Five Great Quotations about Characters

“I never started from ideas but always from character.” – Ivan Turgenev 

“You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.” – Joss Whedon

“You don’t really understand an antagonist until you understand why he’s a protagonist in his own version of the world.” – John Rogers

“You can’t blame a writer for what the characters say.” – Truman Capote

“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.” – Henry David Thoreau