45 Inspirational Quotes From Famous Actors

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Many famous actors have made inspirational quotes throughout their careers.

Some of the quotes listed below are about their lives, some are about the movie industry, and some are about love.

These quotes are a few of the many inspirational quotes from famous actors;

“The only failure is not to try” – George Clooney

Life is very interesting… In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. – Drew Barrymore

“To fulfil a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.” – Bette Davis

“Failure is a great teacher and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.” Oprah Winfrey

“After many years of self-flagellation, I’ve realized that beating myself up doesn’t get me anywhere” – Chris Pine

“An actor has to burn inside with an outer ease.” Michael Chekhov

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

“The thing I like about acting is being able to lose yourself completely in someone else. I’m not that comfortable when I get recognized.” Ellen Page

“As an actor you try to bring as much of yourself to a part to try and create a feeling of authenticity and emotional truth and resonance.” Jesse Eisenberg

Acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time an actor acts he does not hide; he exposes himself. Rodney Dangerfield

“Accept your lack of knowledge and use it as your asset.” Natalie Portman

“I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it” – Denzel Washington

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 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

“Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, God-like, feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It’s something that truly exists in all of us. It’s very simple. This is what I believe, and I’m willing to die for it.” Will Smith

“Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.” Beyonce

“Be so good they can’t ignore you” – Steve Martin

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

“Be nice to people on the way up, because you may meet them on the way down.” – Jimmy Durante

Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. George Burns

“Study, find all the good teachers and study with them, get involved in acting to act, not to be famous or for the money. Do plays. It’s not worth it if you are just in it for the money. You have to love it.” Philip Seymour Hoffman

If you risk nothing, then you risk everything. – Geena Davis

“The important thing is to realize that no matter what people’s opinions may be, they’re only just that – people’s opinions. You have to believe in your heart what you know to be true about yourself. And let that be that.” Mary J Blige

“Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still have a big impact.” – Neil Patrick Harris

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

“I care about the connection with the audience. Film is such a powerful medium. Movies can change the way people think.” – Nicolas Cage

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

Improvise, Adapt and Overcome! Clint Eastwood

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean

My mother never saw the irony of calling me a “son of a bitch. Jack Nicholson

Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of age. But being a gentleman is a matter of choice. Vin Diesel

He was so excited. He cut out pictures of these landscapes and neighborhoods and kind of really tried to give you a feel of the movie. It was kind of cute but at the same time it really showed his enthusiasm for it. Macaulay Culkin

Every picture I make, every experience of my private life, every lesson I learn are the keys to my future. And I have faith in it. William Clark Gable

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

“There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.”- Jennifer Aniston

“Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.” – Uta Hagen


The quotes from famous actors listed in this article are inspirational and show that they have overcome many obstacles in their life to be where they are now.

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