People come into this black box—the theater—and if you do your job right, then they have that experience (catharsis), even when you are telling them the darkest, saddest story. If you can bring them that ecstasy, that joy, help them heal their own hearts, then what more could you ask of life?
— Betty Buckley - L.A. Times, January 5, 1997 (via youregonnalovetomorrow)
It’s this feeling that you want to love strangers, that you want to kiss the man at the post office, or the woman at the dry cleaners—you want to wrap your arms around life, life itself, but you can’t, and this feeling wells up in you, and there is nowhere to put this great happiness—and you’re floating—and then you fall down and become unbearably sad. And you have to go lie down on the couch.
— "Melancholy Play" - Sara Ruhl (via wiltedbones)