(Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), British actor; born in India. As quoted in Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage, vol. 2, by William C. Young (1975).
From an interview first published in Actors Talk About Acting, edited by Lewis Funke and John E. Booth (1961). The experienced screen and stage actress was referring to the stage fright that afflicted her before every performance; at the time, she was in her tenth month of performing in the play, Duel of Angels.)
Thinking about suicide is a potent consolation: it helps us to get through many a bad night.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 100, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 157 (1886).)