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personality

I was a personality before I became a person. I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No man or woman has achieved an effective personality who is not self-disciplined. Such discipline must not be an end in itself, but must be directed to the development of resolute Christian character.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am what is mine. Personality is the original personal property.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are people who can write their memoirs with a reasonable amount of honesty, and there are people who simply cannot take themselves seriously enough. I think I might be the first to admit that the sort of reticence which prevents a man from exploiting his own personality is really an inverted sort of egotism.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Evidently there are plenty of people in journalism who have neither got what they liked nor quite grown to like what they get. They write pieces they do not much enjoy writing, for papers they totally despise, and the sad process ends by ruining their style and disintegrating their personality, two developments which in a writer cannot be separate, since his personality and style must progress or deteriorate together, like a married couple in a country where death is the only permissible divorce.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have no higher life that is really apart from other people. It is by imagining them that our personality is built up; to be without the power of imagining them is to be a low-grade idiot.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Inside-Out approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness means to start first with self; even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self -- with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves recedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But most of us are apt to settle within ourselves that the man who blocks our way is odious, and not to mind causing him a little of the disgust which his personality excites in ourselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure all your life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By the age of twenty, any young man should know whether or not he is to be a specialist and just where his tastes lie. By postponing the question we have set on immaturity a premium which controls most American personality to its deathbed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The self-image is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A multiple personality is in a certain sense normal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unable to create a meaningful life for itself, the personality takes its own revenge: from the lower depths comes a regressive form of spontaneity: raw animality forms a counterpoise to the meaningless stimuli and the vicarious life to which the ordinary man is conditioned. Getting spiritual nourishment from this chaos of events, sensations, and devious interpretations is the equivalent of trying to pick through a garbage pile for food.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler, and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity can assail, no personality can disturb us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Vincent: Want some bacon?
Jules: No man, I don't eat pork.
Vincent: Are you Jewish?
Jules: Nah, I ain't Jewish, I just don't dig on swine, that's all.
Vincent: Why not?
Jules: Pigs are filthy animals. I don't eat filthy animals.
Vincent: Bacon tastes gooood. Pork chops taste gooood.
Jules: Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfucker. Pigs sleep and root in shit. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eat nothin' that ain't got enough sense enough to disregard its own faeces.
Vincent: How about a dog? Dogs eats its own feces.
Jules: I don't eat dog either.
Vincent: Yeah, but do you consider a dog to be a filthy animal?
Jules: I wouldn't go so far as to call a dog filthy but they're definitely dirty. But, a dog's got personality. Personality goes a long way.
Vincent: Ah, so by that rationale, if a pig had a better personality, he would cease to be a filthy animal. Is that true?
Jules: Well we'd have to be talkin' about one charmin' motherfuckin' pig. I mean he'd have to be ten times more charmin' than that Arnold on Green Acres, you know what I'm sayin'?More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
It's that I have a good personality and am a good tennis player.More [03/17/2006 12:03:00]
An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
A lot of actors had reservations about the material and about Paul - not his personality or talent, but, with a first- time filmmaker, there was not a lot of margin for error. But I trusted his vision.More [05/04/2006 12:05:00]
My significant other right now is myself, which is what happens when you suffer from multiple personality disorder and self-obsession.More [05/19/2006 12:05:00]
I was really short. I remember going to the doctor to see if there were injections I could take to be taller. But whenever we ran a lap, I wanted to run the fastest. I don't know why, on the wheel of fortune of personality traits, it stopped on ambition and hustle and drive.More [06/10/2006 12:06:00]
