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