Giovanni Agnelli - I'm one of those writers who, when writing, believes she's god-and that she hasn't bestowed free will on any of her characters. In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books.
[ Any Believes Bestowed Books Characters Free Hasn Her Sense She Surprises Those Will Writers Writing]
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Adam Arkin - You can fake your age or mask it, but the passion that moves the characters has to be real.
[ Age Characters Fake Mask Moves Passion Real Your]
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James Caan - The same characters that keep reappearing, bigger than life, find their own integrity in doing what they do the way they do it, even if it causes their own deaths.
[ Bigger Causes Characters Deaths Doing Even Find Integrity Keep Life Own Same Than Their Way]
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Dane Cook - Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks.
[ Adventurers Ask Bend Books Characters Determines Dissidents Drives Fate Heart Mavericks Need Our Outsiders Passionate Questions Rebels Risks Rules Take Us]
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Robert Cormier - I tell my students you have an absolute right to write about people you know and love. You do. But the kicker is you have a responsibility to make the characters large enough that you will not have sinned against them.
[ Absolute Against Characters Enough Know Large Love Make Responsibility Right Sinned Students Tell Them Will Write]
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Richard Drew - To re-live these characters would be wonderful, because I know when the show ends it will be huge mourning process.
[ Because Characters Ends Huge Know Mourning Process Show These Will Wonderful Would]
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Megan Fox - No novel is a clone of any preceding one, though with a background cast of characters and things that has grown to thousands, there are many familiar aspects.
[ Any Aspects Background Cast Characters Clone Familiar Grown Many Novel Preceding Things Though Thousands]
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Robert Fritz - All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks.
[ Bag Characters Conscience Cut Failing Fighting Films Find Freedom Loose Needing Problems Rid Sense Sin Themselves These Tricks Trying Way Whole]
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Lynette Fromme - I mean simply to say that I want my characters to suggest the background in themselves, even when it is not visible. I want them to be so powerfully realized that we cannot imagine them apart from their physical and social context even when we see them in empty space.
[ Apart Background Cannot Characters Context Empty Even Imagine Mean Physical Powerfully Realized Say See Simply Social Space Suggest Their Them Themselves Visible Want]
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Elizabeth Fry - 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.
[ Actors Background Characters Empty Film Imagine Know Make Space Spectator Standing Would]
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Katherine Fullerton Gerould - Once we got over the origin story, we could really delve deeper into their lives and characters and angst. So this movie actually has more heart, more humor.
[ Actually Angst Characters Could Deeper Delve Got Heart Humor Into Lives More Movie Once Origin Over Really Story Their]
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Samuel Goldwyn - In each of my characters there is a little of me. Not strictly autobiographical but a little piece of my soul.
[ Autobiographical Characters Each Little Piece Soul Strictly]
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Pope Gregory VII - When two characters or two actresses are together for a while there is bound to be chemistry developing.
[ Actresses Bound Characters Chemistry Developing Together Two While]
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Marcus A. Hanna - Yeah, you know, within the context of TV families, these are pretty unsavory characters.
[ Characters Context Families Know Pretty These Tv Unsavory Within Yeah]
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Frank Harris - Casting ethnic characters is a very hard thing to do, but it's important. It's also interesting.
[ Also Casting Characters Ethnic Hard Important Interesting Thing Very]
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John S. Herrington - 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.
[ Big Characters Day Different Everybody Fact Going Other Part Reasons See Show Some Tuning Watches Were]
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Kenny Hickey - I think it is important that you care about the characters, and you are not just waiting for the next action sequence but have a vested interested in what happens to them.
[ Action Care Characters Happens Important Interested Just Next Sequence Them Think Vested Waiting]
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Billy Higgins - Our first scene is sort of a reunion between the X-Men characters, which establishes everyone's relationship to one another, sort of like a recap for all those who have forgotten since the last movie.
[ Another Between Characters Establishes Everyone First Forgotten Last Movie Our Relationship Reunion Scene Since Sort Those Which X-Men]
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Thomas W. Higginson - The genre of fantasy is about magic and occult characters.
[ Characters Fantasy Genre Magic Occult]
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Howard Hodgkin - It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
[ Characters Easier Influence Life Strong Than Weak]
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Alija Izetbegovic - It always takes awhile to find out who the characters are.
[ Always Awhile Characters Find Out Takes]
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Marc Jacobs - Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.
[ Autobiography Characters Concerned Ego Every Quixote Self Two]
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Ferguson Jenkins - I can move my characters through it easily, because I understand the background; I've really studied it.
[ Background Because Characters Easily Move Really Studied Through Understand]
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Bruce Jenner - I probably read 100 times more than I write, but that way when I move my characters through it, I know.
[ Characters Know More Move Probably Read Than Through Times Way Write]
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Stephen LaBerge - 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.
[ Being Bodies Characters Fictional Heartbeats More Practice Real Sometimes Than Understand While Will]
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Mitch McConnell - I don't think I'm like any of the characters I've played - they're all really far from who I am.
[ Am Any Characters Far Played Really Think]
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Malachy McCourt - We are starting off with our own different characters and our own laws and everything, looking at Bruce Wayne and how he came to be the person that he was and how he comes to be this man that jumps around in the Bat suit.
[ Around Bat Bruce Came Characters Comes Different Everything How Jumps Laws Looking Man Off Our Own Person Starting Suit Wayne]
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James Nathan Miller - Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.
[ Amusement Characters Depend Enough Exciting Lives Neighbors Their Those Truth]
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Hosni Mubarak - Parents look at me like I'm somebody pretty important, and say, We were raised on your characters, and now we're enjoying them all over again with our children.
[ Again Characters Children Enjoying Important Look Now Our Over Parents Pretty Raised Say Somebody Them Were Your]
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James Newman - There was no difference between my characters and the life my readers were going to have to face.
[ Between Characters Difference Face Going Life Readers Were]
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Conan O'Brien - A lot of my work has to do with not allowing my characters to have an ego in a way that the stomach doesn't have an ego when it's wanting to throw up. It just does it.
[ Allowing Characters Does Ego Just Lot Stomach Throw Up Wanting Way Work]
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Kate O'Brien - Somebody like Mailer brings to that role everything that he stands for. The types of characters that I gravitate towards, the types of icons, tend to have a heavy physicality in that way.
[ Brings Characters Everything Gravitate Heavy Icons Mailer Physicality Role Somebody Stands Tend Towards Types Way]
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Pope John Paul II - I would call it a comedy variety show. We have some people just doing straight standup. We usually try to have one musical act of sort. So its just people being funny in different ways, not just sketch, not just standup, not just characters, all of those things.
[ Act Being Call Characters Comedy Different Doing Funny Just Musical Show Sketch Some Sort Standup Straight Things Those Try Usually Variety Ways Would]
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Arthur Peacocke - I never act my characters - I am them.
[ Act Am Characters Never Them]
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Prem Rawat - I try to always stretch myself to fit the characters that have been presented.
[ Always Been Characters Fit Myself Presented Stretch Try]
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Robert Rodriguez - What is their potential for evil; what is their potential for wickedness? That's the only time that those characters become interesting to watch.
[ Become Characters Evil Interesting Only Potential Their Those Time Watch Wickedness]
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Dave Van Ronk - 006 was such an interesting character and the film really explored his friendship with Bond and how it all went wrong, so it was a very personal journey for both characters.
[ Bond Both Character Characters Explored Film Friendship His How Interesting Journey Personal Really Such Very Went Wrong]
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Axl Rose - 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.
[ Characters Classic Exploded Find Future Hopefully Involved Know Legendary Literature Out Personally Rewarding Sort Storytelling Very Wealth Which Will]
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Valentino Rossi - I think almost always that what gets me going with a story is the atmosphere, the visual imagery, and then I people it with characters, not the other way around.
[ Almost Always Around Atmosphere Characters Gets Going Imagery Other Story Then Think Visual Way]
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Sa'Di - 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.
[ Any Change Characters Different Especially Get Having Hope Kinds Lesbians More Now Read Really Strip Without]
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Howard K. Smith - I've been very lucky in the characters I've chosen. Up until last year I was a nobody. I did jobs I booked because I needed to put food in my mouth.
[ Because Been Booked Characters Chosen Did Food Jobs Last Lucky Mouth Needed Nobody Put Until Up Very Year]
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Nicholas Sparks - Now, all the movies are for teenagers. It's very difficult for an actress to find really deep, beautiful characters to play.
[ Actress Beautiful Characters Deep Difficult Find Movies Now Play Really Teenagers Very]
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Eric Taylor - You treat characters like people you meet in life-friends or mentors.
[ Characters Meet Mentors Treat]
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Tertullian - I like playing flawed characters, people who aren't perfect.
[ Characters Flawed Perfect Playing]
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Twyla Tharp - Take characters that Nicholson or De Niro play: they're not always tough.
[ Always Characters De Nicholson Niro Play Take Tough]
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Denis Thatcher - The Big Chill is one of those things that everybody can identify with. Between eight characters, they can pick somebody who's somewhat like them.
[ Between Big Characters Chill Eight Everybody Identify Pick Somebody Somewhat Them Things Those]
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Jonathan Taylor Thomas - 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.
[ Characters Connecting Enough Hit Just Notes Point Portraying Singers Sounding Standing Wonderful]
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Will Thomas - When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match.
[ Cannot Characters Develops Emotional Force Match Movies Music Opera Plays]
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William Thomas - With a film, I do my best to understand the author's intentions and try to bring the characters to life.
[ Author Best Bring Characters Film Intentions Life Try Understand]
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Fritz Weaver - I don't know why, but I respond well to tortured characters.
[ Characters Know Respond Tortured Well Why]
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Leonard Woolf - Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors.
[ Advocates Blameless Characters Designed Formal Inquiry Judges Jurors Prove Put Record Trial Upon]
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Ed Wynn - But because it was able to balance that kind of humor with a sweet story and characters you really rooted for and also got across the girls' point of view, I've heard nothing but great things from younger and older females as well.
[ Able Across Also Balance Because Characters Females Girls Got Great Heard Humor Kind Nothing Older Point Really Rooted Story Sweet Things View Well Younger]
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Malcom X - I like to think what I bring to the table is kind of a sympathetic and endearing quality, even while I'm playing outcasts or characters that end up in outlandish situations.
[ Bring Characters End Endearing Even Kind Outcasts Outlandish Playing Quality Situations Sympathetic Table Think Up While]
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Muhammad Yunus - 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.
[ Battles Blotted Characters Loneliness Mind Never Old Stern Stretches Strong Times Tremendous West]
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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.
[ Before Between Characters Common Denominator Films Now Sisters Sure Thought Were]
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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.
[ Actress Another Anything Because Characters Could Different Everything Feel Feels Job Maybe Playing Possible Sometimes]
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- I've never thought of my characters as being sad. On the contrary, they are full of life. They didn't choose tragedy. Tragedy chose them.
[ Being Characters Choose Chose Contrary Full Life Never Sad Them Thought Tragedy]
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- At first I was always cast as the girlfriend. It was a long time before I got to play characters who were people.
[ Always Before Cast Characters First Girlfriend Got Long Play Time Were]
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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.
[ Any Because Being Characters Different Experiences Find Life Lump Reasons Role Same Together Way]
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- My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier.
[ Been Career Characters Childhood Elf Fantasies Fulfilling Getting Knight Larger Life Play Playing Prince Soldier Than Whole]
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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.
[ Anything Basically Characters Children Discerning Great Just Little Looks Love See Story Watch Whether]
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- We started getting the script to different people and we were in the business of trying to fund it so we could get it off and running, and all the characters and sets designed and everything.
[ Business Characters Could Designed Different Everything Fund Get Getting Off Running Script Sets Started Trying Were]
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- So if you want to have a great video game-based movie you have to keep the mood of the game, use the normal character setup - but you have to flesh out the story and provide more background for the characters.
[ Background Character Characters Flesh Game Great Keep Mood More Movie Normal Out Provide Setup Story Use Video Want]
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- Take the hardcore gamers. The characters are way more real in the world of hardcore gamers who have played the game for hundreds of hours. They have the movie in their heads, they've built it on their own. These guys are always very disappointed in the movies.
[ Always Built Characters Disappointed Game Gamers Guys Hardcore Heads Hours Hundreds More Movie Movies Own Played Real Take Their These Very Way World]
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- I think there are a lot more relationship scenes in my movies that people tend to overlook. A lot of scenes really feel real and are about the characters.
[ Characters Feel Lot More Movies Overlook Real Really Relationship Scenes Tend Think]
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- I look at the story, I look at the idea and just try to think of it in terms of that whole body of myth and see where the characters fit in and what they ought to be doing-all those archetypes are there to play with.
[ Archetypes Body Characters Fit Idea Just Look Myth Ought Play See Story Terms Think Those Try Where Whole]
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- Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
[ Admire Approximate Characters Example Followers Imitate More Most Pleases Reason Than Unconsciously Us]
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- Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes and always count their change when it is handed to them.
[ Always Change Characters Choose Count Friends Handed Ill Make Mistakes Never Seldom Self-Contained Their Them Those Trouble Unhappy Writers]
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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.
[ Am Became Cannot Characters Close Creator Director Feel Intent Never Remain Their]
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- The way I write is that I'll actually have a conversation out loud with myself. In a weird way, I just kind of get schizophrenic and play two characters.
[ Actually Characters Conversation Get Just Kind Loud Myself Out Play Schizophrenic Two Way Weird Write]
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- We can bring to characters dark and bright sides that nobody even dreams about.
[ Bright Bring Characters Dark Dreams Even Nobody Sides]
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- I like to cast actors I admire, one's that are talented. Each one will bring something new to the part. This play has been done thousands of times and now certain characters are too familiar.
[ Actors Admire Been Bring Cast Certain Characters Done Each Familiar New Now Part Play Something Talented Thousands Times Too Will]
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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.
[ Among Characters Courage Darker Elements Face Hamlet His Makes Personality Shakespeare Things Unique Up]
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- I like to try to make the characters I play be as human as possible.
[ Characters Human Make Play Possible Try]
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- I like to be surprised. Fresh implications and plot twists erupt as a story unfolds. Characters develop backgrounds, adding depth and feeling. Writing feels like exploring.
[ Adding Backgrounds Characters Depth Develop Erupt Exploring Feeling Feels Fresh Implications Plot Story Surprised Twists Unfolds Writing]
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- My first duty to write a gripping yarn. Second is to convey credible characters who make you feel what they feel. Only third comes the idea.
[ Characters Comes Convey Credible Duty Feel First Gripping Idea Make Only Second Third Write Yarn]
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- When I begin a book, I inevitably discover many things along the way, about the characters, their past histories and the political intrigues that surround them. This discovery process is vital, and I would not prejudice it by deciding too much in advance.
[ Advance Along Begin Book Characters Deciding Discover Discovery Histories Inevitably Intrigues Many Much Past Political Prejudice Process Surround Their Them Things Too Vital Way Would]
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- I've done it with Broadcast News-where there was no finish line, there was no agenda that I had to move all the characters to this point, that I was sort of open to what happens.
[ Agenda Broadcast Characters Done Finish Had Happens Line Move Open Point Sort]
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- Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.
[ Ability Being Characters Every Give Him His Human Hundreds Identities Living Names Other Personalities Relate Separate Skin Talent Their Them Under Writer]
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- Testing of self is a regular part of our own lives, so it seems natural to make it a part of the lives of my characters, as well, albeit on a much different level.
[ Albeit Characters Different Level Lives Make Much Natural Our Own Part Regular Seems Self Testing Well]
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- Acting allows me to explore new worlds, to discover characters by delving into their lives, and ultimately to become someone else entirely.
[ Acting Allows Become Characters Delving Discover Else Entirely Explore Into Lives New Someone Their Ultimately Worlds]
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- I think it's a short story writer's duty, as well as writing well about emotions and characters, to write story.
[ Characters Duty Emotions Short Story Think Well Write Writer Writing]
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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.
[ Cannot Carry Certain Characters Faces May Motto Natures Our Read Souls Them Wherein Which]
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- For example, I like using strong Greek and Roman Renaissance characters as part of my series.
[ Characters Example Greek Part Renaissance Roman Series Strong Using]
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- I have agreed to lend my voice to Nature's Guard, an animated series which hopefully will go into production in the near future. The characters are all animals. My voice will be for a character named Longtail.
[ Agreed Animals Animated Character Characters Future Go Guard Hopefully Into Lend Named Nature Near Production Series Voice Which Will]
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- I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibility I wish the history to be natural though the sentiments are refined; and the characters to be probable, though their behaviour is excelling.
[ Appearance Behaviour Cannot Characters History Least Much Natural Pleased Possibility Probable Refined Sentiments Their Though Truth Wish Without]
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- You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars. I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners, clean morals and clean characters.
[ Before Characters Clean Collars Come Hands Manners Morals Morning Tongues Want]
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- One of the things I really like about Ford's films is how there is always a focus on the way characters live, and not just the male heroes.
[ Always Characters Films Focus Ford Heroes How Just Live Male Really Things Way]
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- Let them cant about decorum, Who have characters to lose!
[ Cant Characters Decorum Lose Them]
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- Hemingway was a prisoner of his style. No one can talk like the characters in Hemingway except the characters in Hemingway. His style in the wildest sense finally killed him.
[ Characters Except Finally Hemingway Him His Killed Prisoner Sense Style Talk Wildest]
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- Anything you write, even if you have to start over, is valuable. I let the story write itself through the characters.
[ Anything Characters Even Itself Over Start Story Through Valuable Write]
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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.
[ Because Characters Feel Feeling Fit Into Losers Society Sort Still Struggles Tend These Think Way]
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- I always find stuff in my characters to relate to.
[ Always Characters Find Relate Stuff]
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- The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
[ Arrogance Characters Ignorance Pride Truest Vanity]
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- I created the characters from what I read in the script. I decided how I should talk, accent, no accent, my own voice, or a created voice. Then, I visualize what I should look like.
[ Accent Characters Created Decided How Look Own Read Script Should Talk Then Visualize Voice]
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- O'Neill presents a very complex multi-layered kind of challenge. His characters are always deeply complex and, to a great extent, inaccessible.
[ Always Challenge Characters Complex Deeply Extent Great His Inaccessible Kind Presents Very]
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- He always describes his characters' voices and their physique so brilliantly. As people have said, they are cartoons, caricatures. They're grotesques really.
[ Always Brilliantly Caricatures Cartoons Characters Describes His Physique Really Said Their Voices]
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- He invented this idea of telling the life story of a great writer through becoming his characters and becoming him. It was such a pleasure and I thought we must find another writer.
[ Another Becoming Characters Find Great Him His Idea Invented Life Must Pleasure Story Such Telling Thought Through Writer]
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- In writing a series of stories about the same characters, plan the whole series in advance in some detail, to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
[ Advance Avoid Characters Contradictions Detail Inconsistencies Plan Same Series Some Stories Whole Writing]
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- I'm so into playing different characters, even when I was on Nickelodeon. I just observe.
[ Characters Different Even Into Just Nickelodeon Observe Playing]
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- In Halloween, I viewed the characters as simply normal teenagers. Laurie, Jamie Lee's character, was shy and somewhat repressed. And Michael Myers, the killer, is definitely repressed. They have certain similarities.
[ Certain Character Characters Definitely Halloween Jamie Killer Laurie Lee Michael Myers Normal Repressed Shy Similarities Simply Somewhat Teenagers Viewed]
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- I couldn't do any of my other characters, you know? But I could have done the lady. Church Lady's Malibu Beach party is an idea I have for a movie, too. Yes.
[ Any Beach Characters Church Could Done Idea Know Lady Malibu Movie Other Party Too Yes]
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- My Mom and Dad did it pretty good, so I know it can work. The foremost thing I would say about working with Robin and Sean is that they were devoted to this project and devoted to their characters. You can't ask for any more from talented actors like that.
[ Actors Any Ask Characters Dad Devoted Did Foremost Good Know Mom More Pretty Project Robin Say Sean Talented Their Thing Were Work Working Would]
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- The Simpsons can go anywhere in the world and not worry about any budgetary issues. However, even when the show has had its run, I think the characters can go on in perpetuity.
[ Any Anywhere Budgetary Characters Even Go Had However Issues Perpetuity Run Show Simpsons Think World Worry]
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- I sometimes wonder if the inability to find oneself makes one seek oneself in other people, in characters.
[ Characters Find Inability Makes Oneself Other Seek Sometimes Wonder]
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- The history of all the great characters of the Bible is summed up in this one sentence: They acquainted themselves with God, and acquiesced His will in all things.
[ Acquainted Acquiesced Bible Characters God Great His History Sentence Summed Themselves Things Up Will]
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- I wanted to give readers the feeling of knowing the characters, a mental image.
[ Characters Feeling Give Image Knowing Mental Readers Wanted]
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- Moby Dick - that book is so amazing. I just realized that it starts with two characters meeting in bed; that's how my book begins, too, but I hadn't noticed the parallel before, two characters forced to share a bed, reluctantly.
[ Amazing Bed Before Begins Book Characters Forced Hadn How Just Meeting Moby Noticed Parallel Realized Reluctantly Share Starts Too Two]
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- It is three and a half hours long, four characters wide and a cesspool deep.
[ Cesspool Characters Deep Four Half Hours Long Three Wide]
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- The thing that I like about the way characters are written on the show these days is that nobody's perfect. Everyone has made a lot of mistakes and bad choices.
[ Bad Characters Choices Days Everyone Lot Made Mistakes Nobody Perfect Show These Thing Way Written]
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- We're always trailing, as far as the amount of roles that are written for us and the films that are being made that have black characters in them. I don't know if that's going to change.
[ Always Amount Being Black Change Characters Far Films Going Know Made Roles Them Trailing Us Written]
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- It's never easy with characters in these dark and grave circumstances but that's my job.
[ Characters Circumstances Dark Easy Grave Job Never These]
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- You have to love the characters you play, even if no one else does.
[ Characters Does Else Even Love Play]
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- There are too many souls of wood not to love those wooden characters who do indeed have a soul.
[ Characters Indeed Love Many Soul Souls Those Too Wood Wooden]
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- I guess there's a certain amount of poking fun at certain characters, but that's because there is something amusing about them or about the way they behave, so I guess you can say that that's poking fun at the character. But the character is your own invention, so who cares?
[ Amount Amusing Because Behave Cares Certain Character Characters Fun Guess Invention Own Poking Say Something Them Way Your]
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- I've never really understood that. It's a funny thing; people sometimes accuse us of condescending to our characters somehow-that to me is kind of inexplicable.
[ Accuse Characters Condescending Funny Inexplicable Kind Never Our Really Sometimes Thing Understood Us]
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- The characters are the result of two things-first, we elaborate them into fairly well-defined people through their dialogue, then they happen all over again, when the actor interprets them.
[ Actor Again Characters Dialogue Elaborate Fairly Happen Interprets Into Over Result Their Them Then Through Two Well-Defined]
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- You love all your characters, even the ridiculous ones. You have to on some level; they're your weird creations in some kind of way. I don't even know how you approach the process of conceiving the characters if in a sense you hated them. It's just absurd.
[ Absurd Approach Characters Conceiving Creations Even Hated How Just Kind Know Level Love Ones Process Ridiculous Sense Some Them Way Weird Your]
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- Men are limited by the knowledge of their minds, the worth of their characters and the principles upon which they are building their lives.
[ Building Characters Knowledge Limited Lives Men Minds Principles Their Upon Which Worth]
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- I really fall in love with my characters, even the bad ones. I love getting together with them. They tell me what to do; they take me on a wild and wonderful trip.
[ Bad Characters Even Fall Getting Love Ones Really Take Tell Them Together Trip Wild Wonderful]
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- I write about real people in disguise. If anything, my characters are toned down-the truth is much more bizarre.
[ Anything Bizarre Characters Disguise More Much Real Toned Truth Write]
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- Yes, I love playing cartoony characters. Been known for that.
[ Been Characters Known Love Playing Yes]
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- I always try to make my characters people, and yet I always want to entertain.
[ Always Characters Entertain Make Try Want Yet]
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- I like fearless characters, people just not afraid to do anything it takes to make people laugh.
[ Afraid Anything Characters Fearless Just Laugh Make Takes]
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- You know, we have to take these characters - who, granted, have their separate personalities but, on a lot of levels, are pretty two-dimensional - and make them into people with flaws, with insecurities.
[ Characters Flaws Granted Insecurities Into Know Levels Lot Make Personalities Pretty Separate Take Their Them These Two-Dimensional]
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- Travel provided many interesting experiences, but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands of characters of the written Chinese language.
[ Characters Chinese Experiences Had Interesting Language Learned Learning Lesson Many Most Perhaps Proficiency Provided Really Thousands Travel Useful Written]
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- The ability of Americans to toss off oppressive characters is the most rewarding aspect, to me, of U.S. history.
[ Ability Americans Aspect Characters History Most Off Oppressive Rewarding Toss]
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- Star Trek characters never go shopping.
[ Characters Go Never Shopping Star Trek]
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- From beginning to end it's about keeping the energy and the intensity of the story and not doing too much and not doing too little, but just enough so people stay interested and stay involved in the characters.
[ Beginning Characters Doing End Energy Enough Intensity Interested Involved Just Keeping Little Much Stay Story Too]
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- I much prefer playing the bad guys. I think they are always the most interesting characters. I liken it to painting: if you're playing the good guy, you get three colors: red, white and blue. But if you're the bad guy, you get the whole palette.
[ Always Bad Blue Characters Colors Get Good Guy Guys Interesting Liken Most Much Painting Palette Playing Prefer Red Think Three White Whole]
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- Sketches have characters, exits, entrances and are vastly different.
[ Characters Different Entrances Exits Sketches Vastly]
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- It's more like can I build a group of characters and can I tell some universal truths that feel real and aren't formulaic in the spirit of filmmakers gone by who've told American stories that were personal and universal as well.
[ American Build Characters Feel Filmmakers Formulaic Gone Group More Personal Real Some Spirit Stories Tell Told Truths Universal Well Were]
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- Certainly it's very difficult to keep momentum going through a film which has as many characters as this does, and the piece took on a life of its own to try and shape it. That took all the time we had in editing.
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- I would take lots of falls and you know, get shot three or four times and this sort of thing, so all that sort of stuff. And there are tussles with various characters. I like that kind of thing.
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- Before there was any talk of a movie, people would sometimes ask me what actors I would imagine playing these characters. And the only thing I could ever say is: I have such a clear idea of these characters that they'd have to play themselves.
[ Actors Any Ask Before Characters Clear Could Ever Idea Imagine Movie Only Play Playing Say Sometimes Such Talk Themselves These Thing Would]
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- It is for the latter that I always wanted to be an actor: to play characters who are always on the move.
[ Actor Always Characters Latter Move Play Wanted]
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- Today's youth cannot miss something they have never known, but I fear that there are no current fictional characters whose impact and influence will last with such abiding affection into their 'sore and yellow' as this splendid man's creations have in mine!
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- In real life, people are constantly saying one thing and doing another, but if you write your characters that way, the story becomes too hard to follow.
[ Another Becomes Characters Constantly Doing Follow Hard Life Real Saying Story Thing Too Way Write Your]
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- Although this is a fictitious story the history is real. You don't want to re-write history but you certainly want to portray events and characters as realistically as you can.
[ Although Certainly Characters Events Fictitious History Portray Real Realistically Story Want]
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- The more you are known, the more difficult it is to hide behind characters.
[ Behind Characters Difficult Hide Known More]
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- I think for anybody reading the book they're going to get an idea in their heads of all those characters, and I think that once that gets fixed, it's quite hard to shake.
[ Anybody Book Characters Fixed Get Gets Going Hard Heads Idea Once Quite Reading Shake Their Think Those]
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- None of my characters seem to have had sex yet - I haven't written about that. And I wouldn't want to deal with what's happening in Oregon - the school shootings.
[ Characters Deal Had Happening Haven None Oregon School Seem Sex Shootings Want Written Yet]
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- Normally, I name my characters after famous comedians.
[ After Characters Comedians Famous Name Normally]
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- I came across awful characters when I got some kind of status and came to Hollywood. Then you have directors trying to sleep with you, assuming that you will do things because of the way you dress.
[ Across Assuming Awful Because Came Characters Directors Dress Got Hollywood Kind Sleep Some Status Then Things Trying Way Will]
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- I've played four characters now, my latest one being Sandor the gypsy.
[ Being Characters Four Gypsy Latest Now Played]
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- We're showing kids a world that is very scantily populated with women and female characters. They should see female characters taking up half the planet, which we do.
[ Characters Female Half Kids Planet Populated See Should Showing Taking Up Very Which Women World]
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- Yes, the first job I had at the studio was Snow White. I don't like the term particularly, but I got stuck with the human characters. They just didn't have that many people who could draw humans.
[ Characters Could Draw First Got Had Human Humans Job Just Many Particularly Snow Stuck Studio Term White Yes]
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- I also try very hard to create characters - both heroes and villains - with psychological depth.
[ Also Both Characters Create Depth Hard Heroes Psychological Try Very Villains]
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- My books are primarily plot driven but the best plot in the world is useless if you don't populate them with characters that readers can care about.
[ Best Books Care Characters Driven Plot Populate Primarily Readers Them Useless World]
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- So I work hard to present the human side of my characters while not neglecting the plot.
[ Characters Hard Human Neglecting Plot Present Side While Work]
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- Because they feel that without them telling you to do this, you wouldn't have had the characters that you have, you wouldn't have the book that you have.
[ Because Book Characters Feel Had Telling Them Without]
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- I designed all the characters, anyway, and Frank Doyle was doing all the writing. I didn't have any more input on what direction they were going to go with Josie.
[ Any Anyway Characters Designed Direction Doing Doyle Frank Go Going Input More Were Writing]
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- I only work with actors who take full responsibility for their characters.
[ Actors Characters Full Only Responsibility Take Their Work]
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- I admire directors so much, I find them incredible: they manage such a huge number of people of different characters, think of the money involved.
[ Admire Characters Different Directors Find Huge Incredible Involved Manage Money Much Number Such Them Think]
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- I like the idea of bringing cartoon characters to life... and although the Americans have already attempted this, their culture is not sufficiently humane to make it work.
[ Already Although Americans Attempted Bringing Cartoon Characters Culture Humane Idea Life Make Sufficiently Their Work]
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- I try to trace the connection between the characters and that way a story or plot emerges.
[ Between Characters Connection Emerges Plot Story Trace Try Way]
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- Many characters in the novel are representative of types that exist in India. He represents the caste system in India with an air of superiority, the caste system in India and the people thinking that western things are better.
[ Air Better Caste Characters Exist India Many Novel Representative Represents Superiority System Things Thinking Types Western]
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- And I have to credit David Jacobs with the opportunities he gave me. He was totally into sharing the creation of characters. David put together a show that told the story of people over many years' time and that was greatly enjoyable. Though nowadays that is frowned upon.
[ Characters Creation Credit David Enjoyable Frowned Gave Greatly Into Jacobs Many Nowadays Opportunities Over Put Sharing Show Story Though Time Together Told Totally Upon Years]
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- I remember the guest stars who came, they were always trying to find a new plot for their characters because they wanted to stay. It was really a great working environment.
[ Always Because Came Characters Environment Find Great Guest New Plot Really Remember Stars Stay Their Trying Wanted Were Working]
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- It's very witty and it's great to see teenage characters have control that way. And you can actually hear about sex and pot and it's okay, it's not completely bad and you can't say that to teenagers.
[ Actually Bad Characters Completely Control Great Hear Okay Pot Say See Sex Teenage Teenagers Very Way Witty]
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- Whatever your relationship is to your sacred tradition in the West, you have some relationship to the Bible if only through the names of the characters.
[ Bible Characters Names Only Relationship Sacred Some Through Tradition West Whatever Your]
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- Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'.
[ Acting Any Called Characters Moment Played Really Think Why]
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- Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.
[ Act Chance Characters Emotionally Gives Ill Portraying Really]
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- All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
[ Caricatures Cartoon Characters Exaggeration Fable Fables Fantasy Must Nature Very]
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- I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters - to make them personalities.
[ Build Cartoon Characters Each Full Make Our Personalities Personality Them Try]
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- We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.
[ Animated Characters Common Created Depth Dimension Divide Far Our Outnumber Outweigh Revealing Them Things Those Through Us World]
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- Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
[ Alter Change Characters Developed Only Opinions]
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- I had no intention of pursuing either the characters or the setting further.
[ Characters Either Further Had Intention Pursuing Setting]
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- I had an obsession that I was male characters from movies.
[ Characters Had Male Movies Obsession]
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- I always believed in my characters. I lived them.
[ Always Believed Characters Lived Them]
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- Since it's based on my parents, it's more emotionally close to me than some of my more surreal plays. And then I like the balance of the comic and the sad. It should play as funny, but you should care about the characters and feel sad for them.
[ Balance Based Care Characters Close Comic Emotionally Feel Funny More Parents Play Plays Sad Should Since Some Surreal Than Them Then]
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- I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool. I like the business. I like to do different parts and diverse characters. I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet!
[ Acting Business Characters Different Diverse Drool Enthusiasm Haven Keep Lost Parts Til Wipe Yet]
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- When I first started acting, I started in opera and had a great desire to play grand, tragic characters. I got sidetracked in musical theater and ended up doing a lot of comedy.
[ Acting Characters Comedy Desire Doing Ended First Got Grand Great Had Lot Musical Opera Play Sidetracked Started Theater Tragic Up]
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- But I guess I like playing flawed guys 'cause it gives a place for the characters to go.
[ Cause Characters Flawed Gives Go Guess Guys Place Playing]
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- High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
[ Aims Bring Characters Form Great High Minds Objects Out]
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- When you're working with a smaller budget I suppose one of the things that has to be in your mind when you are writing is that you have to keep the characters down to a minimum.
[ Budget Characters Down Keep Mind Minimum Smaller Suppose Things Working Writing Your]
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- If you're soft and fuzzy, like our little characters, you become the skinny kid on the beach, and people in this business don't mind kicking sand in your face.
[ Beach Become Business Characters Face Fuzzy Kicking Kid Little Mind Our Sand Skinny Soft Your]
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- I enjoy doing everything, comedy and drama. I just look for the characters really and what they offer.
[ Characters Comedy Doing Drama Enjoy Everything Just Look Offer Really]
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- And I'm so excited to remind people and even gain new fans who find out about Dharma - a new generation who could find out about Dharma and enjoy her and all the characters on the show.
[ Characters Could Dharma Enjoy Even Excited Fans Find Gain Generation Her New Out Remind Show]
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- I always get inspiration from whatever characters say about my character.
[ Always Character Characters Get Inspiration Say Whatever]
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- Many great horror stories are period pieces and English actors have a facility for historic characters.
[ Actors Characters English Facility Great Historic Horror Many Period Pieces Stories]
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- If you look at Marvel Comics, there are very few Marvel characters I would like to write.
[ Characters Comics Few Look Marvel Very Would Write]
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- It would have shown people that I was prepared to do that kind of work, although I find myself in a position now where I don't really need to and I could pick and choose the kind of characters I'd like to do.
[ Although Characters Choose Could Find Kind Myself Need Now Pick Position Prepared Really Shown Where Work Would]
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- Preacher is a book that somehow allows me time by its settling on it's characters, that sort of modern gothic western feel. You're not likely to see the boat veering too far from that.
[ Allows Boat Book Characters Far Feel Gothic Likely Modern Preacher See Settling Somehow Sort Time Too Veering Western]
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- There's immense fun to be had as long as you can sort of sneak it past DC. I have been told on occasion that I need to have more respect for these characters.
[ Been Characters Dc Fun Had Immense Long More Need Occasion Past Respect Sneak Sort These Told]
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- Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
[ Characters Gold Little Moment Only Our Stays Steadfast Us Wealth]
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- One of the ways I think I gain fodder for characters is by watching people.
[ Characters Fodder Gain Think Watching Ways]
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- Also, it's risky to try to duplicate earlier success. Magician had a certain charm to it, mostly due to my choice of lead characters, that I would be hard put to duplicate.
[ Also Certain Characters Charm Choice Due Duplicate Earlier Had Hard Lead Magician Mostly Put Risky Success Try Would]
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- I admire the world of the books and the characters that she's created, but I'm not an addict of Harry Potter. I don't feel possessive about it.
[ Addict Admire Books Characters Created Feel Harry Possessive Potter She World]
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- My play Safe Sex was picked apart because critics thought it was untrue. It was a play in which no one had AIDS, but the characters talked about how it was going to change their lives.
[ Aids Apart Because Change Characters Critics Going Had How Lives Picked Play Safe Sex Talked Their Thought Untrue Which]
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- I haven't seen the film yet because I just got in from London. In the scenes where the two characters are bantering with each other, it is like bobbing at the net in tennis.
[ Because Characters Each Film Got Haven Just London Net Other Scenes Seen Tennis Two Where Yet]
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- Special effects are characters. Special effects are essential elements. Just because you can't see them doesn't mean they aren't there.
[ Because Characters Effects Elements Essential Just Mean See Special Them]
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- Homer's whole language, the language in which he lived, the language that he breathed, because he never saw it, or certainly those who formed his tradition never saw it, in characters on the pages. It was all on the tongue and in the ear.
[ Because Breathed Certainly Characters Ear Formed His Homer Language Lived Never Pages Saw Those Tongue Tradition Which Whole]
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- It's necessary to track characters all the way through an opera. If you're dealing with more than one or two characters, it's very easy to forget that the others have lives of their own that feed into the story.
[ Characters Dealing Easy Feed Forget Into Lives More Necessary Opera Others Own Story Than Their Through Track Two Very Way]
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- Like any other composer of opera, I choose a subject not for polemical reasons, but because it contains vivid characters in highly charged dramatic situations.
[ Any Because Characters Charged Choose Composer Contains Dramatic Highly Opera Other Reasons Situations Subject Vivid]
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- I don't think there's any great mystery to writing female characters, so long as you talk to them. If you lived in a monastery and never met any women, maybe it would be difficult.
[ Any Characters Difficult Female Great Lived Long Maybe Met Monastery Mystery Never Talk Them Think Women Would Writing]
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- I like to create imaginary characters and events around a real historical situation. I want readers to feel: OK, this probably didn't happen, but it might have.
[ Around Characters Create Events Feel Happen Historical Imaginary Might Ok Probably Readers Real Situation Want]
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- Thrillers have been traditionally very masculine books; the women characters often rather decorative.
[ Been Books Characters Decorative Masculine Often Rather Thrillers Traditionally Very Women]
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- The language fictional characters use is chosen for effect, at least if the author is concentrating.
[ Author Characters Chosen Concentrating Effect Fictional Language Least Use]
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- Because I just loved to spend two years of my life in the company of Andy Kaufman and other characters.
[ Andy Because Characters Company Just Kaufman Life Loved Other Spend Two Years]
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- For our vanity is such that we hold our own characters immutable, and we are slow to acknowledge that they have changed, even for the better.
[ Acknowledge Better Changed Characters Even Hold Immutable Our Own Slow Such Vanity]
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- There are things that Scotsmen get and other people don't get in the dialogue. Scottish characters can be pinpointed by a phrase, targeted very quickly.
[ Characters Dialogue Get Other Phrase Quickly Scottish Targeted Things Very]
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- The Chinese, by their favourite system of dwarfing, contrive to make it, when only a foot and a half or two feet high, have all the characters of an aged cedar of Lebanon.
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- Besides the mistakes that are pointed out, I love the way readers become involved with the characters. When readers start asking about character motivations instead of concentrating on the special effects, it means you're connecting with them on a personal level.
[ Asking Become Besides Character Characters Concentrating Connecting Effects Instead Involved Level Love Means Mistakes Motivations Out Personal Pointed Readers Special Start Them Way]
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- I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don't really have hobbies in the traditional sense... I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters.
[ Actions Activities Already Basketball Characters Classical Diving Engage Enjoy Go Heavy Hobbies Least Listening Many Metal Music Once Play Really Sense Through Too Traditional Try Year]
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- Living gives you a better understanding of life. I would hope that my characters have become deeper and more rounded personalities. Wider travels have given me considerably greater insight into how cultural differences affect not only people, but politics and art.
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- I have, in some ways, saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them - and having them still have dignity and still survive, still get through it.
[ Been Characters Dignity Get Having Marginalized Playing Saved Society Some Still Survive Them Through Ways]
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- Changes have taken place since year one. When Caruso left, that was a big change. We've been able to adapt nicely. It's given us new opportunities for different characters and story lines.
[ Able Adapt Been Big Change Changes Characters Different Given Left Lines New Nicely Opportunities Place Since Story Taken Us Year]
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- When you throw punches at actors, you stop, you pull it, and it looks like you pulled it. When you throw punches at cartoon characters, they are not there, so you can swing through. It looks like you really decked them.
[ Actors Cartoon Characters Looks Pull Pulled Punches Really Stop Swing Them Through Throw]
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- I tend to be attracted to characters who are up against a wall with very few alternatives. And the film then becomes an examination of how they cope with very few options. And that's, I guess, what interests me in terms of human behavior.
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- Getting to meet people that I've admired my entire life, and getting to meet them in such a way where they're coming in to play completely different characters than I had ever seen them do is just wonderful.
[ Admired Characters Coming Completely Different Entire Ever Getting Had Just Life Meet Play Seen Such Than Them Way Where Wonderful]
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- Movement should be a counter, whether in action scenes or dialogue or whatever. It counters where your eye is going. This style thing, for me it's all fitted to the action, to the script, to the characters.
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- Every reader knows about the feeling that characters in books seem more real than real people.
[ Books Characters Every Feeling Knows More Reader Real Seem Than]
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- This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof.
[ Casting Certain Characters Doubts Excepting Existence Fairy Fiction Folk Human Imaginary Lack Might Offend Only Otherwise Their Thereof Unwise Whom Work]
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- You have to find something there that relates to the characters and reality on some level.
[ Characters Find Level Reality Relates Some Something]
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- Essentially and most simply put, plot is what the characters do to deal with the situation they are in. It is a logical sequence of events that grow from an initial incident that alters the status quo of the characters.
[ Alters Characters Deal Essentially Events Grow Incident Initial Logical Most Plot Put Quo Sequence Simply Situation Status]
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- Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
[ Characters Emerged Massive Most Out Scars Souls Strongest Suffering]
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- I think good radio often uses the techniques of fiction: characters, scenes, a big urgent emotional question. And as in the best fiction, tone counts for a lot.
[ Best Big Characters Counts Emotional Fiction Good Lot Often Question Radio Scenes Techniques Think Tone Urgent Uses]
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- Yeah, I've always been accused of having a sense of mischief and I'm very flattered that you say you can see it in the roles I play, because I think that's important, even if I do play intense characters, like especially Christine Cagney.
[ Accused Always Because Been Cagney Characters Christine Especially Even Flattered Having Important Intense Mischief Play Roles Say See Sense Think Very Yeah]
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- I don't want to do an action movie, because I've acted in them, and they're so boring to do, because they're so technical. The headache of that is daunting. But, if it were an action movie with really interesting characters, how great would that be?
[ Acted Action Because Boring Characters Daunting Great Headache How Interesting Movie Really Technical Them Want Were Would]
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- I want to keep doing different things. I'd like to do a more personal, dramatic movie next, I think. But as long as it's about characters and good writing and good parts for actors, that's what's important.
[ Actors Characters Different Doing Dramatic Good Important Keep Long More Movie Next Parts Personal Things Think Want Writing]
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- Ever since I was really little, I've had characters that were in my mind.
[ Characters Ever Had Little Mind Really Since Were]
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- It allows you to say things that sound very dramatic and get away with it. If you had characters in modern fiction say the same things as they're driving down the street in an Oldsmobile they'd sound ludicrous!
[ Allows Away Characters Down Dramatic Driving Fiction Get Had Ludicrous Modern Same Say Sound Street Things Very]
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- From Ernest Hemingway's stories, I learned to listen within my stories for what went unsaid by my characters.
[ Characters Ernest Hemingway Learned Listen Stories Unsaid Went Within]
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- I don't think you can discriminate against budgets, you know? I'm an actor, I guess, so I'm just trying to play as many characters as I can. If there's a character I think I can play, and they're going to let me do it, I'll do it whether it's $10 or $1 million or more.
[ Actor Against Budgets Character Characters Discriminate Going Guess Just Know Many Million More Play Think Trying Whether]
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- I just have my own taste, and I just try and stick with that. I'm just trying to play as many characters as I can for as long as I have an opportunity to.
[ Characters Just Long Many Opportunity Own Play Stick Taste Try Trying]
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- 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.
[ Actually Against Character Characters Did Different Feel Get Movie Myself Order Play Put Really Restraining Someone Think Try Would]
Topic:
- When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts.
[ According Actions Affinities Among Architecture Arts Characters Combined Discursive Forms Invent Now Plastic Rather Secret Situation Structures Textual Themselves Which Write]
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- In creating the Harry Potter artwork, I try to bring a certain amount of realism and believability to the characters and setting, but still add an element of wonder and the unknown.
[ Add Amount Artwork Bring Certain Characters Creating Element Harry Potter Realism Setting Still Try Unknown Wonder]
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- I write easily, let's put it that way. And in a novel particularly, the characters take over. And they tell me what to say and they tell me what they're doing. And I'm a third of the way into a novel and then I just let the characters finish it for me.
[ Characters Doing Easily Finish Into Just Novel Over Particularly Put Say Take Tell Then Third Way Write]
Topic:
- Our life is a book that writes itself and whose principal themes sometimes escape us. We are like characters in a novel who do not always understand what the author wants of them.
[ Always Author Book Characters Escape Itself Life Novel Our Principal Sometimes Them Themes Understand Us Wants Whose Writes]
Topic:
- If you watch young children play, you will notice that they create games, characters, situations, whole worlds in which they immerse themselves with intense concentration.
[ Characters Children Concentration Create Games Immerse Intense Notice Play Situations Themselves Watch Which Whole Will Worlds Young]
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- Now I am an old hag, I get to play much more interesting characters.
[ Am Characters Get Hag Interesting More Much Now Old Play]
Topic:
- The thing that cracks me up is how these reality characters start out thrilled and excited just to be on television, and how they move to thinking they are as big as the Friends.
[ Big Characters Cracks Excited Friends How Just Move Out Reality Start Television These Thing Thinking Thrilled Up]
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- The characters in the book grow up with us. My voice has broken as well.
[ Book Broken Characters Grow Up Us Voice Well]
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- It's a funny show. The characters are surprisingly likable, given how ugly they are. We've got this huge cast of characters that we can move around. And over the last few seasons, we've explored some of the secondary characters' personal lives a bit more.
[ Around Bit Cast Characters Explored Few Funny Given Got How Huge Last Likable Lives More Move Over Personal Seasons Secondary Show Some Surprisingly Ugly]
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- Since I was there in the very beginning, I know the history of the characters. So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind the writers that we've done that before.
[ Before Beginning Characters Comments Done History Know Make Remind Since Sometimes Tone Very Writers]
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- In hard-core science fiction in which characters are responding to a change in environment, caused by nature or the universe or technology, what readers want to see is how people cope, and so the character are present to cope, or fail to cope.
[ Caused Change Character Characters Cope Environment Fail Fiction Hard-Core How Nature Present Readers Responding Science See Technology Universe Want Which]
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- I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.
[ Back Characters Cut Drawing End Eventually Go Involve Most Out Situation Start Themselves Then Try]
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- You've either got to find a way to make your continuing characters insteresting without making them maudlin or overwrought, or you've got to put more emphasis on the suspects.
[ Characters Continuing Either Emphasis Find Got Make Making Maudlin More Put Suspects Them Way Without Your]
Topic:
- It's just so much fun to make up characters, situations, and everything else about a story. I have so much freedom and flexibility to do whatever I want.
[ Characters Else Everything Flexibility Freedom Fun Just Make Much Situations Story Up Want Whatever]
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- We give you characters we'd feel very comfortable judging, and then go: 'Oh yeah? Watch this'.
[ Characters Comfortable Feel Give Go Judging Oh Then Very Watch Yeah]
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- I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters.
[ Bigger Characters Complex Life Picture Romantic Saw Sunrise Tequila Than]
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- The audience has to understand that if the film is going to have any meaning for them. If they are going to empathize with the characters, they have to visualize the process of concentration involved in making every move.
[ Any Audience Characters Concentration Every Film Going Involved Making Meaning Move Process Them Understand Visualize]
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- I think anybody would be hard pressed not to relate to at least one of the characters, because there's so many different multifaceted people populating this crazy world.
[ Anybody Because Characters Crazy Different Hard Least Many Multifaceted Pressed Relate Think World Would]
Topic:
- My films do have characters who have trouble escaping the world around them.
[ Around Characters Escaping Films Them Trouble World]
Topic:
- Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
[ Any Begin Characters Defects Dwell Engaging Forte Gradually Harmless Humility Length Little Mild Other Own Rather Seem Shortcomings Staring Things Time Whenever]
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- Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
[ Any Begin Characters Defects Dwell Engaging Gradually Harmless Length Little Mild Other Own Rather Seem Shortcomings Staring Things Time Whenever]
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- My characters surprise me constantly. My characters are like my friends - I can give them advice, but they don't have to take it. If your characters are real, then they surprise you, just like real people.
[ Advice Characters Constantly Friends Give Just Real Surprise Take Them Then Your]
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- Never argue with your characters; they know themselves better than you do.
[ Argue Better Characters Know Never Than Themselves Your]
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- Aaron Echolls is one of the best characters that I've ever played.
[ Aaron Best Characters Ever Played]
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- I find that when I play reality-based characters, it is only as fun for me if I have a lot of time to do research. If I don't it just isn't exciting but if I do, it can be fun because I can learn about that person and the world that they live in and I can become somebody else.
[ Because Become Characters Else Exciting Find Fun Just Learn Live Lot Only Person Play Reality-Based Research Somebody Time World]
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- I'm in the business to push it. I'm not likely to be attracted to characters I've already done.
[ Already Attracted Business Characters Done Likely Push]
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- It's hard to leave behind scenes and characters I am in love with.
[ Am Behind Characters Hard Leave Love Scenes]
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- I think the sense of community that exists with all the characters - that's the answer. The fact that they have found a family in their friends. It does give some depth and meaning to their lives.
[ Answer Characters Community Depth Does Exists Fact Family Found Friends Give Lives Meaning Sense Some Their Think]
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- Few characters in history are indispensable.
[ Characters Few History Indispensable]
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- You read about somebody, and it doesn't really matter whether or not they really exist - the point is that you get into them like real characters.
[ Characters Exist Get Into Matter Point Read Real Really Somebody Them Whether]
Topic:
- The one thing I could do was voices and impersonations and weird characters, and there was really no call for that, except on Saturday Night Live.
[ Call Characters Could Except Impersonations Live Night Really Saturday Thing Voices Weird]
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- How I would describe my characters is absolutely different from how I would describe myself.
[ Absolutely Characters Describe Different How Myself Would]
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- There's a lot about the character. It doesn't always happen, but there are some characters you really create a relationship with, almost as if they were your friend. And you never get into their heads again or think like them.
[ Again Almost Always Character Characters Create Friend Get Happen Heads Into Lot Never Really Relationship Some Their Them Think Were Your]
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- And I'd like to believe that's true, you know, kind of showing gay people in this kind of light and - where it's not about that, it's just about the characters for the first time, like those shows were.
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- When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
[ Caricature Character Characters Create Living Novel Should Writer Writing]
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- Actually the copies of characters is something I don't particularly like to talk about in articles but just for your information, most characters there's only one.
[ Actually Articles Characters Copies Information Just Most Only Particularly Something Talk Your]
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- I've sort of dealt with the characters' lives more; particularly the women characters.
[ Characters Dealt Lives More Particularly Sort Women]
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- Comics as art. I do comics as comics, and my opportunity to tell stories. Simple. Basic. Let the characters have the excitement, not the package. That's where I come from.
[ Art Basic Characters Come Comics Excitement Opportunity Package Simple Stories Tell Where]
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- But in film you always watch situations or stories that you really have no relation to. A lot of times just because there's no personal connection doesn't mean you can't connect with the film or the characters in the film.
[ Always Because Characters Connect Connection Film Just Lot Mean Personal Really Relation Situations Stories Times Watch]
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- I like the sensibility of Australian film a lot and the crews are fantastic. Great characters, wonderful people and no line between - I think in Hollywood they have this line between actors and crew a lot, and that just didn't exist, which I really appreciated.
[ Actors Appreciated Australian Between Characters Crew Crews Exist Fantastic Film Great Hollywood Just Line Lot Really Sensibility Think Which Wonderful]
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- It's also possible to have two third person singular points of view, as represented by two characters through whose eyes the story is told in alternating chapters, say.
[ Also Chapters Characters Eyes Person Points Possible Represented Say Singular Story Third Through Told Two View Whose]
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- It's really about, oh come on, this guy wouldn't say that or he wouldn't do that, you know, it's about the characters, about the story, about the situation.
[ Characters Come Guy Know Oh Really Say Situation Story]
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- My characters are fictional. I get ideas from real people, sometimes, but my characters always exist only in my head.
[ Always Characters Exist Fictional Get Head Ideas Only Real Sometimes]
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- Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga - stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts.
[ Acute Animals Because Characters Even Kind Leeway Little Most Old Out Parts Play Saga Stylized Their Them]
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- Besides, it doesn't make any sense to have these characters living in the year 3000 when all their points of reference are from the pop culture of the 80's and the 90's.
[ Any Besides Characters Culture Living Make Points Pop Reference Sense Their These Year]
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- After a while, the characters I'm writing begin to feel real to me. That's when I know I'm heading in the right direction.
[ After Begin Characters Direction Feel Heading Know Real Right While Writing]
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- All the characters in my books are imagined, but all have a bit of who I am in them - much like the characters in your dreams are all formed by who you are.
[ Am Bit Books Characters Dreams Formed Imagined Much Them Your]
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- I type even faster than I talk. I'm very proud of that. I type so fast. And I have to because the characters are living in real time and I've got to keep up with them. It's a miracle they even give me a royalty.
[ Because Characters Even Fast Faster Give Got Keep Living Miracle Proud Real Royalty Talk Than Them Time Type Up Very]
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- I think all those actors from that generation, like Bogart - they were wonderful actors. They didn't act. They just came on and they did it, and the characters were wonderful.
[ Act Actors Bogart Came Characters Did Generation Just Think Those Were Wonderful]
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- I directed 24's pilot. I felt we should follow the characters around as if we were a documentary crew, using available light, hand-held cameras, split screens, sound that isn't always what it should be, to suit the reality of the premise.
[ Always Around Available Cameras Characters Crew Directed Documentary Felt Follow Hand-Held Light Pilot Premise Reality Screens Should Sound Split Suit Using Were]
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- It was such a paradox for me that the only thing I know how to do is act, but that the first thing I abandoned while writing were the characters.
[ Abandoned Act Characters First How Know Only Paradox Such Thing Were While Writing]
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- I like to take these unusual characters and then make them as normal as possible, because we all know that the tragedy and the abnormal always hides itself behind the normal.
[ Abnormal Always Because Behind Characters Hides Itself Know Make Normal Possible Take Them Then These Tragedy Unusual]
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- I like it when you read a script and there's the part that you show to the other characters and then there's the part that only the audience knows.
[ Audience Characters Knows Only Other Part Read Script Show Then]
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- I don't much believe in the idea of characters. I write with words, that is all. Whether those words are put in the mouth of this or that character does not matter to me.
[ Believe Character Characters Does Idea Matter Mouth Much Put Those Whether Words Write]
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- That is what I define as a novel: something that has a beginning, a middle and an end, with characters and a plot that sustain interest from the first sentence to the last. But that is not what I do at all.
[ Beginning Characters Define End First Interest Last Middle Novel Plot Sentence Something Sustain]
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- The relationship between reader and characters is very difficult. It is even more peculiar than the relationship between the writer and his characters.
[ Between Characters Difficult Even His More Peculiar Reader Relationship Than Very Writer]
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- 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.
[ Characters Cope Er How Little Lives Medicine Much Old-Fashioned Personal Sort These Very]
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- I've always been a fan of the 19th century novel, of the novel that is plotted, character-driven, and where the passage of time is almost as central to the novel as a major minor character, the passage of time and its effect on the characters in the story.
[ Almost Always Been Central Century Character Characters Effect Fan Major Minor Novel Passage Plotted Story Time Where]
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- Sometimes you have to go places with characters and emotions within yourself you don't want to do, but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it.
[ Characters Duty Emotions Go Places Sometimes Story Storyteller Want Within Yourself]
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- It is no accident that I made Cartoon Town a simple little village - in many ways it mirrored my home town. And, yes, many of my puppet characters took on some of the more eccentric characteristics of people I knew there.
[ Accident Cartoon Characteristics Characters Eccentric Home Knew Little Made Many More Puppet Simple Some Took Town Village Ways Yes]
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- The puppet characters were combinations of people I had known and to some degree aspects of my own personality. Weird was based on someone I knew in Chicago. Dirty Dragon was based on a good friend I had in Indianapolis.
[ Aspects Based Characters Chicago Combinations Degree Dirty Dragon Friend Good Had Indianapolis Knew Known Own Personality Puppet Some Someone Weird Were]
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- I don't think he's permanently affected me except in the sense that I miss him. I miss being him. Or trying to be him. He is one of a gallery of characters that have had an impact on my career and therefore my life.
[ Affected Being Career Characters Except Gallery Had Him Impact Life Miss Permanently Sense Therefore Think Trying]
Topic:
- Real-life people are often the hardest to play, people that you recreate who have actually lived, because you have to live up to people's knowledge of those characters.
[ Actually Because Characters Hardest Knowledge Live Lived Often Play Real-Life Recreate Those Up]
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- The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
[ Characters Endured Fashioned Habitually Hell Hereafter Make Our Ourselves Tells Than Theology Way Which World Worse Wrong]
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- I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my films - although I think they do have plots - but the plot is not of primary importance to me, the characters are.
[ Although Always Characters Critics Films Importance Lack Many Obvious Plot Plots Primary Rather Say Start Than Think Very Which Would]
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- I like doing them and they're ridiculous and the actors can improvise a lot, and they don't have to be really realistic characters that hit a very specific tone as in a feature film. They're really fun, I want to make more of them definitely.
[ Actors Characters Definitely Doing Feature Film Fun Hit Improvise Lot Make More Realistic Really Ridiculous Specific Them Tone Very Want]
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- My characters are driven by a passionate desire for justice. They are rebellious and incorruptible.
[ Characters Desire Driven Incorruptible Justice Passionate Rebellious]
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- I love inventing worlds and characters and settings and scenarios.
[ Characters Inventing Love Scenarios Settings Worlds]
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- In the prequel we're going to tell about the characters before Left Behind, and the book would end with the rapture instead of start with the rapture like the first one did.
[ Before Behind Book Characters Did End First Going Instead Left Prequel Rapture Start Tell Would]
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- People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages.
[ Characters Find Happens Keep Out Pages Reading Turning Want]
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- SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline. Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery. Like working without a net.
[ Characters Discovery First Idea Net Novel Outline Process Rough Soon Used Usually Where Without Working Write]
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- There is a comfort zone of knowing where things are going and having characters in place, but the action gets more and more dramatic and is very challenging to describe.
[ Action Challenging Characters Comfort Describe Dramatic Gets Going Having Knowing More Place Things Very Where Zone]
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- I don't like to think that maybe I'm just getting old. I'm not too excited about watching a huge explosion. I'm more interested in people and characters.
[ Characters Excited Explosion Getting Huge Interested Just Maybe More Old Think Too Watching]
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- I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing.
[ Am Behind Characters Despite Fame Hard Hide Perception Person Play Private Public Thing Time Very]
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- I'm happy being myself, which I've never been before. I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn't have those things in mine.
[ Always Been Before Being Characters Find Happy Hid Live Lives Mine Myself Never Other Out Their Things Those Through Tried Which]
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- My job is to help the functioning of the story, not to draw attention to myself, but to make my characters function within the story, to work for the benefit of the story, to make the whole thing work.
[ Attention Benefit Characters Draw Function Functioning Help Job Make Myself Story Thing Whole Within Work]
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- It's hard to know whether certain characters come to life or not, they either come to have their own life or they don't. I've written many things in which the characters just remain inert.
[ Certain Characters Come Either Hard Inert Just Know Life Many Own Remain Their Things Whether Which Written]
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- People say that to me and I think what unites all my characters is that they are hurt; it's most accurate to say I play characters that are hurt but are responding to their environment.
[ Accurate Characters Environment Hurt Most Play Responding Say Their Think Unites]
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- All the Disney lead male characters always have this kind of John Davidson kind of look to them. They all look like the same guy, and all the females look like the same, and I think the guys are just way too big.
[ Always Big Characters Davidson Disney Females Guy Guys John Just Kind Lead Look Male Same Them Think Too Way]
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- And when I'm writing, I write a lot anyway. I might write pages and pages of conversation between characters that don't necessarily end up in the book, or in the story I'm working on, because they're simply my way of getting to know the characters.
[ Anyway Because Between Book Characters Conversation End Getting Know Lot Might Necessarily Pages Simply Story Up Way Working Write Writing]
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- Unlike life, you've got more or less complete control over what's going on in your stories. That's not to say you can make characters do whatever you want them to - they usually have a life of their own if you've done your job properly.
[ Characters Complete Control Done Going Got Job Less Life Make More Over Own Properly Say Stories Their Them Unlike Usually Want Whatever Your]
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- All thought must, directly or indirectly, by way of certain characters, relate ultimately to intuitions, and therefore, with us, to sensibility, because in no other way can an object be given to us.
[ Because Certain Characters Directly Given Indirectly Intuitions Must Object Other Relate Sensibility Therefore Thought Ultimately Us Way]
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- Every man has three characters - that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
[ Characters Every Exhibits Man Thinks Three Which]
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- So I think the fans will be totally interested in the new developments and delighted that the old developments are still there and that they can still see some of the old characters maybe reappear.
[ Characters Delighted Developments Fans Interested Maybe New Old See Some Still Think Totally Will]
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- So when I write characters and situations and relationships, I try to sort of utilize what I know about the world, limited as it is, and what I hear from my friends and see with my relatives.
[ Characters Friends Hear Know Limited Relationships Relatives See Situations Sort Try Utilize World Write]
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- I love playing different characters all the time, so I'm concentrating on doing other stuff.
[ Characters Concentrating Different Doing Love Other Playing Stuff Time]
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- To create characters, one must build background. And one of the tools we use is improvisation.
[ Background Build Characters Create Improvisation Must Tools Use]
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- The characters emerge from my rather twisted mind. That's another enjoyable part of the job making stuff up.
[ Another Characters Emerge Enjoyable Job Making Mind Part Rather Stuff Twisted Up]
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- The key to this collaboration - which we undertook after much deliberation - was to stretch creatively. New characters, new locales, new form (the novella).
[ After Characters Collaboration Creatively Deliberation Form Key Much New Stretch Undertook Which]
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- I just want the opportunity to continue to do great films, play great characters and work with great people.
[ Characters Continue Films Great Just Opportunity Play Want Work]
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- When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
[ Characters Chinese Composed Crisis Danger Opportunity Other Represents Two Word Written]
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- One of the things I like best about the Halloween show is that I change outfits about six times in the show. It is a lot of fun to play the different characters.
[ Best Change Characters Different Fun Halloween Lot Outfits Play Show Six Things Times]
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- All the great writers root their characters in true human behaviour.
[ Behaviour Characters Great Human Root Their True Writers]
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- I want to spend my time exploring the characters we've already got here. I want to give them more time to shine before the team gets to have 400 members.
[ Already Before Characters Exploring Gets Give Got Here Members More Shine Spend Team Them Time Want]
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- One thing I hate in movies is when the camera starts circling around the characters. I find that totally fake.
[ Around Camera Characters Circling Fake Find Hate Movies Starts Thing Totally]
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- In my books, I never portray violence as a reasonable solution to a problem. If the lead characters in the story are driven to it, it's at the extreme end of their experience.
[ Books Characters Driven End Experience Extreme Lead Never Portray Problem Reasonable Solution Story Their Violence]
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- What I remember myself from films, and what I love about films, is specific scenes and characters.
[ Characters Films Love Myself Remember Scenes Specific]
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- You asked what is the secret of a really good sketch. And it is a sketch is a small play. It's got a beginning, and a middle and an end. It should have a plot; it should have the characters, conflict. It is a little play. And in it, will be funny stuff.
[ Asked Beginning Characters Conflict End Funny Good Got Little Middle Play Plot Really Secret Should Sketch Small Stuff Will]
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- I can create countries just as I can create the actions of my characters. That is why a lot of travel seems to me a waste of time.
[ Actions Characters Countries Create Just Lot Seems Time Travel Waste Why]
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- I think one of the coolest things about the job is the level of trust we have for each other. The actors fully trust that the writers will write amazing episodes, and the writers trust that the actors will follow their instincts with the characters.
[ Actors Amazing Characters Coolest Each Episodes Follow Fully Instincts Job Level Other Their Things Think Trust Will Write Writers]
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- I find it very hard to sit down and create an idea or especially a new character on command. Usually my characters evolve by accident out of some story context.
[ Accident Character Characters Command Context Create Down Especially Evolve Find Hard Idea New Out Sit Some Story Usually Very]
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- I see bits and pieces of me in all the characters in my films.
[ Bits Characters Films Pieces See]
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- To work with a director that has emotional commitment and passion toward the characters, and the piece, and the experiences, it only enriches your work.
[ Characters Commitment Director Emotional Enriches Experiences Only Passion Piece Toward Work Your]
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- I do what I do because of Walt Disney - his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining.
[ Because Characters Disney Entertaining Films His Joy Park Theme Walt]
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- You cannot base a whole movie on just the imagery alone. It has to be the story and the characters.
[ Alone Base Cannot Characters Imagery Just Movie Story Whole]
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- As different as me and Sigourney look is as different as these two characters are. I'm not filling her shoes. I'm doing a part that has the same monsters, but it's a completely different movie.
[ Characters Completely Different Doing Filling Her Look Monsters Movie Part Same Shoes These Two]
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- If you get a book which is 600 pages, you have to reduce it to a script of 100 pages. In two hours of film, you cannot possibly include all the characters.
[ Book Cannot Characters Film Get Hours Include Pages Possibly Reduce Script Two Which]
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- We set ourselves a limit and cut characters which weren't so vital.
[ Characters Cut Limit Ourselves Set Vital Weren Which]
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- It's certainly more interesting for me as an actor, but I think it's also more interesting for the audience to see three-dimensional characters, rather than just a bad guy or a good guy.
[ Actor Also Audience Bad Certainly Characters Good Guy Interesting Just More Rather See Than Think Three-Dimensional Three-Dimensional]
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- Supporting characters add depth to a story, and great actors leave their imprint with the audience.
[ Actors Add Audience Characters Depth Great Imprint Leave Story Supporting Their]
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- I'm first and foremost interested in the story, the characters.
[ Characters First Foremost Interested Story]
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- You can't go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
[ Around Characters Go Hope Hoping Moral Most Pretend Sterling Will]
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- The whole thing about making films in an organic film on location is that it's not all about characters, relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place. It's about the spirit of what you find, the accidents of what you stumble across.
[ Accidents Across Also Characters Film Films Find Location Making Organic Place Poetry Relationships Spirit Stumble Themes Thing Whole]
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- I feel like I'm the most well-adjusted character on the show, even though I'm sure the other actors would tell you the same thing about their characters.
[ Actors Character Characters Even Feel Most Other Same Show Sure Tell Their Thing Though Well-Adjusted Would]
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- In horror, character development is often pushed aside in favor of the shock value. The best genre movies to me are movies like The Shining. You had a connection to the characters in that film.
[ Aside Best Character Characters Connection Development Favor Film Genre Had Horror Movies Often Pushed Shining Shock Value]
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- I'd like to play nothing but good characters.
[ Characters Good Nothing Play]
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- Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists, as independent characters.
[ Artists Characters Independent Individualists Most Rugged Themselves Think]
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- I am the common man. I'm polite, I love my family and I play by the rules. And sometimes I get pushed around. That's my lifestyle, and that's what I try to bring to characters.
[ Am Around Bring Characters Common Family Get Lifestyle Love Man Play Polite Pushed Rules Sometimes Try]
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- This was more of a cartoonish thing for me and it kind of took me back to SCTV, in a way, where the characters are just a little broader and you can have that kind of fun going a little over the edge.
[ Back Broader Cartoonish Characters Edge Fun Going Just Kind Little More Over Sctv Thing Took Way Where]
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- The thing is, I want to play real characters and not all girls can be pretty. The thing is, you get these girls who say 'I'm a character actor' then you see them in a role and nothing has really changed but the outfit.
[ Actor Changed Character Characters Get Girls Nothing Outfit Play Pretty Real Really Role Say See Them Then These Thing Want]
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- My Cape women are generally true to type - big hearted, motherly women who love the sea. My other characters, with the exception of the Portuguese, who I occasionally mention as Cape dwellers, are obviously drawn from the city types one sees in everyday life.
[ Big Cape Characters City Drawn Dwellers Everyday Exception Generally Hearted Life Love Mention Obviously Occasionally Other Portuguese Sea Sees True Type Types Women]
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- The first script I got was Narc and I really responded to it; it reminded me of a '70s type movie, I really liked the characters, I didn't anticipate the ending.
[ Anticipate Characters Ending First Got Liked Movie Narc Really Reminded Responded Script Type]
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- I try to distinguish my characters from each other.
[ Characters Distinguish Each Other Try]
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- Conventional forms of narrative allow for different points of view, but for this book I wanted a structure whereby each of the main characters contributed a distinctive version of the story.
[ Allow Book Characters Contributed Conventional Different Distinctive Each Forms Main Narrative Points Story Structure Version View Wanted Whereby]
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- The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always spotting some new approach, an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters; the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form.
[ Alternative Always Approach Characters Fiction Flexible Form Manipulating New Novel Pleasure Some Story Such Telling Way Wonderfully Writing]
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- I want to do a little bit of everything. I love sci-fi. I think it's more the characters that draw me towards things. I like strong women. I'm very interested in futuristic stuff, anything.
[ Anything Bit Characters Draw Everything Futuristic Interested Little Love More Sci-Fi Strong Stuff Things Think Towards Very Want Women]
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- I'd like to play characters who are older - I don't want to be playing 14-year-olds too much longer.
[ Characters Longer Much Older Play Playing Too Want]
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- I don't like characters that are left being jerks at the end of the movie.
[ Being Characters End Jerks Left Movie]
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- It would be nice to say the rich people, the fancy people, all behaved like bastards and the poor slobs all came through like heroes. But as a matter of fact, sometimes the poor slobs behave like slobs and the great, noble, privileged characters come off very well, indeed.
[ Bastards Behave Behaved Came Characters Come Fact Fancy Great Heroes Indeed Matter Nice Noble Off Poor Privileged Rich Say Sometimes Through Very Well Would]
Topic:
- An actor is an actor is an actor. The less personality an actor has off stage the better. A blank canvas on which to draw the characters he plays.
[ Actor Better Blank Canvas Characters Draw Less Off Personality Plays Stage Which]
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- I think I've spent so much time playing characters that are so far away from me and learning how to technically build and how to technically put something on top of you.
[ Away Build Characters Far How Learning Much Playing Put Something Spent Technically Think Time Top]
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- The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic characters I was playing, but it was a success.
[ Change Characters Complete Playing Romantic Success Usual Vampire]
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- Television provides the opportunity for an ongoing story - the opportunity to meld the cast and the characters and a world, and to spend more time there.
[ Cast Characters More Ongoing Opportunity Provides Spend Story Television Time World]
Topic:
- If I wrote a play with four characters every single one of them would talk like me regardless of age or sex.
[ Age Characters Every Four Play Regardless Sex Single Talk Them Would Wrote]
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- I always think that I love doing what I'm doing at the moment. The past is over. I can't go play one of those characters again. But I can play this and I can continue to grow in what I'm doing at the moment and that's really what I'm thinking about now.
[ Again Always Characters Continue Doing Go Grow Love Moment Now Over Past Play Really Think Thinking Those]
Topic:
- I once knew a house rather like The Land of Smiles - an old house occupied by a varied collection of young people, mainly students. However none of these people were true models for the characters in the book, though their way of life may have been.
[ Been Book Characters Collection House However Knew Land Life Mainly May Models None Occupied Old Once Rather Smiles Students Their These Though True Varied Way Were Young]
Topic:
- In a way, the characters often do take over.
[ Characters Often Over Take Way]
Topic:
- 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 Certainly Change Characters Develop Happen Happens Ideas More Original Over Sophisticated Stories Take Times Well]
Topic:
- There are certainly times when my own everyday life seems to retreat so the life of the story can take me over. That is why a writer often needs space and time, so that he or she can abandon ordinary life and "live" with the characters.
[ Abandon Certainly Characters Everyday Life Live Needs Often Ordinary Over Own Retreat Seems She Space Story Take Time Times Why Writer]
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- They are imaginary characters. But perhaps not solely the products of my imagination, since there are some aspects of the characters that relate to my own experience of a wide variety of people.
[ Aspects Characters Experience Imaginary Imagination Own Perhaps Products Relate Since Solely Some Variety Wide]
Topic:
- No matter who the characters are, you can strip them down and find small universal truths.
[ Characters Down Find Matter Small Strip Them Truths Universal]
Topic:
- I wouldn't be surprised if some day, they put the Simpsons in the Smithsonian. It's become part of our culture, those characters.
[ Become Characters Culture Day Our Part Put Simpsons Smithsonian Some Surprised Those]
Topic:
- Always when I directed the play, I was always trying to cast people not who were necessarily like the characters, but people who I felt had the essential component that the character had, some kind of soul for it.
[ Always Cast Character Characters Component Directed Essential Felt Had Kind Necessarily Play Some Soul Trying Were]
Topic:
- I like them all - I don't always approve. I see myself as a sort of benevolent uncle to these characters, and I can see why they do what they do; sometimes they make some mistakes, but at heart I think they're decent.
[ Always Approve Benevolent Characters Decent Heart Make Mistakes Myself See Some Sometimes Sort Them These Think Uncle Why]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Anything Bit Characters Component Doing Feel Feels Film Got Invented Just Know Little Made Mean Mike Press Really Stuff Up Wrote]
Topic:
- The trite answer is that everything is true but none of it happened. It is emotionally true, but the events, the plotting, the narrative, isn't true of my life, though I've experienced most of the emotions experienced by the characters in the play.
[ Answer Characters Emotionally Emotions Events Everything Experienced Happened Life Most Narrative None Play Plotting Though Trite True]
Topic:
- You can perform all kind of characters but you cannot change what people feel for you.
[ Cannot Change Characters Feel Kind Perform]
Topic:
- When I'm writing a novel, I'm dealing with a double life. I live in the present at the same time that I live in the past with my characters. It is this that makes a novelist so eccentric and unpleasant.
[ Characters Dealing Double Eccentric Life Live Makes Novel Novelist Past Present Same Time Unpleasant Writing]
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- I actually then went on to direct an after-school special where one of the characters was deaf. They hired me without even knowing I had any connection to the community.
[ Actually After-School Any Characters Community Connection Deaf Direct Even Had Hired Knowing Special Then Went Where Without]
Topic:
- George Lucas puts those types of characters in for the kids. Same with Jar Jar.
[ Characters George Jar Kids Lucas Puts Same Those Types]
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- You know, I have some issues. But I just love to play different characters all the time, and I try not to repeat myself too much.
[ Characters Different Issues Just Know Love Much Myself Play Repeat Some Time Too Try]
Topic:
- I'm a geeky toy collector, and to have toys of your own characters is unbelievably cool.
[ Characters Collector Cool Geeky Own Toy Toys Unbelievably Your]
Topic:
- My fictitious characters will take the bit between their teeth and gallop off and do something that I hadn't counted on. However, I always insist on dragging them back to the straight and narrow.
[ Always Back Between Bit Characters Counted Dragging Fictitious Gallop Hadn However Insist Narrow Off Something Straight Take Teeth Their Them Will]
Topic:
- Once I've got the first draft down on paper then I do five or six more drafts, the last two of which will be polishing drafts. The ones in between will flesh out the characters and maybe I'll check my research.
[ Between Characters Check Down Draft Drafts First Five Flesh Got Last Maybe More Once Ones Out Paper Polishing Research Six Then Two Which Will]
Topic:
- Dr. Cox mentors the rookie doctors with a spoonful of dirt and then a cup of sugar. I see him as an archetypal descendent of two of my favorite curmudgeonly characters: Lou Grant and Louie De Palma.
[ Archetypal Characters Cox Cup De Dirt Doctors Dr Favorite Grant Him Lou Mentors Rookie See Spoonful Sugar Then Two]
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- You have to like the characters you play.
[ Characters Play]
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- Yeah, what happened was Universal wanted one of the characters to be nice so they chose me so there was a scene where the girl was tied to the bed and I let her go.
[ Bed Characters Chose Girl Go Happened Her Nice Scene Tied Universal Wanted Where Yeah]
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- But what I did think would be interesting is if we created a fictitious story of our own, and then took these stories that we had collected and assigned them to characters who would be played by actors.
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- Frank Marth also played many characters with us, and like George Petrie, he was worth his weight in gold.
[ Also Characters Frank George Gold His Many Played Us Weight Worth]
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- They weren't impatient for the boys to turn into cartoons again. They awarded sympathy, gave compassion. Because deep down they had found parts of themselves in the characters. You said it George.
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- TV's hard work. I don't know how the hell Angela Lansbury survived doing 'Murder, She Wrote' all those years. And sure, everyone wants to be Bruce Willis or George Clooney - they want to be in film for the range of characters you get to play.
[ Angela Bruce Characters Clooney Doing Everyone Film George Get Hard Hell How Know Murder Play Range She Sure Survived Those Tv Want Wants Work Wrote Years]
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- The characters are trapped within the lifestyle. It's about what goes on before the movie starts.
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- Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them. They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie.
[ Actors Carry Characters Communicate Great Movie Relationships Silence Their Them Truly Without Words]
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- This is one of his most human and most amusing and witty novels. The characters are very Indian. I decided that I wanted to do a comedy, so this was just the right one.
[ Amusing Characters Comedy Decided His Human Indian Just Most Novels Right Very Wanted Witty]
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- You can't have virtue without sin. What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined by how they operate in a very sinful environment. That's how you test people.
[ After Characters Defined Environment Having How Operate Sin Sinful Test Very Virtue Virtues Without]
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- What makes literature interesting is that it does not survive its translation. The characters in a novel are made out of the sentences. That's what their substance is.
[ Characters Does Interesting Literature Made Makes Novel Out Sentences Substance Survive Their Translation]
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- I was always cutting dialogue out when we were rehearsing, and when I produced movies, too. I felt that people don't say things in life - they act, they do things. I always wanted my characters doing, rather than saying what they were doing - which was redundant.
[ Act Always Characters Cutting Dialogue Doing Felt Life Movies Out Produced Rather Redundant Rehearsing Say Saying Than Things Too Wanted Were Which]
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- My characters have undergone the same process of simplification as the colors. Now that they have been simplified, they appear more human and alive than if they had been represented in all their details.
[ Alive Appear Been Characters Colors Details Had Human More Now Process Represented Same Simplification Simplified Than Their Undergone]
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- I do remember being a fan of the Marvel characters and not liking the DC characters at all.
[ Being Characters Dc Fan Liking Marvel Remember]
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- Other people, including me, have written books with main characters who were old and rich. Or old and brilliant. Old sages, old wizards, old rich people.
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- Interestingly that some of the characters did not turn out the way Jim and Allen had envisioned them.
[ Allen Characters Did Envisioned Had Interestingly Jim Out Some Them Turn Way]
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- The characters can't be wittier than people are in real life. They have to be character witty.
[ Character Characters Life Real Than Witty]
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- Characters who are on screen from start to finish are not necessarily the ones who have the greatest impact.
[ Characters Finish Greatest Impact Necessarily Ones Screen Start]
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- The story follows the whole family. But pretty much all the characters who are in jail have written a book about it, so you've got their perspective of it, however skewed they want you to see it.
[ Book Characters Family Follows Got However Jail Much Perspective Pretty See Skewed Story Their Want Whole Written]
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- I'm just looking always for characters that change, because I want to get better, as an actor and as a person.
[ Actor Always Because Better Change Characters Get Just Looking Person Want]
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- Fiction is about intimacy with characters, events, places.
[ Characters Events Fiction Intimacy Places]
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- When you have an idea for a story, you want those characters to reach as many people as you can. I think you normally think of prose as a way of doing that. It fits our time, the culture.
[ Characters Culture Doing Fits Idea Many Normally Our Prose Reach Story Think Those Time Want Way]
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- In independent film you tend to have stories that involve more of a community, and the smaller characters are important to the story.
[ Characters Community Film Important Independent Involve More Smaller Stories Story Tend]
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- I think the thing is with a movie that has this much science fiction in it; you need characters who are more science fact, if you know what I mean, than they are human.
[ Characters Fact Fiction Human Know Mean More Movie Much Need Science Than Thing Think]
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- But I also wanted to give them an intelligent emotional journey, without having to suspend reality - to be able to look at those characters and see reasons for the relationships and why what happens happens.
[ Able Also Characters Emotional Give Happens Having Intelligent Journey Look Reality Reasons Relationships See Suspend Them Those Wanted Why Without]
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- It's the emotional trigger points that are important to me because I know if I could believe in the characters and try and imagine how they felt then I'd be able to do something quite honest.
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- I am constantly getting letters from inconsistancies in the back stories of these characters.
[ Am Back Characters Constantly Getting Letters Stories These]
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- Things that go on at Happy Times are very funny this year, and if you were watching last year, some of the people you saw then as basically extras emerge as real characters in their own right this season, at least to some degree.
[ Basically Characters Degree Emerge Extras Funny Go Happy Last Least Own Real Right Saw Season Some Their Then Things Times Very Watching Were Year]
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- I have very happy memories of fairy tales. My mother used to take me to the library in Toronto to check out the fairy tales. And she was an actress, so she used to act out for me the different characters in all these fairy tales.
[ Act Actress Characters Check Different Fairy Happy Library Memories Mother Out She Take Tales These Toronto Used Very]
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- People ask me to record their answering machines all the time. I love it. It's a miracle to me that people want to hear back those characters.
[ Answering Ask Back Characters Hear Love Machines Miracle Record Their Those Time Want]
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- I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels some treasured item of my past, it would pine away in the artificial world where I had so abruptly placed it.
[ Abruptly After Artificial Away Bestowed Characters Had Item Noticed Novels Often Past Pine Placed Some Treasured Where World Would]
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- No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has.
[ Author Characters Chekhov Created Emphasis Less Pathetic Such]
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- The more gifted and talkative one's characters are, the greater the chances of their resembling the author in tone or tint of mind.
[ Author Chances Characters Gifted Greater Mind More Resembling Talkative Their Tint Tone]
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- Well, I think I've made 44 films and only like four times I've played real characters I'm just drawn to people who have a pioneer spirit, this extraordinary energy and commitment to their cause.
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- I did private study for about a month, five days a week, six hours a day. I came to understand the character in ways that I never would've previous to that. I was so innocent in respect to ways of creating characters.
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- Part of the success of the show is that the audience sees themselves in the characters, becomes the characters. The more they inhabit the characters, the more they see.
[ Audience Becomes Characters Inhabit More Part See Sees Show Success Themselves]
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- All the people in Star Trek will always be known as those characters. And what characters to have attached to your name in life! The show is such a phenomenon all over the world.
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- I never want to sort of put all the cards on the table all at once, because that's somehow there's always a journey to go on. There's always something to be revealed, in my mind, about characters.
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- There's so much of, it could have been a very critical examination of what happened, and really the emotional lives of the people involved sort of carry the characters forward.
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- And I've been acting for 39 years, so I define characters differently than I did in say Miami Vice.
[ Acting Been Characters Define Did Differently Miami Say Than Vice Years]
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- Basically, I think that there are some characters that you can just allow the truth of your character as a human being in your real life to come through.
[ Allow Basically Being Character Characters Come Human Just Life Real Some Think Through Truth Your]
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- I think in Vice and American Me I played very silent, rigid characters and people remember them.
[ American Characters Played Remember Rigid Silent Them Think Very Vice]
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- It's why you create characters: so you can argue with yourself.
[ Argue Characters Create Why Yourself]
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- I think I am more attracted to characters with a subtext, whatever that is and they don't necessarily have to be virtuous, but they have to at least be human.
[ Am Attracted Characters Human Least More Necessarily Subtext Think Virtuous Whatever]
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- And I always had this idea for making a movie about a femme fatale, because I like these characters. They're a lot of fun, they're sexy, they're manipulative, they're dangerous.
[ Always Because Characters Dangerous Fatale Femme Fun Had Idea Lot Making Manipulative Movie Sexy These]
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- Well, the years from 10 to 20, when your body, mind and everything is like changing every five minutes, can be pretty torturing. And most of the interesting characters, I think, are somewhat tortured or torturous. I'm 20 now, so I'm only just an adult.
[ Adult Body Changing Characters Every Everything Five Interesting Just Mind Minutes Most Now Only Pretty Somewhat Think Tortured Torturous Well Years Your]
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- The world is full of novels in which characters simply say and do. There are certainly legitimate genres in which this is sufficient. But in real and lasting writing the character is.
[ Certainly Character Characters Full Genres Lasting Legitimate Novels Real Say Simply Sufficient Which World Writing]
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- Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
[ Brought Change Characters Gentle Ones Out Permanence Situation Strong]
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- We really enjoy entertaining our children with characters. We'll act out all of The Wizard of Oz together.
[ Act Characters Children Enjoy Entertaining Our Out Oz Really Together Wizard]
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- Ninety percent of video game AI really is pretty damn bad. I think that's actually why it's so much fun to shoot things. Because the AI is so bad and the characters are so annoying.
[ Actually Ai Annoying Bad Because Characters Damn Fun Game Much Ninety Percent Pretty Really Shoot Things Think Video Why]
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- I do like to explore evil characters in my books.
[ Books Characters Evil Explore]
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- Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience.
[ Characters Chastity Could Delayed Dull Experience Gratification Hard Illustrate Novel Patience Pretty Reading Which Work]
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- The characters you refer to as predatory and unsavory are useful. They're the ones who make a novel into a thriller. They're active, and most of the common virtues, the signs of a good person, are not.
[ Active Characters Common Good Into Make Most Novel Ones Person Predatory Refer Signs Thriller Unsavory Useful Virtues]
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- You have very accurately described the difficulty of presenting my books on film: many of my characters are alone most of the time, and when they do talk, what they say is mostly lies. That can make for a pretty confusing film.
[ Accurately Alone Books Characters Confusing Described Difficulty Film Lies Make Many Most Mostly Presenting Pretty Say Talk Time Very]
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- When the characters are really alive before their author, the latter does nothing but follow them in their action, in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.
[ Action Alive Author Before Characters Does Follow Him Latter Nothing Really Situations Suggest Their Them Which Words]
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- One of the great things that you should never do that I learned from John Malkovich is to never judge your characters.
[ Characters Great John Judge Learned Malkovich Never Should Things Your]
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- States are as the men, they grow out of human characters.
[ Characters Grow Human Men Out States]
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- I'm so sick of hearing how there's no strong roles for women. I don't care about strong roles. I just want to see women who are characters! A nun, a serial killer, a housewife, as long as there's some depth there.
[ Care Characters Depth Hearing Housewife How Just Killer Long Nun Roles See Serial Sick Some Strong Want Women]
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- The great mystery is why robots come off so well in science-fiction films when the human characters are often so astoundingly wooden.
[ Characters Come Films Great Human Mystery Off Often Robots Science-Fiction Science-Fiction Well Why Wooden]
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- If you do a scene and you really like a character in it or a premise in it to write it down and to work on it so that you can have five or six characters that you can pull out in an audition.
[ Audition Character Characters Down Five Out Premise Pull Really Scene Six Work Write]
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- If you watch the show and the characters don't look at each other while they're talking, the actors probably aren't getting along.
[ Actors Along Characters Each Getting Look Other Probably Show Talking Watch While]
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- I don't need all that much - I just need to know who my characters are and what kind of jam they're going to get into, and I'll write myself out of their jam.
[ Characters Get Going Into Jam Just Kind Know Much Myself Need Out Their Write]
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- If the novelist shares his or her problems with the characters, he or she is able to study his personal unconscious.
[ Able Characters Her His Novelist Personal Problems Shares She Study Unconscious]
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- The writer of stories or of novels settles on men and imitates them; he exhausts the possibilities of his characters.
[ Characters Exhausts His Imitates Men Novels Possibilities Settles Stories Them Writer]
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- Fiction has consisted either of placing imaginary characters in a true story, which is the Iliad, or of presenting the story of an individual as having a general historical value, which is the Odyssey.
[ Characters Consisted Either Fiction General Having Historical Iliad Imaginary Individual Odyssey Placing Presenting Story True Value Which]
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- Many novelists take well-defined, precise characters, whose stories are sometimes of mediocre interest, and place them in an important historical context, which remains secondary in spite of everything.
[ Characters Context Everything Historical Important Interest Many Mediocre Novelists Place Precise Remains Secondary Sometimes Spite Stories Take Them Well-Defined Which Whose]
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- My characters aren't losers. They're rebels. They win by their refusal to play by everyone else's rules.
[ Characters Else Everyone Losers Play Rebels Refusal Rules Their Win]
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- With both Caddyshack and Vacation, it's not like the subjects were serious enough that they engaged my interest for another round. I love the characters, and the actors were great, but I didn't see the need to make another Vacation movie.
[ Actors Another Both Characters Engaged Enough Great Interest Love Make Movie Need Round See Serious Subjects Vacation Were]
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- European films were what it was about for me - the sensations I needed, the depth, the storytelling, the characters, the directors, and the freedom that you can't really find in American films.
[ American Characters Depth Directors European Films Find Freedom Needed Really Sensations Storytelling Were]
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- The only difference is that religion is much better organised and has been around much longer, but it's the same story with different characters and different costumes.
[ Around Been Better Characters Costumes Difference Different Longer Much Only Organised Religion Same Story]
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- I've always believed in populating my films with characters who we like, who we have some warmth for, who have warmth for each other, who we would like to hang out with, who we emulate in one way or another.
[ Always Another Believed Characters Each Emulate Films Hang Other Out Some Warmth Way Would]
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- I'm usually working on my own mythology, my own realm of created characters. Stories in mythology inspire me, though I may not be conscious of it.
[ Characters Conscious Created Inspire May Mythology Own Realm Stories Though Usually Working]
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- Obsession led me to write. It's been that way with every book I've ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.
[ Become Been Book Challenge Characters Completely Consumed Desire Ever Every Led Meet Obsession Theme Way Write Written]
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- I don't understand that, because I think that what people like most about the show is that they recognize themselves in the characters and their problems, so the more believable the family is, the more we can draw the audience in.
[ Audience Because Believable Characters Draw Family More Most Problems Recognize Show Their Themselves Think Understand]
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- After Lock, Stock, all these really nasty small town characters came knocking at my door trying to tell me stories, and somehow I ended up with this guy whose brother was feeding people to pigs, and that's what he did to get rid of people.
[ After Brother Came Characters Did Door Ended Feeding Get Guy Knocking Lock Nasty Pigs Really Rid Small Somehow Stock Stories Tell These Town Trying Up Whose]
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- They're all based on factual characters. Well, a good amount of them. That's why I was attracted to this genre anyways, because these characters are so large and cartoonish, they're like caricatures, I just felt that there had to be a film made about them.
[ Amount Anyways Attracted Based Because Caricatures Cartoonish Characters Factual Felt Film Genre Good Had Just Large Made Them These Well Why]
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- There's the theory that nudity doesn't really make something sexy; the characters and their relationship make it sexy.
[ Characters Make Nudity Really Relationship Sexy Something Their Theory]
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- The point of my explanation is I'm very subjective when it comes to describing my characters: they are all a little bit a part of me from the outside in or the inside out - but to put your mind at ease, I built Paul Snider from the outside in.
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- Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.
[ Action Any Characters Come Elements Emotion Love Motivation Other Reaction Requires Same Scene Writer Writing]
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- Actually, I find it great fun to develop family series with lots of characters.
[ Actually Characters Develop Family Find Fun Great Lots Series]
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- You know, that kind of coldness, you know. And I think, yeah, I think that definitely helped. The female characters on the show, you can see some of them wanting to know what makes him tick. And I guess that translates into some of the fans outside. You know?
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- Everyone in those days expected that art students were wild, licentious characters. We didn't know how to be, but we sure were anxious to learn.
[ Anxious Art Characters Days Everyone Expected How Know Learn Students Sure Those Were Wild]
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- That's true, you don't want to let anybody down and here are millions of people who've been waiting for their favorite characters to be brought to life and you don't want to disappoint.
[ Anybody Been Brought Characters Disappoint Down Favorite Here Life Millions Their True Waiting Want]
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- It is very grand and sumptuous and awesome to look at but it was really about the characters for me.
[ Awesome Characters Grand Look Really Sumptuous Very]
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- The more varied the characters, the better, as far as I'm concerned.
[ Better Characters Concerned Far More Varied]
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- But so long as we can keep this crew of fantastic people together and can continue to make real breakthrough films in this category, as well as characters that stay true to what we've done in this first film, I'd be more than happy to be a part of it.
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- I'm very excited to see where the characters and their relationships go. But in the end, it really boils down to the people who have more power than me, who control the money.
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- I think I would much rather push the boundaries of the degradation that the characters face.
[ Boundaries Characters Degradation Face Much Push Rather Think Would]
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- I think that the episodes are like mini horror films really; the characters make bad decisions early on and these things just snowball for them and get worse and worse. And that's what I find funny.
[ Bad Characters Decisions Early Episodes Films Find Funny Get Horror Just Make Mini Really Snowball Them These Things Think Worse]
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- This is an area you always need to address when you're dealing with Dracula is the fact that there is something kind of attractive in his darkness - which there isn't in other horror characters.
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- Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.
[ Arbitrary Characters Fiction Happens Into Out Put Rules Science Work World Writers]
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- A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge. They'll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong, take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing.
[ Books Characters Delight Doing Know Lot Perverse Precisely Self-Destructive Take Thing Urge Wrong]
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- 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.
[ Characters Comes Dialogue Dictation Down Easiest Simply Slow Sometimes Speaking Taking Them]
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- You can be interested in a Jane Smiley novel whether or not anyone says a word. She enters into her characters' thoughts with great understanding and depth.
[ Anyone Characters Depth Enters Great Her Interested Into Jane Novel Says She Smiley Thoughts Understanding Whether Word]
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- I've played a heroin addict and a speed freak and dark characters throughout my career.
[ Addict Career Characters Dark Freak Played Speed Throughout]
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- If I showed you scripts from my first few movies, the descriptions of my characters all said 'the ugly girl'.
