Well first of all you have to make the character strong so that people can follow that. And then hopefully that character can integrate with the background of the social situation that people can recognize.
This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.
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.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.
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.
I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't.
Well, if you look at the whole story, I mean there's only Jews and Romans in the story. I mean I just wanted to flesh that character out and make that a drama about the people around Christ when he was going through this passion.
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.
You can perform all kind of characters but you cannot change what people feel for you.
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage.
The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
The very gradual character of the changes of the body also contributes to the stability of the ego, but in a much less degree than people imagine.
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.
I want to work with the top people, because only they have the courage and the confidence and the risk-seeking profile that you need.
A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
It's a character that I always found really likable. I'm fond of Zorro because he was a popular figure who worked for the people.
It's hard sometimes if you think a character should look a certain way and you're being pushed to do it differently. I've had fights over that. That's why it's so important that you work with good people.
Every reader knows about the feeling that characters in books seem more real than real people.
Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins.
Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out.
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.