Quotations on Personality

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You can mark in desire the rising of the tide, as the appetite more and more invades the personality, appealing, as it does, not merely to the sensory side of the self, but to its ideal components as well.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Appetite, Desire, Personality, Self)

Brains, integrity, and force may be all very well, but what you need today is Charm. Go ahead and work on your economic programs if you want to, I'll develop my radio personality.
- Gracie Allen
(Keywords: Work, Charm, Force, Integrity, May, Personality, Today, Want)

In Harvest of Stars, there is this notion, not original with me of course, that it will become possible to download at least the basic aspects of a human personality into a machine program.
- Poul Anderson
(Keywords: Harvest, Machine, Personality, Stars, Will)

Yes, it must be something that goes very well with my voice, let's say something that I understand that this would be good communication with the others, and I don't pretend for instance, to look for music that would be something that doesn't go with my personality.
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Keywords: Music, Communication, Personality, Voice)

My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Keywords: American, Film, Fire, Personality, Production, Quest, Style)

Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.
- Shawn Ashmore
(Keywords: Attitude, Personality, Reflection, Style)

I would do it today because the thing that appealed to me was not necessarily the mechanics of the robot, but it was his personality and how funny and charming he was.
- John Badham
(Keywords: Funny, Personality, Today)

I had had an extroverted personality with a lot of friends, but when I lost the weight and grew so tall, I withdrew within myself.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: Friends, Personality, Weight)

If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature.
- Bruce Barton
(Keywords: Divinity, Expression, Living, Personality, Will, World)

An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service.
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Keywords: Design, Personality, Service)

There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn't seem to come with them.
- Billy Bragg
(Keywords: Honesty, Personality, Reason, Relationships, Writing)

One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare's characters is his courage to face up to the darker elements of his personality.
- Kenneth Branagh
(Keywords: Courage, Personality, Shakespeare)

I will go to my grave in a state of abject endless fascination that we all have the capacity to become emotionally involved with a personality that doesn't exist.
- Berkeley Breathed
(Keywords: Grave, Personality, State, Will)

A quiet personality sure isn't what you need to attract attention.
- Bill Budge
(Keywords: Attention, Personality, Quiet)

I try to bring elements of my own personality to every character I've played, but I think I'm pretty similar to the character I'm playing now. The biggest departure would have to have been Freaks and Geeks Sara, who was this sort of subordinate and shy girl.
- Lizzy Caplan
(Keywords: Character, Departure, Now, Personality, Pretty)

I think that Mos Def is the best actor, but when you talk about rappers in films, I don't really think the quality of the acting is most important because most rappers are put in movies because of the personality and people want to see that.
- Morris Chestnut
(Keywords: Movies, Quality, People, Acting, Actor, Personality, Talk, Want)

I became quite taken over by Johnson's personality at some points while writing the biography, and since I went straight on to The Closed Circle afterwards, I did sometimes feel I could hear him whispering in my ear while I was working on it.
- Jonathan Coe
(Keywords: Biography, Personality, Writing)

The more you build your life on principle and less on personality - yours or others - the straighter will be your course.
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Keywords: Life, Personality, Will)

You look at a herd of cattle and well, they all look the same... but they know. They all have an individual personality, and those personalities change from day to day. They can have their grumpy days and their happy days and their serene days. But it's unpredictable. You can't be off in outer space when you're dealing with animals.
- Chris Cooper
(Keywords: Change, Animals, Day, Personality, Space)

The studio didn't ask them to learn their trade, they just worked them, and when that personality or that gimmick or whatever they had ran dry at the box office, they were dropped and out.
- Jackie Cooper
(Keywords: Office, Personality, Trade)

For example I don't work with William Hurt the same way that I will work with Viggo. They're different guys and they work in different ways. So a good sensitive director has his general style and technique and personality that he uses but you don't impose that on the actors.
- David Cronenberg
(Keywords: Work, Actors, Example, Hurt, Personality, Style, Will)

You can meet a young person who goes to school and is really enthusiastic, but if a sufficiently strong personality convinces them that this is a waste of time, that person might flunk out.
- Stanley Crouch
(Keywords: Time, Personality, School, Waste)

To maintain one's individuality, integrity, and true personality in the theatre is a big task.
- Cyril Cusack
(Keywords: Individuality, Integrity, Personality, Theatre)

When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years.
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: Art, Science, Literature, Man, Name, Personality, Philosophy, Years)

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost.
- Lloyd C. Douglas
(Keywords: Fear, Man, Personality, Thinking)

I mean, I would hope that I have a style or personality that is evident wherever I go.
- Trevor Dunn
(Keywords: Hope, Personality, Style)

