Quotation Explorer - 'Acting'

The vice president (Nixon) seems like a man who is acting like a nice man rather than being one. - Ann Whitman
Stop blaming other people and circumstances for killing your dreams. The truth is; we tend to talk ourselves out of acting upon our dreams. Most dreams die of suicide, not murder. - Steve Maraboli
Have you ever seen a jealous person acting nice? Jealousy and hate are really close. They don't hate you;they hate what you stand for. - Cameron How to be a Girl
By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions? - Jackie Mason
I must say that acting was good training for the political life that lay ahead of us. - Anthony Burgess
Everything has changed. . . except the way we think. The aim [of education] must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals, who, however, see in the service of community their highest life problems - Albert Einstein
If you want to see the consequences of ideas, write a story. If you want to see the consequences of belief, write a story in which somebody is acting on the ideas or beliefs that she has. - Charles Baxter
I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise.
if only people stopped acting like they've been asked to donate a lung every time somebody asks for something the world would be a better place - Alina Radoi
The ego camouflages itself like a fox born and raised in a hen house. Its only worry is that you fail to notice its presence every so often and start acting without fear - Dean Cavanagh
Stop acting so small, you are as big as the universe!!!!!!!! - Stephen Richards
Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future. - Auliq Ice
Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion. - Kate Reid
I think acting is revealing to people what it means to be human. - Nick Enright
It is a sign of arrogance to be mad at someone for not acting as per your advice, especially if it was unsolicited. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Acting is a form of deception, and actors can mesmerize themselves almost as easily as an audience. - Leo Rosten
There's a rule in acting called, "Don't play the result." If you have a character who's going to end up in a certain place, don't play that until you get there. Play each scene and each beat as it comes. And that's what you do in life: You don't play the result. - Michael J. Fox
Your primary goal should be to have a great life. You can still have a good day, enjoy your child, and ultimately find happiness, whether your ex is acting like a jerk or a responsible person. Your happiness is not dependent upon someone else.
On having a backup plan: "Always a good plan anytime you want to follow your dream - I love writing, acting, and psychiatry - there are crazy people everywhere which means I can take my career anywhere my dream needs to go. - Samantha Steele
Life is like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters. - Seneca
With acting, you gotta wait until someone gives you a role in a play or movie. With writing, you're not dependent on others, you don't have to wait. You can sit down and just create. - Donal Logue
All these years the people said 'He’s acting like a kid.' He did not know he could not fly, so he did. Well he’s one of those that knows that life is just a leap of faith. So spread your arms, hold your breath and always trust your cape. - Guy Clark
When your friend becomes a king, treat him first as a king, then let him choose you as a friend. Acting otherwise is suicidal. Familiarity is evil. - Tylor Ilori
Who does ever get what they want? It doesn't seem to happen to many of us if any at all. It's always two people bumping against each other blindly, acting out of old ideas and dreams and mistaken understandings. - Kent Haruf
Problem does not lie in being a husband; the problem is with acting as a husband (being bossy). - Dada Bhagwan
Strong SPIRITS are usually liberated from the burden of their pain through forgiveness and letting go. EGO usually holds onto grudges and is the source of destruction by acting on impulse. - Karen A. Baquiran
You are human, so stop acting as if though you are a sheep and start thinking for yourself. - Stephen Richards
If all the people who were called "crazy" started acting "normal", we'd probably still be living in caves. - Joana James
Men need usually full training while Women require often only a fine tuning for a scintillating acting in a real movie called life. - Anuj Somany
He shot everything that moved in a blind fury. It was as if he were floating outside his body, his flesh acting on pure animal instinct. To kill or be killed. It was exhilarating. - Rebecca M. Gibson
Since no individual acting separately can lawfully use force to destroy the rights of others, does it not logically follow that the same principle also applies to the common force that is nothing more than the organized combination of the individual forces? - Frédéric Bastiat
I got this to say. You're acting like a crowd of kids. - William Golding
In dreams we see ourselves naked and acting our real characters, even more clearly than we see others awake. - Henry David Thoreau
