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I was very limited in what I could do with flying saucers, because they're just a metal disc. I had to try and put character in as if they were intelligently guided.
~By Ray Harryhausen ~


The moment comes when a character does or says something you hadn't thought about. At that moment he's alive and you leave it to him.
~By Graham Greene ~


He's meant to be that classic Homer, Ulysses, Hercules - a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind. He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that is falling into darkness - the temptations of life.
~By Robert Redford ~


It took me a long time to film the plastic bag, and then I had to get the cut of the scene right. But if you find it as beautiful as the character does, then suddenly it becomes a different movie, and so did he as a character.
~By Sam Mendes ~


Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


The head writer loves that my character is a boor.
~By Rob Corddry ~


People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


I've played almost every lead character from Henry VI to Othello. I'm dying to tackle Richard III sometime.
~By Ted Lange ~


Other people, including me, have written books with main characters who were old and rich. Or old and brilliant. Old sages, old wizards, old rich people.
~By Elizabeth Moon ~


Although there was a screenplay, the actors never knew what questions I was going to ask them, and all of my character's voice-over narration and scenes were added after the fact.
~By Griffin Dunne ~


I want every character be an outsider in some way.
~By Josh Schwartz ~


If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


Sometimes when you play a character, you can feel it in your body. And I felt like I had characteristics of my dog: the way Webster moves, the way he holds his head. I kind of adapted it into this part unconsciously.
~By Calista Flockhart ~


A discrete series is a series of terms each of which is empirically derived, each one of which is empirically true. And this is the reason for the fragmentary character of those poems.
~By George Oppen ~


It is definitely a challenge to play Nathan, but the more different he is from myself, the more interesting the character becomes for me.
~By James Lafferty ~


I want people to like me. They don't have to always like my characters, you understand.
~By Kathleen Turner ~


I cannot think of any character below the flatterer, except he who envies him.
~By Richard Steele ~


When two characters or two actresses are together for a while there is bound to be chemistry developing.
~By Joan Van Ark ~


A lot of people think I'm that guy in 'Betsy's Wedding', but I'm not. What it is for me is that, on some level, I connect with the character emotionally.
~By Anthony LaPaglia ~


Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor.
~By Marge Kennedy ~


I probably read 100 times more than I write, but that way when I move my characters through it, I know.
~By Jean M. Auel ~


The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life.
~By Anna Letitia Barbauld ~


I would assume most people hate my character. But I'm hoping that I'm the character you love to hate.
~By Charlotte Ross ~


You play your character and it isn't right to step out of it. You have to stay in that character.
~By Robert Goulet ~


Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


The characters are that vague TV high school age, but they'll be in high school as long as we need them to be.
~By Josh Schwartz ~


I'm called away by particular business - but I leave my character behind me.
~By Richard Brinsley Sheridan ~


I realized that I wanted to play characters and do traditional theatre. I wanted to make believe again. I like putting on a costume and pretending to be someone else for a few hours, and I have a great respect for playwrights.
~By Lusia Strus ~


It's hard to leave behind scenes and characters I am in love with.
~By John Harrison ~


A lot of my work has to do with not allowing my characters to have an ego in a way that the stomach doesn't have an ego when it's wanting to throw up. It just does it.
~By Matthew Barney ~


We all have the right of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. We all don't have to agree with one another on our opinions. Everyone in my circle, that I run around with, we all feel the same about God, country, integrity and character.
~By Luke Scott ~


I like to write first-person because I like to become the character I'm writing.
~By Wally Lamb ~


People are always defining and re-defining music. My style of playing has been characterized as smooth jazz and acid jazz. I listen as I play; I'm not caught up in defining the type of music I play.
~By Roy Ayers ~


Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
~By Horace Greeley ~


I always think of the character as being me. But me wearing a 'coat', which may be a different way of speaking, moving or regarding other people. To me, acting is pretending, just like kids playing, only you pretend as if it were really, really real.
~By Fred Melamed ~


