Acted Quotes

Acted Quotes by Denise Fleming, Shiri Appleby, Ross Duffer, Bobby Wagner, Sam Rockwell, David Lidington and many others.

I try to picture my books being acted out.

I try to picture my books being acted out.
Denise Fleming
I had a really normal childhood except I acted. It was like, my brother played soccer, and I was on television sometimes.
Shiri Appleby
All I know is it was very easy for us to write the Barb character and I think that, you know, Shannon Purser – who had never acted before – just did such a brilliant job realizing her. And, again, without very many lines – 25 lines. And I think everyone feels like either they knew this girl or they were this girl.
Ross Duffer
I feel like her personality lives through me. How she was and how she acted lives through me. I smile when people say, ‘Your mom used to do that; you’re thinking just like your mom.’
Bobby Wagner
My parents were both actors; my dad sort of quite early on. My mother acted for a while, and now she’s a painter.
Sam Rockwell
We all want to believe that our country’s forces have, at all times and even under extreme pressure, acted with both humanity and honour.
David Lidington
I’ve certainly worked with really great directors who haven’t acted.
Steve Buscemi
I acted in a couple friends’s short films and thought I was gonna be really good and mysterious and sexy. And I was just terrible and self-aware.
Max Winkler
It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it.
Havelock Ellis
I was always told that I acted too white. I was always told that I was going to date a white guy – which, in fairness, was true: I do have a white boyfriend. So they weren’t entirely wrong, but all of those things were really damaging.
Jessica Williams
You can ride your bike to anywhere in Portland if you want to. I think there was a charming underdog mentality when I first moved here in the late ’80s that is definitely gone. People acted more like underdogs, dressed more like underdogs.
Janet Weiss
I acted in my first film while in my second year of degree college, in 1978.
My father is the reason I am the way I am today. He’s why I acted up and he’s why I prayed to be the opposite of him. We made up before he died but I vowed to never raise my kids like how he raised me.
Duane Chapman
I acted all the way up until Princeton. It was just one of my favorite extracurricular activities. Then I got to Princeton and had a really conservative vibe. All my friends were planning on law school, med school, or Wall Street, and suddenly acting seem like a really risky proposition.
Wentworth Miller
Around 5th and 6th grade I thought Dean Martin was the coolest guy in the world; he was a great singer, had his own television show and acted in movies.
Peter Gallagher
I’ve acted since I was 5 years old, so that’s still something I want to do.
Matthew Lewis
Nato has always acted according to a simple principle: it is not worth attacking somebody who is strong.
Andrzej Duda
Noah walked with God; he didn’t only preach righteousness, he acted it. He went through water and didn’t melt. He breasted the current of the popular opinion of his day, scorning alike the hatred and ridicule of the scoffers who mocked at the thought of there being but one way of salvation.
Charles Studd
I used to be a human rights lawyer and acted for many black Londoners who had been victims of discrimination.
Sadiq Khan
I acted in theater and I took film classes when I was 12 and just obsessed over it. I loved it and spent hours and hours in the film studio learning and watching.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
A lot of the characters I play on Japanese shows are actually acted in Japan by women. I don’t know what that says about me.
Yuri Lowenthal
I acted in ‘Kaante’ because Sanjay Gupta insisted me to do it. At that time, I had never thought that I would be acting in films.
Mahesh Manjrekar
I started from scratch but I have always acted with honesty and integrity.
Jovenel Moise
Does not the very word ‘creative’ mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act – rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life – not death.
Berenice Abbott
From the moment I could express myself, I acted like a stereotypical girl and insisted that I was a girl. I wasn’t just a boy who liked girly things – I knew I was a girl.
Jazz Jennings
Prime Minister Maliki, released from American restraint, acted on his worst instincts, creating enormous distrust in Iraq’s Kurdish population and deeply embittering Sunnis in western Iraq’s Al Anbar, who lost any confidence in a Baghdad government they saw as adversarial.
Jim Mattis
I never look backwards. I have always been an athlete. I boxed before I acted.
Mickey Rourke
Too many of our fellow Americans have to struggle each day against the obstacles imposed by racism, history and original sin. These obstacles are real, and they affect the way police departments have acted toward Black Americans.
Conor Lamb
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
Rabindranath Tagore
I kinda liked ol’ Shakespeare and them guys, you know. I went back and got my master’s just in case. I thought, if I ever needed it, I’d have the sheepskin to show people no matter how dumb I looked, actually I was about half intelligent. I got the degree to let ’em know I wasn’t as dumb as I acted.
Phil Robertson
I always acted in high school. Actually, I started in preschool. I was in a play about Jesus. I went to a Catholic school and played an angel and recited some poem about Jesus. It felt so long to me at the time.
Maura Tierney
After having acted in films down south, I always wanted to work on the small screen but couldn’t say yes to everything that was being offered to me.
Erica Fernandes
Every religion curbs women rights to some extent. Some countries acted against religions and put a ban on wearing hijab, which was also a violation of human rights.
Asma Jahangir
There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world.
Joseph Joubert
I stopped acting when I was 19. The only time I acted again was during the war, when there were no other Nazis available.
Otto Preminger
After ‘Buniyaad,’ I acted in a few movies as the main lead, but that did not work out well.
Alok Nath
I acted professionally for about eight years, and I was writing all that time but never showed anybody any of it. There just came a point after those eight years when I thought, ‘There’s a lot I can do with acting – there are a lot of things I can express and do creatively, but there are also limitations.’
