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1. "To make one person the center of your world is bound to end in disaster. There are too many factors outside your control."
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
2. "I feel so sorry for younger actors who aren't able to have the opportunities that I had, starting out in repertory theatre. It's really tough on young actors now."
Author: Antony Sher
3. "I think if actors don't think of themselves as funny in real life they think they can't do comedy."
Author: Ben Barnes
4. "For us, as actors, and even for the director, it gave us a sense of authenticity to what we were doing because we were talking about Hollywood and we were in Hollywood."
Author: Berenice Bejo
5. "I admire actors who are bold and try to go forward over the cliche and propose something original to the audience."
Author: Berenice Marlohe
6. "Somehow I got to be one of five or six actors that the directors would use as guinea pigs at this directing colloquium, where people pay to listen to and watch the directors direct."
Author: Beth Henley
7. "As the stars make more and more money - one person gets $12 million, $14 million, $15 million, $20 million - everyone else is expected to work for peanuts. And that includes some extraordinary actors who are, today, working for peanuts because the production companies have decided they don't need to pay these people, and they don't."
Author: Brian Dennehy
8. "Unfortunately for the 'Tomorrow' series, I feel that for the actors that were in the first film, maybe our commitment to it is done."
Author: Caitlin Stasey
9. "I became very close with Charles Bronson and his wife, Kim. We did 'Sea Wolf' together along with Christopher Reeve. I've been lucky enough to work with some amazing, legendary actors. I worked with Rod Steiger twice, for instance."
Author: Catherine Mary Stewart
10. "I started out as a writer and a director. I started acting because I wanted to know how to relate to the actors. When people ask me what I do, I don't really say that I'm an actor, because actors often wait for someone to give them roles."
Author: Chadwick Boseman
11. "A lot of young actors will do a scene and then run off and look at themselves. I don't believe in that at all."
Author: Charlotte Rampling
12. "I start with the story, almost in the old campfire sense, and the story leads to both the characters, which actors should best be cast in this story, and the language. The choice of words, more than anything else, creates the feeling that the story gives off."
Author: Donald E. Westlake
13. "My motto is that the audience should notice the actors, not the clothes."
Author: Edith Head
14. "I tend to love actors. I was trained as an actor first so I'm drawn to actors."
Author: Gary Ross
15. "Since first starting my career, I've grown accustomed to working with actors older than me. I'm always the youngest."
Author: Gaspard Ulliel
16. "Some economists became obsessed with market efficiency and others with market failure. Generally held to be members of opposite schools-"freshwater" and "saltwater," Chicago and Cambridge, liberal and conservative, Austrian and Keynesian-both sides share an essential economic vision. They see their discipline as successful insofar as it eliminates surprise-insofar, that is, as the inexorable workings of the machine override the initiatives of the human actors."
Author: George Gilder
17. "What I observed about my fellow actors was that most gave up very easily."
Author: Harrison Ford
18. "Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end."
Author: Helen Hayes
19. "The theatre is a tragic place, full of endings and partings and heartbreak. You dedicate yourself passionately to something, to a project, to people, to a family, you think of nothing else for weeks and months, then suddenly it's over, it's perpetual destruction, perpetual divorce, perpetual adieu. It's like éternel retour, it's a koan. It's like falling in love and being smashed over and over again.''You do, then fall in love.''Only with fictions, I love players, but actors are so ephemeral. And then there's waiting for the perfect part, and being offered it the day after you've committed yourself to something utterly rotten. The remorse, and the envy and the jealousy. An old actor told me if I wanted to stay in the trade I had better kill off envy and jealousy at the start."
Author: Iris Murdoch
20. "I just asked you, Alan, what was your opinion about the trend towards modernisation in the performance of the classics?" Larry's dad said, with his lip curled up all funny.[...]"I think it's okay. I don't think you should diss actors just 'cause they can't afford proper costumes."Then Larry laughed, but his family all looked at me like I had sauce all over my face or something. So I wiped my mouth, but it was clean anyhow. But I made sure I was extra careful eating after that, just in case."
Author: J.L. Merrow
21. "I probably don't make as much money as people think I make. I make more than the usual medium household. I'm one of the few middle class actors out there. The microcosm of Hollywood reflects the macrocosm of international finance."
Author: James Ransone
22. "Some brainless comedy where actors with perfect white teeth spoke their lines then froze in place to let the laugh track unwind."
Author: James Sallis
23. "'Hamlet' is obviously a role a lot of actors want to portray or be involved with in some way and that I'd like to be involved in."
Author: Jamie Campbell Bower
24. "Any actor will tell you there's more of a schedule to doing a television show. That's why you'll notice a lot of big movie actors are doing television, and they'll tell you, it's because of the schedule."
Author: Jason Marsden
25. "I pay attention to the actors and stuff, but not even that much. I don't pay attention to who's writing."
