Character Development Quotes

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C.S. Lewis
“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.”
C.S. Lewis

Dorothy L. Sayers
“Books... are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

Idowu Koyenikan
“A relationship built on lies and trickery will not last; only truthfulness can uphold a relationship”
idowu koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Michel de Montaigne
“To compose our character is our duty, not to compose books, and to win, not battles and provinces, but order and tranquility in our conduct. Our great and glorious masterpiece is to live appropriately. All other things, ruling, hoarding, building, are only little appendages and props, at most.”
Michel de Montaigne

Matthew Kelly
“We become the books we read.”
Matthew Kelly

Idowu Koyenikan
“There will be times in your life that you will be challenged to choose between honor and something else. I am asking that you not sacrifice your honor for the sake of acquiring easy things.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Martin Luther King Jr.
“The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Germany Kent
“Live your life in such a way that you'll be remembered for your kindness, compassion, fairness, character, benevolence, and a force for good who had much respect for life, in general.”
Germany Kent
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Steve  Bates
“Aren’t there limits to your powers? Can you do things like read my mind?”
“I knew you were going to ask that.”
Steve Bates, Back To You

L.M. Montgomery
“I'd write of people and places like I knew, and I'd make my characters talk everyday English; and I'd let the sun rise and set in the usual quiet way without much fuss over the fact. If I had to have villains at all, I'd give them a chance, Anne--I'd give them a chance. There are some terrible bad men the world, I suppose, but you'd have to go a long piece to find them...But most of us have got a little decency somewhere in us. Keep on writing, Anne.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

Erin Morgenstern
“It's never too late to change what you are, it took me a long time to figure that out.”
Erin Morgenstern, The Starless Sea

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I am thankful that there are those among us who have sacrificed dearly on behalf of us. And I ardently pray to God that I might be less like myself and more like them.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“. . . you know who Polworth is?"

"Your best mate," said Robin.

"He's my oldest mate," Strike corrected her. "My best mate . . . "

For a split second he wondered whether he was going to say it, but the whisky had lifted the guard he usually kept upon himself: why not say it, why not let go?

" . . . is you."

Robin was so amazed, she couldn't speak. Never, in four years, had Strike come close to telling her what she was to him. Fondness had had to be deduced from offhand comments, small kindnesses, awkward silences or gestures forced from him under stress. She'd only once before felt as she did now, and the unexpected gift that had engendered the feeling had been a sapphire and diamond ring, which she'd left behind when she walked out on the man who'd given it to her.

She wanted to make some kind of return, but for a moment or two, her throat felt too constricted.

"I . . . well, the feeling's mutual," she said, trying not to sound too happy.”
Robert Galbraith, Troubled Blood

Irina Lopatina
“From the beginning, I did not intend to create a typical classic fantasy. I wanted an organic, harmonious world where my story could evolve. If this world needed gnomes, I put them in there. As for drevalyankas, pikshas, bolugs and other totally original creatures, they appeared there somehow by themselves in the course of events, and then just began "to get under the feet of the main heroes"...”
Irina Lopatina

Lajos Egri
“There is only one realm in which characters defy natural laws and remain the same—the realm of bad writing. And its the fixed nature of the characters which makes the writing bad. If a character in a short story, novel, or play occupies the same position at the end as the one he did at the beginning, that story, novel, or play is bad.”
Lajos Egri, The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives

Sui Ishida
“I'm tired of being helpless.”
Sui Ishida, Tokyo Ghoul, Tome 2

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Maybe who God wants me to be is the type of person born from sorrows. Maybe a life of hardships is the only way of becoming that remarkable person.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Frank Sonnenberg
“What is right is a lot more important than who is right.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Listen to Your Conscience: That's Why You Have One

Penelope Douglas
“But fuck, I was going to love them. I didn't care about being perfect. I just wanted to be everything my father wasn't. I wanted this with her a million more times, and no matter all the shit that still lived inside me, I already knew I was better than him.”
Penelope Douglas, Conclave

Ken Goudsward
“Rule 1: Each scene must advance the plot and the characters, but more importantly, the plot and characters must advance the theme.
Rule 2: Do not be obvious about rule 1.”
Ken Goudsward

Stephen King
“Everybody has some part of their character that is admirable. I'm sure that at one time Theodore Bundy helped an old lady across the street—of course he probably raped and murdered her on the other side—but, that's what I'm talking about, the yin and the yang of it.”
Stephen King

“Added to the exigencies of structure are the necessities developing about the recurring characters in any [television] series. These types must remain stable enough for audience identification and development of residual personality, yet they are also responsible for satisfying the constant demand for variety. Irwin Blacker indicates the problem of developing character as one of the difficulties of creating a classic Western in the television format. If the story is to have any significance, says Blacker, the people in it must change; yet in a Western series the hero cannot risk change. The writer, therefore, must continually use "guest" characters who are able to develop, change, or die within the context of the weekly episode while the hero functions as a catalyst in that action. This constraint, though preventing the series from developing into a significant drama, achieves a twofold purpose necessary to the continuing story: the variety of secondary plots and character retains audience interest; the stability of the continually developing (but basically unchanging) residual personality of the hero sustains audience loyalty.”
Rita Parks, The Western Hero in Film and Television: Mass Media Mythology

Abhijit Naskar
“Clothes fade away, so does the body, but character is indestructible.”
Abhijit Naskar, Servitude is Sanctitude

“Life toughens us while also softening us.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“We are born with the capability for the collective challenges of life to stir and stamp us.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Withstanding the onslaught of life’s rapidly changing demands produces an inevitable sense of foreboding, which menacing energy spurs us to create, nurture, and protect the identity foliage that we till from the charred sphere that we exist on. Identity maintenance requires the cyclical rotation of our mossy perception of who we are and who we want to be. In setting our formative goals, we contrast the character traits exhibited by people whom we wish to emulate with the behaviorisms of people whom we do not wish to imitate.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Transfiguration of the self is painful since it represents sprouting downy wings that give flight to a battered soul.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Abhijit Naskar
“Free will is not a question of willpower, it's a question of character.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Veins Ignite: Either Integration or Degradation

Abhijit Naskar
“There is no such thing as peer-pressure, there’s only lack of character.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Nicky Verd
“The key to keeping quality people is to become a person of quality yourself.”
Nicky Verd, Disrupt Yourself Or Be Disrupted

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