Acting Quotes

 Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing. 
Author: Sir Ralph David Richardson
Nationality: English
b. 19 December 1902  - d. 10 October 1983
  
 Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 An actor is at his best a kind of unfrocked priest who, for an hour or two, can call on heaven and hell to mesmerize a group of innocents. 
Author: Alec Guinness
Nationality: British
b. 02 April 1914  - d. 05 August 2000
  
 An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. 
Author: Alec Guinness
Nationality: British
b. 02 April 1914  - d. 05 August 2000
  
 Filmmaking for an actor is to play the past many ways, show the director a kaleidoscope of possibilities. 
Author: Sir Ian Holm
Nationality: British
b. 12 September 1931
  
 I improve on misquotation. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 I must say acting was good training for the political life which lay ahead of us. 
Author: Nancy Reagan
Nationality: American
b. December 1923
  
 I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 I think men are sex objects - because they're only good for sex and not much else. 
Author: Jacki Weaver
Nationality: Australian
b. 25 May 1947
  
 I'll never leave. Not even if you kill me. 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 I've been recognized a few times at urinals. That's a little weird, especially when they forget where they are and want me to sign an autograph. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 More than in any other performing arts, the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic. 
Author: Uta Hagen
Nationality: American
b. 12 June 1919  - d. 14 January 2004
  
 Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups. 
Author: Peter Davies
Nationality: Welsh
b. December 1989
  
 Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Sometimes it hurt more then we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace..but we would be hollow..Empty rooms shuttered and dank.Without passion we'd be truly dead 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 The monster was the best friend I ever had. 
Author: Boris Karloff
Nationality: English
b. 23 November 1887  - d. 02 February 1969
  
 There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to be a father to them. 
Author: Anthony Edwards
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1962
  
 This isn't some fairy tale: when I kiss you, you don't wake up from a deep sleep and live happily ever after. 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 Tomorrow is a thief of pleasure. 
Author: Sir Rex Harrison
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1908  - d. 02 June 1990
  
 When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 You can't push a wave onto the shore any faster than the ocean brings it in. 
Author: Susan Elizabeth Strasberg
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1938  - d. 21 January 1999
  
 That was my one big Hollywood hit, but, in a way, it hurt my picture career. After that, I was typecast as a lion, and there just weren't many parts for lions. 
Author: Bert Lahr
Nationality: American
b. 13 August 1895  - d. 4 December 1967
  
 That's the trouble with being me. At this point, nobody gives a damn what my problem is. I could literally have a tumor on the side of my head and they'd be like, 'Yeah, big deal. I'd eat a tumor every morning for the kinda money you're pulling down.'  
Author: Jim Carey
Nationality: Canadian
b. 17 January 1962
  
 Books have been written about that so-called renaissance at the Royal Court Theatre. Bollocks. I watched this appaling bunch of strange young men creeping around, talking pompously.  
Author: Peter O'toole
Nationality: Irish
b. 2 August 1932
  
 If you haven't read Lawrence of Arabia's translation of The Odyssey, it's very good. In the vernacular and simple. 
Author: Peter O'toole
Nationality: Irish
b. 2 August 1932
  
 Eventually stardom is going to go away from me. It goes away from everybody and all you have in the end is to be able to look back and like the choices you made. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 Honestly, if I get a vacation, I'm gonna go and sit on my couch in New York cause that's the one place I haven't been for a very long time. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 For Ripley I learned to play some songs on the piano, and I never really played them again. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 I never wanted to do the same kind of movies over and over anyway, so my theory on it all is I'm just gonna try and dodge the label and keep doing what I am doing. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 I want to do is a character-driven porn movie. It's all going to be about characters, and the porn's gonna grow all out of the character's and it's going to serve as character development. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 I think it's still hard for me to turn down work if it's really good because for so many years I was so desperate to get a job and couldn't and so it's kind of an anathema for me to turn down work. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. 'Heres Matt at home learning his lines. Here's Matt researching in aisle six of his local library'. A few hours of that and they'd go home. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time success. If not, it's much ado about nothing. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 It's usually the exact same three things which are, the Scripts, the Director and the Role those are the three things I look for and really any two of them, If I get two of them that's usually enough, but definitely those are the things I look for. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 You become the poster child for tabloid magazines and once you're in their crosshairs, it really does put a stranglehold on your career because nobody wants to read about you every day in these magazines and then pay ten bucks to see your movie on a Friday night. 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 And I'm very animated when I do it anyway, so my hands would move and so on, so the character moves like me. 
Author: Billy Crystal
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1948
  
 As a director and an actor, I encourage improvisation but in character and in the moment of what it is.  
Author: Billy Crystal
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1948
  
 At some point I stopped stand-up because I didn't have something to say on a nightly basis.  
Author: Billy Crystal
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1948
  
 Even when I was in school shows, in elementary school doing plays, I'd always go off book and start improvising. 
Author: Billy Crystal
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1948
  
 De Niro agreed to come to the reading, but he hadn't committed yet. So he showed up, and about 30 people were there, and they really enjoyed it. 
Author: Billy Crystal
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1948
  
 I've always slightly worried the kids who play football around my house. They know I'm an actor, but felt sorry for me because they'd never seen anything I've done. 
Author: Bill Nighy
Nationality: English
b. 12 December 1949
  
 Acting is easy and fun. You earn a lot of money, and you bang out with girls. The profession is given tremendous significance within our society, but it's not really worthy of it. 
Author: James Todd Spader
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1960
  
 The first perk of theatre is the girls. 
Author: James Todd Spader
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1960
  
 I don't think movies or television have any basis in reality at all. It's all just pretend. That's what's fun about it. 
Author: James Todd Spader
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1960
  
 Love is the one emotion actors allow themselves to believe. 
Author: James Todd Spader
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1960
  
 Big girls need big diamonds. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 Everything makes me nervous - except making films. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 If someone's dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I'm certainly not dumb enough to turn it down. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 People who know me well, call me Elizabeth. I dislike Liz. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I am a very committed wife. And I should be committed too - for being married so many times. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I haven't read any of the autobiographies about me. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I don't think President Bush is doing anything at all about Aids. In fact, I'm not sure he even knows how to spell Aids. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I have a woman's body and a child's emotions. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I really don't remember much about Cleopatra. There were a lot of other things going on. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I suppose when they reach a certain age some men are afraid to grow up. It seems the older the men get, the younger their new wives get. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I sweat real sweat and I shake real shakes. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I think I'm finally growing up - and about time. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I'm a survivor - a living example of what people can go through and survive. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim? 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 So much to do, so little done, such things to be. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 It's not the having, it's the getting. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 Marriage is a great institution. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 When people say, 'She's got everything', I've got one answer - I haven't had tomorrow. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 Men don't get smarter when they grow older. They just lose their hair. 
Author: Claudette Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 September 1903  - d. 30 July 1996
  
 Audiences always sound like they're glad to see me, and I'm damned glad to see them. 
Author: Claudette Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 September 1903  - d. 30 July 1996
  
 I bet you think an egg is something you casually order for breakfast when you can't think of anything else. Well, so did I once, but that was before the egg and I. 
Author: Claudette Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 September 1903  - d. 30 July 1996
  
 It took me years to figure out that you don't fall into a tub of butter, you jump for it. 
Author: Claudette Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 September 1903  - d. 30 July 1996
  
 I know what's best for me, after all I have been in the Claudette Colbert business longer than anybody. 
Author: Claudette Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 September 1903  - d. 30 July 1996
  
 It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it. 
Author: Claudette Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 September 1903  - d. 30 July 1996
  
 I can be in 20 movies. But I'll never be an actor. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 There's a woman who deserves our deepest appreciation because if it weren't for her we'd all be somewhere else right now. Let's all drink to my mother Sara Taylor. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 I'm fighting the label of "Black" actress simply because it's very limiting in people's eyes, especially people who are making movies. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 That's the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn't care what economic bracket you're in. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 The art of acting is to be other than what you are.  
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 When I listen to these women, it makes what I thought were my hard knocks feel like little nudges. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 Things happen to you out of luck, and if you get to stick around it's because you're talented. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 And I don't believe that I have to stay on one side of the fence or the other. I don't believe that there is any good career move or bad career move. I believe there are only the things that make me happy. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 Born ham, that's basically me. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 For some reason, all artists have self-esteem issues. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 I am an artist, art has no color and no sex. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said, you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That's exactly what I've done. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 I don't have pet peeves, I have whole kennels of irritation. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 I don't look like Halle Berry. But chances are, she's going to end up looking like me. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 When I started, I knew I didn't fit any visual that anyone was going to lie down and take their clothes off about. Work doesn't come to me; I go out and look for it. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 You know, be an actor because you love to act. Don't be an actor because you think you're going to get famous, because that's luck. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 The inmates have taken over the asylum! 
Author: Famous Misquotations
Nationality: American   
 At Chicago Hope they have a technical staff that works real hard to make that O.R. as realistic as possible.  
Author: Mark Harmon
Nationality: American
b. 02 September 1951
  
 I like this job - most days I have a chance to make breakfast and take the kids to school or to read 'em a bedtime story. It's almost like a normal life. 
Author: Mark Harmon
Nationality: American
b. 02 September 1951
  
 I think if you get asked to do this, then that's called doing your homework, and I try and do it. 
Author: Mark Harmon
Nationality: American
b. 02 September 1951
  
 I'm in the business to push it. I'm not likely to be attracted to characters I've already done. 
Author: Mark Harmon
Nationality: American
b. 02 September 1951
  
 I'm just beginning to direct. For all intents and purposes, this is the first time for me. 
Author: Mark Harmon
Nationality: American
b. 02 September 1951
  
 It's a lot easier to do good work when you have good words to say and work with good people. 
Author: Mark Harmon
Nationality: American
b. 02 September 1951
  
 People think what you are doing is real, on a TV show. 
Author: Mark Harmon
Nationality: American
b. 02 September 1951
  
 Some people say it's scarier to direct the people you work with; not me, I'm a team guy. 
Author: Mark Harmon
Nationality: American
b. 02 September 1951
  
 I certainly believe that being in contact with one's spirit and nurturing one's spirit is as important as nurturing one's body and mind. We are three dimensional beings: body, mind, spirit. 
Author: Lawrence Fishburne
Nationality: African-American
b. 30 July 1961
  
 I think everyone is very surprised at how 'Matrix' has become the pop culture phenomenon that it is. 
Author: Lawrence Fishburne
Nationality: African-American
b. 30 July 1961
  
 I think of myself as being a relatively intelligent man who is open to a lot of different things and I think that questioning our purpose in life and the meaning of existence is something that we all go through at some point. 
Author: Lawrence Fishburne
Nationality: African-American
b. 30 July 1961
  
 I've played a lot of bad guys, 'cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went "Oooh." 
Author: Lawrence Fishburne
Nationality: African-American
b. 30 July 1961
  
 Mine were informal mentors. They were all in my working life. 
Author: Lawrence Fishburne
Nationality: African-American
b. 30 July 1961
  
 Special effects are characters. Special effects are essential elements. Just because you can't see them doesn't mean they aren't there. 
Author: Lawrence Fishburne
Nationality: African-American
b. 30 July 1961
  
 You know, whatever happens between the two of us that's created when we come together as actors is not something I think we can explain. 
Author: Lawrence Fishburne
Nationality: African-American
b. 30 July 1961
  
