„Marlon Brando is not a gangster-actor, he's an actor. Axl Rose and them are not gangster rock-and-rollers, they're rock-and-rollers right. So I'm a rapper, this is what I do. I'm an artist.“
„Sweet little rock and roller, sweet little rock and roller
Her daddy don’t have to scold her, her mother can’t hardly hold her
She never gets any older, sweet little rock and roller“
— Chuck Berry American rock-and-roll musician 1926 - 2017
"Sweet Little Rock and Roller" (1958)
„So, so what?
I'm still a rock star,
I got my rock moves,
And I don't need you.
And guess what,
I'm having more fun.
And now that were done,
I'm gonna show you tonight
I'm just fine.
And you're a tool.
So, so what?
I am a rock star,
I got my rock moves.
And I don't want you tonight.“
— Pink (singer) American singer-songwriter 1979
So What, written by Pink, Max Martin, and Shellback
„"So, Alec Baldwin; great actor or greatest actor?" I'm gonna say "greatest actor"; Greatest... living... American... actor... in... the Baldwin family... by a mile.“
— Tina Fey American comedian, writer, producer and actress 1970
„I started making movies when I was 20. I started playing piano when I was about 3 years old, so I'm probably a musician first. But when I'm working on a movie, as an actor, I'm an actor - 100 percent. And when I'm on tour, I'm a musician 100 percent.“
— Harry Connick, Jr. American singer, conductor, pianist, actor, and composer 1967
The Costco Connection magazine interview, February 2007 http://www.costcoconnection.com/connection/200702/?pg=30
„I like to work from things that I see, whether they're man-made or natural or a combination of the two... The things that I'm interested in have always been there. The idea of a shadow and a natural object has existed, like the shadow of the pyramids, or a rock and its shadow; I'm not interested in the texture of the rock, or that it is a rock, but in the mass of it, and its shadows.“
— Ellsworth Kelly American painter, sculptor, and printmaker 1923 - 2015
Quote in an interview by Henry Geldzahler, 'Art International 1.', February 1964, p. 48
— Nas American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur 1973
„Hitchcock: You know that I think all actors are cattle?
George Raft: Yes, I know—but I'm no actor.“
— Alfred Hitchcock British filmmaker 1899 - 1980
On the set of The House Across the Bay; as quoted in "The New Yorker" http://www.mediafire.com/view/t6bdmd0wg1hvd8m/%20.png by Leonard Lyons, in The Washington Post (26 July 1940).
„This spirit of retaliation bids fair to produce the ugly spectacle of gangsterism against gangsterism.“
— Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Father of republic India, champion of human rights, father of India's Constitution, polymath, revolutionary, social r... 1891 - 1956
Context: The third thing that is noticeable is the adoption by the Muslims of the gangster's method in politics. The riots are a sufficient indication that gangsterism has become a settled part of their strategy in politics. They seem to be consciously and deliberately imitating the Sudeten Germans in the means employed by them against the Czechs. So long as the Muslims were the aggressors, the Hindus were passive, and in the conflict they suffered more than the Muslims did. But this is no longer true. The Hindus have learned to retaliate and no longer feel any compunction in knifing a Musalman. This spirit of retaliation bids fair to produce the ugly spectacle of gangsterism against gangsterism. How to meet this problem must exercise the minds of all concerned. (p. 269)
— Charlton Heston American actor 1923 - 2008
Context: I also want you to know I'm grateful beyond measure. My life has been blessed with good fortune. I'm grateful I was born in America, that cradle of freedom and opportunity where a kid from the Michigan North Woods can work hard and make something of his life. I'm grateful for the greatest words ever written, that let me share with you the infinite scope of the human experience. As an actor, I'm thankful I have lived not one life, but many.