„Narrative prose is a legal wife, while drama is a posturing, boisterous, cheeky and wearisome mistress.“
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
Letters, Letter to A.N. Pleshcheev (January 15, 1889)
„I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.“
— Frank Capra Sicilian-born American film director 1897 - 1991
1001 quotations to inspire you before you die, Quintessence Editions Ltd., 2016, ISBN 978-1-84403-895-4
— Ram Dass American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the 1971 book Be Here Now 1931 - 2019
„Her drama was a drama not of heaviness but of lightness. What fell to her lot was not the burden but the unbearable lightness of being.“
— Milan Kundera Czech author of Czech and French literature 1929
„Great drama, drama that may reach the alchemical level, must have dimension and its relevance will take care of itself.“
— Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995
Context: Great drama, drama that may reach the alchemical level, must have dimension and its relevance will take care of itself. Writing about AIDS rather than the cocktail set, or possibly the fairy kingdom, will not guarantee importance.... The old comment that all periods of time are at an equal distance from eternity says much, and pondering on it will lead to alchemical theatre while relevance becomes old hat. Alchemy in the Theatre (1994).
— David Hare British writer 1947
Misattributed, Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 143.
— Sax Rohmer English novelist 1883 - 1959
The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu (1920), ch. ix
„I like drama. I love being in a drama where I get to be the funny guy. That's what I really love the most.“
— John Leguizamo Colombian and American actor, film producer, voice artist, and comedian 1964
John Leguizamo Talks About "Assault on Precinct 13", January 16, 2005, answering the question, "Is comedy your first love?"
„A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.“
— Kenneth Tynan English theatre critic and writer 1927 - 1980
— Lewis Mumford, livro Technics and Civilization
Technics and Civilization (1934), Ch. 6, sct. 11