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Quotes of the Day for 24 February 2001 – Actors and Acting

Today's theme is Actors and Acting, by request of a reader in Alabama who is watching her younger sister getting started on an acting career. Break a leg, Jamie!

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The quotes:

An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.
     - Donald Sinden

I made some mistakes in drama. I thought the drama was when the actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
     - Frank Capra, 1897 - 1991

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.
     - Jeanne Moreau

Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.
     - Bette Davis, 1908 - 1989

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.
     - Marlon Brando

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