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#1. The writer's job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them. - Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Character quotes by Vladimir Nabokov
#2. Lincoln himself once said, "The worst things you can do for those you love are the things they could and should do for themselves." He fiercely believed in self-sufficiency, and in the maturity and character that struggles and hardships can bring. - Author: John Wooden
Character quotes by John Wooden
#3. Character assassination. What a wonderful idea. Ordinary assassination only works once, but this one works every day. - Author: Terry Pratchett
Character quotes by Terry Pratchett
#4. You're just a character in my dream."
"You wish."
"I didn't mean my love interest," she replied defensively. "You'd have better hair. You're the character I dreamed up because the rest of the dream was making me homesick."
"Maybe you're the character I dreamed up to scare myself awake."
"That's not very nice!"
"You made fun of my hair. I like it this way. Short and simple."
I don't mind short. Mine is short."
"Then what's wrong with mine?" Jason challenged.
"Maybe we should talk about something else."
"Like the guy on a horse coming to kill us?"
"It needs more style," she muttered.
"The horse?"
"Your hair."
"I forgot to bring my gel when I got eaten by a hippo. - Author: Brandon Mull
Character quotes by Brandon Mull
#5. It is easy to be grateful for a bonus; it is character to be grateful for a salary. - Author: Jack Hyles
Character quotes by Jack Hyles
#6. Character is the plot in many ways - Author: Junot Diaz
Character quotes by Junot Diaz
#7. Also, with acting and dancing I portray a predetermined character and story for the most part, with music I have the creative freedom to create a song on a whim with whomever I choose and at whatever time I choose to do it. It's more liberating artistically and that's why I've stuck with it. It's a good balance to be able to portray a character and also be myself in avenues that I'm passionate about. - Author: Alyson Stoner
Character quotes by Alyson Stoner
#8. We judge individual man and women as we do nations and races
by the character of their achievement and by their achievement of character. - Author: Edward Abbey
Character quotes by Edward Abbey
#9. It was the Prophet (saas) who said "I was sent to perfect good character"2 and "By One in whose hand there is my life: None shall enter Paradise except one who has got good conduct."3 - Author: Harun Yahya
Character quotes by Harun Yahya
#10. 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! - Author: Jenna Elfman
Character quotes by Jenna Elfman
#11. CHARACTER of the HAPPY WARRIOR. Who is the happy Warrior? Who is he Whom every Man in arms should wish to be? - It is the generous Spirit, who, when brought Among the tasks of real life, hath wrought Upon the plan that pleased his childish thought: Whose high endeavours are an inward light That make the path before him always bright: Who, with a natural instinct to discern What knowledge can perform, is diligent to learn; Abides by this resolve, and stops not there, 10 But makes his moral being his prime care; Who, doom'd to go in company with Pain, And Fear, and Bloodshed, miserable train! - Author: William Wordsworth
Character quotes by William Wordsworth
#12. Even though I don't write about things that come from my life because I'm lucky, and I live in a great place with great kids and, you know, a great husband, I think you can find threads of me in the characters, so that's really what being a writer is, probably. - Author: Jodi Picoult
Character quotes by Jodi Picoult
#13. I love you," Sean whispered when they parted.
Gazing into his eyes, her heart overflowed with happiness, and there was something more-a feeling of completeness she'd never experienced before. Just like her character Shay, who'd found her soul mate in Jared, Kayla had found hers in Sean.
Life had imitated art in the best possible. - Author: Alison Packard
Character quotes by Alison Packard
#14. When I'm in London, it feels like I am that character who is 'Tom Odell.' - Author: Tom Odell
Character quotes by Tom Odell
#15. I think any writer is a fool if he doesn't do it for money. There needs to be some kind of incentive in addition to the project. It all goes together. It's fun to sit there and think of characters and get them into action, then be paid for it. - Author: Elmore Leonard
Character quotes by Elmore Leonard
#16. Character alone will have real effect on the masses. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Character quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#17. I'd say that what I do is like a crack in the mirror. If you go back over the books from Carrie on up, what you see is an observation of ordinary middle-class American life as it's lived at the time that particular book was written. In every life you get to a point where you have to deal with something that's inexplicable to you, whether it's the doctor saying you have cancer or a prank phone call. So whether you talk about ghosts or vampires or Nazi war criminals living down the block, we're still talking about the same thing, which is an intrusion of the extraordinary into ordinary life and how we deal with it. What that shows about our character and our interactions with others and the society we live in interests me a lot more than monsters and vampires and ghouls and ghosts. - Author: Stephen King
Character quotes by Stephen King
#18. I have a history, a long history of being stereotyped as a five-foot-two woman, which is very limiting. I've worked so hard to create characters that have dignity. And I think everybody knows that I have a very pro-woman message in my work - and in my life. - Author: Reese Witherspoon
Character quotes by Reese Witherspoon
#19. John's eyes turned to me ... I saw no resignation in them, no hope of heaven, no drawing peace. How I would love to tell you that I did. How I would love to tell myself that.
What I saw was misery ... fear, incompletion and incomprehension. They were the eyes of a trapped and terrified animal.
(The Green Mile/Paul Edgecomb character) - Author: Stephen King
Character quotes by Stephen King
#20. He who recites dramatic works makes discoveries about his own character. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Character quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#21. The best bribe which London offers to-day to the imagination, is, that, in such a vast variety of people and conditions, one can believe there is room for persons of romantic character to exist, and that the poet, the mystic, and the hero may hope to confront their counterparts. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#22. We all travelled light, taking with us only what we considered to be the bare essentials of life. When we opened our luggage for Customs inspection, the contents of our bags were a fair indication of character and interests. Thus Margo's luggage contained a multitude of diaphanous garments, three books on slimming, and a regiment of small bottles each containing some elixir guaranteed to cure acne. Leslie's case held a couple of roll-top pullovers and a pair of trousers which were wrapped round two revolvers, an air-pistol, a book called Be Your Own Gunsmith, and a large bottle of oil that leaked. Larry was accompanied by two trunks of books and a brief-case containing his clothes. Mother's luggage was sensibly divided between clothes and various volumes on cooking and gardening. I travelled with only those items that I thought necessary to relieve the tedium of a long journey: four books on natural history, a butterfly net, a dog, and a jam-jar full of caterpillars all in imminent danger of turning into chrysalids. Thus, by our standards fully equipped, we left the clammy shores of England. - Author: Gerald Durrell
Character quotes by Gerald Durrell
#23. She was like a heroine in a novel that she herself was writing the character kept protesting that she was too strong for love and yet the narrator went on describing her desire. - Author: Anna Godbersen
Character quotes by Anna Godbersen
#24. For every role, I brought certain elements of the character. Even on White Collar over six years, I tried to keep the set fun and breezy and Howard Hawks-y and very of the tone of the show. - Author: Matt Bomer
Character quotes by Matt Bomer
#25. Out of character to be so obvious. You need to be more subtle. Locate a partially blocked artery in his brain, then just pinch it off. Bang, he's down and it's over."