[ Characters Descriptions Few First Girl Movies Said Scripts Showed Ugly]
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- The Swords were still interesting but by then a cast of characters had started to appear and go on from book to book, and other things about the world began to feel constricting. And there were other things I wanted to do, so I closed the series up and stopped it.
[ Appear Began Book Cast Characters Closed Feel Go Had Interesting Other Series Started Still Stopped Swords Then Things Up Wanted Were World]
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- There are interactions with characters within the game which I think are pretty neatly done considering the limitations that you have to work with. I mean, a computer can't really generate a character that talks back and forth with you successfully.
[ Back Character Characters Computer Considering Done Forth Game Generate Interactions Limitations Mean Neatly Pretty Really Successfully Talks Think Which Within Work]
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- Writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary.
[ Arbitrary Certain Characters Compare Feels Finding Jazz Less Life Much Oneself Progression Question Rhythm Rhythmic Rhythms Sort Tells Three Time Writing]
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- I don't understand labels. I don't need anybody to tell me I'm Latina or black or anything else. I've played characters that were written for Caucasian females, I just want to be given the same consideration as everybody else, and so far that has been happening.
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- Normally, we see characters that have God complexes. How interesting, I thought, it would be to capitalize on that. And say, OK, well fine, you have a God complex, well this person has a Satan complex. And the doctor chooses to treat him scientifically.
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- Definitely they write themselves. It's an amazing experience. It's like the characters have come alive and are sitting on my shoulder talking to me, telling me their tales.
[ Alive Amazing Characters Come Definitely Experience Shoulder Sitting Tales Talking Telling Their Themselves Write]
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- I'm trying to make all the characters change and grow, or regress.
[ Change Characters Grow Make Regress Trying]
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- In the past, TSR and now Wizards of the Coast have asked me to do game stats for my characters, and I'm never comfortable doing that. It's all relative after all.
[ After Asked Characters Coast Comfortable Doing Game Never Now Past Relative Stats Wizards]
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- I'm not comfortable being around too many people. I don't like being out in public too much. I don't like going to bars. I don't like doing celebrity stuff. So most of the characters I play are people who don't always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.
[ Always Around Bars Being Beyond Celebrity Characters Circle Comfortable Doing Feel Friends Going Many Most Much Out Play Public Small Stuff Their Too]
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- Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor.
[ Capable Characters Complimentary Endeavor Fertilization Highest Human Neither Other Reaches Sex Some Without]
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- I love the TV show, and if you make a bad movie it means you've soiled it. Just like if we made an advert. We were offered so many times and I'd say, look, this is the good thing, and you can't compromise that, because then you compromise the integrity of the characters.
[ Advert Bad Because Characters Compromise Good Integrity Just Look Love Made Make Many Means Movie Offered Say Show Soiled Then Thing Times Tv Were]
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- We had this party in New York, and there were a lot of gay men there dressed up as the characters. I showed up just looking like myself, but it was a real case of shame. They looked so fantastic. We could never quite live up to it.
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- Texas was defined by its larger-than-life characters, particularly politicians.
[ Characters Defined Particularly Politicians Texas]
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- I mean when I was working shall we say with Disney, you know they sent me the script for the film Hercules and I had to imagine what all the characters looked like. And to develop those characters, so nothing exists visually when I get the script.
[ Characters Develop Disney Exists Film Get Had Hercules Imagine Know Looked Mean Nothing Say Script Sent Shall Those Visually Working]
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- You know it's my job to visualize, what is literal or audible, so I designed all the characters, and I designed what they do and how they should do it and so on.
[ Audible Characters Designed How Job Know Literal Should Visualize]
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- It's kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters, boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline. In both cases it's for the lack of a suitable hero.
[ Been Both Boxing Cases Characters Decline Greatest Hero Horse Ironic Kind Lack Racing Sports Suitable Two]
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- A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration.
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- The first day was memorable for me. I walked into this studio with these giant eyes, slowly met everybody and got to see the story boards and sketches of our characters. I got the see the sets and was just amazed that all this was to be something we all were going to be part of for almost a year.
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- I really enjoy the writing process because I can do it from my house. I can create these characters and take them in the different directions that I want to take them. You have a lot of freedom as a writer.
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- The characters are that vague TV high school age, but they'll be in high school as long as we need them to be.
[ Age Characters High Long Need School Them Tv Vague]
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- A lot of male actors are method actors and they become the characters which they both were.
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- Mos Def is one of the most creative, intelligent human beings I've had the opportunity to work with. He is fun. The entire time, he would go in and out of different characters, just for the fun of it. Awesome energy.
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- My characters always like themselves.
[ Always Characters Themselves]
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- I have too much respect for the characters I play to make them anything but as real as they can possibly be. I have a great deal of respect for all of them, otherwise I wouldn't do them. And I don't want to screw them by not portraying them honestly.
[ Anything Characters Deal Great Honestly Make Much Otherwise Play Portraying Possibly Real Respect Screw Them Too Want]
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- Sometimes when you do a part, the wall between you and the characters can be very porous. You can sort of move in and out of your character's persona and being. And that just couldn't happen on this one because of working with him.
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- You can take charge, kick ass, do whatever you have to do and it's okay. You can blow people up. These are things that are okay for cartoon characters to do.
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- I still think of myself as a stage actor. When I do film and television I try to implement what I was taught to do in theatre, to try to stretch into characters that are far from myself.
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- I imagine that my characters have become much more complicated than when I first began, which would be normal.
[ Become Began Characters Complicated First Imagine More Much Normal Than Which Would]
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- In the theater, characters have to cut the umbilical cord from the writer and talk in their own voices.
[ Characters Cord Cut Own Talk Theater Their Umbilical Voices Writer]
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- I think people throughout the world identify with my characters.
[ Characters Identify Think Throughout World]
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- If there is any secret to my success, I think it's that my characters are very real to me. I feel everything they feel, and therefore I think my readers care about them.
[ Any Care Characters Everything Feel Readers Real Secret Success Them Therefore Think Very]
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- In a novel, on the other hand, you not only have to describe the rooms, but the clothes, the characters and what they are thinking. It's a much more in-depth process.
[ Characters Clothes Describe Hand In-Depth More Much Novel Only Other Process Rooms Thinking]
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- The fact that my female characters have strong personalities but are also physically attractive probably reflects the women I've known in my life.
[ Also Attractive Characters Fact Female Known Life Personalities Physically Probably Reflects Strong Women]
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- There's this sense of excitement because you invent and control the characters. You decide whether they live or die. I find this type of creative process tremendously stimulating.
[ Because Characters Control Creative Decide Die Excitement Find Invent Live Process Sense Stimulating Tremendously Type Whether]
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- What I do is put my characters into situations that are so precarious there is no way to get out. And then I figure how to get them out.
[ Characters Figure Get How Into Out Precarious Put Situations Them Then Way]
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- Some of the characters in the story had a fortune in fantasy lives.
[ Characters Fantasy Fortune Had Lives Some Story]
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- But I always wanted my characters to be more than cyphers for the failings of their world. And I never had to look too hard to find a part of myself in them.
[ Always Characters Failings Find Had Hard Look More Myself Never Part Than Their Them Too Wanted World]
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- Your characters have to remain innocent of what your picture is after.
[ After Characters Innocent Picture Remain Your]
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- The result is a picture that represents so much of what I want and rarely get from a movie - a couple of hours filled with characters who are as exciting as the people I know in real life.
[ Characters Couple Exciting Filled Get Hours Know Life Movie Much Picture Rarely Real Represents Result Want]
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- I have this theory that the likeability question comes up so much more with female characters created by female authors than it does with male characters and male authors.
[ Authors Characters Comes Created Does Female Male More Much Question Than Theory Up]
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- If I had any balls whatsoever, I'd make nothing but Jay and Silent Bob flicks for the rest of my life. However, being a critical whore, I've gotta move on and 'grow' beyond those characters.
[ Any Balls Being Beyond Bob Characters Critical Gotta Grow Had However Jay Life Make Move Nothing Rest Silent Those Whatsoever]
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- Quite casually I wander into my plot, poke around with my characters for a while, then amble off, leaving no moral proved and no reader improved.
[ Around Casually Characters Improved Into Leaving Moral Off Plot Poke Proved Quite Reader Then Wander While]
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- In particular, people have trouble understanding where I stand in relation to my characters, and very often this gets reduced to me making vicious fun of them.
[ Characters Fun Gets Making Often Particular Reduced Relation Stand Them Trouble Understanding Very Vicious Where]
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- I hope that doing truthful portrayals of people in a variety of circumstances gives people a kind of subterranean link to those characters.
[ Characters Circumstances Doing Gives Hope Kind Link Subterranean Those Truthful Variety]
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- I mean we all played as kids. You play games, you take on different characters, you imitate; the fun and the love of play has never left me.
[ Characters Different Fun Games Imitate Kids Left Love Mean Never Play Played Take]
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- I've been trying to take this journey over the last four years of getting away from playing manipulative and villainous characters and playing characters that are affected by what happens to them as opposed to unaffected.
[ Affected Away Been Characters Four Getting Happens Journey Last Manipulative Opposed Over Playing Take Them Trying Unaffected Years]
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- Over the years, I've been trying to build a relationship with an audience. I've tried to maintain as much of a low profile as I could so that those characters would emerge and their relationship with audiences would be protected.
[ Audience Audiences Been Build Characters Could Emerge Low Maintain Much Over Profile Protected Relationship Their Those Tried Trying Would Years]
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- All characters come from people I know, but after the initial inspiration, I tend to modify the characters so they fit with the story.
[ After Characters Come Fit Initial Inspiration Know Modify Story Tend]
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- I do not use profanity in my novels. My characters all go to church.
[ Characters Church Go Novels Profanity Use]
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- None of my characters are rich or famous, and the situations they find themselves in could happen to anyone.
[ Anyone Characters Could Famous Find Happen None Rich Situations Themselves]
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- If you got a good imagination, a lot of confidence and you kind of know what you are saying, then you might be able to do it. I know a lot of colorful characters at home that would make great actors.
[ Able Actors Characters Colorful Confidence Good Got Great Home Imagination Kind Know Lot Make Might Saying Then Would]
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- William Shatner has one style. We have completely contrasting personalities. We're very good friends. I adore him, but we're very different people, so they were smart enough to write characters that reflected that.
[ Adore Characters Completely Contrasting Different Enough Friends Good Him Personalities Reflected Shatner Smart Style Very Were William Write]
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- You get all of your neuroses worked out on stage. I haven't actually played very many nice characters, certainly not on stage. It's not a quality that attracts me.
[ Actually Attracts Certainly Characters Get Haven Many Neuroses Nice Out Played Quality Stage Very Worked Your]
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- I'm always willing to endure humiliation on behalf of my characters.
[ Always Behalf Characters Endure Humiliation Willing]
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- I have a cheat-sheet for each one of my characters about their personality, the way they look, etc. So there is no possible way that I could have writer's block.
[ Block Characters Could Each Etc Look Personality Possible Their Way Writer]
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- There are good characters and bad characters.
[ Bad Characters Good]
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- Dr. Larry and Viki are the only original characters left on the show.
[ Characters Dr Larry Left Only Original Show]
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- Michael is a funny character, for whom I have a great deal of affection. He sat across his desk and seemed to be a bit of a blunt fellow. We began talking about the characters and he opened up about his vision.
[ Across Affection Began Bit Blunt Character Characters Deal Desk Fellow Funny Great His Michael Opened Sat Seemed Talking Up Vision Whom]
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- Nobody is surprised that women writers accurately represent male characters over and over again, no doubt because everybody knows that women understand men much better than vice-versa.
[ Accurately Again Because Better Characters Doubt Everybody Knows Male Men Much Nobody Over Represent Surprised Than Understand Women Writers]
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- I think it's definitely beneficial for these characters to have good acting voices behind them and it affects the characters in a way that people can feel like they're part of the game and that they know these characters.
[ Acting Affects Behind Beneficial Characters Definitely Feel Game Good Know Part Them These Think Voices Way]
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- I think there are more female characters in videogames now but I also think that's because videogames in general are more diverse now.
[ Also Because Characters Diverse Female General More Now Think Videogames]
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- Start as early as you can. Make tapes of your characters.
[ Characters Early Make Start Tapes Your]
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- There's a lot more to see when you're playing and because of the advances in technology it makes room for all kinds of new characters.
[ Advances Because Characters Kinds Lot Makes More New Playing Room See Technology]
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- I realized that I wanted to play characters and do traditional theatre. I wanted to make believe again. I like putting on a costume and pretending to be someone else for a few hours, and I have a great respect for playwrights.
[ Again Believe Characters Costume Else Few Great Hours Make Play Playwrights Pretending Putting Realized Respect Someone Theatre Traditional Wanted]
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- Mitch and I have known each other for such a long time, and we're both so pleased to be given this opportunity at this point in our lives to play characters that we've never really had a chance to play before. It's a great gift. Plus we're wise enough to appreciate it.
[ Appreciate Before Both Chance Characters Each Enough Gift Given Great Had Known Lives Long Mitch Never Opportunity Other Our Play Pleased Plus Point Really Such Time Wise]
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- When you're a young actor you like to go for characters with a bit of flair, so in many films I ended up playing the weirdos. I can assure you I'm not a psycho or a criminal or a bully.
[ Actor Assure Bit Bully Characters Criminal Ended Films Flair Go Many Playing Psycho Up Weirdos Young]
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- M*A*S*H offered real characters and everybody identified with them because they had such soul. The humor was intelligent and it always assumed that you had an intellect.
[ Always Assumed Because Characters Everybody Had Humor Identified Intellect Intelligent Offered Real Soul Such Them]
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- With all of the qualities of the scene-setting, the dialogue, the place and time and the time and place in which your characters move. And I want to move with the characters, move with them and describe the world in which they are living.
[ Characters Describe Dialogue Living Move Place Qualities Them Time Want Which World Your]
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- I think I relate to all the characters in one way or another. I'm a chameleon like that.
[ Another Chameleon Characters Relate Think Way]
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- I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive.
[ Alive Characters Dickens Even Love Minor Most Particular Tradition Twitching Where]
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- The Little Friend is a long book. It's also completely different from my first novel: different landscape, different characters, different use of language and diction, different approach to story.
[ Also Approach Book Characters Completely Diction Different First Friend Landscape Language Little Long Novel Story Use]
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- Clean living is the cardinal principle in the lives of the world's greatest athletes, as the phenomenal performances of these outstanding characters will obviously show.
[ Athletes Cardinal Characters Clean Greatest Lives Living Obviously Outstanding Performances Phenomenal Principle Show These Will World]
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- We must consider the distinctive characters and the general nature of plants from the point of view of their morphology , their behavior under external conditions, their mode of generation, and the whole course of their life.
[ Behavior Characters Conditions Consider Course Distinctive External General Generation Life Mode Morphology Must Nature Plants Point Their Under View Whole]
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- I mean I tried to transform myself through characters throughout my career.
[ Career Characters Mean Myself Through Throughout Transform Tried]
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- They really stay just characters to me. I look at them, and I don't see always the same person up there. And hopefully, people will see that too. Because it's very easy to bore people, and that's a killer. So hopefully that won't happen.
[ Always Because Bore Characters Easy Happen Hopefully Just Killer Look Person Really Same See Stay Them Too Up Very Will Won]
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- I find it very difficult to be two different characters at the same time - actress and mother.
[ Actress Characters Different Difficult Find Mother Same Time Two Very]
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- Human education is concerned with certain changes in the intellects, characters and behavior of men, its problems being roughly included under these four topics: Aims, materials, means and methods.
[ Aims Behavior Being Certain Changes Characters Concerned Education Four Human Included Intellects Materials Means Men Methods Problems Roughly These Topics Under]
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- Psychology is the science of the intellects, characters and behavior of animals including man.
[ Animals Behavior Characters Including Intellects Man Psychology Science]
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- I still have a problem with nuns. I follow them around like a kitten with a ball of yarn. After a while, all my characters become very close friends.
