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Acting Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Acting are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

 

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

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

My first love is acting on stage.
A sitcom is a hybrid of stage and film.
- Judd Nelson


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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

I used to go home at night and just shake,
because I had no idea that's what acting was gonna be.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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

Acting was something that just came along.
But I made good money, so it wasn't something I was
just going to put aside and pretend it didn't exist.
- Kurt Russell

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.
- Dirk Bogarde

Why do we go around acting as though everything was
friendship and reliability when basically everything
everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?
- Anna Freud

Acting and writing go together.
Actors write because they love words and becoming other people -
we love to escape into other characters.
- Susannah York

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

While making Genevieve, I learned there could be a
lot more to a film than just acting in it.
- Dinah Sheridan

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

I've always enjoyed Acting.
Acting is acting.
- Tony Randall

I think, by and large, the level of acting is mediocre.
When I go to the theatre, I get so angry.
I don't go.
- Uta Hagen

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

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

This art of acting is a process I love very much.
It's an unbelievably fulfilling experience for me and
I look forward to building upon my art in the years to come.
- Greg Akcelrod

We made one film called Thy Neighbor's Wife in which
I got flogged at the public whipping post for adultery.
I did my best acting in that film, I guess.
- Cleo Moore

I was studying acting, going to UCLA,
selling real estate on the weekends.
- Burt Ward

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

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

Other acting opportunities had come along,
but nothing that was tantalizing enough to me to step
away from what I found most interesting.
- Fred Savage

The great difference between screen acting and theatre
acting is that screen acting is about reacting -
75% of the time,
great screen actors are great reactors.
- Nicolas Roeg

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.
- Lili Taylor

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

Man is a make-believe animal: he is never so truly
himself as when he is acting a part.
- William Hazlitt

I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design.
I did a little bit of acting.
- Jim Henson

Acting will always be my first passion,
it's what I live to do and I hope to be lucky enough
to do it the rest of my life.
- Devon Werkheiser

The essential meaning of perestroika for Gorbachev
and his supporters was creating and acting on alternatives
to failed and dangerous policies at home and abroad.
- Stephen Cohen

In LA, too many people want to go the quickest route
from A to B. Method acting offers them that.
- Corin Nemec

Anything that loosens you up and makes you freer is good,
because that's what acting and performing is all about -
being free.
It gives you a better connection to the audience.
- Brett Somers

After this whole acting thing is over and done,
you eventually have to be human.
Some people are never human.
It's very weird.
- Joe Rogan

I love acting and I still want to do it,
but I've such an instinct for directing,
it's something that comes naturally to me.
It's why I'm here on this planet.
- Julie Delpy

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.
- Maria Jeritza

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

Bit parts in Mediocre TV shows won't develop your acting chops.
- Stephen Collins

I think actors are privileged.
Acting feeds you.
- Alan Bates

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.
- Shia LaBeouf

And I used to write novels and little stories and compositions and I -
but I put them away because I started acting when I was 17.
So there wasn't much time.
- Joan Collins

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

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

But then acting is all about faking.
We're all very good at faking things that we have no competence with.
- John Cleese

I have no political aspirations, although a lot of
people believe that politics and acting go hand in hand.
- Rita Mero

One of the nice things about acting is that it allows
you to open up to the other people within you.
- David Duchovny

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

Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life,
I frequently precipitated what I feared most,
the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I'd abused.
- Luke Ford

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

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

Acting deals with very delicate emotions.
It is not putting up a mask.
Each time an actor acts he does not hide;
he exposes himself.
- Rodney Dangerfield

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.
- Ajay Naidu

I'm not sure that acting is something for a grown man to be doing.
- Steve McQueen

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 make movies for grownups.
When Hollywood starts making them again,
I'll start acting in them again.
- Lee Remick

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

Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of
the characters I've played.
I'm not.
That's why it's called 'acting'.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Well, acting is cheap; I knew all these actors who
weren't in the Screen Actors Guild yet,
and it happened that they were all just about thirty years old.
- John Sayles

God is acting on your soul all the time,
whether you have spiritual sensations or not.
- Evelyn Underhill

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

I'm addicted to Altoids.
I call them 'acting pills.'
- Harrison Ford

I really enjoy singing and I really enjoy acting,
but singing I've been doing since I was really young.
- Lindsay Lohan

Acting is fun for me and it doesn't really matter how,
whether it's hard work or easy work,
it's always fun.
- Tommy Lee Jones

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

To me, the most important thing in life is to be a human being.
Second is acting.
- Peter Stormare

The pleasant surprise for me is that when I look into Tony's eyes,
he's still 100% present, sharing everything that's going on.
Acting with him is like a beautiful dance.
- Genie Francis

If we ever do end up acting just like rats or Pavlov's dogs,
it will be largely because behaviorism has conditioned us to do so.
- Richard Rosen

Love is as strict as acting.
If you want to love somebody, stand there and do it.
If you don't, don't.
There are no other choices.
- Tyne Daly


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