Sarah Bernhardt - Quotes

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I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America.

I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America.

Legend remains victorious in spite of history.

Legend remains victorious in spite of history.

To be a good actor... it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul, to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the laborious task that has barely just been finished. ---->>>

Oscar Wilde: 'Do you mind if I smoke?' Sarah Bernhardt: 'I don't care if you burn.' ---->>>

Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. ---->>>

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.

Once the curtain is raised, the actor is ceases to belong to himself. He belongs to his character, to his author, to his public. He must do the impossible to identify himself with the first, not to betray the second, and not to disappoint the third. ---->>>

I do love cricket - it's so very English. ---->>>

The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd. ---->>>

For the theatre one needs long arms... an artiste with short arms can never make a fine gesture.

For the theatre one needs long arms... an artiste with short arms can never make a fine gesture.

The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear. ---->>>

It is in spending oneself that one becomes rich. ---->>>

The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions. ---->>>

He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor.

He who is incapable of feeling strong passions, of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word, will never be a good actor.

Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal. ---->>>

I have often been asked why I am so fond of playing male parts. As a matter of fact, it is not male parts, but male brains that I prefer. ---->>>

What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty? ---->>>

Each action of the actor on the stage should be the visible concomitant of his thoughts. ---->>>

I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me. ---->>>

Although all new ideas are born in France, they are not readily adopted there. It seems that they must first commence to prosper in a foreign country. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: October 22, 1845
Birthplace: Paris, France
Die: 03-26, 1923
Occupation: Actress
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Sarah Bernhardt (French: [sa.ʁa bɛʁ.nɑʁt]; 22 or 23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923) was a French stage actress who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th century, including La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo, Fédora and La Tosca by Victorien Sardou, and L'Aiglon by Edmond Rostand (wikipedia)