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Keith Johnstone Quotes: When you want to have entertainment, it must be a waste of time. I don't like that. I don't like improvisation being pointless.
         

When you want to have entertainment, it must be a waste of time. I don't like that. I don't like improvisation being pointless.


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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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The changes that take place when liberal Democrats replace not so liberal or compassionate Republicans (or Democrats) are merely cosmetic.

The changes that take place when liberal Democrats replace not so liberal or compassionate Republicans (or Democrats) are merely cosmetic.



I'm the first to admit I've had a sheltered life. I grew up in the country and went to a boarding school. It was all just part of the business - be nice to everyone and all that.

I'm the first to admit I've had a sheltered life. I grew up in the country and went to a boarding school. It was all just part of the business - be nice to everyone and all that.



Ages of faith and of unbelief are always said to mark the course of history.

Ages of faith and of unbelief are always said to mark the course of history.



No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.

No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.



Kings live in Palaces, and Pigs in sties, And youth in Expectation. Youth is wise.

Kings live in Palaces, and Pigs in sties, And youth in Expectation. Youth is wise.



We have free elections. Everybody can vote, we fought for that, we brag about that and we know we're going to have a winner and we're going to have a loser.

We have free elections. Everybody can vote, we fought for that, we brag about that and we know we're going to have a winner and we're going to have a loser.



Consisting of immortal Truth, you are immortal. The attainment of Truth is immortality, and to do the work of Truth is Nirvana.

Consisting of immortal Truth, you are immortal. The attainment of Truth is immortality, and to do the work of Truth is Nirvana.



The unfulfilling job is not the failure; not pursuing your dreams is the real failure. Developing a vision requires conquering your fears and finding motivation from within.

The unfulfilling job is not the failure; not pursuing your dreams is the real failure. Developing a vision requires conquering your fears and finding motivation from within.



Freshness is important. If a game is fresh, new, intriguing, challenging, and enchanting, it will sell, and sell well.

Freshness is important. If a game is fresh, new, intriguing, challenging, and enchanting, it will sell, and sell well.



A widow's refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope.

A widow's refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope.




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