Acting From Actors Quotes by Kate Reid, Paul Newman, Barbara Stanwyck, Michael Caine, Oscar Wilde, Bertolt Brecht and many others.
Acting is not being emotional, but being able to fully express emotion.
Make sure you live life, which means don’t do things where you court celebrity, and give something positive back to our society.
Just be truthful – and if you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
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.
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls.
Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
There are no small parts. Only small actors.
Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation.
Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.
The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.
The theater has never been any good since the actors became gentlemen.
If you get a chance to act in a room that somebody else has paid rent for, then you’re given a free chance to practice your craft.
Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors.
To me, acting is the most logical way for people’s neuroses to manifest themselves, in this great need we all have to express ourselves.
A true priest is aware of the presence of the altar during every moment that he is conducting a service. It is exactly the same way that a true artist should react to the stage all the time he is in the theater. An actor who is incapable of this feeling will never be a true artist.
May the Force be with you.