Theatre taught me magic does exist, you just have to create it yourself.
"Calling a show is an art. If someone tells you otherwise, slap them in the face."
— Ken Davis, Production Stage Manager of The Lion King (US tour)
(Source: thatlesbianthespian, via aspiringstagemanager)
"Don’t you ever apologize for being an artist. Do not let others question your degree. They NEED you and what you have to offer. Think about it. What do those sad people who work in their cubicles do at the end of the day to lift their spirits? They watch a movie. They read a book. They always go back to the artist. So pursue your career purposefully and vigorously. You owe it to those unhappy people."
— An acting professor in my theatre department at my university (via zaksaidso)
"I go down to the shore in the morning
and depending on the hour the waves
are rolling in or moving out,
and I say, oh, I am miserable,
what should I do? And the sea says
in its lovely voice:
Excuse me, I have work to do."
— Mary Oliver, from the book A Thousand Mornings (via fishingboatproceeds)