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Stuart Townsend Quotes and Sayings

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

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

 

I can see clearly now...
that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and
more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
- Richard M. Nixon

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

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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After this whole acting thing is over and done,
you eventually have to be human.
Some people are never human.
It's very weird.
- Joe Rogan

As a measure of acting skills, film can be very deceptive.
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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

I started acting professionally at age 19.
- Bruce Boxleitner

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

With acting, it was really more of a general kind of
experience of really just loving being in the theater.
- Marisa Tomei

Incidentally, I'm still looking for acting work,
my first love.
- Shelley Berman

Acting has been very useful to me.
- Jane Asher

Look up the definition of rejection in the dictionary,
get really comfortable with it, and then maybe you can go into acting.
- Loni Anderson

I've been acting for 25 years, living out of suitcases
on theater tours or film locations.
- Alfred Molina

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

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

It always surprised me that I was getting acting work.
- Mary Lynn Rajskub

Just let the wardrobe do the acting.
- Jack Nicholson

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

I've done quite a few adverts.
I've also done some presenting and acting work in Spain.
I did a lot of Spanish education videos for people
wanting to learn English.
- Christopher Parker

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

What's the difference between tough love and acting like a jerk?
- Ricki Lake

Well, acting was just in me and I tried to avoid it.
I didn't want to do what my parents did,
you know?
- Corbin Bernsen

Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life,
I frequently precipitated what I feared most,
the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I'd abused.
- Luke Ford

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

Stardom is only a by-product of acting.
I don't think being a movie star is a good enough reason for existing.
- Natalie Wood

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 get to meet fantastic people, and I get to go through so many emotions.
For me, I have a craving for that.
When I'm acting, I feel great.
It's not to be famous.
- Christopher Parker

The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life
for all his material nor pull strictly from his own
experience to find his acting choices and feelings.
- Stella Adler

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

I'm addicted to Altoids.
I call them 'acting pills.'
- Harrison Ford

The big secret in acting is listening to people.
- Eli Wallach

I would rather miss the mark acting well than win the day acting basely.
- Sophocles

The difference - the fundamental difference between
theater acting and film acting is that film acting is disjunctive.
- James Lipton

If you want to surf, move to Hawaii.
If you like to shop, move to New York.
If you like acting and Hollywood, move to California.
But if you like college football, move to Texas.
- Ricky Williams

My approach to acting is that I am totally intuitive.
I read the script and I get it.
If I don't get it, I can't do it.
- Morgan Freeman

You know, acting is very fascinating.
But being an actress is not, because you become so
concentrated on yourself.
- Beatrice Wood

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

It was the desire to do the complete thing.
I only took taking acting lessons because my whole thing,
really, was to direct.
But my first jobs were acting jobs.
- James Coburn

And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater,
wherein all humans are acting out their parts.
- James Broughton

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

For me, acting is doing.
- Pierce Brosnan

I do readings at the public library.
I just did a benefit scene night for my old acting teacher.
- Mark Ruffalo

Acting manifested as the primary focus over the years
but now I am stirring the pot once again with my voice.
- Janine Turner

I need to go where people are serious about acting.
- Meryl Streep

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

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

One of the things I love about acting is that it reveals
a certain something about yourself,
but it doesn't reveal your own personal story.
- Jessica Lange

Acting is a way of living out one's insanity.
- Isabelle Huppert

Theater to me is acting but it's more real on film.
- Ted Shackelford

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

Acting for me is not that quid pro quo.
- Tom Wilkinson

When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting,
so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios.
- Sasha Alexander

I am a soldier, convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers.
- Siegfried Sassoon

I fell in love with theater there, and after graduation
I moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
- Olivia Wilde

I don't really look for specific types of projects any more.
I'm not taking care of a career anymore.
I'm just having fun acting.
- Kurt Russell

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

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

I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool.
I like the business.
I like to do different parts and diverse characters.
I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet!
- Robert Duvall

I wouldn't go up on a stage now if you paid a thousand
dollars for one minute of acting.
It's a nasty experience.
You're up there all by yourself.
You're so damn exposed.
- Elia Kazan

Marriage requires a special talent, like acting.
Monogamy requires genius.
- Warren Beatty

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

Acting is doing, because everything you say or do is some kind of an action,
some kind of a verb.
You're always connected to the other person through some kind of action.
- Mira Sorvino

There's lots of interesting jobs in the profession besides acting,
and I like to try and keep an eye on and understand other people's jobs,
rather than just my own.
- Sarah Sutton

I've been planted here to be a vessel for acting...
That's why I'm really taking any part,
regardless of how complicated it's going to be.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

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

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

Be where the acting is.
I live in Houston.
Dallas is 4 1/2 hours away.
I let them know there's no difference.
- Vic Mignogna


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