During his Lead Actor in a Play acceptance speech for his role in The Father at the June 12, 2016 Tony Awards, Frank Langella quoted Dr. Suess (Theodor Geisel):
“I found some words that will mean more to you than a list of names, Langella said about halfway through his speech. ‘When something bad happens we have three choices: we let it define us, we let it destroy us, or we let it strengthen us.’
Today in Orlando we had a hideous dose of reality, and I urge you, Orlando, to remain strong.” The actor closed his remarks by saying, “We will be with you every step of the way.”
Frank Langella was referring to the horrific mass shooting at The Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida that occurred the previous evening by ISIS-inspired madman, Omar Mateen.
Dr. Suess (AKA Theodor Geisel)