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)

When you have to get into the character each morning, give it your voice, your face, it was torture.
- Victoria Abril
(Keywords: Character, Voice)

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)

I didn't have to audition. That's common, but it had never happened to me before. Normally, I hate auditioning. I need to stew and think... let the character develop and grow inside me.
- Casey Affleck
(Keywords: Character, Hate)

If I stunk for some reason, you can always blame it on the character.
- Danny Aiello
(Keywords: Character, Blame, Reason)

For the third season, we do a sit around on one episode where we were in character and then we commented on one episode just being ourselves, so - not really. I was comfortable, though. I wasn't nervous.
- Carlos Alazraqui
(Keywords: Character, Being)

It's not like my old self - I'm not in character anymore, I'm me. I'm not hiding behind that anymore.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Character, Old, Self)

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)

She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Character, Clothes, Influence, Instinct, Magic, Manners, Worth)

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.
- Alan Alda
(Keywords: Character, Actor, Defeat, Fun, Want)

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)

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Character, Habit, Destiny, Harvest, Law)

I prefer the rather old and battered, things with character, to the brand new.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: Character, Old)

While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Character, Months, Winter)

Washington's character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Character, Choice, First, Nation, President, Republican, Washington)

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)

You have to suspend disbelief a little bit to buy into your situation and to the story and to how the character will react. You have to tweak your credibility a little bit, is basically what it comes down to.
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Keywords: Character, Credibility, Will)

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)

The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Character, Acceptance, American, Fact, Respect, Struggle)

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)

I didn't want to be greedy. It's a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go the slaughterhouse.
- Walter Annenberg
(Keywords: Character, Want)

The test of character is having the ability to meet challenges.
- Walter Annenberg
(Keywords: Character, Ability)

I'm trying to learn to smoke, which is rather weird when everyone is trying to stop. I'm not a smoker. But my character only smokes as an affectation.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Character, Affectation, Trying)

It's hard being a hostage in somebody else's mouth - or a character in somebody else's novel.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Character, Being)

Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
- Antiphanes
(Keywords: Character, Poverty)

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)

Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not be sought in a way which disregards man's character as a person and degrades him to the animal level.
- Francis Arinze
(Keywords: Character, Man, Satisfaction)

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Character, Performance, Virtue, Actions)

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Character, May, Persuasion)

Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it.
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Character, Culture, Perfection)

I played a lot of character parts in school.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: Character, School)

After doing this, going away, trying other things and working on other shows, this character, and working within Days of Our Lives, has been one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: Character, Career, Trying)

When I draw a character, very often as I'm doing a face, my face mirrors the expression.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: Character, Expression)

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)

I'm 25, so I've already gone through what my character Ged goes through, though it's on a general scale because I haven't studied at a wizard's school.
- Shawn Ashmore
(Keywords: Character, School)

It's the difficulty we had with Mr. Bean, actually, when it went from TV to film. You certainly discover that you need to explain more about a character.
- Rowan Atkinson
(Keywords: Character, Difficulty, Film)

When I was doing Bean more than I've done him in the last few years, I did strange things - like appearing on chat shows in character as Mr. Bean.
- Rowan Atkinson
(Keywords: Character, Years)

I think the character does tend to suit an episodic thing, because what's fun about him is that he doesn't care about anyone else, and it's very difficult for a main character - a lead character - in a movie to not care about anybody else.
- Rowan Atkinson
(Keywords: Character, Care, Fun)

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)

Infelicity is an ill to which all acts are heir which have the general character of ritual or ceremonial, all conventional acts.
- J. L. Austin
(Keywords: Character, Heir, Ritual)

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