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Quotes About Acting

Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings about acting and actors. Sniblit makes it easy to find the quotes that you're looking for. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about acting that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.


If you give audiences a chance they'll do half your acting for you.  ~ Katherine Hepburn


Every actor has a natural animosity towardsevery other actor, present or absent, living or dead.  ~ Louise Brooks


If you catch me saying ‘I am a serious actor,’ I beg you to slap me.  ~ Johnny Depp


An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet.  ~ James Dean


Acting is a minor gift; after all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four. ~ Katherine Hepburn


Movie actors are just ordinary, mixed-up people - with agents.  ~ Jean Kerr


Actors search for rejection. If they don’t get it they reject themselves.  ~ Charles Chaplin


Any actress who appears in public without being well-groomed is digging her own grave.  ~ Joan Crawford


Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.  ~ Rod Serling


If there is a streak of ham anywhere in an actor, Shakespeare will bring it out.  ~ Robert Benchley


What's important about an actor is his acting, not his life.  ~ Vincent Price


If there wasn't something called acting, they would probably hospitalize people like me.  ~ Whoopi Goldberg


There's a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic.  ~ Nicolas Cage


Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have.  ~ James Dean


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