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An actor is only merchandise. (Quote by - Chow Yun-Fat)

I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from. (Quote by - William Faulkner)

In Europe an actor is an artist. In Hollywood, if he isn't working, he's a bum. (Quote by - Anthony Quinn)

Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation. (Quote by - Bette Davis)

But then acting is all about faking. We're all very good at faking things that we have no competence with. (Quote by - John Cleese)

Some people are addicts. If they don't act, they don't exist. (Quote by - Jeanne Moreau)

I had all the usual ambition growing up. I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn't nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked. (Quote by - Michael J. Fox)

Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life. (Quote by - Bette Davis)

A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming. (Quote by - Jane Fonda)

I can't tell you how many shows I've done with full-blown migraine headaches. (Quote by - Jonathan Taylor Thomas)

If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you. (Quote by - Katharine Hepburn)

When I was a fireman I was in a lot of burning buildings. It was a great job, the only job I ever had that compares with the thrill of acting. Before going into a fire, there's the same surge of adrenaline you get just before the camera rolls. (Quote by - Steve Buscemi)

The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities. (Quote by - Daniel Day Lewis)

After Blood Simple, everybody thought I was from Texas. After Mississippi Burning, everybody thought I was from Mississippi and uneducated. After Fargo, everybody's going to think I'm from Minnesota, pregnant, and have blonde hair. I don't think you can ever completely transform yourself on film, but if you do your job well, you can make people believe that you're the character you're trying to be. (Quote by - Frances McDormand)

Everybody has his own theatre, in which he is manager, actor, prompter, playwright, sceneshifter, boxkeepeer, doorkeeper, all in one, and audience into the bargain. (Quote by - A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare)

While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)


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