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Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering. Well, I tried it, and during a scene I swallowed the pebble. That was the end of that. (Quote by - Marion Davies)

Such is an actor's life. We must ride the waves of every film, barfing occasionally, yet maintain our dignity, even as the bulk of our Herculean efforts are keel-hauled before our very eyes. (Quote by - Bruce Campbell)

Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage. (Quote by - William S. Burroughs)

Great acting may be a turn-on, but it won't make me fantasize about the person for a week. (Quote by - Sandra Bullock)

The best actors do not let the wheels show. (Quote by - Henry Fonda)

You don't know when you're being watched. That's one of the weird things about celebrity. It's my least favorite part of acting, celebrity. (Quote by - Denzel Washington)

Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors. (Quote by - Konstantin Stanislavisky)

With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying. (Quote by - Johnny Depp)

Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why. (Quote by - Lena Olin)

Comedy is acting out optimism. (Quote by - Robin Williams)

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. (Quote by - Konstantin Stanislavisky)

Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you've seen the devil. (Quote by - W. C. Fields)

I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep. (Quote by - Denis Diderot)

Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life. (Quote by - George Eliot)

The popularity of that baby-faced boy, who possessed not even the elements of a good actor, was a hallucination in the public mind, and a disgrace to our theatrical history. (Quote by - Thomas Campbell)

I think I am a much better actor than I have allowed myself to be. (Quote by - Kevin Spacey)

Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach. (Quote by - Aaliyah)

Imagination, industry, and intelligence -- ''the three I s'' -- are all indispensable to the actress, but of these three the greatest is, without doubt, imagination. (Quote by - Ellen Terry)

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. (Quote by - James Dean)

I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for. (Quote by - Glenda Jackson)

A good actor must never be in love with anyone but himself. (Quote by - Jean Anouilh)

There still remains to mortify a wit The many-headed monster of the pit. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make. (Quote by - Alva Johnson)

Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the basic tool of the actor's trade. (Quote by - Miranda Richardson)


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