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Acting has been very useful to me. ...
by Jane Asher

Acting has been very useful to me.
- Jane Asher

I think all good writing is a struggle.
To write as well as you feel you can has to be a struggle,
almost by definition, because you could always improve.
- Jane Asher

We get a lot of overseas people wanting to order cakes.
- Jane Asher

I think one wants lots of different lives.
- Jane Asher

 

There's also something of an illusion in that,
you can perhaps record a TV thing one month and complete
a book the next and then be in a play.
Then, if they all come out at once, it looks as if
you're actually juggling a million things.
- Jane Asher

I enjoy the crafts on the show enormously,
too, when we have experts in showing how to make things.
You watch them thinking you'll go home and do the things yourself,
which is fun.
Some I have done myself later on.
- Jane Asher

Having cakes as a business certainly changes things for me -
I don't now sit at home doing a cake for the fun of it anymore.
But it's an extremely happy and pleasureable business
to run because people are generally buying cakes for celebrations.
- Jane Asher

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I look at myself objectively and in a way I see myself as a commodity.
Your name becomes somehow outside yourself.
Now, when I'm at home being Mrs.
Scarfe, that's when I'm most myself.
- Jane Asher

Of all the things I do, acting is the thing that grabs most,
but there's another level on which it strikes me as being a little silly.
In the end you're dressing up and deciding to be somebody.
- Jane Asher

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

I can see clearly now...
that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and
more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
- Richard M. Nixon

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

I really enjoy singing and I really enjoy acting,
but singing I've been doing since I was really young.
- Lindsay Lohan

I loved acting, which was never about money,
the fame.
It was about a search for meaning.
It was painful.
- Kim Novak

I stumbled into acting and just loved it.
I deferred law school-and I'm still deferred.
- Portia de Rossi

You start acting in spite of your neuroses,
not because of them.
- Frank Langella

I found my interest lapse in both acting and racing.
- Lillie Langtry

With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it.
There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting.
It's lying.
- Johnny Depp

I was at an acting academy for seven years prior to the trial.
- Kato Kaelin

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal.
Live this day as if it were your last.
The past is over and gone.
The future is not guaranteed.
- Wayne Dyer

I started acting when I was 10, doing musical theater.
I was a brunette at that time.
I was always cast in all the exotic parts.
- Loni Anderson

I started acting when I was about 18.
I was a model for a couple of years before that.
- Catherine Bell

Acting is acting.
- Brent Spiner

I think acting is only one part of the piece of the movie.
I'ts an important piece, but I'd like to be involved
in all the other aspects of making movies.
- Stephen Dorff

The government gave me enough money to go to acting school.
- Tony Curtis

Acting is all about big hair and funny props...
All the great actors knew it.
Olivier knew it, Brando knew it.
- Harold Ramis

I like to act.
I work for scale.
I don't have an acting agent.
I'm in the book.
- John Sayles

Acting coaches in Hollywood were always telling me
to use my hands and body more.
But that was never me.
I just breathe and sometimes it doesn't look as if I'm doing that.
- Perry Como

I have enjoyed acting very much, because I know it's not for real!
- Gloria Stuart

On the stage he was natural, simple,
affecting,
'Twas only when he was off, he was acting.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Everyone thinks acting is easy.
It's far from easy, but it's the most gratifying thing I do.
- Eli Wallach

Acting is very immediate.
- Val Kilmer

I'm less needy about needing to express myself through acting.
I have many different lives outside of this that are extremely fulfilling.
- Richard Gere

I've always enjoyed Acting.
Acting is acting.
- Tony Randall

Working with a great director is like getting a master class in acting.
- Swoosie Kurtz

The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career.
I had to start writing and acting again.
- Ben Stiller

But it's hard to sustain a successful acting career today.
- James MacArthur

I don't see it as a form of healing,
because if you have wounds that are bleeding I don't
think acting will ever get them to stop.
But I find acting is a form of illumination.
- Rebecca De Mornay

I must say acting was good training for the political
life which lay ahead for us.
- Nancy Reagan

I do need to be told when I'm going wrong.
No one's acting can be an exact, 100 percent science.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Even if I think in English, it's more a language of acting than French.
- Sophie Marceau

It was always part of the plan to move into acting.
- Aaliyah

Acting is all about honesty.
If you can fake that, you've got it made.
- George Burns

And I taught acting for years, and without knowing
it that was the real thing that started bending me toward directing.
- Sydney Pollack

Acting is my first love.
- Dawn Wells

I didn't go to acting school, but I've been observing
my fellow man for 66 years now,
and I would think that's the best school there is.
- Wilford Brimley

I didn't fall in love with acting until I did a few films.
Now, I couldn't live without it.
- Geraldine Chaplin

I enjoyed being in movies when I was a boy.
As a child you're not acting - you believe.
- Roddy McDowall

When I started in films, it never really occurred to
me that I could make a career out of acting.
- Sam Neill

When I was a teenager I loved acting,
but I really just loved it for myself.
I didn't like the fact that anyone else saw the work I was doing.
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Acting doesn't feel good.
It's not comfortable to feel all this stuff,
it's not.
- Tea Leoni

As an actress I find the most enjoyable part of acting
is really just to please the director.
I just want to please my director.
- Joan Chen

I didn't want to be famous.
I just wanted to earn enough money to have a nice life and enjoy acting.
- David McCallum

Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled.
You're never as good as you'd like to be.
So there's always something to hope for.
- Washington Irving

Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love;
he acts the parable of divine love by saving us.
That is the Christian faith.
- Austin Farrer

Acting is all about timing.
I mean, who has better timing than the MCs?
- Coolio

I don't know what that Method is.
Acting is life, to me, and should be.
- Vivien Leigh

Be where the acting is.
I live in Houston.
Dallas is 4 1/2 hours away.
I let them know there's no difference.
- Vic Mignogna

There's so much more to life than that,
though I think that acting is fascinating because you
can forget your own sorrow as you act and become somebody else.
- Beatrice Wood

Acting classes, I guess, are good and I would like
to maybe sometime take one.
But I would feel like I was learning someone else's technique.
I like mine.
- Frankie Muniz

Acting is nothing more or less than playing.
The idea is to humanize life.
- George Eliot

And writing I think is a gift that you have,
the same as acting, in a way.
- Matthew Vaughn

I kind of fell into acting, but I have sung and trained
since I was in the eighth grade.
- Tia Carrere

I love movies, I've always been interested in them,
but I wanted to wait for the right time to start acting.
- Claudia Schiffer

If it's well written and well directed and you've got
good actors to work with,
acting is easy.
But making sure all the ducks are in a row is the hard part.
It's very rare.
- John Lithgow

With acting, it was really more of a general kind of
experience of really just loving being in the theater.
- Marisa Tomei

I'm not giving up acting, I'm definitely not going to stop.
- Shane West

When I got to college, acting suddenly seemed like
a very risky proposition and all my friends were going
to law school or med school or Wall Street.
- Wentworth Miller


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