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The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.
What I had to prove was that I had a dedication and a desire and a passion to do the work and everything else would fall in place because I have a vision that I want to portray and it did and I do it. I don't sell anything.
Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can't portray when you're acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel. When you hear a song and you're acting it's incredible. But when you're singing a song and you're acting it's even more incredible.
In a sense I portray myself in a very androgynous way, and I love androgyny.
Every artist picks what they want to put out there, what image they want to portray, and what they want people to know about where they're from.
I confess I sometimes sneak a peek at 'The Big Bang Theory.' I chuckle at their antics. But I cringe when they portray physicists as clueless nerds who are doormats when it comes to picking up women.
'Swan Lake' is the most difficult thing to portray for a female ballet dancer; it really requires such specific qualities of articulation, agility, strength, and the arm work is something that takes a lot of training.
The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.
D. H. Lawrence
The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail.
John Wesley Powell
As an actor, what you dream of is being able to portray people that people empathize with and understand and really feel for.
When I portray Stabler, I have to shave every day and cut my hair every week! And then, I really like to change my looks for films like 'Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle' where I have the pleasure of playing the ugliest man in the world.
The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.
Interestingly, the actress who, in her own persona, may be gentle, shy, and socially awkward, someone whose hand trembles when pouring a cup of tea for a visiting friend, can convincingly portray an elegant, cruel aristocrat tossing off malicious epigrams in an eighteenth-century chocolate house.
I loved Veronica right off the bat. She was so strong and I think it is so important because there are so few shows that portray women, especially young women, as being strong and being able to stand up for themselves.
The target of preventive war must have several characteristics. It must be virtually defenceless; it must be important enough to be worth the trouble; it must be possible to portray it as the ultimate evil and an imminent threat to our survival.
Some Western biographies are apologist, and do not portray the negative side at all.
Light and funny has a more compelling quality when you're younger. But I haven't abandoned the genre: I love falling down; I love Lucille Ball. It's just that a lot of those stories revolve around problems that I can't convincingly portray at this age.
I never got into 'Star Wars.' Maybe because they made no attempt to portray real physics. At all.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it says they're looting, if you see a white family it says they're looking for food.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
Not to oversimplify it, somebody once said a good rule of thumb in interpreting a character is to find the good in the bad people that you portray and the bad in the good.
I don't have an image that I'm trying to, like, portray. I'm just being me.
LL Cool J
If I am not confident that I can portray the character perfectly on screen, I won't even try.
Christians have always been fodder for comedians who have tended to portray them as anoraks - slightly clammy, beatifically smiley dullards with barely a personality between them.
The tricky thing becomes: Do you know yourself well enough to then portray that on screen? And for me, I find that really hard. I'd rather hide behind accents and funny walks.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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