+5 Things to Keep in Mind in the Audition Waiting Room

1. Time. You must leave enough time so that you do not arrive at your audition as if you were blown in by a tornado. Remember that it will always take you longer to get somewhere than you expect and you don’t want your inner thoughts to be fixated on the fact that you are late. That puts…

"You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book, or you take a trip, and you discover you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken."  - Anaïs Nin (via rasputinmaxim)
"It’s the dreamers that end up in Los Angeles. The trick is to make sure the dream goes on."  - Patricia Knop, perfectly articulating our obsession with Los Angeles (via ll-smith)

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Humphrey Bogart
"For me, acting is torturous, and it’s torturous because you know it’s a beautiful thing. I was young once, and I said, That’s beautiful and I want that. Wanting it is easy, but trying to be great — well, that’s absolutely torturous."  - Philip Seymour Hoffman, from the just-linked-to brilliant 2008 New York Times profile of the man. (via parislemon)


[on his choice of film projects] I feel like I’m wasting time if I repeat myself. I can’t say I’m proud of my work. It’s the same with everything I do: the day I say ‘It’s good’ is the day I should start doing something else.
- Heath Ledger