Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
The most precious things in speech are the pauses.
If a man without a sense of smell declared that this yellow rose that I hold had no scent, we should know that he is wrong. The defect is in him, not the flower. It is the same with the man who says there is no God. It merely means that he is without the capacity to discern His presence.
Acting is the ability to dream on cue.
Actors are the jockeys of literature. Others supply the horses, the plays, and we simply make them run.
I like talking to engineers best. They built bridges, they're very precise, very disciplined, yet I find they have roving minds.
Dead? No excuse for laying off work.
Acting is a strange business; one day it's there, and the next day nowhere to be seen.
Acting: An art which consists of keeping the audience from coughing.
In music, the punctuation is absolutely strict, the bars and rests are absolutely defined. But our punctuation cannot be quite strict, because we have to relate it to the audience. In other words we are continually changing the score.
You've got to perform in a role hundreds of times. In keeping it fresh one can become a large, madly humming, demented refrigerator.
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends