Acting Quotes

Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.

Katharine Hepburn

Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.

Katharine Hepburn

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

Acting is the perfect idiot's profession.

Katharine Hepburn

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.

Marlon Brando

Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.

Jeff Goldblum

Liberty, then, is the sovereignty of the individual, and never shall man know liberty until each and every individual is acknowledged to be the only legitimate sovereign of his or her person, time, and property, each living and acting at his own cost

Josiah Warren

No passion so effectually robs the mond of all its poers of acting and reasoning as fear.

Edmund Burke

It gives us a very, very bad name, not just internationally. I have a great deal of difficulty understanding how we can hold someone, pick someone up, particularly someone who might be an American citizen--even if they were caught somewhere abroad--acting against American interests, and hold them without ever giving them an opportunity to appear before a magistrate.

James A. Baker III

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.

Robert Half

Life's like a play; it's not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters

Seneca

Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise; His pride in reasoning, not in acting, lies

Alexander Pope

The only acting you ever see at the Oscars is when people act like they're not mad they lost. Nicole Kidman was smiling so wide, she should have won an Emmy at the Oscars for her great performance. I was like, 'If you'd done that in the movie, you'd have won an Oscar, girl!

Chris Rock

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microspically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.

Cynthia Heimel

The important thing in acting is to be able to laugh and cry. If I have to cry, I think of my sex life. If I have to laugh, I think of my sex life.

Glenda Jackson

If there ever was a case of clearer evidence than this of persons acting together, this case is that case

William Arabin

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.

Aristotle

Let us distinguish between acting intentionally and acting deliberately or on purpose, as far as this can be done by attending to what language can teach us.

John Langshaw Austin

The Left is acting like a young child, saying 'I want peace'... A child says 'I want candy right away,' an adult takes all of the factors into account and understands who he's dealing with.

Ehud Barak

The studios wanted to give me the Monroe-type sex buildup. I wanted to develop my acting, not my body.

Anne Bancroft

For there's a lot of masochism in the acting profession. We're willing to take a lot of punishment, but the minute we hit a little bit of success we are liable to run from it. We're frightened of it and develop all kinds of phobias as a consequence. Outsiders who don't understand think we have a chip on our shoulder, but it's not that at all. We're so used to failure, to being hurt and rebuffed, that we can easily come unhinged by success.

Lucille Dsire Ball

Ten years (of reign) having been completed, King Piodasses (Piyadassi) made known (the doctrine of) Piety to men; and from this moment he has made men more pious, and everything thrives throughout the whole world. And the king abstains from (killing) living beings, and other men and those who (are) huntsmen and fishermen of the king have desisted from hunting. And if some (were) intemperate, they have ceased from their intemperance as was in their power; and obedient to their father and mother and to the elders, in opposition to the past also in the future, by so acting on every occasion, they will live better and more happily.

Ashoka the Great

Whether its that moment in acting when everything is suspended and youre not yourself, or breaking through the veil of a very long run or swim, or hearing my daughter laughthey are all pathways to what I think God must be.

Jennifer Beals

Acting is like peeling an onion. You have to peel away each layer to reveal another.

Juliette Binoche
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