Acting Quotes

Stella Adler: “If that is acting, I don’t want to do it.”

“Drawing on the emotions I experienced — for example, when my mother died — to create a role is sick and schizophrenic. If that is acting, I don’t want to do it.” (Stella…

David Carradine: “The problem is not that acting is hard….”

  Acting Quote: “The problem is not that acting is hard. The problem is that there are over 100,000 members of SAG-AFTRA, and only hundreds of jobs” (David Carradine)   (The late David…

David Carradine Quotes on Acting

David Carradine Quotes on Acting (Arranged by AM Staff)   #1: “There was one guy who once told me, there are no failures in Hollywood, there are only people who gave up too…

  • Stella Adler Quotes

    Stella Adler Quotes (by AM Staff)         _____________________________________________________________________________________ “The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor…

    Uta Hagen: “We must overcome the notion that we must be regular”

    Master Quote: “We must overcome the notion that we must be regular…it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.” (Uta Hagen) ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Uta Hagen (June 12,…

    Master Quote: “You can’t be boring…”

    Acting Quote: “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)…

    “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…

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    “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…