Acting On Inspiration
by Ron Tatar
Good words are something actors love. I have always liked finding quotes, thoughts and sayings and sharing them with people I thought might enjoy them. Each month I will share some words that have inspired me, given me understanding and helped me keep things in perspective when times were rocky.
"The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who
can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back."
---Abigail Van Buren
"With respect to the extravagance of actors, as a traditional character,
it is not to be wondered at. They live from hand to mouth:they plunge
from want into luxury;they have no means of making money breed, and
all professions that do not live by turning money into money, or have not
a certainty of accumulating it in the end by parsimony, spend it. Uncertain
of the future, they make sure of the present moment. This is not unwise."
"My brother used to ask the birds to forgive him;that sounds senseless
but it is right;for all is like the ocean, all things flow and touch each other;
a disturbance in one place is felt at the other end of the world..."
"That all things are possible to him who believes; that they are less
difficult to him who hopes; that they are more easy to him who loves,
and still more easy to him who perseveres in the practice of these
"Develop interest in life as you see it, in people, things, literature,
music-The world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures,
beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself."
"As people used to be wrong about the motion of the sun, so they are
still wrong about the motion of the future. The future stands still; it is
we who move in infinite space."
---Rainer Maria Rilke