 It was deeply fascinating to watch how strikingly contemporary American audiences from coast to coast found Shakespeare's Othello - painfully immediate in its unfolding of evil, innocence, passion, dignity and nobility, and contemporary in its overtones of a clash of cultures, of the partial acceptance of and consequent effect upon one of a minority group. Against this background, the jealousy of the protagonist becomes more credible, the blows to his pride more understandable, the final collapse of his personal, individual world more inevitable. But beyond the personal tragedy, the terrible agony of Othello, the irretrievability of his world, the complete destruction of all his trusted and sacred values - all these suggest the shattering of a universe. 
Author: Paul Robeson
Nationality: African-American
b. 09 April 1898  - d. 23 January 1976
  
 In the early days of my carer as an actor, I shared what was then the prevailing attitude of Negro performers - that the content and form of a play or a film scenario was of little importance to us. What mattered was was the opportunity, which came so seldom to our folks. Later I came to understand that the Negro artist could not view the matter simply in terms of of his individual interests, and that he had a responsibility to his people who rightfully resented the traditional stereotyped portrayals of Negros on stage and screen. 
Author: Paul Robeson
Nationality: African-American
b. 09 April 1898  - d. 23 January 1976
  
 For the first time since I began acting, I feel that I've found my place in the world, that there's something out of my own culture which i can express and perhaps help others preserve..i have found out now that the African natives had a definite culture a long way beyond the culture of the Stone age - an integrated thing, which is still unspoiled by western influences. I think the Americans will be amazed to find how many of the modern dance steps are relics of African heritage. 
Author: Paul Robeson
Nationality: African-American
b. 09 April 1898  - d. 23 January 1976
  
 Films make me into some cheap turn. You bet they'll never let me play apart in a film where a Negro is on top. 
Author: Paul Robeson
Nationality: African-American
b. 09 April 1898  - d. 23 January 1976
  
 I was deeply fascinating to watch how strikingly American audiences from coast to coast found Shakespeare's Othello painfully immediate in it's unfolding of evil, innocence, passion, dignity and nobility and contemporary in it's overtones of a clash of cultures, of the partial acceptance of and a consequent effect upon, one of a minority group. 
Author: Paul Robeson
Nationality: African-American
b. 09 April 1898  - d. 23 January 1976
  
 If my career in show business hadn't panned out I would probably be working today in Hamilton, Ontario at the Dofasco steel mill. 
Author: Jim Carey
Nationality: Canadian
b. 17 January 1962
  
 Actors are lucky, they have glory without responsibility. 
Author: Alfred Victor de Vigny
Nationality: French
b. 27 March 1797  - d. 17 September 1863
  
 In England the theatre has never been anything but a fashion for the upper classes or a debauch for the common people. 
Author: Alfred Victor de Vigny
Nationality: French
b. 27 March 1797  - d. 17 September 1863
  
 Every one wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.  
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 I like to act with dialogue. Not with grunts. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 I have spent the greater part of my life fluctuating between Archie Leach and Cary Grant, unsure of each, suspecting each. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 Everyone tells me I've had such an interesting life, but sometimes I think it's been nothing but stomach disturbances and self-concern. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 I think making love is the best form of exercise. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 There's no point in being unhappy about growing older. Just think of the millions who have been denied the privilege. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 I would have thought that medical science would have had the problem of death all sorted out. I was sure that by the time I reached the age I am now, they would have found a cure for it, that they would be able to transplant everything and we'd all just keep right on going forever. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 OLD CARY GRANT FINE HOW YOU 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 There's no such thing as The Method. The term method-acting is so much nonsense. There are many methods, many techniques. My father merely used a method of teaching based on the ideas originally propounded by Stanislavsky - self-discipline, how to think out a role and use imagination. That's all. 
Author: Susan Elizabeth Strasberg
Nationality: American
b. 22 May 1938  - d. 21 January 1999
  
