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A lot of my work has to do with not allowing my characters to have an ego in a way that the stomach doesn't have an ego when it's wanting to throw up. It just does it.
Matthew Barney

Vulgarized knowledge characteristically gives birth to a feeling that everything is understandable and explained. It is like a system of bridges built over chasms. One can travel boldly ahead over these bridges, ignoring the chasms. It is forbidden to look down into them; but that, alas, does not alter the fact that they exist.
Czeslaw Milosz

It is very grand and sumptuous and awesome to look at but it was really about the characters for me.
Emmy Rossum

The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it... It's a great outlet. I'm not really sure who I am-it seems I change every day.
Leonardo Dicaprio

Maya is hellbent on revenge. She cannot accept Dev has chosen Sunita instead of her. [on her Corrie character]
Sasha Behar

High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
Tryon Edwards

A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little 'personal characteristics.'
Helen Rowland

Character is much easier kept than recovered.
Thomas Paine

'some of the lines that I say on the show well I will say it or I think I know how to say it, then someone like James or someone else will come up to me and say you dont know what that means do you? For example the term walking your dog... not got a clue even my Dad knows I don't get it which is embarrassing' - Katie talking about how there are times when she doesn't know what her character's talking about!
Katie Holmes

Before there was any talk of a movie, people would sometimes ask me what actors I would imagine playing these characters. And the only thing I could ever say is: I have such a clear idea of these characters that they'd have to play themselves.
Michael Cunningham

Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

He's a good person and tennis wise he's not bad, but our characters don't fit together. He's a bit too soft for me. I'll be looking for someone else after this tournament. [on dumping her coach]
Nadia Petrova

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humour.
Jennifer Jones

Hard work spotlights the character of people - some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
Sam Ewing

Overall his period in office can only be characterised as a decade of missed opportunities in which the hopes of the British people for a new kind of politics were shattered [on Tony Blair]
Sir Menzies Campbell

Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
Robert Burns

We're going to make another series with lots of new characters and old characters together.
David Walliams

I would like any type of character that I could be creative with and totally delve into.
Noah Hathaway

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

Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.
Emma Goldman

Although cyber attacks have caused billions of dollars in damage and affected the lives of millions, few if any can be characterised as acts of terrorism.
Dorothy Denning

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
Francis Bacon

The key to writing real characters is not to treat everybody like a real person and give everybody a good side and a bad.
Jon Favreau

A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Spiro Agnew

All endeavour calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one... characteristic we must possess if we are to face the future as finishers.
Henry David Thoreau

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. [The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891]
Oscar Wilde

As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?
Tocqueville

This has been a very hard decision for me to make, because I'm so happy here on EastEnders, but it's been a long time without a proper break, and I just feel some time off would be good for me, and probably the character too. [on taking a break from Eastenders]
Barbara Windsor

Character cannot be developed in peace and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

Especially when you audition for animated characters - you can have more fun.
Julie Benz

Affliction is the school in which great virtues are acquired, in which great characters are formed.
Hannah More

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
Galbraith

I was delighted to get the role and particularly to play a character like this is in many ways something of a dream come true! [celeb TV mag interview]
Bill Maynard

I feel I only have three quarters of the character [on turning up for a role]
Margi Clarke

He turns into a madman. His plan hasn't worked, and like a lot of people in that situation he blames everyone but himself. Deep down he knows that he's as much to blame as anyone for what has happened but Sally is the closest person to him and it is in his nature to blame her. He's a very selfish man. [About his character Greg Kelly in Coronation Street]
Stephen Billington

Whatever it is that makes a person charming, it needs to remain a mystery once the charmer is aware of a mannerism or characteristic that others find charming, it ceases to be a mannerism and becomes an affectation. And good Lord, there is nothing less charming than affectations!
Rex Harrison

There are no moral blanks; there are no neutral characters.
Thomas Chalmers

'If I were invited to a dinner party with my characters, I wouldn't show up.'
Dr Seuss

There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

I started doing some acoustic things. When my character was out at sea on a tanker, running his fleet, he'd just noodle around on his guitar. So I did an Eric Clapton song, and then I wrote a song to be used as a theme for a story line. That's how it started.
Jack Wagner

I'm a relatively ugly character who's done pretty damn well in film.
Kevin Spacey

It's time to nip this one in the bud. [on retiring character Lily Savage]
Paul O'Grady

Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.
Leonardo Dicaprio

In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
Plutarch

I usually start with a repulsive character and go on from there.
Chester Gould

Playing the character of Irena is fantastic and I love playing this role.
Ida Nowakowska

History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances.
Donald Creighton

A new actress is pretty commonly seen in the press, but you don't often see such mystery behind who the character really is.
Rachel Roberts

There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader.
Rudy Giuliani



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