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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
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"To make a change often takes a lot of initial energy and effort. This is not unlike a rocket that expends most of its energy in the first few miles even though its destination may be hundreds of thousands of miles away." (Unknown, Source - Change)

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A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming. - (Fonda, Jane - Acting and Actors)
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A lot of what acting is paying attention. - (Redford, Robert - Acting and Actors)
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A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls. - (Brecht, Bertolt - Acting and Actors)
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A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar -- you pretend it's not there. - (Hannah, Daryl - Acting and Actors)
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A true priest is aware of the presence of the altar during every moment that he is conducting a service. It is exactly the same way that a true artist should react to the stage all the time he is in the theater. An actor who is incapable of this feeling will never be a true artist. - (Stanislavisky, Konstantin - Acting and Actors)
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Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process. - (Huxley, Aldous - Acting and Actors)
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Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself. - (Moreau, Jeanne - Acting and Actors)
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Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it. - (Duras, Marguerite - Acting and Actors)
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Acting is a matter of giving away secrets. - (Barkin, Ellen - Acting and Actors)
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Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience. - (Newman, Paul - Acting and Actors)
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Acting is happy agony. - (Guiness, Sir Alec - Acting and Actors)
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Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant. - (Jackson, Glenda - Acting and Actors)
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Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion. - (Reid, Thomas - Acting and Actors)
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Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life. - (Goldblum, Jeff - Acting and Actors)
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Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis. - (Brando, Marlon - Acting and Actors)
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