Words of encouragement for an actress

Words of encouragement for actress

  • If you get a chance to act in a room that somebody else has paid rent for, then you’re given a free chance to practice your craft. – Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths. – Drew Barrymore
  • Always, always, always believe in yourself. Because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? – Marilyn Monroe
  • If all the circumstances of acting are made too easy, then there’s no grain of sand to make the pearl. – Peter Sarsgaard
  • I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore. – Bradley Cooper
  • There is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful. – Robin Williams
  • If you live in the past that’s depression, and if you live in the future that’s anxiety. So, you have no choice but to live in the present. – Sarah Silverman
  • I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life. – George Clooney
  • Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • If you risk nothing, then you risk everything. – Geena Davis
  • Be nice to people on the way up, because you may meet them on the way down. – Jimmy Durante
  • Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again. – Frank Sinatra
  • From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle; we just decided to go. – Tom Hanks
  • My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier. – Anthony Hopkins
  • I want to represent the idea that you really can make what you want … I believe I can create whatever I want to create. – Will Smith
  • You’re not going there to get a job. You’re going there to present what you do. – Bryan Cranston
  • It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy. – Jane Fonda
  • Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean
  • Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency. – Denzel Washington
  • You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake. – Emma Stone
  • Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. – Bruce Lee
  • Giving voice to characters that have no other voice—that’s the great worth of what we do. – Meryl Streep
  • Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still have a big impact. – Neil Patrick Harris
  • You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae. – Paul Walker
  • It’s important to say that the more challenging a scene is, in a way, the more fun it is because the more of my job I get to do. – Daniel Radcliffe
  • I don’t say: ‘can’t do that’, ‘won’t do that’. I’ve never thought in that way about work. The genuine truth, and I do think about this a lot, is that I’m one of the least competitive people you’ll ever meet. Except with myself. – Daniel Craig
  • Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come. – Dwayne Johnson
  • For me, our job as artists is to serve the story, serve the director, and serve the fellow actors. And if you do that, by osmosis you’re serving yourself because you’ll get the best out of yourself. – David Oyelowo
  • Never worry about bad press: All that matters is if they spell your name right. – Kate Hudson
  • If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me. – Angelina Jolie
  • If you’re an actor, even a successful one, you’re still waiting for the phone to ring. – Kevin Bacon
  • Eventually stardom is going to go away from me. It goes away from everybody and all you have in the end is to be able to look back and like the choices you made. – Matt Damon
  • Chemistry can be a good and bad thing. Chemistry is good when you make love with it. Chemistry is bad when you make crack with it. – Adam Sandler
  • My thought process has always been, I’m excited to show you what my version of this story would look like. You’re going to be able to get a little condensed show. That took the pressure off getting the job – Tituss Burgess
  • I was made to be a perfectionist at everything I did. Everything was more important than what I wanted. – Dennis Quaid
  • Think of how stupid the average person is and realize half of them are stupider than that. – George Carlin
  • Without wonder and insight, acting is just a business. With it, it becomes creation. – Bette Davis
  • We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap. – Anthony Hopkins
  • I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer. – Jim Carrey
  • It doesn’t matter who you are. What matters is your plan. – Tom Hardy
  • If I am a cup maker, I’m interested in making the best cup I possibly can. My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it. – Denzel Washington
  • We think too much and feel too little. – Charlie Chaplin
  • Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power. – Clint Eastwood
  • Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others. – Ellen DeGeneres
  • When you’re in a theater, it’s about reaching the back rows. When you have a camera in your face, it’s just about knowing the size of the room. – Corey Stoll
  • We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams really do come true. – Katie Holmes
  • This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really, there is no normal. There’s only change and resistance to it and then more change. – Meryl Streep
  • An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer. – Marlon Brando
