Favorite Quotations ~  Acting, 2 Cutting Edge - Magic of Movie Editing

"Imagination, industry, and intelligence—“the three I’s”—are all indispensable to the actress, but of these three the greatest is, without any doubt, imagination." ~ Ellen Tracy

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(Acting) certainly comes—100 percent—from the need to be loved. Any actor who says this isn’t true is lying. ~ Leonardo DiCaprio, Parade, 12/12/04

I'm too passionate about my work…Acting takes not only concentration, it takes creativity; it takes… your soul. ~ Farrah Fawcett, Interview, 2/95

Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on. ~ >River Phoenix

Acting is just a way of making a living; the family is life. ~ Denzel Washington

Half of the acting I do is actually done by the hair. ~ Steven Van Zandt, Guardian, 12/4/05

General MacArthur told me, "You represent the American serviceman better than the American serviceman himself." ~ John Wayne

You must always steal, but only from the best people. Steal any trick that looks worthwhile. If you see Vivien Leigh or Robert DeNiro or Meryl Streep do something stunningly effective, and you can analyze how he or she did it, then pinch it. Because you can be sure that they stole it in the first place. ~ Michael Caine

I take acting very seriously. I put everything I have and know into it. ~ Colin Farrell

Acting is a nice childish profession pretending you're someone else and at the same time selling yourself. ~ Katharine Hepburn

Overacting is a self-indulgence, while underacting comes either through a lack of talent or a lack of courage. ~ Gregory Peck

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

Acting is a question of absorbing other people’s personalities and adding some of your own experiences. ~ Paul Newman

Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I’m paid to tell elaborate lies. ~ Mel Gibson

Acting is like making love. It’s better if your partner is good, but it’s probably possible if your partner isn’t. ~ Jeremy Irons

Acting is not a competition; everything must be done for the good of the film or else everyone loses. ~ Michael Caine

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