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James Spader Quotes and Sayings

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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 don't think movies or television have any basis in reality at all.
It's all just pretend.
That's what's fun about it.
- James Spader

The first perk of theatre is the girls.
- James Spader

Love is the one emotion actors allow themselves to believe.
- James Spader

 

I lost interest in firearms because we had a dog that
was scared to death of the sound of a rifle shot.
- James Spader

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

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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

For me, acting was a way of releasing all of this stuff that I had inside -
and a way for me to tell the stories of the people I knew,
so that their spirit could live through me.
- Ving Rhames

My first love is acting on stage.
A sitcom is a hybrid of stage and film.
- Judd Nelson

And I've been lucky in that I haven't had another job
besides acting in the last five years.
- Nicholas Lea

I have a theory about that, if you have to say something,
if you have encourage for one second a prospective acting student -
he should not go in to acting.
- Dabney Coleman

Acting deals with very delicate emotions.
It is not putting up a mask.
Each time an actor acts he does not hide;
he exposes himself.
- Rodney Dangerfield

But then acting is all about faking.
We're all very good at faking things that we have no competence with.
- John Cleese

Love is as strict as acting.
If you want to love somebody, stand there and do it.
If you don't, don't.
There are no other choices.
- Tyne Daly

The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes...
It's not like any other job where you can go in and
do the same thing as yesterday.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

There were a couple of years where I was skating and acting at the same time.
- Julie Benz

At this point I have no interest in returning to wrestling.
I am pursuing my acting career.
But I never say never.
I enjoyed the three years I was in the wrestling industry.
- Rita Mero

Pretending to be other people is my game and that to
me is the essence of the whole business of acting.
- John Hurt

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

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

Acting allows me to tell a lot of stories,
you know start at the beginning, finish at the end,
and tell everything in between.
Modelling is just an image.
- Cameron Diaz

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

Just let the wardrobe do the acting.
- Jack Nicholson

I have only one rule in acting - trust the director
and give him heart and soul.
- Ava Gardner

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

I got involved with an acting school and studied for a couple years.
They used to have improv exercises that you would work
on and you would do improvs.
- Barry Levinson

Acting is great.
You spend your whole life trying to get it right.
- Stuart Townsend

Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things.
It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lustful even
if it was just vicariously.
- Joan Allen

Acting's fun, but life's more important.
- Margot Kidder

Acting is half shame, half glory.
Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself.
- John Gielgud

In my experience it's not essential to get on with
the person that you're acting opposite.
- Hugh Dancy

Suddenly, I realised: this was what I wanted to do.
I didn't know how to do it; I just knew acting felt right.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

I don't think I'm great at acting.
I think I'm great at directing.
- Melissa Joan Hart

I pick up a lot of stuff from them, but I don't think
there's any great trick to acting.
- Jason Statham

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

It dawned on me that acting was what I wanted to do with my life.
Nothing had ever touched my heart like acting did.
- Hugh Jackman

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

When I first started acting, and we would all sit down
and talk about Shakespeare and how great it was.
I thought well, I suppose it is.
- Judy Davis

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

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 like soap opera acting.
If it's done really well, there's nothing better.
It's old school.
It's like what those melodramas in the '30s and '40s were like.
- Parker Posey

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

It's easy to play a bad girl: You just do everything
you've been told not to do,
and you don't have to deal with the consequences,
because it's only acting.
- Eliza Dushku

Acting...
was the biggest charge I ever had.
What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?
- Elia Kazan

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

I don't want to give up acting - it's what I am.
- Julie Walters

I don't have any love for this business or the game or for acting.
This is my day job.
- Terrence Howard

Vadim changed my mind about acting.
Vadim was the only man who was certain I had something special to offer.
- Brigitte Bardot

I think that various styles and methods and approaches
are an invention of people who don't understand the
process of acting and who try very hard to label things.
- Ben Kingsley

Acting isn't a singular profession, it is a collaborate profession.
- Edie McClurg

By going over your day in imagination before you begin it,
you can begin acting successfully at any moment.
- Dorthea Brande

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

We on our part will stick to our independent foreign policy of peace,
acting forever as a strong defender of world peace
and a persistent proponent of common development.
- Jinato Hu

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

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

I'm not acting, but I am acting.
- Tracey Gold

I got into the acting business very young.
- James MacArthur

Olivia Newton-John was our first choice to play Sandy,
but she was nervous about acting, whether she would
feel comfortable with us and could pull it off at all.
- Randal Kleiser

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

I was equally in love with singing and acting from an early age.
- Minnie Driver

I didn't get here for my acting...
but I love show business.
- Ted Turner

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

Good acting is consistency of performance.
- Jim Dale

I was about to get a degree in economics when I accepted
that I'd be a lousy businessman,
and if I didn't give acting a try I'd regret it for the rest of my life.
- Peter Gallagher

There are a lot of other things in this world that
can and will bring me joy.
Acting is one of them.
- Victoria Pratt

I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
- W. H. Auden

Acting is something I love.
- Rod Taylor


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