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No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
Edmund Burke
Nothing is more powerful than an individual acting out of his conscience, thus helping to bring the collective conscience to life
Norman Cousins
People often become actresses because of something they dislike about themselves: They pretend they are someone else.
Bette Davis
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
Elvis Presley
Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don't expect me to be serious about my work.
Marilyn Monroe
The articulate voice is more distracting than mere noise
Seneca
The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
Charlie Chaplin
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
The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.
Will Durant
The traveller's-eye view of men and women is not satisfying. A man might spend his life in trains and restaurants and know nothing of humanity at the end. To know, one must be an actor as well as a spectator.
Aldous Huxley
The word "Action!" frees me - the transformation is something I cannot explain - too much analysis might destroy it
Sophia Loren
There can be no acting or doing of any kind till it be recognized that there is a thing to be done; the thing once recognized, doing in a thousand shapes becomes possible
Thomas Carlyle
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
Omar Bradley
When a radio comedian's program is finally finished it slinks down Memory Lane into the limbo of yesteryear's happy hours. All that the comedian has to show for his years of work and aggravation is the echo of forgotten laughter.
Fred Allen
When a show fails to destroy the competition-and it can fail while attracting 20 million viewers-it is itself destroyed.
Les Brown
When watching a Steve McQueen movie on TV: "He must have made that before he died
Yogi Berra
Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.
Bette Davis
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