Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Will & Feeling

"Will and feeling are like Janus, two-faced. Sometimes emotion is in the ascendant, at others, will or desire preponderates. Consequently some objectives influence the will more than the feeling and others enhance the emotions at the expense of the desire in one way or another, directly or indirectly, 
the objective is a magnificent stimulus and one which we are eager to use."

Tortsov in the chapter Inner Motive Forces, of
Contstantin Stanislavski An actor prepares (first published in Britain in 1936).

My copy is translated by Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood and published by Bloomsbury.


  1. Magnificent? I find it really annoying and confusing and not conducive to decision making. It goes beyond fatiguing. But that's just me.

    1. But it got you thinking, didn't it!! Use it to find the things that are conducive for your decision making process.