In spite of my great admiration for individual splendid talents I do not accept the star system. Collective creative effort is the root of our kind of art. That requires ensemble acting and whoever mars that ensemble is committing a crime not only against his comrades but also against the very art of which he is the servant.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Without acting I cannot breathe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If experience has established any one thing in this world, it has established this: that it is well for any great class and description of men in society to be able to say for itself what it wants, and not to have other classes, the so-called educated and intelligent classes, acting for it as its proctors, and supposed to understand its wants and to provide for them. A class of men may often itself not either fully understand its wants, or adequately express them; but it has a nearer interest and a more sure diligence in the matter than any of its proctors, and therefore a better chance of success.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The consistent anarchist should be a socialist, but a socialist of a particular sort. He will not only oppose alienated and specialized labor and look forward to the appropriation of capital by the whole body of workers, but he will also insist that this appropriation be direct, not exercised by some elite force acting in the name of the proletariat. Some sort of council communism is the natural form of revolutionary socialism in an industrial society. It reflects the intuitive understanding that democracy is largely a sham when the industrial system is controlled by any form of autocratic elite, whether of owners, managers, and technocrats, a vanguard party, or a State bureaucracy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I really think that effective acting has to do literally with the movement of molecules.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As it must not, so genius cannot be lawless; for it is even that constitutes its genius -- the power of acting creatively under laws of its own origination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally being lived. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is a make-believe animal -- he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Courage is acting in spite of fear.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cant is always rather nauseating; but before we condemn political hypocrisy, let us remember that it is the tribute paid by men of leather to men of God, and that the acting of the part of someone better than oneself may actually commit one to a course of behavior perceptibly less evil than what would be normal and natural in an avowed cynic.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose. Everyone has bad stretches and real successes. Either way, you have to be careful not to lose your confidence or get too confident.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I must say that acting was good training for the political life that lay ahead of us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A lot of what acting is paying attention.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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. [On his college registration experience]More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When committees gather, each member is necessarily an actor, uncontrollably acting out the part of himself, reading the lines that identify him, asserting his identity. We are designed, coded, it seems, to place the highest priority on being individuals, and we must do this first, at whatever cost, even if it means disability for the group.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ellen: When I was eight years old I told my dad that I wanted to take an acting class. He said, "There are fifty billion people in this world, if one-tenth of 1% of them wanted to be actors, that would still be five million people. Do you really think you're prettier than five million people?"
Vlad: I think you're very pretty.More [08/23/2005 12:08:00]
Veronica Corningstone: Mr. Burgundy, I am a professional and I would like to do my job.
Ron Burgundy: Big deal! I am very professional!
Veronica Corningstone: Mr. Burgundy, you are acting like a baby.
Ron Burgundy: I'm not a baby, I'm a MAN, I am an ANCHORMAN!
Veronica Corningstone: You are not a man. You are a big fat joke!
Ron Burgundy: I'm a man who discovered the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn. That's what kind of man I am. You're just a woman with a small brain. With a brain a third the size of us. It's science.More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
A wedding. A handshake. A kiss. A coronation. A parade. A dance. A meal. A graduation. A Mass. A ritual is the performance of an intuition, the rehearsal of a dream, the playing of a game. A sacrament is the breaking through of the sacred into the profane, a ritual is the ceremonial acting out of the profane in oder to show forth its sacredness.
A sacrament is God offering his holiness to men, a ritual is men raising up the holiness of their humanity to God.More [08/31/2005 12:08:00]
Hansel: Yeah, you're cool to hide here, but first me and him got to straighten some shit out.
Derek Zoolander: Fine.
Hansel: Why you been acting so messed up towards me?
Derek Zoolander: Why you been acting so messed up towards me?
