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

'Sometimes I feel that there's a baby inside me that hasn't grown up yet. So Shakira can be a very confusing character.'
Shakira

The American character looks always as if it had just had a rather bad haircut, which gives it, in our eyes at any rate, a greater humanity than the European, which even among its beggars has an all too professional air.
Mary McCarthy

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

An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.
Robert Baden-Powell

I will always remember him for the many and various characters he portrayed. He has left behind a library of work which will entertain this nation for many years to come [on Ronnie Barker]
David Suchet

In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
Cicero

Your morals and general character are strictly inquired into; it is therefore expected that you will improve every leisure moment in the acquirement of knowledge of your profession and you will recollect that a good moral character is essential to your high standing in the Navy.
Franklin Buchanan

An actor is an actor is an actor. The less personality an actor has off stage the better. A blank canvas on which to draw the characters he plays.
Arthur Lowe

In the life of every man there are influences of a far more real and penetrating character than those which come through the medium of schools or teachers.
Frederic Farrar

A major character has to come somehow out of the unconscious.
Graham Greene

A child's learning is a function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher.
James S Coleman

The propositions of philosophy are not factual, but linguistic in character - that is, they do not describe the behaviour of physical, or even mental, objects; they express definitions, or the formal consequences of definitions. [Ayer was a logical positivist]
A J Ayer

Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it. - as her character Carrie in Sex And The City.
Sarah Jessica Parker

Every reader knows about the feeling that characters in books seem more real than real people.
Cornelia Funke

I am definitely not scared of Mike Tyson. I am at the top of the food chain and he is looking to knock me off. Mike's an arrogant imbecile. He sounds like a cartoon character.
Lennox Lewis

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
Theodore Roosevelt

'I never act my characters - I am them.'
Drew Barrymore

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

"I don't know what the big issue is about it [a kiss with Neve Campbell in Wild Things]. It's a role, and I think a bigger issue is made out of it. It was a part I took and it's what the character did, so I did it."
Denise Richards

Plots and character don't make life. Life is here and now, anytime you say the word, anytime you let her rip.
Henry Miller

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
Kahlil Gibran

I remember one time that I was filming a scene in whych my character rides through Troy on a chariot. I just looked around at this incredible set thinking 'This is the life'.
Orlando Bloom

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

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

When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.'
Alfred Hitchcock

I don't know. I don't write the scripts. [on news his character was to be axed]
Johnny Briggs

You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
Fran Lebowitz

One character got a reprieve, but I have to say two die that I didn't intend to die
J K Rowling

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

Character is the product of daily, hourly actions, and words and thoughts; daily forgivenesses, unselfishness, kindnesses, sympathies, charities, sacrifices for the good of others, struggles against temptation, submissiveness under trial. Oh, it is these, like the blending colors in a picture or the blending notes of music which constitute the man.
John MacDuff

Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
Oscar Levant

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

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

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Samuel Johnson

Six characters in search of an author.
Luigi Pirandello

Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.
William James

My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied.
Horatio Nelson

If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Andre Maurois

We work with every one of them to see if their character wouldn't say a certain thing or if something is worded awkwardly - we work with them to rectify that.
Simon Pegg

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

With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men.
Clarence Darrow

Money is always on its way somewhere. What you do with it while it is in your keeping and the direction you send it in say much about you. Your treatment of and respect for money, how you make it, and how you spend it, reflect your character.
Gary Ryan Blair

In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.
Ambrose Bierce

Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor.
Galbraith

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 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

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Lichtenberg

To me it's entirely logical, particularly when you are doing a film noir, you may as well go right through with that theme, and the central character could in fact be what he is chasing... (on Deckard, in Blade Runner)
Ridley Scott



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