Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wisdom from someone who knows more than I do.

I grabbed this quote to use for my paper, but ended up passing it off to a friend instead. Still, I liked it an awful lot, so I'm posting it here.

"One can say that a true artist is always ready to make any number of sacrifices in order to reach a moment of creativity. The mediocre artist prefers not to take risks, which is why he in conventional. Everything that is conventional, everything that is mediocre, is linked to this fear. The conventional actor puts a seal on his work, and sealing is a defensive act. To protect oneself, one 'builds' and one 'seals'. To open oneself, one must knock down the walls."

-Peter Brook, There Are No Secrets: Thoughts on Acting and Theatre

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