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Arthur Lowe Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Arthur Lowe.

An actor is an actor is an actor.
The less personality an actor has off stage the better.
A blank canvas on which to draw the characters he plays.
- Arthur Lowe

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

There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor.
- Henry David Thoreau

You suffer as an actor.
It's difficult to be an actor and live a good life,
especially today.
- Catherine Deneuve

 

And I have been able to establish this sort of decent
reputation as being a decent character actor.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

A fan club is a group of people who tell an actor he's
not alone in the way he feels about himself.
- Kenneth Williams

An actor remembers his first piece of published praise.
It is written on his heart.
- Conrad Veidt

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Whatever you do, make sure you want to write more than you want to be a writer.
Make sure you want to act more than you want to be an actor.
That is what will sustain you.
- Bradley Whitford

Comedy is underrepresented in every actor's life,
because it's so bloody difficult to write.
- Michael Caine

In the 60s, if you wanted to be an actor,
you couldn't do just one thing.
- Barry Bostwick

I still feel like I'm trying to make it.
It's hard to shed the struggling actor thing.
- Mark Ruffalo

My parents were involved in everything I did.
They were showbiz people themselves.
My dad was an actor.
They were parents; they did what parents are supposed to do.
- Tina Yothers

An actor is totally vulnerable.
His total personality is exposed to critical judgment -
his intellect,
his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance.
In short, his ego.
- Alec Guinness

Celebrity is death - celebrity - that's the worst thing
that can happen to an actor.
- Glenn Close

I'm a character actor, and I made a choice when I was young,
after 'Mystic Pizza', not to go for the mainstream stuff,
and to do a more eclectic kind of route.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

It's important to do research.
I do that in every play, every actor does.
- John Gilpin

When you're an actor you don't really know what you
have to do until you see what you look like.
- Tom Wilkinson

You can keep yourself alive.
That's the magic of being an actor.
- Sonia Braga

I don't like people who use the press to advance themselves
in a way that they haven't earned as an actor,
performer or director.
- Jason Patric

To be a good actor...
it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul,
to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the
laborious task that has barely just been finished.
- Sarah Bernhardt

To my way of thinking, an actor's course is set even
before he's out of the cradle.
- James Dean

I'm an actor who believes we all have triggers to any stage of emotion.
It's not always easy to find but it's still there.
- Hugh Jackman

I knew an actor's career goes up and down and back up again.
Your standing in this business can't be your whole identity;
otherwise,
you're doomed.
- Lisa Kudrow

I'm the sort of actor who likes to talk about what we're going to do.
- Donald Pleasence

I'm the kind of actor who has ventured into escaping from me.
- Helena Bonham Carter

I wasn't an actor.
They they take the externals.
Here I was, a kid thrown into Hollywood with a brand-new name,
starring in motion pictures.
- Tab Hunter

When an actor asks you to read his script,
your heart sinks.
The number of scripts I've been given by actors that
are so unbelievably terrible!
- Richard Grant

Obama is a very good actor.
He knows how to play it.
And he is very adept at creating this 'Obama' -
this character who is there whenever the world needs something.
- Jon Voight

Every actor wants to have a character that changes,
that has some kind of movement, that gets from point A to point B,
that doesn't just supply one note.
- Jeffrey Jones

I'm just a hired actor who was hired for a particular job,
but I think one of the joys of reading the script was
the way that the personal and the global are woven together.
- Jeremy Northam

I'm not the kind of actor that would know what my character
had for breakfast last Tuesday.
- Liam Neeson

If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent.
- Thornton Wilder

I decided to become an actor because I was failing
in school and I needed the credits.
- Dustin Hoffman

You ask any actor - they'll tell you they'd rather
shoot on location because you don't have to invent the energy,
the energy is there.
- Adrian Grenier

I started to study, because I knew I had to learn a
lot about myself as an actor;
you can't act the same as you did as a child.
- Roddy McDowall

My goal as an actor has always been to reach a level
where I can find a lot of interesting work,
and I think I'm at that point now.
The Oscar has given me a lot of recognition.
- Benicio Del Toro

I fit into the quirky, character class type of actor.
- Debra Wilson

To be an actor you have to be a child.
- Paul Newman

I often think that could we creep behind the actor's eyes,
we would find an attic of forgotten toys and a copy of the Domesday Book.
- Laurence Olivier

Well, yes, as I was a rather bad actor then and I wasn't making enough money,
I thought, to make enough money to not make money as an actor,
I'd better do some writing.
- Val Guest

How can a president not be an actor?
- Ronald Reagan

I should be getting photographs of me with my arm around
these people like restaurant owners do,
because eventually I am going to have to prove to my
kids that once I was an actor!
- Josh Hartnett

I certainly was an actor and then I drifted more towards writing and directing.
- Thomas Haden Church

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

As an actor, being on autopilot is the worst thing possible.
- Matthew Perry

I went to acting school, but only for nine months.
If you're an actor, you know, don't really need to learn how to do it.
- Patrick Macnee

As an actor, you have to have your history.
- Nora Dunn

The actor creates with his own flesh and blood all
those things which all the arts try in some way to describe.
- Lee Strasberg

When you work as an actor, you've got to feel safe
even in what appears to be the simplest things.
- Richard Gere

Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.
- Orson Welles

Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character.
There are a lot of things I learned from animals.
One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me.
- James Dean

It is important to make your own stuff.
Even if you are not an actor, it is important to not
stop involving yourself as a creative person.
- Ajay Naidu

I've been lucky - I've been an actor for eight years
and I've never been out of work.
- Kent McCord

You know I am an actor, and I have medals for diction.
- Paul Robeson

I started to act in highschool and became a professional actor at 19.
- Nick Mancuso

I don't have any particular excitement about working
with any specific director or actor at this point.
- Sean Penn

I've been a very lucky actor.
- Bob Newhart

You have no idea how fragile an actor's self-worth is.
- Elia Kazan

A film is a director's vision...
there is, however, much input an actor or actress can have.
- Natasha Richardson

Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor.
I don't know what a child actor is.
She's an actor who's a child.
- Denzel Washington

Robert Taylor was not only a splendid actor in a wide
variety of roles but one of the most handsome men in the western world.
- Audrey Meadows

I think when someone becomes an actor,
people say, Aw, you could see it in him when he was little.
But I think you can see that quality in every little kid.
- Skeet Ulrich

You, the actor, must be aware of when you're being funny,
but the character you're playing should always be oblivious to the fact.
- Jon Lovitz

An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.
- Marlon Brando

In other words, I wouldn't like to be an actor if I could only be real.
I like to get wild, behaviorally wild,
and it's crazy to think of any form where it's just one way.
- Jack Nicholson

I had a feeling about Shakespeare's soliloquies,
that there should be a real exchange between the actor and the audience.
- Trevor Nunn

The actor has to develop his body.
The actor has to work on his voice.
But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind.
- Stella Adler

As an actor I kind of do.
I started out doing voice overs in the mid 80s when I was in grad school.
- Thomas Haden Church

I very rarely get nervous as an actor.
Very rarely.
- Corin Nemec

As an actor, you want to keep your demons to some extent,
but you also have to exorcise them so you can use them
instead of them using you.
- Skeet Ulrich

Inside I never said I wanted to do theatre or be an actor.
- Sebastian Bach


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