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Ralph Richardson

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Acting is merely the art of keeping a large number of people from coughing.
Ralph Richardson, reported in Ashton Applewhite; Tripp Evans, Andrew Frothingham (2003). And I Quote: The Definitive Collection of Quotes, Sayings, and Jokes for the Contemporary Speechmaker. Macmillan, p. 283. ISBN 0312307446.

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I know two kinds of audience only one coughing, and one not coughing.

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