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Estelle Parsons Quotes

Acting is very start and stop.

All of the generations go to what is chic for them, and theater seems to be an older generation's art form.

At this point the theater America is in such a precarious place.

But today I felt different, today I forgot how long it takes to get into the skin of a character and I remembered it, because today I actually got into that skin and it felt so different.

Don't forget the prices are so high in theater; it isn't really where a young person can go on a date and buy two tickets and take someone out anymore.

For anyone with half a brain they can see that this play is about the human condition.

Getting work in theater has always been sort of cyclical.

I believe in things that move people, if the audience isn't deeply caught up and moved to either laughter or tears then I don't think it is theater.

I find that there are few reviews that extol women as wonderful artists.

I have never been interested in specific roles.

I know people like spectacle, but I'm interested in moving people.

I like time off because I also have a life outside of theater.

I mean, there are times when you aren't working, but still believe that work will come.

I talked with Brian Stokes Mitchell, who agreed with me that if you have a gift there is always stuff to do.

I think in small towns like this one, whether you're a man or a woman, you basically do what there is to do.

In theater, the wellspring of the character comes from the doing of it, like a trial by fire, but in front of an audience.

It is so important to get respect for what you do and at the same time give it.

People who call themselves actors and can't ever get work; they do need to get another profession.

The staff, stage managers, ushers all behaved as if they respected the actors.

There is some sadness for me now about acting because it used to be that there was a reverence for actors.