Quotations on Temperament

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If you are a novelist of a certain type of temperament, then what you really want to do is re-invent the world. God wasn't too bad a novelist, except he was a Realist.
- John Barth
(Keywords: God, Temperament, Want, World)

I think the diva is kind of a cliche. My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does not match what they're trying to play, so all this temperament comes out.
- Glenn Close
(Keywords: Talent, Play, Temperament, Trying)

We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.
- Cyril Connolly
(Keywords: Illusion, Passion, Temperament, Want)

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.
- Tryon Edwards
(Keywords: Age, Men, Health, Old, Temperament, Years)

As a whole, the managers today are different in temperament. Most have very good communication skills and are more understanding of the umpire's job. That doesn't mean they are better managers. It just means that I perceive today's managers a bit differently.
- Jim Evans
(Keywords: Communication, Job, Managers, Temperament, Today, Umpire, Understanding)

No one connected intimately with a writer has any appreciation of his temperament, except to think him overdoing everything.
- Zane Grey
(Keywords: Appreciation, Temperament, Writer)

You know, so I was a weird eccentric kid but I did believe in the power of the word and of the word being made flesh I suppose, which again I suppose came from my temperament as well as my upbringing.
- Thomas Keneally
(Keywords: Power, Being, Temperament, Word)

Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling.
- Madeleine L'Engle
(Keywords: Creativity, Destruction, Temperament, Wrestling)

Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!
- May Sarton
(Keywords: Genius, Baby, Forget, Months, Temperament, Will)

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