- Mara Jade Skywalker - Author: Michael A. Stackpole
Character quotes by Michael A. Stackpole
#26. Thunder gods don't hide."
The Russian shrugged. "I am not like Thor. I have Russian depth of character. And I like to help people, not hurt them. Usually I help with vodka. You want some? - Author: Kevin Hearne
Character quotes by Kevin Hearne
#27. It's the character that is the strongest that God gives the most challenges to. Take your struggles as a compliment. - Author: Carroll O'Connor
Character quotes by Carroll O'Connor
#28. Oscar is the exact opposite of how I think you should behave. I just think of it as a negative view of the positive mind I have. Big Bird is sweet and nice and also sympathetic, as kids can identify with him even though he looks like such a bizarre character - great 8 feet 2 inches, a beak 18 inches long. - Author: Caroll Spinney
Character quotes by Caroll Spinney
#29. I think 'The Searcher' is a departure from my first because it's less grounded in religion and is far more rooted in the mythic tradition: more of an existential thriller where the main character is actually the central mystery, and his journey is all about trying to figure himself out. - Author: Simon Toyne
Character quotes by Simon Toyne
#30. Although genius always commands admiration, character most secures respect. The former is more the product of the brain, the latter of heart-power; and in the long run it is the heart that rules in life. - Author: Samuel Smiles
Character quotes by Samuel Smiles
#31. What I find frustrating about scripted television is that it's rare that you are surprised by how you feel about the character, or how you feel about the show. - Author: Mike White
Character quotes by Mike White
#32. Making a film of a work you've played for six weeks gives you intimate knowledge of the character. By the time you go in front of the camera you've worked out the behavior and life of a character. - Author: Linda Lavin
Character quotes by Linda Lavin
#33. You have a lot more leeway to be contradictory playing a character than most of the scripts have in them. That's how all actors are. We have so many different sides of ourselves and we're so different, in meeting with different people. The audiences relate more to that and find that more believable. - Author: Joel Kinnaman
Character quotes by Joel Kinnaman
#34. Since I was from the theater, that's how I learned how to go through the process of being a character. That's how I learned, and that's what I was comfortable doing. And then, the first feature films, I'm sure I was no fun because I did not want to be spontaneous in that filmic way that really can work for you. - Author: Campbell Scott
Character quotes by Campbell Scott
#35. I usually just get into a police character by drinking coffee and eating donuts, but those days are over. - Author: Matt Servitto
Character quotes by Matt Servitto
#36. I've got a massive actor girl crush on Carey Mulligan, so I'd love to be buddies with her. She just oozes this joyful, natural innocence and always brings a nice emotional depth to her character. - Author: Holliday Grainger
Character quotes by Holliday Grainger
#37. Two things are always happening in acting. On the one hand, it's a team sport. We're all pulling together. But on the other, you have to look after your own character. Guard their interests. - Author: Domhnall Gleeson
Character quotes by Domhnall Gleeson
#38. Anyone that has character leaves a mark on another. Would you like to leave the world without making a ripple? - Author: Nora Roberts
Character quotes by Nora Roberts
#39. The Phoenicians are entitled to be commemorated in history by the side of the Hellenic and Latin nations; but their case affords a fresh proof, and perhaps the strongest proof of all, that the development of national energies in antiquity was of a one-sided character. - Author: Theodor Mommsen
Character quotes by Theodor Mommsen
#40. The character at the center of Whyte's wonderful psychodrama was 'the well-rounded man.' The well-rounded man was the ideal 1950s type. Whyte wrote his book in part as an argument against the well-rounded man. He believed that when society exalted the well-rounded it punished the truly talented: the scientists, the artists, the musicians, the engineers, the people who came at life from surprising new directions. - Author: Michael Lewis
Character quotes by Michael Lewis
#41. One character I always thought I could play is the Thing from 'Fantastic Four.' Another character I've always loved as a fan is Colossus. If there was a way to make that happen that worked, I would love to be Colossus. - Author: Terry Crews
Character quotes by Terry Crews
#42. The greatest characters the world has known, have rose on the democratic floor. Aristocracy has not been able to keep a proportionate pace with democracy. - Author: Thomas Paine
Character quotes by Thomas Paine
#43. If we think of the novel and the epic ... The difference lies in the fact that the important thing about the epic is a hero
a man who is a pattern for all men. While, as Mencken pointed out, the essence of most novels lies in the breaking down of a man, in the degeneration of character. - Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Character quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#44. I think shrinks are interesting to write about because you get to see what the character chooses to reveal, and what behaviors or stances the character tries out on the shrink that might not be part of the character's make-up outside of that room. It's an emotional test-kitchen. - Author: Jill Davis
Character quotes by Jill Davis
#45. But at the heart of character is the ability to restrain our desires. As a man grows in character, he builds the muscles of self-restraint. - Author: Richard E. Simmons III
Character quotes by Richard E. Simmons III
#46. I am more interested in the insecure transparency in you than the pretentious character. Naked is surreal, it may make you feel vulnerable for a while yet it will take us on a journey worth remembering. - Author: Suchet Chaturvedi
Character quotes by Suchet Chaturvedi
#47. By the end, you should be inside your character, actually operating from within somebody else, and knowing him pretty well, as that person knows himself or herself. You're sort of a predator, an invader of people. - Author: William Trevor
Character quotes by William Trevor
#48. When you're playing a character in a book, there's already a lot of pressure because all of the millions of people who have read the series have been able to envision and become very attached to the characters. - Author: Nikki Reed
Character quotes by Nikki Reed
#49. I love character and voice, and my favourite books have been the ones in which I've become completely absorbed. - Author: Helen Oyeyemi
Character quotes by Helen Oyeyemi
#50. Bekka treated her role has Frankenstein's bride more like an audition to be Brett's bride. Every part of her body had been colored bright kelly green - even parts that her mother had stressed were 'not to be seen by anyone except God and the inside of a toilet bowl.' Instead of wearing a wig, Bekka had teased and then shellacked her own hair into a windblown cone and she'd used female-mustache bleach to create white streaks. Her seams, made of real suture thread, had been attached to her neck and wrists with clear double-sided costume tape because drawing them on with kohl would not have been 'honoring the character.' Her Costume Castle dress had been exchanged for something 'more authentic' from the Bridal Barn. If Brett didn't see his future in her heavily black-shadowed eyes tonight, he never would. Or so she believed. - Author: Lisi Harrison
