Character Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Character

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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 ~


The fact that my female characters have strong personalities but are also physically attractive probably reflects the women I've known in my life.
~By Sidney Sheldon ~


It is always more fun to play a bad guy than to be yourself as you can create a character unlike your own and be someone you are not for a change.
~By Richard Kiel ~


I always go with the story and character and if those are good and if the setting is something that's scary (horror films seem to always take place at night and the weather's always bad) then I might be interested.
~By David Naughton ~


The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
~By Thomas B. Macaulay ~


Sometimes I can't get out of the character because the story is very intense.
~By Diana Krall ~


Crime is one of the leads of the show. If there's ever anything that deals with a character's personal life, you don't have to worry about it getting too crazy. People don't have to worry about character arcs. Each episode is a self-contained unit.
~By Christopher Meloni ~


A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery.
~By Orlando Bloom ~


I would certainly choose my jobs depending on the actions of the character. I won't do anything that has to do with child abuse or women's abuse.
~By Kathleen Turner ~


Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Acting allows me to explore new worlds, to discover characters by delving into their lives, and ultimately to become someone else entirely.
~By Pierce Brosnan ~


Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


I get to experiment with a lot of looks with my character so that's really fun for me. It's like getting to paint a new canvas everyday.
~By Sophia Bush ~


Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga - stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts.
~By Edward Hoagland ~


As an actor, I've always wanted to do characters that would help me find my connection with others and connect all of us together. You always want the energy of the character, the spirit of the person, to enter you. I've been doing this for 26 years and some of the things I've done are always with me.
~By Forest Whitaker ~


I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
~By George Washington ~


I didn't need clothes. I was allowed the opportunity to act out moments you don't get the opportunity to experience in your own life, let alone as a character in a film. I didn't feel naked.
~By Marguerite Moreau ~


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


We must recognize the chief characteristic of the modern era - a permanent state of what I call violent peace.
~By James D. Watkins ~


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 ~


The great mystery is why robots come off so well in science-fiction films when the human characters are often so astoundingly wooden.
~By John Podhoretz ~


I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major. And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they're going to go and see the story you're in.
~By Morgan Freeman ~


What it made me realize was that a show like this makes people look inside themselves. Because this crew guy isn't sitting there wishing the character would fight back. He's hoping that he would fight back.
~By Lee Tergesen ~


While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.
~By Tom Allen ~


The first phase of American political history was characterized by the conflict between the Federalists and the Republicans, and it resulted in the complete triumph of the latter.
~By Herbert Croly ~


Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


To give a character life in a short space of time, it helps if you arrive on screen with a past.
~By Jeanne Moreau ~


What a person praises is perhaps a surer standard, even than what he condemns, of his own character, information and abilities.
~By Augustus Hare ~


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


I think the more you do this and the more comfortable you become on stage, you start speaking more and becoming more of a character in yourself.
~By Carrot Top ~


Cancer Boy probably has the saddest, noblest, sweetest heart of any character I've ever done.
~By Bruce McCulloch ~


It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


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 ~


What I loved about playing the corpse is that obviously somebody else got to do the physical part. It appeals to the part of me that likes playing character parts and getting the chance to get away from my own physicality.
~By Helena Bonham Carter ~


The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others.
~By Jose Saramago ~


My goal was just to work regularly. I didn't ever expect to be rich or famous. I wanted to be a working character actor.
~By Harrison Ford ~


When I did the film Generations, in which the character died, I felt like a guest for the first time. That made me very sad.
~By William Shatner ~


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


When you are developing a character you have to bring so much of yourself to the role.
~By Lori Loughlin ~


I plot the first 5 or 6 chapters quite minutely, and also the end. So I know where I am going but not how I'm going to get there, which gives characters the chance to develop organically, as happens in real life as you get to know a person.
~By Joanna Trollope ~


The proposition that humans have mental characteristics wholly absent in non-humans is inconsistent with the theory of evolution.
~By Gary L. Francione ~


Once we got over the origin story, we could really delve deeper into their lives and characters and angst. So this movie actually has more heart, more humor.
~By Avi Arad ~


When they do bring on new people, it's good for the show. It's like getting a new toy. The writers enjoy it because it's a whole new character that they can write for, one that they aren't used to writing for. They can try different things.
~By Mark-Paul Gosselaar ~


The first script I got was Narc and I really responded to it; it reminded me of a '70s type movie, I really liked the characters, I didn't anticipate the ending.
~By Ray Liotta ~


Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
~By Norman Schwarzkopf ~


It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Travel provided many interesting experiences, but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands of characters of the written Chinese language.
~By Eric Allin Cornell ~


I mean it allowed me to do that which was fantastic because we really get to see the character mature and deal with some things that are, that I think as an audience member, really pull us in.
~By Brandon Routh ~


The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people.
~By Claiborne Pell ~


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 ~


Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


So the mask was just really easy, I've got to be honest. And it was great actually because it really allowed you to get into the character a little bit more maybe than without it, if that makes sense.
~By Julian McMahon ~


Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.
~By Alan Dundes ~


I like to rehearse with the actors scenes that are not in the script and will not be in the film because what we're really doing is trying to establish their character, and good acting to me is about reacting.
~By Jim Jarmusch ~


I just kind of understood it, and I threw my love for others and love for life into the character, and was having a blast. I loved playing Dharma. I loved it!
~By Jenna Elfman ~


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 ~


It is characteristic of the epistemological tradition to present us with partial scenarios and then to demand whole or categorical answers as it were.
~By Avrum Stroll ~


The idea of exploring character relations and their development over a decade has to be appealing for any actor who cherishes his craft.
~By Vin Diesel ~


Usually I'm frustrated when I look at my films and I don't believe that I've made a real transformation beyond my usual sets of gestures and expressions. I still have this nagging feeling that it's me, that I didn't create a unique character.
~By Helena Bonham Carter ~


And I've been acting for 39 years, so I define characters differently than I did in say Miami Vice.
~By Edward James Olmos ~


I thought my character definitely was very much in love with him and wanted to be with him, but I think at some point they were going to have to draw the line.
~By Rosario Dawson ~


Having the Stitch character, the villain that becomes a hero, coming from outer space, it took a very difficult and complex story and put it into a simpler, kinder time.
~By Tia Carrere ~


Specifically, we talked about making the character of the prince not so charming, at least in the beginning, and I'm playing around with the preconceptions attached to a character. That's really what intrigued me as well because I thought it would be fun to do it.
~By Hugh Dancy ~


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 ~


Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.
~By Rudy Rucker ~


I don't act in the way other actresses act, in terms of building or creating a character. I don't transform myself into the role, I invest myself in the role.
~By Beatrice Dalle ~


The worst evil is - and that's the product of censorship - is the self-censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself.
~By Milos Forman ~


The main thing in acting is honesty, to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character. You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you.
~By Genevieve Bujold ~


I try to find what makes even the worst, most despicable character sympathetic at his or her core.
~By Len Wein ~


Then I wanted the character to be feminine as opposed to effeminate. Because it's easy to be camp or queen. Anyone can do that. What's difficult is to play feminine.
~By Cillian Murphy ~


True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one's true character, to be altogether one's self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion.
~By Corliss Lamont ~


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


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


I find it very hard to sit down and create an idea or especially a new character on command. Usually my characters evolve by accident out of some story context.
~By John Kricfalusi ~


Character is one of most precious parts of you. You can't get involved in things that will damage your character.
~By Rod Paige ~


As far as anybody in the rap game ever tryin' to assassinate my character, that's impossible. You talkin' about a man who has always walked the walk and talked the talk.
~By Suge Knight ~


Hollywood didn't know if I was an actor or a nut or if I was this crazy character I was playing. I had developed an image of being a little bit unusual, different and wild.
~By Nicolas Cage ~


I don't see one as bring better or more literate than the other and there's a real buzz to not only writing about a character I love like Superman, but also writing something that kids can enjoy.
~By Mark Millar ~


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 ~


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


I'm a firm believer that character is highly overrated. Character is a trick that we do with the audience's collusion.
~By William H. Macy ~


Money is always on its way somewhere. What you do with it while it is in your keeping and the direction you send it in say much about you. Your treatment of and respect for money, how you make it, and how you spend it, reflect your character.
~By Gary Ryan Blair ~


Through his mastery of storytelling techniques, he has managed to separate his character, in the public mind, from his actions as president. He has, in short, mesmerized us with that steady gaze.
~By James Nathan Miller ~


I thought depression was the part of my character that made me worthwhile. I thought so little of myself, felt that I had such scant offerings to give to the world, that the one thing that justified my existence at all was my agony.
~By Elizabeth Wurtzel ~


I found out was, by the rhythm of my chewing, how I chewed fast, slow or what have you, I could tell the audience what my character was thinking and feeling.
~By Rod Steiger ~


A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


I think one of the coolest things about the job is the level of trust we have for each other. The actors fully trust that the writers will write amazing episodes, and the writers trust that the actors will follow their instincts with the characters.
~By John Krasinski ~


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 ~


51st State was one that I loved doing because the character was so out there, and in a way I was sad to leave the character behind. I'm afraid I could never be that cool in real life!
~By Emily Mortimer ~


It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


I always try to make my characters people, and yet I always want to entertain.
~By Jeffrey Combs ~


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


What makes literature interesting is that it does not survive its translation. The characters in a novel are made out of the sentences. That's what their substance is.
~By Jonathan Miller ~


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 ~


Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character.
~By Julie Bishop ~


The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.
~By Quintilian ~


I'm playing a very strong character, it's the story of the woman Polish Jews out of the Warsaw ghetto. I've just begun my weapons training and the SAS type training that's getting me fit.
~By Sadie Frost ~


You love all your characters, even the ridiculous ones. You have to on some level; they're your weird creations in some kind of way. I don't even know how you approach the process of conceiving the characters if in a sense you hated them. It's just absurd.
~By Joel Coen ~


If you compare my character to the others, they were sexy with designer clothes. I had the nerdy outfit.
~By Izabella Scorupco ~


Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.
~By Paul Bryant ~

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