Acting Quotes

Acting is the least mysterious of all crafts. Whenever we want something from somebody or when we want to hide something or pretend, we're acting. Most people do it all day long.

Marlon Brando

Getting ahead in a difficult profession - singing, acting, writing, whatever requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows and unfair reversals. When I think back to those first couple of years in Rome, those endless rejections, without a glimmer of encouragement from anyone, all those failed screen tests, and yet I never let my desire slide away from me, my belief in myself and what I felt I could achieve

Sophia Loren

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 Gustav Jung

Are we acting like a couple? Im just trying to get it straight. Cause Im over here convinced that its too early for mistakes.

Drake

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.

Glenda Jackson

If you took acting away from me, I'd stop breathing.

Ingrid Bergman

I must say acting was good training for the political life which lay ahead for us.

Nancy Reagan

Acting is everybody's favorite second job.

Jack Nicholson

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

Oscar Wilde

Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.

Katharine Hepburn

Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.

Thomas Reid

Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.

Glenda Jackson

Acting is happy agony.

Sir Alec Guiness

Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.

Paul Newman

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.

Jeanne Moreau

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

Edmund Burke

Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can't prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you're presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something. You always have a choice and the choice can be power.

Blaine Lee

I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class.

Tim Robbins

Ricardo Montalban is to improvisational acting what Mount Rushmore is to animation.

John Cassavetes

Political work implies participating in the grief and mourning of people, sharing the burdens with them and acting with plans to get rid of their difficulties.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Who combats bravely is not therefore brave, He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave: Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise, - His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies

Alexander Pope

Fuzzy thinking leads to hesitancy in acting. Clear thinking makes it easier to act boldly and consistently.

Steve Pavlina

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.

Wayne Dyer

There's nothing more boring than actors talking about acting.

James Caan
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