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Uta Hagen

  • More than in the other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.

    • Uta Hagen,
    • with Haskel Frankel, Respect for Acting ()
  • To rebel or revolt against the status quo is in the very nature of an artist.

    • Uta Hagen,
    • with Haskel Frankel, Respect for Acting ()
  • For some strange reason, we believe that anyone who lived before we were born was in some peculiar way a different kind of human being from any we have come in contact with in our own lifetime. This concept must be changed; we must realize in our bones that almost everything in time and history has changed except the human being.

    • Uta Hagen,
    • with Haskel Frankel, Respect for Acting ()
  • ... one cannot demand of art that it pay you in any other way than in the satisfaction of the work itself.

  • The actor must know that since he, himself, is the instrument, he must play on it to serve the character with the same effortless dexterity with which the violinist makes music on his. Just because he doesn't look like a violin is no reason to assume his techniques should be thought of as less difficult.

  • ... no work of art is ever finished, nothing is ever static, no performance is for keeps.

    • Uta Hagen,
    • in Marlo Thomas and Friends, The Right Words at the Right Time ()

Uta Hagen, German-born U.S. actor, drama teacher

(1919 - 2004)

Full name: Uta Thyra Hagen.