Character Quotes And Sayings

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The only way I can be there and really get into the character is if I'm her.
~By Lacey Chabert ~


Our empirical criterion for a series of theories is that it should produce new facts. The idea of growth and the concept of empirical character are soldered into one.
~By Imre Lakatos ~


Eyes lie if you ever look into them for the character of the person.
~By Stevie Wonder ~


True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
~By Albert Einstein ~


Our first scene is sort of a reunion between the X-Men characters, which establishes everyone's relationship to one another, sort of like a recap for all those who have forgotten since the last movie.
~By Shawn Ashmore ~


I like the idea of bringing cartoon characters to life... and although the Americans have already attempted this, their culture is not sufficiently humane to make it work.
~By Gerard Depardieu ~


Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


In every character I play, I try to imbibe something. Every film is a learning process for me.
~By Ajay Naidu ~


I don't think my spirituality has affected my character. I feel like my character is much more cynical about his beliefs, and I think I have to kind of drop what I believe in order to play him.
~By Jason Ritter ~


Texas was defined by its larger-than-life characters, particularly politicians.
~By Jessica Savitch ~


My only requirement for that first story was that there had to be a fight or an explosion on every page. Naturally, no one wanted to publish it, but I liked the character, did a few stories to keep my hand in.
~By Phil Foglio ~


My stories are character driven.
~By Terry McMillan ~


And I'd like to believe that's true, you know, kind of showing gay people in this kind of light and - where it's not about that, it's just about the characters for the first time, like those shows were.
~By Sean Hayes ~


In the animal world, on the other hand, the process of evolution is characterised by the progressive discrimination of the animal and vegetative functions, and a consequent differentiation of these two great provinces into their separate departments.
~By Wilhelm Wundt ~


Scouting ought to be about building character, not about sex. Period. Precious few parents enroll their boys in the Scouts to get a crash course in sexual orientation.
~By Rick Perry ~


One thing that's great about being a character actor is that a movie doesn't rest on your shoulders. If it bombs, it won't hurt my career.
~By Joe Pantoliano ~


I wanted to invent myself as a fictional character. And I did, and it has caused a great deal of confusion.
~By Jeanette Winterson ~


The city of Memphis has demonstrated that neither character nor standing avails the Negro if he dares to protect himself against the white man or become his rival.
~By Ida B. Wells ~


Yeah, it is, because it's a real discovery of your inner resources, you know. That's what my character is all about and what my playing is all about. But to get up there and just go inside and draw out something that makes you feel good first and foremost.
~By Eric Clapton ~


It's necessary to track characters all the way through an opera. If you're dealing with more than one or two characters, it's very easy to forget that the others have lives of their own that feed into the story.
~By Carlisle Floyd ~


For me it's even more interesting, because my character comes out of the shadow. It's a chance to really act emotionally, because the situation is an extreme one.
~By Ian McDiarmid ~


It is no accident that I made Cartoon Town a simple little village - in many ways it mirrored my home town. And, yes, many of my puppet characters took on some of the more eccentric characteristics of people I knew there.
~By William Jackson ~


I didn't see my character, Core, as a cannibal but as somebody who is extremely passionate and who doesn't have any conscience. She takes her passion to its complete extreme.
~By Beatrice Dalle ~


For my wrap present, Colin Farrell gave me a first edition book. I got so involved with this character and I was so sad when the movie was over that when I got home and I tried to read the book I got really emotional and I started crying.
~By Salma Hayek ~


I look at the story, I look at the idea and just try to think of it in terms of that whole body of myth and see where the characters fit in and what they ought to be doing-all those archetypes are there to play with.
~By John Boorman ~


But I used to have a bit of a gambling problem. And that would have been the answer to my prayers. It got worse when I started playing this character, too.
~By Fisher Stevens ~


Also, from a technical point of view, as you're standing in front of a microphone all day, it's quite a good idea that I should play a laid back sort of character because if he was too frenetic, I'd be exhausted by lunch!
~By Paul Darrow ~


The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


Our Nation is in great need of young men and women of character to lead in every arena of our society.
~By Michael Burgess ~


I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very few alternatives. And the film then becomes an examination of how they cope with very few options. And that's, I guess, what interests me in terms of human behavior.
~By William Friedkin ~


Changes have taken place since year one. When Caruso left, that was a big change. We've been able to adapt nicely. It's given us new opportunities for different characters and story lines.
~By Dennis Franz ~


