Monday, November 3, 2008

Perplexing Playground 11/03/08

We must never, ever be boring.

Chuck Palahniuk

The cure for boredom is curiosity.
There is no cure for curiosity.

Dorothy Parker

If curiosity leads to imagination,
imagination will lead to creativity.

DB - The Vagabond

Three quotations today. A special deal. Three for the price of one.

One day I was addressing a group of high school seniors somewhere in the south. Thye were drama students and very bright. They asked me a lot of intelligent questions about my career and,finally one boy asked the inevitable, generic question, the simple question with the complicated answer: "What is life like in the theatre?"

My response was something like this. "Life in the theatre is difficult, interesting, exciting, fulfilling, aggravating, frustrating, satisfying, joyous, infuriating, insecure, problematic, frightening, exhausting, exhilarating, confusing, uproarious, dangerous, debilitating, energizing, mysterious, educational, unpredictable, rewarding, maniacal, disturbing, fantastical, rude, unreasonable, insane, friendly, irrational, uncomfortable, vivifying, curious, laborious, enlightening, creative, consuming, remarkable, inspiring and hard.

But the one thing it never is, is boring.

DB - Vagabond Journeys


Joyce said...

Joann said...

VERY interesting answer, and I imagine ALL TRUE!!

Alice said...

Hi DB. Your answer to the inquiring student was quite a mouthful so I bet he got the picture :).........

Beth said...

Great answer, and I bet it's 100% accurate.

Mark and Elayne said...

When I was growing up, one NEVER said to my mother: "I am bored."
My mother found you something to do within minutes.
And I love the answer you gave...quite true.
Love Laini

Mark and Elayne said...

And as an actress, I bear witness; it ain't boring :)

Big Mark 243 said...

If not for wondering, what would have ever occured? From fire to flying, the world has been moved by intellectual curosity. Good post!

a corgi said...

and what did he say?? I'm sure he was speechless after such a thorough explanation of your life in the theater