Character quotes by Lisi Harrison
#51. On the other hand, if surrounded by ignorance, coarseness, and selfishness, they will unconsciously assume the same character, and grow up to adult years rude, uncultivated, and all the more dangerous to society if placed amidst the manifold temptations of what is called civilised life. "Give your child to be educated by a slave," said an ancient Greek, "and instead of one slave, you will then have two." The child cannot help imitating what he sees. Everything is to him a model - of manner, of gesture, of speech, of habit, of character. "For the child," says Richter, "the most important era of life is that of childhood, when he begins to colour and mould himself by companionship with others. - Author: Samuel Smiles
Character quotes by Samuel Smiles
#52. Marko looked as if he could use a makeover himself. A big-boned six foot three, he was much stockier than most Serbians, with an olive complexion and the out-of-proportion head of a Peanuts character. He wore an overcoat that was one size too big, a thick gray Brooks Brothers sweater with flecks of white, and a cream-colored turtleneck that actually made him look like a turtle. Marko - Author: Neil Strauss
Character quotes by Neil Strauss
#53. In a book you can really talk about ideas and themes and characters in a deeper way than you can even on the screen. - Author: Noah Hawley
Character quotes by Noah Hawley
#54. Men should be what they seem. - Author: William Shakespeare
Character quotes by William Shakespeare
#55. I used to be surprised and a little annoyed when characters would reappear in my mind, itching to be in another story. Now I realize it's part of the deal, that you create these people out of thin air but then, if you do it right, they actually live. - Author: Peter Orner
Character quotes by Peter Orner
#56. Tick is a cartoon character, I don't know if you're familiar with him. This is the third step in his evolution. Comic book to cartoon to, now, live-action. - Author: Patrick Warburton
Character quotes by Patrick Warburton
#57. I grew up in a conservative small town, and the gay characters I saw on TV and in movies when I was growing up were all flamboyant and obnoxious and sometimes kind of annoying. - Author: Chris Colfer
Character quotes by Chris Colfer
#58. When you come onto the set, everything should be focused around your character and you should stay in the pocket, as much as possible. Every actor has their own process. For me, I really need to stay in the pocket. - Author: Vin Diesel
Character quotes by Vin Diesel
#59. Dependability, integrity, the characteristic of never knowingly doing anything wrong, that you would never cheat anyone, that you would give everybody a fair deal. Character is a sort of an all-inclusive thing. If a man has character, everyone has confidence in him. - Author: Omar Nelson Bradley
Character quotes by Omar Nelson Bradley
#60. My feeling is that it's one of the very few things that comics can do that you really can't do in any other medium. I feel like the reader accepts all of these styles, and after a certain point you can flip the pages and see a character rendered very differently than you saw on an earlier page, and it's not jarring. It suggests things that you can't suggest just in the writing or in the plotting. - Author: Daniel Clowes
Character quotes by Daniel Clowes
#61. If you don't demonstrate leadership character, your skills and your results will be discounted, if not dismissed. - Author: Mark Miller
Character quotes by Mark Miller
#62. The primary danger of the television screen lies not so much in the behavior it produces as the behavior it prevents-the talks, the games, the family activities and the arguments through which much of the child's learning takes place and his character is formed. - Author: Urie Bronfenbrenner
Character quotes by Urie Bronfenbrenner
#63. Society gains nothing whilst a man, not himself renovated, attempts to renovate things around him; he has become tediously good insome particular but negligent or narrow in the rest; and hypocrisy and vanity are often the disgusting result. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#64. I come from a theater background, so usually, at the start, you know what happens and where the character goes and everything. But with TV, it's really unpredictable. - Author: Kimiko Glenn
Character quotes by Kimiko Glenn
#65. I grew up singing professionally since I was 7 years old and so to get to play a character who's living out their Rock star dreams as JEM was pretty much epic. - Author: Samantha Newark
Character quotes by Samantha Newark
#66. [The Cretans have] more wit than words. - Author: Plato
Character quotes by Plato
#67. If the immutable character of sex is contested, perhaps this construct called 'sex' is as culturally constructed as gender; indeed, perhaps it was always already gender, with the consequence that the distinction between sex and gender turns out to be no distinction at all. - Author: Judith Butler
Character quotes by Judith Butler
#68. Envy is the deformed and distorted offspring of egotism; and when we reflect on the strange and disproportioned character of the parent, we cannot wonder at the perversity and waywardness of the child. - Author: William Hazlitt
Character quotes by William Hazlitt
#69. In playing the part of Mammy, I tried to make her a living, breathing character, the way she appeared to me in the book. - Author: Hattie McDaniel
Character quotes by Hattie McDaniel
#70. There are writers out there who say they're writing a second series, and then you pick it up and it feels exactly the same, only the lead character is blonde instead of brunette. - Author: Alafair Burke
Character quotes by Alafair Burke
#71. Burroughs was never really that pleased with the way popular culture and society treated his character. He tried to make a few movies of his own as a result, but they weren't very good. - Author: Brendan Fraser
Character quotes by Brendan Fraser
#72. I do not believe we can blame genetics for adultery, homosexuality, dishonesty and other character flaws. - Author: Jerry Falwell
Character quotes by Jerry Falwell
#73. I don't write [screenplay character] biographies beforehand. I usually go in knowing some sequences: this is where I want to start, this is where I want to end. - Author: John Sayles
Character quotes by John Sayles
#74. Secular writers can tell a story about the physical, the emotional, and the intellectual parts of a character. But no matter how well they tell the story, they miss a facet that is innately part of all of us - the spiritual. - Author: Karen Kingsbury
Character quotes by Karen Kingsbury
#75. The character of a generation is moulded by personal character. - Author: Brooke Westcott
Character quotes by Brooke Westcott
#76. Too often we sit back and speak platitudes of the nitty-gritty bits of writing; the editing, the story structure, the verbal sparring vs. banter, the character development, the world-building become more important to us than the tune rhythm of the tale. And when you lose the music of the story, all the footwork in the world is not going to make up for the loss of continuity and heart.
