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Annette Bening Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Annette Bening Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

Acting is not about being famous, it's about exploring the human soul.
- Annette Bening

I am really looking forward as I get older and older,
to being less and less nice.
- Annette Bening

I have perfected the art of putting my feet on my husband's
lap during awards ceremonies so he can rub them.
- Annette Bening

Yes, I know I've played these women,
but I'm not really conniving at all.
- Annette Bening

 

Right now, I love the fact that I have so many opportunities,
but I know this privileged position cannot last.
That doesn't mean that I'll stop working.
I picture myself as an old actress doing cameos in
films with people saying:
"Isn't that that Bening woman?"
- Annette Bening

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

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


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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

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

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

When I got to college, acting suddenly seemed like
a very risky proposition and all my friends were going
to law school or med school or Wall Street.
- Wentworth Miller

I've made a kind of pact with myself where I said,
It doesn't matter what it is as long as I'm acting.
- Dan Castellaneta

I love acting.
When I'm acting I feel like I'm on vacation.
I'm just having a wonderful time.
The nightmare is just getting the work to happen.
- Elizabeth Pena

I don't see it as a form of healing,
because if you have wounds that are bleeding I don't
think acting will ever get them to stop.
But I find acting is a form of illumination.
- Rebecca De Mornay

So if I keep making mistakes on Broadway or tape or film,
producing, directing or acting, I can go along and do it -
so long as I'm not investing too much capital in these things.
- Jackie Cooper

When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting,
so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios.
- Sasha Alexander

In high school, my goal was to be a writer for SNL,
then I got into the acting.
- Illeana Douglas

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

Acting is the work of two people-it's only possible
when you have the complicity,
the help, even the manipulation of a director.
- Victoria Abril

I always wanted to go into acting.
- Rupert Grint

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

I like to say that I didn't choose acting -
acting chose me.
- Ving Rhames

When I first started acting, and we would all sit down
and talk about Shakespeare and how great it was.
I thought well, I suppose it is.
- Judy Davis

Believe me, when an actress is told that her very name
is synonymous with bad acting,
she's had it.
- Piper Laurie

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.
- Mariel Hemingway

My approach to acting is that I am totally intuitive.
I read the script and I get it.
If I don't get it, I can't do it.
- Morgan Freeman

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

Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting.
- Bela Lugosi

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

It wasn't until my senior year in high school that I started acting.
- Steve Buscemi

Great acting may be a turn-on, but it won't make me
fantasize about the person for a week.
- Sandra Bullock

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

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

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.
- Anita Diament

I was studying acting in New York, and wasn't being
hired by anyone to do anything other than to work in
an Oriental rug warehouse.
- Thomas Wilson

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

Really it was the first time in my life that I recognised that acting is,
I'm just going to say it, I am an artist,
I have to do this, I have to do this.
- Tea Leoni

One of the joys about acting is researching.
- William Sanderson

I've never tried to learn the art of acting.
I have been in the business for years but I still can't
tell what acting is or how it's done.
- Paul Muni

I'm sure acting is a deeply neurotic thing to do.
- Ralph Fiennes

Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled.
You're never as good as you'd like to be.
So there's always something to hope for.
- Washington Irving

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.
- Gregory Harrison

I am very driven.
I work really hard, whether it's acting or my charity or even poker.
When I focus on something I give it my all.
- Shannon Elizabeth

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

If it's an excellent script, I enjoy it tremendously,
the acting part of it.
- Julie London

I don't know what acting is, but I enjoy it.
- Anthony Hopkins

It stands to the everlasting credit of science
that by acting on the human mind
it has overcome man's insecurity
before himself and before nature.
- Albert Einstein

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.
- Gabriel Byrne

My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young.
I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the
paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part.
- Ajay Naidu

A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.
- Alan Ladd

I don't like to intellectualize about my acting.
- Genevieve Bujold

One of the first things I learned about acting was,
the only person you compete against is yourself.
- Ed Harris

I love playing other people's work.
I love acting.
- Eric Bogosian

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

Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things.
It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lustful even
if it was just vicariously.
- Joan Allen

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

I didn't devote my life to acting.
I give a lot to my work, but my life has always been more important.
- Catherine Deneuve

You have to examine a scene on the page first.
Then you get into the basics of acting:
Who are you? Who are you talking to? How do you feel about that person?
- Debbie Allen

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

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

You couldn't take football away from me,
you couldn't take acting away from me.
- Dougray Scott

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.
- Tracey Gold

I feel that the year ahead for me will be full of two of my favorite things:
dance and acting.
- William Kempe

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

The most important thing in acting is honesty.
If you can fake that, you've got it made.
- George Burns

You need to become a good listener.
As you're working, you hear someone else's lines and
how you absorb them becomes your acting.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Seeing The English Patient is wonderfully draining,
but imagine acting in it for six months.
- Kristin Scott Thomas

Acting is really not what I'm interested in.
I'm not an aspiring actor and you should be able to tell.
- Keith Hernandez

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

I'm not done with acting but do find my hands full
with my current responsibilities.
Soon, sometime soon.
- Christopher Knight


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