 I live in an actor's body, in which the cultivation of sense memory, active listening, and the belief that the sublime can arise out of the most common character, word, or gesture is somewhat of a religion for me. 
Author: Rebecca Wells
Nationality: American
b. December 1964
  
 Aging gracefully is supposed to mean trying not to hide time passing and just looking a wreck. Don't worry girls, look like a wreck, that's the way it goes. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 All those vitamins aren't to keep death at bay, they're to keep deterioration at bay. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous, it is something else. I think it is the mirror of the world. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 As a matter of principle, I always come to a film like a blank slate, I don't learn my lines in advance. With this approach, I feel clean. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 As long as you don't make waves, ripples, life seems easy. But that's condemning yourself to impotence and death before you are dead. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 Being an actress is to be in tune with the fantasies of a man. What woman never dreamt of that? 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 Beyond the beauty, the sex, the titillation, the surface, there is a human being. And that has to emerge. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 Characters who are on screen from start to finish are not necessarily the ones who have the greatest impact. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it's what makes life interesting and suspenseful. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 I am subject to very powerful lows. When you have highs, you have terrible lows. When you pinpoint that you are responsible for everything that happens to you, it is very frightening. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 I can be intimidating, but not within the confines of a film shoot. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 I can't belong to groups. I've tried. I behave normally, but people don't look at me normally. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 I don't feel guilt. Whatever I wish to do, I do. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 I don't like going where I've already been. Life is a myriad of territories to discover. I don't want to waste time with what I already know. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 I don't like the idea of separating life and work. That notion seems dated and a bit alien to me. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 I don't think success is harmful, as so many people say. Rather, I believe it indispensable to talent, if for nothing else than to increase the talent. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 I gradually work myself into a frenzy as the shoot approaches, while we're choosing the costumes or working with the make-up artist. I'm not so much interested in my character as the film itself. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 I need, absolutely, to be alone. 
Author: Jeanne Moreau
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1928
  
 I often say after eight years in Washington, I longed for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood. 
Author: Fred Dalton Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1942
  
 I mean, I did ride the Paris subway in an attempt to get pick-pocketed in order to see how exactly they did it. My buddy was videoing the whole thing. No one picked my pocket. We got bolder and bolder as we went, but it didn’t pan out for us.  
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 The name was a fluke. A joke. It started when I was doing A Christmas Carol in San Diego. We'd sit backstage and talk about names we'd never give our children, like Pork Pie or Independence. Of course, now people are walking around with those names. A woman said to me, "If I was your mother, I would have called you Whoopi, because when you're unhappy you make a sound like a whoopee cushion. It sounds like a fart." It was like "Ha-ha-ha-ha—Whoopi!" So people actually started calling me Whoopi Cushion. After about a year, my mother said, "You won't be taken seriously if you call yourself Whoopi Cushion. So try this combination: Whoopi Goldberg."  
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 Thanks! Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted this! You don't know...my brother sitting there, he says "Thank God we don't have to listen to anymore... you can do it now!" My mom's home, everyone's watching... I have to thank the people at Paramount; I have to thank Jerry Zucker for taking the time he took before he decided to use me because he was sure it was for me... I have to thank Patrick Swazye... he was a stand up guy and went to them and said "I wanna do it with her"... I wanna thank Demi... I wanna thank everybody who makes movies... I come from New York; as a kid, I lived in the projects and you're the people I watched...you're the people that made me wanna be an actor... I'm so proud to be here, I'm proud to be an actor and I'm gonna keep on acting, and thank you so much!  
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 It's an acting job - acting natural. 
Author: Alistair Cooke
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1908  - d. 30 March 2004
  
 How sweet it is! 
Author: Jackie Gleason
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1916  - d. 24 June 1987
  
 I only made $200 a week and I had to buy my own bullets. 
Author: Jackie Gleason
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1916  - d. 24 June 1987
  