Those offers come in now and again. They're not knocking down my door. I'm only an old character actor, and I'm not needed.
~By Carroll O'Connor ~


I'm a performer. I push the envelope, I work in a very uncontrolled manner onstage. I do a lot of free association, it's spontaneous, I go into character.
~By Michael Richards ~


My characters surprise me constantly. My characters are like my friends - I can give them advice, but they don't have to take it. If your characters are real, then they surprise you, just like real people.
~By Laurell K. Hamilton ~


In a lot of films, they're showing more complete, developed characters of diverse ethnic backgrounds. The larger concern is to be able to tastefully explore the stereotypes, and still move past them to see the core of people.
~By Forest Whitaker ~


Also, it's risky to try to duplicate earlier success. Magician had a certain charm to it, mostly due to my choice of lead characters, that I would be hard put to duplicate.
~By Raymond E. Feist ~


I always try to find something I admire about every character I play.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


I play a recurring role for a character named Doctor Imo. I assist the villain and show up from time to time.
~By Keir Dullea ~


It's a tough case and the first time Reacher needs to recruit somebody to help him out. He uses a woman he knew in the army she's a fascinating character.
~By Lee Child ~


We started getting the script to different people and we were in the business of trying to fund it so we could get it off and running, and all the characters and sets designed and everything.
~By Don Bluth ~


Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


I hope that doing truthful portrayals of people in a variety of circumstances gives people a kind of subterranean link to those characters.
~By Mira Sorvino ~


Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It's not hard. Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking.
~By J. C. Watts ~


I remember that it was never that difficult for me to get a director to look up and pay attention to me. Mind you, I don't know if that's necessarily charm. But I've played roles where my character has to be charming and I've found it quite easy to do. I think some of it is in my bones, but some of it is more deliberate.
~By James McAvoy ~


I think the book struck me in a few ways that I thought very interesting to pick it as my first martial arts film. It has a very strong female character and it was very abundant in classic Chinese textures.
~By Ang Lee ~


You can't have virtue without sin. What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined by how they operate in a very sinful environment. That's how you test people.
~By Frank Miller ~


We pledge to fight the dark forces high in the counsels of the Republican Party which have made political capital out of the techniques of character assassination by innuendo.
~By Emanuel Celler ~


I hope that I can get people to read it without having to change it. Especially now that the strip has more different kinds of characters. It's really not all lesbians any more.
~By Alison Bechdel ~


I designed all the characters, anyway, and Frank Doyle was doing all the writing. I didn't have any more input on what direction they were going to go with Josie.
~By Dan DeCarlo ~


The writer of stories or of novels settles on men and imitates them; he exhausts the possibilities of his characters.
~By Salvatore Quasimodo ~


I think people enjoy a series. When you like a story, many readers want more of the same, which is dandy, if the author and the characters have more to say.
~By Sarah Zettel ~


Every year, I have to spend another hour working out. Pretty soon I'll be spending eight hours working out just to fit in the costume. I have the feeling that the minute I stop doing the character, boom, Roseanne Barr.
~By Cassandra Peterson ~


I think it kind of took being a character actor to kind of now enter into leading ladies.
~By Patricia Clarkson ~


I think I would much rather push the boundaries of the degradation that the characters face.
~By Dave Rowntree ~


It was kind of scary because working with Woody Allen becomes sort of a big deal in your mind. He directs in that Woody Allen character some of the time - he has these idiosyncrasies that are really charming and funny.
~By Radha Mitchell ~


To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
~By Mary Richards ~


One of the things I really like about Ford's films is how there is always a focus on the way characters live, and not just the male heroes.
~By Ken Burns ~


Mitch and I have known each other for such a long time, and we're both so pleased to be given this opportunity at this point in our lives to play characters that we've never really had a chance to play before. It's a great gift. Plus we're wise enough to appreciate it.
~By Susan Sullivan ~


When I'm writing the book I'm laughing at just how overblown the characters seemed. How full of himself he seems. But I didn't get far enough in the series to really drive the joke of it home.
~By Jhonen Vasquez ~


The same characters that keep reappearing, bigger than life, find their own integrity in doing what they do the way they do it, even if it causes their own deaths.
~By Robert Aldrich ~


Of all the stars whom I worked with, I think Steve knew better what worked for him on the screen than any other. He had such a sense of what he could register, and that helped a lot in terms of shaping the character and the script.
~By Robert Wise ~


