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    But as for all the rest,
    There's hardly one (I may say none) who stands the Artist's test.
    The Artist is a rare, rare breed. There were but two, forsooth,
    In all me time (the stage's prime!) and The Other One was Booth.

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As good as a play.

As good as a play.

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My mother wanted me to be a lawyer and I wanted to be an Actor. So I went to school, read more

My mother wanted me to be a lawyer and I wanted to be an Actor. So I went to school, majored in theatre, and said 'Mom, I have to choose my own destiny. I want to be an actor.' A couple of weeks after I graduated college I called my mother up and said 'Can I borrow $200?' and she said 'Why don't you act like you've got $200.'

by Arsenio Hall Found in: Acting Quotes,
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To wake the soul by tender strokes of art,
To raise the genius, and to mend the heart;
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To wake the soul by tender strokes of art,
To raise the genius, and to mend the heart;
To make mankind, in conscious virtue bold,
Live o'er each scene, and be what they behold--
For this the tragic Muse first trod the stage.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Acting Quotes,
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The point of acting is to pretend you're someone else and sell a story.

The point of acting is to pretend you're someone else and sell a story.

by Henry Cavill Found in: Acting Quotes,
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The best actors do not let the wheels show.

The best actors do not let the wheels show.

by Henry Fonda Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Prologues precede the piece in mournful verse,
As undertakers walk before the hearse.

Prologues precede the piece in mournful verse,
As undertakers walk before the hearse.

by David Garrick Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Who teach the mind its proper face to scan,
And hold the faithful mirror up to man.

Who teach the mind its proper face to scan,
And hold the faithful mirror up to man.

by Robert Lloyd Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and at the same time selling yourself.

Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and at the same time selling yourself.

by Katharine Hepburn Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Your scene precariously subsists too long,
On French translation and Italian song.
Dare to have sense yourselves; read more

Your scene precariously subsists too long,
On French translation and Italian song.
Dare to have sense yourselves; assert the stage;
Be justly warm'd with your own native rage.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Acting Quotes,
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