James Franco
A lot of new girls are arriving every day – let them do the glamour roles! I am done with ultra glam outfits and five song routines – hereafter, I want to do meatier roles, now that I’ve acted with all the biggies.
Samantha Akkineni
Has President Bush exceeded his constitutional authority or acted illegally in authorizing wiretaps without a warrant? Benjamin Franklin would not have thought so.
Pete du Pont
I was 17 when I first acted on stage. I was a part of an Urdu adaptation of ‘Spartacus’ in the titular role.
Fawad Khan
I was the music director at a dinner theater called the ‘Pheasant Run Theater’ in the suburbs of Chicago, and that was my side gig while I acted.
Sean Hayes
I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and violates my, or any, sense of right and wrong. I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public, whom I promised better.
Eliot Spitzer
Dean had just come from seeing his lawyer. That was the first time that I found out that he had consulted a lawyer. He wanted to tell me what he thought was going on, but he was writing it down as if my house was bugged. He acted like everything was bugged.
Fred F. Fielding
Lincoln’s leadership is based on a number of precepts, but my favorite one is that he acted in the name, and for the good, of the people.
Steven Spielberg
A lot of people didn’t realize that I acted before I did anything else.
Maria Menounos
I’ve never acted, but I’m an entertainer. So I kind of used what I know from being onstage. I’ve done a thousand and two interviews, and I’ve been on camera a million times, so I’m not uncomfortable on camera, but it was interesting for me to be someone else.
Lauren Alaina
To think that guys who grew up in the ’60s would make a miniseries supporting the idea that Oswald acted alone is something I certainly wouldn’t have predicted. But time and evidence can change the way we view things.
Gary Goetzman
The success of ‘Kick’ will help in the marketing of other small budget independent films I have acted in.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
If you wish to strengthen your confidence in God still more, often recall the loving way in which He has acted toward you, and how mercifully He has tried to bring you out of your sinful life, to break your attachment to the things of earth and draw you to His love.
Alphonsus Liguori
I really strongly believe that we should be judged not by how we acted when we were ignorant, but how we responded when we were informed.
Hank Green
I knew how wiseguys acted. I knew the mentality. I knew things to do and not to do. Keep your mouth shut at certain times. Don’t get involved in things that don’t concern you. Walk away from conversations and situations that aren’t your business, before anybody asks you to take a hike.
Joseph D. Pistone
Pilot season can be maddening. You’re basically putting yourself and your talent out there to be scrutinized several times a day for months by network executives who have probably never acted in anything since their junior high school production of ‘The Wiz.’
Reid Scott
I acted in high school and studied at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford for one summer. I minored in theater, and I was always acting growing up and stuff, but really, I was just more interested in the comedy of it all. So for me, it’s always comedy, and then acting is just one medium of comedy.
T. J. Miller
Obama has acted aggressively on the issue most important to my generation: climate change.
Jack Schlossberg
I had tried to go to college, and I didn’t really fit in. I went to a real narrow-minded school where people gave me a lot of trouble, and I was hounded off the campus – I just looked different and acted different, so I left school.
Bruce Springsteen
Selling a band predicated on nothing is always an interesting proposition, and of course, the fact of the matter is that I really started out in music before I ever acted, and I’ve done a ton of singing.
Megan Mullally
The high point of civilization is that you can hate me and I can hate you but we develop an etiquette that allows us to deal with each other because if we acted solely upon our impulse we’d probably go to war.
Stanley Crouch
What is the point of me changing? If I became another person, it would be bad. If I acted in a different way with my friends, they would not be happy. It’s important I stay the same.
Caster Semenya
I had no delusions about myself. I couldn’t act – I had never acted. So how could I be a movie star?
Cyd Charisse
I used to make fun of the kids in school who acted or went to dance class.
Matt Dillon
I remember I was unsure about doing ‘Shameless.’ I’d never acted in anything so commercial. I read the script in the garden with my mum, Mary. She said it’s filthy dirty, but she said these people have love and sex and nothing else. That made me take the role.
Anne-Marie Duff
I acted my heart out.
F. Murray Abraham
I’ve never been a bad guy – never acted like a tough guy.
Gennady Golovkin
Robin Williams was a wonderful, kind, and generous man. One important thing I remember about his personality is that he was unassuming – he never acted as if he was powerful or famous.
Patch Adams
There’s always apprehension whenever I launch anything, it seems. When I launch a tour, people are always, ‘Oooh, is this gonna work?’ And when I launch an album: ‘Ooh, is this gonna work?’ Or a new video. ‘Really?’ It’s always like that – but I’ve always acted on the impulse that I have nothing to lose.
Before college, I acted in my room, to classical music, because music tells stories. I’d put on a record and proceed, silently. I’d keep putting the needle back to a certain segment because I hadn’t died well enough. I had to really, really feel dead. I’d love to do a death scene.
Amanda Plummer
Warren Beatty has always acted like a Movie Star even when no one knew who he was.
Dwayne Hickman
The public saw my father right out of central casting. He looked the part, acted the part… he was the part! The real life Godfather.
Victoria Gotti
Using social media to hurt and destroy is callous, acted out by cowards hiding behind computers. My advice is to ignore negativity. Focus on the love around.
Martin Garrix
I’ve acted in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu films.
Sonu Sood
I have spent a lot of time with foster children over the years – kids for whom I have not necessarily acted as a foster parent.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Obviously when you cast someone who hasn’t acted before it can be a massive opportunity for them.
Andrea Arnold
In this watering-place I acted an heroic character, badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage, I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.
