Acting Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Acting

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I really feel that the talent I have is acting. Freedom and the possibility of play-that is what I like to have.
~By Jacqueline Bisset ~


The Chinese seemed to be mourning Mao in a heartfelt fashion. But I wondered how many of their tears were genuine. People had practiced acting to such a degree that they confused it with their true feelings.
~By Jung Chang ~


I would rather do many small roles on TV, stage or film than one blockbuster that made me rich but had no acting.
~By Miranda Richardson ~


Shakespeare in Love... such smart writing of an alternative view of history, and such beautiful acting. Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
~By Anita Diament ~


Acting is like going to the gym. You have to keep yourself in shape and concentrate on your core.
~By Anthony Rapp ~


Many people think voice over artists just read, there's much more to it. Without acting beats, scene study and improving skills, you won't make it.
~By Tara Strong ~


Acting is like roller skating. Once you know how to do it, it is neither stimulating nor exciting.
~By George Sanders ~


I used to be a dancer, and for me it was a really good combination of dance and acting.
~By Patricia Velasquez ~


I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting.
~By Lord Byron ~


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 ~


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 ~


You have to really concentrate on piano or acting. You can't do both.
~By Alicia Witt ~


This whole acting thing was always just for me and was always an absolute shot in the dark. If it didn't pan out, I had my hammer and tool belt, banging nails again tomorrow if I had to.
~By Matt LeBlanc ~


I do it because I love acting, I love working, and whether it's radio, television, films, theater, I don't care as long as I can get out there and do it.
~By Joan Collins ~


It doesn't work that way, you know, because most parts that you think you'd do well, most other people don't. So they offer you something - The Avengers is a good example... I fitted into that because I came from that sort of background. It's not even acting.
~By Patrick Macnee ~


When I began my search for the perfect skin care to fight the aging process, I noticed that my sensitive skin was reacting horribly to any product I used.
~By Connie Sellecca ~


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 ~


I think for me it was a natural transition to move full time into acting rather than figure skating.
~By Julie Benz ~


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


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


To stay interested in acting, I have to keep trying stuff I've never done before.
~By Jessica Lange ~


Everyone thinks acting is easy. It's far from easy, but it's the most gratifying thing I do.
~By Eli Wallach ~


I went into acting because I had to make a good living. I had a child now and I had to support him any way I could... I wasn't happy, but I wasn't unhappy. I was just doing what I had to do to survive.
~By David Soul ~


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 ~


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 dropped the script in the fireplace, called my agent and said, they can jail me, sue me, but I'm never acting again, unless I can do something worthwhile.
~By Piper Laurie ~


What I loved about the acting class was that you got to think all day long about a person that wasn't you, and figure out why they were sad and what they wanted, what they dreamed.
~By Beth Henley ~


His acting remains forever fixed in a time that never dates.
~By Vincent Canby ~


When I started in films, it never really occurred to me that I could make a career out of acting.
~By Sam Neill ~


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 ~


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


When I was first starting out, if you were acting on television, it was a real stigma.
~By Christine Lahti ~


I've never lost my appetite for acting; it's innovative and challenging.
~By Eli Wallach ~


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 ~


Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
~By Marlon Brando ~


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


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 ~


This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
~By Omar N. Bradley ~


I am only an actress when they say, 'action' and I stop being an actress when they say, 'cut'. I am a normal person outside of acting.
~By Paz Vega ~


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 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 ~


Acting is easy and fun. You earn a lot of money, and you bang out with girls. The profession is given tremendous significance within our society, but it's not really worthy of it.
~By James Spader ~


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


Maybe I can't act, but I know the gimmicks. I studied acting all my life and know what's good for me.
~By Alan Ladd ~


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 ~


I love acting, but it's much more fun taking the kids to the zoo.
~By Nicole Kidman ~


It strikes me that these days, clubs don't even want players who can truly play any more; they just want athletes, quick guys who don't have a football brain, can just run and run; some of them, Jesus. I can never imagine acting like that.
~By Robbie Fowler ~


And what I liked the most about any project was that when it was good, you had a bunch of people trying to accomplish something together who were all acting together as one - that's the most exciting time for me.
~By Liza Minelli ~


