Acting Quotes

Quote: “You can’t be boring…”

“You can’t be boring. Life is boring. The weather is boring. Actors must not be boring.” (Stella Adler)     _____________________________________________________________________________________ Stella Adler (February 10, 1901 – December 21, 1992) became one of…

“This industry eats women up in their 20’s and spits them out in their 30’s…”

“This industry eats women up in their 20’s and spits them out in their 30’s…I haven’t really experienced that ‘shelf-life’ issue because of my willingness to embrace my age and continue to allow…

“Act before you think – your instincts are more honest than your thoughts.”

  “Act before you think – your instincts are more honest than your thoughts.” (Sanford Meisner) _____________________________________________________________________________________ This quote exemplifies the Sanford Meisner theory of acting, a theory brought manifest in the development…

  • “If you want to play strong, don’t blink. If you want to play weak, blink.”

    “If you want to play strong, don’t blink. If you want to play weak, blink.” (Michael Caine)     _____________________________________________________________________________________ This is sage advice given by the highly accomplished, Academy Award winning actor,…

    “Acting is reacting” (Stella Adler)

      “Acting is reacting” (Stella Adler)           _____________________________________________________________________________________ Stella Adler (February 10, 1901 – December 21, 1992) became one of the most influential teachers of acting theory, an influence…

    “There are no small parts, only small actors” (Konstantin Stanislavski)

    “There are no small parts, only small actors” (Konstantin Stanislavski) _____________________________________________________________________________________ Konstantin Stanislavski (January 1863 – August 1938) was a Russian actor, master teacher and theatre director. His tireless work to unlock blockages…

    Sanford Meisner: Acting Is Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances.

    “Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” (Sanford Meisner)     _________________________________________________________________________________________ Sanford Meisner (August 31, 1905 – February 2, 1997) was a legendary actor and acting teacher, and was one of the…

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    Bryan Cranston – Don’t audition to get the job.

    Bryan Cranston: Don’t audition to get a job. According to Primetime Emmy Award-winner Bryan Cranston, best known for his role as Walter White on the A&E Drama, Breaking Bad, actors should not go…

    “It’s not about losing yourself in the role”

    “It’s not about losing yourself in the role. It’s about finding yourself in the role.” (Uta Hagen) Uta Hagen (June 12, 1919 – January 4, 2004) was an influential theater actress – she…

    Marlon Brando – “To grasp the full acceptance”.

      “To grasp the full acceptance of life is the actor’s duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it is his dedication” (Marlon Brando)   ______________________________________________________________________________ Marlon Brando (April 3,…