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Acting is the only thing I ever really wanted to do,
by Nikki Cox

Acting is the only thing I ever really wanted to do,
and I'm really ill-prepared to do anything else.
- Nikki Cox

I think I'm as content as one can be.
- Nikki Cox

You're asking the wrong girl about fame.
I'm hardly famous.
I wouldn't want to trade places with anyone else.
- Nikki Cox

If I didn't have fake nails, my fingers would be bloody stumps.
- Nikki Cox

 

I still don't know quite what I'm supposed to do or be.
- Nikki Cox

The only other thing that interested me as a kid was being a bricklayer.
So if I hadn't become an actress, I would probably be a bricklayer.
- Nikki Cox

Mary and I look eerily similar but other than that,
the differences are pretty much night and day.
- Nikki Cox

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To be perfectly honest, drama is a lot simpler than comedy.
- Nikki Cox

Filming scenes like that are always odd but I feel
comfortable with Josh and care about him a great deal,
so it could be much worse.
Scenes like that are just part of the job.
- Nikki Cox

I'm probably the most introverted extrovert you'll ever meet.
Up until I got this show I was constantly told,
'She was really good, but she's just not cute enough.'
- Nikki Cox

When all of a sudden, people say, 'Wow,
you look nice,' and carry on, it's shocking.
Really awkward.
- Nikki Cox

We've had some really good guest stars.
But I have to go with Alec Baldwin as my favorite.
He is so neat and such a movie star.
He's handsome and quirky.
I was in heaven the week he was on the set.
- Nikki Cox

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

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

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

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

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

Acting is way of making yourself exist.
- Stephen Rea

Acting is easier - writing is more creative.
The lazy man vies with the industrious.
- William Shatner

With a recent birthday, I've been acting now for twenty years.
- Thayer David

I wrote a script.
I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting.
It's about the Irish rebellion of 1920,
which is a fascinating period and place for me.
- Tom Berenger

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

In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself
as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine,
law, or philosophy.
- Bela Lugosi

Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.
- Aaliyah

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

Finally I had a place where I could express my pain
and I felt safe because I didn't have to put my name on it.
I think acting kept me alive back then.
- Lindsay Wagner

I used to be a dancer, and for me it was a really good
combination of dance and acting.
- Patricia Velasquez

I didn't study acting.
- Ray Walston

I still have agents in France, Los Angeles and Amsterdam
who call and suggest parts.
I'd love to keep on doing both painting and acting
until the end of my days.
- Sylvia Kristel

I've always loved acting with adults versus like the whole High School feel.
- Alison Lohman

I'm very serious about acting.
- Victor Garber

I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that.
I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.
- Aaliyah

There is no overacting, only untrue acting.
- Stellan Skarsgard

I have to own something before I can say it,
and I have to own it before I can sing it as well,
emotionally.
I only enjoy acting and singing if I am believing what I am doing.
- Gregory Harrison

I can do everything with ease on the stage,
whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy.
So I didn't choose acting.
It chose me.
- Ingrid Bergman

I was involved in music, acting, and some running,
but my firm wish was to become a doctor.
That was the formative age when I had decided on the pattern of my career.
- Roger Bannister

Acting doesn't have to be threadbare misery all the time.
- Fiona Shaw

With Sean Penn, he wants to be surprised.
He doesn't necessarily want what he's written,
although we'll do what he's written.
He likes the danger of acting.
- David Morse

Acting is my first love.
- Dawn Wells

I'm acting for the pleasure of it.
- David Morse

So most of my acting experience came in college when
I was living away from them.
I acted in various independent films,
and I got some commercial work and stuff like that.
- Maria Menounos

I was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at
all in a very mediocre film.
- Brigitte Bardot

I know that if I'd had to go and take an exam for acting,
I wouldn't have got anywhere.
You don't take exams for acting, you take your courage.
- Dame Edith Evans

One of the cruelest judgments sustained against me
is that I have spoken out as a recovered alcoholic
to stimulate my acting career.
- Mercedes McCambridge

A lot of people think I'm cynical when I talk about acting.
The truth of the matter is, I just don't want someone
to get some lame advice that will send them in the wrong direction.
- Amber Tamblyn

The kind of acting I used to enjoy no longer exists
because your prime consideration is the budget,
running time, the cost - and whether they'll understand it in Milwaukee.
- Dirk Bogarde

Acting is magical.
Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.
- Alicia Witt

In the end, it's acting, it's not real.
But every director will tell you that you have to create
conditions that create tension,
because tension is what makes drama feel real.
- Paul Greengrass

I've done one movie.
And it's not a movie I want to stand on as far as acting ability goes.
I mean, I'm not going to win an Oscar anytime soon.
I'm not Meryl Streep.
- Megan Fox

Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness,
and he who is a leader must always act alone.
And acting alone, accept everything alone.
- Ferdinand Marcos

I mean one of the basic rules when you're acting is
that you mustn't stand in judgement on a character,
you mustn't say Hitler was a bad man because you can't act in that way.
- Janet Suzman

Everything I thought about acting and having a movie
career has changed from what I thought when I started.
- Rebecca De Mornay

Acting is a life experience.
I'm always learning things when I'm making a movie.
So the fame part of it is fine when you consider what you get out of this job.
- Kate Bosworth

My point is that, over the years, I've taught five
thousand people acting and lately I have a lot of energy on these kids,
having the same break I had as a high school girl.
- Sally Kirkland

While making Genevieve, I learned there could be a
lot more to a film than just acting in it.
- Dinah Sheridan

Bit parts in Mediocre TV shows won't develop your acting chops.
- Stephen Collins

I was born with a need to be the center of attention,
and, of course, you're the center of the world when you're acting.
- Julie Christie

And I used to write novels and little stories and compositions and I -
but I put them away because I started acting when I was 17.
So there wasn't much time.
- Joan Collins

I was planning to go into architecture.
But when I arrived, architecture was filled up.
Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Acting is all about truth and honesty,
and the sensitivity that's capable of transporting you.
- Thomas Kretschmann

The trick to acting is not to show off,
it's to think the thoughts of the character.
- Eddie Marsan

When you're modeling you're actually acting for the
camera and the photographer.
It's more fun, too because there are no lines to memorize.
- Cindy Margolis

Acting in films hasn't changed me.
I feel exactly the same.
- Shelley Duvall

It stands to the everlasting credit of science
that by acting on the human mind
it has overcome man's insecurity
before himself and before nature.
- Albert Einstein

Acting manifested as the primary focus over the years
but now I am stirring the pot once again with my voice.
- Janine Turner

I used to ask Sean questions about acting.
He's a brilliant actor, but I could never digest his information.
I work primarily on an intuitive level.
- Robin Wright Penn

There is some sadness for me now about acting because
it used to be that there was a reverence for actors.
- Estelle Parsons

I think actors are privileged.
Acting feeds you.
- Alan Bates

Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.
- Robert Quillen

My acting coach makes the impossible accessible.
- Karolina Kurkova


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