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Linda Lavin Quotes and Sayings

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It was always acting, singing and dancing that I loved.
- Linda Lavin

Talking about auditions, you never know what anyone else is thinking.
- Linda Lavin

We do a lot of shows for young people who have probably
never been to the theater before and they are learning about the Holocaust,
which unhappily, many of them do not know about.
- Linda Lavin

I'd forget the piece just before I went out to do the concerto,
the panic was too great.
This was not anything that gave me pleasure.
This was fulfilling somebody else's dream.
- Linda Lavin

 

I didn't want to do anything my mother wanted me to
do so surely I wasn't going to sing for her.
- Linda Lavin

The story about me, apocryphal or not,
is that I could sing before I spoke.
My parents went into bedroom one day and there I was
standing in the crib singing God Bless America.
- Linda Lavin

Once you have the pattern of life of this person,
the choreography, so to speak, you have the canvas
that you present eight times a week,
not without feeling underneath it, but it's not as
churning as the discovery process was.
- Linda Lavin

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The play is one of the very few pieces of great dramatic
and comic writing that I have read in a long,
long time.
I was drawn to it because of the power of the writing,
which gives me the actor a chance to explore many facets of myself.
- Linda Lavin

Making a film of a work you've played for six weeks
gives you intimate knowledge of the character.
By the time you go in front of the camera you've worked
out the behavior and life of a character.
- Linda Lavin

My mother gave me singing lessons; that was totally painful,
because I couldn't do what she wanted to hear.
She used to say: there's more there,
there's more voice but I just didn't want to give it to her.
- Linda Lavin

We give you this story.
It is for the audience to be moved and gut wrenched,
not us.
It isn't as if we don't go through those real feeling
and it isn't as if I don't cry three or four times a night.
I usually do.
- Linda Lavin

Rose was sexy.
It was my fantasy about her.
She accomplished so much and came from so little in
terms of a background that would have prepared her for the world,
let alone the world of entertainment.
- Linda Lavin

So I majored in Drama, did all the plays that were possible to do,
skated through school in order to be in every production
on stage or backstage in whatever capacity and I came
to New York looking for work in the summers.
- Linda Lavin

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

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

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

I used to go home at night and just shake,
because I had no idea that's what acting was gonna be.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

When I'm not involved in an acting job I try to run 10 miles a day.
- Joan Van Ark

I'm disappointed in acting as a craft.
I want everything to go back to Orson Welles and fake
noses and changing your voice.
It's become so much about personality.
- Spencer Tracy

As an actress I find the most enjoyable part of acting
is really just to please the director.
I just want to please my director.
- Joan Chen

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

Shakespeare in Love...
such smart writing of an alternative view of history,
and such beautiful acting.
Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
- Anita Diament

Acting will always be my first passion,
it's what I live to do and I hope to be lucky enough
to do it the rest of my life.
- Devon Werkheiser

Go learn the language.
Go take some acting lessons.
Start from zero like everybody else.
- Roselyn Sanchez

Acting is actually private.
- Joan Chen

Acting is easier than skating in a way and harder in other aspects.
In skating, you get one chance, and with acting you
get to do it over and over.
- Tara Lipinski

I see myself as a comic but the acting helps sell tickets for gigs.
- Alan Davies

Acting is all about honesty.
If you can fake that, you've got it made.
- George Burns

Acting happened to me.
If I had pursued it, I think it would have been like someone going to a bar,
desperately looking for love and not finding anyone.
- Keri Russell

Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who
is acting not at all to his advantage.
- William S. Burroughs

I would rather do many small roles on TV,
stage or film than one blockbuster that made me rich but had no acting.
- Miranda Richardson

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

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

My father died.
It is still a deep regret to me this day that in choosing
acting as my career I was forced to hurt him.
He died too early to see I had done the right,
the only thing.
- Conrad Veidt

I didn't go to film school, I went to acting school.
- Charles S. Dutton

Acting is nothing more or less than playing.
The idea is to humanize life.
- George Eliot

Some stars like to hide behind the whole idea of acting.
But really good actors are not hiding at all.
They're not afraid to be disliked, to be a little unsavoury.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Acting is the ability to dream on cue.
- Ralph Richardson

One of the things about acting is it allows you to
live other people's lives without having to pay the price.
- Robert De Niro

I wouldn't mind producing a movie with a music storyline,
but acting in one is too close to home.
- Garth Brooks

It was always part of the plan to move into acting.
- Aaliyah

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

Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.
- Rosalind Russell

You get money out of acting.
You get gray hair out of directing.
Actually, I get more of a rush from directing.
- Tim Robbins

Acting is something I love to do.
I love to perform and I love the art,
the craft of it.
- Jill Bennett

My family thought the fascination with acting was just another fad.
- Sean Bean

I had heard about how people struggle and how hard
it is to get into acting.
But I did not care because it's something I love.
- Bai Ling

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

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 took acting and elocution lessons,
to get rid of my Sicilian accent.
- Maria Grazia Cucinotta

My personal advice is to go to school first and get
a liberal arts education,
and then if you want to pursue acting,
go to graduate school.
- Jillian Bach

I love being physical and acting at the same time.
- Jennifer Garner

I never had any acting heroes.
I never really went to the theatre.
- Julie Walters

Acting with Denzel is like playing tennis with someone that's better than you.
You either play better tennis or get blown off the court.
- Dean Cain

But it is a hard, it's a hard profession teaching acting.
- Dabney Coleman

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

I'm curious about other people.
That's the essence of my acting.
I'm interested in what it would be like to be you.
- Meryl Streep

I think I had a shyness about me, I think I discovered
acting as a way to break out of that and as a way of belonging,
a sense of being special.
- Michael C. Hall

For 50 years, acting was the reason I got up in the morning.
- Jack Klugman

Good acting is consistency of performance.
- Jim Dale

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

More than in any other performing arts the lack of
respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that
every layman considers himself a valid critic.
- Simone Weil

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
- Robert Half

To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport,
where you have five acting as one.
You become selfless.
- Mike Krzyzewski

My parents felt that acting was far too insecure.
Don't ask me what made them think that painting would be more secure.
- John Hurt

I always think that a director who knows about the technical side,
but cares about the acting performances and casting as well,
is ahead of the game.
- Bob Balaban

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


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