I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
When Levin thought what he was and what he was living for, he could find no answer to the questions and was reduced to despair; but when he left off questioning himself about it, it seemed as though he knew both what he was and what he was living for, acting and living resolutely and without hesitation.
Acting responsibly is not a matter of strengthening our reason but of deepening our feelings for the welfare of others.
You must make, always. You must act, if you believe something. Talking about acting is like boasting about pictures you're going to paint. The most terrible bad form.
In quick succession, Qhuinn reviewed his answers: No, of course not, the knife was acting of its own volition. I was actually trying to stop it...No, I only meant to give him a shave...No, I didn't realize that slicing open someone's jugular was going to lead to death.
Acting, I love it and I feel that I'm good at it, but the thing that makes me feel most alive is when I'm playing guitar and singing.
They maintain a visible yet understated presence, acting proactively rather than reactively. Students need to feel like they can approach them, or any other staff member, with security concerns. I think we do a good job of making students feel comfortable. That goes a long way toward preventing trouble before it starts.
Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.
Stardom is only a by-product of acting. I don't think being a movie star is a good enough reason for existing.
I can relax in L.A. I think I'm the only person in that town who doesn't want to act. I was an OK singer. I was an OK dancer. But acting? Never could do it.
One of the things I want to do that's outside the realm of acting and the arts - although both have their place in this - is ending childhood hunger here in America.
This acting was very hard work.
I didn't want to be famous. I just wanted to earn enough money to have a nice life and enjoy acting.
I really identified with Jess, because my own dream was acting, which isn't the most conventional profession.
I think that various styles and methods and approaches are an invention of people who don't understand the process of acting and who try very hard to label things.
The difference - the fundamental difference between theater acting and film acting is that film acting is disjunctive.
That's probably the biggest secret of acting: If the actor believes it themselves, they can make you believe it.
In fact, the California Supreme Court ruled that I was the acting governor and Gray Davis was the chief of staff for Jerry Brown at the time.
I was struggling in the beginning with his way of acting on the court,
Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting.
I never lost my appetite for acting.
People often argue about this. Obviously one of the skills in performance is acting, and you can't expect every Romeo to really be in love with their Juliet!
Pauline Kael never forgave Clint Eastwood for that statement or for making Dirty Harr y, and she was on hand to set her hooks into the inevitable sequel that followed in 1973, Magnum Force . Of that film she wrote Clint Eastwood isn't offensive. He isn't an actor, so one could hardly call him a bad actor.... And acting isn't required of him in Magnum Force , which takes its name from the giant's phallus. ... A tall, cold cod like Eastwood removes the last pretensions to human feeling from the action melodrama, making it an impersonal, almost abstract exercise in brutalization.
I never really loved the acting, and I was never really that good at it, ... I never felt like I was better at this than other people. I started finding that my true passion is writing.
Acting and modeling have nothing to do with each other.
I'm temperamentally suited to the business of acting. I'm quite fatalistic. If it's not happening, it's not happening, and there's very little you can do.
There had never been such a display of dangerous, brutal male beauty on an American stage -- its influence can still be felt, in fashion photography and sport as well as acting.
He's very good at flopping and acting. He's a guy you have to keep your head against. He may take a charge you don't feel is a charge.
Acting? No, it is not for me. I would be terrible.
Some people have therapy, some people are alcoholics or they're in AA. Some people jump out of planes on weekends or find ways to release this kind of thing. And for me, it's acting. I find acting very therapeutic for whatever it is.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.
Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
Look, there's an element in acting where they hand you a script, and you know everything there is to know about this character. You know what's going to happen at the end of the movie. That in itself gives you a sense of world-weariness. It's like knowing your own death, every time.
If you're acting, then there's a prescribed way to behave; whereas in life there's no prescribed way. So acting feels like a comfortable way to get through the day.
I remember the first reading of the script we had and everybody was sitting around the table. I was very impressed with the level of acting that was in the room, particularly with Jennifer who has so much responsibility.
American cities have ever been filled with unfamiliar people, acting in unfamiliar ways, at once terrified and threatening.
I don't know how it turned out, ... No, of course I care. I hope we captured the story authentically. But what keeps me acting is not the end result but the process. And I was very satisfied with the process.
It wasn't until my senior year in high school that I started acting.
I'd always enjoyed acting, but modeling was so time-consuming - and lucrative - that I didn't pursue it.
I like to act. I work for scale. I don't have an acting agent. I'm in the book.
One went to school, one wanted to act, one started to act, and one's still acting.
Love is as strict as acting. If you want to love somebody, stand there and do it. If you don't, don't. There are no other choices.
You have to really concentrate on piano or acting. You can't do both.
I'm not very confident about acting, unlike my music. But after winning this award, getting this recognition, I'm very happy.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
I had a head start in acting. Because of my parents, I had a SAG card, an agent and a recognizable name. But I knew if I screwed up, people would never forget. I'd be dead.
I am only an actress when they say, 'action' and I stop being an actress when they say, 'cut'. I am a normal person outside of acting.
I've often wondered how some people in positions of this kind . . . manage without having had any acting experience.
I feel lucky. I think acting can help to keep you young. It does make you feel there's meaning in your life.
With Sean Penn, he wants to be surprised. He doesn't necessarily want what he's written, although we'll do what he's written. He likes the danger of acting.