Acting Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Acting

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And after you've done the acting, there's a lot of places you can put your input - in the editing, in the production of it, in the rewriting of it and so on.
~By Paul Reiser ~


The art of acting is to be other than what you are.
~By Whoopi Goldberg ~


When someone's acting for a scene, they can fool the camera. But in everyday life, unless you're watching and censoring yourself every minute, or spending all your time in the company of ladies, what you feel is bound to show in your eyes.
~By Cesar Romero ~


Great acting may be a turn-on, but it won't make me fantasize about the person for a week.
~By Sandra Bullock ~


I read. It's also nice for me to get involved in schoolwork, which is a totally different world than acting. It makes me feel like I am doing things that normal people are doing at my age.
~By Monica Keena ~


At this point I have no interest in returning to wrestling. I am pursuing my acting career. But I never say never. I enjoyed the three years I was in the wrestling industry.
~By Rita Mero ~


My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
~By Saint Augustine ~


Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the greatest things in the art of acting.
~By Alla Nazimova ~


It was the most fun I've ever had on a movie. It was one of the happiest times in my life. I was living in New York, and I really enjoyed acting at the time. Also, it's funny because that was also the time when I went downhill.
~By Mickey Rourke ~


I love movies, I've always been interested in them, but I wanted to wait for the right time to start acting.
~By Claudia Schiffer ~


On a film, I was always acting. I was either changing my clothes really quickly and wiping off the lipstick and putting on the other lipstick and then working constantly, constantly.
~By Maggie Gyllenhaal ~


I was born first to music. But I went into acting because my father knew so much about music he intimidated me. So, I picked an art form, he knew nothing about. So I could be my own man.
~By Michael Moriarty ~


My first paid acting job was a movie called Fandango. It also starred Kevin Costner.
~By Judd Nelson ~


Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.
~By Aaliyah ~


Comedy is acting out optimism.
~By Robin Williams ~


I'm too busy acting like I'm not Naive. I've seen it all, I was here first.
~By Kurt Cobain ~


Acting is easier than skating in a way and harder in other aspects. In skating, you get one chance, and with acting you get to do it over and over.
~By Tara Lipinski ~


Incidentally, I'm still looking for acting work, my first love.
~By Shelley Berman ~


Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.
~By William S. Burroughs ~


It was a wonderful experience to work with Sylvia. She pushed me to be more powerful with my acting, and she told me scores of the most incredible stories I've ever heard. She is amazing.
~By Lukas Haas ~


My father said, If you want to do acting, you have to be successful, which is a silly thing to say.
~By Diane Cilento ~


I always thought that it was every performer's dream. That's the epitome of being an artist, being able to express song, dance and acting in a live theatre setting and really connecting with an audience on that level.
~By Deborah Cox ~


But you're right, I did think about acting more and then decided against it.
~By Todd Solondz ~


I hadn't done just a straight-out comedy in a long time, just letting an ensemble do really good character acting, having them carry the movie as in my earlier pictures.
~By Brian De Palma ~


I got into the acting business very young.
~By James MacArthur ~


Acting kind of pays my bills more than music does.
~By Marla Sokoloff ~


Acting allows me to explore new worlds, to discover characters by delving into their lives, and ultimately to become someone else entirely.
~By Pierce Brosnan ~


The basic answer is that I wasn't happy or fulfilled by the job I had and I wanted my life to mean something to me, so I searched my life experience and realized that acting and performing were activities that I enjoyed all aspects of.
~By Gil Gerard ~


I think when you take away all, like, the premieres and press stuff and all the special effects, then you just come down to the fact that it's all about acting, and I think that has been the best bit for me.
~By Emma Watson ~


Now supposing I had the part of a young woman to give out, one that wanted some excellent acting. If I were to go to the stage for my actress I would have to take a matured woman, one who would act splendidly, but who would look too old for the requirements.
~By D. W. Griffith ~


I firmly believe lyrics have to breathe and give the audience's ear a chance to understand what's going on. Particularly in the theater, where you have costume, story, acting, orchestra.
~By Stephen Sondheim ~


Because of my background in theater and radio acting, I knew that I could make a living as an actor.
~By Casey Kasem ~


If it's an excellent script, I enjoy it tremendously, the acting part of it.
~By Julie London ~


I had heard about how people struggle and how hard it is to get into acting. But I did not care because it's something I love.
~By Bai Ling ~


I always say if you've seen good acting on television, those actors are really good. Because there's just not enough time. You don't have any preparation.
~By Sasha Alexander ~


It's tough when take 1 is technically okay and take 2 has better acting. Out here (Hollywood) they print the first one. That's the one where we all hit the mark on the floor and who cares about the acting.
~By Judy Holliday ~


I think the point to be understood is that we're all different. I've never been a fan of theories of acting. I didn't go to drama school, so I was never put through a training that was limited by someone saying, 'This is the way you should act.'
~By Ian Mckellen ~


Acting is not about anything romantic, not even fantasy, although you do create fantasy.
~By James Earl Jones ~


My acting coach makes the impossible accessible.
~By Karolina Kurkova ~


I don't like to intellectualize about my acting.
~By Genevieve Bujold ~


If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.
~By William Hazlitt ~


It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning myself at this day with what appears at first sight and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling.
~By Arthur E. Waite ~


I had a bonding problem when I went off and boxed for five years. I was over in Europe and Asia fighting because I wanted to do something different; I was tired of acting. But the thing is, when I was done doing that, I couldn't get a job.
~By Mickey Rourke ~


They see us interacting with people, they see us doing serious interviews, they see us having fun, and when you're conversing with someone, you get a much clearer impression of who that person is than if they are just reading into a news piece.
~By Katie Couric ~


I surrendered to a world of my imagination, reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me. I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare.
~By Andrew Wyeth ~


We lived and breathed acting.
~By David Naughton ~


Now that I'm more mature, in a funny way, I can even appreciate that I've bad to become more aware of my body. Since I've chosen acting as my career, I have to keep my weight down anyway-I've been used to it for years, so it's no problem. And there's nothing I can't do.
~By Dana Hill ~


Movie magic is movie magic and acting magic is acting magic.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


Some people have therapy, some people are alcoholics or they're in AA. Some people jump out of planes on weekends or find ways to release this kind of thing. And for me, it's acting. I find acting very therapeutic for whatever it is.
~By Kevin Bacon ~


The great difference between screen acting and theatre acting is that screen acting is about reacting - 75% of the time, great screen actors are great reactors.
~By Nicolas Roeg ~


Believe me, when an actress is told that her very name is synonymous with bad acting, she's had it.
~By Piper Laurie ~


Acting is what happens on the way.
~By Mira Sorvino ~


Acting must be scaled down for the screen. A drawing room is a lot smaller than a theatre auditorium.
~By Arthur Lowe ~


About 10,000 years ago, males and females were acting equitably and were treating one another as equals, and then males took over the power, because they have physical power and physical strength.
~By Jane Elliot ~


But I think the other is a little more like bullfighting, a little more daring and although I appreciate good acting and I liked being versatile my whole career, it kept me working.
~By Robert Klein ~


Our leaders are acting like lemmings.
~By Jack Herer ~


For 50 years, acting was the reason I got up in the morning.
~By Jack Klugman ~


I did a play called Throne of Straw when I was 11, at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. It became really clear to me at that point that I enjoyed acting more than any other experience I was having.
~By Kiefer Sutherland ~


To me, the most important thing in life is to be a human being. Second is acting.
~By Peter Stormare ~


The only credit I can give them. They synchronize wonderful. That's all. They synchronize very - you would have thought that they were actually acting, but they were synching all the time, and that's a rough job.
~By Cab Calloway ~


I think that various styles and methods and approaches are an invention of people who don't understand the process of acting and who try very hard to label things.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


Today, currently, business owners can go out and find out if the person they are hiring is eligible to work here or if they are not. We need to think about how we are impacting workers.
~By Gary Miller ~


We must be able to inspire. That's my goal in acting.
~By Portia de Rossi ~


There's only two givens with choosing acting as a profession: one is you will always be unemployed, always, and it doesn't matter how much money you make, you're still always going to be unemployed; and that you have no power.
~By Frances McDormand ~


If it's well written and well directed and you've got good actors to work with, acting is easy. But making sure all the ducks are in a row is the hard part. It's very rare.
~By John Lithgow ~


I don't think I have one iota of cynicism about acting.
~By Donald Sutherland ~


Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.
~By Robert Quillen ~


So I was determined to use my last two years in college doing something I thought I would enjoy, which was acting. And it was probably because there was girls over in the drama school too, you know?
~By James Earl Jones ~


And then, I suppose, there's also a cinematic reality on top of that. Because it was extremely difficult to keep tabs on, it was quite confusing acting that.
~By Gabriel Byrne ~


That's a tough question; I've been acting since I was 10. My dad was an entrepreneur, so I guess something along those lines. I wouldn't want a 9-5 job.
~By Will Estes ~


My family was very supportive of my acting. They didn't really have a choice because I got jobs acting before anyone could really say anything. It paid my way through college and helped my family out.
~By Ajay Naidu ~


I started acting when I was 10, doing musical theater. I was a brunette at that time. I was always cast in all the exotic parts.
~By Loni Anderson ~


What I enjoy most is travelling to different places and meeting new people. For me, it's all about life experiences, and I'm very grateful that acting allows me so many interesting and fulfilling ones.
~By Jensen Ackles ~


It has been argued that British girls are incapable of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament. This, I am positive, is not true.
~By Ivor Novello ~


The trick to acting is not to show off, it's to think the thoughts of the character.
~By Eddie Marsan ~


Well, from an acting point of view, I bear no relation, I don't look like Alfred Kinsey at all, but I thought somewhere in my artist's soul, my actor's soul, I could capture something of the spirit of the man.
~By Liam Neeson ~


Acting in films hasn't changed me. I feel exactly the same.
~By Shelley Duvall ~


Acting is very immediate.
~By Val Kilmer ~


If you watch Olivier's interviews, he has this reptilian tongue; it seems too big for his mouth. My pursuit of that became distracting, so I let it go. The thrill was finding the right pair of glasses.
~By Julian Sands ~


God is acting on your soul all the time, whether you have spiritual sensations or not.
~By Evelyn Underhill ~


This art of acting is a process I love very much. It's an unbelievably fulfilling experience for me and I look forward to building upon my art in the years to come.
~By Greg Akcelrod ~


I was 36, and I had decided to quit acting because it was so disappointing.
~By Phil Hartman ~


I had all the usual ambition growing up. I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn't nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked.
~By Michael J. Fox ~


I did commercials since I was 16, and that's kind of acting, depending on what you're selling.
~By Joan Severance ~


Since I also act, sometimes I get over my resentment and commit to the pitch as an acting job.
~By Christopher Durang ~


Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.
~By Glenda Jackson ~


You have to love what you do, and you have to need it like you need air. And there's nothing else that would give me the same degree of satisfaction as acting, which is why I can't walk away from it.
~By Wentworth Miller ~


Never get caught acting.
~By Lillian Gish ~


Ever since I was a very little girl, I've dreamed of acting.
~By Eva Herzigova ~


Acting is my first love.
~By Dawn Wells ~


However, as our brave men and women continue to return from the battlefields of the War on Terror, Congress must respond by enacting policies that meet the evolving needs of the veterans community.
~By Randy Neugebauer ~


It's a blessing and a curse. But it's not always the best situation to be in. As a profession, I don't recommend acting at all.
~By Armand Assante ~


And I am saying, how about the other two branches? And putting the pressure on our representatives in the Senate and the Congress, and the court system. They should be counter-acting this corruption, but they are sitting there silent.
~By Sibel Edmonds ~


I don't think I'm great at acting. I think I'm great at directing.
~By Melissa Joan Hart ~


If one thing that bothers me about acting, it's that there's no clear-cut number one. The closest you can get is winning an Academy Award, and I'm going to work on that if it takes me the next 50 years. To my peers, it will mean that I'm the best!
~By Dana Hill ~


My favorite way of getting out of doing chores is by acting like I'm asleep. But it never works.
~By Devon Werkheiser ~


Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.
~By Ferdinand Marcos ~


Plastic surgery and breast implants are fine for people who want that, if it makes them feel better about who they are. But, it makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about being real being honest.
~By Kate Winslet ~


Having been an actor and a writer for so long - 20 years or so - I felt that it would be daft to go to one's grave without having directed. It's a natural extension of writing and acting, and so I knew it would happen one day.
~By Stephen Fry ~


With acting, it was really more of a general kind of experience of really just loving being in the theater.
~By Marisa Tomei ~

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