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Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
Gail Godwin
Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: - by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord
Adolf Hitler
I don't think of myself as a character actress - that's become a phrase which means you've had it.
Bette Davis
I don't want to read about some of these actresses who are around today. They sound like my niece in Scarsdale. I love my niece in Scarsdale, but I won't buy tickets to see her act.
Elvis Presley
I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.
Bette Davis
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
Oscar Wilde
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
Oscar Wilde
I'd make a wonderful Lady Macbeth. I'll wear a pair of platform shoes or something.
Bette Midler
If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent.
Thornton Wilder
If in an actor there appears an utter vacancy of meaning, a frigid equality, a stupid languor, a torpid apathy, the greatest kindness that can be shown him is a speedy sentence of expulsion
Samuel Johnson
In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator.
Jean Cocteau
It is so much more difficult to live with one's body than with one's soul. One's body is so much more exacting: what it won't have it won't have, and nothing can make bitter into sweet.
D.H. Lawrence
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
Life's like a play; it's not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters
Seneca
Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two.
Oscar Wilde
Many plays-certainly mine-are like blank checks. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them.
Thornton Wilder
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
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
Aristotle
My illusions didn't have anything to do with being a fine actress, I knew how third rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But, my God, how I wanted to learn, to change, to improve!
Marilyn Monroe
My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies, I'm still a virgin in a lot of ways. I'm not used to being shot down for no reason.
Will Smith
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