Acting Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Acting

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I'd always enjoyed acting, but modeling was so time-consuming - and lucrative - that I didn't pursue it.
~By Jerry Hall ~

Absolutely not, because in acting I've found a domain that suits me perfectly. And that is so utterly rare.
~By Zhang Ziyi ~

We were over in Europe all the time their posters were up. That's why I liked them. So now all of a sudden they're going to get a band hat on, and say people aren't acting the right way?
~By Kim Deal ~

I believe that acting in any medium is the same thing, it's discovering the truth in where you are.
~By Victor Garber ~

So from an actor's perspective, you really have no idea how you're acting.
~By Ice T ~

I remember the first reading of the script we had and everybody was sitting around the table. I was very impressed with the level of acting that was in the room, particularly with Jennifer who has so much responsibility.
~By Victor Garber ~

I didn't want to start acting like a cartoon.
~By Rachael Leigh Cook ~

I love acting, truly my favorite people are actors.
~By Sean Penn ~

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

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

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

It was always acting, singing and dancing that I loved.
~By Linda Lavin ~

Acting is a sense of wonder and magic and mystery for me and when life takes me on a new journey, I simply remember the smile my first ballet recital put on my face and I move forward.
~By Andrea Thompson ~

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

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

Good acting is consistency of performance.
~By Jim Dale ~

We had the boy's name picked out, but we didn't have a girl's. When he turned out to be a boy, we were so relieved. Literally, in the middle of contracting and pushing, and with my wife being drugged - out and half - lucid, we were still coming up with names.
~By Paul Reiser ~

In some ways, I've always approached singing as acting, and the voice is just like a way of carrying the song.
~By Petula Clark ~

I like soap opera acting. If it's done really well, there's nothing better. It's old school. It's like what those melodramas in the '30s and '40s were like.
~By Parker Posey ~

I don't really look for specific types of projects any more. I'm not taking care of a career anymore. I'm just having fun acting.
~By Kurt Russell ~

Acting is something I love.
~By Rod Taylor ~

I can relax in L.A. I think I'm the only person in that town who doesn't want to act. I was an OK singer. I was an OK dancer. But acting? Never could do it.
~By Victoria Beckham ~

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 ~

I'm enjoying it, but I still don't know why I'm hooked on acting.
~By Stephen Rea ~

Acting is the greatest answer to my loneliness that I have found.
~By Claire Danes ~

I would like to continue making music and acting in projects that give me a lot of satisfaction.
~By Alicia Machado ~

Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter.
~By Chuck Jones ~

There is more good writing and good acting in any ten minutes of Twister than in, say, all of Citizen Kane.
~By Orson Scott Card ~

There are a lot of other things in this world that can and will bring me joy. Acting is one of them.
~By Victoria Pratt ~

Acting is pretty much my whole life.
~By Carol Kane ~

Prior to Elephant I'd taken about six years of acting classes in Portland, but there's not a huge market there. The only thing we have is commercial stuff, and that didn't really appeal to me. So this is really a dream come true.
~By John Robinson ~

I'm very in love with the fact that the camera is revolted by acting and loves behaviour.
~By Ben Kingsley ~

I don't have any love for this business or the game or for acting. This is my day job.
~By Terrence Howard ~

I loved the gentlemanly way they treated each other. It was unlike anything I was used to. I started helping them strike the set and, at 11, began taking acting classes privately.
~By Jeffrey Tambor ~

I have recently started acting lessons in south France, and I intend to commence acting lessons at Rada.
~By David Ginola ~

The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
~By Jessamyn West ~

I do find acting cathartic.
~By Francesca Annis ~

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 ~

I was equally in love with singing and acting from an early age.
~By Minnie Driver ~

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 do believe that the United Nations needs to have more exacting, more enhanced professional standards for the military peacekeepers that are deployed.
~By Alex Morrison ~

Producing is hell, writing is frustrating, acting is really satisfying, directing is heaven.
~By Salma Hayek ~

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 ~

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

I can see clearly now... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~

I'm not as focused on my acting career as I have been in the past.
~By Harry Hamlin ~

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

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 had started off, before I ever got an acting job, working at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions as a reader. I was always interested in that side of the camera.
~By Mira Sorvino ~

I remember once when I told Lindsay Anderson at a party that acting was just a sophisticated way of playing cowboys and Indians he almost had a fit.
~By John Hurt ~

