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    Acting Quotes

    Quotations about Acting

    • Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
    • The most difficult character in comedy is that of a fool, and he must be no simpleton who plays the part.
      Don Quixote, 1605, by Miguel de Cervantes
    • I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
      The Lonely Life, 1962, by Bette Davis
    • Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.
    • I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor.
    • Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.
    • Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
      quoted in New York Herald Tribune, May 19, 1946, by Sir Ralph Richardson
    • We're actors - we're the opposite of people.
      Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967), by Tom Stoppard
    • Talk low, talk slow, and don't talk too much.
      Advice on acting, by John Wayne
    • I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
      The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891, by Oscar Wilde
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