Acting Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Acting

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


Actually, the year anniversary of what you just heard, my son Grahame and I are going to be in a play together, and I'm acting for the first time in front of an audience that doesn't consist of a high school drama class.
~By Phil Lesh ~


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 had just arrived in New York from California. I was nineteen years old and excited beyond belief. I was an art student and an acting student and behaved as most young actors did - meaning that there was no such thing as a good actor, 'cause you yourself hadn't shown up yet.
~By Robert Redford ~


The head of the CIA, it seems to me, would think long and hard before he admitted that former employees of his had been involved in the murder of the President of the United States-even if they weren't acting on behalf of the Agency when they did it.
~By Jim Garrison ~


I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn't until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain.
~By Conrad Veidt ~


I didn't actually begin professionally acting until I was 30.
~By Katey Sagal ~


The worst acting is about imitation.
~By Paul Guilfoyle ~


If you've ever been around a group of actors, you've noticed, no doubt, that they can talk of nothing else under the sun but acting. It's exactly the same way with baseball players. Your heart must be in your work.
~By Christy Mathewson ~


I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy. I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist.
~By Susan Sarandon ~


My point is that, over the years, I've taught five thousand people acting and lately I have a lot of energy on these kids, having the same break I had as a high school girl.
~By Sally Kirkland ~


I'm very much looking forward to my 30-40 years of acting, and, as I get older, I'm really looking forward to some of the roles that are out there to play.
~By Corbin Bernsen ~


Acting doesn't have to be threadbare misery all the time.
~By Fiona Shaw ~


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 ~


Anything I learned about the fine art of acting I learned from Hugo.
~By Cleo Moore ~


I was changing a light bulb over Groucho Marx's bed, so I took my shoes off, got on his bed and changed the bulb. When I got off the bed he said: 'That's the best acting you've ever done.'
~By Elliott Gould ~


So if I keep making mistakes on Broadway or tape or film, producing, directing or acting, I can go along and do it - so long as I'm not investing too much capital in these things.
~By Jackie Cooper ~


I never dreamed that shooting a film would be so hard. There was less regulation then of child actors' hours. Even the concept of acting confused me.
~By Tatum O'Neal ~


A lot of girls ask for advice on how to get into acting, and I'm kind of the worst person to ask, because it just kind of fell in my lap... I was just in the right place at the right time.
~By Alexis Bledel ~


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


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 never really considered acting as a career until I moved to New York.
~By Michael C. Hall ~


My family thought the fascination with acting was just another fad.
~By Sean Bean ~


I can only pay my electric bill for my last two years on my acting.
~By Piper Perabo ~


People who think radio acting is easy are wrong, because you got nothing to work with but your voice.
~By Melanie Griffith ~


But with my last film, Spider it was agony. The money was always disappearing, nobody got paid, it was very difficult - and it's very distracting from the process of making the movie, of course. So I think things have been getting harder and harder.
~By David Cronenberg ~


I always think that a director who knows about the technical side, but cares about the acting performances and casting as well, is ahead of the game.
~By Bob Balaban ~


Acting is like a high wire act. Your margin for error is very slim.
~By Christine Baranski ~


My father was a writer and an acting teacher.
~By Noah Hathaway ~


You can be in an acting class all you want, but you don't fully learn until you get off that stage and in front of a camera.
~By Nicholas Lea ~


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


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 ~


The only thing I like about being an actress is acting.
~By Elizabeth Ashley ~


I'd never been to acting school, so I never thought I'd get this far.
~By John Ratzenberger ~


And when the world is created, it is created in such a way that those eternal objects of God's loving wisdom become actualities - interacting with one another, relating to God in the finite realm.
~By Rowan D. Williams ~


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 ~


One of the nice things about acting is that it allows you to open up to the other people within you.
~By David Duchovny ~


And I used to write novels and little stories and compositions and I - but I put them away because I started acting when I was 17. So there wasn't much time.
~By Joan Collins ~


Acting? No, it is not for me. I would be terrible.
~By Kim Carnes ~


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


I went to acting school in New York City for two years. I studied with Stella Adler.
~By Judd Nelson ~


It's really kind of a challenge to keep coordinated with the two station crews that we'll be interacting with. And of course one of them launched quite some time before our mission.
~By Linda M. Godwin ~


In a work capacity I'm only interested in acting and producing.
~By Charlie Hunnam ~


Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


Acting is the most fun. I like to do it and it's great that I can still do that, but you know, you don't really have a lot of control over things, so it's real hit or miss.
~By Jon Favreau ~


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


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 ~


When it comes to social consequences, they've got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success. So, it's a difficult task.
~By George Soros ~


Among the many important provisions in the energy bill are the creation of an estimated half million new jobs, increased oil production, blackout protection, controlling fertilizer costs by stabilizing natural gas prices and enacting new efficiency benchmarks.
~By Paul Gillmor ~


