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Positive Quotes about Acting

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A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

Related topics: Values Success Intention

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

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

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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 Jung

I can see clearly now...
that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and
more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
- Richard M. Nixon

And film acting is incredibly tedious,
just by its nature.
It's incredibly, mind numbingly slow.
- Hugh Grant

 

Even though it seems like there are a lot of parts,
there is really tons of downtime in the acting world.
- Taryn Manning

I was born with a need to be the center of attention,
and, of course, you're the center of the world when you're acting.
- Julie Christie

Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
- Ralph Richardson

But this is a little different.
This is the adult acting.
This is a different crowd.
It's more work and more good work.
That's it.
People will have their opinion regardless.
- Shia LaBeouf

Acting should be bigger than life.
Scripts should be bigger than life.
It should all be bigger than life.
- Bette Davis

I've always enjoyed Acting.
Acting is acting.
- Tony Randall

The exciting part of acting, I don't know how else to explain it,
are those moments when you surprise yourself.
- Tom Cruise

Acting is my first love.
- Dawn Wells

When I was younger and studying acting,
I never ever saw myself in the sitcom world;
it was drama that really turned me on and still does.
- Matt LeBlanc

As for acting, I took drama lessons when I was in high school.
- Megan Gallagher

Well, acting was just in me and I tried to avoid it.
I didn't want to do what my parents did,
you know?
- Corbin Bernsen

I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that.
I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.
- Aaliyah

I didn't want to start acting like a cartoon.
- Rachael Leigh Cook

I love playing other people's work.
I love acting.
- Eric Bogosian

I went to acting school in New York City for two years.
I studied with Stella Adler.
- Judd Nelson

God is acting on your soul all the time,
whether you have spiritual sensations or not.
- Evelyn Underhill

I agree with Marjorie Rosen's good psychological analysis of my acting ability.
- Pola Negri

To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport,
where you have five acting as one.
You become selfless.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I've been planted here to be a vessel for acting...
That's why I'm really taking any part,
regardless of how complicated it's going to be.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

There's a whole catalogue of actors that never went to acting school.
- Dennis Farina

I really feel that the talent I have is acting.
Freedom and the possibility of play-that is what I like to have.
- Jacqueline Bisset

My point is that, over the years, I've taught five
thousand people acting and lately I have a lot of energy on these kids,
having the same break I had as a high school girl.
- Sally Kirkland

I think for me it was a natural transition to move
full time into acting rather than figure skating.
- Julie Benz

If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.
- William Hazlitt

The trouble with talking about acting is that it's like sex.
It's enormously fun to do but just dreadfully embarrassing
when you have to talk about it.
- Paul Bettany

Acting is a form of confession.
- Tallulah Bankhead

I talk about acting to students making the transition
from high school to UCLA.
Kids going into this profession really need to know the reality of it.
- Loni Anderson

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

A business like acting is 90% luck.
You can be a star one minute and out of work the next.
- Amber Tamblyn

I have to own something before I can say it,
and I have to own it before I can sing it as well,
emotionally.
I only enjoy acting and singing if I am believing what I am doing.
- Gregory Harrison

I love acting.
But I love being a mother.
To be a full mother and a full person,
you have to do what you love, and that's acting.
But I like the best of both worlds.
- Tracey Gold

I am an actress and acting is my passion...
period!
- Christine Lahti

Everyone thinks acting is easy.
It's far from easy, but it's the most gratifying thing I do.
- Eli Wallach

I have been taking classes and I'm familiar with stage,
but I'm not as familiar with acting on camera.
- Kevin Richardson

And then, I suppose, there's also a cinematic reality on top of that.
Because it was extremely difficult to keep tabs on,
it was quite confusing acting that.
- Gabriel Byrne

I used to be a dancer, and for me it was a really good
combination of dance and acting.
- Patricia Velasquez

I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses,
psychology courses, history and anthropology than I
ever learned in acting class.
- Tim Robbins

You don't have any kind of sense of being foolish when you are acting.
When you're younger you don't want to look a fool,
so you don't do things that might make you vulnerable.
- Tom Wilkinson

I'm not giving up acting, I'm definitely not going to stop.
- Shane West

There's lots of interesting jobs in the profession besides acting,
and I like to try and keep an eye on and understand other people's jobs,
rather than just my own.
- Sarah Sutton

So I don't think I'm gonna pull my head into my shell
just because a bunch of people start acting like idiots.
- Todd Rundgren

The camera does not like acting.
The camera is only interested in filming behaviour.
So you damn well learn your lines until you know them inside out,
while standing on your head!
- Ben Kingsley

Sometimes, when you're acting, you are so in the moment
that you don't even remember what just happened.
- Kristin Davis

Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who
is acting not at all to his advantage.
- William S. Burroughs

Instead of acting in court, I decided to act onstage.
- Raul Julia

You'd be surprised at how undemanding acting is.
- Martin Mull

Of course, in later years, I'd studied acting more than ever before -
mostly with the late Stella Adler,
who was marvelous!
- but in my earlier years, I couldn't afford to do this.
- Marie Windsor

It is indeed hard for the strong to be just to the weak,
but acting justly always has its rewards.
- Eamon de Valera

Acting allows me to explore new worlds,
to discover characters by delving into their lives,
and ultimately to become someone else entirely.
- Pierce Brosnan

I love movies, I've always been interested in them,
but I wanted to wait for the right time to start acting.
- Claudia Schiffer

I have no political aspirations, although a lot of
people believe that politics and acting go hand in hand.
- Rita Mero

I never achieved my first goal in the National Actors Theatre,
which is to have a permanent Acting Company.
- Tony Randall

A man who waits to believe in action before acting is anything you like,
but he's not a man of action.
You must act as you breathe.
- Georges Clemenceau

I jumped into acting because it was fun.
It was tougher when I had to take my fun seriously.
- Chris Noth

I'm not sure that acting is something for a grown man to be doing.
- Steve McQueen

I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise.
- Chauncey Depew

I'm disappointed in acting as a craft.
I want everything to go back to Orson Welles and fake
noses and changing your voice.
It's become so much about personality.
- Spencer Tracy

Baseball player.
Yeah, that was my dream before acting,
or alongside acting.
- Shemar Moore

At least when you're acting you can be someone.
In front of the camera you have to be yourself.
And who am I?
- Stephen Rea

I had never done any serious acting before,
but I decided that it was a chance that I should take.
- Helena Christensen

But no, I love acting, it's a wonderful job.
- Donald Sutherland

It's what still excites me most about acting:
letting your imagination go places it's never been before.
There's nothing better than that.
- Robin Wright Penn

It was in high school that I first became interested in acting.
We put on lots of plays.
- Blythe Danner

I wanted to act; that was my one goal.
I wanted to devote all my time to acting and not waitressing or anything else.
- Edie Falco


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