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Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.
-- Ellen Barkin

Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
-- Ralph Richardson (1902-83), British actor

The important thing in acting is to be able to laugh and cry. If I have to cry, I think of my sex life. If I have to laugh, I think of my sex life.
-- Glenda Jackson (1936- ), English actor

The purpose of playing, whose end, both at first and now, was and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature.
-- William Shakespeare, (1564-1616), English dramatist, in: Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 2

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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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