  • Whatever art form you’re working in, it’s crucial to see it clearly, to feel it clearly, and not to worry about the results, or how someone else will see it. – Omar Epps
  • Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are. – Tom Hanks
  • A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up. – Mae West
  • I am just too much. – Bette Davis
  • Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary. – Uta Hagen
  • If you are blessed, you are blessed, whether you are married or single. – Greta Garbo
  • It [prejudice] is such a waste. It makes you logy and half-alive. It gives you nothing. It takes away. – Dorothy Dandridge
  • I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts. – Sylvester Stallone
  • A 41-inch bust and a lot of perseverance will get you more than a cup of coffee – a lot more. – Jayne Mansfield
  • A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one. – Chuck Norris
  • My weaknesses… I wish I could come up with something. I’d probably have the same pause if you asked me what my strengths are. Maybe they’re the same thing. – Al Pacino
  • Enemies are so stimulating. – Katherine Hepburn
  • Egotism – usually just a case of mistaken nonentity. – Barbara Stanwyck
  • I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage. – Elizabeth Taylor
  • If there’s any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s OK to be different, that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color. – Johnny Depp
  • If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death. – Morgan Freeman
  • When we live our lives every day, we’re met by opportunities, and most of us don’t even recognize them. – Scarlett Johansson
  • I’ve always approached things with hunger and just enough fear. Plenty of confidence, you know, but just enough fear to work extra hard. Paralyzing fear does nothing, but the kind of fear that makes you nervous enough to really be aware and focused? I like that kind of fear. – Queen Latifah
  • All you really have in the end are your stories. – Burt Reynolds
  • Learn to live your life—there’s no recipe for it. You can’t go to acting school to learn to be a deep person with a lot of experience to draw from; you can only become that person by feeling, by getting hurt, by feeling incredibly happy, by seeing the world; those are the things that make you richer as a person and give you a much bigger bank to draw from when you bring characters to life. – Pablo Schreiber
  • Here’s how I’ve lived my life: I’ve never been late to a set. I make films I believe in. I feel privileged to be able to do what I love. – Tom Cruise
  • If you’re the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you’ve gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure. – Vin Diesel
  • Why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years we will have the smartest people on earth. – Will Rogers
  • You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it. I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness. – Denzel Washington
  • I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. – Marilyn Monroe
  • Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse. – Humphrey Bogart
  • I’m letting no man handle my bank account. – Hattie McDaniel
  • Look at me and tell me if I don’t have Brazil in every curve of my body. – Carmen Miranda
  • I am not a has-been. I am a will be. – Lauren Bacall
  • As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. – Audrey Hepburn
  • Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it. – Brigitte Bardot
  • I’m not young. What’s wrong with that? – Vivien Leigh
  • I like to wake up each morning feeling a new man. – Jean Harlow
  • I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn’t shut up. – Ingrid Bergman
  • It’s best not to stare at the sun during an eclipse. – Jeff Goldblum
  • Everything you see I owe to spaghetti. – Sophia Loren
  • A gentleman is simply a patient wolf. – Lana Turner
  • I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away. – Hedy Lamarr
  • Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. – Judy Garland
  • Next time I see you, remind me not to talk to you. – Groucho Marx
  • He who has the gold makes the rules. – Tyler Perry
  • As a young man I prayed for success. Now I just pray to be worthy of it. – Brendan Fraser
  • I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me. – Brad Pitt
  • Eighty percent of success is showing up. – Woody Allen
  • The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead. – Jack Nicholson
  • I care about the connection with the audience. Film is such a powerful medium. Movies can change the way people think. – Nicolas Cage
  • There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won’t stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won’t go? – Danny DeVito
  • I’m not hungry for success. I am only hungry for good work, and that is how it is with most superstars. Every day I tell myself how fortunate I am to be where I am. – Akshay Kumar
  • There are no regrets in life. Just lessons. – Jennifer Aniston
  • Life’s tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid. – John Wayne
  • “Your imperfections make you beautiful, they make you who you are. So just be yourself, love yourself for who you are and just keep going.” 
  • “No matter how talented you are, not everybody is going to like you. But that’s life, just stay strong.”

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