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

Robyn Schneider
“...history is filled with fictional people. We have all been fooled into believing in people who are entirely imaginary - made-up prisoners in a hypothetical panopticon. But the point isn't whether or not you believe in imaginary people; it's whether or not you want to.”
Robyn Schneider, The Beginning of Everything

“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

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

W.J. Raymond
“A good novel, one which entices the author as much as it beckons the reader.”
W.J. Raymond

Sanhita Baruah
“Fictions are realities we don't think of, that are happening to people we know nothing about.”
Sanhita Baruah

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

“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

Jeff Hutchins
“If you ever meet someone who thinks they are so special, the best thing to do is smile. You don’t have to say anything. Be friendly and then go do
your best. That will make you special, too!”
Jeff Hutchins, Denton the Dragon in Tales of Bubbleland

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

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

Jeff Hutchins
“Sometimes people who look different from you are scary. Maybe they are ugly. Maybe they are loud. Maybe they
are big. Maybe they are green. Maybe they are all those things. But you should not be afraid of them just because of how they look. You may find they are nice to you if you are
nice to them.”
Jeff Hutchins

Rebecca Mead
“Eliot was scornful of idle women readers who imagined themselves the heroines of French novels, and of self-regarding folk who saw themselves in the most admirable character in a novel, and she hoped for more nuanced engagement from her own readers. Even so, all readers make books over in their own image, and according to their own experience.”
Rebecca Mead, My Life in Middlemarch

Rebecca Mead
“Some very eminent critics writing in the decades immediately after the novel's publication felt that Eliot failed to maintain sufficient critical distance in her depiction of Ladislaw--that she fell in love with her own creation in a way that shows a lack of artistic control and is even unseemly, like a hoary movie director whose lens lingers too long on the young flesh of a favored actress. Lord David Cecil calls Ladislaw 'a schoolgirl's dream, and a vulgar one at that,' while Leslie Stephen complained 'Ladislaw is almost obtrusively a favorite with his creator,' and depreciated him as 'an amiable Bohemian.”
Rebecca Mead, My Life in Middlemarch

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

“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

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…”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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