We need to take a step back in our souls and conjure the image of what this story is: the notes and beats and things woven into it's fullness. See, that's what is so easy to lose sight of as we write. We forget that, in a way, this story is a full story in itself. We tend to try to build the story piece by piece, line upon line, precept upon precept, but that--as any true writer knows--is not entirely practical. A story does have its own identity. To some extent, the story exists in your mind as a whole. Its own being. To chance sounding sappy: Your story is a full piece of music waiting for you to dance it into existence. Don't make the mistake of leaving out all the music.
It is tempting to want to have everything arranged to perfection so that little editing will be done. But if you are keeping in mind the way your story needs to run--feeling it and dwelling in the beauty of its passion and color and vibe--the footwork will take care of itself. Certainly it will require practice and your technicalities will need a little work--everyone's does. But you will have captured the essenc - Author: Rachel Heffington
Character quotes by Rachel Heffington
#77. The virtue you would like to have, assume it is already yours, appropriate it, enter into the part and live the character just as the great actor is absorbed in ... the part he plays. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Character quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#78. It seems everyone wants to know if I have an eating disorder, and playing an anorexic character on 'Make it or Break It' probably didn't help much. To set the record straight, I certainly do not have an eating disorder. I think as anyone can gather, I love food, and it is not just a front to cover up the fact that I don't eat any. - Author: Alice Greczyn
Character quotes by Alice Greczyn
#79. We are a people in more need of a little character than we are in need of an abundance of knowledge. - Author: Abdullah Ibn Mubarak
Character quotes by Abdullah Ibn Mubarak
#80. My father and mother are both very smart people and I always felt I was a little short of the mark. So I would compensate with a character like Logan Cale. He's wearing glasses, he's in a wheelchair, he's a computer genius. He's very far away from who I am, but I really wanted to play roles where I'd be taken seriously. - Author: Michael Weatherly
Character quotes by Michael Weatherly
#81. If I have a goal, then it is to escape from this literalism. I'll never achieve it; in the same way that I'll never manage to describe what really dwells within my character, although I keep on trying. - Author: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Character quotes by Krzysztof Kieslowski
#82. Many of the seminal social issues of our time - poverty, lack of education, human trafficking, war and torture, domestic abuse - can track their way to our theology of, or beliefs about, women, which has its roots in what we believe about the nature, purposes, and character of God. - Author: Sarah Bessey
Character quotes by Sarah Bessey
#83. I am drawn to characters that go on journeys, characters that are real people, that have life. - Author: Penelope Wilton
Character quotes by Penelope Wilton
#84. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters. - Author: Edmund Burke
Character quotes by Edmund Burke
#85. If a leader demonstrates competency, genuine concern for others, and admirable character, people will follow. - Author: Richard Chase
Character quotes by Richard Chase
#86. We seek to craft characters who inspire empathy: characters our audience will care for and, as a result, will care about what happens to them and thus will share the journey we have charted. A story, after all, is the character's journey. - Author: Greg Rucka
Character quotes by Greg Rucka
#87. I didn't know how to kill off a character unless I was able, as a narrator, to get really complicated. Because it was a big deal. I'd never killed a character before. - Author: Rick Moody
Character quotes by Rick Moody
#88. You definitely do not do films for that particular reason. You do them for yourself, for your satisfaction of creating this thing with characters and watching these characters take on real life - that's all you care about. - Author: Clint Eastwood
Character quotes by Clint Eastwood
#89. At bottom the character of M. Bonacieux was one of profound selfishness mixed with sordid avarice, the whole seasoned with extreme cowardice. - Author: Alexandre Dumas
Character quotes by Alexandre Dumas
#90. A poem is a small machine made of words ... Its movement is intrinsic, undulant, a physical more than a literary character. - Author: William Carlos Williams
Character quotes by William Carlos Williams
#91. It's wonderful to watch a pretty woman with character grow beautiful. - Author: Mignon McLaughlin
Character quotes by Mignon McLaughlin
#92. If she hasn't learned to appreciate my sterling character and spectacular good looks by this time, it's not likely she will. - Author: Elizabeth Peters
Character quotes by Elizabeth Peters
#93. I don't even know if Stephenie [Meyer] could tell you why she was so fixated on [Twilight] very, very contained story about these very obsessive characters. It's just an anomaly. - Author: Robert Pattinson
Character quotes by Robert Pattinson
#94. My only job as an actor is to try and understand the character and, to the best of my ability, bring this character to life. - Author: Patrick Warburton
Character quotes by Patrick Warburton
#95. I think it's very difficult to make any single, generalized statements about the press, of course the press is such varied character and quality and to the different media and so on, so a generalization is very difficult. - Author: Walter Millis
Character quotes by Walter Millis
#96. All of my characters are a little bit based on people I know in real life. You know when you do that you have to change the character a little bit in case your friend or your relative reads the book, because you don't want them to know you wrote about them ... They might get mad. - Author: Meg Cabot
Character quotes by Meg Cabot
#97. As time goes on, I will play characters who get older: I don't want to be some Botoxed weirdo. - Author: Jodie Foster
Character quotes by Jodie Foster
#98. We want character but without unyielding conviction; we want strong morality but without the emotional burden of guilt or shame; we want virtue but without particular moral justifications that invariably offend; we want good without having to name evil; we want decency without the authority to insist upon it; we want more community without any limitations to personal freedom. In short, we want what we cannot possibly have on the terms that we want it. - Author: James Davison Hunter
Character quotes by James Davison Hunter
#99. I'm not sure what they mean by "revenge is a dish best served cold." But I do know this - nobody's ever satisfied with a single helping.

