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Minnie Maddern Fiske

"Above all, ignore the audience."

Minnie Maddern Fiske, in Toby Cole and Helen Krich, Actors on Acting (1970)

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"... an actor is exactly as big as his imagination."

Minnie Maddern Fiske, in Alexander Woollcott, Mrs. Fiske (1917)

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"... acting is the conveyance of truth through the medium of the actor's mind and person. The science of acting deals with the perfecting of that medium. The great actors are the luminous ones."

Minnie Maddern Fiske, in Alexander Woollcott, Mrs. Fiske (1917)

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"Among the most disheartening and dangerous ... advisors, you will often find those closest to you, your dearest friends, members of your own family, perhaps, loving, anxious, and knowing nothing whatever ..."

Minnie Maddern Fiske, in Alexander Woollcott, Mrs. Fiske (1917)

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Minnie Maddern Fiske, U.S. actor, playwright, director, animal rights advocate
(1865 - 1932)

Born Marie Augusta Davey.