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Ralph Richardson Quotes

I hope you find these Ralph Richardson Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
- Ralph Richardson

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
- Ralph Richardson

Acting is the ability to dream on cue.
- Ralph Richardson

You've got to perform in a role hundreds of times.
In keeping it fresh one can become a large,
madly humming, demented refrigerator.
- Ralph Richardson


 

The most precious things in speech are pauses.
- Ralph Richardson

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.
- Ralph Richardson

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke


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A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I can see clearly now...
that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and
more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
- Richard M. Nixon

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young.
I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the
paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part.
- Ajay Naidu

Acting is fun for me and it doesn't really matter how,
whether it's hard work or easy work,
it's always fun.
- Tommy Lee Jones

I decided I was going to give up singing and concentrate on acting,
and a result of that, I didn't do another film for two to three years,
and I don't blame it on anybody but myself.
- Bobby Darin

I'm not giving up acting, I'm definitely not going to stop.
- Shane West

There were a couple of years where I was skating and acting at the same time.
- Julie Benz

I must say acting was good training for the political
life which lay ahead for us.
- Nancy Reagan

A little acting debut in Spin City, with Michael J. Fox, which opened up a whole new door for me.
- Heidi Klum

Acting for me is not a bad habit like smoking that
I must make an effort to quit.
I love acting; I love directing.
- Joan Chen

Kids are a great excuse for you to stop acting like one.
- Michael Madsen

I love acting.
But I love being a mother.
To be a full mother and a full person,
you have to do what you love, and that's acting.
But I like the best of both worlds.
- Tracey Gold

Usually in a battle sequence when a bomb is going off,
you forget you're acting.
- Charlie Sheen

Never get caught acting.
- Lillian Gish

You know, acting is very fascinating.
But being an actress is not, because you become so
concentrated on yourself.
- Beatrice Wood

My point is that, over the years, I've taught five
thousand people acting and lately I have a lot of energy on these kids,
having the same break I had as a high school girl.
- Sally Kirkland

To me acting and singing are worlds apart.
- Emmylou Harris

I get to meet fantastic people, and I get to go through so many emotions.
For me, I have a craving for that.
When I'm acting, I feel great.
It's not to be famous.
- Christopher Parker

I still have agents in France, Los Angeles and Amsterdam
who call and suggest parts.
I'd love to keep on doing both painting and acting
until the end of my days.
- Sylvia Kristel

My acting career helped pull me through the rough times.
- Shirley Knight

My personal advice is to go to school first and get
a liberal arts education,
and then if you want to pursue acting,
go to graduate school.
- Jillian Bach

I have four to five months, tops, per year to give to my acting work.
- Meryl Streep

The acting was first.
As a teenager I was an actress; and then I came back as a singer.
- Julie London

I don't know what acting is, but I enjoy it.
- Anthony Hopkins

I never really considered acting as a career until I moved to New York.
- Michael C. Hall

I wouldn't mind producing a movie with a music storyline,
but acting in one is too close to home.
- Garth Brooks

I always wanted to go into acting.
- Rupert Grint

And film acting is incredibly tedious,
just by its nature.
It's incredibly, mind numbingly slow.
- Hugh Grant

I think that you get something for your acting from almost anything you do.
- Dabney Coleman

I didn't devote my life to acting.
I give a lot to my work, but my life has always been more important.
- Catherine Deneuve

Instead of acting in court, I decided to act onstage.
- Raul Julia

I've been acting since I was 10.
My dad was an entrepreneur, so I guess something along those lines.
I wouldn't want a 9-5 job.
- Will Estes

I was at an acting academy for seven years prior to the trial.
- Kato Kaelin

Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over.
- Alan Rickman

For 50 years, acting was the reason I got up in the morning.
- Jack Klugman

Believe me, when an actress is told that her very name
is synonymous with bad acting,
she's had it.
- Piper Laurie

Acting is like roller skating.
Once you know how to do it, it is neither stimulating nor exciting.
- George Sanders

So most of my acting experience came in college when
I was living away from them.
I acted in various independent films,
and I got some commercial work and stuff like that.
- Maria Menounos

Acting is everybody's favorite second job.
- Jack Nicholson

I don't want to give up acting - it's what I am.
- Julie Walters

You start acting in spite of your neuroses,
not because of them.
- Frank Langella

Every time I try to retire, or even think of retiring from acting,
my agent comes up with a script.
- Anthony Hopkins

I do need to be told when I'm going wrong.
No one's acting can be an exact, 100 percent science.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

I used to ask Sean questions about acting.
He's a brilliant actor, but I could never digest his information.
I work primarily on an intuitive level.
- Robin Wright Penn

My favorite way of getting out of doing chores is by acting like I'm asleep.
But it never works.
- Devon Werkheiser

To stay interested in acting, I have to keep trying
stuff I've never done before.
- Jessica Lange

I don't know what that Method is.
Acting is life, to me, and should be.
- Vivien Leigh

My father said, If you want to do acting,
you have to be successful, which is a silly thing to say.
- Diane Cilento

Life's like a play: it's not the length,
but the excellence of the acting that matters.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You need to become a good listener.
As you're working, you hear someone else's lines and
how you absorb them becomes your acting.
- Jacqueline Bisset

I like acting for now.
But after seeing Apollo 13, what I really want to do is to be an astronaut.
I'm dying to go to a space camp next summer!
- Natalie Portman

You see, I've never really studied acting.
- Diana Ross

Incidentally, I'm still looking for acting work,
my first love.
- Shelley Berman

Why do we go around acting as though everything was
friendship and reliability when basically everything
everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?
- Anna Freud

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.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Acting is like lying.
The art of lying well.
I'm paid to tell elaborate lies.
- Mel Gibson

So if I keep making mistakes on Broadway or tape or film,
producing, directing or acting, I can go along and do it -
so long as I'm not investing too much capital in these things.
- Jackie Cooper

The political machine triumphs because it is a united
minority acting against a divided majority.
- Will Durant

I hadn't done just a straight-out comedy in a long time,
just letting an ensemble do really good character acting,
having them carry the movie as in my earlier pictures.
- Brian De Palma

My dream as a youngster was to be like Olivier.
To be a great stage actor.
To be a great Shakespearean actor.
To me that is the Olympics of acting.
- Armand Assante

To me acting is like a jigsaw puzzle.
The jigsaw puzzle is of the sky and all the pieces are blue.
Out of this you have to create a human being and put it together.
- Henry Winkler


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