Restraint is a great…

IMAGE: Restraint is a great word, not only for actors but for everybody to remember. Restraint of tempers, appetites, desires, bad habits, and so on, is a mighty good thing to cultivate. One of the reasons I hated the early comedies in which I played was because there wouldn't be much "restraint" in hurling custard pies! One or two custard pies are funny, perhaps: but when nothing but custard pies is used to get laughs, the picture becomes monotonous.

Restraint is a great word, not only for actors but for everybody to remember. Restraint of tempers, appetites, desires, bad habits, and so on, is a mighty good thing to cultivate. One of the reasons I hated the early comedies… More »

10. Return to…

IMAGE: 10. Return to Society. [Entering the Marketplace.]

10. Return to Society. [Entering the Marketplace.] – Kuòān Shīyuǎn [Kaku-an] (Late 12th century): Ten Bulls [Ten Ox Herding Pictures] / (Bull [Ox] = True self; Bull [Ox] herder = Self seeking true self) / (9. Reaching the… ← Previous… More »

9. Reaching the…

IMAGE: 9. Reaching the Source. [Returning to the Source.]

9. Reaching the Source. [Returning to the Source.] – Kuòān Shīyuǎn [Kaku-an] (Late 12th century): Ten Bulls [Ten Ox Herding Pictures] / (Bull [Ox] = True self; Bull [Ox] herder = Self seeking true self) / (8. Both Bull and…… More »

6. Riding the Bull…

IMAGE: 6. Riding the Bull Home. [Riding Home.]

6. Riding the Bull Home. [Riding Home.] – Kuòān Shīyuǎn [Kaku-an] (Late 12th century): Ten Bulls [Ten Ox Herding Pictures] / (Bull [Ox] = True self; Bull [Ox] herder = Self seeking true self) / (5. Taming the Bull… ←… More »

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