A Person's Character Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About A Person's Character

#1. Once a character has gelled it's an unmistakable sensation, like an engine starting up within one's body. From then onwards one is driven by this other person, seeing things through their eyes ... - Author: Deborah Moggach
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#2. The quality of a person's character can be known partly by the attitude of his ally who likes him TRULY and, probably full, by understanding who he likes REALLY as his buddy with his behavior. - Author: Anuj
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#3. All of us have areas of weakness. God wants these character flaws to show us how totally dependent we are upon Him. When we handle them properly, they drive us into a deeper, more intimate relationship with the Lord. But uncontrolled weakness wreaks havoc in a person's life. - Author: Charles Stanley
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#4. On the small scale, 'Ico,' I think, actually delivered a small new thing: holding a character's hand and really feeling like your job is to rescue this person, and establishing a personal connection. - Author: Warren Spector
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#5. I love the idea of doing comedy, whether it's action comedy or just straight comedy. It's such a big, new world for me that I'm starting to realize that any character that I relate to, in any way, shape or form, or that I have any appreciation for, given enough preparation, I can find that person. - Author: Zoe Bell
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#6. A person's work allows their character to form and provides a creative outlet for their inner world of imaginative thoughts and creative impulses. A person whom fails to find suitable work that allows their soul room to grow will quickly begin eroding into a withered and desiccated being. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#7. The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person's name, is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations, he passes the test. - Author: Stephen Vizinczey
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#8. I would say I have sort of a natural gift for character, and following one person's point of view at a time, and dialogue, but I'm not naturally good at strong plot. - Author: Emma Donoghue
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#9. Remember, a person's character is not only judged by the company he or she keeps but also by the company he or she avoids. - Author: Shiv Khera
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#10. Certain people do need to stay in character the whole time, and that's just what they require as a person. - Author: Michael Angarano
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#11. If you're playing the a historical character that's in the public consciousness, then obviously you've got to make an effort to look like that person and there's a huge amount of historical record there that you have to kind of comply to. - Author: Colm Meaney
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#12. When somebody is talking to you about something terrible on set with lines, and you believe what he says, sometimes it gives a strange vibe, because you wonder when that person is talking if he's talking about something that really happened to him and he's using the character. - Author: Vincent Cassel
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#13. It's not a person's depth you must discover, but their ascent. Find their path from depth to ascent. - Author: Anne Michaels
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#14. If we are the sum of everything that happens to us, to limit a person's experience is to limit their growth. - Author: David Viscott
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#15. Children are ingenuous. They are also blessed with uncanny ability to read a person's character instantly. Even though they are inexperienced and unsophisticated, they often know instinctively who can be trusted and who is the charlatan. - Author: Wess Stafford
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#16. Every person has a different view of another person's image. That's all perception. The character of a man, the integrity, that's who you are. - Author: Steve Alford
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#17. Father: an inspirational person; emulated, admired and much loved; strong character with exceptional patience and unrivalled wisdom; often referred to as a son's first hero and a daughter's first love. - Author: Anonymous
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#18. Past a certain point, maybe, a person's character defines itself and stays fixed in your mind. - Author: Damon Galgut
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#19. See a person's means ... Observe his motives. Examine that in which he rests. How can a person conceal his character? - Author: Confucius
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#20. 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. - Author: Cillian Murphy
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#21. There's nothing like getting yourself into character and seeing a different person. It really wears on your vanity. - Author: Elisabeth Moss
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#22. When I'm playing a character like Jonathan in Ripley's Game I want to be in the moment when he's feeling pain; this very ordinary person who finds himself in extraordinary circumstances. - Author: Dougray Scott
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#23. Never fall for a person's image and status as the may serve as a false representation of character. Watch closely the character and you"ll know who a person really is. - Author: Kemi Sogunle
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#24. Good character improves every aspect of a person's life. - Author: John C. Maxwell
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#25. Depending on what you believe as a person, there's always redeeming qualities to every character or individual, as spiteful as they might be. - Author: David Boreanaz
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#26. The true measure of a person's character is how one handles one's failures, not successes. - Author: Bill Courtney
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#27. I'm a satirist, so I've got boxing gloves on if the person is worthy of satire. But I'm not an assassin. If that ever happens, it's only because something happened during the interview that got me going, and then I had to translate my feelings to the mouth of the character. - Author: Stephen Colbert
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#28. Whenever I've done a sketch in which I'm asked to play a mom, my brain goes to Minnesota. It makes the character seem matronly, warm, the kind of person that takes care of you and brings you Campbell's soup when you're sick. It's a great shortcut. - Author: Allison Tolman
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#29. Ordinary people, even weak people, can do extraordinary things through temporary courage generated by a situation. But the person of character does not need the situation to generate his courage. It is a part of his being and a standard approach to all life's challenges. - Author: Michael Josephson
