Quotes: characters

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  • Anne Rice
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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.
  • I've done a lot of weird, otherworldly characters, and I think I'm at my best when I'm kind of in the woods running around screaming or depressed.
  • Beth Gutcheon
    Beth Gutcheon
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    I've found in the past that the more closely I identify with the heroine, the less completely she emerges as a person. So from the first novel I've been learning techniques to distance myself from the characters so that they are not me and I don't try to protect them in ways that aren't good for the story.
  • B. D. Wong
    B. D. Wong
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    If I played characters who were like me, I'd be super bored.
  • Carlton Cuse
    Carlton Cuse
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    If you go to a movie and it's a great experience, the experience at the end of it is always like this sadness that it's over, that your time with these characters is finished. There's almost like an achy feeling that I have when I go to a movie that I love and it ends.
  • In plotting a book, my goal is to raise the stakes for the characters and, in so doing, keep the reader mesmerized.
  • Carl Linnaeus
    Carl Linnaeus
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    It is the genus that gives the characters, and not the characters that make the genus.
  • 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.
  • Arthur Herzog
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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.
  • It's like my characters, all my men are Dad and me in a mess; all my female characters are smart and hopeful, like Mom just trying to make the best of things.
  • Carlisle Floyd
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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.
  • It's not that I'm a serious person; I'm playful and stuff like that, but I take characters very seriously and the work very seriously.
  • Brenda Blethyn
    Brenda Blethyn
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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.
  • Anne Tyler
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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.
  • 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.