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The real ornament of woman is her…

 
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The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.– Quote by Mahatma Gandhi

If we take the route of the…

 
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If we take the route of the permanent handout, the American character will itself be impoverished.– Quote by Richard M. Nixon

A man’s character may be learned from…

 
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A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.– Quote by Mark Twain

I find interesting characters or lessons that…

 
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I find interesting characters or lessons that resonate with people and sometimes I write about them in the sports pages, sometimes I write them in a column, sometimes in a novel, sometimes a play or sometimes in nonfiction. But at the core I always say to myself, ‘Is there a story here? Is this something people want to read?’– Quote by Mitch Albom

But I learned that there’s a certain…

 
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But I learned that there’s a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly. If you can sit happy with embarrassment, there’s not much else that can really get to ya.– Quote by Christian Bale

I like playing flawed characters, people who…

 
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I like playing flawed characters, people who aren’t perfect.– Quote by Tom Berenger

The only time in my career prior…

 
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The only time in my career prior to that I played an evil character was in ‘The Twilight Zone’.– Quote by Morgan Brittany

In each of my characters there is…

 
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In each of my characters there is a little of me. Not strictly autobiographical but a little piece of my soul.– Quote by Dario Argento

I never act my characters – I…

 
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I never act my characters – I am them.– Quote by Drew Barrymore

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a…

 
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Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.– Quote by Jacqueline Bisset

I don’t tend to think of these…

 
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I don’t tend to think of these characters as losers. I like the struggles that people have, people who are feeling like they don’t fit into society, because I still sort of feel that way.– Quote by Steve Buscemi

Every autobiography is concerned with two characters,…

 
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Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.– Quote by W. H. Auden

Quite often my narrator or protagonist may…

 
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Quite often my narrator or protagonist may be a man, but I’m not sure he’s the more interesting character, or if the more complex character isn’t the woman.– Quote by Ann Beattie

Great ambition is the passion of a…

 
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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.– Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte

It makes it fun. When an actor…

 
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It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn’t look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmy – I mean Jimmy as the character.– Quote by Alan Alda

I don’t think I’m like any of…

 
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I don’t think I’m like any of the characters I’ve played – they’re all really far from who I am.– Quote by Christian Bale

It’s not enough to hit the notes….

 
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It’s not enough to hit the notes. There is no point in the singers just standing there and sounding wonderful if they’re not connecting with the characters they are portraying.– Quote by Bruce Beresford

‘W.’ is not necessarily a political film,…

 
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‘W.’ is not necessarily a political film, but it was sort of a contrasting reality for me to get into George W. Bush as a character because of how I felt about his administration before I started making the film.– Quote by Josh Brolin

What the statesman is most anxious to…

 
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What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.– Quote by Aristotle

People realize that Salieri is not the…

 
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People realize that Salieri is not the man we saw in the Amadeus movie. That man had no talent. It was a great movie, but the Salieri character was a big fiction.– Quote by Cecilia Bartoli

I’m a working actress able to make…

 
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I’m a working actress able to make choices based on characters rather than what I ‘should’ do for my career.– Quote by Selma Blair

I talked with Quentin about where the…

 
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I talked with Quentin about where the character came from, and he told me Kansas City. I don’t know how somebody talks from Kansas City, so I made him from New York.– Quote by Steve Buscemi

I probably read 100 times more than…

 
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I probably read 100 times more than I write, but that way when I move my characters through it, I know.– Quote by Jean M. Auel

I hope that I can get people…

 
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I hope that I can get people to read it without having to change it. Especially now that the strip has more different kinds of characters. It’s really not all lesbians any more.– Quote by Alison Bechdel

Example has more followers than reason. We…

 
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Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.– Quote by Christian Nestell Bovee

Our system provides for a winner to…

 
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Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest.– Quote by Richard V. Allen

I like the idea of movies having…

 
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I like the idea of movies having a magic element. How many times have you seen an actor in a movie who you know only as the character? It’s wonderful, isn’t it?– Quote by Christian Bale

The first movie I literally ever made…

 
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The first movie I literally ever made in my life was about two guys playing Stratego with each other. I had all my friends dressing up like the military characters in the game. So ‘Battleship’ is really my second board game turned movie!– Quote by Peter Berg

Character may be manifested in the great…

 
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Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.– Quote by Phillips Brooks

Character may almost be called the most…

 
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Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.– Quote by Aristotle

During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed…

 
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During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.– Quote by Bernard Baruch

It’s the same as any role and…

 
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It’s the same as any role and I find that you can’t lump characters together; because they all have different life experiences, different reasons for being the way they are.– Quote by Brenda Blethyn

Today we affirm a new commitment to…

 
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Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation’s promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.– Quote by George W. Bush

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such…

 
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Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.– Quote by Marcus Aurelius

It’s a hard thing to age a…

 
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It’s a hard thing to age a character because you can’t really suddenly give someone gray hair.– Quote by Alison Bechdel

I became, and remain, my characters’ close…

 
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I became, and remain, my characters’ close and intent watcher: their director, never. Their creator I cannot feel that I was, or am.– Quote by Elizabeth Bowen

I prefer the rather old and battered,…

 
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I prefer the rather old and battered, things with character, to the brand new.– Quote by Rick Allen

The more I love the character, the…

 
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The more I love the character, the harder it is to get it wrong. I have to get to a point that I can speak for them.– Quote by Eric Bana

In order for American Pie to have…

 
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In order for American Pie to have worked, you have to have a character who, even while he is humping a pie, the audience still likes.– Quote by Jason Biggs

My life needed to be saved. Not…

 
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My life needed to be saved. Not just Foxy. That’s my character. That’s my work. Inga is a person.– Quote by Foxy Brown

When two characters or two actresses are…

 
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When two characters or two actresses are together for a while there is bound to be chemistry developing.– Quote by Joan Van Ark

Oftentimes what happens is that the writer…

 
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Oftentimes what happens is that the writer understands one character, but they don’t understand the other one, and the other one ends up not being written as well.– Quote by Jennifer Beals

I remember one time that I was…

 
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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’.– Quote by Orlando Bloom

Leadership to me means duty, honor, country….

 
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Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.– Quote by George W. Bush

Most importantly, nothing has happened to change…

 
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Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people.– Quote by Ibrahim Babangida

Let me go over this again on…

 
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Let me go over this again on the reclaiming the civil rights movement. People of faith that believe that you have an equal right to justice – that is the essence. And if it’s not the essence, then we’ve been sold a pack of lies. The essence is everyone deserves a shot – the content of character, not the color of skin.– Quote by Glenn Beck

I think every leading man wants to…

 
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I think every leading man wants to be a character actor, and every character actor wants to be a leading man.– Quote by Bruce Boxleitner

I’ve learned that in the theater the…

 
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I’ve learned that in the theater the story is everything. Every lyric, every line and every musical gesture has to propel the journey of a given character or the overall plot.– Quote by Trey Anastasio

I am attracted to characters who think…

 
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I am attracted to characters who think they are in control, but their situation is uncontrollable.– Quote by Eric Bana

But the West of the old times,…

 
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But the West of the old times, with its strong characters, its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness, can never be blotted from my mind.– Quote by Buffalo Bill

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