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Character Quotes

It is the character that makes people different. If everybody has the same character, the world would lose all its colors and variety. Thanks to the DNA, circumstances and the zillions of philosophical and theosophical ideologies that we subscribe to, we are different. Even though the modern, corporate culture seeks to make us perform at the same levels, we are still different. These days, when the world is a global village, the differences in cultures and individuals may be blurring but they still exist. Here's hoping the vibrancy of earth stays and survives in the differences that its inhabitants exhibit. Read these character quotes to know more about the subject.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.

Bill Clinton

Character is a journey, not a destination.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen

For a long time, I so badly wanted to work with Jeremy Piven, and I ended up on 'Mr. Selfridge' with him. He was such a character - so brilliant to work with.

Jurnee Smollett

I try to give each performance my own soul, to bring a truth to my character. Hopefully, when I bring that much truth to a character, it resonates with somebody, and it sparks some kind of emotion in them.

Billie Jean King

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.

P. G. Wodehouse

To find a man's true character, play golf with him.

Dwight L. Moody

If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.

Gene Tierney

I am not the kind of woman who excuses her mistakes while reminding us of what used to be.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.

Zendaya

I think the way we react to things is a big indicator of our character and what type of person we are.

Usually I'm frustrated when I look at my films and I don't believe that I've made a real transformation beyond my usual sets of gestures and expressions. I still have this nagging feeling that it's me, that I didn't create a unique character.

Theodore Roosevelt

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.

Dakota Johnson

When I did 'The Social Network', David Fincher told me that I managed to make a thankless character pretty awesome. I thought that was really cool because I think he's really cool.

Ryan Gosling

I try to play characters who are different from myself, so I feel like this character is someone who is really different. I actually think that if I did what he did in this movie, I would get a restraining order put against me.

William Zabka

I didn't set out to be a villain in film. I'm a character actor, and if my first movie was a comedy, I could have played a geek just as well.

Helena Bonham Carter

You learn to rely on a few basic movements and use your voice to the greatest extent possible to convey your emotions. So there was a technical challenge there and a responsibility to create a character from behind the mask.

River Phoenix

I'm really normal. I play football, go to the beach, drive. We have dogs. I can imagine people calling me a character, but I'm Joe Straight.

Tom Holland

When I'm acting, it's like I am the character - no one can talk to me. But I'm not so method I'd sell my house and live on the street to play a tramp.

Alexandra Daddario

I took Meisner for a long time. I use a lot of sense memory and, well, I wouldn't say Method, but I can't really avoid getting into character.

Dax Shepard

There was a best-selling book in the late '60s and '70s called 'The Adventurers' by Harold Robbins. The lead character's name was Dax. Anyone that's roughly my age that's named Dax is named from that book.

Billy Graham

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.

Theodore Roosevelt

I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!

I love those preliminary conversations about who a character is. You try on wigs, shoes and clothes. It's preferable when it's not about looking pretty. It can get a little dull to just be cute. We talk about things like, maybe my character can't afford these Christian Louboutins.

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Robert Redford

I started as an actor in the theater playing a lot of character parts, and suddenly, I found myself in this place where it felt like I was getting locked into a kind of a stereotype, and it did bother me.

I think in some ways, acting and writing are the same. You're getting inside the skin of someone else; you're creating their language and their actions. As a writer, you have to see the whole picture and the structure, and you have to understand every character.

Bill Skarsgard

A character on screen that's the 'good guy' or the 'bad guy,' they're never interesting. There's got to be an internal struggle, the duality is important to find.

Jim Parsons

I couldn't tell you a good, bad or ugly pilot just from reading it, but I can tell you a character I want to play.

Gene Tierney

I loved to eat. For all of Hollywood's rewards, I was hungry for most of those 20 years.

Franklin P. Jones

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.

Unlike other enduring characters such as 'Sherlock Holmes' or 'Tarzan,' being the 'Doctor' allows you a certain freedom that is both very demanding and very thrilling. It allows you to make the character using elements of yourself.

This character matters so much to so many people. I want to get that right. I want to do it justice. I want people to believe in the character and have faith in the character and kids to grow up wanting to be Superman. Or, God forbid, there's people who are going through hardship and wishing that this character would turn up and save them.

Helena Bonham Carter

It was a challenge to be able to create a character without being able to use one's normal set of expressions. All the rubber and makeup attached to your face left you with only a modest range of facial movements.

Emilia Clarke

I've read all the 'Game of Thrones' books many times over, so I sometimes find it easier being on set, because it can be hard to get out of character.

Donnie Yen

I gained a lot of confidence after 'IP Man' as being a true actor. I went on to tackle what it is an actor is supposed to do before a film. Do a lot of research, get into the character. That's what I did with 'Dragon.'

Bill Skarsgard

I wouldn't want to be associated with one character, because I want to be able to do different roles.

Chris Cornell

I don't get in there and create a character. It's more of a voice that I hear living inside the music.

Michael Sheen

Hopefully, any character I play has an anchor in reality.

The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.

Helen Rowland

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.

William Zabka

Sometimes you become a character, and sometimes the character becomes you.

Our landscapes connect us to our history; they are the source of our character as a peopl, as well as our health, our safety, and our prosperity. Natural resources enrich us economically, yes. But they also enrich us aesthetically and recreationally and culturally and spiritually.

Chris Hemsworth

Not often do you approach a character where people know more about him than you do.

After 30 years in the theater, I'm used to having a great amount of control over what I do. But with '24', you place your character's life in the writers' hands, and you have no idea what's going to happen until you're sent the next pages.

Cillian Murphy

Then I wanted the character to be feminine as opposed to effeminate. Because it's easy to be camp or queen. Anyone can do that. What's difficult is to play feminine.