 If you have it and you know you have it, then you have it. If you have it and don't know you have it, you don't have it. If you don't have it but you think you have it, then you have it. 
Author: Jackie Gleason
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1916  - d. 24 June 1987
  
 Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos. 
Author: Jackie Gleason
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1916  - d. 24 June 1987
  
 The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it. 
Author: Jackie Gleason
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1916  - d. 24 June 1987
  
 Thin people are beautiful, but fat people are adorable. 
Author: Jackie Gleason
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1916  - d. 24 June 1987
  
 Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and just before you realize what's wrong with it. 
Author: Sir Rex Harrison
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1908  - d. 02 June 1990
  
 I'm at the age where I've got to prove that I'm just as good as I never was. 
Author: Sir Rex Harrison
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1908  - d. 02 June 1990
  
 Robert Morley is a legend in his own lunchtime. 
Author: Sir Rex Harrison
Nationality: English
b. 05 March 1908  - d. 02 June 1990
  
 I too Will go, remembering what I said to you, When any land, the first to which we came Seemed that we sought, and set your hearts aflame, And all seemed won to you: but still I think, Perchance years hence, the fount of life to drink, Unless by some ill chance I first am slain. But boundless risk must pay for boundless gain. 
Author: William Morris
Nationality: English
b. 24 March 1834  - d. 03 October 1896
  
 Slayer of the Winter, art thou here again? O welcome, thou that bring'st the Summer nigh! The bitter wind makes not thy victory vain, Nor will we mock thee for thy faint blue sky. 
Author: William Morris
Nationality: English
b. 24 March 1834  - d. 03 October 1896
  
 It's definitely a beautiful blonde with dirty underwear. 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 I'm just portraying this guy. 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 I went to Ithaca, found the Grateful Dead and my life was changed. 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 I want to make films and write films, which will happen, I'm just taking a different route right now. I'm a bit of a chameleon with the whole entertainment industry so to speak. 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 Early on, with any startup show, you're really building credibility and making it stand on its own. 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 The only way it would work for me is if it was a full-length feature film directed by Joss Whedon or Tim Minear or David Greenwalt. 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 Of course, your voice always sounds better in the shower for some reason, maybe it's just the octaves or, I don't know, the water, I have no idea. 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 I think with all the odd jobs I ever had, there was some kind of enlightenment but, yes, a lot of pain and suffering that I don't want to re-live. 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 I like old cars, old watches, anything with a vintage, antique kind of a feel to it. I'm just more in tune with that than anything else. 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 It's just a television show, we have fun with it and try to make each other crack up. 
Author: David Boreanaz
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1969
  
 My family had all kinds of complications in relationships. I would like to meet the person who did not. Since when is being absolutely perfect what being a human is? What do we gain from that?. 
Author: Anthony Edwards
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1962
  
 Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God, I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane. I said, if I have a stroke on a plane, I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane. I want a real doctor. 
Author: Anthony Edwards
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1962
  
 I stumbled into acting and just loved it. I deferred law school-and I'm still deferred. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 We must be able to inspire. That's my goal in acting. 
Author: Portia de Rossi
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 January 1973
  
 I had no connection with me during that whole Titanic phenomenon and what my face became around the world. I'll never reach that state of popularity again, and I don't expect to. It's not something I'm going to try to achieve either. 
Author: Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
Nationality: American
b. 11 November 1974
  