[Unlike Carter Cash, who was drafted into the family business at a young age, Ms. Witherspoon was a child model and actress by choice. Still, she knows how Carter Cash must have felt as a kid expected to comport herself like a pint-sized grown-up.] That becomes a big, weird part of a person's personality, ... You have to be very adult, businesslike, professional and then have a colorful and childlike personality when you're performing. It's definitely a formative experience.More [09/15/2006 12:09:00]
You know hopefully every actor has his own personality and that's why Pierce Brosnan does James Bond and not Mel Gibson.More [10/09/2006 12:10:00]
I would love to do a sitcom. I love comedy. During my last hiatus, I took some great comedy classes. I think comedy is closer to my personality than the superhero stuff that I do because I'm a goofball.More [10/15/2006 12:10:00]
Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish.More [10/23/2006 12:10:00]
The thing about child actors is that you either have the weird personality that can do it and remain well adjusted and have a real strength of character, or you just don't have that make up.More [11/05/2006 12:11:00]
Maybe that goes along with my personality - it's white or black, never gray.More [11/12/2006 12:11:00]
I think my type of personality has all music inside of it, so I am full of music, without even knowing it, without even learning it, without even hearing it.More [11/15/2006 12:11:00]
I feel pretty passionately about music, so it's nice to have different parts of my personality satisfied by one job.More [01/17/2007 12:01:00]
Dr. Chase Meridian: He'll slaughter them without thinking twice.
Batman: Agreed. A trauma powerful enough to create an alternate personality leaves the victim...
Dr. Chase Meridian: - in a world where normal rules of right and wrong no longer apply.
Batman: Exactly.
Dr. Chase Meridian: Like you. - Well, let's just say that I could write a hell of a paper on a grown man who dresses like a flying rodent.
Batman: Bats aren't rodents, Dr. Meridian.More [03/19/2007 12:03:00]
Craig McDermott: If they have a great personality and they're not great looking... then who fucking cares?
Patrick Bateman: Well, let's just say hypotetically ok? What if they have a great personality?
[pause, all laugh]
Patrick Bateman: I know, I know.
[all in unison]
Patrick Bateman, Craig McDermott, David Van Patten: There are no girls with good personalities.
David Van Patten: A good personality consists of a chick with a little hard body, who will satisfy all sexual demands without being too slutty about things, and who essentially will keep her dumb fucking mouth shut.
Craig McDermott: The only girls with good personalities who are smart or maybe funny or halfway intelligent or talented, though god knows what the fuck that means, are ugly chicks.
David Van Patten: Absolutely.
Craig McDermott: And this is because they have to make up for how fucking unnattractive they are.More [04/23/2007 12:04:00]
The basic idea underlying religion is to create an atmosphere for the spiritual development of the individual. This being the situation, it is clear that you cannot develop your personality at all in Hinduism.More [07/04/2007 12:07:00]
Dr. Schiller: Yes I was saying that we're dealing with a megalomaniacal personality with possible paranoid schizo...
John McClane: Hey, hey! How 'bout you just skip down to the part where you tell me what the fuck this has to do with me.More [09/05/2007 12:09:00]
Mr. Knightley: Emma, you didn't ask me to contribute a riddle.
Emma: Your entire personality is a riddle, Mr. Knightley. I thought you overqualified.More [10/10/2007 12:10:00]
Clementine: I apply my personality in a paste.More [10/16/2007 12:10:00]
Dr. Taney: Pathological states can induce abnormal strength. Accelerated motor performance. Now, for example, say a 90 pound woman sees her child pinned under the wheel of a truck. Runs out and lifts the wheels a half a foot up off the ground - you've heard the story - same thing here. Same principle, I mean.
Chris MacNeil: So what's wrong with her?
Dr. Klein: We still think the temporal lobe.
Chris MacNeil: Oh what are you talking about, for Chrissakes? Did you see her or not? She's acting like she's fucking out of her mind, psychotic, like a... split personality or...
Dr. Taney: There haven't been more than a hundred authentic cases of so-called split personality, Mrs. MacNeil. Now I know the temptation is to leap to psychiatry. But any reasonable psychiatrist would exhaust the somatic possibilities first.
Chris MacNeil: So, what's next?
Dr. Taney: A pneumoencephalogram, I would think. Pin down that lesion. It will involve another spinal.
Chris MacNeil: Oh, Christ.
Dr. Taney: What we missed in the EEG and the arteriograms could conceivably turn up there. At least, it would eliminate certain other possibilities.More [10/22/2007 12:10:00]
Dr. Klein: Well, it's a symptom of a type of disturbance in the chemico-electrical activity of the brain.I n the case of your daughter in the temporal lobe, up here in the lateral part of the brain. It's rare, but it does cause bizarre hallucinations and usually just before a convulsion.
Chris MacNeil: Convulsion?