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#30. With film, it's all about the actor being able to feel the things that the character's feeling. It must do some strange things to your mind. Music I find much easier because you're being honest about where you are as a person. - Author: Marketa Irglova
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#31. To those who would call me a thug or worse because I show passion on a football field - don't judge a person's character by what they do between the lines. Judge a man by what he does off the field, what he does for his community, what he does for his family. - Author: Richard Sherman
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#32. A good fiction writer can write any character or any story that she wants to write. The importance, IMO, is a burning desire to tell that person's story. - Author: Suzanne Brockmann
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#33. You and the character just become the same person in a way. There isn't really a character; it's just you creating this illusion. - Author: Andrew J. West
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#34. One falls in love with the embodiment of the values that formed a person's character, which are reflected in his widest goals or smallest gestures, which create the style of his soul - the individual style of a unique, unrepeatable, irreplaceable consciousness. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#35. The other, more serious problem associated with cosmetic surgery is that conventional treatments often give people a very unnatural, blank, or stretched look. Wiping all the character from a person's face is the most profound form of identity theft I can imagine. - Author: Marie-Veronique Nadeau
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#36. A creative person has to be alive. He can't borrow from things he's done in the past. He can't let his method choose his subjects or his characters. They can't be warped to fit his style. - Author: John Steinbeck
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#37. I believe you can't be in authority unless you are under authority, and being under authority takes humility. Humility is the fertile ground in which a person's character grows. - Author: Ty Schenzel
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#38. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. - Author: Anne Frank
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#39. 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? - Author: Steven Rodney McQueen
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#40. I love performing on stage the most. It's getting that instant reaction from a live audience. There are no boundaries, you can take your character as far as you want to, you can be the craziest person ever. - Author: Jennifer Ellison
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#41. A person's personality can only be known by learning about his background, because this is where he generates his character. Your character for instant was shaped back when you were a small child, and that applies to everybody else. - Author: Jack Roberts
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#42. I'm interested in getting deep into a person's consciousness and doing so in ways in which the narrator is secondary to the character's own thoughts. - Author: Philipp Meyer
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#43. Consider yourself a functional character in someone else's novel - a background character - a person on the street - that's the perspective ... - Author: John Geddes
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#44. I love ... What's gratifying to me is when you make/create a character and a human being, a person who lives entirely and who has their own existence, just merely from the words on a page. - Author: Jake Busey
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#45. Quality of work is directly related to the quality of a person's character. - Author: Orrin Woodward
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#46. To us he's like... like scenery, in the background of our lives, but for him, he's the main character. He has a life and a job and a whole story. He's a real person. And to him, we're the background scenery. - Author: Dan Wells
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#47. In effect, painting is the still memory of [the artist's] human motion, and our individual responses to it depend on who we are, on our character, which underlines the simple truth that no person leaves himself behind in order to look at a painting. - Author: Siri Hustvedt
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#48. I'm very comfortable writing in the first person; it dives into the character in a way that's difficult if you're writing in the third person. - Author: Patti Davis
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#49. No one should be judged by their defects. The great virtues a person has are his or her especially. But their errors are the common weakness of humanity and should never be counted in estimating a person's character. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#50. You can discover a person's true character by examining how their actions align with their words. - Author: Janice Anderson
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#51. The quality of a person's life is the sum total of the character, good or not so good, of the people whom he has inspired and motivated, directly and indirectly, with his living standard and lifestyle. - Author: Anuj
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#52. The doctor used to tell me that every person about to die becomes a music box playing the melody that best describes his life, his character, and his hopes. For some, it's a popular waltz; for others, a march. - Author: Patrick Modiano
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#53. As a writer, I have to admit, there is something darkly compelling about Alzheimer's because it attacks the two things most central to a writer's craft - language and memory, which together make up an individual's identity. Alzheimer's makes a new character out of a familiar person. - Author: Charlie Pierce
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#54. It's actually easier to truly become a person of good character than to persuade others we are what we are not. - Author: Michael Josephson
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#55. I bring so much of myself to each character that there's always a worrying point when I think: 'Oh no, I'm really that person.' - Author: Michelle Gomez
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#56. To know a person's character you must at least have talked with him, and unless you are gifted with remarkable intuitive insight you are not likely to know much about him unless you have seen him living and acting over a considerable period of time. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#57. It's easier to make a good person better than to make a bad person good. - Author: Michael Josephson
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#58. One of the things you need to understand is that I'm not a brave person.
