Eleonora Duse


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  • ''To help, to continually help and share, that is the sum of all knowledge; that is the meaning of art.''
    Eleonora Duse (1859-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).
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  • ''If I had my will I would live in a ship on the sea, and never come nearer to humanity than that!''
    Eleonora Duse (1859-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970). The great stage actor had an omnipresent aura of sadness and was reticent and retiring.
  • ''The one happiness is to shut one's door upon a little room, with a table before one, and to create; to create life in that isolation from life.''
    Eleonora Duse (1859-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).
  • ''Interpretation is the evidence of growth and knowledge, the latter through sorrow— that great teacher.''
    Eleonora Duse (1858-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970). The great stage actor had an omnipresent aura of sadness and was reticent and retiring.
  • ''... does it seem to you that it is possible to speak of Art? It would be the same as explaining love!''
    Eleonora Duse (1859-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).

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