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Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult.
I can see clearly now... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
Richard M. Nixon
Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise.
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
One of the things about acting is it allows you to live other people's lives without having to pay the price.
Robert De Niro
The most important thing in acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
It's an acting job - acting natural.
Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love; he acts the parable of divine love by saving us. That is the Christian faith.
Acting is not that far from mental disease: An actor works on splitting his character into others. It is like a kind of schizophrenia.
Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself.
It's well done if you can do a part and not have the acting show.
The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.
I was sitting in the looping studio late one night, and I had this epiphany that they weren't paying me for my acting, for God's sake, but to own me. And from then on, it became clear and an awful lot easier to deal with.
I really think that effective acting has to do literally with the movement of molecules.
Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
I was planning to go into architecture. But when I arrived, architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.
In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.
The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that.
A lot of what acting is paying attention.
Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.
Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.
More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.
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