Intimate or drastic elements in the work of others are untouchable and should not be commented upon even in their absence. Private conflicts, quarrels, sentiments, animosities are unavoidable in any human group. It is our duty towards creation to keep these in check in so far as they might deform and wreck the work process.
-- Jerzy Grotowski
Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
-- Richard Cecil
The real contest is always between what you've done and what you're capable of doing. You measure yourself against yourself and nobody else.
-- Geoffrey Gaberino
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.