Frases de Sam Shepard
Fecha de nacimiento: 5. Noviembre 1943
Samuel «Sam» Shepard Rogers III  fue considerado uno de los dramaturgos contemporáneos más importantes de Estados Unidos. Fue un destacado personaje de la escena estadounidense desde la aparición de sus primeras obras, en la década de 1960, y considerado por la crítica como heredero de los grandes autores estadounidenses. Shepard también fue escritor, guionista, actor y músico. Alcanzó fama entre el gran público por su faceta como guionista y actor cinematográfico con películas tan conocidas como Elegidos para la gloria, Magnolias de acero, El informe Pelícano, Black Hawk Down o Paris, Texas.
Frases Sam Shepard
„I hate endings. Just detest them. Beginnings are definitely the most exciting, middles are perplexing and endings are a disaster. … The temptation towards resolution, towards wrapping up the package, seems to me a terrible trap. Why not be more honest with the moment? The most authentic endings are the ones which are already revolving towards another beginning. That’s genius.“
„Look it - you start out as an artist, I started out when I was nineteen, and you’re full of defenses. You have all of this stuff to prove. You have all of these shields in front of you. All your weapons are out. It’s like you’re going into battle. You can accomplish a certain amount that way. But then you get to a point where you say, “But there’s this whole other territory I’m leaving out.” And that territory becomes more important as you grow older. You begin to see that you leave out so much when you go to battle with the shield and all the rest of it. You have to start including that other side or die a horrible death as an artist with your shield stuck on the front of your face forever. You can’t grow that way. And I don’t think you can grow as a person that way, either. There just comes a point when you have to relinquish some of that and risk becoming more open to the vulnerable side, which I think is the female side. It’s much more courageous than the male side.“
„When you consider all the writers who never even had a machine. Who would have given an eyeball for a good typewriter. Any typewriter. All the ones who wrote on a matchbook covers. Paper bags. Toilet paper. Who had their writing destroyed by their jailers. Who persisted beyond all odds.“
— Sam Shepard, True West