Acting Quotes And Sayings

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I still have agents in France, Los Angeles and Amsterdam who call and suggest parts. I'd love to keep on doing both painting and acting until the end of my days.
~By Sylvia Kristel ~


I always stayed for the first curtain call and people always said, 'Who's that?' But this got me started in acting.
~By James Stewart ~


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 ~


Acting is a form of confession.
~By Tallulah Bankhead ~


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


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 don't think I'm proud of anything in acting.
~By Eddie Albert ~


I don't know if I'm going to do any more acting. It's a great job, you know? Make a movie? Why not?
~By Colleen Haskell ~


I haven't really focused so much on getting acting work.
~By Charlene Tilton ~


So, I certainly subscribe to what Bette said about acting being very hard work.
~By Marie Windsor ~


I didn't get into acting to be a public service announcer or an advocate and yet, by virtue of this show and how we handle the subject matter that we've been given, that's kind of how it's evolved in certain ways.
~By Christopher Meloni ~


Acting is very immediate.
~By Val Kilmer ~


The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready.
~By Steve Martin ~


Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.
~By Denzel Washington ~


I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool. I like the business. I like to do different parts and diverse characters. I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet!
~By Robert Duvall ~


If laws acting upon private interests can not always be avoided, they should be confined within the narrowest limits, and left wherever possible to the legislatures of the States.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


I ran spotlight. Swept up. Did box office. Ran the lighting board. But acting was the most fun.
~By Tim Robbins ~


Man is a make-believe animal: he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.
~By William Hazlitt ~


What's the difference between tough love and acting like a jerk?
~By Ricki Lake ~


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


It was always part of the plan to move into acting.
~By Aaliyah ~


There are movies that require fantasy and slightly more fantastical acting. Lines that are good for certain movies, in real life circumstances, would be absolutely unbelievable things to really say, and you would look at these people like they're freaks for conversing that way. But somehow for certain styles of movies, it works, and it seems fine.
~By Christian Bale ~


I never feel more alive than when I'm on stage. On film you feel chopped up, you can be acting from the neck up, or the hand, there is a lot of close up.
~By Kathleen Turner ~


It's the weirdest thing. When you go into acting, you expect to be a huge star and to be recognized... It did happen, but not in the way you expect it to... In L.A., I'm just another character actor.
~By Dan Castellaneta ~


Acting is doing, because everything you say or do is some kind of an action, some kind of a verb. You're always connected to the other person through some kind of action.
~By Mira Sorvino ~


There is some sadness for me now about acting because it used to be that there was a reverence for actors.
~By Estelle Parsons ~


Well, acting is cheap; I knew all these actors who weren't in the Screen Actors Guild yet, and it happened that they were all just about thirty years old.
~By John Sayles ~


Music is extremely intuitive, which acting too in a different way.
~By Katey Sagal ~


A 65-ft.-wide screen and 500 people reacting to the movie, there is nothing like that experience.
~By Michael Mann ~


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 ~


I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I've been acting on it. I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators.
~By Andrew Cuomo ~


The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part.
~By Francesca Annis ~


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


I love being physical and acting at the same time.
~By Jennifer Garner ~


I did theater when I was nine, I think. Nine and ten, and that was just the beginning of my whole involvement in acting, my whole interest. I don't really remember it that well. But it was really fun. I mean, it was exciting just to be on stage in front of an audience. It gives you a different kind of rush.
~By Amanda Seyfried ~


I was kind of scared of failing at acting.
~By James Franco ~


Now my drug is writing or acting, being creative.
~By Scott Caan ~


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 ~


It's upsetting that it is such a big deal. I wish it weren't an issue all the time. It's funny that people say it's a departure, because I've been acting since I was a child. I've played three gay roles out of hundreds.
~By Randy Harrison ~


My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.
~By Arnold Schwarzenegger ~


Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'.
~By Leonardo DiCaprio ~


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 got involved with an acting school and studied for a couple years. They used to have improv exercises that you would work on and you would do improvs.
~By Barry Levinson ~


I had been singing all my life, but I started acting in high school.
~By Kevin Richardson ~


Stylized acting and direction is to realistic acting and direction as poetry is to prose.
~By Elia Kazan ~


In my teens or twenties I wanted to do Blanche. Now I'm over that. Those roles are not attracting me now. Which is odd, because that's what most every actress would want to go do.
~By Delta Burke ~


Of course, in later years, I'd studied acting more than ever before - mostly with the late Stella Adler, who was marvelous! - but in my earlier years, I couldn't afford to do this.
~By Marie Windsor ~


Acting has been very useful to me.
~By Jane Asher ~


I didn't go to acting school, but I've been observing my fellow man for 66 years now, and I would think that's the best school there is.
~By Wilford Brimley ~


This nation loves singing and loves acting.
~By Kate Smith ~


It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.
~By Albert Einstein ~


I think acting is about forgetting yourself in order to give the best of yourself. It's passing through you more than you're creating it. You're not the flower, but the vase which holds the flower.
~By Juliette Binoche ~


