Quotes on Character

Character comes before scholarship. Margaret Ayer Barnes

Twitter is my happy place. I am not there to overthink 140 characters. Roxane Gay

Knowledge earns you power, character earns you respect. Bruce Lee

courage is the gift of character Euripides

Aamir Khan told me that I was doing Sameer's character all wrong in Dil Chahta Hai Saif Ali Khan

Character contributes to beauty. Jacqueline Bisset

Have character, but don't be a character. Richard Marcinko

I like characters that are fragile and a little bit on the edge . Zach Galifianakis

Your character is slowly built and quickly eroded. You're definitely influenced whatever you are immersed in and whatever you're around and what you're a part of. Mark Martin

No-one knows what I do in my private, spare time, so I don't see why anyone would assume I'm celibate or somehow turning into a Garboesque character. George Harrison

I'll always be an outrageous character. Ozzy Osbourne

Money equals business which equals power, all of which come from character and trust. J P Morgan

It's definitely not the character who it is in the comics, I'll say that much. James Gunn

Ninety-nine percent of leadership failures are failures of character. Norman Schwarzkopf

Character isn't inherited. Helen Gahagan Douglas

I like to take a character and develop it Alison Lohman

I am an "unrealized" character, dramatically speaking... Luigi Pirandello

We are what we frequently do. Aristotle

Rules cannot take the place of character. Alan Greenspan

What most counts is not merely to live, but to live right. Socrates

You reveal your own character most clearly when you describe someone else's. Nicky Gumbel

You have what is known as a lot of character, meaning you can be wrong at the top of your lungs. Margaret Millar

Our character is our will; for what we will we are. Henry Edward Manning

Choose your words carefully. They reveal your inner character. Jim George

I don't pretend to be the character I AM the character. Tom Cruise

Character is just what we inwardly are and outwardly do. Sri Chinmoy

You don't become the character Peter Fonda

What is ultimately motivating the character? Matt Bomer

I didn't drop into the mannerisms of another version of the character, but I guess I was pretty alert to that. John Noble

I'm always perversely attracted to characters that seem one thing, but are ultimately revealed as another. Tony Goldwyn

I'm a lurid character! Orson Welles

Have character; don't be a character. Chad Pennington

God is more interested in developing your character than keeping you comfortable. Tommy Tenney

Your character is who you really are. Andy Stanley

Character is what you have when nobody is looking. Marie Dressler

I was like, "Everybody sees my characters. Nobody sees me!" June Diane Raphael

Having been a theater person first, you have the whole character, and you see the arc of the character in a play. And then when you do a movie, you have the whole character - or, if it's a small role, there's not much arc, but you see what the whole part is. Brad Leland

I'm interested in what actors reveal about themselves through the structure of the character. Ira Sachs

Every writer knows a lot more about their characters and story than actually makes it onto the page. Robin Hobb

It becomes more and more popular to call actors who play characters "character actors." But I've always been somebody who is much more invested in who I am playing than how they look. Melissa Leo

It is always character first and story second. Jeff Wachtel

As the character changes in the movie, it rubs off on the viewer, so the viewer also goes through that change. Eckhart Tolle

I would be Jesse Martin ..., but not to be his character, just so I could be Jesse Martin and sing like Jesse Martin for a day. Greg Berlanti

There's me in every character I put on the pages. Jacqueline Woodson

Even the cerebral characters I play seem to have physical quirks. They're all "physically inhabited," for lack off a better expression. For instance, Sherlock Holmes has very particular physical gestures which are drawn out in such detail. Benedict Cumberbatch

Characters for me are born on page one and they die on page 100. Brady Corbet

I'm sure there's pieces of me in all the characters I play. John Krasinski

What has emerged as I've gotten older is simplifying the characters I play, unless the role calls for something that is arcane or ornate. Stephen Lang

You have to find something you relate to in every character. Aya Cash

There's so many characters they [studios] are not letting me play. And I thought, "Why don't you just go produce it yourself?". George Hamilton

There must be areas in which a particular character does not represent you. Chinua Achebe

The knock at the door tells the character of the visitor! T. K. V. Desikachar

One of the things that's great is that Batman is a character that lends himself to very personal stories. Scott Snyder

As an actress, you get to basically be your character. Rachele Brooke Smith

The way it works for us is, when I watch a character and I connect to a character, I'd love to bring them back and see them again. Aaron Korsh

It turns up the heat under a narrative when you limit the characters in their movements or their freedoms. Emma Donoghue

Our differences with [Joseph] Stalin are entirely of a strategical character. Leon Trotsky

Scent has become a way for me to differentiate characters. Margot Robbie

I really do like working very closely with a director and developing characters. Morgan Saylor

I wanted to have the strongest band. I was always looking for the strongest characters. Yoshiki

At the end of the day, if you don't identify with the main characters, no television show will work. Hiro Murai

As an actor, you use the things from yourself that you can apply to the character. Robert De Niro

A character is 2D, and then after I come in it becomes a 3D; it becomes alive. Priyanka Chopra

It is true that my characters have sex. Shirley Geok-lin Lim

As most characters are that I play, there's a lot of me in it, anyway. Billy Bob Thornton

It's a combination of yes - making a movie about the characters - and then, also, budget. Ti West

To tell you the truth, I don't ever talk about characters as separate from myself. Billy Bob Thornton

Every character I play is me, always has been. Billy Bob Thornton

I'm always being asked to play roles or characters that I don't really resemble. John Lithgow

I never want to play a character that's one-dimensional. Laura Vandervoort

I do use my body a lot, to click into a character. Molly Shannon

[Maurizio Arrivabene is quite a character] but only for himself and not for Formula One. Bernie Ecclestone

What is Milan's character? Let's not be closed in by our provincialism. Franca Sozzani

I like that - the "you-ish" character. Carrie Fisher

Probably the greatest writer of westerns himself was Homer. His character were never all good or all bad. They're half and half, these characters, as all human beings are. Sergio Leone

You do look at a lot of movies and many characters seem to be interchangeable. Duncan Jones

It's rather rare when you play an older character in a movie in a supporting role to even get an arc. Sigourney Weaver

There's 54 years of X-Men comics by now, so there are a lot of characters to explore. Lauren Shuler Donner

I had a very low voice for the character in the show. I said, "That's not actually my voice. That's the character's voice." I'm being such an actor. Richard Masur

You're always working in the movie. Never was I me, and never have I been me, nor was he him. We were the two characters. But the character that I was playing was informed by my DNA, looking at him informed by his. Donald Sutherland

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