Character Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Character

Read This: Dream Quotes And Sayings

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 ~


There's this sense of excitement because you invent and control the characters. You decide whether they live or die. I find this type of creative process tremendously stimulating.
~By Sidney Sheldon ~


It is common to distinguish necessaries, comforts, and luxuries; the first class including all things required to meet wants which must be satisfied, while the latter consist of things that meet wants of a less urgent character.
~By Alfred Marshall ~


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


All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords.
~By T. S. Eliot ~


I locate that special problem in a character and then try to understand it. That's the genesis of all my work.
~By Manuel Puig ~


It's why you create characters: so you can argue with yourself.
~By Michael Ondaatje ~


The trick to acting is not to show off, it's to think the thoughts of the character.
~By Eddie Marsan ~


You just drop a character like this that and the other and it's done.
~By Terrence Howard ~


For example, I like using strong Greek and Roman Renaissance characters as part of my series.
~By Frank Bruno ~


Then I got the offer to play Buck Rogers, but I turned it down thinking it was a cartoon character. Well I was wrong, it wasn't at all. So I read the script and decided I liked the character, it had a good concept.
~By Gil Gerard ~


I used to watch dailies and felt I had to keep on top of the character, but I don't feel that any more.
~By Dianne Wiest ~


But what I did think would be interesting is if we created a fictitious story of our own, and then took these stories that we had collected and assigned them to characters who would be played by actors.
~By Jim McKay ~


The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.
~By Anne Tyler ~


I actually then went on to direct an after-school special where one of the characters was deaf. They hired me without even knowing I had any connection to the community.
~By Richard Masur ~


Hemingway was a prisoner of his style. No one can talk like the characters in Hemingway except the characters in Hemingway. His style in the wildest sense finally killed him.
~By William Burroughs ~


It is tragic that the Fuehrer should have the whole nation behind him with the single exception of the Army generals. In my opinion it is only by action that they can now atone for their faults of lack of character and discipline.
~By Alfred Jodl ~


Match play really exposes your character and how much of a will to win you have in your heart.
~By Johnny Miller ~


No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


There's an unwritten law that you cannot have a Jewish character in a film who isn't 100 percent perfect, or you're labeled anti-Semitic.
~By Spike Lee ~


A man's character is his fate.
~By Heraclitus ~


A lot of American actors I work with are in character all day long. You can't talk to them. It's Method and the whole thing.
~By Norman Jewison ~


We're showing kids a world that is very scantily populated with women and female characters. They should see female characters taking up half the planet, which we do.
~By Geena Davis ~


Every character I play has to be the hero of his own story, the way we're all heroes of our own lives.
~By Jesse Eisenberg ~


I do what I do because of Walt Disney - his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining.
~By John Lasseter ~


Furthermore, it is significant that the marked characteristics of this race are being here emphasized most.
~By Josiah Strong ~


Movement should be a counter, whether in action scenes or dialogue or whatever. It counters where your eye is going. This style thing, for me it's all fitted to the action, to the script, to the characters.
~By Samuel Fuller ~


You know, he would go and look at different funny books because he wanted his character to be different and make different faces. I saw a funny book in his room and it looked like the same character he was playing. It was about a duck.
~By Bubba Smith ~


When you have to play a character that seems to be a relatively decent person and seems to be like yourself, I think the trick in that kind of character, so that you don't become a cliche, is to find where their weaknesses are.
~By Jennifer Beals ~


You asked what is the secret of a really good sketch. And it is a sketch is a small play. It's got a beginning, and a middle and an end. It should have a plot; it should have the characters, conflict. It is a little play. And in it, will be funny stuff.
~By Harvey Korman ~


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


I think that's what I really liked about Narc: My character has a real operatic range in a way that older movies used to have.
~By Jason Patric ~


Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
~By Oscar Levant ~


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 ~


Well, you know, what's better? To play a character who stays stuck in the same baggage year after year, or to play a character who gets beyond that and goes to a new level?
~By Andreas Katsulas ~


