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Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering. Well, I tried it, and during a scene I swallowed the pebble. That was the end of that.

Author: Marion Davies (1897-1961)

Profession: American Actress

You name it and I've done it. I'd like to say I did it my way. But that line, I'm afraid, belongs to someone else.

Author: Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990)

Profession: American Actor, Dancer, Singer

The real actor has a direct line to the collective heart.

Author: Bette Davis (1908-1989)

Profession: American Actress, Producer

I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.

Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

Profession: French Philosopher

I'd prefer not to be the pretty thing in a film. It's such a bloody responsibility to look cute, because people know when you don't and they're like, ''They're trying to pass her off as the cute girl and she's looking like a bedraggled sack of potatoes.

Author: Minnie Driver (1971)

Profession: British-born American Actress, Guitarist, Singer

I find myself fascinating.

Author: Richard Dryfus

Profession: American Actor

I mean, the question actors most often get asked is how they can bear saying the same things over and over again, night after night, but God knows the answer to that is, don't we all anyway; might as well get paid for it.

Author: Elaine Dundy


She represents the un-vowed aspiration of the male human being, his potential infidelity -- and infidelity of a very special kind, which would lead him to the opposite of his wife, to the ''woman of wax'' whom he could model at will, make and unmake in any way he wished, even unto death.

Author: Marguerite Duras (1914)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.

Author: Marguerite Duras (1914)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

Mr. Clarke played the King all evening as though under constant fear that someone else was about to play the Ace.

Author: Eugene Field (1850-1895)

Profession: American Writer

Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you've seen the devil.

Author: W. C. Fields (1879-1946)

Profession: American Actor

The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage.

Author: Minnie Fiske


The best actors do not let the wheels show.

Author: Henry Fonda (1905-1982)

Profession: American Movie & Stage Actor

A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.

Author: Jane Fonda (1937)

Profession: American Screen Actor

You spend all your life trying to do something they put people in asylums for.

Author: Jane Fonda (1937)

Profession: American Screen Actor