Acting Quotes

You don't know the difference between truth and make-believe. You never stop acting. It's second nature to you. You act when there's a party here. You act to the servants, you act to father, you act to me. To me you act the part of the fond, indulgent, celebrated mother. You don't exist, you're only the innumerable parts you've played. I've often wondered if there was ever a you or if you were never anything more than a vehicle for all these other people that you've pretended to be. When I've seen you go into an empty room I've sometimes wanted to open the door suddenly, but I've been afraid to in case I found nobody there.

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John Dorian: — You're an actor.
Janitor: — You're a fireman... What are we doing?
John Dorian:Game over, Klaus. I saw you in «The Fugitive».
Janitor: — Oh, yeah. I was in a Harrison Ford movie, but I chose this life instead. It's a little more glamorous.
Dr. Bob Kelso: — Hey, champ. There's some vomit on the back steps with your name on it.
Janitor: — That's my cue. Action!
John Dorian: — Cut.

<b>John Dorian:</b> - You're an actor.
<b>Janitor:</b> - You're a fireman... What are we doing?
<b>John Dorian:</b> - Game over, Klaus. I saw you in «The Fugitive».
<b>Janitor:</b> - Oh, yeah. I was in a Harrison Ford movie, but I chose this life instead. It's a little more glamorous.
<b>Dr. Bob Kelso:</b> - Hey, champ. There's some vomit on the back steps with your name on it.
<b>Janitor:</b> - That's my cue. Action!
<b>John Dorian:</b> - Cut.
<b>John Dorian:</b> - You're an actor.
<b>Janitor:</b> - You're a fireman... What are we doing?
<b>John Dorian:</b> - Game over, Klaus. I saw you in «The Fugitive».
<b>Janitor:</b> - Oh, yeah. I was in a Harrison Ford movie, but I chose this life instead. It's a little more glamorous.
<b>Dr. Bob Kelso:</b> - Hey, champ. There's some vomit on the back steps with your name on it.
<b>Janitor:</b> - That's my cue. Action!
<b>John Dorian:</b> - Cut.
<b>John Dorian:</b> - You're an actor.
<b>Janitor:</b> - You're a fireman... What are we doing?
<b>John Dorian:</b> - Game over, Klaus. I saw you in «The Fugitive».
<b>Janitor:</b> - Oh, yeah. I was in a Harrison Ford movie, but I chose this life instead. It's a little more glamorous.
<b>Dr. Bob Kelso:</b> - Hey, champ. There's some vomit on the back steps with your name on it.
<b>Janitor:</b> - That's my cue. Action!
<b>John Dorian:</b> - Cut.
<b>John Dorian:</b> - You're an actor.
<b>Janitor:</b> - You're a fireman... What are we doing?
<b>John Dorian:</b> - Game over, Klaus. I saw you in «The Fugitive».
<b>Janitor:</b> - Oh, yeah. I was in a Harrison Ford movie, but I chose this life instead. It's a little more glamorous.
<b>Dr. Bob Kelso:</b> - Hey, champ. There's some vomit on the back steps with your name on it.
<b>Janitor:</b> - That's my cue. Action!
<b>John Dorian:</b> - Cut.
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We only have so much to give, don’t we? And up there I’m not myself, or perhaps more correctly I’m a succession of selves. We must all be a profound mixture of selves, don’t you think? To me, acting is first and foremost intellect, and only after that, emotion. The one liberates the other, and polishes it. There’s so much more to it than simply crying or screaming or producing a convincing laugh. It’s wonderful, you know. Thinking myself into another self, someone I might have been, had the circumstances been there. That’s the secret. Not becoming someone else, but incorporating the role into me as if she was myself. And so she becomes me.

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— Of all the Christmas pageants I have ever seen, this was by far the most recent.
— Ha, ha. For God's sakes, Sam. I've got teenage girls that are playing the Three Wise Men. What'd you expect?
— Teenage boys?
— I thought they did fine.
— It was the first nativity where Joseph stares at the Wise Men's tits all night.

- Of all the Christmas pageants I have ever seen, this was by far the most recent.
- Ha, ha. For God's sakes, Sam. I've got teenage girls that are playing the Three Wise Men. What'd you expect?
- Teenage boys?
- I thought they did fine.
- It was the first nativity where Joseph stares at the Wise Men's tits all night.
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— That was two years ago, and that guy's an idiot!
— They can't all be idiots. You argue with everybody! You've got one of the worst reputations in this town. Nobody will hire you.
— Are you saying that nobody in New York will work with me?
— Nobody in Hollywood will either. I can't even get you a commercial. You played a tomato, and they went over schedule because you wouldn't sit.
— Yes, it wasn't logical.
— You were a tomato! A tomato doesn't have logic. It can't move!
— So if he can't move, how's he going to sit down? I was a stand-up tomato. A juicy, sexy, beefsteak tomato! Nobody does vegetables like me! I did vegetables off-Broadway! I did the best tomato, the best cucumber! I did an endive salad that knocked the critics on their ass!

- That was two years ago, and that guy's an idiot!
- They can't all be idiots. You argue with everybody! You've got one of the worst reputations in this town. Nobody will hire you.
- Are you saying that nobody in New York will work with me?
- Nobody in Hollywood will either. I can't even get you a commercial. You played a tomato, and they went over schedule because you wouldn't sit.
- Yes, it wasn't logical.
- You were a tomato! A tomato doesn't have logic. It can't move!
- So if he can't move, how's he going to sit down? I was a stand-up tomato. A juicy, sexy, beefsteak tomato! Nobody does vegetables like me! I did vegetables off-Broadway! I did the best tomato, the best cucumber! I did an endive salad that knocked the critics on their ass!
- That was two years ago, and that guy's an idiot!
- They can't all be idiots. You argue with everybody! You've got one of the worst reputations in this town. Nobody will hire you.
- Are you saying that nobody in New York will work with me?
- Nobody in Hollywood will either. I can't even get you a commercial. You played a tomato, and they went over schedule because you wouldn't sit.
- Yes, it wasn't logical.
- You were a tomato! A tomato doesn't have logic. It can't move!
- So if he can't move, how's he going to sit down? I was a stand-up tomato. A juicy, sexy, beefsteak tomato! Nobody does vegetables like me! I did vegetables off-Broadway! I did the best tomato, the best cucumber! I did an endive salad that knocked the critics on their ass!
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