The Quotable Nerdy Chick: Character

Character is essentially WHO we are. Which is why characterization is so important to writers. We’re celebrating the creation of great characters over on our sister blog, Nerdy Chicks Write.  In the meantime, I hope you’ll find these quotes about character relative, no matter what your profession. After all, we all have character!

Quotes about Character:

 

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT:

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”

 

RICHARD REEVES:

“Character is a word that seems to define almost all human activity and then some…”

“Power is what you do and character is what you are…”

” All leaders must face some crisis where their own strength of character is the enemy.”

 

HELEN KELLER: 

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

 

HERACLITUS : 

“A man’s character is his fate.”

 

SAM SHEPARD:  

“Character is an essential tendency. It can be covered up, it can be messed with, it can be screwed around with, but it can’t be ultimately changed. It’s the structure of our bones, the blood that runs through our veins.”

 

 

3 comments on “The Quotable Nerdy Chick: Character

  1. I wish all that weren’t true. Some of us have to keep working on our characters!

  2. writersideup says:

    How can you not be amazed by Helen Keller? And Sam Shepard—get a kick out of him! 😀 Also, didn’t know you had a sister blog. Checking out NOW!…

  3. kamikinard says:

    I guess we can never stop improving our characters, Elizabeth, and hopefully we won’t want to! Right, Donna, amazing folks, of course!

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