I was involved in music, acting, and some running, but my firm wish was to become a doctor. That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career.
~By Roger Bannister ~

The real exertion in the case of an opera singer lies not so much in her singing as in her acting of a role, for nearly every modern opera makes great dramatic and physical demands.
~By Maria Jeritza ~

Yeah, I think the common denominator - and this is probably going to sound like Acting 101 - but the common denominator is belief in the character in the moment.
~By Jenna Elfman ~

In general, I find that for videos the acting is more realistic.
~By Tara Strong ~

For me, acting was a way of releasing all of this stuff that I had inside - and a way for me to tell the stories of the people I knew, so that their spirit could live through me.
~By Ving Rhames ~

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

But no, I love acting, it's a wonderful job.
~By Donald Sutherland ~

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

We have been blessed with a healthy, growing economy, with more Americans going back to work, and with our Nation acting as a positive force for good in the world.
~By Jim DeMint ~

The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career. I had to start writing and acting again.
~By Ben Stiller ~

There is no overacting, only untrue acting.
~By Stellan Skarsgard ~

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 ~

But this is a little different. This is the adult acting. This is a different crowd. It's more work and more good work. That's it. People will have their opinion regardless.
~By Shia LaBeouf ~

There's nothing more boring than unintelligent actors, because all they have to talk about is themselves and acting. There have to be other things.
~By Tim Robbins ~

Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over.
~By Alan Rickman ~

I've done one movie. And it's not a movie I want to stand on as far as acting ability goes. I mean, I'm not going to win an Oscar anytime soon. I'm not Meryl Streep.
~By Megan Fox ~

For fast-acting relief try slowing down.
~By Lily Tomlin ~

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 ~

There's a great deal of child left in me and acting is fun. It's a make believe thing.
~By David Canary ~

Acting is the easiest money you'll ever make in your life, and directing is probably the hardest money.
~By Charles S. Dutton ~

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

I think some people in their 20s really get it, that acting is about creativity and the work. They get their maturity from their work.
~By Jane Badler ~

Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~

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 ~

We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we're in the present, but we aren't. The present we know is only a movie of the past.
~By Tom Wolfe ~

Even though Rush is not me and the situations were very different, I think, in the Rush Limbaugh thing, ESPN was criticized for not acting, and you remember that after a couple days of controversy over Rush.
~By Gregg Easterbrook ~

People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can't possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap.
~By Vivien Leigh ~

I have four to five months, tops, per year to give to my acting work.
~By Meryl Streep ~

I jumped into acting because it was fun. It was tougher when I had to take my fun seriously.
~By Chris Noth ~

Well my taste wasn't very good when I first started out. But later, when I began to appreciate the art of acting, I would say the actress I most admire is Vanessa Redgrave.
~By Ellen Burstyn ~

You've got to keep taking certain risks, because my priority is in acting, it's not in movie stardom.
~By Gary Sinise ~

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

Acting is great. You spend your whole life trying to get it right.
~By Stuart Townsend ~

In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year.
~By Larry David ~

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

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 ~

In Hitchcock's eyes the movement was dramatic, not the acting. When he wanted the audience to be moved, he moved the camera. He was a subtle human being, and he was also the best director I have ever worked with.
~By Bruce Dern ~

I really think that effective acting has to do literally with the movement of molecules.
~By Charlotte Whitton ~

And I've been lucky in that I haven't had another job besides acting in the last five years.
~By Nicholas Lea ~

So when I told my parents I wanted to go into acting because I was flunking out of my first year of junior college, they were relieved that I had picked something other than joining the army. But I can't imagine how they had high hopes for me.
~By Dustin Hoffman ~

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

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 ~

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

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

More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.
~By Simone Weil ~

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

Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good shape mentally and physically.
~By Juliette Binoche ~

I love acting. But I love being a mother. To be a full mother and a full person, you have to do what you love, and that's acting. But I like the best of both worlds.
~By Tracey Gold ~

While it is challenging working with a kid, because they're so of the moment all the time. My acting style is to try to take something from my life that the character can relate to and that I can relate the character to.
~By Kyra Sedgwick ~

It came as a great shock to me when I heard that England and Soviet Russia had become allies. So much so that I thought that the people responsible in London were acting in a manner that no longer coincided with British imperial interests.
~By John Amery ~

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