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Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp.
by Ajay Naidu

Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp.
I had so many different ideas swirling between culture
and how to tie things together.
- Ajay Naidu

I think that rap is narrative, when it's done right.
- Ajay Naidu

America makes up its own mind about what it wants to see.
- Ajay Naidu

In every character I play, I try to imbibe something.
Every film is a learning process for me.
- Ajay Naidu

 

I like the theatre because you paint with broad strokes.
To me the theatre is stretching its definition really far.
- Ajay Naidu

You have to work with what you are given,
even in Shakespeare.
we have our form and it is important that we free ourselves through it.
- Ajay Naidu

The camera is interested in what you are thinking as
opposed to just what you are doing or saying.
- Ajay Naidu

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Rap is rhythm and poetry.
Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well.
- Ajay Naidu

It is important to make your own stuff.
Even if you are not an actor, it is important to not
stop involving yourself as a creative person.
- Ajay Naidu

I want to present interesting stories that don't qualify
themselves just by virtue of their ethnographic type.
- Ajay Naidu

There is extraordinary similarities between the Midwest
in America and Europe in that there is this sense of vast,
open sky and loneliness and cold.
- Ajay Naidu

There's got to be something greater than us.
- Ajay Naidu

It is important to keep your head up and follow what you believe is right.
- Ajay Naidu

I hear music as narrative.
- Ajay Naidu

Part of the work is determining through what instrument you are playing.
Actors are physical, olympian storytellers and we should
be able to create entire landscapes with nothing.
- Ajay Naidu

When you get to play with the big boys,
your game improves drastically.
- Ajay Naidu

I got heavily into the drum-and-bass scene,
which is really wicked.
- Ajay Naidu

I think that I have sold out sometimes.
- Ajay Naidu

I knew I was happy when I was dancing.
- Ajay Naidu

It is important to tell good stories.
You can tell stories even if they are not huge,
epic, and wonderful.
You can still take the responsibility for being a scribe of your tribe.
- Ajay Naidu

I applied to American Repertory School up at Harvard at got in.
- Ajay Naidu

The turntable is now an instrument at the Smithsonian.
- Ajay Naidu

I had been working early in my life in films -
since I was 11.
- Ajay Naidu

My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young.
I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the
paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part.
- Ajay Naidu

I love films for the fact that it is like working under a microscope.
It is sort of like a laboratory.
- Ajay Naidu

All India radio was worldwide.
- Ajay Naidu

My family was very supportive of my acting.
They didn't really have a choice because I got jobs
acting before anyone could really say anything.
It paid my way through college and helped my family out.
- Ajay Naidu

We make a contract within ourselves as actors or directors
or writers about how much of ourselves we let into projects.
You can actually figure out before you work on something
how much blood you will have to let emotionally.
- Ajay Naidu

The loneliness is when you pick up and move,
even if you are not originally from that place,
and you have some memories that you want to embrace.
Having a life in transit, I feel like you are always
looking out the back window.
- Ajay Naidu

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

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

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

What's interesting about the process of acting is how
often you don't know what you're doing.
- Alan Rickman

Faked enthusiasm is worse than bad acting -
it is bad acting with the intent to deceive.
- Bo Bennett

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

I hope to continue building my acting career and work
more on projects that fulfill my artistic thirst.
- Karolina Kurkova

One of the things I find about acting is that the less
the audience knows about the actor,
the more they're able to believe in him in the role.
- Hayden Christensen

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

I have the luxury of being a little boy...
To me, the most important thing in life is to be a human being.
Second is acting.
- Peter Stormare

Acting is the easiest money you'll ever make in your life,
and directing is probably the hardest money.
- Charles S. Dutton

Comedy is acting out optimism.
- Robin Williams

People always ask me if I'm going to stop modeling
because I have started an acting career.
I hope to continue to model for years to come.
- Tyra Banks

That's what I always enjoyed about acting,
the real adrenalin rush.
My heart - still before I go on stage -
crashing out of my chest.
That's thrilling to me.
- Billy Crudup

I'm enjoying it, but I still don't know why I'm hooked on acting.
- Stephen Rea

Acting is everybody's favorite second job.
- Jack Nicholson

I've never tried to learn the art of acting.
I have been in the business for years but I still can't
tell what acting is or how it's done.
- Paul Muni

Maybe I can't act, but I know the gimmicks.
I studied acting all my life and know what's good for me.
- Alan Ladd

It is indeed hard for the strong to be just to the weak,
but acting justly always has its rewards.
- Eamon de Valera

I really enjoy acting.
At home I can't even finish a sentence,
and here I am reading these wonderful lines.
I think it must be every housewife's dream,
to be an actress part-time.
- Meg Tilly

In acting process, it's very difficult to explain.
It's something very intimate, very private.
- Monica Bellucci

I decided I was going to give up singing and concentrate on acting,
and a result of that, I didn't do another film for two to three years,
and I don't blame it on anybody but myself.
- Bobby Darin

I have no political aspirations, although a lot of
people believe that politics and acting go hand in hand.
- Rita Mero

Yeah, I think the common denominator -
and this is probably going to sound like Acting 101 -
but the common denominator is belief in the character in the moment.
- Jenna Elfman

Well, I think one of the main things that you have
to think about when acting in the movies is to try
not to make the acting show.
- James Stewart

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

I learned never to listen to acting teachers because
they don't know what the hell they're talking about.
- Tim Robbins

Acting is fun for me and it doesn't really matter how,
whether it's hard work or easy work,
it's always fun.
- Tommy Lee Jones

In high school, my goal was to be a writer for SNL,
then I got into the acting.
- Illeana Douglas

I took a route of acting, rather than starmaking,
so it cost me a lot financially.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

Yeah, I had actually tried to stop acting before I made Dead Man Walking.
- Sean Penn

Acting is the most brotherly and sisterly profession in the world.
- Cyril Cusack

When I was a kid, the idea of why I wanted acting to
be the thing I do for the rest of my life was different.
It was, Oh yeah, I'll get girls and be famous.
- Edward Furlong

I talk about acting to students making the transition
from high school to UCLA.
Kids going into this profession really need to know the reality of it.
- Loni Anderson

I didn't actually begin professionally acting until I was 30.
- Katey Sagal

Acting is easy and fun.
You earn a lot of money, and you bang out with girls.
The profession is given tremendous significance within our society,
but it's not really worthy of it.
- James Spader

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

I went to college in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University...
studied acting there.
Then I went to New York for about five years.
I moved out here about 10 years ago.
- Laura San Giacomo


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