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Acting And Actors Quotes

I'm an assistant storyteller. It's like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant, but I'm waiting on six million people a week, if I'm lucky. [On being an actor]

Author: Harrison Ford (1942)

Profession: American Actor

The actor's popularity is evanescent; applauded today, forgotten tomorrow.

Author: Edwin Forrest


I was born at the age of twelve on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot.

Author: Judy Garland (1922-1969)

Profession: American Actress, Singer

If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.

Author: Boy George

Profession: British Rock Musician

An actor is a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, he ain't listening.

Author: George Glass


Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.

Author: Jeff Goldblum (1952)

Profession: American Actor, Acting teacher

Acting is happy agony.

Author: Sir Alec Guiness (1914)

Profession: British Actor

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.

Author: Uta Hagen


Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.

Author: Robert Half

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Robert Half & Associates

A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar -- you pretend it's not there.

Author: Daryl Hannah (1960)

Profession: American Actress

They are, as it were, train-bearers in the pageant of life, and hold a glass up to humanity, frailer than itself. We see ourselves at second-hand in them: they show us all that we are, all that we wish to be, and all that we dread to be. What brings the resemblance nearer is, that, as they imitate us, we, in our turn, imitate them. There is no class of society whom so many persons regard with affection as actors.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

They are the only honest hypocrites, their life is a voluntary dream, a studied madness.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Acting is the perfect idiot's profession.

Author: Katharine Hepburn (1907)

Profession: American Actress, Writer

It's a business you go into because your an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.

Author: Katharine Hepburn (1907)

Profession: American Actress, Writer