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The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting. (Quote by - Charlie Chaplin)

I really think that effective acting has to do literally with the movement of molecules. (Quote by - Glenn Close)

I must say that acting was good training for the political life that lay ahead of us. (Quote by - Nancy Reagan)

I need to go where people are serious about acting. (Quote by - Meryl Streep)

I love acting. It is so much more real than life. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

I'm not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren't straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer, but somehow it all works. (Quote by - Sylvester Stallone)

In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year. (Quote by - Larry David)

I didn't get here for my acting... but I love show business. (Quote by - Ted Turner)

When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated. (Quote by - Ralph Nader)

Vadim changed my mind about acting. Vadim was the only man who was certain I had something special to offer. (Quote by - Brigitte Bardot)

An actor is a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, he ain't listening. (Quote by - George Glass)

Having been an actor and a writer for so long - 20 years or so - I felt that it would be daft to go to one's grave without having directed. It's a natural extension of writing and acting, and so I knew it would happen one day. (Quote by - Stephen Fry)

Unless the theatre can ennoble you, make you a better person, you should flee from it. (Quote by - Konstantin Stanislavisky)

Tom Goodwin was an actor-man, Old Drury's pride and boast, In all the light and spritely parts, Especially the ghost. (Quote by - J.G. Saxe)

In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed. (Quote by - William S. Burroughs)

A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls. (Quote by - Bertolt Brecht)

Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant. (Quote by - Glenda Jackson)

My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession. (Quote by - Arnold Schwarzenegger)

I was born at the age of twelve on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot. (Quote by - Judy Garland)

It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive. (Quote by - Jawaharlal Nehru)

I sweat. If anything comes easy to me I mistrust it. (Quote by - Lilli Palmer)

Like a dull actor now, I have forgot my part, and I am out, Even to a full disgrace. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment. (Quote by - Marcel Marceau)

Usually in a battle sequence when a bomb is going off, you forget you're acting. (Quote by - Charlie Sheen)

You don't merely give over your creativity to making a film -- you give over your life! In theatre, by contrast, you live these two rather strange lives simultaneously; you have no option but to confront the mould on last night's washing-up. (Quote by - Daniel Day Lewis)


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