You have considerable power to construct self-helping thoughts, feelings and actions as well as to construct self-defeating behaviors. You have the ability, if you use it, to choose healthy instead of unhealthy thinking, feeling and acting. - Albert Ellis
When we know ourselves to be connected to all others, acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do. - Rachel Naomi Remen
With every part you act, there must be a little of yourself in it. If there isn't, it's not acting. It's lying. - Johnny Depp
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
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
Maligned –powerfully-drawn characters acting out a disturbing view of our future. -David Compton, New York Times Best-Selling author - Kathleen Papajohn
Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage. - William S. Burroughs
Pretending is not just play. Pretending is imagined possibility. Pretending, or acting, is a very valuable life skill and we do it all the time. - Meryl Streep
I understand that in our work - doesn't matter whether it's acting or writing - what's important isn't fame or glamour, none of the things I used to dream about, it's the ability to endure. - Chekhov Anton
Yeshua was a feminist. A feminist is a person who is in favor of, and promotes, the equality of women with men, who advocates and practices treating women primarily as human persons (as men are so treated) and willingly contravenes social customs in so acting. - Leonard Swidler
If we consistently act on the optimistic hypothesis, this hypothesis will tend to be realised; whilst by acting on the pessimistic hypothesis we can keep ourselves for ever in the pit of want. - John Maynard Keynes
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.
In a tough situation, don't avoid acting just because it's easier or comfortable. Don't lapse into a passive state. People who give up, die. - Gregory Benford
I take my only exercise acting as a pallbearer at the funerals of my friends who exercise regularly. - Mark Twain
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
Even if you think you are thinking and acting globally, there is always more to learn and know! - Auliq Ice
Wondering what gives them confidence that they are not going to be caught of their drama or they don't care even if people understand their acting as they hold high position and none can do anything against them. - Anuj Somany
We feel like acting like a Christian, following the steps of Christ, is much more important than following a doctrine. - Isabel Ruiz Lucero
We dream. We aspire. We hope. Sure, we can get down too. But it's not about that. It's not those moments that define us. It's those times when we're looking forward, seeing that brighter future, and acting on it. - Zechariah Barrett
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. - Edmund Burke
Knowing something and acting on it are not the same thing. Knowledge without the application of what has been learned is useless. - Peter James West
All that day she felt as if she were acting in a theatre with better actors than herself, and that her bad performance was spoiling the whole affair. - Leo Tolstoy
I am not an actress. I am a mistress of disguise. Acting happens to be one of the perks - Janna Cachola
If we can widen the range of experiences beyond what we as individuals have encountered, if we can draw upon the experiences of others who've had to confront comparable situations in the past, then - although there are no guarantees - our chances of acting wisely should increase proportionately. - Edward Hallett Carr
Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing. - Sir Ralph Richardson
I love acting. It is so much more real than life. - Oscar Wilde
Method acting? There are quite a few methods. Mine involves a lot of talent, a glass and some cracked ice. - John Barrymore
No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. - Edmund Burke
Even if we fall apart, even if we don't stay together, even if we Die there is this beauty about Love that keeps us alive in each others' heart, acting as a catalyst for beating the heart. - Sovik Mishra
You can try to defend discrimination on grounds that people are acting according to their conscience, but never forget that those same people may find it conscionable to discriminate against you next. - DaShanne Stokes
Man has his being in truth--if he sacrifices truth he sacrifices himself. Whoever betrays truth betrays himself. It is not a question of lying--but of acting against one's conviction. - Novalis
I didn't want to come off arrogant or conceited, or basically how I've been acting the past year, year and a half ... although what's happened in the past has happened, I just want to ... be kind and loving and gentle and soft. - Justin Bieber
MAGNETISM, n. Something acting upon a magnet. The two definitions immediately foregoing are condensed from the works of one thousand eminent scientists, who have illuminated the subject with a great white light, to the inexpressible advancement of human knowledge. - Ambrose Bierce
