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Stella Adler

  • You can't be boring. Life is boring. The weather is boring. Actors must not be boring.

    • Stella Adler,
    • in The New York Times ()
  • The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time.

    • Stella Adler,
    • in The New York Times ()
  • Don't use your conscious past. Use your creative imagination to create a past that belongs to your character. I don't want you to be stuck with your own life. It's too little.

    • Stella Adler,
    • in The New York Times ()
  • Acting is in everything but the words.

  • Life beats down and crushes the soul, and art reminds you that you have one.

  • In your choice lies your talent.

  • I would live in a communist country providing I was the Queen.

    • Stella Adler
  • The play is not in the words, it's in you.

    • Stella Adler
  • Growth as an actor and as a human being are synonymous.

    • Stella Adler
  • A junkie is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong.

    • Stella Adler

Stella Adler, U.S. actor, acting teacher

(1901 - 1992)