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of course among those some exceptions, who will be disappointed if you do not degrade your talent, your art, your soul, by giving them not the best, but the worst of yourself for the sake of money or cheap success.
An artist must resist and disdain these ap­proaches of the Devil! An artist has the duty to be above his audience. The audience in a theater is like a crowd in a church. The artist, like the Priest, must know that there are wolves among the sheep . . . and must not fear them.
The artist is loved for what he or she has created, and for that reason the artist must not be impressed by any outside influence! It does not matter who gives you advice on your art, don't listen! Remain yourself and nothing else! Only the students, the de­butantes, have to consider advice. But when your personality has ripened, your soul de­veloped, close your ears! Be what you are! Express what you feel, go straight to your aim of beauty; reveal in all you do, all your sorrow and all your joy; appeal to the heart, move the heart by telling and expressing your art; and let the public know by your art that you are able to share its sufferings ... to under­stand every struggle for life, love, and happiness. Make the public conceive that you too are a

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