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Elaine Dundy Quotes and Sayings
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Acting doesn't bring anything to a text.
On the contrary, it detracts from it.
- Elaine Dundy

To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
- Elaine Dundy

I hate champagne more than anything in the world next to Seven-Up.
- Elaine Dundy

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

 

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I can see clearly now...
that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and
more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
- Richard M. Nixon

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A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

I kind of fell into acting.I was very lucky.
- Mark Goddard

Acting is the most minor of gifts.
After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.
- Katharine Hepburn

I have no political aspirations, although a lot of
people believe that politics and acting go hand in hand.
- Rita Mero

I have been taking classes and I'm familiar with stage,
but I'm not as familiar with acting on camera.
- Kevin Richardson

Absolutely not, because in acting I've found a domain that suits me perfectly.
And that is so utterly rare.
- Zhang Ziyi

I had a head start in acting.
Because of my parents, I had a SAG card,
an agent and a recognizable name.
But I knew if I screwed up, people would never forget.
I'd be dead.
- Mary Crosby

Shakespeare in Love...
such smart writing of an alternative view of history,
and such beautiful acting.
Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
- Anita Diament

I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy.
I never studied acting, but those two qualities are
exactly the qualities that make for an activist.
- Susan Sarandon

I've always enjoyed Acting.
Acting is acting.
- Tony Randall

I didn't study acting.
- Ray Walston

Acting? No, it is not for me.
I would be terrible.
- Kim Carnes

I can do everything with ease on the stage,
whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy.
So I didn't choose acting.
It chose me.
- Ingrid Bergman

Acting is the ability to dream on cue.
- Ralph Richardson

I took acting lessons when I was 19,
20,
and I had my writing.
- Michael Ironside

People think that if you look fairly reasonable,
you can't possibly act, and as I only care about acting,
I think beauty can be a great handicap.
- Vivien Leigh

I've done one movie.
And it's not a movie I want to stand on as far as acting ability goes.
I mean, I'm not going to win an Oscar anytime soon.
I'm not Meryl Streep.
- Megan Fox

I started acting when I was about 18.
I was a model for a couple of years before that.
- Catherine Bell

Anything that loosens you up and makes you freer is good,
because that's what acting and performing is all about -
being free.
It gives you a better connection to the audience.
- Brett Somers

The ultimate acting is to destroy yourself.
- Klaus Kinski

Acting is a total physical, emotional sensation.
- Armand Assante

Movie magic is movie magic and acting magic is acting magic.
- Ben Kingsley

Working with a great director is like getting a master class in acting.
- Swoosie Kurtz

I agree with Marjorie Rosen's good psychological analysis of my acting ability.
- Pola Negri

Usually in a battle sequence when a bomb is going off,
you forget you're acting.
- Charlie Sheen

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

Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism.
It is not quite the occupation of an adult.
- Laurence Olivier

Pretending to be other people is my game and that to
me is the essence of the whole business of acting.
- John Hurt

I went to acting school in New York City for two years.
I studied with Stella Adler.
- Judd Nelson

When I was a kid, the idea of why I wanted acting to
be the thing I do for the rest of my life was different.
It was, Oh yeah, I'll get girls and be famous.
- Edward Furlong

It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the
spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far
lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality.
- Christian Lous Lange

Acting and writing go together.
Actors write because they love words and becoming other people -
we love to escape into other characters.
- Susannah York

I remember once when I told Lindsay Anderson at a party
that acting was just a sophisticated way of playing
cowboys and Indians he almost had a fit.
- John Hurt

That was the beginning of modern acting for me.
You don't have to tell a camera everything.
It gets bored if you do and wants to look elsewhere.
- Stephen Rea

Acting is really not what I'm interested in.
I'm not an aspiring actor and you should be able to tell.
- Keith Hernandez

Acting isn't a singular profession, it is a collaborate profession.
- Edie McClurg

I still have agents in France, Los Angeles and Amsterdam
who call and suggest parts.
I'd love to keep on doing both painting and acting
until the end of my days.
- Sylvia Kristel

Many people think voice over artists just read,
there's much more to it.
Without acting beats, scene study and improving skills,
you won't make it.
- Tara Strong

I was 36, and I had decided to quit acting because it was so disappointing.
- Phil Hartman

In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself
as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine,
law, or philosophy.
- Bela Lugosi

There's nothing more boring than unintelligent actors,
because all they have to talk about is themselves and acting.
There have to be other things.
- Tim Robbins

That's a tough question; I've been acting since I was 10.
My dad was an entrepreneur, so I guess something along those lines.
I wouldn't want a 9-5 job.
- Will Estes

There's nothing more boring than actors talking about acting.
- James Caan

I suddenly discovered that acting made girls notice me.
- Ted Lange

Well my taste wasn't very good when I first started out.
But later, when I began to appreciate the art of acting,
I would say the actress I most admire is Vanessa Redgrave.
- Ellen Burstyn

Acting, to me, is about the incredible adventure of
examining the landscape of human heart and soul.
That's basically what we do.
- Glenn Close

I loved acting, which was never about money,
the fame.
It was about a search for meaning.
It was painful.
- Kim Novak

I didn't fall in love with acting until I did a few films.
Now, I couldn't live without it.
- Geraldine Chaplin

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
- Robert Half

The only thing I like about being an actress is acting.
- Elizabeth Ashley

And writing I think is a gift that you have,
the same as acting, in a way.
- Matthew Vaughn

Acting is the easiest money you'll ever make in your life,
and directing is probably the hardest money.
- Charles S. Dutton

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
- Carlos Castaneda

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

We on our part will stick to our independent foreign policy of peace,
acting forever as a strong defender of world peace
and a persistent proponent of common development.
- Jinato Hu

So I don't think I'm gonna pull my head into my shell
just because a bunch of people start acting like idiots.
- Todd Rundgren

And I used to write novels and little stories and compositions and I -
but I put them away because I started acting when I was 17.
So there wasn't much time.
- Joan Collins

My acting coach makes the impossible accessible.
- Karolina Kurkova

Acting is not about being someone different.
It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different,
then finding myself in there.
- Meryl Streep

Acting is easier than skating in a way and harder in other aspects.
In skating, you get one chance, and with acting you
get to do it over and over.
- Tara Lipinski

Acting has been very useful to me.
- Jane Asher

To stay interested in acting, I have to keep trying
stuff I've never done before.
- Jessica Lange

This acting was very hard work.
- Jack Levine


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