Thursday, September 6, 2018

Eleonora Duse Quotes

I just purchased the book, The Mystic In The Theatre, a biography on Eleanora Duse. She was a profound actress in the early 1900's. An intense and brilliant woman. 

Below are some of my favorite quotes of hers along with some images I love


 ''If I had my will I would live in a ship on the sea, and never come nearer to humanity than that!''

''The one happiness is to shut one's door upon a little room, with a table before one, and to create; to create life in that isolation from life.''

''... does it seem to you that it is possible to speak of Art? It would be the same as explaining love!''

''To help, to continually help and share, that is the sum of all knowledge; that is the meaning of art.''

First one works alone through the mind, then before the public through experience.
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.

I use everything that I pick up in my memory, and everything that vibrates in my soul.

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