Adelbert von Chamisso
For me, literature is a complex game, both mental and concrete, which is acted out in a physical manner on the page.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
I’m lucky to have acted during a great era, and I was able to get a lot of love overseas, and I’m happy that I was able to contribute to hallyu in my own way.
Lee Min-ho
I acted in a Punjabi serial ‘Saude Dillan De’ when I was eight years old and after that I was among the top five participants in a dance show judged by Aamir Khan.
Wamiqa Gabbi
There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.
Erich Fromm
Government is truly beginning to embrace the power of innovation for the people and by the people, the idea that if government collaborates openly with and unleashes the ingenuity of the public, it will get much more done, much faster and at much lower cost than if government acted alone.
Todd Park
I was crazy about Elle Macpherson. She modeled, acted and did everything. She was a huge example for me.
Constance Jablonski
I’ve acted with shorter heroes, and no one has objected.
For if enough people were really convinced that growth should be halted, and if they acted on that conviction, then billions of others might be deprived of any realistic hope of gaining the opportunities now enjoyed by the more fortunate.
Herman Kahn
Which editor? I can’t think of one editor I worked with as an editor. The various companies did have editors but we always acted as our own editor, so the question has no answer.
Joe Simon
I didn’t always mean to be an actor. I was carried onto the stage when I was two days old, but I never acted as a child. My parents were stage people.
Peter Sellers
Presidents have, of course, acted inappropriately in the past, and our constitutional system has a framework in place for addressing misconduct by the chief executive. But it’s designed to deal with straightforward criminal activity, not national security threats.
Asha Rangappa
We had nothing, no television, no radio, nothing to get in the way. We read by the streetlight at the top of the lane, and we acted out the stories.
Frank McCourt
I was very much raised by my grandmother, who actually was Bette Davis – looked like her, acted like her, talked like her. Probably, it was just out of my love and affection for my grandmother that I was interested in Bette.
Ryan Murphy
It is but too common, of late, to condemn the acts of our predecessors and to pronounce them unjust, unwise, or unpatriotic from not adverting to the circumstances under which they acted. Thus, to judge is to do great injustice to the wise and patriotic men who preceded us.
John C. Calhoun
Men’s actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Acting has always been a way for me to express the emotions I had buried. If I hadn’t acted, I would have gone insane. In my acting class, I could let out my real tears and everyone thought it was the character. But no, it was me.
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
I found that the more I’d done Shakespeare, and the more I trusted my instincts and applied the same rules you would apply to any scene, the closer I got to how it’s meant to be acted.
Tom Sturridge
I’ve written virtually as long as I’ve acted, it wasn’t a sudden transition. I acted in my first play when I was 16 and I wrote my first play when I was 17.
Lennie James
I remember watching Barbra Streisand and seeing Jennifer Grey in ‘Dirty Dancing’ – these were people who acted like me and looked like me. Now it’s great that everyone on ‘Glee’ is so unique and people can relate to us and look up to us.
Lea Michele
I was very unique as a child, dressed a certain way, acted a certain way, didn’t fit in with everybody. So I immediately got picked on, especially around the age of 12 and 13, when you start going to junior high and start mingling with the older kids. To counteract that, strictly for self-defense, I wanted to get bigger.
John Cena
I haven’t acted in 10 years. I always talk about being an actor, and yet I’ve been focusing on making movies for a long time.
Marielle Heller
You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank. I acted out of personal desperation.
Aldrich Ames
I was able to sit at Lincoln’s side and see how he thought and how he acted, and how he felt about what was going on around him. I felt the pressures that were on him. You can see what people were writing to him, how they were nudging him.
David Herbert Donald
I haven’t always acted or reacted in a way that made me proud, but I didn’t make that same mistake twice, and I think that’s what I love about adversity is that it always reminds me of what’s really valuable in life.
Sandra Bullock
I’ve gone to prom multiple times, had fights with the principal, a relationship with my teacher. When people ask if I wish I had gone to high school, I tell them that I’ve acted all of that stuff out, and it just doesn’t seem like fun.
Britt Robertson
According to well-known electrodynamic laws, an electron moving in a magnetic field is acted upon by a force which runs perpendicular to the direction of motion of the electron and to the direction of the magnetic field, and whose magnitude is easily determined.
Pieter Zeeman
I did quite a lot of the arranging, fitting different sections together, tempo changes, all sorts of things like that. I actually acted as a bridge between Robert and Ian. Not so much composing, rather presenting musical ideas at each rehearsal.
Michael Giles
I continually acted up to get attention. My father gave me that, and once he left, I felt that I didn’t have any.
Natalie Cole
I really loved when I started doing ’70s Show,’ though I had never acted before, so it was a great training ground being on a sitcom.
Topher Grace
I have always acted in films where women have an equal, if not bigger, role than mine. Don’t the kind of films you do reflect your personality?
R. Madhavan
I wish I felt that I acted like Korra in any part of my life. I really carry around ‘Be the leaf’ in my head. That’s not a character, but it’s something from the show that’s really impacted my daily life.
Janet Varney
‘The Godfather’ changed the way gangsters acted.
Frank Vincent
The last years of fading communism provided an ideal environment for Poland’s Catholic Church, which acted as an umbrella for dissenters of all sorts.
Norman Davies
I acted for so many years and sat on a million sets and worked with a million different directors so that is to me some of the best training you can get.
Grant Heslov
I just saw ‘Men, Women & Children’ last night, and it’s a devastating movie in a lot of ways, but it’s so well done, so well acted.
J. K. Simmons
I have acted in nine regional languages and now I am ready to do a Bangla film.
