Fictional Characters Quotes

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John Green
“There were five others before they got to him. He smiled a little when his turn came. His voice was low, smoky, and dead sexy. “My name is Augustus Waters,” he said. “I’m seventeen. I had a little touch of osteosarcoma a year and a half ago, but I’m just here today at Isaac’s request.”

“And how are you feeling?” asked Patrick.

“Oh, I’m grand.” Augustus Waters smiled with a corner of his mouth. “I’m on a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“I love fictional characters...they can't break your heart.”
Julia Hall

“I do believe that characters in novels belong to their writers and their readers pretty equally. I've learned a lot of things about the characters I write from people who read about them. Readers expand them in ways I don't think of and take them to places I can't go.”
Ann Brashares

“There's power in stories, though. That's all history is: the best tales. The ones that last. Might as well be mine.”
Varric Tethras

“Look seeker, if you love a character, you give them pain, ruin their lives, make them suffer. Maybe even throw in a heroic death!”
Varric Tethras

Thomas C. Foster
“Real people are made out of a whole lot of things—flesh, bone, blood, nerves, stuff like that. Literary people are made out of words.”
Thomas C. Foster, How to Read Literature Like a Professor

“Some fictions become fixtures in the real city. Their stories are so powerful that they leap off the page on to the streets, irreversibly altering the place where they were set.”
Henry Eliot, Curiocity: In Pursuit of London

K. Lee Lerner
“I have always believed there is great value in studying the flaws of mankind and men —even fictional characters. All of us are flawed. All of us are diminished by some form of prejudice and bias. If a fictional character is to be realistic, he must struggle with imperfections and weaknesses.”
K. Lee Lerner, Government, Politics, and Protest:: Essential Primary Sources

Indu Muralidharan
“Conchpore is real. It is as real as Malgudi, Brahmpur, Lilliput or Macondo. And also as real as San Francisco, Madurai, Edinburgh, Gaborone or Tokyo. You know that fictional towns exist. You visit them all the time.”
Indu Muralidharan, The Reengineers

G.M. Monks
“When I finished my beautiful day, I walked toward my car. I turned around and Harry was watching me through the window. We waved and I walked on to my car. He was probably still watching me—the slight sway of my hips. My plain ordinary navy blue skirt rippling like a flirt. My long legs. I purposely dropped my keys, so I’d have to bend over to pick them up. He’d enjoy that all evening when he was alone thinking of me. And the way I opened the door wide. And the way I sat in the car, leaving one foot hanging out for a bit, while I dug something out of my old plastic purse, just to be in his view longer.”
G.M. Monks, Iola O

E.K. Blair
“I’m a blank canvas that I can paint however I desire. For the first time ever, I get to be the character in my own fantasy land.”
E.K. Blair

Stephen King
“Sometimes even a monster is no monster. Sometimes it's beautiful and we fall in love with all that story, more than any film or TV program could ever hope to provide. Even after a thousand pages we don't want to leave the world the writer has made for us, or the make-believe people who live there.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Johnny Rich
“Is the writer cruel that makes his characters suffer only to bring them to triumph or tragedy in the end?”
Johnny Rich, The Human Script

Alison   Miller
Dissociative disorders, even those created by mind controllers, are not psychosis, but this program will create the most common symptom used to diagnose schizophrenia. The child is hurt while on a turntable, with people and television sets and cartoons and photographs all around the turntable. New alters created by the torture are instructed that they must obey their instructions and become the people around them, people on television, or other alters when they are told to. When this program is triggered, the survivor will hear “voices” of the people whom the "copy alters” are imitating, or will have many confused alters popping out who think they are actually other people or movie stars. The identities of the copy alters change when the survivor's surrounding change.”
Alison Miller, Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

“Good fiction can help us to expand our circle of empathy to include people unlike ourselves.- R' Eitan Levy”
Eitan Levy

“There are threads of fiction intricately woven into our muscles. Fictional characters such as Superman, Black Panther, Wonder Woman etc., are birthed from something struggling to come alife from deep within us.”
Nike Thaddeus

Toni Rogers
“As a child I would never have imagined that all the monsters would be human”
Toni Rogers, The Lamb that lay down with The Wolf

Nanette L. Avery
“The relationship I have with my characters is complicated.”
Nanette L. Avery

Shoshana D. Kerewsky
“...unlike a fictional character I do have an interior life...”
Shoshana D. Kerewsky, Cancer, Kintsugi, Camino: A Memoir

