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Acting Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Acting.

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

Related topics: Values Success Intention

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

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

 

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

It's not subtle or restrained.
It's not any of the things you like to think apply to your acting.
- Margaret Hamilton

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

Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.
- Ellen Barkin

This city can be kind of brutal, so you see your dreams
from every different angle,
but ultimately it's about acting and if you enjoy acting,
you will always enjoy acting.
- Radha Mitchell

I argued that I didn't have any of the attributes to pose for cheesecake.
I said I would have to make good on my acting ability,
which was the only attribute I could offer.
- Teresa Wright

Acting is invigorating.
But I don't analyse it too much.
It's like a dog smelling where it's going to do its toilet in the morning.
- Liam Neeson

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

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

If it seems like you're doing work when you're acting,
then you're doing something wrong.
- Parker Stevenson

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

I think they can co-exist.
You don't have to put one down for another.
I've been bitten by the acting bug, and where it takes me,
it won't take away from the music.
- Brian McKnight

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.
- Jeanne Tripplehorn

I didn't fall in love with acting until I did a few films.
Now, I couldn't live without it.
- Geraldine Chaplin

It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning
myself at this day with what appears at first sight
and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling.
- Arthur E. Waite

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

Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.
- Rosalind Russell

Nobody is more truthful when he's acting than De Niro.
- Billy Crystal

There's no great mystery to acting.
It's a very simple thing to do but you have to work hard at it.
It's about asking questions and using your imagination.
- Eddie Marsan

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.
- Jeffrey Tambor

As a director, I also get to sit and watch actors and
learn from them in a way that I don't get to do when I'm just acting.
- Stanley Tucci

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

I didn't go to film school, I went to acting school.
- Charles S. Dutton

I've been planted here to be a vessel for acting...
That's why I'm really taking any part,
regardless of how complicated it's going to be.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The big secret in acting is listening to people.
- Eli Wallach

You don't know when you're being watched.
That's one of the weird things about celebrity.
It's my least favorite part of acting,
celebrity.
- Denzel Washington

Acting is just a way of making a living,
the family is life.
- Denzel Washington

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

You get money out of acting.
You get gray hair out of directing.
Actually, I get more of a rush from directing.
- Tim Robbins

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

Justice is rather the activity of truth,
than a virtue in itself.
Truth tells us what is due to others,
and justice renders that due.
Injustice is acting a lie.
- Horace Walpole

Acting for me is not a bad habit like smoking that
I must make an effort to quit.
I love acting; I love directing.
- Joan Chen

I think theatre helped, only because it was acting experience.
I got to work with a lot of directors.
- James Denton

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.
- Roger Bannister

Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love;
he acts the parable of divine love by saving us.
That is the Christian faith.
- Austin Farrer

We lived and breathed acting.
- David Naughton

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.
- Jenna Elfman

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.
- Kurt Russell

I wouldn't go up on a stage now if you paid a thousand
dollars for one minute of acting.
It's a nasty experience.
You're up there all by yourself.
You're so damn exposed.
- Elia Kazan

I was at an acting academy for seven years prior to the trial.
- Kato Kaelin

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!
- Robert Duvall

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

I'm not interested in becoming a bigger star,
I'm not interested in being the wealthiest guy in the world.
I'm doing fine, I love acting, and I want to do it for the rest of my life.
- Seth Green

Acting is all about truth and honesty,
and the sensitivity that's capable of transporting you.
- Thomas Kretschmann

The money is better in films and television.
But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding.
- Christopher Eccleston

It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the
spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far
lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality.
- Christian Lous Lange

Look up the definition of rejection in the dictionary,
get really comfortable with it, and then maybe you can go into acting.
- Loni Anderson

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

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.
- Sylvia Kristel

The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life
for all his material nor pull strictly from his own
experience to find his acting choices and feelings.
- Stella Adler

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

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

I'm now learning how to distinguish when I'm acting
and when I'm not acting -
offstage as well as onstage.
- Micky Dolenz

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.
- Tom Wilkinson

Acting is not that far from mental disease:
An actor works on splitting his character into others.
It is like a kind of schizophrenia.
- Vittorio Gassman

I wasn't really serious about acting -
I was serious about baseball.
- Kurt Russell

Acting is constant exploration.
- Paul Guilfoyle

Well, I'm never happier than when I'm acting.
- Jason Biggs

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

I was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at
all in a very mediocre film.
- Brigitte Bardot

I always stayed for the first curtain call and people always said,
'Who's that?' But this got me started in acting.
- James Stewart

Well, I think one of the main things that you have
to think about when acting in the movies is to try
not to make the acting show.
- James Stewart

And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater,
wherein all humans are acting out their parts.
- James Broughton

I've done a lot of acting.
I'm not saying I'm the greatest, but I'd love to act,
I'd love to sing.
- Jessica Hahn

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.
- Genevieve Bujold

I actually made an effort to reject acting,
to shove it out of my body, because I didn't want my
kids to have an actress as a mother-to have,
like, a silly person.
- Lisa Kudrow


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