- Heman Lindon, McPherson, Kansas ( a character in Heels Over Head ) - Author: Clay G. Small
Character quotes by Clay G. Small
#100. They have had great disputes among themselves, whether one chosen by them to be a priest would not be thereby qualified to do all the things that belong to that character, even though he had no authority derived from the Pope, - Author: Thomas More
Character quotes by Thomas More
#101. Men of stainless character and self purification will easily inspire confidence and automatically purify the atmosphere around them. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Character quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#102. There was one story that anger certainly lit the fuse of. In the 1960's, in my home town of Jackson, the civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered on night in darkness and I wrote a story that same night about the murderer (identity unknown) called "Where Is The Voice Coming From?" But all that absorbed me, though it started as outrage, was the necessity I felt for entering into the mind and inside the skin of a character who could hardly have been more alien or repugnant to me. Trying for my utmost, I wrote in the first person. I was wholly vaunting the prerogative of the short-story writer. It is always vaunting, of course, to imagine yourself inside another person, but it is what a story writer does in every piece of work; it is his first step, and his last too, I suppose. I'm not sure this story was brought off; and I don't believe that my anger showed me anything about human character that my sympathy and rapport never had. - Author: Eudora Welty
Character quotes by Eudora Welty
#103. Any time you play a character for a long period of time, regardless of how close it is to you, it infiltrates your life. It's impossible for it not to. - Author: Jesse Eisenberg
Character quotes by Jesse Eisenberg
#104. The character you seem to have been born with is not necessarily who you are… The Promethean task of the powerful is to remake yourself into a character of power. Working on yourself like clay should be one of your greatest and most pleasurable life tasks. It makes you in essence an artist - an artist creating yourself. - Author: Robert Greene
Character quotes by Robert Greene
#105. When I see memories, I see the past.
When I see thoughts, I see the present.
When I see intentions, I see the future.

When I see regret, I see the past.
When I see hope, I see the present.
When I see expectation, I see the future.

When I see habits, I see the past.
When I see actions, I see the present.
When I see character, I see the future.

When I see karma, I see the past.
When I see chance, I see the present.
When I see destiny, I see the future.

When I see knowledge, I see the past.
When I see understanding, I see the present.
When I see wisdom, I see the future.

When I see elders, I see the past.
When I see adults, I see the present.
When I see children, I see the future. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Character quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#106. Once you know the world you know how your character fits into it. - Author: Rupert Sanders
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#107. I first heard the term "meta-novel" at a writer's conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The idea is that even though each book in a series stands alone, when read collectively they form one big ongoing novel about the main character. Each book represents its own arc: in book one of the series we meet the character and establish a meta-goal that will carry him through further books, in book two that meta-goal is tested, in book three - you get the picture. - Author: Carolyn Wheat
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#108. Do you remember the other day when you told me about you and Muck receiving communion up in the woods in the snow in Bastogne, and what you said to Muck - that if you died, you would die in a state of grace?" He said to me, 'Babe, I never forgot you telling me that. So when we shot that scene with Father Maloney giving communion, I put that in myself. I turned to the character Babe, and said, 'Well Heffron, if we die, we'll die in a state of grace.' Richard Speight did that on his own. That really affected me. - Author: Edward Heffron
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#109. I'll give my dad credit; he never claimed it was to build character or teach me the value of hard work. "Snowblowers are expensive," he used to say. "You're free. - Author: Andy Weir
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#110. Any fiction writer who has never had his work misunderstood couldn't have written a lot. Somehow along the way you are going to run into people who will take a knowledgeable look at a character in your story and thereafter become able to make that fictional person, you. The story of that character becomes your life; the attitudes and proclivities become your character, and soon your real self is fighting for assertion. Don't take it personal though. The truth is that most people don't know how to read fiction. Most people just don't have the imagination to understand that fiction exists. They are the realists of our world. They are the people who provide that important measure of sanity to counterweight the controlled insanity of creative people. They are the ones who keep this world from toppling over. Learn to love them. - Author: Rotimi Ogunjobi
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#111. What takes courage: no make - up. No make - up at all. Like The Matrix. I did the matrix and they had a rule all the characters in The Matrix, except the leads, of course, wore absolutely nothing on their face. - Author: Ian McLeod
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#112. I began wanting to create a detective who really turned the tables on that image of women, to know that you could have a sex life and not be a bad person. You could have a sex life and still solve your own problems. It was eight years from when I started having the fantasy that I was going to create such a detective to when I actually sat down and came up with V. I. Warshawski. It was a long, slow journey to come to a writing voice and do that character. - Author: Sara Paretsky
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#113. I love the simplicity of Kevin Spacey's work. He really does a subtle interpretation of every character, and that's kind of my style of acting when it comes to dramatic roles. - Author: Devon Bostick
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#114. PALMISTRY, n. The 947th method ... of obtaining money by false pretences [by] "reading character" in the wrinkles [of] the hand. The pretence is not altogether false ... for the wrinkles in every hand submitted plainly spell the word "dupe." - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#115. The problem with heartbreak is that nobody can help you when you're heartbroken. Nobody and nothing. Not the films you watch alone desperately searching for a character who feels the way you do, not the glasses or bottles of whisky you keep by your bed and certainly not Instagram. - Author: Alexa Chung
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#116. You have to think about good storytelling and characters first. Then hopefully, the rest of that stuff will follow, some more than others. But if you don't have a good film and strong characters, then you don't have anything down the road. - Author: Pete Docter
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#117. The commitment of marriage can frequently arouse some rather peculiar behaviour in men and women alike, but the bizarre notion that one can change the character of one's mate seems to occur more often to women than to men. - Author: Alan Jay Lerner
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#118. So here I am writing my zombie story and my lead character decides to betray me. - Author: Steven Ramirez
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#119. Some songs depend heavily on the character, but, for the most part, a great song begs for reinterpretation every time it is sung, even when in character. - Author: Kelli O'Hara
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#120. When the wave, equally suddenly, retreated, it left a void which resembled that of the morning, yet had a character of its own, because though the pattern was repeated it was in reverse order: the scattered schoolchildren who passed my window now were on their way home and there was something unrestrained and boisterous about them, whereas when they had walked past on their way to school in the morning they still bore the silent imprint of sleep and the innate wariness we feel toward things that have not yet begun. - Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard
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#121. I give myself homework when I have an audition. I give myself goals, and that's how I check how I'm doing. It can be something simple like 'listen,' or 'find your feet.' And then afterward it's an assessment, so in a way it's not about booking the job or not. It's about what I learned as an actor about that character. - Author: Lupita Nyong'o
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#122. In all our perceptions, from vision to hearing, to the pictures we build of people's character, our unconscious mind starts from whatever objective data is available to us - usually spotty - and helps to shape and construct the more complete picture we consciously perceive. - Author: Leonard Mlodinow
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#123. I always knew I'd be more of a character actor than a leading man, and I always wanted to take that and run with it. - Author: B. D. Wong
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#124. It's sort of an organic process when you're adapting any book, not even just your own. You want to preserve the heart of the story and you want to preserve who the characters are, but film requires a lot of compression. - Author: Jonathan Tropper