Even though I’ve acted in many films, I have directed for the first time, and I will always consider myself a student.
Rajpal Yadav
I’ve always been interested in acting because I acted before I did singing.
Jay Sean
Roscoe Conkling was a man of superb courage. He not only acted without fear, but he had that fortitude of soul which bears the consequences of the course pursued without complaint.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Video game voicing is absolutely different from cartoon work. In cartoons, you’re almost always there with the entire cast, and the entire script is acted out in sequence. With video games, it’s you by yourself, in a room with a script you just got when you walked in.
Josh Keaton
I started publicly singing when I was eight. Singing was always what I did. I never really acted.
Meghann Fahy
I realized I could affect how people treated me by how I acted.
Gok Wan
I think that if every Christian acted like Christ, the world would be a better place. If every Muslim acted like Muhammad, according to modern law, they would have to be jailed.
Steven Crowder
I acted in high school and studied at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford for one summer. I minored in theater, and I was always acting growing up, but really, I was just more interested in the comedy of it all.
T. J. Miller
If an American audience is given a serious musical theater piece that is well produced, dramatically gripping and wonderfully acted, they’ll respond to it.
Carlisle Floyd
A play is not a play until it’s performed, and unless it’s a one-person play that is acted, directed and designed by the author, many other people will be deeply involved in the complicated process that leads to its performance.
Terry Teachout
I know that I and my office acted with the highest integrity as an independent inspector general should act.
Gerald Walpin
Being an actor only came about because Arnaud Desplechin, the guy who did ‘Kings and Queen’, had this curious idea to think that I could be an actor, but I had never acted before, and I was supposed to direct my own film!
Mathieu Amalric
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.
Louis D. Brandeis
I just always knew that I lived in two worlds. There was the world of my house and community, but to make my way in that white world I had to modify the way I spoke and acted. I had to sometimes not make direct eye contact.
Samuel L. Jackson
Though I acted in hundreds of productions, appeared at the Guthrie Theatre and on Broadway in Amadeus, I discovered in my thirties that I didn’t really like stage acting. The presence of the audience, the eight shows a week and the possibility of a long run were all unnatural to me.
Fred Melamed
Lawyer acted without authority from our band. He had no right to sell the Wallowa country.
Chief Joseph
I think I’ve always acted confident, even at times I haven’t been confident.
Michael Avenatti
I liked to act in plays when I was a kid, and then in college. But that’s the last time I really acted. I always loved it. But my interests were more in looking at the whole, rather than getting completely swallowed up in a single part of the whole.
Todd Haynes
The main advantage Sridevi and I had was that we acted in films which were South remakes. What we had done in the South, we did the same in Hindi.
Jaya Prada
I was brought up in black neighborhoods in South Baltimore. And we really felt like we were very black. We acted black and we spoke black. When I was a kid growing up, where I came from, it was hip to be black. To be white was kind of square.
Jerry Leiber
I regret that I have not written more, shouted louder, and acted out my beliefs.
F. Sionil Jose
I think in the immediate days after 9/11, the administration acted very, very well. I liked the decisiveness of it.
Ann Richards
I’m working on a movie called ‘Virgin Mary’ with Abigail Breslin. I’m also in ‘Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.’ And I have a television movie coming on Nickelodeon that I worked on with Nick Cannon. I acted in it, but I am more excited about being a producer!
Keke Palmer
I just felt like actors – I watched a lot of ‘SNL,’ and those guys just seemed like they were superheroes – that that wasn’t a reality for anyone other than people with superhuman strength. So, I mean, I acted a little bit in high school, but the idea of doing it professionally was just never really an option.
Max Greenfield
An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.
Isaac Newton
I don’t want to do an action movie, because I’ve acted in them, and they’re so boring to do, because they’re so technical. The headache of that is daunting. But, if it were an action movie with really interesting characters, how great would that be?
Tony Goldwyn
I sang before I acted, but I always wanted to do them simultaneously.
Kevin McHale
I acted in ‘Aap Kaa Surroor,’ which did well. But after that, films didn’t work for me.
Himesh Reshammiya
I started in theatre, in Liverpool, which is where I’m from, and which I love as a city. I acted at the Liverpool Playhouse, and I have very fond memories of it, but although I love the theatre I’m in love with film.
Rita Tushingham
I’ve been the teenage success, I’ve been homeless and driving around in my car and not knowing where to eat. You just want to keep working and learning, and I was doing that. If I hadn’t done ‘Wild Bill,’ I’m sure I would have acted in something else.
Dexter Fletcher
Houston is a dynamic, international city shaped by leaders who dreamed big and acted with an eye firmly focused on the long term.
Kevin Brady
I’ve been writing way before ‘X Factor,’ and I’ve been doing shows before ‘X Factor.’ And everything I did on this show was me being me. Same way I acted in the show is the same way I act now as an artist.
The Bishop, as I have remarked, was not very dignified on all occasions, and sometimes acted in such a manner as would not have appeared well in public.
Maria Monk
I knew it was time to get off of reality TV when someone asked me if I sang as well as acted.
Ozzy Osbourne
The arts have only ever interested a small minority of people, which acted as a kind of nursery to support artists.
Vivienne Westwood
You are never wrong when you have voted because you’ve acted in accordance with your conscience and your beliefs, and you’ve exercised your democratic right, which is, you know, perfectly legitimate in our democracies.
Christine Lagarde
I get paid to act. I’ve never acted free for anybody and I’d rather be rewarded than awarded.
Kay Kay Menon
I’ve always acted, it’s my passion and belief system.