I don't put up with being messed around, and I don't suffer fools gladly.
The short version of that is that I'm a bitch. Trust me, I can produce
character references. But that's something else. I'm not brave. - Author: Robin McKinley
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#59. Something of a person's character may be observed by how they smile. Some never smile they only grin. - Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
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#60. A first-person voice helps to ensure the uniformity and cohesiveness of the narrative; it gathers unto itself incidents and characters in its unstoppable progress toward the story's end. - Author: Norman Lock
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#61. A person's character, I realize, is never black-and-white. There is so much gray. - Author: Jessica Warman
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#62. I think as an actress, I prefer having a character on the page. It allows you to be more invested in actually creating a whole person. It's easier when you're not trying to come up with your next line on the spot. - Author: Greta Gerwig
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#63. I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year. It's very character-building. - Author: Steve Jobs
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#64. Sometimes you only get one chance to rewrite the qualities of the character you played in a person's life story. Always take it. Never let the world read the wrong version of you. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#65. When I create a character, I do it with the directors, and I take their notes and try to have my notes meet in a common ground. I don't create characters myself, and I don't really think that's my job. I'm not a prep person at all - plus, I'm just a lazy procrastinator. - Author: Keir Gilchrist
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#66. My stand-up has always been very character-based. I'm not really the kind of person that's like, 'Hey, here's what's on my mind! Tip your waitress!' I would create the jokes based on the character I was playing. It was always a performance-based thing for me. - Author: Mary Lynn Rajskub
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#67. What's the best part of acting? It's the indescribable feeling of being someone you are and someone your not, all at the same time. Acting is finding a character that's in you, forgetting yourself, and then bringing out this whole other person. Character is all that matters when you're on a stage. - Author: Chris Coppernoll
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#68. A person's authentic nature is a series of shifting, variegated planes that establish themselves as he relates to different people; it is created by and appears within the framework of his interpersonal relationships. - Author: Philip K. Dick
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#69. You can tell a lot about a person's character over the phone. Not everything, but a lot. It's not always what they say but what they don't say that's the most telling, - Author: Hope C. Tarr
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#70. Tom [Cruise] is a great producer himself. He's got great sense of story. It's always great to have the perspective of the person who's playing the character in your film. - Author: Joseph Kosinski
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#71. A cartoon character isn't a specific person. It isn't Tom Cruise or George Clooney playing the part, it's a character that could be you. It's easier for you to get drawn into it in a special way. - Author: Tomm Moore
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#72. It's usually easier for me to begin writing in a character's voice if that person is different from me in some significant way. - Author: Nell Freudenberger
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#73. I get really flowery and verbose in my adult books, but I don't think I dumb down my Y.A. It's just cleaner and more snappy. And the adult books have multiple points-of-view. In my Y.A., it's always third person from the main character's perspective. - Author: Gail Carriger
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#74. Most people are pleasant when the world is going the way they want. But a person's character can be seen most clearly when the brokenness of the world has invaded his or her peace, when the way he or she thinks things ought to be is interrupted, disrupted, and dismantled. - Author: Matt Chandler
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#75. Someone's sexuality shouldn't define who they are as a person. And I hope one day the world stops focusing so much on who people have in their beds and starts basing their opinions on people's character instead. - Author: Jaclyn Osborn
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#76. I'm a rational person, and I'm not a method actor. You don't need to call me by my character's name while I'm not shooting. - Author: Zana Marjanovic
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#77. If you want to know what a man's character is really like ... ask him to tell you the living person he most admires - for hero worship is the truest index of a man's private nature. - Author: Sydney J. Harris
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#78. I've discovered that in life, it doesn't matter how good of a person you are; it's human nature to be judged and to judge others by the blood they carry and the company they keep. - Author: Mz. Robinson
