Quotations on Character

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I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.
- Aaliyah
(Keywords: Action, Character, Acting, Coach)

Whenever there were parties, I wasn't invited because I began to be like that character. In a way, that contributed to the success of the performance.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Success, Character, Performance)

How I work is I work from of very character-driven place. And I trust the writers.
- Amy Adams
(Keywords: Trust, Work, Character, Writers)

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Power, Society, Character, Authority, Importance)

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Men, Friend, Character, Envy, Honor)

Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Truth, Character, Values)

Your source material is the people you know, not those you don't know, but every character is an extension of the author's own personality.
- Edward Albee
(Keywords: People, Character, Personality)

The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain.
- Bill Alexander
(Keywords: Government, Character, Fascism, Fight, Force, Popular, Republican, Spain)

I'm always more motivated by the pain of a funny character than by what makes him funny.
- Jason Alexander
(Keywords: Funny, Character, Pain)

It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: Music, Character, American, Living, Moods)

I really love the process, with stage, of rehearsal, you get to create a character, and you have a beginning, a middle, and an end of story. And in television, you don't.
- Sasha Alexander
(Keywords: Love, Character, Beginning, End, Television)

They killed my character off and as God would have it, just when they told me I would never work again, I got cast in a little program called Roots, and as they would say, the rest is history.
- John Amos
(Keywords: History, Work, God, Character, Rest)

Always, your work is the same: You have to tell a story, you have to make a character. It doesn't matter if there are thousands of dollars, millions behind it, or if there is nothing.
- Elena Anaya
(Keywords: Work, Character, Nothing)

None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath.
- Marian Anderson
(Keywords: Nature, Quality, Character, Fact, Skin)

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
- Walter Anderson
(Keywords: Life, Quality, Character, Gravity, Loss, Pain, Sadness, Treasure)

My father is a man of impeccable character who has worked tirelessly for the United Nations for many years. His integrity is beyond reproach.
- Kojo Annan
(Keywords: Father, Character, Integrity, Man, Nations, United, Years)

Sometimes, you start with the drawing and then the gag comes to you in the middle of it. That is when you start working on the solution of the gag, which is composition, placing, equilibrium, and character design.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: Design, Character, Solution)

It ended up being a very good thing, because they finally started writing for the character, and I realized that you have to go to work with a purpose. I learned from the experience and then moved on.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: Experience, Work, Character, Purpose, Being, Writing)

Costumes are the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth-it really does establish who they are.
- Colleen Atwood
(Keywords: Impression, Character, First, Open)

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Soul, Character, Thoughts, Mind, Will)

I love to come in and play with a wig or glasses or clothes. I love using props. I'm from the Peter Sellers school of trying to prepare for the character.
- Dan Aykroyd
(Keywords: Love, Character, Clothes, Play, School, Trying)

Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Change, Love, People, Character, Conviction, Freedom, Liberty, Nothing)

The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Fitness, Character, May, Office, Public)

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.
- Roger Babson
(Keywords: Money, Health, Power, Knowledge, Character, May, Property, Will)

Our immigration system is a broken system that needs to be fixed. We need reform that provides hardworking people of good character with a real path towards citizenship.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: People, Character, Citizenship, Needs, Reform)

By a great man, however, we mean a man who, because of his spiritual gifts, his character, and other qualities, deserves to be called great and who as a result earns the power to influence others.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Power, Character, Gifts, Influence, Man, Result, Spiritual)

I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Intelligence, Knowledge, Character, Censure, Criticism, Respect, Right)

My hope is that people will be repulsed by the character's complete lack of ethics and obsession with consumerism - that's what I was saying about the difference between the character's message and the film's message.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: People, Character, Hope, Difference, Ethics, Film, Obsession, Saying, Will)

When it comes to films, people often don't differentiate between the message of a bad central character and the message of the film itself. They are two separate things.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: People, Character, Film)

I like the idea of movies having a magic element. How many times have you seen an actor in a movie who you know only as the character? It's wonderful, isn't it?
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: Movies, Idea, Character, Actor, Magic)

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
- Hosea Ballou
(Keywords: Education, Mother, Character, Children, Word)

It's a character that I always found really likable. I'm fond of Zorro because he was a popular figure who worked for the people.
- Antonio Banderas
(Keywords: People, Character, Popular)

Making cartoons means very hard work at every step of the way, but creating a successful cartoon character is the hardest work of all.
- Joseph Barbera
(Keywords: Work, Successful, Character, Cartoons, Hard work)

People realize that Salieri is not the man we saw in the Amadeus movie. That man had no talent. It was a great movie, but the Salieri character was a big fiction.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Talent, People, Character, Fiction, Man)

I look for a role that hopefully I feel empathy with and that I can understand and love, but also that has that challenge for me to play - a different kind of role, a different type of character, a different time period.
- Kathy Bates
(Keywords: Time, Love, Character, Challenge, Empathy, Play)

A nation is a totality of men united through community of fate into a community of character.
- Otto Bauer
(Keywords: Men, Character, Community, Fate, Nation, United)

I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me - no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else.
- Sean Bean
(Keywords: Time, Work, Character, Thoughts, Day, End, Excess, Leisure, Perspective)

006 was such an interesting character and the film really explored his friendship with Bond and how it all went wrong, so it was a very personal journey for both characters.
- Sean Bean
(Keywords: Friendship, Character, Film, Journey, Wrong)

It's a hard thing to age a character because you can't really suddenly give someone gray hair.
- Alison Bechdel
(Keywords: Age, Character, Hair)

Let me go over this again on the reclaiming the civil rights movement. People of faith that believe that you have an equal right to justice - that is the essence. And if it's not the essence, then we've been sold a pack of lies. The essence is everyone deserves a shot - the content of character, not the color of skin.
- Glenn Beck
(Keywords: Faith, People, Character, Civil rights, Content, Justice, Lies, Skin)

Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.
- Max Beerbohm
(Keywords: Men, Genius, People, Character, Deep, Instinct, Judges, Quick, Thinking)

I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac. I've had quite a few people actually say that they're going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me... the character. I think that's pretty cool!
- Catherine Bell
(Keywords: People, Character, Girls, Kids, Letters, Pretty, Teenagers, Want)

Because I was able to submerge myself into the character, I didn't have to go back and forth. You don't have to work hard to bring emotions. It all just comes naturally, you're there living it.
- Camilla Belle
(Keywords: Work, Character, Emotions, Living)

The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Life, Character, Feeling, Living, Suicide, Trouble, Worth)

The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Achievement, Character, Discipline, Goal)

It is our character that supports the promise of our future - far more than particular government programs or policies.
- William Bennett
(Keywords: Government, Character, Future, Promise)

The formation of character in young people is educationally a different task from and a prior task to, the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
- William Bennett
(Keywords: People, Character, Day)

It is very hard to separate one's self from a character. Sometimes the people closest to me have to be very understanding.
- Halle Berry
(Keywords: People, Character, Self, Understanding)

Yeah, it's fun to be somebody you're not, to bring a character to life.
- Michael Berryman
(Keywords: Life, Character, Fun)

I grew up below the poverty line; I didn't have as much as other people did. I think it made me stronger as a person, it built my character. Now I have a 4.0 grade point average and I want to go to college, and just become a better person.
- Justin Bieber
(Keywords: People, Character, College, Now, Poverty, Want)



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