I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two.
Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.
A Human Thought is an actual Existence, and a Force and Power, capable of acting upon and controlling matter as well as mind.
I'm an actor. And I guess I've done so many movies I've achieved some high visibility. But a star? I guess I still think of myself as kind of a worker ant.
The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.
You're more likely to act yourself into feeling than feel yourself into action. So act! Whatever it is you know you should do, do it.
Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action to all eternity
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. You become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
Life's like a play; it's not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
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.
Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself.
Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains.
Nothing is more powerful than an individual acting out of his conscience, thus helping to bring the collective conscience to life
Don't get up. And please stop acting as if I were the queen mother!
I don't want people to know what I'm actually like. It's not good for an actor.
Acting is illusion, as much illusion as magic is, and not so much a matter of being real.
Acting is not very hard. The most important things are to be able to laugh and cry. If I have to cry, I think of my sex life. And if I have to laugh,well, I think of my sex life.
The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it... It's a great outlet. I'm not really sure who I am-it seems I change every day.
The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
I've always been spontaneous and outgoing... I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences, which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material to work with as an actor.
...and there I suddenly found my articulate self in a dazzling land of smiling, jostling people wearing and not wearing all sorts of costumes and doing all sorts of clever things. And that's when I knew! What other life could there be but that of an actor?
An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.