Acting Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Acting

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I love the stage, I love the process of acting in theatre, but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills.
~By Kabir Bedi ~


I'm always imagining some sort of story behind the song, even the ones I haven't written. I'm actively engaging in playacting.
~By Cassandra Wilson ~


The big difference with Juliette and the others in that film is that she goes beyond acting.
~By Olivier Martinez ~


Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.
~By River Phoenix ~


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 ~


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


The three of us acting was truly one of the best experiences I've ever had. I really look forward to the days when all three of us shoot together, because the sparks really fly.
~By Jeanne Tripplehorn ~


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 think if I were to go back on stage I might be in great danger of acting.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


I do readings at the public library. I just did a benefit scene night for my old acting teacher.
~By Mark Ruffalo ~


Kids are a great excuse for you to stop acting like one.
~By Michael Madsen ~


What's interesting about the process of acting is how often you don't know what you're doing.
~By Alan Rickman ~


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 ~


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 ~


I never achieved my first goal in the National Actors Theatre, which is to have a permanent Acting Company.
~By Tony Randall ~


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 ~


Acting manifested as the primary focus over the years but now I am stirring the pot once again with my voice.
~By Janine Turner ~


Acting is not a mystery. There's nothing that I know that other actors don't know. We all act, we're all actors, we all know the same thing. The only thing that separates us is experience.
~By Vincent D'Onofrio ~


As an actress I find the most enjoyable part of acting is really just to please the director. I just want to please my director.
~By Joan Chen ~


Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
~By Robert Half ~


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


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


I took a route of acting, rather than starmaking, so it cost me a lot financially.
~By Vincent D'Onofrio ~


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 think the point to be understood is that we're all different. I've never been a fan of theories of acting. I didn't go to drama school, so I was never put through a training that was limited by someone saying, 'This is the way you should act.'
~By Ian Mckellen ~


I don't like acting things; I like feeling things.
~By Dougray Scott ~


Writing a novel is not method acting and I find it easy to step out of it at cocktail hour.
~By Bret Easton Ellis ~


Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
~By Anne Baxter ~


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 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 ~


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


Today, currently, business owners can go out and find out if the person they are hiring is eligible to work here or if they are not. We need to think about how we are impacting workers.
~By Gary Miller ~


Acting for me is not that quid pro quo.
~By Tom Wilkinson ~


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 ~


France turned a deaf ear to the demands, but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina.
~By Wilfred Burchett ~


For lack of any clearer idea, I just started acting one day. It had been in the back of my head for a while, but I think in some ways I was afraid to do it, and finally I just stepped up.
~By Jeffrey Wright ~


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


When I'm not involved in an acting job I try to run 10 miles a day.
~By Joan Van Ark ~


I think the reason we're so crazy sexually in America is that all our responses are acting. We don't know how to feel. We know how it looked in the movies.
~By Jill Robinson ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


When it's working, what acting is really about is getting into the essence of a moment in a creative, joyous way - through whatever frees you up.
~By Lili Taylor ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 have only one rule in acting - trust the director and give him heart and soul.
~By Ava Gardner ~


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 ~


Even though it seems like there are a lot of parts, there is really tons of downtime in the acting world.
~By Taryn Manning ~


I have enjoyed acting very much, because I know it's not for real!
~By Gloria Stuart ~


The joy of acting for me is to be able to experience emotions in a safe environment. You can't scream and cry in the street because everybody will look. If you do it on a movie set, you get applauded.
~By Jesse Eisenberg ~


I love acting but I don't like all of the other stuff associated with it. The interest in celebrities, the press, the Internet, when your identity becomes mixed up in the way people are preceving you.
~By Nicole Kidman ~


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 ~


All of us should have free choice when it comes to patriotic displays... a government wisely acting within its bounds will earn loyalty and respect from its citizens. A government dare not demand the same.
~By Jesse Ventura ~


I have to own something before I can say it, and I have to own it before I can sing it as well, emotionally. I only enjoy acting and singing if I am believing what I am doing.
~By Gregory Harrison ~


I had a head start in acting. Because of my parents, I had a SAG card, an agent and a recognizable name. But I knew if I screwed up, people would never forget. I'd be dead.
~By Mary Crosby ~


To me, acting is acting... I'd be happy working on a street corner in a mime troupe.
~By Kelly McGillis ~


Acting is very immediate.
~By Val Kilmer ~


My personal advice is to go to school first and get a liberal arts education, and then if you want to pursue acting, go to graduate school.
~By Jillian Bach ~


Acting happened to me. If I had pursued it, I think it would have been like someone going to a bar, desperately looking for love and not finding anyone.
~By Keri Russell ~


I fell in love with theater there, and after graduation I moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
~By Olivia Wilde ~


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


There's nothing more boring than actors talking about acting.
~By James Caan ~


If all the circumstances of acting are made to easy, then there's no grain of sand to make the pearl.
~By Peter Sarsgaard ~


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 ~


There are all kinds of other things I could do, things I would probably like, but only acting would give me emotional fulfillment.
~By Mira Sorvino ~


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 Vincent D'Onofrio ~


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 ~


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 ~


Most actors really love it, that's what they want to do. They burn to do it. And so they'll read a script and think, that's an interesting part. And because they love acting, that blinds them to the fact that the rest of it is pretentious nonsense, which it very often is.
~By Hugh Grant ~


It's a living, breathing thing, acting.
~By Frank Langella ~


You know, my parents have always been incredibly supportive. I'm an only child, so we're very close. There's just the three of us. They're exceptional parents but also great friends. My father was able to take his hobby, photography, and turn it into a beautiful career. So when they saw how much I loved acting, they were 100 percent behind me.
~By Sophia Bush ~


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


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 ~


Acting is also working with people who invite you into their dreams and trust you with their innermost being.
~By Catherine Deneuve ~


All companies of any size have to continue to push to make sure you get the right leaders, the right team, the right people to be fast acting, and fast moving in the marketplace. We've got great leaders, and we continue to attract and promote great new leaders.
~By Steve Ballmer ~


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


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 ~


Success is not assured, but America is resolute: this is the best chance for peace we are likely to see for some years to come - and we are acting to help Israelis and Palestinians seize this chance.
~By Condoleezza Rice ~


Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp. I had so many different ideas swirling between culture and how to tie things together.
~By Ajay Naidu ~


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'm not giving up acting, I'm definitely not going to stop.
~By Shane West ~


There is no acting in a serial. You simply race through the reels.
~By Pearl White ~


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


I would say that one of the things that we are proud of is that we are attracting very interesting guest stars. One is Tyne Daly, who has done a wonderful job.
~By Michael Biehn ~


I stumbled into acting and just loved it. I deferred law school-and I'm still deferred.
~By Portia de Rossi ~


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 ~


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


I came to acting in a very circuitous way.
~By Victoria Pratt ~


Acting is a way of living out one's insanity.
~By Isabelle Huppert ~


There's a whole catalogue of actors that never went to acting school.
~By Dennis Farina ~


I feel like my music is just an extension of my acting. I treat the songs like scenes that tell a story... it's very similar. My favorite thing is when cartoon fans show up to my live gigs! They are always the most kick-butt audience members 'cause they're not trying to act all cool like a lot of the music fans do! It's refreshing!!
~By Grey DeLisle ~


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 ~


Acting is a tough business, and the percentage of people who make it is very low - it's about 1 percent.
~By Lee Majors ~


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 ~


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 ~


I think acting is only one part of the piece of the movie. I'ts an important piece, but I'd like to be involved in all the other aspects of making movies.
~By Stephen Dorff ~


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 ~

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