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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it.
~ Thornton Wilder - [Theater]

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A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.
~ Gore Vidal - [Theater]

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Division has done more to hide Christ from the view of all men than all the infidelity that has ever been spoken.
~ George Macdonald - [Theology]

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Dogmatic theological statements are neither logical propositions nor poetic utterances. They are ''shaggy dog'' stories; they have a point, but he who tries too hard to get it will miss it.
~ W. H. Auden - [Theology]

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Every now and then, when you're on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It's a sound you can't get in movies or in television. It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you've hit them where they live.
~ Shelley Winters - [Theater]

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I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won't contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That's what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act.
~ Orson Welles - [Theater]

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If a playwright tried to see eye to eye with everybody, he would get the worst case of strabismus since Hannibal lost an eye trying to count his nineteen elephants during a snowstorm while crossing the Alps.
~ James Thurber - [Theater]

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In a good play every speech should be as fully flavored as a nut or apple.
~ J. M. Synge - [Theater]

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It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
~ Desiderius Erasmus - [Theology]

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Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell.
~ Robert Green Ingersoll - [Theology]

 

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