70 Amazing Acting Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing acting sayings.

Contents

  1. Acting Sayings
  2. Short Acting Sayings
  3. Top Ten Acting Sayings

Acting Sayings

 

“The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.” —Charlie Chaplin

 

“Acting is not being emotional, but being able to fully express emotion.” —Kate Reid

 

“You have to believe what you say, and if you believe what you are saying, then acting is easy.” —Jean-Claude Van Damme

 

“What’s important about an actor is his acting, not his life.” —Vincent Price

 

“The first step to a better audition is to give up character and use yourself.” —Michael Shurtleff

 

“Acting is the greatest answer to my loneliness that I have found.” —Claire Danes

 

“Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.” —Bette Davis

 

“You have to be an Actor to face life not the camera.” —Tapan Ghosh

 

“Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.” —Alicia Witt

 

“When you’re acting, you’re a person. When you’re modeling, you’re a hanger.” —Analeigh Tipton

 

“If you get a chance to act in a room that somebody else has paid rent for, then you’re given a free chance to practice your craft.” —Unknown

 

“Acting doesn’t bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.” —Marguerite Duras

 

“The task of any artist is not to learn many, many techniques but to learn the most simple technique perfectly.” —David Mamet

 

“The art of acting is not to act. Once you show them more, what you show them, in fact is bad acting.” —Anthony Hopkins

 

“I don’t get acting jobs because of my looks.” —Alec Baldwin

 

“Acting is like peeling an onion. You have to peel away each layer to reveal another.” —Juliette Binoche

 

“Acting is make-believe. I never believe I’m the character; I want you to believe.” —Kirk Douglas

 

“Without wonder and insight, acting is just a business. With it, it becomes creation.” —Bette Davis

 

“If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.” —Katharine Hepburn

 

“Life is simple but we insist on complicating it by dwelling and acting on our negative thoughts.” —Unknown

 

“I love acting because it’s this space where dreams can be realized, fantasy comes to life, and there are no limitations on what’s possible.” —Jessica Alba

 

“Acting is not about being famous, it’s about exploring the human soul.” —Annette Bening

 

“All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today, in any scene.” —Meryl Streep

 

“Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.” —Bette Davis

 

“Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.” —Meryl Streep

 

“WalkerActing requires a lot of discipline to go with the obsession. It’s a path of knowledge and of self-knowledge. Sometimes you get lost on the path. And then you find yourself again.” —Tony Servillo

 

“Good actors, never use the script unless it’s amazing writing. All the good actors I’ve worked with, they all say whatever they want to say.” —Jessica Alba

 

“Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.” —Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

“There are two main jobs in acting – the first one is to be a good actor, and the second one is to convince everyone that you’re a good actor.” —Laurence Fox

 

“Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” —George Burns

 

“Life is a stage, I’d rather be the director because everyone in this world is already acting. I’d love to shout cut!! When I see them!” —Unknown

 

“Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It’s a bum’s life. Quitting acting, that’s the sign of maturity.” —Marlon Brando

 

“Acting is a question of absorbing other people’s personalities and adding some of your own experience.” —Paul Newman

 

“Acting is really about having the courage to fail in front of people.” —Adam Driver

 

“The best acting is instinctive. It’s not intellectual, it’s not mechanical, it’s instinctive.” —Craig MacDonald

 

“Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.” —Meryl Streep

 

“The actor’s popularity is evanescent; applauded today, forgotten tomorrow.” —Edwin Forrest

 

“Acting is make-believe. I never believe I’m the character; I want you to believe.” —Kirk Douglas

 

“Acting is like driving; you can never forget it, and it’s in my blood.” —Karisma Kapoor

 

“Good actors I’ve worked with all started out making faces in a mirror, and you keep making faces all your life.” —Bette Davis

 

“The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind.” —Stella Adler

 

“Unless the theatre can ennoble you, make you a better person, you should flee from it.” —Constantin Stanislavski

 

“I have only one rule in acting–trust the director, and give him heart and soul.” —Ava Gardner

 

“I was terrorized by the emotional requirements of being an actor. Acting is like letting your pants down; you’re exposed.” —Paul Newman

Short Acting Sayings

 

“Acting is a spiritual quest to touch human beings.” —Larry Moss

 

“Modeling is really silent acting.” —Arizona Muse

 

“Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” —Sanford Meisner

 

“Acting is the perfect idiot’s profession.” —Katharine Hepburn

 

“Acting is always a challenge.” —Robert Downey

 

“Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.” —Ellen Barkin

 

“An actor has to burn inside with an outer ease.” —Michael Chekhov

 

“Life doesn’t come with a script, so quit acting.” —Unknown

 

“Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.” —Ellen Barkin

 

“Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.” —River Phoenix

 

“Acting is the most brotherly and sisterly profession in the world.” —Cyril Cusack

 

“I need to go where people are serious about acting.” —Meryl Streep

 

“I have actual acting scars.” —Benedict Cumberbatch

 

“Acting is happy agony.” —Jean-Paul Sartre

 

“Acting is the perfect idiot’s profession.” —Katharine Hepburn

 

“I love acting. It is so much more real than life.” —Oscar Wilde

Top Ten Acting Sayings

 

Here you will find top ten acting sayings selected by our team.

  1. “The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.” —Charlie Chaplin
  2. “Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” —Sanford Meisner
  3. “Acting is a spiritual quest to touch human beings.” —Larry Moss
  4. “You have to believe what you say, and if you believe what you are saying, then acting is easy.” —Jean-Claude Van Damme
  5. “Without wonder and insight, acting is just a business. With it, it becomes creation.” —Bette Davis
  6. “Acting is a freelance career… you never stop having to prove yourself and fight for work.” —Miranda Otto
  7. “Modeling is really silent acting.” —Arizona Muse
  8. “Life doesn’t come with a script, so quit acting.” —Unknown
  9. “The first step to a better audition is to give up character and use yourself.” —Michael Shurtleff
  10. “I have only one rule in acting–trust the director, and give him heart and soul.” —Ava Gardner

 

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