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"I'll always perform, because show business is in my blood. Or maybe it's in my feet. Wherever it is, I don't think I'll ever stop."
"If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives."
"An actor's a guy, who if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening."
"The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money."
"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."
"An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer."
"If you're successful, acting is about as soft a job as anybody could ever wish for. But if you're unsuccessful it's worse than having a skin disease."
"To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem and to express it his dedication."
"When I come up against a director who has a concept that I don't agree with, or maybe I just haven't thought of it or whatever, I'd be more prone to go with them than my own because I want to be out of control as an actor, I want them to have the control, otherwise it's going to become predictably my work, and that's not fun."
"If you get an impulse in a scene, no matter how wrong it seems, follow the impulse. It might be something and if it ain't - take two!"
"A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear."
"I don't get acting jobs because of my looks."
"We're actors--we're the opposite of people."
"I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor."
"I love acting. It is so much more real than life."
"Actors are one family over the entire world."
"The secret of acting is sincerity. If you can fake that, you've got it made."
"The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing."
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