Acting Quotes

Most popular acting quotes

Acting is happy agony.
Acting is a form of confession.
A lot of what acting is is paying attention.
Know your lines and don't bump into the furniture.
Acting is experience with something sweet behind it.
Acting has been described as farting about in disguise.
I think acting is the biggest drag of all time for a girl.
Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.
Acting is like sex. You should do it, but not talk about it.
The role of the Do-Gooder is not what actors call a fat part.
Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare.
Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life.
Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.


What is acting but lying, and what is good acting but convincing lying?
Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work-l merely inflict myself on the public.
The main thing about acting is honesty.  If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Playing Shakespeare is so tiring. You never get a chance to sit down unless you're a king.
Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism.  It is not quite the occupation of an adult.
Acting is like prizefighting. The downtown gyms are smelly, but that's where the champions are.
Acting is like roller skating. Once you know how to do it, it is neither stimulating nor exciting.
Acting is half shame, half glory.  Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself.
I got all the schooling any actress needs—that is, I learned to write well enough to sign contracts.
Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.
Acting is like painting pictures on bathroom tissues. Ten minutes later you throw them away and they are gone.
Acting is like making love. It's better if your partner is good, but it's probably possible if your partner isn't.
Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to make a living.  Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.
If you're successful, acting is about as soft a job as anybody could ever wish for.  But if you're unsuccessful, it's worse than having a skin disease.
Acting and painting have much in common. You begin with the external appearance and then strip away the layers to get to the essential core. This is reality and that is how an artist achieves truth.
Acting is being susceptible to what is around you, and it's letting it all come in.  Acting is a clearing away of everything except what you want and need—and it's wonderful in that way.  And when it's right, you're lost in the moment.