It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
We’ve all read, I’m sure, a Superman book where we didn’t really feel like we knew the character. Where the writer, often with the best of intentions, has tried put a personal stamp on the character, whether it be to try and make him more current, or cool, or have a broader appeal, etc.
– Gary Frank
The research I have been doing – studying how foodstuffs yield energy in living cells – does not lead to the kind of knowledge that can be expected to give immediate practical benefits to mankind. If I have chosen this field of study, it was because I believed in its importance in spite of its theoretical character.
– Hans Adolf Krebs
The question I ask myself when adapting a book is how do I be true to the spirit and soul of the character? How would I describe this character in my medium? If you asked one person to do a painting of something and another to create a sculpture of it, you’ll never ask, ‘Why doesn’t the painting look like the sculpture?’
– Gavin Hood
By intensity of hatred, nations create in themselves the character that they imagine in their enemies. Hence it comes that all passionate conflicts result in an interchange of characteristics. We might say with truth, those who hate open a door by which their enemies enter and make their own the secret places of the heart.
– George William Russell
Certainly, for younger guys, Superman is this mythological character that they’ve thought about and explored in their imaginations… But one thing I really like about Superman fans is that they’re so open-minded and excited and honest. There’s something beautiful about their enjoyment of it – something very Superman-like.
– Henry Cavill