More Inspiring Quotes on Acting

More Inspiring Quotes on Acting

Thought I would offer you some more quotes that have served me well over the years. These are some of my favourites:

“Acting is living truthfully, under the imaginary circumstances of the play” Sanford Meisner 

“Your talent is in your choice” – Stella Adler

“At the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, Sanford Meisner said, ‘When you go into the professional world, at a stock theatre somewhere, backstage, you will meet an older actor, someone who has been around awhile. He will tell you tales and anecdotes, about life in the theatre. He will speak to you about your performance and the performances of others, and he will generalise to you, based on his experience and his intuitions, about the laws of the stage. Ignore this man!’” David Mamet

“Study, find all the good teachers and study with them, get involved in acting to act, not to be famous or for the money. Do plays. It’s not worth it if you are just in it for the money. You have to love it.” Philip Seymour Hoffman

“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

FOR MY STUDENTS: “It’s not enough to have talent. You have to have a talent for your talent.” Stella Adler

FOR MARK COLEMAN: “I wish the stage were as narrow as the wire of tightrope dancer, so that no incompetent would dare step onto it.” – Goethe

Quotes aren’t just cool things to say to people, they’re great for reminding you of important truisms about acting and the stage. I love having them around, they act as reminders to me. Hope you enjoyed.

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