If you're very open to watching the world go by, with people's different tics, you absorb it all without realizing it and find ways to put something into your character. I'm not sure I'm always aware I'm mimicking someone.

Henry James

What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?

Jon Stewart

There is no such thing as an impartial jury because there are no impartial people. There are people that argue on the web for hours about who their favorite character on 'Friends' is.

Dwight L. Moody

Character is what a man is in the dark.

John Greenleaf Whittier

It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.

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Helen Rowland

A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run - sit still and ignore him and he'll come purring at your feet.

Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.

Allison Mack

Using clothes to transform was a huge part of my childhood. But also, I've been acting forever, and wardrobe changes the way you feel, so it totally indicates the character you're going to play.

John Cena

I don't play a character. It's totally just an extension of myself.

What you wear - and it always starts with your shoes - determines what kind of character you are. A woman who wears high heels carries herself very different to a girl who wears sneakers or sandals. It really helps determine how you carry yourself.

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Alexis de Tocqueville

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?

Allison Janney's character in 'The West Wing' was so rocking! I am a huge fan of Mary Louis Parker and her character in 'Weeds.' My manager says, 'you have to grow into yourself, Allison' because all the characters I want to play are, like, 39.

Bruce Lee

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

I think the character does tend to suit an episodic thing, because what's fun about him is that he doesn't care about anyone else, and it's very difficult for a main character - a lead character - in a movie to not care about anybody else.

Osama bin Laden

We treat them in the same way. Those who kill our women and innocent, we kill their women and innocent, until they refrain.

Authenticity is everything! You have to wake up every day and look in the mirror, and you want to be proud of the person who's looking back at you. And you can only do that if you're being honest with yourself and being a person of high character. You have an opportunity every single day to write that story of your life.

Mila Kunis

You want to be honest with a character and play it truthfully, and you want to be genuine with your character.

Nick Foles

When you are having a rough day... you think you are failing. But failure is a part of life. It's about building character and growing.

'Love Don't Let Me Down,' which is the original title of 'Country Strong,' was just as difficult emotionally as 'Tron' was physically. I play a country singer that basically gets on tour with Gwyneth Paltrow's character, who is one of the biggest country stars out there, and she's fallen down too many times and it's an intense emotional story.

Rami Malek

Not long after 'The Pacific,' I began shooting the comedy 'Larry Crowne,' which was also with Tom Hanks, who also directed and plays the title character.

Jim Parsons

I try to master every facet of a character in order to build a safety net for myself, so I can go on to take more risks to create someone really distinct.

Eudora Welty

Beware of a man with manners.

Sacha Baron Cohen

I think I think in the moment. So when I'm in character, I'm in character, and I'm obviously thinking about what's going on around me, but it's easier to do stuff when you're in character.

I think the key divide between the interactive media and the narrative media is the difficulty in opening up an empathic pathway between the gamer and the character, as differentiated from the audience and the characters in a movie or a television show.

Helen Keller

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

Billy Graham

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.

Elbert Hubbard

Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.

Chadwick Boseman

When you're doing a character, you want to know the full landscape. You want to know them spiritually, mentally and physically.

Karl Urban

I never envisioned when I was reading that comic as a 17-year-old that I would have the opportunity to actually play the character.

Cillian Murphy

It's obvious that if you're going to play a character you need to amass information about that person and about their environment or their era that they're in and use as little or as much as necessary.

Nick Foles

I think when you look at a struggle in your life, just know that's just an opportunity for your character to grow.

Audiences make their minds up about people they see on screen, just like they do in real life. That's what fascinates me in film. You see a character and have to think: is this person different to what I assumed he was when I first saw him?

Sarah Michelle Gellar

As with anything, you need to keep your creative juices flowing and keep the character interesting.

As Ralph's character begins to discover the political thriller aspect of the film, he falls deeper in love with his wife, so the two run together. That's the beauty of this film. It has fast pace and excitement, but it also has heart and soul.

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.

Thomas More

Our emotional symptoms are precious sources of life and individuality.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.

Thomas Moore

Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.

Cameron Diaz

I think I've become more comfortable about being a human being.

Henry Cavill

I suppose that when I'm building a character, it's usually related to what their family is like and who their parents are, as well as how I grew up - that nurture side.

Catherine O'Hara

Character roles definitely age better than your ingenues. You don't get to keep doing that.

Christopher Nolan

We all wake up in the morning wanting to live our lives the way we know we should. But we usually don't, in small ways. That's what makes a character like Batman so fascinating. He plays out our conflicts on a much larger scale.

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Theodore Roosevelt

With self-discipline most anything is possible.

Will Smith

I had to focus and create a character in Bagger Vance, not just do my 'Will Smith' thing and get paid.

Sam Claflin

I think it's every actor's dream to play a character that's really odd, and you know no one wants to play himself.

Blake Lively

When I'm playing a character, I don't wear perfume.

It is an amazing feature in the French character that they will let themselves be led away so easily by bad counsels and yet return again so quickly. It is certain that as these people have, out of their misery, treated us so well, we are the more bound to work for their happiness.

John Legend

As a kid, I wanted to be a musician but also aspired to be Andy Griffith's lawyer character, Ben Matlock.

The role of my agent has just been to get me in the room. If I can get in the room - say the character is just a charming man who lives next door - then I'll walk in there and be as charming as I can and they will think to themselves, 'I don't see why we can't cast him.'

Michael Sheen

I think a good story's a good story and a good character's a good character.

Zig Ziglar

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.

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Ralph Macchio

I was playing this role on 'Ugly Betty,' the sweetest, nicest guy. He was a fun character to play, but I was in a Latin soap opera - where are you gonna go with a nice guy in a Latin soap opera?