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Kim Carnes Quotes and Sayings

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Acting? No, it is not for me.
I would be terrible.
- Kim Carnes

The European public has always been great to me.
- Kim Carnes

I love to write, to sing, to make music.
Not to act: I am horrible.
- Kim Carnes

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

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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

Well, acting is cheap; I knew all these actors who
weren't in the Screen Actors Guild yet,
and it happened that they were all just about thirty years old.
- John Sayles

Now my drug is writing or acting, being creative.
- Scott Caan

The great difference between screen acting and theatre
acting is that screen acting is about reacting -
75% of the time,
great screen actors are great reactors.
- Nicolas Roeg

As for acting, I took drama lessons when I was in high school.
- Megan Gallagher

I think the acting satisfies the need and desire for approval.
- William Shatner

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

There is no right in acting.
- Frank Langella

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

When you drop your guard in films, the acting process compensates.
You get lazy and you start acting.
- Ben Kingsley

All Asian parents are into your children having a respectable,
decent stable job.
Acting was unimaginable to my parents.
- Joan Chen

Why do we go around acting as though everything was
friendship and reliability when basically everything
everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?
- Anna Freud

I had an acting coach while I was doing the show and
every week I could see my work improving.
I really liked working on the show because I was learning new things every day.
- Dannii Minogue

I kind of fell into acting.I was very lucky.
- Mark Goddard

I was studying acting, going to UCLA,
selling real estate on the weekends.
- Burt Ward

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

I don't like to intellectualize about my acting.
- Genevieve Bujold

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
- Ralph Richardson

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

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

Music is a hobby, because I'm not making any money out of it,
but I put just as much conviction into that as I do into my acting.
- River Phoenix

When child actors act well they're just reacting to situations,
and they're acting very real because their life experience is so short;
there's no history to fall back on.
- Mariel Hemingway

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

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

Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade.
With it, it becomes creation.
- Bette Davis

I ran spotlight.
Swept up.
Did box office.
Ran the lighting board.
But acting was the most fun.
- Tim Robbins

And I've been acting for 39 years, so I define characters
differently than I did in say Miami Vice.
- Edward James Olmos

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

Acting is not about knowing all this stuff;
it's about character.
- Ron Silver

Great acting may be a turn-on, but it won't make me
fantasize about the person for a week.
- Sandra Bullock

There is no acting in a serial.
You simply race through the reels.
- Pearl White

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

I'm very much looking forward to my 30-40 years of acting,
and, as I get older, I'm really looking forward to
some of the roles that are out there to play.
- Corbin Bernsen

To me, all writing is like music.
And especially dialogue.
I studied music in college; that is what I wanted to be,
a composer.
Acting got me sidetracked.
- Dirk Benedict

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

I came to acting in a very circuitous way.
- Victoria Pratt

But this is a little different.
This is the adult acting.
This is a different crowd.
It's more work and more good work.
That's it.
People will have their opinion regardless.
- Shia LaBeouf

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

Believe me, when an actress is told that her very name
is synonymous with bad acting,
she's had it.
- Piper Laurie

I think for me it was a natural transition to move
full time into acting rather than figure skating.
- Julie Benz

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

Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.
- Ellen Barkin

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

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

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

I had never done any serious acting before,
but I decided that it was a chance that I should take.
- Helena Christensen

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

It is easier to act yourself into a new way of feeling
than to feel yourself into a new way of acting.
- Harry Stack Sullivan

I am very driven.
I work really hard, whether it's acting or my charity or even poker.
When I focus on something I give it my all.
- Shannon Elizabeth

I like to say that I didn't choose acting -
acting chose me.
- Ving Rhames

I have no complaints with the whole childhood acting thing,
because I wanted to do it.
- Tina Yothers

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

Acting doesn't bring anything to a text.
On the contrary, it detracts from it.
- Elaine Dundy

What made me fall in love with acting,
which is my life, was watching other people perform.
It made me hunger to do that.
- Elisabeth Rohm

The acting was first.
As a teenager I was an actress; and then I came back as a singer.
- Julie London

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

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

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

It's a blessing and a curse.
But it's not always the best situation to be in.
As a profession, I don't recommend acting at all.
- Armand Assante

Anything that loosens you up and makes you freer is good,
because that's what acting and performing is all about -
being free.
It gives you a better connection to the audience.
- Brett Somers


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