Actors Wisdom Quotes

Quotes tagged as "actors-wisdom" (showing 1-10 of 10)
John Wayne
“All the screen cowboys behaved like real gentlemen. They didn't drink, they didn't smoke. When they knocked the bad guy down, they always stood with their fists up, waiting for the heavy to get back on his feet. I decided I was going to drag the bad guy to his feet and keep hitting him.”
John Wayne

Catherynne M. Valente
“Remember that the expressions and vocal patterns you are committing to film will become synecdoches... That means something little that stands in for something big. Your smile will stand in for all human happiness. Your tears will be a model for everyone else's sadness.
...You have a responsibility to the people who will repeat your lines, wink your winks, imitate your laughter without knowing they are imitating anything. This is the secret power that actors hold. It is almost like being a god. We create what it is to be human when we stand fifty feet tall on a silk screen.
So you'd better be good at it, for God's sake.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Radiance

Seán O'Casey
“All the world's a stage, and most of us are desperately under-rehearsed.”
Seán O'Casey

Stella Adler
“When you most succeed, you do so by seeming not to act at all.”
Stella Adler, The Art of Acting

Neil Gaiman
“Don't wear green in your dressing room,' suggested Miss Spink.
'Or mention the Scottish play," added Miss Forcible.”
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Cindy  Marcus
“In all of time, all of space, there will only be one you. How can you be anything but perfect? As you are. Mad, sad, glad. You are amazing.”
Cindy Marcus, The Ultimate Young Actor's Guide - Getting the Role and Making it Shine

Thomas Dyja
“One thing he'd learned in ten years on the New York Stage was this: don't make friends with the man who plays Hamlet; make friends with the man who pays Hamlet.”
Thomas Dyja, Play for a Kingdom

“The craft of acting dismantles the realms of private personal space and shows human nature for what it truly is; simple and fragile”
Val Uchendu

“An artist who works from impulse creates pathways for his body and emotion; the lines will naturally ride on waves of his or her emotion or sometimes get drowned in it”
Val Uchendu