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Characters Quotes

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When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

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The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

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

 

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

I sometimes wonder if the inability to find oneself
makes one seek oneself in other people,
in characters.
- John Cazale

The Big Chill is one of those things that everybody can identify with.
Between eight characters, they can pick somebody who's somewhat like them.
- Tom Berenger

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Thrillers have been traditionally very masculine books;
the women characters often rather decorative.
- Ken Follett

Few characters in history are indispensable.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Special effects are characters.
Special effects are essential elements.
Just because you can't see them doesn't mean they aren't there.
- Laurence Fishburne

We set ourselves a limit and cut characters which weren't so vital.
- Dino De Laurentiis

Dr. Larry and Viki are the only original characters left on the show.
- Michael Storm

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.
- Avi Arad

Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists,
as independent characters.
- Jack Levine

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

In writing a series of stories about the same characters,
plan the whole series in advance in some detail,
to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
- L. Sprague de Camp

I try to ground most of my characters in reality somehow.
That's kind of what I bring to the table.
- Donnie Wahlberg

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

I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex,
bigger than life characters.
- Conrad Hall

All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration,
caricatures.
It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
- Walt Disney

I never act my characters - I am them.
- Drew Barrymore

You can't have virtue without sin.
What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined
by how they operate in a very sinful environment.
That's how you test people.
- Frank Miller

You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters.
The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
- Fran Lebowitz

The more varied the characters, the better,
as far as I'm concerned.
- Tim Roth

The only difference is that religion is much better
organised and has been around much longer,
but it's the same story with different characters and different costumes.
- James Randi

The way I write is that I'll actually have a conversation out loud with myself.
In a weird way, I just kind of get schizophrenic and play two characters.
- Zach Braff

Also, it's risky to try to duplicate earlier success.
Magician had a certain charm to it, mostly due to my
choice of lead characters,
that I would be hard put to duplicate.
- Raymond E. Feist

There's so much of, it could have been a very critical
examination of what happened,
and really the emotional lives of the people involved
sort of carry the characters forward.
- Jeremy Northam

One of the ways I think I gain fodder for characters is by watching people.
- Edie Falco

But I always wanted my characters to be more than cyphers
for the failings of their world.
And I never had to look too hard to find a part of myself in them.
- Douglas Sirk

The characters are trapped within the lifestyle.
It's about what goes on before the movie starts.
- Sam Mendes

People ask me to record their answering machines all the time.
I love it.
It's a miracle to me that people want to hear back those characters.
- Mike Myers

I always believed in my characters.
I lived them.
- Irene Dunne

In creating the Harry Potter artwork,
I try to bring a certain amount of realism and believability
to the characters and setting,
but still add an element of wonder and the unknown.
- Mary Grandpre

You know it's my job to visualize, what is literal or audible,
so I designed all the characters, and I designed what
they do and how they should do it and so on.
- Gerald Scarfe

I put heavy emphasis on the characters.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

In independent film you tend to have stories that involve more of a community,
and the smaller characters are important to the story.
- David Morse

It's not enough to hit the notes.
There is no point in the singers just standing there
and sounding wonderful if they're not connecting with
the characters they are portraying.
- Bruce Beresford

Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other,
is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

I like working closely with artists.
I think that's very important in fantasy and science fiction -
the visual aspect of the worlds and the characters.
- Margaret Weis

I don't much believe in the idea of characters.
I write with words, that is all.
Whether those words are put in the mouth of this or
that character does not matter to me.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies,
playing characters that are larger than life,
getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince,
and a soldier.
- Orlando Bloom

I do not use profanity in my novels.
My characters all go to church.
- Nicholas Sparks

I don't think I'm like any of the characters I've played -
they're all really far from who I am.
- Christian Bale

There are mystically in our faces certain characters
which carry in them the motto of our souls,
wherein he that cannot read A, B, C may read our natures.
- Thomas Browne

I go through a whole process with the actors first,
building and creating characters, then I encourage
them to sort of live in that character when they're in the screen.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I'm very excited to see where the characters and their relationships go.
But in the end, it really boils down to the people
who have more power than me,
who control the money.
- Brandon Routh

Now, all the movies are for teenagers.
It's very difficult for an actress to find really deep,
beautiful characters to play.
- Monica Bellucci

After a while, the characters I'm writing begin to feel real to me.
That's when I know I'm heading in the right direction.
- Alice Hoffman

My first duty to write a gripping yarn.
Second is to convey credible characters who make you feel what they feel.
Only third comes the idea.
- David Brin

You treat characters like people you meet in life-friends or mentors.
- Wes Bentley

I sometimes feel like I could do another job.
Anything.
Maybe because as an actress you're playing different characters,
everything feels possible.
- Juliette Binoche

I haven't seen the film yet because I just got in from London.
In the scenes where the two characters are bantering with each other,
it is like bobbing at the net in tennis.
- Albert Finney

You have to find something there that relates to the
characters and reality on some level.
- Victor Garber

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

None of my characters seem to have had sex yet -
I haven't written about that.
And I wouldn't want to deal with what's happening in Oregon -
the school shootings.
- Paula Danziger

Fiction is about intimacy with characters,
events, places.
- Robert Morgan

Definitely they write themselves.
It's an amazing experience.
It's like the characters have come alive and are sitting
on my shoulder talking to me,
telling me their tales.
- R. A. Salvatore

I'm just looking always for characters that change,
because I want to get better, as an actor and as a person.
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan

We can bring to characters dark and bright sides that
nobody even dreams about.
- Sonia Braga

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.
- Jonathan Miller

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

Before I thought there was a common denominator between my films -
as if all my characters were sisters -
but I'm not so sure now.
- Juliette Binoche

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

Trial.
A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record
the blameless characters of judges,
advocates and jurors.
- Ambrose Bierce

Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on
the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.
- George Bancroft

I admire directors so much, I find them incredible:
they manage such a huge number of people of different characters,
think of the money involved.
- Catherine Deneuve

My films do have characters who have trouble escaping the world around them.
- Lasse Hallstrom

Real-life people are often the hardest to play,
people that you recreate who have actually lived,
because you have to live up to people's knowledge of those characters.
- Derek Jacobi

There are too many souls of wood not to love those
wooden characters who do indeed have a soul.
- Jean Cocteau

Now I am an old hag, I get to play much more interesting characters.
- Joan Greenwood


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