 Just a little over 6-foot-2, around 200 pounds. Brown hair, brown eyes. Likes the outdoors. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 I deliberately fly in and out of LA for as small a time as humanly possible. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 I race historic muscle cars back in Australia, and that's my hobby. And I try to race home as soon as I've finished a movie but don't tell anyone. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 I've given no thought to moving to America at all. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 I wanted to be a racing driver but, you know - this'll do. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 I hate to break it to you but actors really do love each other. It`s a crazy job and we put ourselves in vulnerable positions. I don`t care if it sounds corny but it`s true: you`re part of a brotherhood, and protect each other. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 When I shoot I`ll take my family with me - one movie a year and then the rest of the time at home. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 My favorite part of the interview is the 401 assumptions before you`ve even started speaking, based on what you`re wearing, what you`ve chosen to eat, how the waiter looks at you. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 I think I`ve been fortunate, and right now I`m in an incredibly fortunate position, which I`m totally aware of. I think luck gets you on to the stage. But it has nothing to do with keeping you there. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 I wasn`t a religious follower of comic book activity as a kid, but I was a fanatical fan of the television show with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno. So my memories of the Hulk were very vivid. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 I could become characters and to me that's what acting was - I didn't want to shroud it in mystery. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 You couldn't have bluffed your way through. It takes a lot of bloody arrogance even with six months' preparation. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 I already loved Orlando like a little brother before we started shooting. We did spend five months together in Morocco during "Black Hawk Down". And you have to take care of Orlando. He doesn`t even know how to make coffee. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 I wanted to be a mechanic. When I was 14 I wanted to quit school and go work on my car. But my dad said Son, you shouldn't do that. You should stay in school until your education is finished, and when you're done, don't make your hobby your job. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 When I go on the plane to fly home, I`m literally capable of forgetting what I do for a job. That also comes about because I choose to take massive breaks between projects, and because I choose to do this ridiculous thing of keeping home, home. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 Early, it was Richard Pryor. I did stand-up for 10 years before acting. And the movie Mad Max (1979). It cemented in my mind that I wanted to be an actor. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 I love being at home, being with friends and family. I'm of European stock, brought up in Australia. I'm a passionate guy. I just love life. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 The Hulk is definitely what I would categorize as un-fun. I don`t think it always needs to be fun. It doesn`t always need to be one big happy family. Everyone got along, but it was a difficult, hard shoot. And I think you see every ounce of sweat on the sscreen. 
Author: Eric Bana
Nationality: Australian
b. 09 August 1968
  
 I carry Keaton's photo around with me to remind me what happened to him. If the Hollywood system can destroy him it can destroy me. 
Author: Marty Feldman
Nationality: English
b. 08 July 1934  - d. 02 December 1982
  
 I've been married too many times. How terrible to change children's affiliations, their affections - to give them the insecurity of placing their trust in someone when maybe that someone won't be there next year. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 My heart…my mind… are broken. I loved Michael with all my soul and I can't imagine life without him. We had so much in common and we had such loving fun together. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I still can't believe it. I don't want to believe it. It can't be so. He will live in my heart forever but it’s not enough. My life feels so empty. I don't think anyone knew how much we loved each other. The purest most giving love I've ever known. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 Oh God! I'm going to miss him. I can’t yet imagine life without him. But I guess with God’s help... I'll learn. I keep looking at the photo he gave me of himself, which says, 'To my true love Elizabeth, I love you forever.' And, I will love HIM forever. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 My love for the theater has always been a priority. That hasn't changed. I got into acting that way. The film work that came up was really a surprise. 
Author: Seymour Hicks
Nationality: English
b. 30 January 1871  - d. 06 April 1949
  
