the process is the artwork

Stella Adler on success

“Today the influences of your society pressure you to be successful before your time. They are pulling you down. They have pulled you down, you big, sweet, magnificent, young, potential artists. They have pulled you down so far that you are on the verge of destruction. Only you don’t know it because you want to be a success”

– Stella Adler, quoted in: Stella Adler – The Art of Acting. 2000. Compiled & Edited by Howard Kissel. Applause Books.

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