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The characters emerge from my rather twisted mind. That's another enjoyable part of the job making stuff up.
~By Jonathan Kellerman ~


I didn't want to be greedy. It's a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go the slaughterhouse.
~By Walter Annenberg ~


In violent streets and broken homes, the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but for more conscience and character.
~By Cal Thomas ~


Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.
~By Roger Babson ~


It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played.
~By Ludwig Wittgenstein ~


There were some things that I found I really enjoyed singing about; like, on the title track, there's this film-noir character of a woman who's sort of losing it in a room.
~By Diana Krall ~


Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
~By Tony Robbins ~


Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
~By Henry Clay ~


I would return to the Blackadder character if the opportunity came up. I have no qualms about that at all.
~By Rowan Atkinson ~


The costume that I wear on the show is a little snug and doesn't leave a whole lot to the imagination. I don't have a problem with it because of the way this character's been written.
~By Jeri Ryan ~


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 ~


What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?
~By Henry James ~


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 ~


The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credit... a reputation, character.
~By John D. Rockefeller ~


In my proper character, I am an officer of the United States Army.
~By Zebulon Pike ~


Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
~By Oswald Chambers ~


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


I like the idea of movies having a magic element. How many times have you seen an actor in a movie who you know only as the character? It's wonderful, isn't it?
~By Christian Bale ~


We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.
~By Walt Disney ~


There's a certain way you stand to give yourself authority, which gives you the texture for the part. I chose that my character hadn't been married, he'd worked his way up the chain of command. For a small cameo role, I gave it a lot of thought.
~By Mark Goddard ~


When I think about the world I would like to leave to my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have, it is a world that moves away from unequal, unstable, unsustainable interdependence to integrated communities - locally, nationally and globally - that share the characteristics of all successful communities.
~By William J. Clinton ~


When you watch it, you're like, Wow. I look like that. But it doesn't feel like that at all. It was about communicating with Gale Harold and getting across what I wanted to say about the character.
~By Randy Harrison ~


You know when you watch old movies, it's always the small parts you remember, the character actors who come in like a breath of fresh air.
~By Amy Sedaris ~


As we celebrate President Reagan's remarkable career and historic legacy, we also celebrate a man of strong character, deep conviction, unforgettable charm, and wonderful wit.
~By Jim Ramstad ~


All in all, Kirk's character is something I am very proud of.
~By William Shatner ~


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


Oftentimes what happens is that the writer understands one character, but they don't understand the other one, and the other one ends up not being written as well.
~By Jennifer Beals ~


I loved Old School. I thought Old School was very different than a lot of the comedies that had come out. And that character I liked. I tried to ground him very much in reality and play him very much finding things important to him that are somewhat ridiculous.
~By Vince Vaughn ~


In particular, people have trouble understanding where I stand in relation to my characters, and very often this gets reduced to me making vicious fun of them.
~By Todd Solondz ~


Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss.
~By Hal Holbrook ~


I don't know if I am cut out to playing a bad character or not - I really should give it a shot. I would like to play the voice of a baddie, but that's really just a cop-out!
~By Lindsay Lohan ~


For our vanity is such that we hold our own characters immutable, and we are slow to acknowledge that they have changed, even for the better.
~By E. M. Forster ~


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 ~


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


I would take lots of falls and you know, get shot three or four times and this sort of thing, so all that sort of stuff. And there are tussles with various characters. I like that kind of thing.
~By Marton Csokas ~


It's the misfortune of German authors that not a single one of them dares to expose his true character. Everyone thinks that he has to be better than he is.
~By Franz Grillparzer ~


If I had any balls whatsoever, I'd make nothing but Jay and Silent Bob flicks for the rest of my life. However, being a critical whore, I've gotta move on and 'grow' beyond those characters.
~By Kevin Smith ~


People who were more concerned with themselves and looking good to their readers then they were with the characters sacrificed a series for the sake of a story.
~By Len Wein ~


The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
~By Richard Hofstadter ~


Jude has a very different character. It is not the cradle of Christianity, or of the assembly on earth: it is its decay and its death here below. It does not keep its first estate.
~By John Nelson Darby ~


A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little "personal characteristics."
~By Helen Rowland ~


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 ~


When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


Football doesn't build character. It eliminates the weak ones.
~By Darrell Royal ~


The character is close to me, except that I haven't lived through those situations, so it's not completely me.
~By Charlotte Gainsbourg ~


I love to come in and play with a wig or glasses or clothes. I love using props. I'm from the Peter Sellers school of trying to prepare for the character.
~By Dan Aykroyd ~


Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
~By Billy Graham ~


But he did say that the character would be on the sidelines in movies One and Two, and move into the middle with number Three, but I didn't realize he would move in with quite such a bang.
~By Ian McDiarmid ~


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 ~


You have very accurately described the difficulty of presenting my books on film: many of my characters are alone most of the time, and when they do talk, what they say is mostly lies. That can make for a pretty confusing film.
~By Thomas Perry ~


All I try to do is as earnestly and as acutely as I can, conceive a character and try to portray this character just honestly. If the humor is within the absurdity and the awfulness of situations, then let it be seen that way.
~By Patrick Warburton ~


Well, everybody knew their character. I was the only one who didn't have a partner. I basically showed up when people got in trouble. Where I came from, I don't know. Nobody knows. But I would show up to help.
~By Bubba Smith ~


Yeah, you know, within the context of TV families, these are pretty unsavory characters.
~By Will Arnett ~


