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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.

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I’ve been offered a lot but I want to stay away from romance, comedies and fluffy work. I met Stephen read more

I’ve been offered a lot but I want to stay away from romance, comedies and fluffy work. I met Stephen Spielberg at a breast cancer benefit and he explained that he’d seen me on Saturday Night Live and thought I was ready for a movie. He said, ‘You go to the ledge and are unafraid to jump off.’ That was the biggest compliment to me because he was saying I was free.

by Christina Aguilera Found in: Acting Quotes,
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The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster.

The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster.

by Oscar Wilde Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Acting is happy agony.

Acting is happy agony.

by Alec Guinness Found in: Acting Quotes,
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And Tragedy should blush as much to stoop
To the low mimic follies of a farce,
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And Tragedy should blush as much to stoop
To the low mimic follies of a farce,
As a grave matron would to dance with girls.

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I know very little about acting. I'm just an incredibly gifted faker.

I know very little about acting. I'm just an incredibly gifted faker.

by Robert Downey Jr. Found in: Acting Quotes,
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This many-headed monster.

This many-headed monster.

by Philip Massinger Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Working in the theatre has a lot in common with unemployment.

Working in the theatre has a lot in common with unemployment.

by Arthur Gingold Found in: Acting Quotes,
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I want to have something that's different to the way I've been portrayed. I admire Angelina Jolie - she acts read more

I want to have something that's different to the way I've been portrayed. I admire Angelina Jolie - she acts tough but is still sexy.

by Christina Aguilera 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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