Reacting Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Reacting Quotes from Josh Keaton, Connie Sellecca, Brian Stelter, Viggo Mortensen, Maxine Peake. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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Acting is reacting… there’s a magic when you’re working with another actor. With voice acting, you’re doing it alone, all in your head. So, you have to re-create that essence by yourself. It’s not necessarily more difficult. It’s just a different set of skills.
Josh Keaton
When I began my search for the perfect skin care to fight the aging process, I noticed that my sensitive skin was reacting horribly to any product I used.
Connie Sellecca
I think it’s clear that Trump is usually in a reactive mode, reacting to what he sees and hears on Fox.
Brian Stelter
I prefer the smaller acting than big histrionics. It’s about reacting and looks, which is often underestimated.
Viggo Mortensen
I’m always an advocate of ‘acting is reacting,’ which can be difficult.
Maxine Peake
Most parts for women have them reacting to something a man has done. Women never instigate any action; they only react it. We women have become accustomed to doing that.
Yvette Mimieux
Look at the product pipeline, look at the fantastic financial results we’ve had for the last five years. You only get that kind of performance on the innovation side, on the financial side, if you’re really listening and reacting to the best ideas of the people we have.
Steve Ballmer
I came up in the theater, and I learned pretty quickly that reading a review, whether it’s good or bad, can strangely affect the next performances, because you’re reacting to something that’s been said about you. So I tend to avoid that stuff pretty studiously.
Dallas Roberts
Self-control is needed in the age of technology. Folks have to apply their sense in reacting to different things. I don’t appreciate perverse and venom-spewing mindset.
Acting is reacting. That’s when acting is great – when you say something, somebody said something, they make a face, they pose, they use something physical, then you react to that, then they react to you.
Carlos Mencia
I love the immediacy of an audience being there and reacting. I’m spoiled, having grown up in theater.
Barrett Foa
Most of us don’t spend any time knowing ourselves. We just keep reacting.
In high school, I started studying movies and not reacting to them emotionally.
Mike Flanagan
One of our big tools is screening. We screen usually 12 times, which is much more than most filmmakers do, and we recut in between each one, because we really need to feel how the audience is reacting to the movie.
Thelma Schoonmaker
We could be playing a 10-person room or a 1500-person room, and if the crowd is reacting well, it doesn’t matter what size it is. You still feel the buzz, you dig?
Fab Moretti
Acting is reacting, and it’s always easier to react when someone is doing a good job.
Martin Freeman
Law is downstream from culture. By the time you make a law about something, you’re reacting, not acting. I’d rather shape the culture.
Rick Warren
One can’t understand the Christian Right and similar movements unless one sees them as reactive – they’re reacting to what they call secular humanism.
Peter L. Berger
When I’m watching Tom Servo, I don’t feel like I’m in my own body; I’m just reacting and saying what the character in front of me would say.
Baron Vaughn
Can you, in a million years, imagine another female senator – Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Claire McCaskill – reacting to being called ‘ma’am’ like Barbara Boxer did? This is the kind of sanctimonious self-absorption on the modern left that makes my teeth itch.
Mark Davis
Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.
Thomas Merton
I learned something through the experiences in my life, and that is that you never judge how someone may be reacting to a situation because you don’t know what they may be going through. It’s important that you treat people well, and I try to make people feel good about themselves always.
Kimberly Schlapman
Improv as an actor makes you present in the moment. You listen, you’re attentive. You’re not acting so much as reacting, which is what you’re doing in life all the time.
Nathan Fillion
I’m not slick. I’m not polished. I think my strength is in reacting.
Billy Bush
In the bathroom, having taken my make-up off and opened my eyes, I always think there’s a ghost behind me. It feels like there’s a weird presence. Maybe it’s my brain reacting to me without make-up.
I avoid continuously writing or tweeting about ISIS, as it centres them in the narrative and we end up reacting to them and reacting to the agenda they set.
Mona Eltahawy
When you are reacting to a good actor, your reactions become better. You get to know what to tone down and how to make yourself believe in those characters.
Abhishek Banerjee
There’s nothing like doing in-game stuff that you can’t get from drills. You’re guarding somebody, you’re reacting, you’re getting a rebound and trying to go straight back up with it.
Gordon Hayward
The best way to test whether you are saying the truth or not – if you say something and people don’t react then it’s not the real truth. But if people start reacting then what you are saying has got an element of truth.
Vivek Agnihotri
In ‘The Smurfs,’ I was actually a live action character. So, I was a real person in that movie. But I was working with animated characters, which is very strange because they’re off recording their work, and we’re kind of reacting to nothing when we’re doing the film.
Jayma Mays
I’m making movies about people as flawed as myself and the viewers. So if you just have a reptilian brain and live your life simply by reacting to things, my movies aren’t going to work for you.
Bobcat Goldthwait
Guitar players in the nineties seem to be reacting against the technique oriented eighties.
Kirk Hammett
The defense can be affected by certain guys not being comfortable in the offense, and then not just playing and reacting on the other end.
Mike D’Antoni
I’m more into myself with my family, and my personal life is usually handled inside, it’s not usually public, with opinions, comments, family members involved – them reacting to everything.
My role as Chitra is synonymous to my character in real life. If Chitra is crying or shouting or reacting in a certain way then Sudha would have reacted in the same manner.
Sudha Chandran
For a child actor, it’s a matter of listening, reacting, and being able to put yourself in a new place without being scared.
Jena Malone
Reacting to every slight or letdown is neither realistic nor fair; it sends the message that we expect the other person to be flawless in relationship. But no one is perfect, and no one relationship can ever meet all our needs.
