Laurence Olivier Quotes & Sayings

18 most famous Laurence Olivier quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was a British actor who passed away on 11 July, 1989.

Laurence Olivier Quotes
“I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture.”
“The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.”
Laurence Olivier Quotes
“Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word.”
“I'd like people to remember me for a diligent expert workman. I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And God's a workman. I don't think there's anything better than a workman.”
Laurence Olivier Quotes
“Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult.”
Laurence Olivier Quotes
“I don't know what is better than the work that is given to the actor-to teach the human heart the knowledge of itself.”
Laurence Olivier Quotes
“We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are - politicians, playboys, cardinals and kings.”
Laurence Olivier Quotes
“I often think that could we creep behind the actor's eyes, we would find an attic of forgotten toys and a copy of the Domesday Book.”
Laurence Olivier Quotes
“Have a very good reason for everything you do.”
Laurence Olivier Quotes
“We ape, we mimic, we mock. We act.”

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