'Actors About Acting, Loving, Living, Life'
That's the title of this small gem, a "Stanyan Book," Random House, 1972. It's simply a collection of quotes. Here are some snippets from it.
- •I often think my life has been a failure. But whenever I drop into a theater and hear women laughing at one of my films, I think, well, if I brightened their day before they went home and did the dishes, maybe my life wasn't wasted after all. — CARY GRANT
- •Actors have a bad handle on the world. I'll tell you, in my own mind, I'm not sure acting is a thing for a grown man to be doing. — STEVE McQUEEN
- •Like all actresses, I'm a shattered personality, with lots and lots of people inside me crying to get out…— RAQUEL WELCH
- •I am terribly lazy. That's why I love being in movies. I'm performing all over the world while I'm home taking a bath. — BARBRA STREISAND
- •Acting is a child's prerogative. Children are born to act. Usually, people grow up and out of it. Actors always seem to me people who never did quite grow out of it. — JOANNE WOODWARD
- •All through an actor's life, failure is snapping at his heels like a giant mongrel dog. But because conceit is an actor's courage, he refuses to recognize that dog as anything more than a puppy who really can't harm him. — JACKIE GLEASON
- •It's the ones you call up at four a.m. who matter. —- MARLENE DIETRICH
- •(Two more here).
- •Unless something comes along that absolutely captivates me, the life of leisure is for me — if you call being married to Richard Burton and the mother of four leisure. —ELIZABETH TAYLOR
- •The happiest time of my life was when I was laying bricks. —GEORGE C. SCOTT
- •They throw the word star at you loosely, and they take it away loosely if your pictures flop. YOU take the responsibility for THEIR crappy movie, that's all it means. — ROBERT REDFORD
- •They can stop hiring this old horse and put him out to pasture — but I'll never go of my own accord. — JOHN WAYNE