Zawe Ashton
It used to be that Democrats and Republicans would disagree, but they could be social to each other. There were times during the year that we acted together in the good of the country.
Ed Rendell
One summer, my friend and I went to summer camp, and I acted in some plays there, and I fell in love with it.
Ryan Eggold
Too many of us had to suffer at the hands of a judiciary so independent that it often acted independently of both the basic principles of jurisprudence and the very constitution it swore to uphold and protect.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
I’ve never acted fully impulsively. I think with my mind and my heart.
Lily Collins
We were expected to smile and be flirty to everyone. But we acted more like a male rock band. We never mastered the niceties. We were more interested in having a good time.
Keren Woodward
I feel there are only well acted or badly acted roles and no such thing as a good actor or actress.
Ram Gopal Varma
I’m sure I acted differently after I got married, I know I did. But… people get married and things change. It doesn’t mean that the band has to break up.
Wayne Static
People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have.
Anne Tyler
In acting, you have a writer, a director, a character – you’re working through being another person – and the irony I always tell people is when I acted early on as a teenager, it actually kept me out of trouble.
Juliette Lewis
There was never any butter in our home. Just margarine. My parents acted like butter was lethal. I don’t think I ever saw either one have a piece of butter. I would go over to friends’ houses and down sticks of butter.
Bruce Eric Kaplan
If a company has acted badly, people want to punish it – not in order to deter future misconduct, but simply because they’re outraged. And the more outraged they are, the more punishment they want to inflict.
Cass Sunstein
I’ve acted my whole life pretty much, but then just got more into modelling.
Suki Waterhouse
The first time I acted was in high school in Florida, and when I heard that applause I felt so alive and felt that electricity go up my spine.
Angela Bassett
I have acted in all four film industries in the South. I speak all four languages because of my upbringing in various cities.
On ‘Darjeeling,’ I was on set every day and I acted as the second unit director and a producer on that film. I was there throughout the whole process. On ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ I showed up for one day.
Roman Coppola
To judge therefore of Shakespeare by Aristotle’s rule is like trying a man by the Laws of one Country who acted under those of another.
Elizabeth Montagu
It’s rare to get a really truly wonderfully written, acted and produced sci-fi show, period.
Richard Hatch
Friends told me not to bother with the silents – they’re jerky, poorly photographed and ludicrously badly acted. But I was immediately struck by the freshness and vitality of these films.
Kevin Brownlow
I’m a big fan of Woody Allen. I used to love the fact that he wrote his own screenplay and acted in the movie.
Ralph Lauren
I’ve acted just to get to directing.
Mel Ferrer
Industrialisation is necessary. But acquisition is by no means the only avenue through which it can be achieved. The Cochin Airport is a prime example of this. Instead of choosing to acquire the land, the State asked the private parties to negotiate with the landowners directly. The State merely acted as an arbitrator.
Jairam Ramesh
My dad was a theater major, and he’s acted, and he’s done so much television and radio and film, and seeing how much fun he had doing that totally made me want to try.
Amber Stevens
I grew up in Summerhill in Dublin’s inner city, and I came across an open audition, and they were looking for inner city kids who had not acted. I signed up.
Barry Keoghan
I never really acted at school. It was doing small parts on TV that really got me started.
Freddie Highmore
All of the Vines that were acted & setup & had nice cameras, those weren’t the good Vines. The good Vines were, like, a random little kid in the middle of a forest, like, yelling.
Billie Eilish
I love ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Casablanca’ – great stories, acted well, made well.
Ricky Gervais
I always sang, I always acted, I always played.
Theodore Bikel
I have acted in ‘Unfreedom’ and I know that I will be there in ‘Ayodhya.’
Victor Banerjee
I never have been an anarchist, I’ve always had goals and always have acted out of love.
Gloria Trevi
As part of modeling, I have acted in the advertisement films of popular brands. Then I got some offers from films.
Aishwarya Lekshmi
I had only ever done films that never had this huge fan base. I acted just to act. And so, coming into ‘The Originals’ and ‘Legacies’ and that fandom for the first time, I didn’t know how to handle it at first, but I have a better grip on it now.
Danielle Rose Russell
Lizzie Magie was a pretty astonishing woman. She was an outspoken feminist, she had acted, she had done some performing, she had written some poetry, and she was a game designer.
Mary Pilon
When I finished my degree at Oxford, I went and acted for a bit. And I was appalling. And with each part, I thought, ‘Well, that’s embarrassing. I’d better do one more to show people I’m not that bad.’ And, in fact, instead of a taking a year, that’s gone on for 35 years.
Hugh Grant
I did some bad stuff. I don’t remember what in particular, but I did some bad stuff. So the morning of Christmas, I wake up and my brother is there, my sister, my mom, everyone’s got gifts and I can’t find my gifts. No gifts. They acted like Santa didn’t’ bring me anything because I wasn’t good.
Rudy Gobert
I went to the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, where I had a teacher really named Edward Shakespeare. He was a very influential figure in my childhood – I acted in high school a few times, but Mr. Shakespeare got me to lead in ‘The Crucible.’ I played John Proctor.
Robert Picardo
General Sherman looked upon journalists as a nuisance and a danger at headquarters and in the field, and acted toward them accordingly, then as throughout his great war career.
Henry Villard
I still can’t believe I acted in Ram Gopal Varma’s direction.
Tejaswi Madivada
I have a very wonderfully, bizarrely amazing relationship with my mother in that we’ve been through a myriad of emotions because we’ve acted together and played all these different kinds of mother-daughters.
