My explorations as an actor truly begin from a willingness to not know, a place of freedom and simplicity.
Nina: What was I talking about, before? I - Yes, about acting. I'm not like that anymore. I'm a real actress now! I act with delight, with rapture. I feel drunk when I'm onstage and think that I am wonderful. Ever since I got here, I've been walking around, walking around and thinking, thinking and even believing that my soul grows stronger every day. Now I see at last, Kostya, that in our kind of work, whether we're writers or actors, the important thing is not fame, or glory, not what I used to dream about, but learning how to endure. I must bear my cross, and have faith. If I have faith, it doesn't hurt so much, and when I think of my calling I'm not afraid of life.
As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII
Jaques to Duke Senior: "All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts,"