"Actors are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face
of the Earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in 1 year
than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, actors face the
financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect
of people who think they should get "real jobs," and their own fear
that they'll never work again. Every day they have to ignore the
possibility that the vision to which they have dedicated their
lives is a pipe dream. With every passing year, many of them watch
as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of
normal life - the cars, the family, the house, the nest egg."
"But they stay true to their dream, in spite of sacrifices. Why?
Because actors are willing to give their entire lives to a moment -
to that line, that laugh, that gesture or that interpretation that
will stir the audience's soul. Actors are beings who have tasted
life's nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their
creative spirit and touched another person's heart. In that
instant, they are as close to magic, God and perfection as anyone
could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate
oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes."