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Instead of acting in court, I decided to act onstage.
~By Raul Julia ~


A man who waits to believe in action before acting is anything you like, but he's not a man of action. You must act as you breathe.
~By Georges Clemenceau ~


Even if I think in English, it's more a language of acting than French.
~By Sophie Marceau ~


After this whole acting thing is over and done, you eventually have to be human. Some people are never human. It's very weird.
~By Joe Rogan ~


Acting is a total physical, emotional sensation.
~By Armand Assante ~


Acting has given me a way to channel my angst. I feel like an overweight, pimply faced kid a lot of the time - and finding a way to access that insecurity, and put it toward something creative is incredibly rewarding. I feel very lucky.
~By Ryan Reynolds ~


Louis B. Mayer once looked at me and said, 'You will never get the girl at the end'. So I worked on my acting.
~By Van Heflin ~


A good quartet is like a good conversation among friends interacting to each other's ideas.
~By Stan Getz ~


One can't understand the Christian Right and similar movements unless one sees them as reactive - they're reacting to what they call secular humanism.
~By Peter L. Berger ~


It's easy to play a bad girl: You just do everything you've been told not to do, and you don't have to deal with the consequences, because it's only acting.
~By Eliza Dushku ~


It's great to have an acting job in the age of Reality TV.
~By Lauren Graham ~


We made one film called Thy Neighbor's Wife in which I got flogged at the public whipping post for adultery. I did my best acting in that film, I guess.
~By Cleo Moore ~


I know what I love about acting - and it's the creative process.
~By William Hurt ~


This acting was very hard work.
~By Jack Levine ~


It was just expected that I would go to college. Both my parents are teachers and they tolerated acting, but I was going to go to a school of quality or bust. Which made my downshifting back to acting afterward a little difficult.
~By Wentworth Miller ~


When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
~By Cynthia Heimel ~


Working with a great director is like getting a master class in acting.
~By Swoosie Kurtz ~


I learned more about acting from George Stevens in a few months than I had in my entire life up until then.
~By Alan Ladd ~


I started acting professionally at age 19.
~By Bruce Boxleitner ~


People often argue about this. Obviously one of the skills in performance is acting, and you can't expect every Romeo to really be in love with their Juliet!
~By Deborah Bull ~


Acting is the only thing I ever really wanted to do, and I'm really ill-prepared to do anything else.
~By Nikki Cox ~


When you're a working actor and you're happy to be one, you can't focus all your energy on acting because you will go crazy. You have to focus as much energy as you can away from yourself.
~By Olivia Wilde ~


I knew I wanted children in my life. The acting was always in relation to it. Life at home is chaos. They're wonderful. They're such interesting human beings. I just love it. I'm lucky.
~By Annette Bening ~


It's not subtle or restrained. It's not any of the things you like to think apply to your acting.
~By Margaret Hamilton ~


When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated.
~By Ralph Nader ~


With Sean Penn, he wants to be surprised. He doesn't necessarily want what he's written, although we'll do what he's written. He likes the danger of acting.
~By David Morse ~


I love acting and making your own luck. You have to recreate yourself, I guess. Although, I don't know how.
~By Dennis Quaid ~


John was the smartest and most amazing comedian I've ever worked with. I think more than teaching me about acting or comedy, he taught me about life and the love of people and respect of people.
~By Kaley Cuoco ~


Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.
~By Ellen Barkin ~


One of the cruelest judgments sustained against me is that I have spoken out as a recovered alcoholic to stimulate my acting career.
~By Mercedes McCambridge ~


So most of my acting experience came in college when I was living away from them. I acted in various independent films, and I got some commercial work and stuff like that.
~By Maria Menounos ~


I don't know what acting is, but I enjoy it.
~By Anthony Hopkins ~


I definitely think there was some overacting on the part of the customers and the wait staff. The people who came in during the shooting were clearly there to have a moment on television, and that's fine.
~By Rocco DiSpirito ~


I've always loved acting with adults versus like the whole High School feel.
~By Alison Lohman ~


I decided I was going to give up singing and concentrate on acting, and a result of that, I didn't do another film for two to three years, and I don't blame it on anybody but myself.
~By Bobby Darin ~


I began acting at age eight, but if you don't stay on your game then people pass on you. Being on a show, it's a little easy to get comfortable, so I'm trying to get back on it. I'm taking some acting classes and watching movies, and I'm just trying to stay up with other actors.
~By Jason Dohring ~


Yeah, I had actually tried to stop acting before I made Dead Man Walking.
~By Sean Penn ~


When child actors act well they're just reacting to situations, and they're acting very real because their life experience is so short; there's no history to fall back on.
~By Mariel Hemingway ~


I think that you get something for your acting from almost anything you do.
~By Dabney Coleman ~


Now that was one thing, but from an actor's point of view, this poor young man, crying from the moment I opened the door to the moment he left. Now if an actor did that they would say he's over-acting.
~By Rod Steiger ~


Coming back to a television series puts you back in the limelight and gives you a platform for your ideas. If you're not acting on a series, you don't get the ability to communicate to people.
~By Dennis Weaver ~


Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting - it is bad acting with the intent to deceive.
~By Bo Bennett ~


Pretending to be other people is my game and that to me is the essence of the whole business of acting.
~By John Hurt ~


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


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


The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
~By Ralph Richardson ~


I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue.
~By Alec Baldwin ~


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 ~


I didn't want to get into acting. I was very happy doing MTV, it took up my time, I was content.
~By Nafisa Joseph ~


With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
~By Johnny Depp ~


By irreducibly complex I mean a single system composed of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to effectively cease functioning.
~By Michael Behe ~


I desire to assist in attracting to this profession young men of character and ability, also to help those already engaged in the profession to acquire the highest moral and intellectual training.
~By Joseph Pulitzer ~


If you took acting away from me, I'd stop breathing.
~By Ingrid Bergman ~


I hardly knew anything when I first arrived. I had to learn how to act as I went along. After about a year I got a grip on what acting was all about and it started coming straight from my heart; I wasn't just saying the words any longer.
~By Melissa George ~


And I've been acting for 39 years, so I define characters differently than I did in say Miami Vice.
~By Edward James Olmos ~


But acting just sort of happened and I found that I loved it. It was such a challenge.
~By Rachael Leigh Cook ~


Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.
~By Katharine Hepburn ~


You don't have any kind of sense of being foolish when you are acting. When you're younger you don't want to look a fool, so you don't do things that might make you vulnerable.
~By Tom Wilkinson ~


That is one of the reasons one enjoys acting. Now and again, you get scenes where you work with somebody really good and you have a good time trying to make it really work and really work well.
~By Albert Finney ~


I would rather miss the mark acting well than win the day acting basely.
~By Sophocles ~


I wrote a script. I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting. It's about the Irish rebellion of 1920, which is a fascinating period and place for me.
~By Tom Berenger ~


I know that if I'd had to go and take an exam for acting, I wouldn't have got anywhere. You don't take exams for acting, you take your courage.
~By Dame Edith Evans ~


I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design. I did a little bit of acting.
~By Jim Henson ~


That's what I like about acting. When you're preparing for a role, you do your research, and the bonus is you get to learn these skills. Now, it's on to whatever the next thing is I have to learn.
~By Parminder Nagra ~


Acting is real important to me. I love it, and it's something I care about.
~By Joaquin Phoenix ~


As a director, I also get to sit and watch actors and learn from them in a way that I don't get to do when I'm just acting.
~By Stanley Tucci ~


Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


After the brain tumor happened, I realized I love acting, I've always loved it, I may never get a chance to do it again.
~By Mark Ruffalo ~


I have a theory about that, if you have to say something, if you have encourage for one second a prospective acting student - he should not go in to acting.
~By Dabney Coleman ~


