The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
I'm not a film star, I am an actress. Being a film star is such a false life, lived for fake values and for publicity.
Acting in 'Star Wars' I felt like a raisin in a giant fruit salad, and I didn't even know who the cantaloupes were.
I know very little about acting. I'm just an incredibly gifted faker.
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
I don't know what that Method is. Acting is life, to me, and should be.
I'm not sure that acting is something for a grown man to be doing.
The actor becomes an emotional athlete. The process is painful - my personal life suffers.
Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.
While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
The Play's the Thing, wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King.
I get my exercise acting as pallbearer to my friends who exercise.
The best acting is instinctive. It's not intellectual, it's not mechanical, it's instinctive.
Stop explaining yourself. Shut up and act!
Listening is not merely hearing. Listening is reacting. Listening is being affected by what you hear. Listening is active.
The first step to a better audition is to give up character and use yourself.
There's nothing more boring than unintelligent actors, because all they have to talk about is themselves and acting. There have to be other things.
All great art comes from a sense of outrage.
Theatre, in which actors take on changing roles, has among its many functions the examination of identity. For the individual, theatre is a kind of identity laboratory in which social roles can be examined vicariously.
Work for the actor lies essentially in two areas: the ability to consistently create reality and the ability to express that reality.
Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself.
An actor is at his best a kind of unfrocked priest who, for an hour or two, can call on heaven and hell to mesmerize a group of innocents.
One of the things I like about my profession, and that I find healthy, is that one constantly has to break oneself to pieces.
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