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25 Encouraging Quotes for Actors

Updated: Nov 6, 2021

Here are some quotes to help encourage you when you are going through the ups and downs of establishing yourself as an actor.



"Never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about." —Winston Churchill



“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” —Thomas Edison

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” —Dale Carnegie


“Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” —Conrad Hilton

“You’re not going there to get a job. You’re going there to present what you do.” —Bryan Cranston


“Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.” —Denzel Washington

“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

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” —Jack Canfield


“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” —Napoleon Hill

"Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” —Richard Branson




"We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed." —Paul the Apostle

"The Spirit God gave us does not make us afraid. His Spirit is a source of power and love and self-control." —Paul the Apostle

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” —Thomas Edison

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” —Robert F. Kennedy




“You build on failure. You use it as a steppingstone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” —Johnny Cash






“Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” —Oliver Goldsmith

“No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist.” —Chris Hardwick

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” —Henry Ford


“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” —Charlie Chaplin


Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." —Vincent Van Gogh


"It doesn't matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop." —Confucius

Do small things with great love. —Mother Theresa

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant." —Robert Louis Stevenson


"For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others." —Eleanor Roosevelt

"Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure." —Edward Eggleston

"Life's most persistent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' " —Martin Luther King, Jr.




“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.” —Keith Haring

“The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.”Albert Einstein


My hope is that you are uplifted and encouraged to be exactly what you are designed to be....regardless...


Until next time.


Natalie Amey


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