James Lipton Quotes

31 James Lipton quotes:

"The definition of genius, really, should be that that person can do what the rest of us have to learn how to do."
"The difference - the fundamental difference between theater acting and film acting is that film acting is disjunctive."
"The first people who responded were Arthur Penn and Sally Field and Dennis Hopper and Alec Baldwin and Paul Newman."
"The foundation for film acting is stage acting."
"The studio is meant to be always a place where, first of all, they can be out of spotlight, and second, where they could work with a peer group on parts that they might not have played otherwise."
"They change. They're different. There are no two alike, that's the miracle of it. But if they have something to teach the students. You can see them writing during the show."
"They will take a role that scares them over a role that doesn't. That's another thing I like about actors."
"We are the only school in America, drama school in America that trains actors, writers and directors side by side for three years in a master's degree program, and we want them - to expose them to everything."
"We teach them ballroom dancing, because for so much of their careers they will be partnering each other the way you and I are right now."
"What I didn't know that by sticking to craft we would blow open some doors that I never saw opened before."
"When it began I wrote this passionate letter to people I knew, studio members, of course, and other people with whom we have worked over the years and I said come and teach our students."

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