10 Quotes Regarding Acting

When an actor has money he doesn't send letters, he sends telegrams.
Anton Chekhov

... unless the actor is able to discourse most eloquently without opening his lips, he lacks the prime essential of a finished artist.
Julia Marlowe

The actor should not play a part. Like the Aeolian harps that used to be hung in the trees to be played only by the breeze, the actor should be an instrument played upon by the character he depicts.
Alla Nazimova

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
Sir Ralph Richardson

The actor can be compared to the soldier. The former dazzled by his triumphs, sighs continually for the struggles of stage- life; the latter filled with the glory he has acquired on the battlefield, cannot resign himself to peace.
Adelaide Ristori

The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear.
Sarah Bernhardt

As in a theatre, the eyes of m
William Shakespeare

An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.
Donald Sinden

Only a great actor finds the difficulties of the actor’s art infinite.
Ellen Terry

The play is done; the curtain dro
William Thackery

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