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Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it. (Quote by - Marguerite Duras)

Prologues like compliments are loss of time; 'Tis penning bows and making legs in rhyme. (Quote by - David Garrick)

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication. (Quote by - Marlon Brando)

The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready. (Quote by - Steve Martin)

We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)

I don't know what that Method is. Acting is life, to me, and should be. (Quote by - Vivien Leigh)

When I'm acting, I'm two beings. There's the one monitoring the distance between myself and the camera, making sure I hit my marks, and there is the one driven by this inner fire, this delicious fear. (Quote by - Jeanne Moreau)

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. (Quote by - Thornton Wilder)

It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

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. (Quote by - Carl Jung)

Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life. (Quote by - Denzel Washington)

Your scene precariously subsists too long, On French translation and Italian song. Dare to have sense yourselves; assert the stage; Be justly warm'd with your own native rage. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

The actor becomes an emotional athlete. The process is painful -- my personal life suffers. (Quote by - Al Pacino)

When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn't acting. It's following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that. (Quote by - James Dean)

Working in the theatre has a lot in common with unemployment. (Quote by - Arthur Gingold)

Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him. (Quote by - Orson Welles)

Just let the wardrobe do the acting. (Quote by - Jack Nicholson)

The play bill which is said to have announced the tragedy of Hamlet, the character of the Prince of Denmark being left out. (Quote by - Sir Walter Scott)

Actors ought to be larger than life. You come across quite enough ordinary, nondescript people in daily life and I don't see why you should be subjected to them on the stage too. (Quote by - Donald Sinden)

Acting is the perfect idiot's profession. (Quote by - Katharine Hepburn)

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give. For we that live to please, must please to live. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Actors often behave like children, and so we're taken for children. I want to be grown up. (Quote by - Jeremy Irons)

A little acting debut in Spin City, with Michael J. Fox, which opened up a whole new door for me. (Quote by - Heidi Klum)

We are born at the rise of the curtain and we die with its fall, and every night in the presence of our patrons we write our new creation, and every night it is blotted out forever; and of what use is it to say to audience or to critic, ''Ah, but you should have seen me last Tuesday?'' (Quote by - Micheal Macliammoir)


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