character

A Quote by Albert Einstein on character

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on character, writing, creativity, creation, co-creation, imagination, manifestation, rhetoric, heart, human, journey, path, imaginal, language, fiction, autobiography, and metafiction

I’m arguably the least real of all my characters, a state of affairs for which I make no apologies, being, indeed, altogether proud of the fact. I am, as it were, the created creating--a paradox, for all its rhetorical trappings, at the beating heart of our shared human journey, and one I invite you to struggle with just as I have while, day in and day out, word by word and line by line, constructing a fictitious autobiography for myself in these pages.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 24

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on beginners luke, herman melville, reality, imagination, consciousness, drummon light, theater, character, protagonist, teacher, tradition, hope diamond, enlightenment, writing, writing light, literary theory, manifesto, and ars p

Once in every generation, if we’re lucky, a character shows up who can teach us about reality because he’s more real than ourselves. Melville called such a character a “Drummond light” after the type of light once used in theaters that was capable of providing illumination in many directions. May one of us create such a character. Better yet, let’s buck tradition and create a string of Drummond lights, each a brilliant facet of the Hope Diamond that is our new fiction. Let’s turn away, once and for all, from old Enlightenment tropes toward a new narrative of Enwritenment. Together let’s write light.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 10..11

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A Quote by *LuLu* on character, knowledge, and wisdom

Ignorance isn't bliss, just another form of stupidity.

*LuLu*

Source: My personal Quote

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on beginners luke, sol luckman, luke soloman, fiction, nonfiction, author, character, personage, disclaimer, reality, fantasy, truth, imagination, writing, and novel

DISCLAIMER: This is a work of fiction insofar as we are all, each and every one of us, including yours truly, and including you (perhaps most of all), works of fiction. Beyond that, it is pure and absolute nonfiction; and though its “author” technically never existed, at least not in the dense, empirical, flesh-and-blood sense, the personages and events herein depicted are drawn straight from life, as it were. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual places, living or dead, while purely coincidental from the point of view of intention, should surprise no one.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 6

Contributed by: Luke

A Quote by Epictetus on character, strength, and act

If you have assumed a character above your strength, you have both acted in this matter in an unbecoming way, and you have neglected that which you might have fulfilled.

Epictetus (c. 50 - 120)

Source: Enchiridion, Pages: 36

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on cultivate, character, and power

Cultivate these, then, for they are wholly within your power: sincerity and dignity; industriousness; and sobriety. Avoid grumbling, be frugal, considerate, and frank; be temperate in manner and speech; carry yourself with authority.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on character, perfection, and life

To live each day as though one's last, never flustered, never apathetic, never attitudinizing - here is the perfection of character.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

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A Quote by James Hillman on character, nature, complexity, theory of character, tragedy, and farce

Character is characters; our nature is a plural complexity, a multiphasic polysemous weave, a bundle, a tangle, a sleeve. […]

I like to imagine a person’s psyche to be like a boardinghouse full of characters. The ones who show up regularly and who habitually follow the house rules may not have met other long-term residents who stay behind closed doors, or who only appear at night. An adequate theory of character must make room for character actors, for the stuntmen and animal handlers, for all the figures who play bit parts and produce unexpected acts. They often make the show fateful, or tragic, or farcically absurd.

James Hillman

Source: The Force of Character: And the Lasting Life, Pages: 32

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A Quote by James Hillman on character, eccentric, hero, uncertainty, self, dislocation of self, and blessing

The character truest to itself becomes eccentric rather than immovably centered, as Emerson defined the noble character of the hero. At the edge, the certainty of borders gives way. We are more subject to invasions, less able to mobilize defenses, less sure of who we really are, even as we may be perceived by others as a person of character. The dislocation of self from center to indefinite edge merges us more with the world, so that we can feel “blest by everything.”

James Hillman

Source: The Force of Character: And the Lasting Life, Pages: 37

Contributed by: Mushin

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