"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Stella Adler on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Stella Adler on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Stella Adler on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Stella Adler on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Stella Adler on Oscar Wilde
"One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical. We're not scientists. We don't always have to make the logical, reasonable leap."
"A junkie is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong."
"The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation."