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Top 100 Quotes About Characters

#1. Comic book fans have loved Wolverine, and all the 'X-Men' characters, for more than the action. I think that's what set it apart from many of the other comic books. In the case of Wolverine, when he appeared, he was a revolution really. He was the first anti-hero. - Author: Hugh Jackman
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#2. There are two lives to each of us, the life of our actions, and the life of our minds and hearts. History reveals men's deeds and their outward characters, but not themselves. There is a secret self that has its own life, unpenetrated and unguessed. - Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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#3. We must be what we wish our children to be. They will form their characters from ours. - Author: John S.C. Abbott
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#4. There are as many characters in men
As there are shapes in nature. - Author: Ovid
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#5. I do play all the characters, when I write them, one after another. If they actually had to film me, the only one I could play would be Samwell Tarly or Hot Pie. - Author: George R R Martin
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#6. I started out doing multiple characters from day one, when I got my fist job in 'Dumbo's Circus.' I'm used to getting in an argument with myself, throwing myself off a cliff, patching myself up and brushing myself off with an arm around my shoulder. - Author: Jim Cummings
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#7. And it's sort of an old-fashioned ER, in that it's very much about the medicine, and how these people cope. There's very little about the personal lives of the characters. - Author: Laura Innes
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#8. I find my characters and stories in many varied places; sometimes they pop out of newspaper articles, obscure historical texts, lively dinner party conversations and some even crawl out of the dusty remote recesses of my imagination. - Author: Lynn Nottage
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#9. I've been astounded to discover how good to their teams and crew that Marvel are. They're so collaborative, so smart with their stories. They have rich, dynamic characters which are so much fun to play. - Author: Evangeline Lilly
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#10. I devote most of my day to writing, and try to turn out at least four pages a day. As for what triggers the creative process, it's a mystery to me! Characters often just walk on the page, and I wait to see what they do and say while I'm writing them. - Author: Tess Gerritsen
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#11. So much of what I do ... is coming up with new characters and trying to invent voices for them, and to have people fully fleshed out in my head and to know who can say what in the scene and who these characters are ... I love it. - Author: Rob Thomas
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#12. I don't want to say I hear voices; well, actually I do hear voices, but I don't think it's supernatural. I think it's just that when characters are given enough texture and backbone, then lo and behold, they stand on their own. - Author: Anne Tyler
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#13. I'm very sassy. I want to show people in my album I'm not like my characters on TV. - Author: Ashley Tisdale
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#14. You'd think God would come right out and tell us what to do in the Bible, but He doesn't. He mostly tells stories, and He rarely stops the story to say what the point is. He just lets the characters and conflict hang in the air like smoke. - Author: Donald Miller
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#15. For a documentary it's so important to find the characters and to find people who will give you access to film - Author: Adam McKay
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#16. I write - and read - for the sake of the story ... My basic test for any story is: 'Would I want to meet these characters and observe these events in real life? Is this story an experience worth living through for its own sake? Is the pleasure of contemplating these characters an end itself? - Author: Ayn Rand
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#17. I think all characters are facets of the writer. In a way, they have to be if you're going to write them convincingly. - Author: Ruth Ozeki
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#18. I think people throughout the world identify with my characters. - Author: Sidney Sheldon
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#19. I have quite a normal family and I'm bored with how normal my family is. I want to mess stuff up a bit. I chose the messed up characters because I find that that's acting. I want to explore emotions that you otherwise wouldn't be able to explore. - Author: Chloe Grace Moretz
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#20. 'Push' had a story, 'The Paperboy' story you could just throw up in the air and shoot holes through the book because the story wasn't as strong. But I felt the characters were stronger in 'The Paperboy'; they were vivid. - Author: Lee Daniels
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#21. I've just always loved really good projects. The things that draw me into a new project have very little to do with genre and have more to do with the characters I'll be playing, the people I'll get to work with and things like that. - Author: Jewel Staite
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#22. The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents; and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions. - Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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#23. I feel like these characters, these places, these beings and plots, and even these inanimate objects are counting on me for survival. It's my responsibility to reveal them to the world, to show my readers the names of these things, to show them their histories and stories. - Author: Nicholas Trandahl
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#24. Arthur was not one of those interesting characters whose subtle motives can be dissected. He was only a simple and affectionate man, because Merlyn had believed that love and simplicity were worth having. - Author: T.H. White
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#25. So much emotion can be brought in an animated film that's very hard to get in a live-action film. I haven't quite put my finger on why, but it might be because the characters can make facial expression that, if you made them in a movie, they'd call them corny. - Author: Steve Martin
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#26. When you read a book, the neurons in your brain fire overtime, deciding what the characters are wearing, how they're standing, and what it feels like the first time they kiss. No one shows you. The words make suggestions. Your brain paints the pictures. - Author: Meg Rosoff
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#27. When we read, even if the characters are tragic or sad or disturbing, these are our brothers and sisters in the human family. - Author: Julia Alvarez
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#28. 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. - Author: Steven Spielberg
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#29. Exposing characters and their shortcomings gives me great comfort. It's always great to write about someone more mixed up than yourself. - Author: Matthew Nable
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#30. I said from the start I had to be trustful of the Millennium universe. It was not going to be a Stieg Larsson book, but my interpretation of his iconic characters and universe. - Author: David Lagercrantz
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#31. The problem lies not with the characters within the novel, but with the reader itself. - Author: Vladimir Nabokov
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#32. What comes easiest for me is dialogue. Sometimes when my characters are speaking to me, I have to slow them down so that I'm not simply taking dictation. - Author: Richard Russo
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#33. He admires as a lover, not as a connoisseur. To satisfy me, those characters must be united. - Author: Jane Austen
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#34. I like to let the story flesh itself out, and usually, the characters make their own decisions as things get under way. Dialogue especially seems to write itself once I'm familiar with the characters and their backgrounds. - Author: Victoria Aveyard
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#35. Phonogram is the memory of a long period in my life through a surprisingly small filter. Those characters are basically the golem who accompanied me on that decade and a half. - Author: Kieron Gillen
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#36. I went through a period when I felt my film characters were having more fun than I was. It might partly explain why I ended up tattooed or doing certain extreme things in my life. - Author: Angelina Jolie
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#37. Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens. - Author: Rudy Rucker
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#38. They are young, full of ambition and dreams; they are still unable to imagine that there might be a story in the world in which they are not the main characters. - Author: Juan Gomez Barcena
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#39. I like to write about people who are real and likeable. I like to write about people who tell their stories in that close and intimate voice we use with best friends. I love the closeness and honesty and vulnerability that come from characters who can talk that way. - Author: Katherine Center
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#40. When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match. - Author: Bruce Beresford
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#41. Fictional characters exist in only two places, neither of which is on the printed page. They exist, first, in the mind of the writer and, second, in the mind of the reader. - Author: Maren Elwood
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#42. None of my characters are rich or famous, and the situations they find themselves in could happen to anyone. - Author: Nicholas Sparks
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#43. My characters were ... rebelling against something ... My own bad writing. I wouldn't do for my characters what they needed for me to do - be courageous enough in my writing to make them interesting. - Author: John Scalzi
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#44. If you ask any ordinary reader which of Dickens's proletarian characters he can remember, the three he is almost certain to mention are Bill Sykes, Sam Weller and Mrs. Gamp. A burglar, a valet and a drunken midwife-not exactly a representative cross-section of the English working class. - Author: George Orwell
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#45. As an actor I'm always interested in dialogue, the way the characters speak to each other. I also enjoy a bit of humor, especially when it's unexpected. - Author: Michael Boatman
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#46. There are black men who are madly in love with white women. God bless them, if that's what works for them. I just hope that we can strike a balance that portrays black folks and the black family in a light that's not extreme. Those are the types of characters that I find myself attracted to. - Author: Nia Long
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#47. The characters I have the least in common with are the ones I have the greatest success with. The further a role is from my own experience, the more I try to deepen it. - Author: Paul Newman
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#48. My characters are never heroic. They are mostly lost and trying to find the right door to open and they end up opening the wrong doors. - Author: Gaspar Noe
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#49. This particular book felt familiar, like an old friend. The characters drew me into their world, and I blocked out mine for the rest of the afternoon. - Author: Rebecca Raisin
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#50. I love working fictional characters into a piece of history. It plays to my strengths, which are characterization and dialogue, and assists me in my admitted weakness, plot. - Author: Laurie Graham
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#51. I do have a huge fascination for science, and I love to hear what my dad has to say. He used to take me into minor surgeries when I was a kid and let me watch, so I definitely have a passion for it, but it's not as big a passion as I have for acting and creating characters. - Author: Daniela Ruah
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#52. It can certainly happen that characters in more sophisticated stories can 'take over' as they develop and change the author's original ideas. Well, it certainly happens to me at times. - Author: Margaret Mahy
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#53. In high school, I was performing "forensics." You take a section of a play and portray all the characters. I even went to camp for forensics. - Author: Allison Silverman
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#54. If you can play lots of different characters, that's fun. As long as the material is good, that's what the attraction is for me. - Author: Freddie Stroma
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#55. I hate SF books that think all you need to make a book is cool technology and mind-bending ideas without a decent plot or characters. And I hate when fantasy books are allowed to ramble off into five hundred page diatribes which don't advance the story one bit. - Author: Chris Wooding
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#56. How would you describe the #feeling of #love in 140 or less characters?
Answer : Like somebody is gripping your heart, but you don't want them to let go because the ache would worsen without them. - Author: Claire Contreras
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#57. I don't like drawing characters facing right. If I tried to do that at a book signing, I'd have to pencil it first. - Author: Stephan Pastis
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#58. There is a perfect rout of characters in every man - and every man is like an actor's trunk, full of strange creatures, new & old. But an actor and his trunk are two different things - Author: Wallace Stevens
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#59. There are characters in movies who I call 'film characters.' They don't exist in real life. They exist to play out a scenario. They can be in fantastic films, but they are not real characters; what happens to them is not lifelike. - Author: Philip Seymour Hoffman
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#60. Any good production team is going to allow an actor to breathe life into the characters - that's why they hired that woman, that man, whatever the case. - Author: John DiMaggio
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#61. In his play "Long Day's Journey into Night, " Eugene O'Neill has one of his characters utter a powerful statement toward the end of her life: "None of us can help the things life has done to us. They are done before you realize it and once they are done, they make you do other things, until at - Author: Ravi Zacharias
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#62. And if the characters haven't died, they carry on murdering to this very day ... - Author: Rebekka Kricheldorf
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#63. My characters are not underachievers; they aspire to great things, but they are limited by the world around them. - Author: Said Sayrafiezadeh
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#64. One of my favorite ways to write paranormal, as in the 'Wake' trilogy, is to write very normal characters with just a hint of something other-worldly. Like somewhere, maybe, someone really can get sucked into other people's dreams. - Author: Lisa McMann
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#65. I like characters who remind me of someone I know. - Author: Mia Wasikowska
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#66. Teachers are the architects of a Nation. They build characters, construct personalities and strengthen spirits in learners who become National Assets of tomorrow. - Author: Kavita Bhupta Ghosh
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#67. I actually think the reason I am interested in certain parts is because I was such a dweeb in high school. When you are such a loser, it's a helpful way in to a lot of characters because even very powerful people are not all that powerful, really. - Author: Sigourney Weaver
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#68. It's funny, when I lived in Ohio, I would read about extraordinary, eccentric characters in books and plays, but I couldn't imagine them in real life. Then I came to New York. - Author: Fiona Davis
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#69. My favorite artists from comics were early ones like Jack Kirby or Steve Ditko who had a real heavy ink style. Captain America, co created by Jack Kirby, was a favorite of mine and I sometimes use an altered version of his costume on some of my characters. - Author: Marcel Dzama
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#70. Trout might have said, and it can be said of me as well, that he created caricatures rather than characters. His animus against so-called mainstream literature, moreover, wasn't peculiar to him. It was generic among writers of science fiction. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#71. I'll tell you what I really enjoy. We all go to the movies, we all watch television, we know what they're about, how they work. When the main character is a cop or a spy, it's very exciting, but I also very much enjoy when the main characters are nobodies - a trucker. - Author: Nathan Fillion
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#72. I'm far, far, far from that. But of course, that's one of the joys of acting is that you can move up in the world, even if - you know, in the characters that you're playing, even if you don't. - Author: Maggie Smith
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#73. I love being able to create characters, give them problems, and make sure everything turns out right in the end. Writing gives me limitless opportunity to study the human condition, and a love story with a positive ending always lifts my spirits and warms my heart. - Author: Jennie Adams
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#74. I love playing really strung out characters, and characters that are really pushed to their limits and losing their mind. I think that's wonderful. To be able to lose it, in many ways, is just great fun to do. - Author: Daniel Sharman
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#75. The thing I was always most protective of was my mystery. I worried that if I gave too much of myself, then I would limit the characters I could fall into. - Author: Brie Larson
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#76. I'm attracted to the underrated characters. - Author: Tim Crouch
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#77. I love thinking of movie stars who could play the characters in the books I write. I think Charlize Theron would make a lovely Marie Antoinette. - Author: Kathryn Lasky
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#78. I think if you play characters, it's very important not to ever tag them with any sort of disorder, or diagnose them, or whatever. You have to normalize the behavior to get inside the character. - Author: Cillian Murphy
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#79. When people say 'You're so beautiful' it makes me want to kill myself! As an actress you want to be seen for what you do, for the characters you can play, otherwise I'd be a model. - Author: Eva Green
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#80. I always plan the whole story in some detail, long before I start writing the actual thing. But even doing that, I find that there is plenty of room for spontaneity. Often the characters will lead the story off in a direction I hadn't originally intended! - Author: Raymond Buckland
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#81. As our characters in our 'X-FORCE' began to push at the boundaries of what 'X-FORCE' was, it made perfect story sense for the team to change their name. - Author: Peter Milligan
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#82. I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters. - Author: Conrad Hall
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#83. There are lots of big books that have gay characters - or, more commonly, a gay character - in secondary roles, but seldom are their lives, and especially their sexual lives, on center stage. - Author: Garth Greenwell
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#84. Mostly, I'm drawn to great characters and great worlds that use weird things for their language - whether it's dance, whether it's pop music with Justin Bieber, or whether it's magic. - Author: Daniel Radcliffe
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#85. Characters are supposed to have understandable motivations. The reader is supposed to be able to relate to them. - Author: Aaron Starmer
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#86. Film and novel characters are often stereotyped, but racial stereotyping in many novels or films creates & encourages labelling, discrimination & racism. ~Angelica Hopes - Author: Angelica Hopes
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#87. Clever's not enough to hold me - I want characters who are more than devices to be moved about for Effect. - Author: Laura Anne Gilman
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#88. Watching 'Doctor Who' in the United States meant I was always behind the times - PBS didn't get new episodes until two years after they ran, and I was aware of the show's cancellation before the characters themselves knew, at least in my corner of the world. - Author: Seanan McGuire
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#89. You are the Worst Kind of Animal. A Butcher by Day and a Pussy Cat by Night. - Author: Monroe Ariel
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#90. Do you know why the characters in my book look like us?"
"Pure coincidence?" he asked with a smile.
"Because I was fantasizing about us doing all those things together when I wrote it."
"Are you trying to make me cry? - Author: N.M. Silber
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#91. What I discovered is I don't like to repeat lead characters because one of the most pleasurable things in a book to me is learning about the lead. - Author: Alan Furst
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#92. To me, there are things you're good at and things you're not so good at. For some reason, I'm good at darker characters. It has to do with how you look. - Author: Christopher Walken
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#93. Have the courage to analyze great emotions to create characters who shall be lofty and true. The whole art of the analytical novel lies there. - Author: Paul Bourget
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#94. I think that the joy of writing a novel is the self-exploratio n that emerges and also that wonderful feeling of playing God with the characters. When I sit down at my writing desk, time seems to vanish ... I think the most important thing for a writer is to be locked in a study. - Author: Erica Jong
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#95. At the end of the day, it's really, really difficult to make a brand-new show, to write a pilot where you have to introduce characters and everyone has to kind of be dynamic and have something different for themselves. - Author: Missy Peregrym
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#96. There are lots of authentic, moving characters in so-called systems novels, just as there are certainly deep structural ideas in some character-driven novels. - Author: Dana Spiotta
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#97. But some characters in books are really real
Jane Austen's are; and I know those five Bennets at the opening of Pride and Prejudice, simply waiting to raven the young men at Netherfield Park, are not giving one thought to the real facts of marriage. - Author: Dodie Smith
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#98. It is not the artistic aptitudes that are secondary sexual characters as some shams and shamans have said; it is the other way around: sex is but the ancilla of art. - Author: Vladimir Nabokov
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#99. It doesn't really feel like it's got anything to do with me. I mean, I know I wrote it, and all that and invented the characters and made it up, but it's Mike's film, so doing the press and stuff, it feels a little bit inauthentic. I was just one component of it. - Author: Patrick Marber
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#100. I certainly wear my heart on my sleeve, and I think that comes out in the characters that I play. There's a yearning, or something, that comes out of me that people relate to. - Author: Matthew Perry
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