[ After Around Ball Become Characters Close Follow Friends Kitten Nuns Problem Still Them Very While Yarn]
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- I wanted to write something from a child's viewpoint... Five of the characters I have played in movies have either been abused or became abusers, themselves, and I just kind of felt like there was a need.
[ Abused Became Been Characters Child Either Felt Five Just Kind Movies Need Played Something Themselves Viewpoint Wanted Write]
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- Characters are an extreme form in Shakespeare's theater.
[ Characters Extreme Form Shakespeare Theater]
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- I'm very sassy. I want to show people in my album I'm not like my characters on TV.
[ Album Characters Sassy Show Tv Very Want]
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- Perhaps, all writers walk such a line. In general - as we all do in our dreams - I believe I put something of myself into all the characters in my novels, male as well as female.
[ Believe Characters Dreams Female General Into Line Male Myself Novels Our Perhaps Put Something Such Walk Well Writers]
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- I like characters with problems. I like to understand them... To play alcoholics, fetishists, strange girls, you have to dig deep within yourself. It's 'elsewhere' that interests me.
[ Alcoholics Characters Deep Dig Elsewhere Girls Interests Play Problems Strange Them Understand Within Yourself]
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- I don't always set stories in villages, more often in towns. But always in smallish communities because the characters' actions are more visible there, and the dramatic tension is heightened.
[ Actions Always Because Characters Communities Dramatic Heightened More Often Set Stories Tension Towns Villages Visible]
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- I plot the first 5 or 6 chapters quite minutely, and also the end. So I know where I am going but not how I'm going to get there, which gives characters the chance to develop organically, as happens in real life as you get to know a person.
[ Also Am Chance Chapters Characters Develop End First Get Gives Going Happens How Know Life Organically Person Plot Quite Real Where Which]
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- The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing, because they demand that all the characters involved - as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem - must stay utterly rooted in their own reality, or the whole project collapses.
[ Absurd Because Blessing Characters Collapses Constraints Demand Extreme Great Initially Involved May Melodrama Must Own Project Reality Rooted Seem Stay Their Utterly Whole]
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- I want people to like me. They don't have to always like my characters, you understand.
[ Always Characters Understand Want]
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- For my own family, I would always choose the makeshift, surrogate family formed by various characters unrelated by blood.
[ Always Blood Characters Choose Family Formed Own Surrogate Unrelated Various Would]
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- I consciously try to end my novels at a point where I won't have to wonder about my characters ever again.
[ Again Characters Consciously End Ever Novels Point Try Where Won Wonder]
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- 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.
[ Actually Backbone Behold Characters Enough Given Hear Just Lo Own Say Stand Supernatural Texture Their Then Think Voices Want Well]
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- I expect that any day now, I will have said all I have to say; I'll have used up all my characters, and then I'll be free to get on with my real life.
[ Any Characters Day Expect Free Get Life Now Real Said Say Then Up Used Will]
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- I'll write maybe one long paragraph describing the events, then a page or two breaking the events into chapters, and then reams of pages delving into my characters. After that, I'm ready to begin.
[ After Begin Breaking Chapters Characters Delving Describing Events Into Long Maybe Page Pages Paragraph Ready Then Two Write]
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- It's true that it's a solitary occupation, but you would be surprised at how much companionship a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them.
[ Characters Companionship Get Group How Imaginary Know Much Occupation Offer Once Solitary Surprised Them True Would]
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- My role in 'Legally Blonde' was really rewarding, because I had so much fun working on the movie. I've had really rewarding experiences on tiny low budget films that you'll never see but where I had a cool time creating characters as well. I love almost all of the characters I've played.
[ Almost Because Blonde Budget Characters Cool Creating Experiences Films Fun Had Legally Love Low Movie Much Never Played Really Rewarding Role See Time Tiny Well Where Working]
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- The more you understand me, the less characters I can play.
[ Characters Less More Play Understand]
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- Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for another day's progress through the dazzling quicksand the marsh of blank paper.
[ Another Blank Characters Chilled Day Dazzling Each Faces Greet Marsh Misty Morning Muster Paper Progress Quicksand Though Through Willing]
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- In the music industry, you meet some not very nice people, some very strange characters.
[ Characters Industry Meet Music Nice Some Strange Very]
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- The maxims of men reveal their characters.
[ Characters Maxims Men Reveal Their]
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- Every actor will tell you it's so much more fun to play the bad guy because usually those characters are more complex and more broad and more interesting, and have more sides to them.
[ Actor Bad Because Broad Characters Complex Every Fun Guy Interesting More Much Play Sides Tell Them Those Usually Will]
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- When I'm writing the book I'm laughing at just how overblown the characters seemed. How full of himself he seems. But I didn't get far enough in the series to really drive the joke of it home.
[ Book Characters Drive Enough Far Full Get Himself Home How Joke Just Laughing Overblown Really Seemed Seems Series Writing]
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- I was always inventing characters and making up stories.
[ Always Characters Inventing Making Stories Up]
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- I wanted to show those characters discovering it is possible to find common ground, as they make their way through a plotline that I hope is engrossing enough to keep the reader a willing participant.
[ Characters Common Discovering Enough Find Ground Hope Keep Make Participant Possible Reader Show Their Those Through Wanted Way Willing]
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- I was thinking about what I wanted to write next, after my first novel, and had decided that I wanted to write a story with a lot of strong female characters in it.
[ After Characters Decided Female First Had Lot Next Novel Story Strong Thinking Wanted Write]
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- The futures and ultimate fates of the characters in The Snow Queen are profoundly changed by choices made in their own minds or hearts, as well as choices unexpectedly forced on them by things beyond their control.
[ Beyond Changed Characters Choices Control Fates Forced Futures Hearts Made Minds Own Profoundly Queen Snow Their Them Things Ultimate Unexpectedly Well]
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- When I owned the theater, I had the Glen Miller Orchestra. I had 20 girls singing and dancing. I had a cast of characters. It was a big group production, as well as ushers, ticket takers.
[ Big Cast Characters Dancing Girls Glen Group Had Miller Orchestra Owned Production Singing Takers Theater Ticket Ushers Well]
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- Everything is so funny in the movie. The funniest thing about the movie is the transformations they were able to make with the characters.
[ Able Characters Everything Funniest Funny Make Movie Thing Transformations Were]
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- I try to ground most of my characters in reality somehow. That's kind of what I bring to the table.
[ Bring Characters Ground Kind Most Reality Somehow Table Try]
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- My favorite characters are the ones that are the most successful movies.
[ Characters Favorite Most Movies Ones Successful]
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- The characters do have a life of their own; it's weird.
[ Characters Life Own Their Weird]
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- Our characters were antiseptic but we weren't. And if you remember what we did on BATMAN, as the scripts were written very funny, we played them very straight.
[ Batman Characters Did Funny Our Played Remember Scripts Straight Them Very Were Weren Written]
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- The progress of the American Revolution has been so rapid and such the alteration of manners, the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas that almost universally prevail, that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions have been nearly annihilated.
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- I go through a whole process with the actors first, building and creating characters, then I encourage them to sort of live in that character when they're in the screen.
[ Actors Building Character Characters Creating Encourage First Go Live Process Screen Sort Them Then Through Whole]
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- I put heavy emphasis on the characters.
[ Characters Emphasis Heavy Put]
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- My father was always very interested in space. I watch Star Trek and all those things, but I always had a different picture in my mind... maybe closer to Alien. I don't see it in space as much as I do see it in different planets, with each having its own strange characters.
[ Alien Always Characters Closer Different Each Father Had Having Interested Maybe Mind Much Own Picture Planets See Space Star Strange Things Those Trek Very Watch]
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- I hate the crazy, neurotic characters beyond a certain point.
[ Beyond Certain Characters Crazy Hate Neurotic Point]
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- I'm a neurotic New York Jew by birth. Creating characters is second nature to me.
[ Birth Characters Creating Jew Nature Neurotic New Second York]
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- People who were more concerned with themselves and looking good to their readers then they were with the characters sacrificed a series for the sake of a story.
[ Characters Concerned Good Looking More Readers Sacrificed Sake Series Story Their Themselves Then Were]
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- The most unrealistic thing I've ever read in comics is when some group of characters calls themselves the Brotherhood of Evil or the Masters of Evil. I don't believe any character believes their goals to be truly evil.
[ Any Believe Believes Brotherhood Calls Character Characters Comics Ever Evil Goals Group Masters Most Read Some Their Themselves Thing Truly Unrealistic]
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- All the characters and plots were predetermined. Games make bad plots.
[ Bad Characters Games Make Plots Predetermined Were]
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- I like working closely with artists. I think that's very important in fantasy and science fiction - the visual aspect of the worlds and the characters.
[ Artists Aspect Characters Closely Fantasy Fiction Important Science Think Very Visual Working Worlds]
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- When I started off with Trainspotting, it was the way the characters came to me. That's how they sounded to me. It seemed pretentious to sound any other way. I wasn't making any kind of political statement.
[ Any Came Characters How Kind Making Off Other Political Pretentious Seemed Sound Sounded Started Statement Way]
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- A conventional playwright tries to tell you more about the characters than they know about themselves.
[ Characters Conventional Know More Playwright Tell Than Themselves Tries]
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- I start with the story, almost in the old campfire sense, and the story leads to both the characters, which actors should best be cast in this story, and the language. The choice of words, more than anything else, creates the feeling that the story gives off.
[ Actors Almost Anything Best Both Campfire Cast Characters Choice Creates Else Feeling Gives Language Leads More Off Old Sense Should Start Story Than Which Words]
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- As an actor, I've always wanted to do characters that would help me find my connection with others and connect all of us together. You always want the energy of the character, the spirit of the person, to enter you. I've been doing this for 26 years and some of the things I've done are always with me.
[ Actor Always Been Character Characters Connect Connection Doing Done Energy Enter Find Help Others Person Some Spirit Things Together Us Want Wanted Would Years]
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- In a lot of films, they're showing more complete, developed characters of diverse ethnic backgrounds. The larger concern is to be able to tastefully explore the stereotypes, and still move past them to see the core of people.
[ Able Backgrounds Characters Complete Concern Core Developed Diverse Ethnic Explore Films Larger Lot More Move Past See Showing Stereotypes Still Tastefully Them]
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- I felt they had really moved the characters in a direction that was very interesting. The family had really felt the impact of what had happened to the.
[ Characters Direction Family Felt Had Happened Impact Interesting Moved Really Very]
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- The man I lived with is a Christian, so I would talk to him about it. What would this person do in the Bible? What's the story around this person? Generally, when people talk about characters in the Bible, there's one thing they're known for, like Job.
[ Around Bible Characters Christian Generally Him Job Known Lived Man Person Story Talk Thing Would]
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- An adventure game is nothing more than a good story set with engaging puzzles that fit seamlessly in with the story and the characters, and looks and sounds beautiful.
[ Adventure Beautiful Characters Engaging Fit Game Good Looks More Nothing Puzzles Seamlessly Set Sounds Story Than]
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- I am most proud of the development of the characters as personalities that game players could relate to and care about.
[ Am Care Characters Could Development Game Most Personalities Players Proud Relate]
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- I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
[ Another Characters Desperate Easier Found Fragile Frightened Hysteria Identify Life Out Person Reach Really Seemingly Strong These Upon Verge Were]
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- Working within the limitations of the shared world generally made the writing easier, because I didn't have to invent any of the characters or background, which is usually the hardest part.
[ Any Background Because Characters Easier Generally Hardest Invent Limitations Made Part Shared Usually Which Within Working World Writing]
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- Typically in horror films the character just services the plot, and you really are just going from 'point a' to 'point b,' just so that you can end up at 'point c.' They are just sort of stick characters. That's just not interesting to me.
[ Character Characters End Films Going Horror Interesting Just Plot Point Really Services Sort Stick Typically Up]
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- I know some things when I start. I know, let's say, that the play is going to be a 1970s or a 1930s play, and it's going to be about a piano, but that's it. I slowly discover who the characters are as I go along.
[ Along Characters Discover Go Going Know Piano Play Say Slowly Some Start Things]
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- Adam Sandler is truly brilliant. He plays these goofy characters, but he is a brilliant fellow.
[ Adam Brilliant Characters Fellow Goofy Plays Sandler These Truly]
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- My characters are always on the outside; the spotlight's not on them. But they do get somewhere.
[ Always Characters Get Outside Somewhere Spotlight Them]
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- I don't like to read novels where the novelist tells me what to think about the situation and the characters. I prefer to discover for myself.
[ Characters Discover Myself Novelist Novels Prefer Read Situation Tells Think Where]
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- The heart and soul of network programming is series programming, the weekly repetition of characters you like having in your house.
[ Characters Having Heart House Network Programming Repetition Series Soul Weekly Your]
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- We've carried that over into the visual development as well. We've designed quite an exotic cast of characters, but the last thing we want is to dictate to the players how their PCs should look. What we want to do is inspire.
[ Carried Cast Characters Designed Development Dictate Exotic How Inspire Into Last Look Over Pcs Players Quite Should Their Thing Visual Want Well]
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- I can't say too much about it because I don't know a lot. We're not told what's in store for our characters until we turn up to shoot the episode. But it's fair to say that Betty and her son bring a brand new mystery to the street and they will be around all season.
[ Around Because Betty Brand Bring Characters Episode Fair Her Know Lot Much Mystery New Our Say Season Shoot Son Store Street Told Too Turn Until Up Will]
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- Watergate is an immensely complicated scandal with a cast of characters as varied as a Tolstoy novel.
[ Cast Characters Complicated Immensely Novel Scandal Tolstoy Varied Watergate]
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- I'd learned enough about circuitry in high school electronics to know how to drive a TV and get it to draw - shapes of characters and things.
[ Characters Draw Drive Electronics Enough Get High How Know Learned School Shapes Things Tv]
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- Storylines are how characters create the plots involved in their stories.
[ Characters Create How Involved Plots Stories Storylines Their]
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- We started shooting, and then Jodie found out she was pregnant. Forest broke it to me - he'd gone to work and heard it on the radio! It seemed like the movie was doomed. But, like these characters, there was a disregard for all the signs along the way.
[ Along Broke Characters Disregard Doomed Forest Found Gone Heard Jodie Movie Out Pregnant Radio Seemed She Shooting Signs Started Then These Way Work]
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- When the venture has been made of dealing with historical events and characters, it always seems fair towards the reader to avow what liberties have been taken, and how much of the sketch is founded on history.
[ Always Been Characters Dealing Events Fair Founded Historical History How Liberties Made Much Reader Seems Sketch Taken Towards Venture]
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- Acting and writing go together. Actors write because they love words and becoming other people - we love to escape into other characters.
[ Acting Actors Because Becoming Characters Escape Go Into Love Other Together Words Write Writing]
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- If you don't have obsessions, don't write. my characters are obsessed.
[ Characters Obsessed Obsessions Write]
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- If you know anything about James Whitcomb Riley, you know that Little Orphan Annie is one of the most fantastic characters who ever lived in America before Charlie Chaplin.
[ America Annie Anything Before Chaplin Characters Charlie Ever Fantastic James Know Little Lived Most Orphan Riley]
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- This is the Bond of the new millennium. Everything is updated, from the action sequences to the interaction between the characters. All the elements reflect changes that have occurred in the world in recent years.
[ Action Between Bond Changes Characters Elements Everything Interaction Millennium New Occurred Recent Reflect Sequences Updated World Years]
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- Characters can be mysterious and you're not really sure which way they might turn at a given point.
[ Characters Given Might Mysterious Point Really Sure Turn Way Which]
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- I think people enjoy a series. When you like a story, many readers want more of the same, which is dandy, if the author and the characters have more to say.
[ Author Characters Dandy Enjoy Many More Readers Same Say Series Story Think Want Which]
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- If I get blocked, it is generally because I don't know enough about some aspect of the story or the characters. The answer for this is generally more research, or making more background notes, so the place and person can be more fully realized inside my own mind.
[ Answer Aspect Background Because Blocked Characters Enough Fully Generally Get Inside Know Making Mind More Notes Own Person Place Realized Research Some Story]
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