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Accurate and famous quotes by George Burns, Katharine Hepburn, Marguerite Duras, Bette Davis, Morgan Freeman, Marlon Brando, Leonardo DiCaprio, Wentworth Miller, that are about acting. You can read the best of all time and enjoy Top 10 lists. These sayings are handy to improve yourself and your knowledge.

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Here is selection of the finest quotes embed as messages on beautiful images. Beautiful acting affirmations to read, bookmark and share with your friends and family.


  1. Picture quote by Bruce Lee about thinking

    If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. ⏤ Bruce Lee


  2. Picture quote by Tim Fargo about dream

    Acting on dream without a plan can quickly become a nightmare. ⏤ Tim Fargo


  3. Picture quote by Rumi about acting

    Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. ⏤ Rumi


  4. Picture quote by Buddha about born

    Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. ⏤ Buddha


  5. Picture quote by Brian Tracy about intelligence

    Intelligence is a way of acting. If you act intelligently you are smart. Regardless of your IQ. ⏤ Brian Tracy


  6. Picture quote by Aesop about kindness

    No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ⏤ Aesop


  7. Picture quote about thinking

    Think BIG, believe BIG, act BIG and the results will be BIG.



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Below you can read the best quotes about acting of all times. Some of the top sayings from famous people here to read and remember. Access the best acting quotations. Top acting sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy and bookmark favorite ones.


Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde

I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.

Denis Diderot

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

Oscar Wilde

Singing really is acting. In a lot of ways, it's much more personal. I love music, and being able to work on that is amazing.

Leighton Meester

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.

Robert Half

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

I took a route of acting, rather than starmaking, so it cost me a lot financially.

Vincent D'Onofrio

Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.

Paul Newman

A large part of acting is just pretending. You get to work with these other great make-believers, all making believe as hard as they can.

Jeff Bridges

Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.

Thomas Reid

It is not whether you really cry. It's whether the audience thinks you are crying.

Ingrid Bergman

You start acting in spite of your neuroses, not because of them.

Frank Langella

While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.

Oscar Wilde

I'm too busy acting like I'm not Naive. I've seen it all, I was here first.

Kurt Cobain

Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him.

Orson Welles

We become actors without realizing it, and actors without wanting to.

Henri Frederic Amiel

My sister started acting professionally when she was twelve, but I wanted to go to college first.

Rooney Mara

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

Marguerite Duras

Good acting is about being as natural and calm as possible. These days producers have such definite ideas that you have to be prepared to do whatever they ask.

Bryn Terfel

Hopefully I'll be successful with the singing, but there are so many other things I want to do, like acting. I'll do them one at a time first!

Katie Price

She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.

Dorothy Parker

Pretending to be other people is my game and that to me is the essence of the whole business of acting.

John Hurt

Celebrity is death --- celebrity -- that's the worst thing that can happen to an actor.

John Cusack

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

Aristotle

I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it's been pretty fun.

Holly Hunter

Even as far back as when I started acting at 14, I know I've never considered failure.

Jennifer Lawrence

I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors.

Konstantin Stanislavisky

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

Nancy Reagan

I love the acting community at Cambridge. It's really quite committed and serious, since the days of Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen right through to Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie.

Tom Hiddleston

I got into acting because my teachers kept nudging me into it. The power a teacher has to influence someone is so great. I can't think of a profession I have more respect for.

Jon Hamm

It is easier to act yourself into a new way of feeling than to feel yourself into a new way of acting.

Harry Stack Sullivan

Until Ace Ventura, no actor had considered talking through his ass.

Jim Carrey

When I got to college, acting suddenly seemed like a very risky proposition and all my friends were going to law school or med school or Wall Street.

Wentworth Miller

They are the only honest hypocrites, their life is a voluntary dream, a studied madness.

William Hazlitt

There's so much we can't express in our day-to-day interaction with people because it's considered inappropriate. And acting is all about being inappropriate.

Wentworth Miller

Unless the theatre can ennoble you, make you a better person, you should flee from it.

Konstantin Stanislavisky

Above all, ignore the audience....

Minnie Maddern Fiske

I love acting because it's a bit of an escape. It gives you the ability to reinvent yourself. They say that acting is the shy man's revenge.

Hayden Christensen

Acting is all about truth and honesty, and the sensitivity that's capable of transporting you.

Thomas Kretschmann

My family thought the fascination with acting was just another fad.

Sean Bean

A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.

Jane Fonda

Movie magic is movie magic and acting magic is acting magic.

Ben Kingsley

Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.

