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"Perfectly Scandalous" was one of those plays in which all of the actors unfortunately enunciated very clearly
Robert Benchley
...and there I suddenly found my articulate self in a dazzling land of smiling, jostling people wearing and not wearing all sorts of costumes and doing all sorts of clever things. And that's when I knew! What other life could there be but that of an actor?
Cary Grant
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
Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself
Katharine Hepburn
Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.
Jean-Paul Sartre
Acting is happy agony.
Jean-Paul Sartre
Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
George Eliot
Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.
Katharine Hepburn
Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.
Bette Davis
Actors are the opposite of people
Tom Stoppard
Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.
Charlie Chaplin
An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everyone jumped on his violin?
Marilyn Monroe
An actor's popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.
Fred Allen
An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.
Marilyn Monroe
As in a theatre, the eyes of men, after a well-graced actor leaves the stage, are idly bent on him that enters next.
William Shakespeare
Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs.
Jean Cocteau
Don't get up. And please stop acting as if I were the queen mother!
Bette Davis
Except for light, all other media come in pairs, with one acting as the "content" of the other, obscuring the operation of both.
Marshall McLuhan
For fast acting relief, try slowing down
Lily Tomlin
Goethe said, 'Talent is developed in privacy, ' you know?And it's really true. There is a need for aloneness which I don't think most people realize for an actor. It's almost having certain kinds of secrets for yourself that you'll let the whole world in on only for a moment, when you're acting.
Marilyn Monroe
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