The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, can see in the service to the community their highest life achievement. - Albert Einstein
Comedy is acting out optimism. - Robin Williams
Acting like someone you're not is exactly what it takes to realize you're capable of more than you ever knew. - Rob Sheridan
Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow. - Kurt Vonnegut
As it must not, so genius cannot be lawless; for it is even that constitutes its genius-- the power of acting creatively under laws of its own origination. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It’s hillbilly urine; we had better get home before they come to eat us. Kevin said pointing towards home proving if there was ever any doubt that he had no acting ability at all. (The Children of Ankh series) - Kim Cormack
When you begin to act on your dream it becomes a vision. When you stop acting on your vision it becomes a dream. - Paul Bamikole
Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made. - George Burns
Leaders are not the ones with the right position or a proclaimed or given title, the actual leaders are the people who start acting, who step up, who do change, no matter in what way or how small! - Akilnathan Logeswaran
The geographical pilgrimage is the symbolic acting out an inner journey. The inner journey is the interpolation of the meanings and signs of the outer pilgrimage. One can have one without the other. It is best to have both. - Thomas Merton
Women are better at acting then men. Why? Because we have to be. If successfully convincing someone bigger than you are of something he doesn't want to know is a survival skill, this is how women have survived through the millennia. - Meryl Streep
The only way you can sustain a permanent change is to create a new way of thinking, acting, and being.
Even if you be Mendacious.. I know deep in your heart.. you don't wish to be one.. its just, you r acting so 'cos u not letting your heart flow.. and you think your Mendacious actions will make situations convenient to me..!! - Abhijeet Sawant
Pride rises above and against the knowledge of God, acting as if He is unworthy to be retained in our thoughts. - James MacDonald
In the spirit realm, whatever is said becomes a reality, then, it can be same in the abode of the living, for powerful species, to say whatever they like for an immediate manifestation, it is the law in the astral planes, and we don't care about the destination of the acting forces. - Michael Bassey Johnson
CIRCUS, n. A place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women and children acting the fool. - Ambrose Bierce
Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four. - Katharine Hepburn
Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high- class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four. - Katharine Hepburn
Chilling Tales For Dark Nights, these people or let's say these team is trying to return the fear, the theater... Which so far is great to hear, acting in reading a story and everything one place, just awesome, - Deyth Banger
If we had less people who don't know what they are talking about acting like they know what they are talking about, then that's one step closer to making the world a better place. - Ryan Letourneau
Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all. - Ray Bradbury
Above all I needed to be made to think about what it meant that I was a woman, instead of acting unreflectingly as though I were a man, bound to live out the script of a man’s life. - Jill Ker Conway
I loved you, I trusted you, but you lied to me, deceived my heart and poisoned my life.Now I'm corrupt, I hurt people all in rage of you, but I can't help it.I'm nothing to you now, never was, but your acting still made it hurt. So thanks to you, I hate you too, but my heart will always cry. - blank text
Guilt is helpful only when it keeps us acting in line with our beliefs and morals. Otherwise, it creates needless suffering.
When people say ‘you’ve changed’ there’s a 95% chance that you just stopped acting the way they wanted you to. - Anonymous
If you reject feedback, you also reject the choice of acting in a way that may bring you abundant success. - John Mattone
If you want to work on your acting, work on yourself. - Anton Chekhov
LIVING your life and NOT acting it is the true art. - Mykyta Isagulov
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. - Aristotle
Learning is retarded in conditions of high anxiety and low acceptance. For most tasks, people have the intellectual knowledge to perform well; they just have a hard time acting on what they know. - Tim Gallwey
Women are great. But I didn't take up acting so I could kiss a girl.
Where would the world be if we took every man to book? There were thousands of Kantoreks, all of whom were convinced that they were acting for the best- in a way that cost them nothing. - Remarque Erich Maria
When we make judgements we're inevitably acting on limited knowledge, isn't it best to ask if we seek to understand, or simply let them be? - Jay Woodman
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