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Quotes of the Day for 16 May 2001 – Acting

On this day in 1929 a few of the leading lights of the young movie industry gathered to present the first five Academy Awards in the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Only 250 people attended, and they paid just $10 each for their tickets. Here are some quotes on movies and Acting.

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The quotes:

Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at age four.
     - Katharine Hepburn

Acting's a good racket. And lets face it, you can't beat it for the bread.
     - Steve McQueen

Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the basic tool of the actor's trade.
     - Miranda Richardson

Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant.
     - Glenda Jackson

I believe that God felt sorry for actors so he created Hollywood to give them a place in the sun and a swimming pool. The price they had to pay was to surrender their talent.
     - Sir Cedric Hardwicke


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