The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.
~By Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin ~


In terms of jumping into a character's skin, I try to immerse myself in the role as much as possible to bring me closer to them. All I do is what's required to achieve what I want to achieve.
~By Dougray Scott ~


In horror, character development is often pushed aside in favor of the shock value. The best genre movies to me are movies like The Shining. You had a connection to the characters in that film.
~By Joshua Leonard ~


Character is better than ancestry, and personal conduct is of more importance than the highest.
~By Thomas John Barnardo ~


Movies are open doors, and at every door, I change character and life.
~By Juliette Binoche ~


The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.
~By Bo Bennett ~


This was more of a cartoonish thing for me and it kind of took me back to SCTV, in a way, where the characters are just a little broader and you can have that kind of fun going a little over the edge.
~By Eugene Levy ~


A clown's makeup and character, that's all he has to sell. He loves and believes in that character.
~By Emmett Kelly ~


High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
~By Tryon Edwards ~


The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person.
~By Charles Babbage ~


I was a little bit wary of playing Nicholas. In the script, which I think is true of the novel and the film, he's the only character not singing and dancing in a musical style. Playing someone who is the personification of good is a little difficult.
~By Charlie Hunnam ~


An occupying power has no right to make significant alterations in the character of the occupied society, to change the laws all around, without a strong security reason and so forth.
~By Juan Cole ~


The closer you stay to emotional authenticity and people, character authenticity, the less you can go wrong. That's how I feel now, no matter what you're doing.
~By David O. Russell ~


The hardest thing about movie acting is that if you're playing a character who changes within the movie, you've got to do that, but you've got to do it out of sequence, because we never have gotten to shoot in sequence, and that's really, really tough.
~By John Sayles ~


The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
~By William James ~


Yes, the first job I had at the studio was Snow White. I don't like the term particularly, but I got stuck with the human characters. They just didn't have that many people who could draw humans.
~By Marc Davis ~


I'm a character actor, and I made a choice when I was young, after 'Mystic Pizza', not to go for the mainstream stuff, and to do a more eclectic kind of route.
~By Vincent D'Onofrio ~


Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
~By Aristophanes ~


I don't understand labels. I don't need anybody to tell me I'm Latina or black or anything else. I've played characters that were written for Caucasian females, I just want to be given the same consideration as everybody else, and so far that has been happening.
~By Zoe Saldana ~


Actors have an unusual perspective on clothing. You've really got to know the impact of what you're wearing on the character you're playing.
~By Kyle MacLachlan ~


I think there are more female characters in videogames now but I also think that's because videogames in general are more diverse now.
~By Tara Strong ~


I'm just a pack mule. I've played leads and I've played character roles. Any actress in Hollywood will tell you as your age climbs, the leads thin.
~By Marcia Gay Harden ~


We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate.
~By Henri Bergson ~


A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name.
~By Evan Esar ~


The narrative constructs the identity of the character, what can be called his or her narrative identity, in constructing that of the story told. It is the identity of the story that makes the identity of the character.
~By Paul Ricoeur ~


They really stay just characters to me. I look at them, and I don't see always the same person up there. And hopefully, people will see that too. Because it's very easy to bore people, and that's a killer. So hopefully that won't happen.
~By Charlize Theron ~


Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.
~By William Moulton Marston ~


So, it's cool that, yes, Hal Jordan is a superhero, but my character is a real-world hero in her own life.
~By Blake Lively ~


There starts to be an overlap between you and the character.
~By Stephen Collins ~


I didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do.
~By Meryl Streep ~


If I am not confident that I can portray the character perfectly on screen, I won't even try.
~By Meryl Streep ~


The Reformation did not directly touch the question of the true character of God's church.
~By John Nelson Darby ~


I just let the character speak to me and things appear.
~By Shirley Knight ~


What I remember myself from films, and what I love about films, is specific scenes and characters.
~By Harmony Korine ~


I succeeded on sort of chutzpah and charm. No technique at all, didn't know what I was doing, but it worked and the character suited me.
~By Jeremy Irons ~


Men are limited by the knowledge of their minds, the worth of their characters and the principles upon which they are building their lives.
~By Edwin Louis Cole ~


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.
~By Gabriel Byrne ~


Writing is truly a creative art - putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot.
~By William Shatner ~


Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.
~By Johann Kaspar Lavater ~

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August 5 ,2021
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