Acting Quotes

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.


A lot of what acting is paying attention.

Robert Redford

Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.

Marguerite Duras

Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.

Ellen Barkin

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 merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.

Sir Ralph Richardson

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


But those who wish to prove to unbelievers that Scripture is the Word of God are acting foolishly, for only by faith can this be known.

John Calvin

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

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.

Marlon Brando

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

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

Nancy Reagan

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

Ingrid Bergman

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

It is a simple fact that all of us use the techniques of acting to achieve whatever ends we seek.

Marlon Brando
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