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#125. Beethoven in c minor has come to symbolize his artistic character ... where he seems to be most impatient of any compromise. - Author: Charles Rosen
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#126. Fox is a television character, and she isn't dead yet. But she will be, soon. She's a character on a television show called The Library. You've never seen the Library on TV, but I bet you wish you had. - Author: Kelly Link
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#127. I write in a very peculiar way. I think about a book for 25 or 30 years in a kind of inchoate way, and at one point or another, I realize the book is ready to be written. I usually have a character, a first line, and general idea of what the book is going to be about. - Author: Charles McCarry
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#128. Superman is such an old character. He's an old character with this huge legacy behind him. And one of the awesome things about the fact that he's been around for these decades is that he's gone through these different phases. - Author: Gene Luen Yang
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#129. It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn't look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmy - I mean Jimmy as the character. - Author: Alan Alda
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#130. When duty calls, that is when character counts. - Author: William Safire
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#131. I could not simplify myself.
(From the suicide note of a character named Nejdanov) - Author: Ivan Turgenev
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#132. Remember "the unmoored boat floats about. - Author: Murasaki Shikibu
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#133. Here is the whole set! a character dead at every word. - Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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#134. ..:There's a movie being recorded every day where the main character is you. As they say " all eyes on me". Difference is, is ur story, ur life, so, "all eyes on you." You are required to do and give your best at all times. Regardless what life throws at you... For at the end of the day, you'll be the one people are gonna be talking about. Most importantly, you are the one who is to face the Eternal One. The Director. You decide whether you do a great job and influce others with your performance here on earth. You decide if your movie will be seen and talked about for generations to come. Leave a great inspiring movie. Leave behind a great legacy... Have a great day:.. - Author: Rafael Garcia
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#135. My husband Rhashan reminds me of my father because he's got great strength of character. - Author: Olivia Williams
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#136. The fictional character with whom I most profoundly identified was Yossarian in Catch-22. Always did, still do. - Author: Neil Cross
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#137. Don't seek to be respected by everyone, rather seek to be worthy of being respected by everyone. - Author: Bohdi Sanders
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#138. I literally fell into this business. I never came down one day and said, "Atticus' thought of the day ... I want to be an actor!" My mom and I would always read story books out loud together and I loved doing character voices and playing with my voice. - Author: Atticus Shaffer
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#139. It is to be regretted that no mental method of daguerreotype or photography has yet been discovered by which the characters of men can be reduced to writing and put into grammatical language with an unerring precision of truthful description. How often does the novelist feel, ay, and the historian also and the biographer, that he has conceived within his mind and accurately depicted on the tablet of his brain the full character and personage of man, and that nevertheless, when he flies to pen and ink to perpetuate the portrait, his words forsake, elude, disappoint, and play the deuce with him, till at the end of a dozen pages the man described has no more resemblance to the man conceived than the signboard at the coner of the street has to the Duke of Cambridge? - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#140. When I draw a character, very often as I'm doing a face, my face mirrors the expression. - Author: Matthew Ashford
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#141. Prudence consists in knowing how to distinguish the character of troubles, and for choice to take the lesser evil. - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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#142. I appear to be drawn to iconic characters and what they reflect back to our cultures. - Author: Tom Hooper
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#143. There's no substitute for hard work and effort beyond the call of duty. That is what strengthens the soul and ennobles one's character. - Author: Walter Camp
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#144. An 'eye for an eye' shall leave you all blind.
It's sometimes better to walk away and know you will still be able to see the beauty that tomorrow will bring. - Author: Michelle Horst
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#145. The famous speech Martin Luther King Jr. delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, included the sentence: "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character". Today's left-wing, through identity politics, affirmative-action policies, and hiring quotas, has shattered that dream. - Author: Tammy Bruce
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#146. Luther called marriage "a school for character," and he was right. He realized that his own life was enriched because of the love of his wife and family. - Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
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#147. My key interest in choosing scripts is character-driven stories, because there are so many stories that sacrifice character for plot. - Author: Lasse Hallstrom
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#148. In passing however I must say of one thing that has pressed upon me lately and encreased my Humility and capability of submission and that is this truth - Men of Genius are great as certain ethereal Chemicals operating on the Mass of neutral intellect - but they have not any individuality, any determined Character - I would call the top and head of those who have a proper self Men of Power. - Author: John Keats
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#149. But her absence was like a character in it. - Author: Mitch Albom
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#150. The thing about you, her mother used to say, is that you never act out of character. You have no originality. But Nigora knew this was not true. Because she was going to act out of character, She was going (thought Nigora) to be herself. And yet: how could she? How could she? - Author: Adam Thirlwell
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#151. Our right or wrong use of money is the utmost test of character, as well as the root of happiness or misery, throughout our whole lives. - Author: Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
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#152. We need not get distracted by the seeming defeat or troubles of our daily lives ("what is seen"), because this affliction is actually being used by God to transform our character (2 Corinthians 3:18) so we can become the kind of citizens who will flourish in his future kingdom ("what is not seen"). - Author: J.P. Moreland
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#153. A low standard of prayer means a low standard of character and a low standard of service. Those alone labor effectively among men who impetuously fling themselves upward towards God. - Author: Charles Brent
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#154. Character is the ability of a person to see a positive end of things. This is the hope that a man of character has. - Author: Tom Landry
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#155. Writers must be fair and remember even bad guys (most of them, anyway) see themselves as good - they are the heroes of their own lives. Giving them a fair chance as characters can create some interesting shades of gray - and shades of gray are also a part of life. - Author: Stephen King
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#156. I think it is kind of important to direct someone so the character is appealing, but, as an actress, I find it frustrating because I think, "Why do I have to be more likable than a man would have to be saying the same line?" - Author: Romola Garai
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#157. I'm a character actor but unlike a lot of character actors, I don't look radically different from film to film and there was a bunch of them at once. - Author: Curtis Armstrong
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#158. Tim [Omundson] is just so wonderfully delicious. He has the sexiest beard on television. He's such a fabulous actor, and a great character. - Author: J. Robbins
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#159. [O]ne may properly look closely at any proposed new "freedom" from restraint or convention in order to learn what if any personal interest the advocate of the proposal has therein. Personal observation supports the statement that he who speaks for the tearing down of convention and the doing away with restraint may be one who wishes to escape the odium of some defect of his own habit or character, by having everyone else either become as he is or take his point of view. - Author: J. Reuben Clark Jr.
