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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. (Quote by - Sammy Davis Jr.)

A man who waits to believe in action before acting is anything you like, but he's not a man of action. You must act as you breathe. (Quote by - Georges Clemenceau)

A long, exact, and serious comedy; In every scene some moral let it teach, And, if it can, at once both please and preach. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty. (Quote by - Konstantin Stanislavisky)

I can see clearly now... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate. (Quote by - Richard M. Nixon)

The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part. (Quote by - Miguel De Cervantes)

I was planning to go into architecture. But when I arrived, architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead. (Quote by - Gilbert K. Chesterton)

If you took acting away from me, I'd stop breathing. (Quote by - Ingrid Bergman)

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live. (Quote by - Omar N. Bradley)

Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters. (Quote by - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his material nor pull strictly from his own experience to find his acting choices and feelings. (Quote by - Stella Adler)

I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character. (Quote by - Aaliyah)

I was sitting in the looping studio late one night, and I had this epiphany that they weren't paying me for my acting, for God's sake, but to own me. And from then on, it became clear and an awful lot easier to deal with. (Quote by - Lucy Lawless)

Farce follow'd Comedy, and reach'd her prime. In ever-laughing Foote's fantastic time; Mad wag! who pardon'd none, nor spared the best, And turn'd some very serious things to jest. Nor church nor state escaped his public sneers, Arms nor the gown, priests, lawyers, volunteers; "Alas, poor Yorick!" now forever mute! Whoever loves a laugh must sigh for Foote. We smile, perforce, when histrionic scenes Ape the swoln dialogue of kings and queens, When "Chrononhotonthelogos must die," And Arthur struts in mimic majesty. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B. (Quote by - Dorothy Parker)

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. (Quote by - Katharine Hepburn)

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity. (Quote by - Marlon Brando)

It's not a field, I think, for people who need to have success every day: if you can't live with a nightly sort of disaster, you should get out. I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch. (Quote by - John Malkovich)

I think I love and reverence all arts equally, only putting my own just above the others; because in it I recognize the union and culmination of my own. To me it seems as if when God conceived the world, that was Poetry; He formed it, and that was Sculpture; He colored it, and that was Painting; He peopled it with living beings, and that was the grand, divine, eternal Drama. (Quote by - Edmund Vance Cooke)

I'm too busy acting like I'm not Naive. I've seen it all, I was here first. (Quote by - Kurt Cobain)

To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lightning. (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

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. (Quote by - Simone Weil)

Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience. (Quote by - Jean-Paul Sartre)

I firmly believe lyrics have to breathe and give the audience's ear a chance to understand what's going on. Particularly in the theater, where you have costume, story, acting, orchestra. (Quote by - Stephen Sondheim)

And Tragedy should blush as much to stoop To the low mimic follies of a farce, As a grave matron would to dance with girls. (Quote by - Horace)

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