Acting From Actors Quotes

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

Acting is not being emotional, but being able to fully express emotion.
Kate Reid
Make sure you live life, which means don’t do things where you court celebrity, and give something positive back to our society.
Paul Newman
Just be truthful – and if you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
Barbara Stanwyck
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
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
Oscar Wilde
A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls.
Bertolt Brecht
Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
George Burns
There are no small parts. Only small actors.
Ginger Rogers
Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation.
Aldous Huxley
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.
Rodney Dangerfield
The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.
Marlon Brando
The theater has never been any good since the actors became gentlemen.
W. H. Auden
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.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors.
Constantin Stanislavski
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.
James Dean
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.
Constantin Stanislavski
May the Force be with you.
George Lucas