Find the best quotes by Laurence Olivier.
If he was lost for a moment, he would dive straight back into its honey.
My stage successes have provided me with the greatest moments outside myself, my film successes the best moments, professionally, within myself.
Lead the audience by the nose to the thought.
I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods, feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare. An actor must act.
Have a very good reason for everything you do.
Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult.
I take a simple view of life: keep your eyes open and get on with it.
I often think that could we creep behind the actor’s eyes, we would find an attic of forgotten toys and a copy of the Domesday…
Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us. Some of us are better at it than others, but we…
We ape, we mimic, we mock. We act.
I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign…
The actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand.
I’d like people to remember me for a diligent expert workman. I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And…
Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do…
When you’re a young man, Macbeth is a character part. When you’re older, it’s a straight part.
We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are – politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings.
I don’t know what is better than the work that is given to the actor-to teach the human heart the knowledge of itself.
The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of…
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