt Quotes

Each action of the actor on the stage should be the visible concomitant of his thoughts.
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Legend remains victorious in spite of history.

— Sarah Bernhardt

He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor.

— Sarah Bernhardt

The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.

— Sarah Bernhardt

For the theatre one needs long arms ... an artiste with short arms can never make a fine gesture.

— Sarah Bernhardt

The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.

— Sarah Bernhardt

I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me.

— Sarah Bernhardt

Each action of the actor on the stage should be the visible concomitant of his thoughts.

— Sarah Bernhardt

Although all new ideas are born in France, they are not readily adopted there. It seems that they must first commence to prosper in a foreign country.

— Sarah Bernhardt

If I have a foreign accent-which I much regret-it is cosmopolitan, but not Teutonic. I am a daughter of the great Jewish race, and my somewhat uncultivated language is the outcome of our enforced wanderings.

— Sarah Bernhardt

What would life be without art? Science prolongs life. To consist of what-eating, drinking, and sleeping? What is the good of living longer if it is only a matter of satisfying the requirements that sustain life? All this is nothing without the charm of art.

— Sarah Bernhardt

A defective voice will always preclude an artist from achieving the complete development of his art, however intelligent he may be ... The voice is an instrument which the artist must learn to use with suppleness and sureness, as if it were a limb.

— Sarah Bernhardt

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