Thursday, May 19, 2011

Eighteenth Day of Summer

Blogger was down. SoI slacked. Missed 9 days. The Indians are still in first place but I always tiptoe when it comes to Cleveland sports.
"Level of commitment gives level of presence"
"Presence requires being aware. It requires you allowing others to have an impact on you"
"Confidence is static. Determination is active"
"Talking about acting is like thinking about swimming. Neither one does anything"
"What is required for making art is insatiable curiosity"
"A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great simple images in whose presence his heart first opened"
"Your passion must be greater than your chains or you cannot create art"
"A diamond is a lump of coal that has stuck with it"
" Should we artists align ourselves with the sane , or shall we take a chance, and walk with our pain, or the pain of others- in order to tell their stories perhaps- to let them know that someone understands?"
"Faith requires discipline and a lot of imagination"
"I take my foolishness very seriously"

As an actor, to be fully in "the moment" and to embrace every thing that is happening in the moment, there is absolutely no room for judgement. Judgement on yourself, on others, or moments that are happening. I find this hysterical because I think actors are the most judgmental people in the entire world and I believe no one is talented enough to turn it on and off when they are on stage. The only way to become judge free on stage is to become judge free in real life. When I'm done trying to change peoples' minds about that I'm going to take on the challenge of running a marathon under two hours.

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