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

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

Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down within incredible swiftness.
Faith Baldwin

Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
Antiphanes

People assume that for me to play a sexually open character like Samantha, I must have had fabulous sex for most of my life.
Kim Cattrall

A scientist is an unlikely character to put at the centre of a movie.
Bill Condon

If you're writing a catchphrase before you write a character, then that's not a good thing.
Catherine Tate

Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character
James Russell Lowell

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

It is simply not consistent with either my character or my confidence in my God-given athletic ability to cheat in any way.
Justin Gatlin

I'm a bit star struck really. But everyone's lovely here and so down to earth. Katy's a great character to play. She twists her dad round her little finger.
Lucy-Jo Hudson

Essentially and most simply put, plot is what the characters do to deal with the situation they are in. It is a logical sequence of events that grow from an initial incident that alters the status quo of the characters. [on the science, or art, of writing a book]
Elizabeth George

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

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

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

Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Jean Paul Richter

Both matter and radiation possess a remarkable duality of character, as they sometimes exhibit the properties of waves, at other times those of particles. Now it is obvious that a thing cannot be a form of wave motion and composed of particles at the same time - the two concepts are too different
Werner Heisenberg

If I was a bad character that got away with murder like we see on other shows, I do not think I would like it because that sends a message that you can do these horrible things and never pay for it
Hunter Tylo

I was advised not to do Scream because no one likes horror movies. Then I heard, 'Don't audition because you can't do this bitchy role,' and 'You're way too friendly, no pun intended.' I was also told, 'Play the girlfriend or the doctor or the lawyer - the nice ones.' Now I'm getting scripts where I'm asked to play characters that are tough as nails, and I love it.
Courtney Cox

The maxims of men reveal their characters.
Luc De Vauvanargues

It's very difficult to keep momentum going through a film which has many characters, and the piece took on a life of its own to try and shape it.
John Crowley

I loved making Rising Sun. I got into the psychology of why [the character] liked to get strangled and tied up in plastic bags. It has to do with low self-esteem.
Tatjana Patitz

Words have all sorts of characteristics and abilities, the simplest of words can hide a complex scene unravelling underneath it.
Bobbie Gentry

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

If you are inclined to leave your character solitary for any considerable length of time, better question yourself. Fiction is association, not
A B Guthrie Jr

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

Remarkable trait in the American Character is the union, not very infrequent, of Yankee cleverness with spiritualism.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 Ewig

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

Big Trev will be missed when he goes back to Peterborough. He's a funny character to have around and a big strong lad - reminds me of an elephant seal
Richard Money

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades.
Jacqueline Bisset

Actually, I get a little say in what my character would or wouldn't do.
Steve Burton

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

The characteristic virtue of Englishmen is power of sustained practical activity and their characteristic vice a reluctance to test the quality of that activity by reference to principles.
R H Tawney

They remind me a bit of Laurel and Hardy - in that they are different characters who complement each other nicely
[on Flintoff and Strauss]
Shane Warne

Noble bold is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great
Carlo Goldoni

I put myself into character for my songs.
Michelle Branch

Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character, and you reap a destiny. (Attributed)
Charles Reade

Style is the image of character.
Edward Gibbon

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Henry David Thoreau

There are lessons out there to be learnt from cartoon characters if you know where to look.
Jack Hannah

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

A man without decision of character can never be said to belong to himself. He belongs to whatever can make captive of him.
John Foster

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

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

He's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid.
Arthur Miller

When you start writing the magic comes when the characters seem to take on a life of their own and write the words for themselves.
Alice Hoffman

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

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

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



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