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Keith Johnstone Quotes: In a scene [where the improvisers must interact] without the letter S, the audience is waiting for you to lose - so they can laugh at you. Don't try to win.
         

In a scene [where the improvisers must interact] without the letter S, the audience is waiting for you to lose - so they can laugh at you. Don't try to win.


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Good improvisers seem telepathic; everything looks pre-arranged, This is because they accept all offers made—which is something no ‘normal’ person would do.

Good improvisers seem telepathic; everything looks pre-arranged, This is because they accept all offers made—which is something no ‘normal’ person would do.



The improviser has to understand that his first skill lies in releasing his partner’s imagination.

The improviser has to understand that his first skill lies in releasing his partner’s imagination.



Many teachers think of children as immature adults. It might lead to better and more 'respectful' teaching, if we thought of adults as atrophied children.

Many teachers think of children as immature adults. It might lead to better and more 'respectful' teaching, if we thought of adults as atrophied children.



If you have a good idea, open your mouth and say something else.

If you have a good idea, open your mouth and say something else.



Imagination is as effortless as perception, unless we think it might be ‘wrong’, which is what our education encourages us to believe.

Imagination is as effortless as perception, unless we think it might be ‘wrong’, which is what our education encourages us to believe.



The best laughs are on the recognition of truth.

The best laughs are on the recognition of truth.



None of us really grow up. All we ever do is learn how to behave in public.

None of us really grow up. All we ever do is learn how to behave in public.



If you believe you're good already, you don't need to do extra stuff to impress us. Your best work comes when you're absorbed; because then your ego is away.

If you believe you're good already, you don't need to do extra stuff to impress us. Your best work comes when you're absorbed; because then your ego is away.



In life most of us are highly skilled at suppressing action. Bad improvisers block action often with a high degree of skill. Good improvisers develop action.

In life most of us are highly skilled at suppressing action. Bad improvisers block action often with a high degree of skill. Good improvisers develop action.



Enjoy things even when you’re screwing up.

Enjoy things even when you’re screwing up.





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For if people could see- if women especially could see- what is real and true and how the elegant possession of what is in each of our individual hearts is what matters more than anything.



And I say also this. I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes.

And I say also this. I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes.



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The laws sometimes sleep but never die.



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Sometimes you've got to make your work and workouts co-exist.



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Without trees, mountains, fogs or rains, the Sun cannot create its own magic!



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The first step to a better audition is to give up character and use yourself.



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Bran was stripping her futon down to the bare mattress when she entered her apartment. It was sort of like watching the president mowing the White House lawn or taking out the trash.



Life is short, he thought. Art, or something not life, is long, stretching out endless, like [a] concrete worm. Flat, white, unsmoothed by any passage over or across it.

Life is short, he thought. Art, or something not life, is long, stretching out endless, like [a] concrete worm. Flat, white, unsmoothed by any passage over or across it.



We do not know the value of Christ, if we will not cleave to Him unto death!

We do not know the value of Christ, if we will not cleave to Him unto death!



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Men are sometimes accused of pride, merely because their accusers would be proud themselves were they in their places.




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