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  • To choose ways of not acting was ever the concern and scruple of my life.

    Acting   Way   Scruples  
  • You have to love what you do, and you have to need it like you need air. And there's nothing else that would give me the same degree of satisfaction as acting, which is why I can't walk away from it.

    Love   Giving Up   Air  
    "New Again: Wentworth Miller". Interview with Rebecca Walker, March 29, 2017.
  • Improv is like writing. It's actually a different discipline to acting. It helps acting greatly, but it's completely different. It's the same side of your brain when you write as when you improv.

  • Instead of acting in court, I decided to act onstage.

    Acting   Court   Decided  
  • My mother keeps things in perspective for me. She makes me realize that the acting I do and love is no more important than what one of my brothers does-he works in a shoe repair shop. If my career ever tapers off, I'll go to college.

  • Acting is divine dissatisfaction. It's the greatest thing in the world to do, but you are never satisfied with it ever.

    Acting   World   Divine  
    "Dr Seuss' Horton Hears A Who - Jim Carrey interview". Interview with Jack Foley,
  • While making Genevieve, I learned there could be a lot more to a film than just acting in it

    Acting   Film   Genevieve  
  • While I'm acting I'm focused on what I'm trying to say through the character. And when I'm writing, I'm just putting down on paper or on the computer what I have to say.

    Interview with Anthony Statler, November 16, 2009.
  • But it is a hard, it's a hard profession teaching acting.

  • Acting is not pretending or lying. It's finding a side of yourself that's the character and ignoring your other sides. And there's a side of me that wonders what's wrong with being completely honest.

  • The real challenge in acting is in comedy. It's easier to get that gasp in a drama. Not easy, because you still have to find that emotional pitch. And when you do something in drama and you hear that sob from the audience it's so fulfilling. But as a comic actor, when the laugh is supposed to come and you punch in that line and nothing happens it is dreadful. It's horrific and you feel like dying right there.

    Real   Drama   Emotional  
    "IGN Interview: George Takei". Interview with Travis Fickett, May 1, 2007.
  • Acting is a smaller piece in a big puzzle. There are charity things I want to immerse myself in and want to have the time to go and give back to people who don't have the opportunities I have. It's a very important thing to me.

    Interview With Anne Brodie,
  • It's not that I'm retired, I just no longer accept acting work.

    "People" by David Ward, November 4, 2005.
  • I'm not interested in being famous or anything, but I'm definitely interested in expressing emotions, and acting and filmmaking can be great outlets for that. Filmmaking is an incredible art.

    Art   Acting   Emotion  
  • I'm really shy with my acting when it's off, because the camera gives me an excuse to be in character, whereas otherwise I would just feel like an idiot.

    "Interview With The Vampires: The Cast Of The Forsaken". Interview With Steve Head, May 4, 2001.
  • Acting is mostly interpretive. They use different parts of you, and different sides of you, and different so-called talents.

    Acting   Different   Use  
  • I love acting because it's a bit of an escape. It gives you the ability to reinvent yourself. They say that acting is the shy man's revenge.

    Revenge   Men   Giving  
  • Theatre has nothing to do with buildings or other physical constructions. Theatre - or theatricality - is the capacity, this human property which allows man to observe himself in action, in activity. Man can see himself in the act of seeing, in the act of acting, in the act of feeling, the act of thinking. Feel himself feeling, think himself thinking.

    Men   Thinking   Feelings  
  • When you're young, you don't really know quite what you're aiming at. You're very impulsive and acting on impulse, which is very important and valuable. But you're kind of swimming in a blind sea. When you get older, you have more of a sense of direction.

  • I love the possibility that anything can happen in any moment with acting. That you have the opportunity to experience lives and adventures that you may not have otherwise.

  • Acting is the business of truth, so that we can see ourselves reflected back and learn.

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  • My love for the theater has always been a priority. That hasn't changed. I got into acting that way. The film work that came up was really a surprise.

    Priorities   Acting   Way  
  • You dream to be able to have a storyline that spans hours and hours and hours but in reality, half of the people who are acting these days get like an hour and a half to portray a huge storyline. And it's just not enough.

    Dream   Reality   People  
  • I didn't fall in love with acting until I did a few films. Now, I couldn't live without it.

  • The ultimate purpose of Zen,' I remembered the roshi telling me, 'is not in the going away from the world but in the coming back. Zen is not just a matter of gaining enlightenment; it's a matter of acting in a world of love and compassion.

    Pico Iyer (2006). “The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto”, p.336, Tauris Parke Paperbacks
  • The pickings are pretty slim when you have to play the part of a housewife who doesn't go out of her apartment because she's afraid she's going to get mugged, or a woman who turns into her brother, who is a murderer.

    Movie   Brother   Play  
  • Like a dull actor now, I have forgot my part, and I am out, Even to a full disgrace.

    Acting   Actors   Dull  
    'Coriolanus' (1608) act 5, sc. 3, l. 40
  • Acting from the appropriateness of the heart, we are freed from the neediness of the mind.

    Heart   Mind   Acting  
    Stephen Levine, Ondrea Levine (2010). “Embracing the Beloved: Relationship as a Path of Awakening”, p.154, Anchor
  • You have to grab moments when they happen. I like to improvise and ad lib.

    Life   Success   Faith  
  • I'm an artist. So if acting doesn't work out, which I hope it does, I'm probably going to go into graphic design or something like that.

    "Gabriel Basso Makes It Look Easy". Interview with Alexandria Symonds, June 10, 2011.
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