Hansel: Well, you go first.More [10/09/2005 12:10:00]
Elgin: Liyah go home and stop acting like a ho!More [10/15/2005 12:10:00]
Cady: [voiceover] I know it may look like I was being like a bitch, but that's only because I was acting like a bitch.More [11/02/2005 12:11:00]
Mrs. Doctor Graves: Poor Daddy's been under such a strain recently.
Mary: If you ask me, he's acting like he just killed someone.
Mrs. Doctor Graves: Mary! Your father's a doctor... He kills people every day.More [11/21/2005 12:11:00]
Jim Sting: Remember you told me to tell you when you were acting rudely and insensitively? Remember that? You're doing it right now.More [11/27/2005 12:11:00]
Ajax: Come on, what kind of chickenshit crap is this.
Cochise: Yeah, come on? We're here, what are we waiting for?
Fox: The train would help! Unless you wanna go up there and get jacked on an open platform.
Cochese: Bullshit man, there ain't nobody in the street.
Ajax: He's right! We're acting like faggots!
[a bus with bright headlights approaches]
Swan: Just keep talking.More [11/29/2005 12:11:00]
My biggest accomplishment was playing "Lark" on the daytime drama Port Charles because it was the most regular acting job I have had, and I had to step in and fill someone else's shoes.More [12/15/2005 12:12:00]
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.More [12/18/2005 12:12:00]
I've never wanted to do anything other than model. I'm best at selling lipstick. Acting and television work just don't appeal to me.More [12/20/2005 12:12:00]
I had never done any serious acting before, but I decided that it was a chance that I should take.More [12/20/2005 12:12:00]
I remember when I was 10-years old I was at that proverbial fork in the road and I was acting as much as I was singing and writing songs just seemed to be so much more self-reliant and self-originating.More [12/29/2005 12:12:00]
I could never put up with all the acting bullshit. Every once in a while Iíll get scripts sent to me, and I look them over and Iím like, I canít be that person. Iíd feel like an absolute asshole reading that!More [03/27/2006 12:03:00]
I never intended to make the cross-over from modeling to hosting, let alone into acting or writing, but when an incredible opportunity comes along, I'm all for it.More [03/27/2006 12:03:00]
People do more important jobs than acting in film that should be recognised, but for some reason it's big money, so people are elevated in status. If I was a bus driver, I'm sure you wouldn't be interviewing me.More [04/05/2006 12:04:00]
What's interesting about the process of acting is how often you don't know what you're doing.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
Blank face is fine.the computer works faster than the brain,don't forget.The art of acting is not to act.Once you show them more,what you show them,in fact is bad acting.More [04/10/2006 12:04:00]
In Hungary acting is a profession. In America it is a decision.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I have no misconceptions about my dentist because when I go to my dentist I see what he does... Nobody can really understand the process of acting because... we don't want them to.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I don't honestly think people know what acting is.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I am not a classical actor; I am an entertainer. I fell into classical acting by mistake and actually started out as a singer. I wrote the music for a musical play and it transferred to London and I sang the songs in London.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
Movie magic is movie magic and acting magic is acting magic.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I learn about acting by watching real people. If I'm trying to interpret a new character I'll find someone who suits that character and I'll watch him.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I'm not the party type. Just to go to a party and talk acting all the time is stupid.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
Nobody is more truthful when he's acting than De Niro.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I just gave up on acting for a couple of years until Good Will Hunting came around, and since it was Gus, it was hard to say no.More [04/17/2006 12:04:00]
We are older now, ... so it is good for us to feel like we're not just child actors any more. We've grown up and are now able to make our own acting decisions.More [04/25/2006 12:04:00]
I love acting and making your own luck. You have to recreate yourself, I guess. Although, I don't know how.More [05/02/2006 12:05:00]
And then, I suppose, there's also a cinematic reality on top of that. Because it was extremely difficult to keep tabs on, it was quite confusing acting that.More [05/09/2006 12:05:00]
I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up comic and acting Shakespeare - in fact, unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to be able to play Hamlet properly.More [05/11/2006 12:05:00]
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