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#160. Oh, I'm developing a beautiful character! It droops a bit under cold and frost, but it does grow fast when the sun shines.
That's the way with everybody. I don't agree with the theory that adversity and sorrow and disappointment develop moral strength. The happy people are the ones who are bubbling over with kindliness. - Author: Jean Webster
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#161. Our people are slow to learn the wisdom of sending character instead of talent to Congress. Again and again they have sent a man of great acuteness, a fine scholar, a fine forensic orator, and some master of the brawls has crunched him up in his hands like a bit of paper. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#162. Moral character is the DNA of success and happiness. - Author: Frank Sonnenberg
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#163. oh, oh GreenHollyWood says with a smile and even and angry sounds like devil who comes from hell... says not to lie and now he lies... so clever and such a smart ass. (Isn't he?!??!) - Author: Deyth Banger
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#164. For me, clothes are kind of a character. They're more interesting in those terms. - Author: Meryl Streep
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#165. [W]hile people are making a big fuss over Gruber's calling Americans stupid, they ought to be far more outraged that he admitted the administration purposefully lied to us. This is the real story, and it reveals, once again, the character and mentality of this entire administration, for Gruber was speaking not merely for himself but about the entire administration, beginning with Obama. - Author: David Limbaugh
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#166. Among the sentiments of most powerful operation upon the human heart, and most highly honorable to the human character, are those of veneration for our forefathers and of love for our posterity. - Author: John Quincy Adams
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#167. Character is doing what you don't want to do but know you should do. - Author: Joyce Meyer
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#168. The first time I remember women reacting to me was when we were filming Hud in Texas. Women were literally trying to climb through the transoms at the motel where I stayed. At first, it's flattering to the ego. At first. Then you realize that they're mixing me up with the roles I play - characters created by writers who have nothing to do with who I am. - Author: Paul Newman
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#169. 'I think you ought to go to New York or Chicago or San Francisco or any city with character and vitality. You should go to work. This place is no good for you, Randy. The air is like soup and the people are like noodles. You're vegetating. I don't want a vegetable. I want a man.' - Lib McGovern - Author: Pat Frank
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#170. There is no elegance or character of any sort in [the forsythia's] structure. Its crude expose of colour is undiluted by foliage. And in its most popular cultivars the flowers are packed into such congested lumps that it is like being asked to swallow a helping of cornflour pudding. - Author: Christopher Lloyd
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#171. There's nothing more poisonous to a community than rumors and gossips. They taint the good character of those who effortlessly stand out. They provide mediocre individuals with a means to become relevant. They set in like gangrene and eat away at the sense of decency that differentiates humans from animals. - Author: Wiss Auguste
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#172. God desires his people to be abounding in love and good works. To be people of integrity and honor. People who reflect his character. But we are human - sinful people capable of evil deeds. - Author: Karen Witemeyer
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#173. There are technical tricks that may help you create more effective characters. My approach to characterization is not at all technical. I can't really analyze how I do it, but I am sure of one thing. To write convincing characters, you must possess the ability to think yourself into someone else's skin. - Author: Juliet Marillier
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#174. Whenever you want to cheer yourself up, consider the good qualities of your companions, for example, the energy of one, the modesty of another, the generosity of yet another, and some other quality of another; for nothing cheers the heart as much as the images of excellence reflected in the character of our companions, all brought before us as fully as possible. Therefore, keep these images ready at hand. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#175. In speaking to you men of the greatest city of the West, men of the state which gave to the country Lincoln and Grant, men who preeminently and distinctly embody all that is most American in the American character, I wish to preach not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#176. My favorite kinds of stories are the ones that have these big crazy genre hijinks and then a real honest, meaty, emotional story where we're watching a character grapple with some real things. - Author: Greg Pak
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#177. On the red carpet, I'm playing a character. As soon as I get off that thing, I think, 'Oof, wipe that gloss off.' I'm wiping and wiping and pulling my hair out and trying to change my outfit. I'm immediately trying to get comfortable. It's really a part I play. - Author: Jessica Biel
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#178. Whatever he knows of his weaknesses, Private Mulvaney is wholly ignorant of his strength. - Author: Rudyard Kipling
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#179. Every epoch has its character determined by the way its population reacts to the material events which they encounter. - Author: Alfred North Whitehead
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#180. There's a wealth of literature out there which, hopefully, will be, you know, exploded in the future, and I personally find it very rewarding to be involved with classic storytelling, and sort of legendary characters. - Author: Sean Bean
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#181. She has been unkind to you, no doubt; because you see, she dislikes your cast of character, as Miss Scatcherd does mine; but how minutely you remember all she has done and said to you! What a singularly deep impression her injustice seems to have made on your heart! No ill-usage so brands its record on my feelings. Would you not be happier if you tried to forget her severity, together with the passionate emotions it excited? Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs. We are, and must be, one and all, burdened with faults in this world: but the time will soon come when, I trust, we shall put them off in putting off our corruptible bodies; when debasement and sin will fall from us with this cumbrous frame of flesh, and only the spark of the spirit will remain, - the impalpable principle of light and thought, pure as when it left the Creator to inspire the creature: whence it came it will return; perhaps again to be communicated to some being higher than man - perhaps to pass through gradations of glory, from the pale human soul to brighten to the seraph! ... - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#182. And these few precepts in thy memory
Look thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue,
Nor any unproportioned thought his act.
