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Actors worry about bad breath, weight, receding hairlines and why their leading lady looks like their daughter.

Actors, after all, dream.

Actors, I don't think, ever really grow up. I'm hoping that that rejuvenating process applies to me, too. It has so far. I've been very lucky.

Actors, lots of times, are great when they have great parts. For me, a lot of times, it's been the part.

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.

An actor should take lessons from the painter and the sculptor. Not only should he make attitude his study, but he should highly develop his mind by an assiduous study of the best writers, ancient and modern, which will enable him not only to understand his parts, but to communicate a nobler coloring to his manners and mien.

It is with some violence to the imagination that we conceive of an actor belonging to the relations of private life, so closely do we identify these persons in our mind with the characters they assume upon the stage.

The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.

The profession of the player, like that of the painter, is one of the imitative arts, whose means are pleasure, and whose end should be virtue.


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