What gives it its human character is that the individual through language addresses himself in the role of the others in the group and thus becomes aware of them in his own conduct.
~By George H. Mead ~


Whoever has the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. Because a character will never die! A man will die, a writer, the instrument of creation: but what he has created will never die!
~By Luigi Pirandello ~


Yeah, I think the common denominator - and this is probably going to sound like Acting 101 - but the common denominator is belief in the character in the moment.
~By Jenna Elfman ~


We have to say now we think the character of the party has changed so far it will take something very exceptional, something really out of the ordinary line to make us be convinced there's a chance of winning back the party.
~By Shirley Williams ~


What's great about being a character actor is you know that you can survive forever. It's not about the gloss of your eyebrows.
~By Martin Short ~


An adventure game is nothing more than a good story set with engaging puzzles that fit seamlessly in with the story and the characters, and looks and sounds beautiful.
~By Roberta Williams ~


For under certain conditions the chemical atoms emit light waves of a specific length or oscillation frequency - their familiar characteristic spectra - and these can come in the form of electromagnetic waves only from accelerated electric quanta.
~By Johannes Stark ~


I want to keep doing different things. I'd like to do a more personal, dramatic movie next, I think. But as long as it's about characters and good writing and good parts for actors, that's what's important.
~By Tony Goldwyn ~


This election marks a significant moment in Haiti; it not only serves as the basis of hope along the road to democracy, but also serves as a testament to the resolve and character of the Haitian people during their long struggle for peace, reconciliation, and prosperity.
~By Kendrick Meek ~


The most important thing is to just be good at what you do. You do a good job playing the character, and people will be taken up with your character, not your clothes.
~By Victoria Pratt ~


There's immense fun to be had as long as you can sort of sneak it past DC. I have been told on occasion that I need to have more respect for these characters.
~By Garth Ennis ~


I had the sets that meant so much to this character built - right in my home, especially the kitchen, which was important both for her character and for your introduction to her when Albert comes to visit.
~By Debbie Reynolds ~


When I was in film school, it was said that all good films were characterised by some form of humour.
~By Lars von Trier ~


But in the life of every man there are influences of a far more real and penetrating character than those which come through the medium of schools or teachers.
~By Frederic William Farrar ~


What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
~By Aristotle ~


In general, I enjoy athletes who have a strong character who let their abilities speak for themselves.
~By Eric Heiden ~


Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
~By John Lubbock ~


The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic characters I was playing, but it was a success.
~By Bela Lugosi ~


One of the characteristics I cherish in my friends is their childlike gullibility, and several excited minutes were spent trying to actually find this book.
~By Phil Foglio ~


And I always had this idea for making a movie about a femme fatale, because I like these characters. They're a lot of fun, they're sexy, they're manipulative, they're dangerous.
~By Brian De Palma ~


I'm happy being myself, which I've never been before. I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn't have those things in mine.
~By Angelina Jolie ~


The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.
~By Henry Fielding ~


The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character.
~By Alfred Jarry ~


Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.
~By Ovid ~


It was the most pleasurable thing I've ever done, playing this character, and I just remember feeling so at home and so - I don't know, I was just happy - and it just wasn't ever work! It was like a sandbox for me, and I would crack myself up rehearsing.
~By Jenna Elfman ~


The moment seemed right to me for a full and, if possible, authoritative portrait of the life and character of the Prince of Wales.
~By Jonathan Dimbleby ~


As time went on, I did campaign to lighten the character a little bit, to introduce some romance into the episodes, outside activities, horse riding and fencing and mountaineering.
~By Patrick Stewart ~


There is always one person on the set who has a lot of anxiety, an actor who is really intense and has to stay in character and holds himself away from the rest of us.
~By Maria Bello ~


Since it's based on my parents, it's more emotionally close to me than some of my more surreal plays. And then I like the balance of the comic and the sad. It should play as funny, but you should care about the characters and feel sad for them.
~By Christopher Durang ~


I was always a character actor. I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood.
~By Paul Newman ~


The test of character is having the ability to meet challenges.
~By Walter Annenberg ~


Actually, I find it great fun to develop family series with lots of characters.
~By Nora Roberts ~


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 ~


How I would describe my characters is absolutely different from how I would describe myself.
~By Salma Hayek ~


It's not like my old self - I'm not in character anymore, I'm me. I'm not hiding behind that anymore.
~By Damon Albarn ~


The language fictional characters use is chosen for effect, at least if the author is concentrating.
~By John M. Ford ~


If I had been born with an aggressive character, then maybe my palmares would have been longer.
~By Miguel Indurain ~


We started a movement... to build character, citizenship and confidence in young people.
~By Andrew Shue ~


I hate the crazy, neurotic characters beyond a certain point.
~By Len Wein ~


Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
~By Henry Clay ~


People will always consider me a cartoon character, a bimbo. They will never give me credit.
~By Jessica Hahn ~


You're doing it to make the character as specific as possible, so that it's a specific individual that you're talking about, not that whole class of people.
~By Joel Coen ~


I mean I tried to transform myself through characters throughout my career.
~By Charlize Theron ~


I get sent a lot of scripts which feature him as a kind of all-purpose Victorian literary character and really understand little, if anything, about him, his life or his books.
~By Simon Callow ~


Fidelity to the subject's thought and to his characteristic way of expressing himself is the sine qua non of journalistic quotation.
~By Janet Malcolm ~

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