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Motivational Characters Quotes

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When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

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The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

I can move my characters through it easily,
because I understand the background;
I've really studied it.
- Jean M. Auel


 

Dr. Larry and Viki are the only original characters left on the show.
- Michael Storm

Sometimes you have to go places with characters and
emotions within yourself you don't want to do,
but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it.
- Hugh Jackman

To create characters, one must build background.
And one of the tools we use is improvisation.
- Harvey Keitel


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My characters aren't losers.
They're rebels.
They win by their refusal to play by everyone else's rules.
- Harold Ramis

You get all of your neuroses worked out on stage.
I haven't actually played very many nice characters,
certainly not on stage.
It's not a quality that attracts me.
- Patrick Stewart

Every man has three characters - that which he exhibits,
that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
- Alphonse Karr

Science fiction writers put characters into a world
with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.
- Rudy Rucker

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

I think for anybody reading the book they're going
to get an idea in their heads of all those characters,
and I think that once that gets fixed,
it's quite hard to shake.
- Hugh Dancy

I'm always willing to endure humiliation on behalf of my characters.
- Ben Stiller

I'm just looking always for characters that change,
because I want to get better, as an actor and as a person.
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan

I've never really understood that.
It's a funny thing; people sometimes accuse us of condescending
to our characters somehow-that to me is kind of inexplicable.
- Joel Coen

Ever since I was really little, I've had characters that were in my mind.
- Terry Goodkind

I only work with actors who take full responsibility for their characters.
- Jonathan Demme

I try to trace the connection between the characters
and that way a story or plot emerges.
- Anita Desai

A conventional playwright tries to tell you more about
the characters than they know about themselves.
- Timothy West

The thing that cracks me up is how these reality characters
start out thrilled and excited just to be on television,
and how they move to thinking they are as big as the Friends.
- Kathy Griffin

Everyone in those days expected that art students were wild,
licentious characters.
We didn't know how to be, but we sure were anxious to learn.
- Norman Rockwell

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

I think people throughout the world identify with my characters.
- Sidney Sheldon

The first script I got was Narc and I really responded to it;
it reminded me of a '70s type movie,
I really liked the characters, I didn't anticipate the ending.
- Ray Liotta

Trial.
A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record
the blameless characters of judges,
advocates and jurors.
- Ambrose Bierce

And I've been acting for 39 years, so I define characters
differently than I did in say Miami Vice.
- Edward James Olmos

I think I am more attracted to characters with a subtext,
whatever that is and they don't necessarily have to be virtuous,
but they have to at least be human.
- Clive Owen

When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized,
the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match.
- Bruce Beresford

I put heavy emphasis on the characters.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Supporting characters add depth to a story,
and great actors leave their imprint with the audience.
- Nicholas Lea

Now, all the movies are for teenagers.
It's very difficult for an actress to find really deep,
beautiful characters to play.
- Monica Bellucci

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

None of my characters are rich or famous,
and the situations they find themselves in could happen to anyone.
- Nicholas Sparks

I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most
minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive.
- Donna Tartt

Action, reaction, motivation, emotion,
all have to come from the characters.
Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.
- Nora Roberts

People want to find out what happens to the characters,
and want to keep reading, and turning the pages.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I think I've spent so much time playing characters
that are so far away from me and learning how to technically
build and how to technically put something on top of you.
- Josh Lucas

I am most proud of the development of the characters
as personalities that game players could relate to and care about.
- Roberta Williams

The more you understand me, the less characters I can play.
- Skeet Ulrich

What makes literature interesting is that it does not survive its translation.
The characters in a novel are made out of the sentences.
That's what their substance is.
- Jonathan Miller

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls;
the most massive characters are seared with scars.
- Khalil Gibran

The language fictional characters use is chosen for effect,
at least if the author is concentrating.
- John M. Ford

There are things that Scotsmen get and other people
don't get in the dialogue.
Scottish characters can be pinpointed by a phrase,
targeted very quickly.
- Bill Forsyth

Besides, it doesn't make any sense to have these characters
living in the year 3000 when all their points of reference
are from the pop culture of the 80's and the 90's.
- Joel Hodgson

Clean living is the cardinal principle in the lives
of the world's greatest athletes,
as the phenomenal performances of these outstanding
characters will obviously show.
- Major Taylor

I see bits and pieces of me in all the characters in my films.
- Neil LaBute

There are mystically in our faces certain characters
which carry in them the motto of our souls,
wherein he that cannot read A, B, C may read our natures.
- Thomas Browne

I want to spend my time exploring the characters we've already got here.
I want to give them more time to shine before the team
gets to have 400 members.
- Robert Kirkman

Interestingly that some of the characters did not turn
out the way Jim and Allen had envisioned them.
- Mary Tyler Moore

You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars.
I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners,
clean morals and clean characters.
- John Burns

I'm so into playing different characters,
even when I was on Nickelodeon.
I just observe.
- Nick Cannon

Because they feel that without them telling you to do this,
you wouldn't have had the characters that you have,
you wouldn't have the book that you have.
- Dan DeCarlo

I am constantly getting letters from inconsistancies
in the back stories of these characters.
- Joe Murray

It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
- Margot Asquith

Characters can be mysterious and you're not really
sure which way they might turn at a given point.
- Michael Zaslow

How I would describe my characters is absolutely different
from how I would describe myself.
- Salma Hayek

None of my characters seem to have had sex yet -
I haven't written about that.
And I wouldn't want to deal with what's happening in Oregon -
the school shootings.
- Paula Danziger

A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge.
They'll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong,
take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing.
- Richard Russo

I admire the world of the books and the characters that she's created,
but I'm not an addict of Harry Potter.
I don't feel possessive about it.
- Ralph Fiennes

Yes, I love playing cartoony characters.
Been known for that.
- Joan Collins

The heart and soul of network programming is series programming,
the weekly repetition of characters you like having in your house.
- Dick Wolf

Special effects are characters.
Special effects are essential elements.
Just because you can't see them doesn't mean they aren't there.
- Laurence Fishburne

There are good characters and bad characters.
- Matt Stone

I admire directors so much, I find them incredible:
they manage such a huge number of people of different characters,
think of the money involved.
- Catherine Deneuve

In writing a series of stories about the same characters,
plan the whole series in advance in some detail,
to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
- L. Sprague de Camp

Also, it's risky to try to duplicate earlier success.
Magician had a certain charm to it, mostly due to my
choice of lead characters,
that I would be hard put to duplicate.
- Raymond E. Feist

I was always inventing characters and making up stories.
- Suzanne Vega

In a novel, on the other hand, you not only have to describe the rooms,
but the clothes, the characters and what they are thinking.
It's a much more in-depth process.
- Sidney Sheldon

It was such a paradox for me that the only thing I know how to do is act,
but that the first thing I abandoned while writing were the characters.
- Bryce Dallas Howard

I've played a heroin addict and a speed freak and dark
characters throughout my career.
- Meg Ryan


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