In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.
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.
The number of elements that have to go into a hit would break a computer down. the right season for that play, the right historical moment, the right tonality.
I think now that the great thing is not so much the formulation of an answer for myself, for the theater, or the play-but rather the most accurate possible statement of the problem.
A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.
A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.