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45 Acting Quotes

Practice as if you are the worst, perform as if you are the best.

Johnny Depp Quotes

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My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail.

Steve Buscemi Quotes

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I want to have something that's different to the way I've been portrayed. I admire Angelina Jolie - she acts tough but is still sexy.

Christina Aguilera Quotes

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Acting is about giving something away, handing yourself over to whatever role you are asked to play. I'm not hiding or escaping or seeking anonymity. I reserve the right not to have a rubber stamp on my forehead saying this is who I am. Because who I am gets in the way of people looking innocently at the parts I play.

Alan Rickman Quotes

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My only regret in the theatre is that I could never sit out front and watch me.

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Everybody has his own theatre, in which he is manager, actor, prompter, playwright, sceneshifter, boxkeepeer, doorkeeper, all in one, and audience into the bargain.

A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare Quotes , Source: Guesses at Truth

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If it be true that good wine needs no bush, 'tis true that a good play needs no epilogue.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: As You Like It (Rosalind at epilogue)

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My sister wanted to be an actress. She never made it, but she does live in a trailer... so she got halfway. She's an actress, she's just never called to the set.

Mitch Hedberg Quotes

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The best actors do not let the wheels show.

Henry Fonda Quotes

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I sweat. If anything comes easy to me I mistrust it.

Lilli Palmer Quotes

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A good actor must never be in love with anyone but himself.

Jean Anouilh Quotes

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

James Dean Quotes

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But as for all the rest, There's hardly one (I may say none) who stands the Artist's test. The Artist is a rare, rare breed. There were but two, forsooth, In all me time (the stage's prime!) and The Other One was Booth.

Edmund Vance Cooke Quotes , Source: The Other One was Booth

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I’ve been offered a lot but I want to stay away from romance, comedies and fluffy work. I met Stephen Spielberg at a breast cancer benefit and he explained that he’d seen me on Saturday Night Live and thought I was ready for a movie. He said, ‘You go to the ledge and are unafraid to jump off.’ That was the biggest compliment to me because he was saying I was free.

Christina Aguilera Quotes

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Someone who's like Angelina Jolie because she isn't scared of not being pretty. She's my favourtie actress. I'd love a role like the one she played in 'Girl, Interrupted'. I've never met her.. I'd be so nervous! And star-struck!

Christina Aguilera Quotes

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My mother wanted me to be a lawyer and I wanted to be an Actor. So I went to school, majored in theatre, and said 'Mom, I have to choose my own destiny. I want to be an actor.' A couple of weeks after I graduated college I called my mother up and said 'Can I borrow $200?' and she said 'Why don't you act like you've got $200.'

Arsenio Hall Quotes

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My only regret in the theatre is that I could never sit out front and watch me.

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Farce follow'd Comedy, and reach'd her prime. In ever-laughing Foote's fantastic time; Mad wag! who pardon'd none, nor spared the best, And turn'd some very serious things to jest. Nor church nor state escaped his public sneers, Arms nor the gown, priests, lawyers, volunteers; "Alas, poor Yorick!" now forever mute! Whoever loves a laugh must sigh for Foote. We smile, perforce, when histrionic scenes Ape the swoln dialogue of kings and queens, When "Chrononhotonthelogos must die," And Arthur struts in mimic majesty.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Hints from Horace (l. 329)

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As good as a play.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Hints from Horace (l. 329)

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I think I love and reverence all arts equally, only putting my own just above the others; because in it I recognize the union and culmination of my own. To me it seems as if when God conceived the world, that was Poetry; He formed it, and that was Sculpture; He colored it, and that was Painting; He peopled it with living beings, and that was the grand, divine, eternal Drama.

Edmund Vance Cooke Quotes , Source: The Other One was Booth

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See, how these rascals use me! They will not let my play run; and yet they steal my thunder.

John Dennis Quotes , Source: Biographia Britiannica (vol. V, p. 103)

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Like hungry guests, a sitting audience looks; Plays are like suppers; poets are the cooks. The founder's you: the table is the place: The carvers we: the prologue is the grace. Each act, a course, each scene, a different dish, Though we're in Lent, I doubt you're still for flesh. Satire's the sauce, high-season'd, sharp and rough. Kind masks and beaux, I hope you're pepperproof? Wit is the wine; but 'tis so scarce the true Poets, like vintners, balderdash and brew. Your surly scenes, where rant and bloodshed join. Are butcher's meat, a battle's sirloin: Your scenes of love, so flowing, soft and chaste, Are water-gruel without salt or taste.

George Farquhar Quotes , Source: The Inconstant; or, The Way to Win Him (prologue)

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Prologues precede the piece in mournful verse, As undertakers walk before the hearse.

David Garrick Quotes , Source: Apprentice (prologue)

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Prologues like compliments are loss of time; 'Tis penning bows and making legs in rhyme.

David Garrick Quotes , Source: Prologue to Crisp's Tragedy of Virginia

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On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting 'Twas only that when he was off, he was acting.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Retaliation (l. 101)

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