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
- T. S. Eliot
(Keywords: Poetry, Emotion, Emotions, Expression, Personality, Want)

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.
- T. S. Eliot
(Keywords: Progress, Artist, Personality, Self)

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus
(Keywords: Character, Example, Personality, Public)

Gore will not win a popularity contest, he will not win a personality contest, but he can win an idealogical battle, and he can win a battle of experience.
- Susan Estrich
(Keywords: Experience, Battle, Personality, Popularity, Will)

You use words like 'introvert' and 'extrovert,' various traits of a personality. A lot of that stuff, we used in drama school, and that was kind of interesting, to realize my teachers sort of ripped off a lot of Jung. And how much of it is part of our society now, these phrases, introvert and extrovert, where it actually came from.
- Michael Fassbender
(Keywords: Society, Drama, Now, Personality, School, Teachers, Words)

You know, I always got offered other stuff. Not the romantic leads, obviously. But very often it's a role that's underwritten, where the character has no personality at all. And they need a character actor who can fill it in.
- Harvey Fierstein
(Keywords: Character, Actor, Personality, Romantic)

Letters have to pass two tests before they can be classed as good: they must express the personality both of the writer and of the recipient.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Letters, Personality, Tests, Writer)

Personality is essential. It is in every work of art. When someone walks on stage for a performance and has charisma, everyone is convinced that he has personality. I find that charisma is merely a form of showmanship. Movie stars usually have it. A politician has to have it.
- Lukas Foss
(Keywords: Work, Art, Performance, Charisma, Personality, Stars)

I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it.
- Dawn French
(Keywords: Home, Personality, Stairs)

Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.
- Erich Fromm
(Keywords: Love, People, Nothing, Personality, Value)

Every part I play is just a variant of my own personality. No real character actor, of course, just me.
- Michael Gambon
(Keywords: Character, Actor, Personality, Play)

There isn't as much passion and outrage in today's newspapers. That may be because of a corporate decision, but they've lost their personality.
- Michael Gartner
(Keywords: Decision, Corporate, May, Newspapers, Passion, Personality, Today)

I brought my personality and sense of wonder and I think they wrote as much of my personality as they could. I do not go around kicking butt and saving the universe all the time but they tried to capture me as best as they could in the character.
- Gil Gerard
(Keywords: Time, Character, Personality, Sense, Universe, Wonder)

I'm kind of a quirky dresser usually. Like today, I'm actually pretty put together, but I dress kind of off sometimes, but that's just part of my personality.
- Debbie Gibson
(Keywords: Dress, Personality, Pretty, Today)

And I, uh, I wonder how anybody can think his personality changes with his success. I've had quite a bit of success but I feel that I'm just the same person as I always was.
- Rube Goldberg
(Keywords: Success, Personality, Wonder)

It's a very complex scenario, and certainly Dave was, and is, not the only person in Pearl Jam with personality flaws. Everybody in this band exhibits some form of neurotic behavior. And we couldn't find a balance, a mutual respect for each other.
- Stone Gossard
(Keywords: Balance, Behavior, Flaws, Personality, Respect)

The study of consciousness that can extend beyond the body is extremely important for the issue of survival, since it is this part of human personality that would be likely to survive death.
- Stanislav Grof
(Keywords: Death, Survival, Body, Consciousness, Personality, Study)

The cult of individuality and personality, which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself, is really a business. The greater the 'genius' of the personage, the greater the profit.
- George Grosz
(Keywords: Business, Individuality, Personality, Poets, Profit)

We're starting to push the envelope in terms of the expectations, and you can also have your own style, personality and sense of humor, because now we're allowed to.
- Lisa Guerrero
(Keywords: Humor, Expectations, Now, Personality, Sense, Style)

Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the personality and temperament of the artist.
- Hans Hofmann
(Keywords: Art, Artist, Expression, Personality, Temperament)

I'm trying to eliminate every vestige of my own personality, style, approach and get into somebody else's skin. Sometimes I feel I've accomplished it. But when I don't, I'm nobody at all, having left myself at home.
- Judy Holliday
(Keywords: Home, Personality, Skin, Style, Trying)

My responsibility is always and everywhere the same: to see in my brother more even than the personality and manhood that are his. My task is always and everywhere the same: to see Christ himself.
- Trevor Huddleston
(Keywords: Brother, Christ, Personality, Responsibility)

In this context, the church supports and favors every effort today to seek the full development of the personality of all human beings, and to promote their fundamental rights, their dignity and liberty.
- Claudio Hummes
(Keywords: Development, Church, Dignity, Effort, Favors, Rights, Liberty, Personality, Today)

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: Life, Cunning, Fight, Personality, Self, Will)

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