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Sanford Meisner Quotes

Acting is not talking, its living off the other fellow!!!
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Act before you think - your instincts are more honest than your thoughts.

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Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.

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Don't be an actor. Be a human being who works off what exists under imaginary circumstances.

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Silence has a myriad of meanings. In the theater, silence is an absence of words, but never an absence of meaning.

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If you have the emotion, it infects you and the audience. If you don't have it don't bother; just say your lines as truthfully as you are capable of doing. You can't fake emotion.

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You don't pick up cues, you pick up impulses.

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The truth of your instincts is the root of your foundation.

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With a developed imagination there's no place you can't go.

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Every little moment has a meaning all its own.

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Listen with your gut, not your head.

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You know it's all right to be wrong, but it's not all right not to try.

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The text is your greatest enemy.

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Acting in a scene is like paddling a canoe from a pebbly beach on to the river, the writer builds the canoe, and the actor provides the river. The river is the actor's thoughts and emotions.

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Acting can be fun. Don't let it get around.

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