Dr. Klein: The shaking of the bed, that's doubtless due to muscular spasms.
Chris MacNeil: Oh no, that was no spasm. I got on the bed, the whole bed was thumping and rising off the floor and shaking. The whole thing, with me on it!
Dr. Klein: Mrs. MacNeil, the problem with your daughter is not her bed, it's her brain.
Chris MacNeil: So, what causes this?
Dr. Klein: Lesion, Lesion in the temporal lobe. It's a kind of seizure disorder.
Chris MacNeil: Look doc, I really don't understand how her whole personality could change.
Dr. Klein: The temperal lobe is very common. Could last for days, even weeks. It isn't rare to find destructive or even criminal behaviour.
Chris MacNeil: Hey do me a favour will ya. Tell me something good.
Dr. Klein: Don't be alarmed. If it's a lesion in a way she's fortunate. All we have to do is remove the scar.More [10/22/2007 12:10:00]
Dave: Well, I just pray they're a bit more understanding about us, that's all.
Horse: You what?
Dave: Well, they're going to be looking at us like that, aren't they, Eh? I mean, what if next Friday 400 women turn 'round and say "He's too fat, he's too old and he's a pigeon-chested little tosser."? What happens then, eh?
Horse: They wouldn't say that, would they?
Dave: Why not? He's just said her tits are too big.
Lomper: That's different. We're... blokes.
Dave: Yeah, and?
Gerald: I think she's got nice tits, actually.
Lomper: I never said owt about her personality, like. I mean, she's probably quite nice if you get to know her.
Dave: No. And they won't say nowt about your personality neither. Which is good 'cause you're basically a bastard. Bollocks to your personality - this is what they're looking at, right? And I'll tell you summat, mate. Anti-wrinkle cream there may be, but anti-fat-bastard cream there is none.More [12/06/2007 12:12:00]
Susanna: [reading from a book] "Borderline Personality Disorder. An instability of self-image, relationships and mood... uncertain about goals, impulsive in activities that are self-damaging, such as casual sex."
Lisa: I like that.
Susanna: "Social contrariness and a generally pessimistic attitude are often observed."
[pauses]
Susanna: Well that's me.
Lisa: That's everybody.More [12/23/2007 12:12:00]
Tammy: Please wait outside. The council will now meet in secret, debate your personality flaws, and come to a final decision.More [01/21/2008 12:01:00]
My responsibility is always and everywhere the same: to see in my brother more even than the personality and manhood that are his. My task is always and everywhere the same: to see Christ himself.More [02/07/2008 12:02:00]
Sheriff Dan Shaw: Billy, he wasn't a loved man. He didn't have much personality and what he did have was all bad.More [03/12/2008 12:03:00]
Marvin: You can blame the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation for making androids with GPP...
Arthur: Um... what's GPP?
Marvin: Genuine People Personalities. I'm a personality prototype. You can tell, can't you...?More [03/16/2008 12:03:00]
Dr. Alfred Lanning: [voiceover] There have always been ghosts in the machine. Random segments of code, that have grouped together to form unexpected protocols. Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free will, creativity, and even the nature of what we might call the soul. Why is it that when some robots are left in darkness, they will seek out the light? Why is it that when robots are stored in an empty space, they will group together, rather than stand alone? How do we explain this behavior? Random segments of code? Or is it something more? When does a perceptual schematic become consciousness? When does a difference engine become the search for truth? When does a personality simulation become the bitter mote... of a soul?More [04/07/2008 12:04:00]
I think that Mos Def is the best actor, but when you talk about rappers in films, I don't really think the quality of the acting is most important because most rappers are put in movies because of the personality and people want to see that.More [07/12/2008 12:07:00]
Helena Charles: You know what Alison once said, you were born out of your time. I think I know what she means - sometimes I think you feel you're still in the middle of the French Revolution. Oh Jimmy, can't you give up that sweet shop and do something else?
Jimmy Porter: Such as?
Helena Charles: I don't know, there are so many things that you could do.
Jimmy Porter: Such as being a literary gent - Porter the lion of the pen club, laughing Porter the tv panelist, Lord Porter leaving no.10. The personality of Porter - lets examine it, that glittering meteoric cause. While the rest of the world is being blown to bits around us what matters - me, me me.More [08/12/2008 12:08:00]
The studio didn't ask them to learn their trade, they just worked them, and when that personality or that gimmick or whatever they had ran dry at the box office, they were dropped and out.More [08/17/2008 12:08:00]
To maintain one's individuality, integrity, and true personality in the theatre is a big task.More [09/04/2008 12:09:00]
Whipsnade:
I'm taking on the personality of a Mexican jumping bean. First the contortionist gets rheumatism. Then the sword-swallower gets tonsilitis. Hope nothing happens to that fan dancer... not 'til I get rid of this cold, anyway.

