Acting is the physical representation of a mental picture and the projection of an emotional concept.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
It's the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
An actor must make his needs (goals, wants, objectives) so strong that he is willing to interfere with the other actor in order to get what he needs. Interfering means getting in their way so that what you want is stronger than what they want.
You know how in high school you do these plays and people come up after the show and they're really excited for you? Well, that's what's happening to me right now.
I can't tell you how many shows I've done with full-blown migraine headaches.
The mug is a tool. My ace in the hole. To have looks is the bonus on top of what motivates me to be an actor. Not to realize they're an asset would be counterproductive to the cause; they serve the common good.
I like to act. I work for scale. I don't have an acting agent. I'm in the book.
I like to say that I didn't choose acting - acting chose me.
I got into the acting business very young.
Like a dull actor now, I have forgot my part, and I am out, Even to a full disgrace.
There still remains to mortify a wit The many-headed monster of the pit.
The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip.
This is the Jew that Shakespeare drew.
Who teach the mind its proper face to scan, And hold the faithful mirror up to man.
One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical. We're not scientists. We don't always have to make the logical, reasonable leap.
In life, as on the stage, it's not who I am but what I do that's the measure of my worth and the secret of my success. All the rest is showiness, arrogance and conceit.
Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.
I don't think anybody can be told how to act. I think you can give advice. But you have to find your own way through it.
Forget the career, do the work. If you feel what you are doing is on line and you're going someplace and you have a vision and you stay with it, eventually things will happen.
You know, be an actor because you love to act. Don't be an actor because you think you're going to get famous, because that's luck.
What I enjoy most is travelling to different places and meeting new people. For me, it's all about life experiences, and I'm very grateful that acting allows me so many interesting and fulfilling ones.
I was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at all in a very mediocre film.
I love the stage, I love the process of acting in theatre, but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills.
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