We're actors - we're the opposite of people.
Tom Stoppard (1937 - ), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967)
Talk low, talk slow, and don't talk too much.
John Wayne (1907 - 1979), Advice on acting
Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
George Burns (1896 - 1996)
Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.
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 (1907 - 2003)
Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
Sir Ralph Richardson (1902 - 1983), quoted in New York Herald Tribune, May 19, 1946
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
Bette Davis (1908 - 1989), The Lonely Life, 1962
The most difficult character in comedy is that of a fool, and he must be no simpleton who plays the part.
Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616), Don Quixote, 1605
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor.
Roger Moore (1927 - )