Required Energy

Famous quotes containing the words required and/or energy:

    She, as a veil down to the slender waist,
    Her unadorned golden tresses wore
    Dishevelled, but in wanton ringlets waved
    As the vine curls her tendrils, which implied
    Subjection, but required with gentle sway,
    And by her yielded, by him best received,
    Yielded with coy submission, modest pride,
    And sweet, reluctant, amorous delay.
    Nor those mysterious parts were then concealed:
    Then was not guilty shame: dishonest Shame
    Of Nature’s works, Honour dishonourable.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    The flattering, if arbitrary, label, First Lady of the Theatre, takes its toll. The demands are great, not only in energy but eventually in dramatic focus. It is difficult, if not impossible, for a star to occupy an inch of space without bursting seams, cramping everyone else’s style and unbalancing a play. No matter how self-effacing a famous player may be, he makes an entrance as a casual neighbor and the audience interest shifts to the house next door.
    Helen Hayes (1900–1993)