Quotes on Acting

October 12, 2014

 

 

"Actors filled with curiosity and talent from the crown to the toe, delivering their gifts through the prism of this eloquence and reaching the heights of spiritual presence, grounded physical behavior and theatrical magic, filling the stage with radiant light emanating from their very bones. The Greeks believed your soul resides in the marrow of your bones. A great actor will be intricately alive and sending out influence from the core of their being—mostly through the heart, but also through every skin cell, through their eyes, through their ears, through their hair. You can feel the waking up in the audience’s response. It’s electric."

-Lisa Wolpe

 

"Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there."
~ Meryl Streep

 

"Use what you know. Don't worry about what you don't know."
~ Michael Shurtleff

 

"Listening is not merely hearing. Listening is reacting. Listening is being affected by what you hear. Listening is active."
~ Michael Shurtleff

 

"Life beats down and crushes your soul, and art reminds you that you have one."
~ Stella Adler

 

"Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly."
~ Rosalind Russell

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