Top 100 Reacting Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Reacting Quotes from famous people such as Amyra Dastur, Lukas Forchhammer, Mariel Hemingway, Thomas Merton, Julia Stiles, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Acting is about reacting, and it's not easy to do that

Acting is about reacting, and it’s not easy to do that when you don’t have a good co-star.
Amyra Dastur
‘7 Years’ seems to have attracted a lot of age groups – people seem to see their own lives in the song, and it’s great to see so many people reacting in that way to it.
Lukas Forchhammer
When child actors act well they’re just reacting to situations, and they’re acting very real because their life experience is so short; there’s no history to fall back on.
Mariel Hemingway
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 am a big fan of horror movies but I had never thought that I had wanted to act in one because I don’t think that actors get to do much in them. They’re usually just reacting.
Julia Stiles
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
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
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
When you’re playing a fictional character reacting to the real world, it’s incredibly difficult and confusing and kind of messes with your values a bit.
Ed Helms
People have realised that for want of anything substantial, the Congress is using Rafale to question the government. But people are not responding or reacting positively to them. They’ve had enough of this muck-raking.
Nirmala Sitharaman
Very often, human beings are living like on autopilot, reacting automatically with what happens. What interests me about the life of an explorer is you are in the unknown; you are out of your habits.
Bertrand Piccard
Particularly with live TV, I have a really good time reacting in the moment to things that are going on around me. I try to think of the viewers’ perspective too.
Tom Bergeron
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
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.
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
They’re reacting and that’s wonderful. It’s better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react – do whatever’s in your power to move the audience, and if that’s where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it.
Alice Cooper
One gets wrapped up in reacting to one’s own reputation, which can be a kind of trap.
Rirkrit Tiravanija
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
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
If the actors aren’t reacting the way people would react, that’s where you step into disbelief.
Misha Green
I’m more interested in knowing my cues than my lines. If you know what your cues are, then you know what your reaction is going to be to them. Acting is about reacting, and if I can kind of purely react, that’s easier for me.
Stephen Root
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
I spent four months in Prague in these blue rooms reacting to nothing and you basically place your faith in the hands of the director and the special effects co-coordinator and you keep your fingers crossed and hope that the creatures look really scary.
Edward Burns
We’re always telling stories, we’re supposed to be reacting, a man and woman on the ice, it’s romantic.
Scott Moir
My own perception of Malcolm was one of something that bordered on fascination because I was looking at him and reacting to him as a subject.
Alex Haley
The adrenaline is like nothing else. You might be tired or whatever else, but when you get on that stage and see people reacting there’s nothing like it. It’s a bit god-like – that feeling that nothing can feel better.
Jonas Blue
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
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
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
I think it’s critical in any character you play that it really is about reacting instead of acting. You can always tell when a person is acting.
Malin Akerman
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 love the immediacy of an audience being there and rea

I love the immediacy of an audience being there and reacting. I’m spoiled, having grown up in theater.
Barrett Foa
Long-term goals are dangerous. They limit you. They hinder you from reacting to new conditions.
Ben Casnocha
Obama, like Carter, is reacting to warning signs by seeking to split the difference between dispirited Democrats and increasingly radicalized Republicans.
Eric Alterman
As athletes, we’re used to reacting quickly. Here, it’s ‘come, stop, come, stop.’ There’s a lot of downtime. That’s the toughest part of the day.
Michael Jordan
First I would probably place men at the bottom of the food chain. On a grander scale, I would say they’re reacting to change. Feminism has got to be part of that.
Neil LaBute
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
One of the things that women really excel at is reading and reacting to subtle cues. We’ve always had to do that because men don’t have to.
Maria Konnikova
You mostly defend with your head, always reacting to the movement of opponents and teammates. I had to become more aware of that, play with much more consideration, the way you drive a car: you always need to look left, right, and the rear mirror to see what’s going on around you.
Jerome Boateng
If we’re in a scene together, I want to give you something that allows your performance to be truthful. In football, if you’re opposite me, I want to destroy you, take your head off. I’m still reading body language, still reacting, still trusting my instincts – same as football – but it’s different now.
Nnamdi Asomugha
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
I’m not slick. I’m not polished. I think my strength is in reacting.
Billy Bush
To face deflation, you have to have people accepting it and not reacting to it.
Carlos Ghosn
The only thing that I’ve really noticed in my own experience is just people kind of saying that a woman, when they react to something exciting, ‘Oh, that’s a masculine way of reacting.’ And to me, that’s absurd. It’s like, that’s how humans – they get excited, and you yell, and you jump, and you flex. That’s what you do.
Sue Bird
And I think before I was so focused on speed or I was so focused on trying to hit this great putt that I just wasn’t reacting to what I was doing. I react when I hit an iron shot, why can’t I do that when I’m over the putter?
Collin Morikawa
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 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
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
The great difference between screen acting and theatre acting is that screen acting is about reacting – 75% of the time, great screen actors are great reactors.
Nicolas Roeg
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
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
In high school, I started studying movies and not reacting to them emotionally.
Mike Flanagan
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
I prefer the smaller acting than big histrionics. It’s about reacting and looks, which is often underestimated.
Viggo Mortensen
The enemy resembles us. Therefore, he needs to be approached not as an assembly of ‘targets’ to be destroyed one by one; but as a living, intelligent entity capable of acting and reacting.
Martin Van Creveld
I’m always an advocate of ‘acting is reacting,’ which can be difficult.
Maxine Peake
Damian Lewis is a consummate professional. He is kind. He’s compassionate. He’s able to engage in real conversation when we’re not rolling, and then, the minute we’re rolling, he’s totally present and reacting truthfully in the moment and listening.
Asia Kate Dillon
When you are doing a long scene, you have dialogue and interaction to narrate the character. But making sense out of facial expression and reacting is difficult. Having said that, I think such challenges are good for learning.
Fatima Sana Shaikh
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
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
I’ve heard though that there is a younger generation of tonal French composers who are reacting with vigour.
Gavin Bryars
The way in which you accomplish your goals and help your customers needs to be very flexible depending upon how those customers are reacting in real time.
Caroline Ghosn
When you're always onstage, you really have to focus on

