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    Marcus Aurelius appoints personal character and conscience the ultimate refuge of happiness-seekers: the only place where dreams of happiness, doomed to die childless and intestate anywhere else, are not bound to be frustrated.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    I would like to be remembered as someone who gave it all and went for it all, As a woman of strong conviction, character, dignity, and talent who always put God first.
    — Zulay Henao
    All the characters on 'Girls' are growing and changing, which is how real people behave, especially when we're young, trying to figure out who we are, doing things that are the polar opposite of our characteristics.
    — Zosia Mamet
    tags: character  people  young  girls  real 
     
    I think my own personal style always ends up seeping into characters that I play. I've always had a very distinct idea of fashion for myself, and what a character should wear.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    Especially in comedies, I think a lot of time the female characters are there to provide a balance for guys.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    I've had experiences where I wasn't allowed to change words around at all because you have to say everything, exactly as written on the page. That's not fun for me. For me, part of being an actor is being able to contribute to a character's rhythms. If there's room to explore, you find a happy medium.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    If you can make a character likable that's not very nice, that's the challenge of the job.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: character  challenge  job 
     
    There are a lot of actors who will sit here and talk to you about characters - 'He does this, and she's a really interesting character because she does this.' I'm not like that at all. I'm not an actory actor.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: character 
     
    Every character has their reasons - even the characters who do dumb things.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: character 
     
    I don't understand labels. I don't need anybody to tell me I'm Latina or black or anything else. I've played characters that were written for Caucasian females, I just want to be given the same consideration as everybody else, and so far that has been happening.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: character  black 
     
    I don't believe actors who say they don't bleed into their characters. It's absolutely impossible not to.
    — Zoe Saldana
    I'm a fan of the fan. I'm a fan of the active devotee who lives his life believing in something, who represents to me the character of a person that is very confident and sure of himself. Those are people I admire.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: character  people  live 
     
    Being a former dancer, classical dancer, it informed me as a human being just in terms of the grace I guess. Ballet is a very graceful form of art. You also become very aware of your body and your mind and your body is working in conjunction. That kind of helps you in acting as well. It's not only using your mind, it's like making your mind communicate this character into your body so that you can bring it to life and physicalize it.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: character  grace  human  body  help  mind 
     
    I love being in space. I love being challenged by great roles that a company like Marvel creates amazing movies that no only give audiences an adventure but also give us as artists an opportunity for us to be challenged to embody amazing, multilayered characters.
    — Zoe Saldana
    When I act, a part of me goes into the character I am playing.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: character 
     
    It gets pretty boring when all you are is the support system for a male character.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: character 
     
    For the actor's wishes to be respected in terms of characteristics that your character's gonna have, you have to work with good and intelligent and talented stunt people that not only can carry weapons well but can also carry a personality.
    — Zoe Saldana
    I knew who Leonard Nimoy was, and that he embodied what Star Trek meant to all the fans. But it wasn't until I started doing my research for this movie, and started going to fan sites, that I began to fall in love with these characters.
    — Zoe Saldana
    I think all our characters are an amalgam of people we know in our world and ourselves.
    — Zoe Lister-Jones
    tags: character  people  world 
     
    It's always fun to play characters that are different from me.
    — Zoe Lister-Jones
    tags: character  fun 
     
    It kind of varies. I don't have a method yet. It depends on the script and the character I think I need. I've worked with acting coaches, researched roles, and channeled different parts of myself. It's on a case-by-case for me, right now.
    — Zoe Kravitz
    tags: character  right 
     
    You set up the story, but the characters start talking, and they go places that you didn't expect. You have to follow.
    — Zoe Kazan
    tags: character  stories 
     
    I think action should be revealed through character, so if you have a plot problem, it's probably a character problem.
    — Zoe Kazan
    Part of the challenge of being a girl living in the 21st Century, looking back, the danger is to not judge your character by your own standards.
    — Zoe Kazan
    I feel like a lot of my work on stage, I've gotten to play a wider range of characters than I have on film. This feels closer to who I am than stuff I've played on stage, or, like, Olive Kitteridge.
    — Zoe Kazan
    tags: character  work  film 
     
    I don't write books for people to be friends with the characters. If you want to find friends, go to a cocktail party.
    — Zoë Heller
    It was fun to create characters who had truth to them but were also made up so as not to completely offend!
    — Zoe Cassavetes
    tags: character  truth  fun 
     
    My job has always been to not only make my character look like a badass but to also make the actor I am fighting opposite to be the character they need to be too.
    — Zoe Bell
    tags: character  job  fighting 
     
    What really sells a fight, and any kind of action, is the performance of it. If someone is uncomfortable or uncertain about doing action because they're too concerned about their safety or about being right, it pulls them out of being that character, in that situation.
    — Zoe Bell
    tags: character  action  fight  right  sell 
     
    I love the idea of doing comedy, whether it's action comedy or just straight comedy. It's such a big, new world for me that I'm starting to realize that any character that I relate to, in any way, shape or form, or that I have any appreciation for, given enough preparation, I can find that person.
    — Zoe Bell
    My favorite thing in moviemaking is to shoot in chronological order if at all possible, because it just helps for continuity and all the logistical purposes. It also helps with performance and the journey of each character, but I also think it's good for the director and everyone [else] involved.
    — Zoe Bell
    tags: character  journey  help 
     
    My job as a double was always to put [actors] at ease. My job was to make my character, or the actress that I was doubling, look as badass as possible by being there.
    — Zoe Bell
    tags: character  job 
     
    Those in public office who do not love the people are thieves stealing salaries. Those who teach but do not themselves practice what they teach are mere talkers. Those who try to do successful work without considering development of character will find it insubstantial.
    — Zicheng Hong
    When you are constantly hearing offensive words and always have some irritating matter in mind, only then do you have a whetstone for character development. If you hear only what pleases you, and deal only with what thrills you, then you are burying your life in deadly poison.
    — Zicheng Hong
    I always think it's really hard if you are Asian or Chinese to be really in Hollywood. There are not so many really great characters for you.
    — Zhang Ziyi
    tags: character 
     
    There was one very special scene at the end of the film. My character, Zhao Di, has been sick. She wakes up and her mother tells her that the man she loves has come back from the city and had spent the day by her bedside.
    — Zhang Ziyi
    tags: character  men  film  mother 
     
    People respond to political characters in archetypal ways. A fun game is to think of a politician and ask, "Which god is that? Are they like Aries? Are they like Athena?"
    — Zephyr Teachout
    I use my platform for more than just myself. Art is a reflection of human emotions. To neglect the political is to neglect what essentially is your job of storytelling. I would rather be known for the content of my character than for the project that I did.
    — Zendaya
    Character is developed one positive action at a time. Therefore nothing is actually trivial in our lives. To grow in character development, pay attention to seemingly trivial matters. Someone who grows from each minor life event will eventually reach high levels of character perfection.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    What would you love to achieve and accomplish? What would you feel great about doing in your life? What meaningful goals would you wish to reach? Imagine achieving and accomplishing everything that you would wish [dream] for. Picture yourself reaching your highest aspirations and your most meaningful goals. Visualize yourself speaking and acting the way you would wish with the highest and best character traits.
    — Zelig Pliskin
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