Laura Dern
I think I tend to live in sort of a meta state of existence where I’m always analyzing and analyzing whatever I’m going through at any given moment, and a lot of times I’ll reflect back on and go, ‘Oh look at that – if I acted this way when that happened, I might not have thought of that that way.’
Jesse Bradford
My first film was a super-hit. It made the producer earn a lot of money and gave me a lot of fame. The funny part is that I acted in Tum Bin’ as a project for which I was paid a stipend and not the money that comes to the star of a very popular film.
Priyanshu Chatterjee
Though I had success in my research both when I was mad and when I was not, eventually I felt that my work would be better respected if I thought and acted like a ‘normal’ person.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
I acted like a pro when it came to football… Then you also add the priority and responsibility of having a daughter and having a wife that you are not only the provider for, but obviously, I want to be a good husband and father.
Will Grier
I have never acted in one and I’m not at all interested to do so either.
Ville Valo
I play an 89-year-old man whose wife has Alzheimer’s in a movie called ‘Still.’ I play a World War II veteran, I acted with my son and it’s called ‘Memorial Day.’
James Cromwell
I acted three times with Fred MacMurray, three times with Martin and Lewis, four times with Rock Hudson. Three times with Glenn Ford.
Dorothy Malone
When I was a teenager, I continued to visit imaginary places by spending all my free time at our local community theater. Whether I acted in a play or worked backstage, the world of Tennessee Williams or Shakespeare always seemed more real to me than the dreary life of high school.
Mary Pope Osborne
This is going to sound pretentious and esoteric, but I truly mean it from the bottom of my heart. Acting has always been a spiritual journey for me. The very first project I ever acted on paralleled my experience so perfectly even before I was aware of it.
Kandyse McClure
I acted on my core beliefs on social issues as governor.
Jeb Bush
If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way.
Anais Nin
I wish I could have a recurring role on ‘Modern Family’. I think ‘Modern Family’ is the best comedy on television. It’s extremely well written, extremely well acted and directed.
Patti LuPone
My first interest was always music, and somehow that channelled itself into films and acting. I don’t know what the natural transition of it was. I mean I acted a little bit when I was young and like any kid would in a community theatre.
Andy Garcia
But I did on projects that I produced, that I directed, that I acted in because it was important. I want to be a filmmaker. I don’t want to be an actor who directs, I want to be a director. I want to be a filmmaker. So that’s a big difference.
Eriq La Salle
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
Haile Selassie
I know the death of my grandmother acted as a catalyst to somehow turn something on because before 10 I didn’t really have many intuitive experiences.
Tyler Henry
Saints were saints because they acted with loving kindness whether they felt like it or not.
Dan Millman
I got through with my ability to mimic others and make people laugh. I swaggered through life, but, in reality, I lived in fear pretty much every day. I acted like a completely normal person, and I suppose I was good at it. But, inside, it was a very different story.
Paddy Considine
I know acting is not impersonating, but I’m good with impressions. I can do impressions of people I know, and people I’ve been, and roles that I’ve acted before.
Jemima Kirke
I am a very honest person, and I can only say there are moments in my life where I really did think I was being me in the sense of my morals and beliefs and the way I acted. But when I look back at certain things that I wore and my hair and make-up, I was like, ‘Whoa! That wasn’t me!’ But I didn’t know it back then.
Jessie J
If I acted like I did onstage in normal life, everyone would probably hate me.
Alison Mosshart
Catalan politics emancipated from the Spanish politics on September 27, 2015. Since then, we’ve acted with a sovereign mentality, political sovereignty.
Carles Puigdemont
I am very strongly paternal. My paternal instincts need to be acted upon. My love needs a release. I love everyone. I don’t express my love enough, but the love within me needs a platform as a parent.
Karan Johar
I’ve acted with all types, I’ve directed all types. What you want to understand, as a director, is what actors have to offer. They’ll get at it however they get at it. If you can understand that, you can get your work done.
Ron Howard
In the 1950s and 1960s, many parents were generally standoffish with their male children and acted as if they were raising a generation of would-be soldiers. I remember some of my friends’ parents who would shake their children’s hands at bedtime.
Ezekiel Emanuel
God does not become more divine when we push him away from us in a sheer, impenetrable voluntarism; rather, the truly divine God is the God who has revealed himself as logos and, as logos, has acted and continues to act lovingly on our behalf.
Pope Benedict XVI
It is unfair to suppose that one party has invariably acted rightly, and that the other is responsible for every wrong that has been committed.
Nelson A. Miles
I guess John Wayne would be one. I just respected the way he acted.
A. J. Foyt
Between 18 and 26 I acted professionally, on the stage and a little bit on television. Acting is okay, but it’s quite pressurized. Then I went to England – I wanted to reinvent myself.
Jane Campion
We were running around in the woods telling stories and putting on costumes. We’re terrible actors, but we acted in everything that we did, and it was fun.
Matt Duffer
I wish we could have acted quicker on Detroit or other failing schools.
John Engler
I acted at school but got very bad parts – things that they’d made up in Shakespeare plays like ‘Guard 17’ – so I wrote plays and gave myself parts, then I wrote sketches, then I did stand-up. Even in the school nativity I was the emu in the manger.
Jack Whitehall
My family was blue collar, a middle-class kind of thing. My father was born in Detroit, Italian-American. My mother is English. She acted on the stage with Diana Dors. Her parents were French.
