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Richard Foreman Quotes

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What really happened was one day I decided to write a new kind of play.
- Richard Foreman

I'm there to make a kind of theatrical music that is
desperately missing in my life.
And if other people don't like it, I'm very unhappy,
but I can't do anything about that.
- Richard Foreman

So I decided to start writing plays,
and went to Yale.
- Richard Foreman

It's true, I don't like the real world.
- Richard Foreman


 

My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of
the twilight of Western civilization.
- Richard Foreman

I acted in junior high in the junior high school group,
and then when I got into senior high I was,
you know, the main actor of the senior high school.
- Richard Foreman

There is no work of art that has ever been made that
is absolutely truthful about life.
- Richard Foreman


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As I told you, from the time I was fifteen,
I thought the theater was too much involved with actors
trying to make the audience love them,
being over emotional.
- Richard Foreman

One does not devote one's life in art to shock an audience.
- Richard Foreman

If I wasn't in the theater, I would be a hermit.
- Richard Foreman

I realized that I had to be honest about where I was,
where I was coming from, and what I was trying to do.
- Richard Foreman

I've been trying to figure out for at least the last
10 years how to force myself into something more risky.
- Richard Foreman

You know, actually, I went to Yale because I wanted to stay out of the army.
- Richard Foreman

I was enchanted by the escape into that meticulous
world that seemed real yet not...
well, it seemed not real, but very detailed and meticulous,
bizarre.
- Richard Foreman

Now, when I started my theater, the modus operandi
was having the actors stare right into the audience.
- Richard Foreman

From that time through the time I was a New Dramatist,
when I was something like twenty-two,
I saw absolutely everything in New York.
Absolutely everything.
- Richard Foreman

Quite the opposite.
I might fall on my face, but I feel born again.
- Richard Foreman

All the dialogue on tape, and we'd play the tape in performance.
Then I thought it'd be interesting if the actor's repeated
what they heard on the tape,
but at a slower speed, so we'd get a web of language.
- Richard Foreman

Which implies that the real issue in art is the audience's response.
Now I claim that when I make things,
I don't care about the audience's response,
I'm making them for myself.
But I'm making them for myself as audience,
because I want to wake myself up.
- Richard Foreman

Because even at the age of fifteen, I used to go see
all the Broadway shows and feel that they were sentimental,
that they were pandering to the audience and trying
to manipulate the audience.
I had no use for practically any of the shows that were hits.
- Richard Foreman

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Electricity is really just organized lightning.
- George Carlin

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

The food at this place is really terrible ...
and such small portions.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous;
there's really nothing to lose.
There's no wrong you can't make right again,
so be kinder to yourself;
have fun, take chances. There are no bounds.
- Jewel

The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a
man is when he is a baby.
- Natalie Wood

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

You never really know a man until you have divorced him.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We never see Life as it really is.
All we can ever see is the reflection of Life -
distorted by our unique perceptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

I'm saving that rocker for the day
when I feel as old as I really am.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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