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A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls.
~ Bertolt Brecht | ( German writer. ) | 1898-1956 | Acting
quotes Division : German writers   
     
Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life.
-: [ The Only Contender, Gary Carey (1985), Ch.13 ]
~ Marlon Brando | (1924 - 2004 ) | American actor | Acting
quotes Division : Actors   
     
Acting is the least mysterious of all crafts. Whenever we want something from somebody or when we want to hide something or pretend, we're acting. Most people do it all day long.
-: [ New York Times (July 2, 2004) ]
~ Marlon Brando | (1924 - 2004 ) | American actor | Acting
quotes Division : Actors   
     
Actors die so loud.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Acting
quotes Division : American writers   
     
An actor's a guy, who if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening.
-: [ The Observer (1956) ]
~ Marlon Brando | (1924 - 2004 ) | American actor | Acting
quotes Division : Actors   
     
I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Acting
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Acting
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Acting
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Oh! it offends me to the soul to hear a robust periwig-pated fellow, tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Acting
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.
~ Robert Bresson | (French film director. ) | 1901-1999 | Acting
quotes Division : Filmmakers and Cartoonists   
     
Players, Sir! I look on them as no better than creatures set upon tables and joint stools to make faces and produce laughter, like dancing dogs.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Acting
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
~ Dorothy Parker | ( U.S. short-story writer and poet. ) | 1893-1967 | Acting
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you've seen the devil.
~ W. C. Fields | ( American comedian and actor. ) | 1880-1946 | Acting
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
The actors today really need the whip hand. They're so lazy. They haven't got the sense of pride in their profession that the less socially elevated musical comedy and music hall people or acrobats have. The theater has never been any good since the actors became gentlemen.
~ W. H. Auden | ( Anglo American poet. ) | 1907-1973 | Acting
quotes Division : American poets   
     
The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
~ Miguel de Cervantes | ( Spanish novelist ) | 1547-1616 | Acting
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
They are the only honest hypocrites, their life is a voluntary dream, a studied madness.
~ William Hazlitt | ( British essayist. ) | 1778-1830 | Acting
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lightning.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge | ( British poet, critic, and philosopher. ) | 1772-1834 | Acting
quotes Division : Critics   
     
We become actors without realizing it, and actors without wanting to.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel | ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Acting
quotes Division : Swiss writers   
     
We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all.
~ William Hazlitt | ( British essayist. ) | 1778-1830 | Acting
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Acting
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Acting
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     

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