 Thinking back to when we met and the many times that we spent together and whenever we were out together, there would be a caption of some kind, and the caption usually said something like 'an odd couple' or 'an unlikely pair,' but to us it was the most natural and easiest of friendships. Michael always knew he could count on me to support him or be his date and that we would have fun no matter where we were. We had a bond... Both of us needed to be adults very early, but when we were together, we were two little kids having fun. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 At Princeton I gained a great deal of pleasure from success in my classes. knowing that I could accomplish those things, and I realized that my success was directly proportionate to the work I put in. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window- or break down a door. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Eight shows a week is daunting, and it can be terrifying. But it just instills such a sense of confidence and growth. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Have faith in your own thoughts. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I have a place in the Broadway community that can only be earned. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I hope this will help new moms not feel alone or desperate, and that there is no shame in their feelings. PPD is out of their control, but the treatment and healing process is not. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I'm just starting to realize the type of work that I want to do. Not everyone can fit into the sitcom world because it's so fast-paced, but it feels comfortable to me. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 It was my mom and I against the world. We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where an extended group of artists and photographers were like my aunts and uncles. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Modeling is the world that I feel most welcome in. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 My father's death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 My younger years of modeling were really just filled with fun trips. I was doing catalogues for Alexander's and Bloomingdale's. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 'Suddenly Susan' is my life. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 The difficulty of IVF or of any fertility issues is the hope and the shattered hope, the dream that it might happen this time and then it doesn't happen. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 The most rewarding thing is being on Broadway. I went into Cabaret as a replacement and was really challenged beyond anything I could have imagined. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 The thing about Broadway, they always welcome you with open arms. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 The thing I'm the most proud of in my personal life is that my daughter actually thinks that I'm fabulous. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and understanding what is really important. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Too many people use abortion as a form of birth control. And that's very wrong. I could never, ever have an abortion. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 What does good in bed mean to me? When I'm sick and I stay home from school propped up with lots of pillows watching TV and my mom brings me soup - that's good in bed. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 You don't necessarily have to be in misery to be talented. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 If my jeans could talk, I'd be ruined. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Rigorous, published, peer-reviewed research clearly demonstrates that treatment works. Medications can be an important and even life-saving part of a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 My responsibility is not to say 'do exactly what I've done.' It's just to say this is what I did. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I have now appeared on Broadway four times and would not have been able to do it without the center. I learned how to dance there. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Yeah, rumor has it. Again, I was pretty distracted. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 You know, the irony is perfect. The world works in an interesting way, but we were both pretty busy that day. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I'm so naive about finances. Once when my mother mentioned an amount and I realized I didn't understand, she had to explain: 'That`s like three Mercedes.' Then I understood. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I'm always amazed when people assume things about me - that foul language must upset me, or someone's being gay must upset me. They think, `O-o-oh, she's the most celebrated virgin. And really, I was surrounded by such an eclectic group of people my whole life. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 People think of me as a mannequin, all show and no substance. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 After 9/11, I am proud to live downtown. There`s something slightly defiant about living down here. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Honesty is the quality I value most in a friend. Not bluntness, but honesty with compassion. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I've never found therapy to be a sign of weakness. I've found the opposite to be true. The willingness to have a mirror held up to you definitely requires strength. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Princeton gave me something that can never be taken away from me. It taught me how to think. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Tom Cruise's comments are irresponsible and dangerous. Tom should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I'm not enamored by fame. I don't covet it, the way someone who's anonymous wants it, and then their life changes. This has always been my life. You don't romanticize it when you've seen the underbelly of it, when you've seen rejection, the games, the way self-esteem is challenged and threatened. It's an industry that's predicated on knocking people down. Only the strong survive. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Being nice to everybody, saying hello to everyone in the room, signing every autograph; it was instilled in me at a very young age that this was what I was suppose to do. But I don`t think it helps at all. I see more people who are rude or arrogant being rewarded - but, this way, I can put my head on the pillow at night. I can look at my child and know that, to my daughter, I`m the best example I can possibly be. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I've never been naturally fashion conscious. I'm the kind of person who sees a whole outfit in a magazine, runs out and buys it but looks like a clown. I'm not like Gwyneth and all those fashion-savvy girls, although someone told me they all have stylists. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 The most important thing in the face is the eyes, and if you can make the eyes talk, you're halfway there. 
Author: Sir Ian Holm
Nationality: British
b. 12 September 1931
  
 While shooting in Mexico, all conversation was dominated by bowels. During filming, if you'll pardon the expression, you're frightened to fart. 
Author: Sir Ian Holm
Nationality: British
b. 12 September 1931
  




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