Drama Sayings and Quotes

Some people thrive off drama and creating friction. Life’s not worth living unless there is a crisis to attend to. Others are just the opposite and prefer to keep their lives as drama free as possible. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful drama quotes.


All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.      

Sean O'Casey

When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticisms and misguided opinions, walking away is the best way to stand up for yourself. To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude.     

Dodinksi

What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out.      

Alfred Hitchcock

Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.     

Mandy Hale

The less seen, the more heard. The eye is the enemy of the ear in real drama.     

Thornton Niven Wilder

Drama is based on the Mistake. I think someone is my friend when he really is my enemy, that I am free to marry a woman when in fact she is my mother, that this person is a chambermaid when it is a young nobleman in disguise, that this well-dressed young man is rich when he is really a penniless adventurer, or that if I do this such and such a result will follow when in fact it results in something very different. All good drama has two movements, first the making of the mistake, then the discovery that it was a mistake.     

W. H. Auden

So many people prefer to live in drama because it's comfortable. It's like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship - it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.     

Ellen DeGeneres

Conflict is drama, and how people deal with conflict shows you the kind of people they are.     

Stephen Moyer

Every third person in the world is a drama queen. And crying 'victim,' especially when you're not really a victim in any real way, feels good. It feels good to cry victim if you're not one.     

John McWhorter

My life is full of drama, and I don't have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like.      

Adele

People love scandal; people love drama. They love stripping away the layers to see what's really in there, and they'll do anything - as well as make it up - to get it.      

Julia Roberts

The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.     

Minna Antrim

Never let somebody's drama determine the outcome of your day.     

Terry Mark

If there's not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something.     

Eminem

Drama lives on conflict. If you're trying to deal with social issues seriously, there's no way of avoiding violence, which is so present in society.      

Michael Haneke

I need drama in my life to keep making music.      

Eminem

The drama and the trauma of the relationship you have when you're 16 can mirror the one you have when you're 26. Life repeats itself.     

Taylor Swift

Drama and Acting Quotes

One of the greatest things drama can do, at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love, home, family, loyalty and envy. Tragedy need not be a downer.     

Ben Kingsley

With comedy, it's a combination of knowing the comedic beat was good - it made you laugh, it made people on the crew laugh. With drama, you do something deep and if your stuff was really effective, the ultimate result is silence. Silence is not necessarily... that would also be the result if you sucked.      

Chris Pratt

Drama's not safe and it's not pretty and it's not kind. People expect the basic template of television drama where there might be naughty villains, but everyone ends up having a nice cup of tea. You've got to do big moral choices and show the terrible things people do in terrible situations. Drama is failing if it doesn't do that.     

Russell T Davies

Basically, when I hear the words 'family drama,' I run in the opposite direction.     

Willem Dafoe

Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it's done right. Even a pancake.     

Julia Child

The basis of drama is... the struggle of the hero towards a specific goal at the end of which he realises that what kept him from it was, in the lesser drama, civilisation and, in the great drama, the discovery of something that he did not set out to discover but which can be seen retrospectively as inevitable.     

David Mamet

A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in thetheatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.     

Kenneth Tynan

Drama is hard for me. Crying is much harder for me than laughter.     

Emma Stone

I guess you can tease me about being a drama queen, because that did heighten the drama.     

Greg Louganis

Drama usually has some sort of intense conflict.     

Clint Eastwood

Drama if I sing, drama if I don't sing. What do you do?     

Montserrat Caballe

We respond to a drama to that extent to which it corresponds to our dream life.     

David Mamet

The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high development, and epitomizes both.     

Victor Hugo

The real object of the drama is the exhibition of human character.     

Delphi Complete Works of Thomas Babington Macaulay (Illustrated)

The drama is the book of the people.     

Robert Aris Willmott

Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have. By disrupting that order. A way of surprising.     

Vaclav Havel

To see your drama clearly is to be liberated from it.     

Ken Keyes

The drama may be called that part of theatrical art which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion. What is left is theater.     

Robertson Davies

Everyone sees drama from his own perspective.     

Jean-Marie Le Pen