Lorraine Bracco
The Sixties are most generously described as a time when people took part – when they stepped out of themselves and acted in public, as people who didn’t know what would happen next, but who were sure that acts of true risk and fear would produce something different from what they had been raised to take for granted.
Greil Marcus
Inviting children as gospel learners to act and not merely be acted upon builds on reading and talking about the Book of Mormon and bearing testimony spontaneously in the home.
David A. Bednar
But we acted pre-emptively in Kosovo in 1999 to stop Milosevic from doing what he was doing and increasingly doing the ethnic cleansing in a systematic way.
Lord Robertson
Asked at the hearing why she hadn’t pressed the FBI more closely about what it knew, or didn’t know, about domestic terrorist threats, Rice acted as though the question was an odd one: it wasn’t her job. Well, in retrospect, it was and now certainly is.
Howard Fineman
I have acted with Rajinikanth as his elder brother in ‘Uttar Dakshin,’ and since then, we have been close.
Jackie Shroff
What is worst about America was acted out. What is best in America doesn’t export.
Robert Stone
I didn’t act in Israel, but I wrote plays at home and acted in plays at school. I tried to get an agent when I was 12, but they told me that I had too much of an accent.
Odeya Rush
If I’m honest I don’t think the world would miss me if I never acted again.
Jamie Lee Curtis
It is true that Britain and its institutions have survived past crises, but often this was because those in charge, at a certain point, snapped out of the stupor of latent optimism, recognised the dangers circling the nation and acted.
David Olusoga
I was certainly a better actor after my five years in Hollywood. I had learned to be natural – never to exaggerate. I found I could act on the stage in just the same way as I had acted in a studio: using my ordinary voice, eliminating gestures, keeping everything extremely simple.
Walter Huston
Most clubs say they will not tolerate any forms of discrimination – that cannot be something that is just said. It needs to be acted on.
Eniola Aluko
When I started, I was an artist; I wanted to be an artist. I became an actor almost by accident. I acted for fifteen years and tried to produce. I looked for stories that were the story beneath the story that you thought you knew, like ‘The Candidate’.
Robert Redford
Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts act themselves senseless in ‘August: Osage County,’ and by the time they’re finished, they’ve acted their movie senseless, too.
Steve Erickson
I acted in ‘Almost Famous.’ My album ‘Fingerprints’ won a Grammy Award in 2007. Even more prestigious, as far as my kids were concerned, I appeared in episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy.’
Peter Frampton
Many people in Hungary acted shamefully during World War II.
Viktor Orban
Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deducted from it.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
If you want to write an angry e-mail, write it but don’t send it. It’s based on my experience that whenever I have acted out in some manner, I have always regretted it.
Tim Gunn
I acted when I was young, but at 19, I had my own theater company where I acted but also directed. I also did some theater in Los Angeles. So I was always wanting to direct, even before I became an established actor.
Rob Reiner
I co-founded Affectiva with Professor Rosalind W. Picard when we spun out of MIT Media Lab in 2009. I acted as Chief Technology and Science Officer for several years until becoming CEO mid-2016, one of a handful of female CEOs in the AI space.
Rana el Kaliouby
I think that when we look at something that’s well acted and a story that’s well told, it allows us to be a mirror of who we are as human beings and as a culture, and offers a glimpse of where we’re headed.
Gabriel Byrne
I am extremely proud of the fact that I have acted in art films.
Shabana Azmi
I asked my mother, ‘Why shouldn’t I act?’ She said, ‘Nobody in the family has acted, so why should you?’
Hina Khan
Jayasudha and I have acted in several films and it is my duty to campaign for her.
Jaya Prada
I happen to be a Christian. I was brought up and drenched in that. I am very orthodox in thinking that Jesus acted in his life the way God would have acted if God had assumed human form.
Huston Smith
I like most of the Humphrey Bogart movies because they had to act then, and they acted very well. Edward G. Robinson is probably the best actor I’ve ever seen on the movies.
Patrick Macnee
I would never claim to be an actor as I have never had any training and apart from being in a panto, before ‘Skins’ I had not acted.
John Bishop
I didn’t confess. I was interrogated. They acted like my answers were wrong. They told me I was wrong, that I didn’t remember correctly, that I had to remember correctly. And if I didn’t, I would never see my family.
Amanda Knox
My favorite thing is to be working with people I enjoy working with. I’ve reached the point where, emotionally, I don’t need to act any more. Financially, I do. But emotionally, it wouldn’t matter to me if I never acted again.
Alan Arkin
For about 125 years, give or take, the Canadian government has acted extremely badly – even in a way which should be called evil – breaking treaties, breaking agreements.
John Ralston Saul
I acted out a lot. I was very nerdy. I was very isolated, which I made up for by kind of talking and trying to entertain people and get them to like me, so I did theatre and improv in high school and college, but always as a hobby.
Aisha Tyler
Different Left governments holding office before the High Court verdict of 1991 never tried to prevent the entry of menstruating women into Sabarimala. In the same way, Left governments never acted in opposition against the High Court verdict of 1991, which restricted the women entry.
Pinarayi Vijayan
I hold that the beginning of modern Irish drama was in the winter of 1898, at a school feast at Coole, when Douglas Hyde and Miss Norma Borthwick acted in Irish in a Punch and Judy show; and the delighted children went back to tell their parents what grand curses ‘An Craoibhin’ had put on the baby and the policeman.
Lady Gregory
My parents thought if they put me in drama classes, I might come out of my shell. It worked, and I’ve acted ever since.
Samara Weaving
We had nothing in hand and my father used to live on the street. The profession of acting happened to him when B.R. Chopra picked him up for a film, and my father acted just to earn money for survival.
