Here is a collection of poignant, humorous and inspiring quotes by some of the great playwrights of all time. These pithy words can make you laugh, inspire and open your eyes to the sometimes simplicity we miss in the verbiage of the dramatic world.
We are all born mad. Some remain so.
Just say the lines and don’t trip over the furniture.
Work is much more fun than fun.
You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Man is what he believes.
A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.
Drama lies in extreme exaggeration of the feelings, an exaggeration that dislocates flat everyday reality.
Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.
The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism.
True friends stab you in the front.
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.