Actress Quotes

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Marilyn Monroe
“I have too many fantasies to be a housewife.... I guess I am a fantasy.”
Marilyn Monroe

Billie Holiday
“If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all.”
Billie Holiday

Bette Davis
“This became a credo of mine...attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.”
Bette Davis

Taylor Jenkins Reid
“It just goes to show that if you tell a woman her only skill is to be desirable, she will believe you.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

“I’m not going to let my insecurities keep me from having a good time. I think that if you don’t loose your self-consciousness, you can’t really be present in a situation. For example, if you’re at The Louvre, but you’re thinking about how much you hate your jeans, you’re not really at The Louvre. So in your memory, when you look back, you’re always going to be like, “I was wearing those jeans I hated”. And you’re not going to remember anything else.”
Christina Ricci

Maud Hart Lovelace
“Betsy liked to read her stories aloud and she read them like an actress. She made her voice low and thrillingly deep. She made it shake with emotion. She laughed mockingly and sobbed wildly when the occasion required.”
Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown

“I would give a million bucks to have seen my mother say "cute shoes" to naked Ashley Judd.”
Brian Fies

Amit Kalantri
“Real models don't go with the trend, they set the trend.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“There aren't too many things that make you feel better than a little kid seeing you, yelling your name and running to you.”
Jean Louisa Kelly

“It was thanks to Alfred Hitchcock that I understood that murder scenes should be shot like love scenes and love scenes like murder scenes.”
Grace Kelly

John Fowles
“...she was really very pretty, one of the prettiest girls she knew. And as if to prove it she raised her arms and unloosed her hair, a thing she knew to be vaguely sinful, yet necessary, like a hot bath or a warm bed on a winter's night. She imagined herself for a truly sinful moment as someone wicked — a dancer, an actress.”
John Fowles, The French Lieutenant's Woman

Richard Rhodes
“ 'Reedlike, that’s what Hedy Kiesler is, sweet and reedlike, and when she wants to talk to you she doesn’t lean over your shoulder and arch herself out behind like a debutante....She leans back from you [and] takes a good look in your eyes and a firm grip on your name before she will allow herself to say a word.' ”
Richard Rhodes, Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Amit Kalantri
“You need beauty to be a model but not to be a role model.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Pat Conroy
“Because she is an actress, she has fashioned an entire career out of identity theft.”
Pat Conroy, South of Broad

Lizzie V
“❄ It's not just about who is #REAL to your face; it's also about who stays #LOYAL behind your back.”
Lizzie V, Mommy Loves Me

Rose McGowan
“It was a brutal schedule. I would be on the airplane going back Monday morning at six after shooting all Sunday night, every time barely making my flight. When I arrived in Los Angeles, I had to rush straight to the Paramount studios and be a whole other person, this wildly different character, Paige. My brain was starting to scramble on top of its already fragile state.”
Rose McGowan, Brave

Rose McGowan
“As an actor, you trick and abuse your emotions, bringing pain up only to have to shove it back down when you hear, 'CUT!' I believe acting, dramatic acting, is a form of self-abuse. Take after take of pulling up dark emotions only to seal them up when camera stops rolling...”
Rose McGowan, Brave

Viv Albertine
“I wonder how much self-control and acting (mothers are very underrated actors) it took for her to quickly arrange her gestures into a composed expression and modify her voice so she sounded calm and reassuring.”
Viv Albertine, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys

“Never admit to anything to anybody. Honesty is not the best policy.”
Mary Astor

“Las niñas se educan en el universo mágico de los cuentos de hadas. El príncipe encantador debe abrirse camino entre la maleza para llegar al castillo dela bella durmiente del bosque. La besa. Ella despierta por fin. El cuento ha terminado y hemos aprendido que la felicidad consiste en permanecer encerrada junto al amado.La sirenita dona su inmortalidad y su magnifica cola de pez para tener piernas. Andar es un suplicio, pero ella puede reunirse así con su príncipe encantador ... Que se casa con otra. El cuento ha terminado y hemos aprendido que nada es más hermoso que el sacrificio propio, incluso por un amado que no ama.

Tu asesino te quería sólo para él. Se pegó a ti. Creíste que era amor. Era sólo instinto de posesión. Lo contrario del Amor.”
Nadine Trintignant, Mi hija Marie

“If the world ended tomorrow would you be satisfied with the contributions you made to it?”
Arbella Delaine

Kate Morton
“When she was starting out as an actress, a well-known director had leaned over his script, straightened his Coke-bottle glasses, and told Laurel she hadn't the looks to play leading roles. The advice had stung, and she'd wailed and railed, and then spent hours catching herself accidentally on purpose in the mirror before hacking her long hair short in the grip of drunken bravura. But it had proven a "moment" in her career. She was a character actress. The director cast her as the leading lady's sister, and she garnered her first rave reviews. People marveled at her ability to build characters from the inside out, to submerge herself and disappear beneath the skin of another person, but there was no trick to it; she merely bothered to learn the character's secrets. Laurel knew quite a bit about keeping secrets. She also knew that was where the real people were found, hiding behind their black spots.”
Kate Morton, The Secret Keeper

Kate Morton
“As an actor you could hardly be accused of disappearing into the background."
"But acting isn't about being noticed or showing off; it's about observation." A man had said that to her once at the stage door. She'd been leaving after a theatre session, buzzing still with the high of performance, and he'd stopped her to say how much he'd enjoyed it. "You've a great talent for observation," he'd said. "Ears, eyes, and heart, all at once.”
Kate Morton, The Secret Keeper

John Osborne
“Kelvinist and Calvinist, schoolgirlishly light-hearted, she stood out in Manhattan like a Welsh miner at a bar mitzvah.”
John Osborne, Looking Back: Never Explain, Never Apologise

John Osborne
“Like most actors, she was hysterical when unemployed and resentful when appearing every night to full houses. She also entertained the common belief that a writer is only working when he can be seen head down at his desk. Why are you drinking/dreaming/farting/fornicating instead of making typewriter noises?”
John Osborne, Looking Back: Never Explain, Never Apologise

“I am not the actress, but that is my real name.”
Jodi Foster, Forgotten Burial: A Restless Spirit's Plea for Justice

“Building on beauty... seems to me the worst thing any girl can do.”
Thelma Todd

“The potential for your artistry when truly tapped, will evoke certain specific reactions in the body, such as temperature change, a flight or fight response and even a change in saliva production. If you can commit to your craft this deeply, the level of specificity and authenticity of your performance will scale new heights.”
Murisa Harba Durrant, Acting With Energy: Creating Brilliance Take After Take

“4. Who cares if you can nail your performance once. I want you to be able to do it over and over, as you would on set when they move from the master shot to the medium shot to the close up and then do the same thing again in the turnaround. That would be impressive to me.  ”
Murisa Harba Durrant, Acting With Energy: Creating Brilliance Take After Take

“Who cares if you can nail your performance once. I want you to be able to do it over and over, as you would on set when they move from the master shot to the medium shot to the close up and then do the same thing again in the turnaround. That would be impressive to me.  ”
Murisa Harba Durrant, Acting With Energy: Creating Brilliance Take After Take

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