Actors And Acting Quotes

Actors And Acting Quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre, Oscar Wilde, Miguel de Cervantes, Thornton Wilder, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tommy Wiseau and many others.

Acting is a question of absorbing other people's person

Acting is a question of absorbing other people’s personalities and adding some of your own experience.
Jean-Paul Sartre
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
Oscar Wilde
The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
Miguel de Cervantes
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms.
Thornton Wilder
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.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
I studied movies for many years, but I am professionally an actor because I, my background is actually a stage actor and acting.
Tommy Wiseau
To me, acting is the most logical way for people’s neuroses to manifest themselves, in this great need we all have to express ourselves.
James Dean
Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult.
Laurence Olivier
Acting is the perfect idiot’s profession.
Katharine Hepburn
After working with so many great actors and acting students in film school, it was a whole other thing working with Luke [Kirby].
Paul Dalio
There are no small parts. Only small actors.
Ginger Rogers
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
To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication.
Marlon Brando
Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself.
Rodney Dangerfield
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.
Bertolt Brecht
We become actors without realizing it, and actors without wanting to.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors.
Constantin Stanislavski