On the Stanislavsky System
The rst state an actor experiences onstage is the one he just experienced in life. One needs great courage not to betray this experience. One must surrender entirely to the power of one’s artistic nature. It will do all the necessary things. Don’t impose any solution upon yourself in advance. The quality to develop in an actor is courage. No matter what you take from life, everything will apply. In life,
feelings have an individual quality. Everyone feels differently. If feelings do not come to an actor, he should not imitate them.