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#79. The worth of a person's thought is measured not by the quantity but by the quality of the support that it has got and this quality is defined by a single factor, which is only people's human character. - Author: Anuj
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#80. A person however learned and qualified in his life's work in whom gratitude is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant. - Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
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#81. A person's worth is measured by the worth of what he values. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#82. Judging requires a lot of negative energy. When we stop our thoughts from judging another person's hidden motive, intention or character, and simply address our differences, we create a dialogue of peace and reconciliation. - Author: Hwa Sung Ryu
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#83. Effective leadership is the only competitive advantage that will endure. That's because leadership has two sides- what a person is character and what a person does- competence. - Author: Stephen Covey
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#84. Time doesn't change a person's basic character. - Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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#85. I'm convinced every person has a longing that will never be fulfilled and it's our job to let it live and breathe and suffer within it as a way of developing our character. - Author: Donald Miller
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#86. I couldn't function if I weren't allowed to stretch and do really different characters where I can change the whole "beingness" of that person. That's my pleasure in acting and has been since I was a kid. That's always been my pleasure to create complete characters. - Author: John Travolta
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#87. If my accomplishments frighten someone, it's nothing to do with me - that's to do with them. But the men who are in my life see me as a person - as a woman - not as a character I've played. - Author: Kim Cattrall
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#88. If you feel that there's the author and then the character, then the book is not working. People have a habit of identifying the author with the narrator, and you can't, obviously, be all of the narrators in all of your books, or else you'd be a very strange person indeed. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#89. When I was acting, I got trained in creating a character as a three-dimensional person. If you're doing it right you should be able to draw an audience into the character's world and make them feel their fears. - Author: Tana French
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#90. The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back. - Author: Abigail Van Buren
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#91. Possessions and accomplishments are not the only things we envy. We can envy a person's character and personality, instead of developing the gifts God has given us (Rom. 12:6). Think - Author: Henry Cloud
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#92. How you react doesn't tell a person about your character, as much as it does your fear or God's fire. Which is it? - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#93. Thought and character are one, and as character can only manifest and discover itself through environment and circumstance, the outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state. - Author: James Allen
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#94. If a person's character makeup determines his future, then child rearing is primarily about helping children to develop character that will take them through life safely, securely, productively, and joyfully. - Author: Henry Cloud
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#95. If it's just the voice, then you can only do jokes. It's not really even about the impression so much. It's about the take and what you do with the person. I try to get a character across with the impression. - Author: Frank Caliendo
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#96. The more consistent a father can be or a mentor can be in the person's life and teach them principles of real solid manhood, character, integrity and leadership, the more consistent you can be in the person's life and teach them those things at a younger age, and then the better off they'll be. - Author: Allan Houston
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#97. There's a theory in gameplay, particularly in first person shooters, that sometimes you don't want to have that much of a character because then it destroys the experience of the player being that character. - Author: David S.Goyer
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#98. When I read a character that I really, really love, I know immediately what they look like. It's like I want to 100 percent become that person. - Author: Melissa McCarthy
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#99. With the adult ones, I feel I need to get as deep inside the psychology of a character as I can, and that needs to be first-person. In the children's books, I feel I need some distance. I don't want to be the nine-year-old at the center of the story. I need to have some type of narrative voice. - Author: John Boyne
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#100. Love was something that did much to change a person. It brought joy as it brought suffering, and in turn brought about those moments that defined one's character. - Author: Renee Ahdieh
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