Author: Jason Mewes
26. "I am by turns a petulant adolescent and a mature man, a melancholy loner and a wit telling actors their trade. I cannot decide whether I'm a philosopher or a moping teenager, a poet or a murderer, a procrastinator or a man of action. I might be truly mad or sane pretending to be mad or even mad pretending to be sane."
Author: Jasper Fforde
27. "Let's do it then." I reached forward and poked his bare chest with two fingers like we were actors in a gangster movie. "You and me,on the slopes, head-to-head,the slalom and the half-pipe.I will kick." Poke. "Your." Poke. "Ass."
Author: Jennifer Echols
28. "Upon common theaters, indeed, the applause of the audience is of more importance to the actors than their own aprobation. But upon the stage of life, while concience claps, let the world hiss! On the contrary if concience disapproves, the loudest applauses of the world are of little value."
Author: John Adams
29. "No, I'm at full height, I'm in the studio, I can actually catch actors by the eye, it's fantastic."
Author: John Leeson
30. "In L.A., though, people get off busses calling themselves actors, so many are really not professionals."
Author: John Ratzenberger
31. "So many actors have sheer guts, will, and determination; they just need some preparation."
Author: John Ratzenberger
32. "This was a result of a number of factors, but we do know that the messages kids get about the harms of drugs has a significant impact on their decision on whether or not to use."
Author: John Walters
33. "The reason the contracts are so long is because actors are very spontaneous; we may want to do Shakespeare one day and be Porky Pig the next!"
Author: Jorja Fox
34. "Playwrights are the most gregarious writers - to get our work done, we need actors, directors, set designers."
Author: Katori Hall
35. "There are a lot of actors whom I love, who personalize their work. I want to know everything about them, like De Niro, like Gary Oldman."
Author: Kevin Corrigan
36. "I often hear actors say during their interviews: 'I want to play a crazy person, a murderer, or someone who's on edge.' But that question scares me. I mean, of course there are characters I'd like to play, but I can't really say specifically who they are. It's much too hard to play a convincing normal person as it is."
Author: Li Bingbing
37. "If people really grew up, there would be no crime, no divorce, no Civil War reenactors....it's not like you think it will be, that one day you'll wake up and realize that you've got things figured out. You never figure it out. Ever." - Isabel Spellman attempting to explain growing up to her sister Rae"
Author: Lisa Lutz
38. "Child actors going on to become adult actors never really works, apart from a few. Jodie Foster was the exception."
Author: Mark Lester
39. "With most British actors, it's amazing. I think they start with the character on the outside and work in."
Author: Norman Jewison
40. "I'm sure there are actors out there who work with other actors on a consistent basis - I am not one of them."
Author: Patti LuPone
41. "So far I had been travelling alone with my handbook and my Western Railway timetable: I was happiest finding my own way and did not require a liaison man. It had been my intention to stay on the train, without bothering about arriving anywhere: sight-seeing was a way of passing the time, but, as I had concluded in Istanbul, it was an activity very largely based on imaginative invention, like rehearsing your own play in stage sets from which all the actors had fled."
Author: Paul Theroux
42. "And here lies the crux of the matter: to say that nature is personal may mean not so much seeing the world differently as acting differently -- or, to state it another way, it may mean interacting with more-than-human others in nature as if those others had a life of their own and then coming to see, through experience, that these others are living, interactive beings."When nature is personal, the world is peopled by rocks, trees, rivers, and mountains, all of whom are actors and agents, protagonists of their own stories rather than just props in a human story. When Earth is truly alive, the world is full of persons, only some of whom are human."
Author: Priscilla Stuckey
43. "You know I hate watching myself on TV, I know a lot of actors say that, but it's true for me."
Author: Rebecca Mader
44. "It's a challenge, writing about actors, especially a good actor, because you can't always tell when they're being honest and when they're pretending - that is, when they're acting. The really good ones don't always seem to know themselves."
Author: Rich Cohen
45. "Being an actor myself I realize that all actors believe they are qualified to play any role. If you showed me a script with a black woman character I would tell you that I could do it. That is what we do. We act as if we are someone else."
Author: Richard Masur
46. "Actors love mental disorders, dialects, and corsets. Give them one of the three and they're happy."
Author: Robin Tunney
47. "I've only had good experiences with actors. Starring next to them and directing them, for the most part they're all inspiring, special people."
Author: Steve Guttenberg
48. "Who is willing to be satisfied with a job that expresses all his limitations? He will accept such work only as a 'means of livelihood' while he waits to discover his 'true vocation'. The world is full of unsuccessful businessmen who still secretly believe they were meant to be artists or writers or actors in the movies."
Author: Thomas Merton
49. "This exciting new field of epigenetics--meaning literally "around" the gene--allows us to see how environmental factors alter our gene expression in a specific place within each cell. As a result, we now know that when we take active control of these factors, we can literally help control our health and genetic destiny."
Author: Woodson Merrell
50. "I guess actors are very sensitive people. We're porous."
Author: Zoe Lister Jones

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