Javed Jaffrey
I have acted on some movies that have martial arts elements, but I’m not a professional.
Liu Yifei
There was a feeling during the years of George W. Bush’s presidency that his gracelessness as well as his appetite for war were linked to his impatience with complexity. He acted ‘from the gut,’ and was economical with the truth until it disappeared.
Teju Cole
Because the Bush Administration will set no timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, both chambers of Congress acted to make sure our troops will not be left in Iraq indefinitely.
Jan Schakowsky
I had always loved comedy, and acted out Steve Martin and Bill Cosby albums with my sister for my parents on road trips and stuff, and I loved to laugh and make people laugh.
Rob Delaney
Sure, I acted in films in the Third Reich, entertainment films, which distracted countless people inside and outside Germany from daily life during war.
Johannes Heesters
‘Via Dolorosa’ is the only thing I have ever acted in my life, professionally, and I’ll never act again.
David Hare
When I look at my earlier work, I often wonder why I acted like that, why I wore that dress, why I said that dialogue… Why couldn’t I do it better? I realized I was too young then and not confident.
Riya Sen
The best news of the Christian gospel is that the supremely glorious Creator of the universe has acted in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection to remove every obstacle between us and himself so that we may find everlasting joy in seeing and savoring his infinite beauty.
John Piper
I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I’m very lucky.
Jeanne Calment
I think that the millions and millions of young Americans, young Americans, who have health care today, who wouldn’t have had it if the president hadn’t acted are better off.
David Axelrod
Any director who’s also acted understands the fact that every person has a different process and has to be approached differently.
Steve Zahn
I think all my favorite directors have acted. They understand how an actor thinks.
Michael Arden
When I came into movies or acted in ‘Njandukalude Natil Oridavela’ and ‘Mayaanadhi,’ little did I expect such a huge response from the crowd. All I expected was to work with good filmmakers.
Aishwarya Lekshmi
Everybody has their own style. If you went to the movies every week and everybody acted the same way Tom Cruise did, boy, wouldn’t that suck?
Carrot Top
I’ve always acted; in fact, I can’t remember a time when I was not. When I was little, cinema was a game, then my father’s job and now mine.
Sonam Kapoor
I had never really acted before, so I really didn’t know what I was doing. The casting director for ‘Euphoria’ set me up with an acting coach in New York, and he completely flipped my world around. The way you learn to utilize your brain and your emotions really freaked me out.
Hunter Schafer
I didn’t know anyone in my family who acted; no one in my immediate family did any acting.
Ruth Wilson
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Viktor E. Frankl
I want no presidency; I want to do my duty. No denunciations here, or out of this House, can deflect me a single inch from going directly at what I aim, and that is, the good of the country. I have always acted upon it, and I will always act upon it.
John C. Calhoun
I acted in millions of TV shows.
Sebastian Bach
The effects of climate change are real and must be acted on.
Joe Biden
If I only acted, I feel like I wouldn’t have enough creative expression over my own sensibility, and also if I only acted, the notion of surrendering my fate and future to other people is deeply unsettling to me and it would make me uncomfortable.
Alex Karpovsky
My parents say that even as a very, very little kid, the way that I acted was dramatically different from other little kids.
Marya Hornbacher
I’ve never felt as though I didn’t belong, I just acted as though I did.
Boy George
I speak Dutch, German, French, and English and have acted in all of those languages, but I love the American experience.
Sylvia Hoeks
Had the United States not acted in Iraq, Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi would likely not have declared his weapons programs, submitted to international inspections and voluntarily dismantled its programs.
Jim Gerlach
For all the success, I never acted any differently. I’ve always done the same things and I can honestly say I’ve not changed in the slightest. Sometimes that’s the problem.
Ricky Hatton
I have had friends who have acted kindly towards me, and it has been my good fortune to have it in my power to give them substantial proofs of my gratitude.
Giacomo Casanova
Whatever I did, I always gravitated toward trying to be funny. If I was with friends, we were joking around. If I wrote for the newspaper, it would be a humor column. If I acted, I wanted to do comedy.
Colin Jost
It is, I claim, nonsense to say that it does not matter which individual man acted as the nucleus for the change. It is precisely this that makes history unpredictable into the future.
Gregory Bateson
I have acted in more than 100 films so far. And I have worked with almost all top stars and leading directors.
Brexit has acted as a catalyst encouraging more people to think and vote outside of traditional party loyalties.
Claire Fox
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
Stanley Kubrick
I acted as a kid. I always liked it, but I don’t really have a performer’s personality.
Ron Howard
I probably learned most at MIT by teaching and working with Peter Diamond, who acted like a big brother to me during my time in the department.
Eric Maskin
My philosophy was simple: audiences shouldn’t say that I just came, stood, and copied another comedy star. They should say ‘Senthil acted in this.
Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us. Some of us are better at it than others, but we all do it.
Laurence Olivier
I am fortunate to have acted with a talented film personality like Cheran in two consecutive films.
Navya Nair
‘Hustle & Flow’ came out, and I was really rooting for ‘Hustle & Flow’ because, you know, it was a hip-hop movie, and it was a good movie. It was well acted.
Damon Dash
In 1997, my father appointed me CEO but acted as player-coach, keeping busy on long-term clients such as KFC and international travel brands.
Richard Edelman
When I was younger, I acted in some Shakespeare stuff; I did one Shakespeare camp.
Finn Wolfhard
I was about four years old the first time I ever saw what happened when you acted up to whites.
Claudette Colvin