What is act?

Famous quotes containing the word act:

    You are as still as a yardstick. You have a doll’s kiss.
    The brain whirls in a fit. The brain is not evident.
    I have gone to that same place without a germ or a stroke.
    A little solo act that lady with the brain that broke.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    ‘Tis much he dares,
    And to that dauntless temper of his mind,
    He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valor
    To act in safety.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    It is not book-learning young men need, nor instruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their energies: do the thing—”Carry a message to Garcia!”
    Elbert Hubbard (1856–1915)