Look, I’m not odd. I’m just trying to be an actor; not a movie star, an actor.
The only line that’s wrong in Shakespeare is ‘holding a mirror up to nature.’ You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with the situation. If it were a mirror, we would have no art.
The closer we come to the negative, to death, the more we blossom.
Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy.