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Keith Johnstone Quotes: Trying to do better is trying to be better than you actually are, and I don't think you can do that.
         

Trying to do better is trying to be better than you actually are, and I don't think you can do that.


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



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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.



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



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The best laughs are on the recognition of truth.



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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.



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Enjoy things even when you’re screwing up.





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