I think sometimes I'm more fond of doing the research for the character because you learn so much. Sometimes shooting is really difficult because you wake up early and you're always hurrying. And sometimes I don't know what I'm doing. I'm here and there.
~By Bai Ling ~


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 ~


If I stunk for some reason, you can always blame it on the character.
~By Danny Aiello ~


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 ~


When the characters are really alive before their author, the latter does nothing but follow them in their action, in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.
~By Luigi Pirandello ~


When we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue, but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of human life is no longer a code, but a character.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


You can't just trust to luck; you have to really listen to what that character is telling you.
~By Estelle Parsons ~


You can construct the character of a man and his age not only from what he does and says, but from what he fails to say and do.
~By Norman Douglas ~


I think being mean to people in high school is healthy. It's sort of like you're in this situation with all these other kids and sometimes you need to get your aggression out. And if you'd had people be mean to you before, it really does build character.
~By Lizzy Caplan ~


I like fearless characters, people just not afraid to do anything it takes to make people laugh.
~By Dane Cook ~


I just have my own taste, and I just try and stick with that. I'm just trying to play as many characters as I can for as long as I have an opportunity to.
~By Ryan Gosling ~


All the great writers root their characters in true human behaviour.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


I don't want to say I hear voices; well, actually I do hear voices, but I don't think it's supernatural. I think it's just that when characters are given enough texture and backbone, then lo and behold, they stand on their own.
~By Anne Tyler ~


Interestingly that some of the characters did not turn out the way Jim and Allen had envisioned them.
~By Mary Tyler Moore ~


George Liquor is really the richest character I have. I'm amazed there aren't 365 episodes about him on TV already.
~By John Kricfalusi ~


Storylines are how characters create the plots involved in their stories.
~By Chelsea Quinn Yarbro ~


I've sort of dealt with the characters' lives more; particularly the women characters.
~By Gilbert Hernandez ~


The first thing I read was of my character on the phone talking to Sydney's fiance. Though short, it was so beautifully written, and it made me laugh. I thought if I wanted to play a character, this would be it.
~By Victor Garber ~


I love rehearsing because in rehearsals there are no mistakes, nothing is wrong, some things apply or lead you to focus on the character and the things that don't apply are equally valuable because they lead you to towards what does.
~By Jim Jarmusch ~


I made a decision not to work out because I'm lazy and also, the character is not a superhero. I didn't want him to be a buff guy with Jackie Chan moves because the point is he's smarter than your average Joe.
~By Wentworth Miller ~


If you don't have enemies, you don't have character.
~By Paul Newman ~


But at the same time, the commonplace statement about them is true: every character is the hero of his own story. Each has a justification for his actions that is convincing to him. It's fun to give these people voices.
~By Thomas Perry ~


Yeah, what happened was Universal wanted one of the characters to be nice so they chose me so there was a scene where the girl was tied to the bed and I let her go.
~By Matthew McGrory ~


I mean one of the basic rules when you're acting is that you mustn't stand in judgement on a character, you mustn't say Hitler was a bad man because you can't act in that way.
~By Janet Suzman ~


At first, I didn't realize it was gonna be a character. I just thought I was gonna be doing me.
~By Larry David ~


Every part I play is just a variant of my own personality. No real character actor, of course, just me.
~By Michael Gambon ~


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 ~


More of him came from my step-dad, who is now passed away. The initial creators of the show kind of based the character on their dads and then I added my dad.
~By Kurtwood Smith ~


The character of a man is known from his conversations.
~By Menander ~


Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for another day's progress through the dazzling quicksand the marsh of blank paper.
~By John Updike ~


I'm a character actor at heart.
~By Shuler Hensley ~


If you watch the show and the characters don't look at each other while they're talking, the actors probably aren't getting along.
~By Victoria Pratt ~


I've done it with Broadcast News-where there was no finish line, there was no agenda that I had to move all the characters to this point, that I was sort of open to what happens.
~By James L. Brooks ~


My job is to help the functioning of the story, not to draw attention to myself, but to make my characters function within the story, to work for the benefit of the story, to make the whole thing work.
~By Jeffrey Jones ~


It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
~By Aeschylus ~


I think anybody would be hard pressed not to relate to at least one of the characters, because there's so many different multifaceted people populating this crazy world.
~By Michael C. Hall ~


On-screen relationships are the best because you don't have to worry about saying the wrong things. And if the guy's got a girlfriend, or I'm not attracted to him, it's even better. It's just my character kissing his character.
~By Alicia Witt ~


Harrison Ford - one of my favorite actors - has a wonderful sense of character and depth and uniqueness to him, yet he's able to just deliver the lines without putting any English on it.
~By Thomas Jane ~


Going to Nashville to meet the in-laws was the first time when I'd been in America and not been seen as some sort of eccentric character with a cute accent.
~By Nick Lowe ~


People without firmness of character love to make up a fate for themselves; that relieves them of the necessity of having their own will and of taking responsibility for themselves.
~By Ivan Turgenev ~


I hadn't even watched '24' before, and the audition was kind of far away. When I got the material, there wasn't a character yet, so it almost seemed like an assistant to Jack Bauer saying, 'Yes, sir. No, sir.'
~By Mary Lynn Rajskub ~


I would have to say News Radio is the highlight of my career. I love the character so much.
~By Stephen Root ~


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


I try to use all of my senses when describing a setting, and try to think of everything that would impact a character in any given scene.
~By Mercedes Lackey ~


This is one of his most human and most amusing and witty novels. The characters are very Indian. I decided that I wanted to do a comedy, so this was just the right one.
~By Ismail Merchant ~


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 ~


The thing you do is escape from them by immersing myself in the character you're playing.
~By Pia Zadora ~


They're all based on factual characters. Well, a good amount of them. That's why I was attracted to this genre anyways, because these characters are so large and cartoonish, they're like caricatures, I just felt that there had to be a film made about them.
~By Guy Ritchie ~


No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


I always want to know what's wrong with you, why you ain't smiling. That's just my character; I just love people and want to see people having a good time.
~By Wyclef Jean ~


That's what he was saying, the civil rights movement - judge me for my character, not how black my skin is, not how yellow my skin is, how short I am, how tall or fat or thin; It's by my character.
~By Pam Grier ~


I wish I were a character actor. Of course, if I played hockey without a mask, I could become one.
~By Michael Vartan ~


A characteristic of older folksongs, in most cases, is that we don't know their composers or authors. Older folksongs were written often with no commercial purpose in mind. They were passed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation.
~By Tom Glazer ~


Originality depends only on the character of the drawing and the vision peculiar to each artist.
~By Georges Seurat ~


How it shaped my perception is this: I have become so indelibly identified as a character in pop culture that it has forced me to go deeply within myself to get a very very rock solid sense, to myself, of who I am.
~By Thomas Wilson ~


The car is a character in the piece - I've never liked the car, I submitted to it's objectionable popularity.
~By Paul M. Glaser ~


I really do literally put myself into a character's shoes.
~By Ruth Rendell ~


When you cover politics, you realize that knowing how to talk about character matters more and more. The way we hold ideas is more important than the ideas.
~By David Brooks ~


I would rather have played a character like Opie than Little Ricky.
~By Keith Thibodeaux ~


Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.
~By Carroll O'Connor ~


In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


And the most important thing - apart from telling a good, believable story, and being a true character - is to be someone the audience will care about, even if you're playing a murderer or rapist.
~By Anna Friel ~


The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people.
~By Charles E. Trevelyan ~


No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
~By Anton Chekhov ~


I liked the way my character, Shane, was first introduced. You get introduced to her through this sexual action, and I thought that was so cool and just kind of summed up what she enjoys and who she is, to a certain extent. She's a complete sexual being and the great thing is that she doesn't apologize for it. It's just who she is. We rarely see women be able to do that on television.
~By Katherine Moennig ~

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September 29 ,2020


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