I guess because you study the character and you do all those things. But when it comes down to it, it's still my performance, it's still my interpretation. I'm not going to, you know, be a clone - well, I was a clone of Richard Dean Anderson!
~By Michael Welch ~


A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration.
~By Richard Schickel ~


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 ~


You jot down ideas, memories, whatever, concerning your real life that somehow parallels the character you're playing, and you incorporate that in your scene work.
~By Chris Cooper ~


Every character I do is based on someone I know.
~By Tracey Ullman ~


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 ~


We will not let terrorists change our way of life; we will not live in fear; and we will not undermine the civil liberties that characterize our Democracy.
~By Adam Schiff ~


Life is the most versatile thing under the sun; and in the pursuit of life and character the author who works in a groove works in blinkers.
~By Laurence Housman ~


Don't worry so much about your self-esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward.
~By Laura Schlessinger ~


I would defy people to find a more beautifully developed character than Seven of Nine.
~By Jeri Ryan ~


With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
~By Dan Lipinski ~


If I'm really considering doing film from now on then that is the smart thing to do, or you can go either way. You can just do the same character over and over again and make a different comedy like over and over again.
~By Ray Romano ~


Typically in horror films the character just services the plot, and you really are just going from 'point a' to 'point b,' just so that you can end up at 'point c.' They are just sort of stick characters. That's just not interesting to me.
~By Kevin Williamson ~


The thing is, I want to play real characters and not all girls can be pretty. The thing is, you get these girls who say 'I'm a character actor' then you see them in a role and nothing has really changed but the outfit.
~By Juliette Lewis ~


The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing, because they demand that all the characters involved - as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem - must stay utterly rooted in their own reality, or the whole project collapses.
~By Stanley Tucci ~


I loved playing Go Go, because the character's so extreme. And she's pretty close to my real character. Especially the fact that she liked her sword with a lot of accessories.
~By Chiaki Kuriyama ~


Sometimes you have to go places with characters and emotions within yourself you don't want to do, but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it.
~By Hugh Jackman ~


We have hardly an adequate idea how all-powerful law is in forming public opinion, in giving tone and character to the mass of society.
~By Ernestine Rose ~


I have things planned for every character like what they're doing down the road and coming to different realizations but I don't have how they overlap.
~By Robert Kirkman ~


I always think that I love doing what I'm doing at the moment. The past is over. I can't go play one of those characters again. But I can play this and I can continue to grow in what I'm doing at the moment and that's really what I'm thinking about now.
~By Gavin MacLeod ~


I'm always happier and a better actor when I can really lose myself in a character and become somebody else.
~By Kevin Bacon ~


The only problem with the way they do my character is that they have her get redeemed too early.
~By Hunter Tylo ~


After a while, the character sort of took over.
~By Peter Mayhew ~


A second characteristic of our time is the prevalence of nationalism. This is still spreading, affecting new communities, more peripheral regions and so-called backward peoples.
~By Emily Greene Balch ~


There is something I feel when I animate something; you can never really understand the character you're animating unless you've had the opportunity to turn it around. Once you've done that, you know it is a three-dimensional object.
~By Marc Davis ~


I think if I weren't so beautiful, maybe, I'd have more character.
~By Jerry Hall ~


Reduced to its lowest terms, the great struggle which now rocks the whole earth more and more takes on the character of a struggle of the individual versus the state.
~By J. Reuben Clark ~


I demonstrated the characteristics of experimental fever. It appears after an incubation period which is never less than five days. It follows the same pattern as natural fever in man, but is of shorter duration and less pronounced.
~By Charles Jules Henry Nicole ~


I thought some of Mrs. White's material was prophetic. I felt some of her insights were extremely helpful and I regarded her as a sister in the Lord. I wasn't out to attack Ellen White's character.
~By Walter Martin ~


