I have no intention of uttering my last words on the stage. Room service and a couple of depraved young women will do me quite nicely for an exit. - Peter O'Toole

It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work - the night watchman. - Tallulah Bankhead

A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant. - Wilson Mizner

Conflict acting on intelligence creates imagination. Faced with conflict, creatures are forced to imagine what will happen, where the next threat will come from. If there has never been conflict, imagination never develops. Wits arise in answer to danger, to pain, to tragedy. No one ever got smarter eating easy apples. - Sheri S. Tepper

If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door. - Paul Beatty

I have always been very fond of them (drama critics)...I think it is so frightfully clever of them to go night after night to the theatre and know so little about it. - Noel Coward

I have the terrible feeling that, because I am wearing a white beard and am sitting in the back of the theatre, you expect me to tell you the truth about something. These are the cheap seats, not Mount Sinai. - Orson Welles

I really think that effective acting has to do literally with the movement of molecules. - Glenn Close

You know, I go to the theatre to be entertained ... I don't want to see plays about rape, sodomy and drug addiction ... I can get all that at home. - Peter Cook