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George Abbott 1887–1995 

  1. Actor: What is my motivation?
    Director George Abbott: Your job.
     
    Abbott, a legend in his time—he worked until his death at age 107—was making fun of the then fashionable Method school of acting, which encourages actors to find motivation for their onstage performance in their offstage experience
    quoted in The New York Times, obituary [Feb. 2, 1995]
  2. Have fun. And go home when you're tired.
    saying, The New York Times, obituary, Feb. 2, 1995