I was born with a need to be the center of attention, and, of course, you're the center of the world when you're acting.
~By Julie Christie ~


I've been in the studio experimenting on making a CD of my own. I'm trying out different producers, styles, sounds. With music, as opposed to acting, you are not playing a character. You are showing people who you are. I really want to have my spirit in it.
~By Emily Rossum ~


If you want to surf, move to Hawaii. If you like to shop, move to New York. If you like acting and Hollywood, move to California. But if you like college football, move to Texas.
~By Ricky Williams ~


I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
~By W. H. Auden ~


Sean's a better person when he's directing. He becomes a queen when he's an actor. And he's so unhappy when he's acting.
~By Robin Wright Penn ~


Acting isn't a singular profession, it is a collaborate profession.
~By Edie McClurg ~


My best friend growing up really put the bug in my ear about acting. We created this one hour-and-a-half improv play when we were 10 or 11 and performed it at the library. We just played off each other so well and had the best time doing it and the funniest part was, we wound up having packed houses, other people loved it too.
~By Katherine Moennig ~


My belief about acting in one foot on a banana peel and the other one in the grave.
~By Mark Ruffalo ~


People are afraid to ask musicians to be involved in projects because they anticipate being turned down. Young artists hesitate before contacting me. People in my position don't get approached often enough.
~By David Sylvian ~


I went to college for one semester, and I took every subject I could, and I ended up failing. So I thought to myself, Ever since I was a kid, I've loved expression - and that's when I started thinking about acting.
~By Derek Luke ~


I am very driven. I work really hard, whether it's acting or my charity or even poker. When I focus on something I give it my all.
~By Shannon Elizabeth ~


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 ~


In any case, his judgment and set of values, acting alone or through his assistants, determine not only what is gold and what is dross but the design of the history which he creates out of the metal. The historian decides what is significant, and what is not.
~By Samuel E. Morison ~


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 really enjoy singing and I really enjoy acting, but singing I've been doing since I was really young.
~By Lindsay Lohan ~


I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.
~By Aaliyah ~


It is indeed hard for the strong to be just to the weak, but acting justly always has its rewards.
~By Eamon de Valera ~


I did some acting in high school, I knew I really liked it.
~By Rachel Dratch ~


I started acting when I was 13 in New York. Worked there for a couple years, then auditioned for a show there that was going to be filming here. Ended up coming out, getting the job and just staying.
~By Kristanna Loken ~


I'm less needy about needing to express myself through acting. I have many different lives outside of this that are extremely fulfilling.
~By Richard Gere ~


Acting is really scary, but it's also challenging, fun, hard work. There's always an element of improvisation with every actor, even when something is really scripted.
~By Michael Pitt ~


I don't want to give up acting - it's what I am.
~By Julie Walters ~


It is precisely as though I were possessed by some other spirit when I enter on a new task of acting, as though something within me presses a switch and my own consciousness merges into some other, greater, more vital being.
~By Conrad Veidt ~


I like acting for now. But after seeing Apollo 13, what I really want to do is to be an astronaut. I'm dying to go to a space camp next summer!
~By Natalie Portman ~


Acting is playing - it's actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream.
~By Billy Bob Thornton ~


Acting is the physical representation of a mental picture and the projection of an emotional concept.
~By Laurette Taylor ~


I guess Species was a movie made for me and hence I bagged the role. In fact even when acting, I never thought the outcome would be so good which I think it was! The entire role was a challenge. I was to be this strange yet sexy thing which was challenging!
~By Natasha Henstridge ~


I wanted to act; that was my one goal. I wanted to devote all my time to acting and not waitressing or anything else.
~By Edie Falco ~


I was at an acting academy for seven years prior to the trial.
~By Kato Kaelin ~


The only time I commit to conspiracy theories is when something way retarded happens. Like Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone.
~By Joe Rogan ~


I have done so much: modeling, acting, singing, the calendar, the lingerie line, and there have been times where I have wanted to give up but I went for it.
~By Caprice Bourret ~

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