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Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over. ...
by Alan Rickman

Acting touches nerves you have absolutely no control over.
- Alan Rickman

I've never been able to plan my life.
I just lurch from indecision to indecision.
- Alan Rickman

Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made.
- Alan Rickman

Maverick is a word which appeals to me more than misfit.
Maverick is active, misfit is passive.
- Alan Rickman

 

Who I am gets in the way of people looking innocently at the parts I play.
- Alan Rickman

Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling.
I love getting on trains and boats and planes.
- Alan Rickman

I don't think it's right that everybody knows everything about me.
- Alan Rickman

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If you could build a house on a trampoline,
that would suit me fine.
- Alan Rickman

I'm a quite serious actor who doesn't mind being ridiculously comic.
- Alan Rickman

I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom.
- Alan Rickman

Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility.
- Alan Rickman

It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising.
- Alan Rickman

If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust.
- Alan Rickman

There's a voice inside you that tells you what you should do.
- Alan Rickman

I'm always aware of the camera and it feels like that's the audience.
- Alan Rickman

Each character I play has different dimensions.
I'm not interested in words that pull them together.
- Alan Rickman

I was 7, and I remember being given a part in a play and thinking,
This is exciting.
- Alan Rickman

When I get off the plane in England I always feel about two inches shorter.
- Alan Rickman

One longs for a director with a sense of imagination.
- Alan Rickman

All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and
accuracy of their listening.
- Alan Rickman

If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work.
- Alan Rickman

My idea of a real treat is Magic Mountain without standing in line.
- Alan Rickman

You can lull the paying customers as long as they get slapped.
- Alan Rickman

I think worrying things are going on in England -
a real apathy.
- Alan Rickman

If you spend any time in Los Angeles,
there's only one topic of conversation.
- Alan Rickman

Somebody with Debbie Reynolds' features doesn't get
cast as the Wicked Witch.
- Alan Rickman

On film you put all your energies into a single glance.
- Alan Rickman

What is it about actors? God knows I get bored with
actors talking about themselves.
- Alan Rickman

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

The audience should feel like voyeurs.
Their response is absolutely crucial.
- Alan Rickman

My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater.
I'm some kind of accident.
- Alan Rickman

I want to swim in both directions at once.
Desire success, court failure.
- Alan Rickman

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

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

To me, acting is acting...
I'd be happy working on a street corner in a mime troupe.
- Kelly McGillis

Acting is not about anything romantic,
not even fantasy, although you do create fantasy.
- James Earl Jones

Acting is like going to the gym.
You have to keep yourself in shape and concentrate on your core.
- Anthony Rapp

The main thing in acting is honesty,
to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character.
You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you.
- Genevieve Bujold

Acting and writing go together.
Actors write because they love words and becoming other people -
we love to escape into other characters.
- Susannah York

I did commercials since I was 16, and that's kind of acting,
depending on what you're selling.
- Joan Severance

I've made a kind of pact with myself where I said,
It doesn't matter what it is as long as I'm acting.
- Dan Castellaneta

I didn't want to start acting like a cartoon.
- Rachael Leigh Cook

I never lost my appetite for acting.
- Eli Wallach

To me acting and singing are worlds apart.
- Emmylou Harris

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

I have been taking classes and I'm familiar with stage,
but I'm not as familiar with acting on camera.
- Kevin Richardson

I love acting.
But I love being a mother.
To be a full mother and a full person,
you have to do what you love, and that's acting.
But I like the best of both worlds.
- Tracey Gold

True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one's true character,
to be altogether one's self, to be self-determined
and not subject to outside coercion.
- Corliss Lamont

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

People think that if you look fairly reasonable,
you can't possibly act, and as I only care about acting,
I think beauty can be a great handicap.
- Vivien Leigh

Acting is constant exploration.
- Paul Guilfoyle

When I was first starting out, if you were acting on television,
it was a real stigma.
- Christine Lahti

I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting.
- Lord Byron

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

My acting is still being recognized for the fact that I wasn't nominated.
- Eva Longoria

Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the
greatest things in the art of acting.
- Alla Nazimova

Of course, in later years, I'd studied acting more than ever before -
mostly with the late Stella Adler,
who was marvelous!
- but in my earlier years, I couldn't afford to do this.
- Marie Windsor

My love for the theater has always been a priority.
That hasn't changed.
I got into acting that way.
The film work that came up was really a surprise.
- Philip Seymour Hoffman

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

When I get to my deathbed, I don't want to take my last breath and say,
Well, how glorious.
I've left the world my acting credits.
I won't even think that.
- Lesley-Anne Down

I don't like acting things; I like feeling things.
- Dougray Scott

I think, by and large, the level of acting is mediocre.
When I go to the theatre, I get so angry.
I don't go.
- Uta Hagen

Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good
shape mentally and physically.
- Juliette Binoche

What I loved about the acting class was that you got
to think all day long about a person that wasn't you,
and figure out why they were sad and what they wanted,
what they dreamed.
- Beth Henley

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

If this whole acting thing doesn't work out,
I'll just get a talk show.
- Rachael Leigh

Acting is the physical representation of a mental picture
and the projection of an emotional concept.
- Laurette Taylor


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