Acting - Actors Quotes

There is that smaller world which is the stage, and that larger stage which is the world.

When they are young, nubile Hollywood actresses all utter the same idiotic cliches about the artistic value of nudity in movies. Then they expect us to feel sorry for them when parts dry up after they become old and start to sag. Live by the breast, die by the breast.

Our Garrick’s a salad; for in him we see, Oil, vinegar, sugar and saltiness agree.

The general consensus seems to be that I don’t act at all.

This was an actress (Beatrice Stella Tanner – Mrs. Patrick Campbell) who, for twenty years, had the world at her feet. She kicked it away, and the ball rolled out of her reach.

My dear boy, forget about the motivation. Just say the lines and don’t trip over the furniture.

An actor’s success has the life expectancy of a small boy about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.

It’s a weird dichotomy. So many of us are shy, and then we end up becoming actors. We’re shy exhibitionists.