When you’re always onstage, you really have to focus on listening and reacting.
Jonathan Groff
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
All my books are accidental books – they come from reacting to things and thinking about things and engaging in a real way. They are not about, ‘Oh, did it get a good review in the Guardian?’ I don’t care.
Arundhati Roy
We’ve created an unnatural form of running. It’s not just the shoes, but we run on artificial surfaces – straight ahead, hard and steady – instead of speeding up and slowing down, reacting to the terrain with changes of pace and rhythm.
Christopher McDougall
Greg never knows anything I’m going to say before the show, so when he’s reacting to me it’s completely off the cuff and we obviously never know what the contestants are going to say at any point.
Alex Horne
Science has improved public health, taken us to the moon, and allowed us to understand the origins of our universe. It also has given us the tools to solve problems now instead of reacting to them after it is too late.
Bill Foster
Guitar players in the nineties seem to be reacting against the technique oriented eighties.
Kirk Hammett
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
I’ve tried to choose roles where women are not just reacting or waiting for something to happen.
Ana de Armas
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
The American Negro never can be blamed for his racial animosities – he is only reacting to 400 years of the conscious racism of the American whites.
Malcolm X
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
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’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.
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
Working with good actors is a pleasure as acting is all about reacting.
Supriya Pathak
I respond to creativity well when I’m outside and reacting to experiences, not inside a studio.
Acting is about communicating, reacting, and sharing – and friendship is about all of those things, too.
Diego Luna
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
The key to acting is less acting and just reacting.
Ken Marino
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
Reacting is so important to the craft of acting.
John Knoll
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
People with anxiety tend to be hyper-reactive. We are like jack rabbits, off and running to the races, reacting to some event, even while the event is still happening.
Elizabeth Vargas
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
I am in a closed state where I’m just reacting and moving based on my instincts, knowledge, technique and years of experience.
Matt Sydal
Consciousness, much like our feelings, is based on a representation of the body and how it changes when reacting to certain stimuli. Self-image would be unthinkable without this representation.
Antonio Damasio
When you feel an audience engaged and surprised and enthusiastic, reacting to what you’ve planned, that is the reward. It’s better than the Emmys.
George Stevens, Jr.
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
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
A big side of football is reacting to what happens.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
I like to show ordinary people reacting to extraordinar

I like to show ordinary people reacting to extraordinary circumstances. It’s an opportunity for adventure, and I like women to have adventures. There’s been far too little of it with women.
Susan Isaacs
Most of us don’t spend any time knowing ourselves. We just keep reacting.
Our fans are made up of different groups of people: people who enjoy this Japanese idol scene, versus metal fans. The crowd is disorganised because everyone is reacting to the band in a different way.
Suzuka Nakamoto
You have more creative freedom with writing, in certain ways, because you can create everything that happens. But, as an actor you also have creative freedom because you don’t so much focus on what has to move the story along, and only on how your character is reacting to situations.
John Francis Daley
I was an unusually big kid for my age and did not know how to express myself after being targeted as the odd one out. I thus landed myself in trouble for reacting aggressively. But with time, I succeeded as an athlete and people started respecting me.
Mark Henry
Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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