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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

If you will practice being fictional for…

 
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If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats.– Quote by Richard Bach

Men of genius are not quick judges…

 
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Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up.– Quote by Max Beerbohm

And while I might not always agree…

 
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And while I might not always agree with the viewpoint I have to portray, because I play a district attorney, as an actress I can always tell myself that my character is trying to take the moral high ground.– Quote by Lara Flynn Boyle

The thing that’s characteristic of my performance…

 
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The thing that’s characteristic of my performance is that I literally do drag the whole studio onto the stage.– Quote by Laurie Anderson

I don’t like to come at my…

 
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I don’t like to come at my character from some really technical place.– Quote by Eric Bana

General Custer was a close observer and…

 
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General Custer was a close observer and student of personal character.– Quote by Buffalo Bill

There are mystically in our faces certain…

 
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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.– Quote by Thomas Browne

I’d like to do a lot of…

 
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I’d like to do a lot of different stuff. I think it’s important as a creative person to keep challenging yourself and keep doing new stuff. If you end up trying to repeat yourself it’s death. It just becomes boring and takes the passion out of it. You gotta find stories and characters that you really want to hang out with.– Quote by Darren Aronofsky

When you have to play a character…

 
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When you have to play a character that seems to be a relatively decent person and seems to be like yourself, I think the trick in that kind of character, so that you don’t become a cliche, is to find where their weaknesses are.– Quote by Jennifer Beals

A big part of what I wanted…

 
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A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery.– Quote by Orlando Bloom

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity…

 
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The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.– Quote by Samuel Butler

Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral…

 
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Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.– Quote by John Adams

Of all virtues and dignities of the…

 
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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.– Quote by Francis Bacon

I have friends who wear Star Wars…

 
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I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day. I may not be that deep into it, but there’s something great about loving what you love and not caring if it’s unpopular.– Quote by Kristen Bell

One of the things that makes Hamlet…

 
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One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare’s characters is his courage to face up to the darker elements of his personality.– Quote by Kenneth Branagh

You have to suspend disbelief a little…

 
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You have to suspend disbelief a little bit to buy into your situation and to the story and to how the character will react. You have to tweak your credibility a little bit, is basically what it comes down to.– Quote by Richard Dean Anderson

I get inhabited by a character and…

 
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I get inhabited by a character and then you mourn it. There’s a period of mourning for me, definitely.– Quote by Eric Bana

Before I thought there was a common…

 
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Before I thought there was a common denominator between my films – as if all my characters were sisters – but I’m not so sure now.– Quote by Juliette Binoche

It’s motive alone which gives character to…

 
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It’s motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.– Quote by Jean de la Bruyere

The fact is, it was a big…

 
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The fact is, it was a big show. We were a part of that show. Everybody watches for different reasons. There were some people who were tuning in that day to see what was going on with other characters.– Quote by Matthew Ashford

Sharpe is my favorite role of all…

 
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Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I’ve played. He’s a very complex character. He knows that he’s a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he’s full of confidence – but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease.– Quote by Sean Bean

If you’re very open to watching the…

 
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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.– Quote by Emily Blunt

Life is a quarry, out of which…

 
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Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character.– Quote by Samuel Butler

It is in the character of very…

 
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It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.– Quote by Aeschylus

An influential member of parliament has not…

 
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An influential member of parliament has not only to pay much money to become such, and to give time and labour, he has also to sacrifice his mind too – at least all the characteristics part of it that which is original and most his own.– Quote by Walter Bagehot

Now, all the movies are for teenagers….

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

To me, the psychology behind the character…

 
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To me, the psychology behind the character is critical. So I work very hard to get into the mind of the man that I’m going to be playing, because number one, I want to understand why he’s doing what he’s doing. It’s essential, it’s absolutely essential.– Quote by Andre Braugher

I didn’t want to be greedy. It’s…

 
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I didn’t want to be greedy. It’s a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go the slaughterhouse.– Quote by Walter Annenberg

I enjoy my job as long as…

 
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I enjoy my job as long as I can create a character, otherwise it’s boring.– Quote by Javier Bardem

I sometimes feel like I could do…

 
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I sometimes feel like I could do another job. Anything. Maybe because as an actress you’re playing different characters, everything feels possible.– Quote by Juliette Binoche

Then there’s going to be another project…

 
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Then there’s going to be another project I am involved with, in fact, I’m going back to film it next week. It’s a game for the Internet called Advance Warriors, and my character is Max, who is blind, but he has special powers. It will be a new game played on the Internet.– Quote by Jeremy Bulloch

When I draw a character, very often…

 
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When I draw a character, very often as I’m doing a face, my face mirrors the expression.– Quote by Matthew Ashford

There’s a wealth of literature out there…

 
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There’s a wealth of literature out there which, hopefully, will be, you know, exploded in the future, and I personally find it very rewarding to be involved with classic storytelling, and sort of legendary characters.– Quote by Sean Bean

I think I’m drawn to characters with…

 
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I think I’m drawn to characters with complexity or who are under duress in some way and have some conflict going on.– Quote by Emily Blunt

Character, I am sure, lies in the…

 
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Character, I am sure, lies in the genes.– Quote by Taylor Caldwell

Don’t let your special character and values,…

 
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Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.– Quote by Aesop

When the drama attains a characterization which…

 
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When the drama attains a characterization which makes the play a revelation of human conduct and a dialogue which characterizes yet pleases for itself, we reach dramatic literature.– Quote by George P. Baker

The discipline you learn and character you…

 
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The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.– Quote by Bo Bennett

I like to try to make the…

 
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I like to try to make the characters I play be as human as possible.– Quote by Beau Bridges

You know what I would like to…

 
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You know what I would like to do: make a film with actors standing in empty space so that the spectator would have to imagine the background of the characters.– Quote by Michelangelo Antonioni

My initial response was to sue her…

 
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My initial response was to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized that I had no character.– Quote by Charles Barkley

Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped…

 
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Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character.– Quote by Julie Bishop

There’s a button that goes On and…

 
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There’s a button that goes On and I’m On. And when I go On, there is almost no me; there is just a character who is doing all this.– Quote by Gisele Bundchen

I’m 25, so I’ve already gone through…

 
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I’m 25, so I’ve already gone through what my character Ged goes through, though it’s on a general scale because I haven’t studied at a wizard’s school.– Quote by Shawn Ashmore

For me, I don’t feel it is…

 
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For me, I don’t feel it is a success in the career to be the pretty woman; career success comes from being characters who tell us something about the truth.– Quote by Emmanuelle Beart

Basically the children who watch it just…

 
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Basically the children who watch it just see the little characters they love, and so they’re not discerning about whether it looks great or it’s a great story or anything.– Quote by Don Bluth

It feels like I’m starting to come…

 
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It feels like I’m starting to come into my own in terms of where I want to go artistically, toward more complicated, interesting characters.– Quote by Jessica Alba

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