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 ~


The main thing in acting is honesty, to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character. You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you.
~By Genevieve Bujold ~


Producing is the hardest of the three because there is almost no closure. Every time you solve a problem, another one pops up. Directing is second, and acting is the most fun.
~By Henry Winkler ~


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


Acting is the most brotherly and sisterly profession in the world.
~By Cyril Cusack ~


I've got the best of all worlds. It's every actor's dream to wake up in New York City and go to an acting job rather than to a restaurant to wash dirty dishes. And I live so close to the studios that I ride my bike to work.
~By Christopher Meloni ~


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


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 ~


I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way.
~By Juliette Binoche ~


A lot of producers cookie cut movies one after another, but I'll be a little more careful, and have the opportunity to be, because I have the acting career to subsidize the producing.
~By Ryan Phillippe ~


I'm very serious about acting.
~By Victor Garber ~


In Hungary acting is a profession. In America it is a decision.
~By Bela Lugosi ~


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


The one thing I learned the most about acting is it takes a tremendous amount of courage to go there and stand still. It takes courage and guts to step out of your mind frame and depict something.
~By Carson Daly ~


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 ~


I believe the challenge the city faces is attracting continued development into the inner and western part of Jersey City. Nobody should be left behind as Jersey City continues to prosper and grow.
~By Vincent Frank ~


Acting will always be my first passion, it's what I live to do and I hope to be lucky enough to do it the rest of my life.
~By Devon Werkheiser ~


The term papers make me more crazy, because they involve more variables I cannot directly control! With acting, I feel more power-like I'm making all the choices.
~By Fred Savage ~


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


I don't mean to sound - I don't want it to come out funny, but I don't like show business. I love - I love acting in films. I love it.
~By Gene Wilder ~


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 ~


I really wasn't even sure if I should continue acting. I would like try and figure out if I could be good enough to do it. It was like 10 or 12 years into my career before I felt like maybe I can do it. It was such a different time than now.
~By Forest Whitaker ~


For a child actor, it's a matter of listening, reacting, and being able to put yourself in a new place without being scared.
~By Jena Malone ~


The danger chiefly lies in acting well; no crime's so great as daring to excel.
~By Charles Churchill ~


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


And writing I think is a gift that you have, the same as acting, in a way.
~By Matthew Vaughn ~


I suddenly discovered that acting made girls notice me.
~By Ted Lange ~


Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that.
~By John Burroughs ~


I moved here to California when I was 13 to pursue my acting career.
~By Christina Milian ~


The one thing that's closest to my story is the thing about trying out for the juvenile delinquent role and getting it. That was the start of my acting career... which I've resumed, by the way.
~By Paul Mazursky ~


Of all the things I do, acting is the thing that grabs most, but there's another level on which it strikes me as being a little silly. In the end you're dressing up and deciding to be somebody.
~By Jane Asher ~


The ultimate acting is to destroy yourself.
~By Klaus Kinski ~


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


Finally I had a place where I could express my pain and I felt safe because I didn't have to put my name on it. I think acting kept me alive back then.
~By Lindsay Wagner ~


You're being cast for your acting ability. It's not based on the way your body functions. If you're playing a lead in a movie, it's for that character and they'll tailor it to you. In a dance company, you have to fit in a definite mold.
~By Neve Campbell ~


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


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 ~


It dawned on me that acting was what I wanted to do with my life. Nothing had ever touched my heart like acting did.
~By Hugh Jackman ~


I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn't choose acting. It chose me.
~By Ingrid Bergman ~


My dream as a youngster was to be like Olivier. To be a great stage actor. To be a great Shakespearean actor. To me that is the Olympics of acting.
~By Armand Assante ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


You're in this constant state of flux and transition, as if you had jet lag all the time. The acting part of it is easy. It's all the other things that come with it that are a bit difficult.
~By Don Johnson ~


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 ~


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


I was a sickly child, contracting tuberculosis at the age of five.
~By Dinah Sheridan ~


Having the right people around you all the time is important. I do take the acting seriously. But this is all fun. I look at it like smoke and mirrors. I still think it's a dream, but I ain't pinching myself yet.
~By Chris Brown ~


I must say acting was good training for the political life which lay ahead for us.
~By Nancy Reagan ~

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