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


Before acting, I wanted to become a journalist. I also toyed with the idea of being a chef - but that's only when people asked me what I wanted to be. In fact, I always used to say I wanted to be an actor, but I didn't ever believe that I was good enough to be come one.
~By Ian Mckellen ~


The thing about acting is you don't want to let on how enjoyable it is or then everybody would want to become an actress. But it really is. It's a pleasure to go and exchange your identity.
~By Gena Rowlands ~


That's what I always enjoyed about acting, the real adrenalin rush. My heart - still before I go on stage - crashing out of my chest. That's thrilling to me.
~By Billy Crudup ~


I am a bit more of a whore with my acting than I am with my music. I am not a whore with my music.
~By Rick Springfield ~


I've made a kind of pact with myself where I said, It doesn't matter what it is as long as I'm acting.
~By Dan Castellaneta ~


I'm getting positive feedback for my acting so we'll see if any other interesting parts come up.
~By Johnny Vegas ~


And film acting is incredibly tedious, just by its nature. It's incredibly, mind numbingly slow.
~By Hugh Grant ~


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 ~


The kind of acting I used to enjoy no longer exists because your prime consideration is the budget, running time, the cost - and whether they'll understand it in Milwaukee.
~By Dirk Bogarde ~


Acting is definitely put at the back of my mind, if it's there at all right now. It's all entertainment.
~By Tina Yothers ~


I kind of have a rededication in my life now to acting because I'm very fond of being in this movie.
~By Thomas Haden Church ~


Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.
~By Meryl Streep ~


One of the things I love about acting is that it reveals a certain something about yourself, but it doesn't reveal your own personal story.
~By Jessica Lange ~


An easily accessible and transparent database of contract information will bring sunshine into the confusing and sometimes shadowy practice of government contracting.
~By Tom Coburn ~


The pleasant surprise for me is that when I look into Tony's eyes, he's still 100% present, sharing everything that's going on. Acting with him is like a beautiful dance.
~By Genie Francis ~


The foundation for film acting is stage acting.
~By James Lipton ~


The biggest mistake in student films is that they are usually cast so badly, with friends and people the directors know. Actually you can cover a lot of bad direction with good acting.
~By Brian De Palma ~


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 ~


There's so much we can't express in our day-to-day interaction with people because it's considered inappropriate. And acting is all about being inappropriate.
~By Wentworth Miller ~


Zhang is a friend of mine: he said forget about acting and just do normal things in the movie.
~By Jet Li ~


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 ~


You see, I've never really studied acting.
~By Diana Ross ~


My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net, and being in the movies, there is a net - because you stop and go over it again. It's very technical and mechanical. On stage you're on your own.
~By Eli Wallach ~


Acting is always a challenge.
~By Robert Downey, Jr. ~


Vadim changed my mind about acting. Vadim was the only man who was certain I had something special to offer.
~By Brigitte Bardot ~


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


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 ~


Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting.
~By Bela Lugosi ~


I becan acting when River was doing this TV series and they needed two kids for the show, so they got me and my little sister, Summer, to do it. After that I did some really weird guest spots with orangutans and stuff.
~By Joaquin Phoenix ~


My earliest acting memory is making up a play for my mom and dad called The Lonesome Baby. I have no idea what The Lonesome Baby was about. I just remember the title. But I'm sure it was an epic.
~By Jane Horrocks ~


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 ~


I was sitting in the looping studio late one night, and I had this epiphany that they weren't paying me for my acting, for God's sake, but to own me. And from then on, it became clear and an awful lot easier to deal with.
~By Angela Carter ~


In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed.
~By William S. Burroughs ~


For minority actors, developing our own projects has to be the eventual path. We have a lot of stories to tell and a really unique voice. But none of that is going to be heard as long as we're just the hired hands, acting.
~By Jimmy Smits ~


My mother keeps things in perspective for me. She makes me realize that the acting I do and love is no more important than what one of my brothers does-he works in a shoe repair shop. If my career ever tapers off, I'll go to college.
~By Dana Hill ~


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


There's really nothing else I'm going to do with my life. I'd be useless if I weren't singing or acting.
~By Taryn Manning ~


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 ~


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 ~


A few nights ago I went to a Hollywood screening of a small independent film made by Sally Kirkland, an old friend of mine who also did terrific job acting in it. There were other actors in it and they were all terrific.
~By Nick Mancuso ~


I'm now learning how to distinguish when I'm acting and when I'm not acting - offstage as well as onstage.
~By Micky Dolenz ~


I don't know if this is why everything has worked so well and I'm not sure I'd recommend this kind of thinking to anyone else, but I've always known I'd be successful in acting. I have certainly worked for it.
~By Jennifer Lawrence ~


As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.
~By Michael Jordan ~


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 ~


So for me having that element of being able to be competitive wasn't a problem. I'm very competitive. I thought if I could skate first, acting would come second. I could say my lines and then go do what I was saying. You don't have to fake it, you're not really acting.
~By John Robinson ~


There's lots of interesting jobs in the profession besides acting, and I like to try and keep an eye on and understand other people's jobs, rather than just my own.
~By Sarah Sutton ~


Hopefully I'll be successful with the singing, but there are so many other things I want to do, like acting. I'll do them one at a time first!
~By Katie Price ~

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