When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that.
~By James Earl Jones ~


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 ~


If you want to be an actor, you have to do it because you love acting, not because you want to be a celebrity.
~By Alfonso Ribeiro ~


I think actors are privileged. Acting feeds you.
~By Alan Bates ~


Stardom is only a by-product of acting. I don't think being a movie star is a good enough reason for existing.
~By Natalie Wood ~


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 ~


It was the moment I learned acting is not acting out. After that light went on, I spent the rest of my life trying to figure out how to make other people realize it.
~By William Hurt ~


I've been acting for 25 years, living out of suitcases on theater tours or film locations.
~By Alfred Molina ~


How do you explain certain physical qualities that somehow sell on screen? You're born with it... Certain people are just more watchable, and I was more watchable, but I don't think I understood acting or drama very well when I was a kid.
~By Joan Chen ~


Still, it's tough trying to combine my acting career with my college career.
~By Beverley Mitchell ~


A lot of people think I'm cynical when I talk about acting. The truth of the matter is, I just don't want someone to get some lame advice that will send them in the wrong direction.
~By Amber Tamblyn ~


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 ~


But it's hard to sustain a successful acting career today.
~By James MacArthur ~


In 2003, I had the pleasure of acting in three films.
~By Janine Turner ~


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 ~


We don't have sources who are dissidents on other sources. Should they come forward, that would be a tricky situation for us. But we're presumably acting in such a way that people feel morally compelled to continue our mission, not to screw it up.
~By Julian Assange ~


There is a class system in acting just like in anything else. Black females fall in a category below black male actors.
~By Debra Wilson ~


Being a former dancer, classical dancer, it informed me as a human being just in terms of the grace I guess. Ballet is a very graceful form of art. You also become very aware of your body and your mind and your body is working in conjunction. That kind of helps you in acting as well. It's not only using your mind, it's like making your mind communicate this character into your body so that you can bring it to life and physicalize it.
~By Zoe Saldana ~


I'm sure acting is a deeply neurotic thing to do.
~By Ralph Fiennes ~


I was going to buy a van and move to LA so I could secretly pursue acting without any of my friends knowing.
~By Steve Buscemi ~


No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.
~By Euripides ~


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


I've been writing a lot, I've a few projects I'm trying to finance, I do some acting, I do some directing... Apart from that, if I could get lower that a ten handicap on my golf game I'd be thrilled.
~By Paul M. Glaser ~


Because it was the original 4 guys, and the dynamic of those 4 guys interacting together that had the power.
~By Ronnie Montrose ~


So anyway, I've learned a lot about myself just in terms of acting but just work ethic and interesting things like full-page monologues or talking straight into camera, which I had never gotten to do before.
~By Emma Stone ~


By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.
~By Dorthea Brande ~


I think, by and large, the level of acting is mediocre. When I go to the theatre, I get so angry. I don't go.
~By Uta Hagen ~


Vary the pace... is one of the foundations of all good acting.
~By Ellen Terry ~


I think that Mos Def is the best actor, but when you talk about rappers in films, I don't really think the quality of the acting is most important because most rappers are put in movies because of the personality and people want to see that.
~By Morris Chestnut ~


I had never done any serious acting before, but I decided that it was a chance that I should take.
~By Helena Christensen ~


One of the things about acting is it allows you to live other people's lives without having to pay the price.
~By Robert De Niro ~


A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
~By Carlos Castaneda ~


Usually in a battle sequence when a bomb is going off, you forget you're acting.
~By Charlie Sheen ~


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


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


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 ~


When Arab apologists wring their hands over an Israeli military incursion, they never mention what the Israelis are reacting to, or else diminish and distort it.
~By Jack Schwartz ~


I was planning to go into architecture. But when I arrived, architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


All Asian parents are into your children having a respectable, decent stable job. Acting was unimaginable to my parents.
~By Joan Chen ~


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 ~


Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.
~By Jean-Paul Sartre ~


Acting is the ability to dream on cue.
~By Ralph Richardson ~


Idleness does drive me crazy, but I'd rather read or write than do anything just to work. A kind of respect has been instilled in me for acting: I love it too much to ever have a bad relationship with it.
~By Karen Allen ~


If you're acting, then there's a prescribed way to behave; whereas in life there's no prescribed way. So acting feels like a comfortable way to get through the day.
~By Jesse Eisenberg ~


Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.
~By Katharine Hepburn ~


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 ~


When I was a teenager I loved acting, but I really just loved it for myself. I didn't like the fact that anyone else saw the work I was doing.
~By Joseph Gordon-Levitt ~


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


I didn't devote my life to acting. I give a lot to my work, but my life has always been more important.
~By Catherine Deneuve ~


I needed an outlet in high school and came across painting. I've actually been painting longer than I've been acting. A movie is a collaborative effort, and with painting you just have yourself.
~By James Franco ~


When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting, so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios.
~By Sasha Alexander ~

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