Rachel Simmons
Feeling and reacting has more impact than just trying to emote what your character’s saying.
Shaheer Sheikh
I’ve been going to Europe for some time on the festival circuit, and once you get in that element and see others reacting to it, it’s easier to understand. You get trapped in the wave. The beats are driving and super-aggressive – like, so hard. I was curious.
Pusha T
I was trying to write new music, but there was nothing I was reacting against. It turned out ‘Worlds’ itself became something for me to to resist.
Porter Robinson
Some actors get by with behaving, not acting. You’ve got to sell the effect. I act more in the ‘Nightmare’ movies because it’s not like me. I’m acting, not reacting.
Robert Englund
There’s an urgent need to stop reacting to each immediate vexing issue in isolation. Such response often creates unanticipated second-order effects and even more problems for us.
Jim Mattis
Long-term goals are dangerous. They limit you. They hinder you from reacting to new conditions.
Ben Casnocha
When Arab apologists wring their hands over an Israeli military incursion, they never mention what the Israelis are reacting to, or else diminish and distort it.
Jack Schwartz
I’m more alarmed by people reacting violently to the violence in my films than I am by the violence in films.
George A. Romero
If we slide into a pattern of just thinking about today, we’ll end up reacting to yesterday instead of shaping something more constructive in the world.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Acting is nothing but reacting, so if your co-stars react in a particular way, it does affect your acting as well.
Paresh Rawal
I think the concept of minute restrictions is kind of complicated. I don’t think there should ever be minute restrictions. I think it should always be about how my body feels and how it’s reacting.
Joel Embiid
I do not keep a track of numbers as such, but I am definitely aware of how a film of mine is doing when it is playing in theatres. More than the numbers, it is important to know how the audience is reacting to the film.
Aparshakti Khurana
Acting to me is always reacting.
Spencer Tracy
Obama, like Carter, is reacting to warning signs by seeking to split the difference between dispirited Democrats and increasingly radicalized Republicans.
Eric Alterman
That’s what acting is. You’re not alone. It’s reacting. That’s what we do.
Melissa Leo
I usually don’t find myself reacting to my characters. I just create them … And let the audience decide whether they’re empathetic or scared or compelled to cheer me on.
Doug Hutchison
Kavya’s character is real, she is a strong and independent woman. In situations, every time you see Kavya reacting in a way that is completely different from what the audience expects. That’s because she is a very positive soul.
Madalsa Sharma
To be smart on crime, we should not be in a position of constantly reacting to crime after it happens. We should be looking at preventing crime before it happens.
Kamala Harris
When a big play occurs for our team, I’m concentrating on how the defense is reacting to it. Most of the time, I don’t see the great catch or the long run. What I’m looking at is how the other team defended it.
Tom Landry
If the fans are making a noise and reacting, then you’re doing a good job.
Teenagers are like atoms when they’re moving at hundreds of miles an hour and bouncing off each other. Everybody’s got such a crazy hormonal drive and reacting to each other differently and getting upset over little things. High school puts all these potential explosions in one place.
Anton Yelchin
Only one time have I had Twitter open when I was doing a game, and after that I took it off my phone. I said, ‘This is so counterproductive. I’m actually reacting to people reacting to what I’m saying, and it can’t work that way.’
Joe Buck
A lot of my work is a matter of reacting to surprises in life.
Alexander Wang
I think you’re a better comedian when you’re in the moment and you’re kind of reacting to what’s happening like a real person instead of doing rote memorization.
Scott Aukerman
The best thing about football for me is the reacting. It’s a lot of instincts. But training, for me, it’s more for the meditating. And I spend more time training than actually playing football. So I get into that zone during training more than anything.
Troy Polamalu
Acting is all about reacting. When you look into the eyes of your co-star and there is truth in his eyes, giving a reaction becomes so much easier.
Shabana Azmi
Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
This simple idea served to provide information on the geometrical shape of reacting molecules, and I was able to make the role of the frontier orbitals in chemical reactions more distinct through visualization, by drawing their diagrams.
Kenichi Fukui
Game management is accomplished by staying constantly alert and then reading and reacting to potential problem situations before they materialize. It all boils down to paying attention to details.
Jim Evans
Acting is reacting. You can’t react if you’re not paying attention, if you’re not listening.
Reid Scott
Maybe at some level, even at an early age, without ever being aware of it, I was reacting to something. To people judging me based on how I looked instead of what I could do.
Christian McCaffrey
If I get my teammates going early, then my shots usually open up. Come off pick and roll and make the pocket pass on the first one. Then it’s like OK, does the defender step up now? Then next time I may have the layup. So, just playing the game like that. Reading and reacting and not thinking too much.
Collin Sexton
The fundamental point in fabricating a chain reacting machine is of course to see to it that each fission produces a certain number of neutrons and some of these neutrons will again produce fission.
Enrico Fermi
F.D.R. achieved greatness not by means of imposing his temperament and intellect on the world but by reacting to what the world threw at him.
Maureen Dowd
I like to rehearse with the actors scenes that are not in the script and will not be in the film because what we’re really doing is trying to establish their character, and good acting to me is about reacting.
Jim Jarmusch
Leaders thrive when they feel creatively empowered, when they trust the people around them, when their confidence is swelling. Leaders make mistakes when they lose that same confidence, when they’re fretting about their power base, when they’re reacting instead of acting.
Bill Simmons
Working with good actors is a pleasure as acting is all about reacting.
Supriya Pathak
I understand when people think dressage is boring. But while your standard horse is like driving a Fiesta, our horses are like driving Formula One cars. I can’t breathe without the horse reacting. You are training another being to become really responsive and athletic and powerful.
Lee Pearson