Quotations on Acting

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I really wasn't even sure if I should continue acting. I would like try and figure out if I could be good enough to do it. It was like 10 or 12 years into my career before I felt like maybe I can do it. It was such a different time than now.
- Forest Whitaker
(Keywords: Time, Acting, Career, Now, Years)

There is no acting in a serial. You simply race through the reels.
- Pearl White
(Keywords: Acting, Race)

When you're a working actor and you're happy to be one, you can't focus all your energy on acting because you will go crazy. You have to focus as much energy as you can away from yourself.
- Olivia Wilde
(Keywords: Acting, Actor, Energy, Focus, Will)

I fell in love with theater there, and after graduation I moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
- Olivia Wilde
(Keywords: Graduation, Love, Acting, Theater)

I don't mean to sound - I don't want it to come out funny, but I don't like show business. I love - I love acting in films. I love it.
- Gene Wilder
(Keywords: Love, Business, Funny, Acting, Sound, Want)

I love the art of acting, and I love film, because you always have anther chance if you want it. You know, if we - if this isn't going well, you can't say - well, you could say - let's stop. Let's start over again, Gene, because you were too nervous.
- Gene Wilder
(Keywords: Art, Love, Acting, Chance, Film, Want)

You don't have any kind of sense of being foolish when you are acting. When you're younger you don't want to look a fool, so you don't do things that might make you vulnerable.
- Tom Wilkinson
(Keywords: Acting, Being, Fool, Sense, Want)

If you want to surf, move to Hawaii. If you like to shop, move to New York. If you like acting and Hollywood, move to California. But if you like college football, move to Texas.
- Ricky Williams
(Keywords: Acting, College, Football, Hollywood, Want)

Comedy is acting out optimism.
- Robin Williams
(Keywords: Optimism, Acting, Comedy)

There is a class system in acting just like in anything else. Black females fall in a category below black male actors.
- Debra Wilson
(Keywords: Acting, Actors, Class)

I was studying acting in New York, and wasn't being hired by anyone to do anything other than to work in an Oriental rug warehouse.
- Thomas Wilson
(Keywords: Work, Acting, Being)

Of course, in later years, I'd studied acting more than ever before - mostly with the late Stella Adler, who was marvelous! - but in my earlier years, I couldn't afford to do this.
- Marie Windsor
(Keywords: Acting, Years)

So, I certainly subscribe to what Bette said about acting being very hard work.
- Marie Windsor
(Keywords: Work, Acting, Being, Hard work)

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
(Keywords: Acting, Being, Sky)

Producing is the hardest of the three because there is almost no closure. Every time you solve a problem, another one pops up. Directing is second, and acting is the most fun.
- Henry Winkler
(Keywords: Time, Acting, Fun)

Plastic surgery and breast implants are fine for people who want that, if it makes them feel better about who they are. But, it makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about being real being honest.
- Kate Winslet
(Keywords: People, Acting, Actors, Being, Fantasy, Want, World)

We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we're in the present, but we aren't. The present we know is only a movie of the past.
- Tom Wolfe
(Keywords: Acting, Past, Present)

Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Keywords: Life, Virtue, Contracting, Independence, Will)

There's so much more to life than that, though I think that acting is fascinating because you can forget your own sorrow as you act and become somebody else.
- Beatrice Wood
(Keywords: Life, Act, Acting, Forget, Sorrow)

You know, acting is very fascinating. But being an actress is not, because you become so concentrated on yourself.
- Beatrice Wood
(Keywords: Acting, Being)

Stardom is only a by-product of acting. I don't think being a movie star is a good enough reason for existing.
- Natalie Wood
(Keywords: Acting, Being, Reason)

A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor.
- William Wordsworth
(Keywords: Acting, Causes, Force, Mind, Now, State)

For lack of any clearer idea, I just started acting one day. It had been in the back of my head for a while, but I think in some ways I was afraid to do it, and finally I just stepped up.
- Jeffrey Wright
(Keywords: Idea, Acting, Day)

Acting and writing go together. Actors write because they love words and becoming other people - we love to escape into other characters.
- Susannah York
(Keywords: Love, People, Acting, Actors, Words, Writing)

Acting is definitely put at the back of my mind, if it's there at all right now. It's all entertainment.
- Tina Yothers
(Keywords: Acting, Entertainment, Mind, Now, Right)

I have no complaints with the whole childhood acting thing, because I wanted to do it.
- Tina Yothers
(Keywords: Acting, Childhood, Complaints)



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