An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so he must be willing to accept all experiences that life can offer.
Acting, in general, is something most people think they're incapable of, but they do it from morning to night. The subtlest acting I've ever seen is by ordinary people trying to show they feel something they don't, or trying to hide something. It's something everyone learns at an early age.
To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication.
Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
In a close-up, the audience is only inches away, and your face becomes the stage.
The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.
Acting is an empty and usless profession.
Acting is the least mysterious of all crafts. Whenever we want something from somebody or when we want to hide something or pretend, we're acting. Most people do it all day long.
It is a simple fact that all of us use the techniques of acting to achieve whatever ends we seek.
Acting serves as the quintessential social lubricant and a device for protecting our interests and gaining advantage in every aspect of life.
If you're successful, acting is about as soft a job as anybody could ever wish for. But if you're unsuccessful it's worse than having a skin disease.
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