Jeff Goldblum

We on our part will stick to our independent foreign policy of peace, acting forever as a strong defender of world peace and a persistent proponent of common development.

Jinato Hu

Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.

George Burns

And writing I think is a gift that you have, the same as acting, in a way.

Matthew Vaughn

With any role, you're extending yourself and acting out things that never happened to you.

Tom Hiddleston

I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.

Marcel Marceau

I know that if I'd had to go and take an exam for acting, I wouldn't have got anywhere. You don't take exams for acting, you take your courage.

Dame Edith Evans

For 50 years, acting was the reason I got up in the morning.

Jack Klugman

Literally, I think I've quit acting three or four times, only for a few days. Maybe for a few weeks.

Mark Ruffalo

And my mother caught wind of this. She never had really tried to guide my career or really had any say in my life as an adult, but this was the one time she said she would never speak to me again if I quit acting.

Mark Ruffalo

When you drop your guard in films, the acting process compensates. You get lazy and you start acting.

Ben Kingsley

If I wasn't an actor, I'd be a secret agent.

Elijah Wood

I've always held to the belief, though, that people who do too much acting training always look like they're acting, you know?

Noah Taylor

I've always wanted to play a spy, because it is the ultimate acting exercise. You are never what you seem.

Benedict Cumberbatch

I still really love acting. I find it really challenging. And I really love film; it's a lot of fun.

Steve Zahn

I think I am a much better actor than I have allowed myself to be.

Kevin Spacey

I can't tell you how many shows I've done with full-blown migraine headaches.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

There's a great deal of child left in me and acting is fun. It's a make believe thing.

David Canary

In dance you use every party of your body except your voice. I wanted to start acting because I wanted to use my voice.

Zoe Saldana

Oh! it offends me to the soul to hear a robust periwig-pated fellow, tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings.

William Shakespeare

I never said all actors are cattle, what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.

Alfred Hitchcock

Left eyebrow raised, right eyebrow raised.

Roger Moore

I was born at the age of twelve on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot.

Judy Garland

Logotherapy sees the human patient in all his humanness. I step up to the core of the patient's being. And that is a being in search of meaning, a being that is transcending himself, a being capable of acting in love for others.

Viktor E. Frankl

To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lightning.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ah just act the way ah feel.

Elvis Presley

First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.

Michael Caine

It's got to do with putting yourself in other people's shoes and seeing how far you can come to truly understand them. I like the empathy that comes from acting.

Christian Bale

I don't see it as a form of healing, because if you have wounds that are bleeding I don't think acting will ever get them to stop. But I find acting is a form of illumination.

Rebecca De Mornay

Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you've seen the devil.

W. C. Fields

I really don't have a career plan. I like being challenged and thrown around. But it's only acting.

Tiffani Amber Thiessen

Acting is the perfect idiot's profession.

Katharine Hepburn

I'm not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren't straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer, but somehow it all works.

Sylvester Stallone

I had heard about how people struggle and how hard it is to get into acting. But I did not care because it's something I love.

Bai Ling

Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.

Bette Davis

My parents never looked at my acting as a career. They saw it as a way to help provide for the household.

Paul Walker

Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.

Ellen Barkin

Acting doesn't suffice.

Rod Taylor

I gravitated to acting out of a mixture of instinct, naivete and opportunity.

Jeffrey Combs

The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes... It's not like any other job where you can go in and do the same thing as yesterday.

Leonardo DiCaprio

The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.

Charlie Chaplin

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication.

Marlon Brando

The foundation for film acting is stage acting.

James Lipton

The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.

Miguel de Cervantes

We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all.

William Hazlitt

You name it and I've done it. I'd like to say I did it my way. But that line, I'm afraid, belongs to someone else.

Sammy Davis Jr.

The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his material nor pull strictly from his own experience to find his acting choices and feelings.

Stella Adler

I don't do T & A very well because I haven't got much of either.

Tea Leoni

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

Mike Krzyzewski

You've got to perform in a role hundreds of times. In keeping it fresh one can become a large, madly humming, demented refrigerator.

Ralph Richardson

I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.

Alec Baldwin

Acting in 'Star Wars' I felt like a raisin in a giant fruit salad, and I didn't even know who the cantaloupes were.

Mark Hamill

Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over.

Alan Rickman

We lived and breathed acting.

David Naughton

Acting is fun for me and it doesn't really matter how, whether it's hard work or easy work, it's always fun.

Tommy Lee Jones

Some people are addicts. If they don't act, they don't exist.

Jeanne Moreau

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