„The villains are all parts of me. For years I've been wondering what it would be like if all those negative elements were forced onto the main character's side. I can understand a character with that kind of anger.“

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—  Susan Choi American novelist 1969

On feeling the voice of a character in “Trust, Serendipity, and Consent: An Interview with Trust Exercise Author Susan Choi” https://www.bookish.com/articles/interview-susan-choi-trust-exercise/ in Bookish (2019 Apr 16)

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„I despise those prick actors who say, "I was in character," and "I became the character," and all that stuff. It's hideous. It's just masturbation at the highest level.“

—  Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963

Quoted in Chris Heath, "Johnny Depp's Savage Journey," http://www.johnnydeppfan.com/interviews/rs98.htm Rolling Stone (1998-06-11)

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„I've always tried to write the kind of book I most loved to read: character-centered adventure.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold Science Fiction and fantasy author from the USA 1949

"'A Conversation With Lois McMaster Bujold", p. 60
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„This amazing, romantic character suits me precisely because to be alone has always been part of my style or, if you like, my technique.“

—  Henry Kissinger United States Secretary of State 1923

Interview with Oriana Fallaci (November 1972), as quoted in "Oriana Fallaci and the Art of the Interview" in Vanity Fair (December 2006) http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2006/12/hitchens200612; Kissinger, as quoted in "Special Section: Chagrined Cowboy" in TIME magazine (8 October 1979) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,916877,00.html called this "without doubt the single most disastrous conversation I ever had with any member of the press" and claimed that he had probably been misquoted or quoted out of context, but Fallaci later produced the tapes of the interview.
Kontext: I've always acted alone. Americans like that immensely.
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„Place is important to my writing; I believe that if a reader gets a clear picture of the place where a character is from, then they can understand what motivates the character, what limits him or her…“

—  Jesmyn Ward American writer 1977

Quelle: On using the setting to frame her novels in “Jesmyn Ward: ‘So much of life is pain and sorrow and wilful ignorance’” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/nov/12/jesmyn-ward-sing-unburied-sing-interview-meet-author in The Guardian (2017 Nov 12)

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„I built the fortress of my character with all the bricks that pulled me.“

—  Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983

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Original: Ho costruito la fortezza del mio carattere con tutti i mattoni che mi hanno tirato addosso.

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„Characters in novels are all fiction like the world they live in.“

—  Carole Morin British writer

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Kontext: Characters in novels are all fiction like the world they live in. Of course Vivien Lash has things in common with me but if she actually was me I wouldn’t have been able to invent her. And I’m not plotting to murder my husband!
The closest connection between me and my characters is that we live in a city that’s recognisable as London, but it’s a version of London that came out of my head.

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