My Favorite Meisner Adages

For the actor. For life.
  1. The foundation of acting is the reality of doing.
  2. Acting is behaving truthfully under giving circumstances.
  3. The text is your greatest enemy.
  4. Don't sit on the pinch.
  5. Act before you think.
  6. Listen.
  7. You know, it’s all right to be wrong, but it’s not all right not try.
  8. Living moment to unanticipated moment.
  9. An ounce of behavior is worth a pound of words.