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Edward Bond Quotes and Sayings
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You have to learn the language of Hamlet.
- Edward Bond

The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and
our society is absolutely saturated with drama.
- Edward Bond

Now, drama is quite useful at helping us to understand
what our position is and,
conversely, we might then understand why our theatre is being destroyed.
- Edward Bond

Violence is hidden within democratic structures because
they are not radically democratic -
Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism.
- Edward Bond

 

The English sent all their bores abroad,
and acquired the Empire as a punishment.
- Edward Bond

Violence is never a solution in my plays,
just as ultimately violence is never a solution in human affairs.
- Edward Bond

I'm interested in the real world.
- Edward Bond

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Religion enabled society to organise itself to debate goodness,
just as Greek drama had once done.
- Edward Bond

The theatre, our theatre, comes from the Greeks.
- Edward Bond

Whatever the economy needs to maintain itself,
the government will do it.
- Edward Bond

It's insulting to ask a dramatist what his view of his play is.
I have no opinion.
- Edward Bond

The Greeks said very, very extreme things in their tragedies.
- Edward Bond

It's wonderful to be able to sit down and write a play.
- Edward Bond

But we are not in the world to be good but to change it.
- Edward Bond

Humanity's become a product and when humanity is a product,
you get Auschwitz and you get Chair.
- Edward Bond

What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was
radically question what it meant to be a human being.
- Edward Bond

It's politely assumed that democracy is a means of
containing and restraining violence.
But violence comes not from genes but from ideas.
- Edward Bond

In the past goodness was always a collective experience.
Then goodness became privatised.
- Edward Bond

Our unconscious is not more animal than our conscious,
it is often even more human.
- Edward Bond

I don't think it's the job of theatre at the moment
to provide political propaganda;
that would be simplistic.
We have to explore our situation further before we will understand it.
- Edward Bond

First there was the theatre of people and animals,
then of people and the devil.
Now we need the theatre of people and people.
- Edward Bond

The truth has got to appear plausible on the stage.
- Edward Bond

I'm not interested in an imaginary world.
- Edward Bond

We may seem competent, but by the end of next century
there will be new deserts,
new ruins.
- Edward Bond

Shakespeare has no answers for us at all.
- Edward Bond

It seems to me that we are profoundly ignorant of ourselves.
- Edward Bond

We are still living in the aftershock of Hiroshima,
people are still the scars of history.
- Edward Bond

Fifteen years ago I walked out of a production of one
of my plays at the RSC because I decided it was a waste of time.
- Edward Bond

I think there is no world without theatre.
- Edward Bond

The one overall structure in my plays is language.
- Edward Bond

Auschwitz is a place in which tragedy cannot occur.
- Edward Bond

All you now do is pursue your private objectives within society.
Instead of us being a community, everybody is asked
to seek their own personal ends.
It's called competition.
And competition is antagonism.
- Edward Bond

When humanness is lost the radical difference between
the bodies in the pit and people walking on the street is lost.
- Edward Bond

What I try to do in a play is put a problem on stage,
head-on, without evasion.
- Edward Bond

Art is the close scrutiny of reality and therefore
I put on the stage only those things that I know happen in our society.
- Edward Bond

In the end I think theatre has only one subject:
justice.
- Edward Bond

You have to go to the ultimate situation in drama.
- Edward Bond

At the turn of the century theatre does not have to be prescriptive.
- Edward Bond

I write plays not to make money, but to stop myself from going mad.
Because it's my way of making the world rational to me.
- Edward Bond

If you engage people on a vital, important level,
they will respond.
- Edward Bond

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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