Marian Seldes: Observer and Thief
From Acting: Working in the Theatre
Edited by Robert Emmet Long
The greatest tool of all is to observe life around you, and your life inside you. That's easy to say. But there are times in an actor's life when there's nothing there. But whenever you travel, whenever you watch children, whenever you watch animals--I'm no good at percentages--but a great, great deal of what I know and feel about the theatre is from watching other people, from being an observer and a thief.