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Motivational Acting Quotes

May these quotes about Acting inspire and motivate you.

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

Related topics: Values Success Intention

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

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

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


 

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

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

Pretending to be other people is my game and that to
me is the essence of the whole business of acting.
- John Hurt


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Acting is a tough business, and the percentage of people
who make it is very low -
it's about 1 percent.
- Lee Majors

What made me fall in love with acting,
which is my life, was watching other people perform.
It made me hunger to do that.
- Elisabeth Rohm

Acting in films hasn't changed me.
I feel exactly the same.
- Shelley Duvall

Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good
shape mentally and physically.
- Juliette Binoche

To me, all writing is like music.
And especially dialogue.
I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be,
a composer.
Acting got me sidetracked.
- Dirk Benedict

There is some sadness for me now about acting because
it used to be that there was a reverence for actors.
- Estelle Parsons

I'm very much looking forward to my 30-40 years of acting,
and, as I get older, I'm really looking forward to
some of the roles that are out there to play.
- Corbin Bernsen

If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.
- William Hazlitt

I had heard about how people struggle and how hard
it is to get into acting.
But I did not care because it's something I love.
- Bai Ling

Bit parts in Mediocre TV shows won't develop your acting chops.
- Stephen Collins

I'm not done with acting but do find my hands full
with my current responsibilities.
Soon, sometime soon.
- Christopher Knight

I jumped into acting because it was fun.
It was tougher when I had to take my fun seriously.
- Chris Noth

I am only an actress when they say, 'action' and I
stop being an actress when they say,
'cut'.
I am a normal person outside of acting.
- Paz Vega

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

Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting -
it is bad acting with the intent to deceive.
- Bo Bennett

I didn't want to get into acting.
I was very happy doing MTV, it took up my time,
I was content.
- Nafisa Joseph

I kind of dwindled into acting.
- Ron Silver

Working with a great director is like getting a master class in acting.
- Swoosie Kurtz

The only time I commit to conspiracy theories is when
something way retarded happens.
Like Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone.
- Joe Rogan

To me, acting is acting...
I'd be happy working on a street corner in a mime troupe.
- Kelly McGillis

I have to own something before I can say it,
and I have to own it before I can sing it as well,
emotionally.
I only enjoy acting and singing if I am believing what I am doing.
- Gregory Harrison

When I got to college, acting suddenly seemed like
a very risky proposition and all my friends were going
to law school or med school or Wall Street.
- Wentworth Miller

Now that I've got some films under my belt,
I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting.
It gives me a leg to stand on.
- Mira Sorvino

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

I'm not sure that acting is something for a grown man to be doing.
- Steve McQueen

I would rather miss the mark acting well than win the day acting basely.
- Sophocles

But this is a little different.
This is the adult acting.
This is a different crowd.
It's more work and more good work.
That's it.
People will have their opinion regardless.
- Shia LaBeouf

So from an actor's perspective, you really have no idea how you're acting.
- Ice T

I didn't want to start acting like a cartoon.
- Rachael Leigh Cook

That's a tough question; 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

Acting? No, it is not for me.
I would be terrible.
- Kim Carnes

Great acting may be a turn-on, but it won't make me
fantasize about the person for a week.
- Sandra Bullock

Acting...
was the biggest charge I ever had.
What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?
- Elia Kazan

A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.
- Alan Ladd

Acting with creatures that aren't there is kind like
acting with an actor who refuses to come out of his trailer.
You still have to go on and do the scene.
- Liam Neeson

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

Strive to be authentic all the time.
That's sort of my philosophy on life,
which applies to acting.
- Paul Guilfoyle

When I was a teenager I loved acting,
but I really just loved it for myself.
I didn't like the fact that anyone else saw the work I was doing.
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Anthony Hopkins says you just keep acting.
Do it all the time and eventually it will happen.
He got his break, after all, by taking a role nobody else wanted.
A cannibal!
- Richard E. Grant

You couldn't take football away from me,
you couldn't take acting away from me.
- Dougray Scott

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

Acting doesn't feel good.
It's not comfortable to feel all this stuff,
it's not.
- Tea Leoni

I know that if I'd had to go and take an exam for acting,
I wouldn't have got anywhere.
You don't take exams for acting, you take your courage.
- Dame Edith Evans

My belief about acting in one foot on a banana peel
and the other one in the grave.
- Mark Ruffalo

Acting is very immediate.
- Val Kilmer

One of the nice things about acting is that it allows
you to open up to the other people within you.
- David Duchovny

I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool.
I like the business.
I like to do different parts and diverse characters.
I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet!
- Robert Duvall

Acting is definitely put at the back of my mind,
if it's there at all right now.
It's all entertainment.
- Tina Yothers

Well, I'm never happier than when I'm acting.
- Jason Biggs

Ever since I was a very little girl,
I've dreamed of acting.
- Eva Herzigova

I've been planted here to be a vessel for acting...
That's why I'm really taking any part,
regardless of how complicated it's going to be.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

There is no acting in a serial.
You simply race through the reels.
- Pearl White

Acting is fantastic, but to be able to create a whole
world on celluloid is amazing.
It's like taking your dreams straight from your head
and projecting them onto a screen.
- Amber Benson

With acting, it was really more of a general kind of
experience of really just loving being in the theater.
- Marisa Tomei

Acting is a nice childish profession -
pretending you're someone else and,
at the same time, selling yourself.
- Katharine Hepburn

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

I've done quite a few adverts.
I've also done some presenting and acting work in Spain.
I did a lot of Spanish education videos for people
wanting to learn English.
- Christopher Parker

I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting
and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue.
- Alec Baldwin

I was about to get a degree in economics when I accepted
that I'd be a lousy businessman,
and if I didn't give acting a try I'd regret it for the rest of my life.
- Peter Gallagher

I don't think I have one iota of cynicism about acting.
- Donald Sutherland

Acting kind of pays my bills more than music does.
- Marla Sokoloff

When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting,
so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios.
- Sasha Alexander

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
- Carlos Castaneda

When you're modeling you're actually acting for the
camera and the photographer.
It's more fun, too because there are no lines to memorize.
- Cindy Margolis


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