The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.
~By George Santayana ~


To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
~By Katharine Hepburn ~


Furthermore, the Latin American nuclear-weapon free zone which is now nearing completion has become in several respects an example which, notwithstanding the different characteristics of each region, is rich in inspiration.
~By Alfonso G. Robles ~


Clothes are part of the character. They can't but help inform who you are.
~By Jill Clayburgh ~


I always try to approach character first and foremost viscerally.
~By Patricia Clarkson ~


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


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 ~


I started improvising the Cliff character, based on someone I grew up with.
~By John Ratzenberger ~


The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
~By Roy L. Smith ~


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 ~


I find it very difficult to be two different characters at the same time - actress and mother.
~By Kristin Scott Thomas ~


Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


My character Lena is somebody who responds to people in a very simple way. I didn't have to take myself off to a darkened room to concentrate, I just had to try and be open. It's an interesting, subtle relationship.
~By Emily Watson ~


Well first of all, it's hard to shoot a movie and break for a long time and then come back and do, in a sense, one of the biggest scenes that each character had.
~By Dustin Hoffman ~


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 ~


I've flown out of character so many times. In that sense I've been lucky, because I've been given the liberty to do just about anything I've wanted to do in my lifetime.
~By June Carter Cash ~


It's never easy with characters in these dark and grave circumstances but that's my job.
~By Patricia Clarkson ~


I am constantly getting letters from inconsistancies in the back stories of these characters.
~By Joe Murray ~


In the years since I worked with John Hughes, there were many years where I literally had hundred of doors slammed in my face because I wasn't that kid anymore, and I wasn't a character actor, and I wasn't a leading man, and I wasn't whatever Hollywood was looking for.
~By Anthony Michael Hall ~


But really, for the most part - doing a prequel is great because you do have room to kind of free this character and how they got to where they are instead of being a slave to exactly what the previous actor did.
~By Jennifer Lawrence ~


So they've actually - it's not that her character is a singer, but she had ambition to do that at an earlier time in her life. So I've actually sung two or three times now on the show.
~By Katey Sagal ~


The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.
~By Gaston Bachelard ~


It's also possible to have two third person singular points of view, as represented by two characters through whose eyes the story is told in alternating chapters, say.
~By Arthur Herzog ~


When I do a character, I try to base it on someone I have met or an experience I've had.
~By Illeana Douglas ~


I love working with new directors. There's so much drive and effort. It still comes down to the character for me, but if it's a character I really want to play, I would never not do the project because of a new director.
~By Pauley Perrette ~


So I just play the character, I play the lines.
~By Fiona Shaw ~


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 ~


I've dropped myself into straightforward character pieces in order to explore that form and reap its values. But you are sort of restricted visually when your first requirement is to tell a fairly straightforward story.
~By Brian De Palma ~


Each character represented a trait that resides in me.
~By Chuck Jones ~


Character is simply habit long continued.
~By Plutarch ~


For the first half of this century, High Court judges have been cautious to the point of timidity in expressing any criticism of governmental action; the independence of the judiciary has been of a decidedly subordinate character.
~By Ferdinand Mount ~


Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
~By J. C. Watts ~


I see bits and pieces of me in all the characters in my films.
~By Neil LaBute ~


I care about Bond and what happens to him. You cannot be connected with a character for this long and not have an interest. All the Bond films had their good points.
~By Sean Connery ~


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


When I severe my connections with the A.I.A. I do so with my own self respect, as a matter of pride and I am sure within your knowledge of my character.
~By Ralph Thomas Walker ~

Read This: Strength Quotes And Sayings
May 23 ,2024
All content on this page is copyright protected by ispace1. No part of the content on this page should be copied or republished in any manner without obtaining our prior necessary written permission.
Related Articles
Laziness Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Laziness
Modernity Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Modernity
Friendship Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Friendship
Marriage Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Marriage
Reputation Quotes And Sayings
Quotes And Sayings About Reputation