Be thou familiar but by no means vulgar.
Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel,
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatched, unfledged comrade. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#183. Somewhere in his heart he had recognized who she was. His dominant wish, however, was to go a little longer without recognizing her. The woman's face floating in its dark seclusion, no name yet attached to it, had the character of a mysterious, lovely apparition. It was like the scent of the fragrant olive which, as one walks along a path at night, tells of the blossoms before one sees them. Isao wanted to keep things just as they were, if only for an instant more. At this moment a woman was a woman, not someone with a name attached to her.

And that was not all. Because of her hidden name, because of the agreement not to speak that name, she was transmuted into a marvelous essence, like a moonflower, its supporting vine invisible, floating high up in the darkness. This essence which preceded existence, this phantasm which preceded reality, this portent which preceded the event conveyed with unmistakable force the presence of a substance yet more powerful. This presence which showed itself as gliding through air - this was woman.

Isao had yet to embrace a woman. Still, never so strongly at this moment, when he keenly sensed this "womanliness that preceded woman," had he felt that he too knew what ecstasy meant. For this was a presence that he could even now embrace. In time, that is, it had drawn near with an exquisite subtlety, and in space it was only a little distant. The affectionate emotion that filled his breast was like a vapor that could envelop h - Author: Yukio Mishima
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#184. I enjoy catching our show whenever I can. It does get very weird to watch myself, it's always been that way, but at the same time, it's part of my job to see what kind of job I'm doing and to get a perspective on where I'm taking the character. - Author: James Lafferty
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#185. It was the face that disturbed me. The artist had lit it in such a way that it appeared very strong, actually, to my mind, brutal. The nose was long and thin, the full underlip protruberant [sic], and the blue eyes icy cold. There was a great deal of pride in his look - more than pride, arrogance, rather. I wondered if it were only animals he had hunted with that gun.
Yet there was no doubt that the face was well done. The contrast between light and dark was evidence enough of the artist's skill. The man, I thought, must have actually been proud of the insolence and brutality which I saw in his face. Otherwise he would never have let the artist depict so clearly those aspects of his character. - Author: Barbara Cohen
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#186. I suppose next time I come home I shall find you wearing false moustaches - or are you doing so now?'
Poirot winced. His moustaches had always been his sensitive point. He was inordinately proud of them. My words touched him on the raw.
'No, no, indeed, mon ami. That day, I pray the good God, is still far off. The false moustaches! Quelle Horreur!'
He tugged at them vigorously to assure me of their genuine character.
'Well, they are very luxuriant still,' I said.
'N'est-ce pas? Never, in the whole of London, have I seen a pair of moustaches to equal mine.'
A good job too, I thought privately. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#187. Wounds are what create depth in the human soul. Without the wounds, there would be no room for the seeds. - Author: C. JoyBell C.
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#188. As the attuning of music arouses emotions in the body to an unusual degree, well that there be choices made regarding what emotions are aroused and what character of music. - Author: Edgar Cayce
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#189. The best way to deal in a transparent world is just be transparent. Let your life be authentic and let people look in. Because if they want to find out, they're gonna find out. And so to me it's given me a greater sense of accountability as a CEO. It's given me a greater opportunity to lead. - Author: Michael Hyatt
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#190. I try to find what makes even the worst, most despicable character sympathetic at his or her core. - Author: Len Wein
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#191. Sorel's basic character flaws had all cemented by the age of fifteen, a fact which further elicited my sympathy. To have all the building blocks of your life in place by that age was, by any standard, a tragedy. It was as good as sealing yourself into a dungeon. Walled in, with nowhere to go but your own doom.
Walls.
A world completely surrounded by walls. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#192. Many of those late nights, when he'd paced his apartment, his mind roaming the world he'd painstakingly created and could finally inhabit - moving within it from character to character, feverishly distilling into words thoughts not his own but theirs - had been ecstasies of absorption and self-forgetfulness. - Author: Adelle Waldman
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#193. My passport just identifies me; my behavior shows my real identity. - Author: Rodolfo Peon
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#194. We have full confidence in Jesus Christ. Our confidence rises as the character of God becomes greater and more trustworthy to our spiritual comprehension. The One with whom we deal is the One who embodies faithfulness and truth-the One who cannot lie. - Author: Aiden Wilson Tozer
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#195. Every day our garments become more assimilated to ourselves, receiving the impress of the wearer's character, until we hesitate tolay them aside without such delay and medical appliances and some such solemnity even as our bodies. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#196. To measure the man, measure his heart. - Author: Malcolm Forbes
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#197. In many ways, the felt sense is like a stream moving through an ever-changing landscape. It alters its character in resonance with its surroundings. When the land is rugged and steep, the stream moves with vigor and energy, swirling and bubbling as it crashes over rocks and debris. Out on the plains, the stream meanders so slowly that one might wonder whether it is moving at all. Rains and spring thaw can rapidly increase its volume, possibly even flood nearby land. In the same way, once the setting has been interpreted and defined by the felt sense, we will blend into whatever conditions we find ourselves. This amazing sense encompasses both the content and climate of our internal and external environments. Like the stream, it shapes itself to fit those environments. - Author: Peter A. Levine
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#198. I assume most of the characters I play are exactly like me. - Author: Jack Nicholson
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#199. Someone has said,"Education is going from an unconscious to conscious awareness of one's ignorance."..No one has a corner on wisdom. All the name-dropping in the world does not heighten the significance of our character. If anything, it reduces it. Our acute need is to cultivate a willingness to learn and to remain teachable. - Author: Charles R. Swindoll
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#200. Do have a mind of your own. This is not just a spiritual matter only, but one which concerns ordinary manliness. I would do many things to please my friends, but to go to hell to please them is more than I would venture. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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