Ana Claudia Antunes
“There are always messages, even enigmas to be searched, mysteries to be solved in all of my books. I like to puzzle readers, but I do not make so to the point of being so complex that they will lose interest in the plot. And that for me is the essence of every great literature around the world, and that’s been so for ages.
(....)Some were inpired by real life characters, some other books I wrote are hybrid fiction/non-fiction, so I pretty much get inspired by people who have lived, and even who are still breathing among us… so don’t get discouraged if I didn’t mention your personality traits yet. I might even have your name over my books, I must some day…”
Ana Claudia Antunes, One Hundred One World Accounts in One Hundred One Word Count

Katie Hubbard
“She knew this day was different and worse, much worse than before. This was the day that Bethany began to believe their lies. And not only did she believe them, she silently repeated them, causing more damage to her soul and spirit than anyone else on earth could have ever done to her.”
Katie Hubbard, Darkness Couldn't Hold Her

Lisa Kleypas
“Amanda herself couldn't understand why her writing was so different from her own personality. Her pen seemed to take on a life of its own when she sat before a sheaf of blank parchment paper. She wrote about characters unlike any people she had ever known... sometimes violent, brutal, always passionate; some who came to ruin and some who even triumphed in spite of their own lack of morality. Since she had no actual pattern on which to base these fictional characters, Amanda realized that their feelings, their passions, could only have come from inside herself.”
Lisa Kleypas, Suddenly You

Heather  O'Brien
“There are only two things you’ll ever need to know about me, Farin—and you should know them well. I’m very smart, and I’m very rich.”
Heather O'Brien, The Ties That Bind

Arnold Hauser
“Only a society that had lost its faith in both the necessity and the divine ordinance of social distinctions and in their connection with personal virtue and merit, that experiences the daily growing power of money and sees men becoming merely what external conditions make them, but which, nevertheless, affirms the dynamism of human society, since it either owes its own ascendancy to it or promises itself that it will lead to its ascendancy, only that kind of society could reduce the drama to the categories of real space and time and develop the characters out of their material environment.”
Arnold Hauser, The Social History of Art Volume 3: Rococo, Classicism and Romanticism

Francesca Zappia
“The struggles they have to go through, and when you really love them, how much they affect you. When the characters are good, they make you care about everything else. That’s why I draw them. It probably sounds dumb, but they’re like real people to me. And this will probably sound worse, but sometimes I like them better than real people. I can empathize with characters. Real people are harder.”
Francesca Zappia

Donna Goddard
“Writing fiction is a joint venture. The people we, directly or vaguely, base our characters on help us to write by adding their unique energy to the creation of a story. It is not just the energy that subtlely comes from recalling someone. Rather, it is the actual life force that radiates from that person. It is a powerful use of an individual’s life energy. It is co-creation.”
Donna Goddard, Writing: A Spiritual Voice

Milan Kundera
“A delicate trace of a smile appeared on Passer’s face. Jan knew that smile well. it was not a joyous or an approving smile, but a smile of tolerance. They had always been far apart in their views, and in the rare moments when their differences became too visible, they would smile that smile to assure each other that their friendship was not in danger. 295

When things are repeated, they lose a fraction of their meaning. Or more exactly, they lose, drop by drop, the vital strength that gives them their illusory meaning. 295-6

It takes so little, a tiny puff of air, for things to shift imperceptibly, and whatever it was that a man was ready to lay down his life for a few seconds earlier seems suddenly to be sheer nonsense. 297

Whenever her mother-in-law had wanted something from them, she would weep. Weeping was her way of blaming them, and there was nothing more aggressive than her tears. 114

I calculate that two or three new fictional characters are baptized here on earth every second. 109

We shall flee rest, we shall flee sleep,
We shall outrun dawn and spring
And we shall shape days and seasons
To the measure of our dreams. 94

All mysticism is excessive. The mystic must not be afraid of ridicule if he wants to go to the limits, the limits of humility or the limits of sensual pleasure. 80”
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Abhijit Naskar
“Fantasy is healthy when practiced with moderation. Too much fiction paralyzes responsibility and reason.”
Abhijit Naskar, Amantes Assemble: 100 Sonnets of Servant Sultans

“Fiction allows us to do something that nothing else quite does. It allows us to enter fully into the lives of other human beings...The fake characters we read about will evaporate like the morning dew, but the real ones,the true ones, will haunt us for the rest of our days.”
Katherine Patterson

“She realized it was possibly the first time in her life she was feeling lust induced by an actual man and not a fictional character. This was what it felt like—writhing, hot, velvety. This was lust. And she wanted to roll in it.”
RuNyx, Gothikana

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