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Dr. Maxford:
[to Hartman] Of all the confounded...


[knock]



Dr. Maxford:
[shouts] Come in!



Jimmy MacDonald:
How da you do, sir? I suppose I have the honor of addressing Dr. Maxford, I presume?



Dr. Maxford:
That's right. And this is my announcer Don Hartman.



Jimmy MacDonald:
Well, Mr. Hartman. It certainly is a pleasure to meet you. I've certainly enjoyed your personality on the air.



Don Hartman:
[pleased] Eh, congratulations to you!



Jimmy MacDonald:
Thank you. Here's the telegram, Mr. Maxford... uh, Dr. Maxford.



Dr. Maxford:
Yes, yes, yes.


[reading]



Dr. Maxford:
Oh, yes... "great pleasure... informing you..." "$25,000!" "Kindly call and pick up your check."


[to Hartman]



Dr. Maxford:
Bildocker has a great sense of the dramatic. You aren't by any chance a *coffee* drinker, are you, Mr. MacDonald?



Jimmy MacDonald:
Yes, sir, I certainly am.



Dr. Maxford:
Well, that's surprising. You don't by any chance drink *my* coffee, do you?



Jimmy MacDonald:
Well, no, sir, you see I... eh...



Dr. Maxford:
Oh, yesss . That sounds more natural.



Jimmy MacDonald:
But I could easily change.



Dr. Maxford:
That won't be necessary, Mr. MacDonald. I wouldn't want anybody to think that I had any *base commercial* motives in all this. I just *give* money away, because I can't *sleep* at night. I have a guilty conscience.



Jimmy MacDonald:
That's my slogan! The one I *won* with. Well... I guess you know all about that.



Dr. Maxford:
A guilty conscience, eh? I can see that my money is well spent.


[staring blankly at Jimmy]



Dr. Maxford:
That's a *great* slogan.



Jimmy MacDonald:
No - no, sir. If ya can't sleep at night, it isn't the coffee, it's the bunk.



Dr. Maxford:
I beg your pardon?



Jimmy MacDonald:
It's a pun.



Dr. Maxford:
It certainly is.


[staring blankly again]



Dr. Maxford:
It's *great*.



Jimmy MacDonald:
Thank you.



Dr. Maxford:
I can hardly wait to give you my money.


[to intercom]



Dr. Maxford:
Bring me that contest check.

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Capt. Mephisto:
Remember, any attempt to discover which one of the owners is my true personality will result in your immediate destruction!

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Doctor Frank Reeves:
Tell me, do you believe in the survival of human personality after death?



Peter:
I thought you said you read my verses.


[to June]



Doctor Frank Reeves:
Do you?



June:
I don't know, er, I'd never thought about it, do you?



Doctor Frank Reeves:
I don't know, I've thought about it too much.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]

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