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47 Best Acting Sayings

Acting is the art of performing fictional roles in plays, films or television. In acting, a story is told by means of its enactment by an actor or actress who adopts a character.

In this post, you will find 47 Best Acting Sayings. Read what wise minds have said about this profession.

These sayings have been gathered through different sources so that you can read people views about acting at one place.

Contents

  1. Acting Saying
  2. Short Acting Sayings
  3. Top 10 Acting Sayings

Acting Sayings

 

You have to believe what you say, and if you believe what you are saying, then acting is easy. (Jean-Claude Van Damme)

 

Acting is like peeling an onion. You have to peel away each layer to reveal another. (Juliette Binoche)

 

Acting is the least mysterious of all crafts. Whenever we want something from somebody or when we want to hide something or pretend, we’re acting. Most people do it all day long. (Marlon Brando)

 

Acting is the greatest answer to my loneliness that I have found. (Claire Danes)

 

Acting is not about being famous, it’s about exploring the human soul. (Annette Bening)

 

Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone. (Alicia Witt)

 

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

 

It’s got to do with putting yourself in other people’s shoes and seeing how far you can come to truly understand them. I like the empathy that comes from acting. (Christian Bale)

 

There are two main jobs in acting – the first one is to be a good actor, and the second one is to convince everyone that you’re a good actor. (Laurence Fox)

 

Acting is a sport. On stage you must be ready to move like a tennis player on his toes. Your concentration must be keen, your reflexes sharp; your body and mind are in top gear, the chase is on. Acting is energy. In the theater people pay to see energy. (Clive Swift)

 

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

 

Acting is a very personal process. It has to do with expressing your own personality, and discovering the character you’re playing through your own experience – so we’re all different. (Ian Mckellen)

 

When you’re acting, you’re a person. When you’re modeling, you’re a hanger. (Analeigh Tipton)

 

Acting is a marvelous profession … If you can spend enough time playing other people, you don’t have to think too much about your own character and motivations. (Dean Koontz)

 

The most important thing in acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. (George Burns)

 

Acting is just a process of relaxation, actually. Knowing the text so well and trusting that the instinct and the subconscious mind, whatever you want to call it, is going to take over. (Anthony Hopkins)

 

Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant. (Glenda Jackson)

 

I know very little about acting. I’m just an incredibly gifted faker. (Robert Downey, Jr.)

 

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)

 

Somebody told me long ago that in acting, it’s okay to steal, just steal from the best. (Nathan Fillion)

 

Acting is a question of absorbing other people’s personalities and adding some of your own experience. (Paul Newman)

 

Acting is a freelance career… you never stop having to prove yourself and fight for work. (Miranda Otto)

 

I really think that effective acting has to do literally with the movement of molecules. (Charlotte Whitton)

 

Great acting is not easy; anyone who says it is is either shallow or a charlatan. And one of the hardest things about acting is admitting that it is hard. (Robert Cohen)

 

True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one’s true character, to be altogether one’s self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion. (Corliss Lamont)

 

The thing I like a lot about acting is I’ll never learn enough. I’ll never know it inside and out. (Dylan O’Brien)

 

To me acting is like a jigsaw puzzle. The jigsaw puzzle is of the sky and all the pieces are blue. Out of this you have to create a human being and put it together. (Henry Winkler)

 

One of the things I like about acting is that, in a funny way, I come back to myself. (Bill Murray)

 

Acting is how I’ll be able to change how Latinos are viewed in media and change how little girls see and talk about themselves. (Gina Rodriguez)

 

Psychology and acting are very closely linked. It’s just about studying people and how they work. It can be an incredible discipline and exercise. (Claire Danes)

 

When people see me in something and say, ‘That’s just you – that’s not acting,’ it’s the best compliment I can get. (James Garner)

 

Acting is make-believe. I never believe I’m the character; I want you to believe. (Kirk Douglas)

 

One of the first things I learned about acting was, the only person you compete against is yourself. (Ed Harris)

 

My most useful acting tip came from my pal John Wayne. Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much. (Michael Caine)

Short Acting Sayings

 

Acting to me is always reacting. (Spencer Tracy)

 

Acting is a spiritual quest to touch human beings. (Larry Moss)

 

Modeling is really silent acting. (Arizona Muse)

 

Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on. (River Phoenix)

 

Acting is the perfect idiot’s profession. (Katharine Hepburn)

 

Acting is always a challenge. (Robert Downey)

 

Good acting comes from finding the essence of a character. (John Larroquette)

 

Acting is really about having the courage to fail in front of people. (Adam Driver)

 

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing. (Ralph Richardson)

 

Acting is the most brotherly and sisterly profession in the world. (Cyril Cusack)

 

Acting is not being emotional, but being able to fully express emotion. (Kate Reid)

 

Acting is all about finding the truth within whatever world you’re in. (Karen Gillan)

 

Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have. (Michael Jordan)

 

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way. (Aristotle)

 

Acting is largely about putting on masks, and music is about removing them. (Hugh Laurie)

Top 10 Acting Sayings

 

  1. You have to believe what you say, and if you believe what you are saying, then acting is easy. (Jean-Claude Van Damme)
  2. Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone. (Alicia Witt)
  3. The most important thing in acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. (George Burns)
  4. Acting is just a process of relaxation, actually. Knowing the text so well and trusting that the instinct and the subconscious mind, whatever you want to call it, is going to take over. (Anthony Hopkins)
  5. Acting is a question of absorbing other people’s personalities and adding some of your own experience. (Paul Newman)
  6. Acting is a spiritual quest to touch human beings. (Larry Moss)
  7. Acting is really about having the courage to fail in front of people. (Adam Driver)
  8. Acting is a freelance career… you never stop having to prove yourself and fight for work. (Miranda Otto)
  9. Acting is a sport. On stage you must be ready to move like a tennis player on his toes. Your concentration must be keen, your reflexes sharp; your body and mind are in top gear, the chase is on. Acting is energy. In the theater people pay to see energy. (Clive Swift)
  10. It’s got to do with putting yourself in other people’s shoes and seeing how far you can come to truly understand them. I like the empathy that comes from acting. (Christian Bale)

 

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