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actors Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes about actors
  1. #1
    “For he isn’t the Cat that he was in his prime;
    Though his name was quite famous, he says, in his time.
    And whenever he joins his friends at their club
    (which takes place at the back of the neighboring pub)
    He loves to regale them, if someone else pays,
    With anecdotes drawn from his palmiest days.
    For he once was a Star of the highest degree —
    He has acted with Irving, he’s acted with Tree.”
  2. #2
    “The weird thing is, these are famous people. They’re sports stars, actors, artists. The men with stringy hair are musicians, I think. The really ugly ones are politicians, and someone told me the fatties are mostly comedians.”
  3. #3
    “Antony Shall be brought drunken forth, and I shall see
    Some squeaking Cleopatra boy my greatness
    I’th’posture of a whore. ”
  4. #4
    “We’re actors — we’re the opposite of people!”
  5. #5
    “An actress,” Tom sneers, “What sort of way is that for a woman to live, without a solid home, husband, children? Running about like she’s her own lord and master. She’ll certainly never be accepted in society as a proper lady.”
  6. #6
    “Violet was standing near the fountain and she had a real low shirt on, to show off her lesion, because the stars of Oh? Wow! Thing! Had started to get lesions, so now people were thinking better about lesions, and lesions even looked kind of cool.”
  7. #7
    “…the best actors are the most boring people. A strong sense of self was detrimental, because an actor had to let the self disappear; he had to let himself be subsumed by a character. ‘If you want to be a personality, be a pop star.‘”
  8. #8
    “He knew, of course, that he would work again: he had to believe it. Every actor did. Acting was a form of grifting, and once you stopped believing you could, so did everyone else.”