Male characters quotes:

  • I've always had difficulties with female characters. -- John le Carre
  • I love flawed female characters, duking it out. -- Lena Dunham
  • I had an obsession that I was male characters from movies. -- Illeana Douglas
  • I don't think male characters are as one-dimensional as female characters. -- Geena Davis
  • I'm drawn to female characters; not all of them are strong characters. -- Todd Haynes
  • I'm not sure that it's easy to find very interesting female characters in Hollywood movies. -- Audrey Tautou
  • I like strong female characters. I try to write them as role models for young girls. -- L. J. Smith
  • I really wanted our male characters to be a lot stronger. We gave them careers, lives. -- Catherine Hardwicke
  • The female characters in 'Peep Show' are not 'strong': they are idiots. As idiotic as the men. -- Robert Webb
  • The Hobbit' didn't include female characters at all and was a very linear story, a book for children, really. -- Evangeline Lilly
  • I can't imagine writing a book without some strong female characters, unless that was a demand of the setting. -- William Gibson
  • I wanted to have very strong female characters. I just thought it was always the way the world should be. -- Elizabeth Hand
  • I tell about some of the female characters from the Bible so girls can be inspired and empowered and uplifted. -- Roma Downey
  • I immediately noticed there were far more male characters than female characters in the programs, even now, in the 21st century. -- Geena Davis
  • James Patterson has a way with female characters. He understands women in a way that a lot of male writers don't. -- Tracy Pollan
  • Hollywood is lacking realness in their female characters. I don't think I'm the only one who thinks that and wants to change it. -- Nicole Holofcener
  • I think there are more female characters in videogames now but I also think that's because videogames in general are more diverse now. -- Tara Strong
  • Most mainstream male fiction is littered with heroines, and female characters are basically so great, you want to fall in love with them. -- Iain Banks
  • The fact that my female characters have strong personalities but are also physically attractive probably reflects the women I've known in my life. -- Sidney Sheldon
  • There's no need for a female character that does things like a male character; that's not what makes interesting female characters in my view. -- Colin Trevorrow
  • Women don't question themselves when they enter into a story that has male characters, but men do question the validity of a female narrative. -- Romola Garai
  • From its beginning, fan fiction has been written mostly by women. Originally, this was because of a dearth of interesting female characters in conventional sci-fi. -- Russell Smith
  • When I look at female characters, I want to recognize myself in them: my trials, my tribulations as a mother, as a lover, as a daughter. -- Vera Farmiga
  • I think the type of actor I am, I tend to play strong leading female characters. The shows I've been on happen to be science fiction genre. -- Alaina Huffman
  • Nobody is surprised that women writers accurately represent male characters over and over again, no doubt because everybody knows that women understand men much better than vice-versa. -- Peter Straub
  • I don't try and write strong female characters or strong male characters, I just try and write, hopefully, strong characters and sometimes they happen to be female. -- J. J. Abrams
  • In a world where people are equal, I feel it's important to have strong male characters, counterparts. Equality is important. It's about compatibility and compassion. And it's amazing. -- Haifaa al-Mansour
  • We're showing kids a world that is very scantily populated with women and female characters. They should see female characters taking up half the planet, which we do. -- Geena Davis
  • The stronger the participation of the female characters, the better the movie. They knew that in the old days, when women stars were equally as important as men. -- Clint Eastwood
  • I have this theory that the likeability question comes up so much more with female characters created by female authors than it does with male characters and male authors. -- Curtis Sittenfeld
  • I have this theory that the likeability question comes up so much more with female characters created by female authors than it does with male characters and male authors -- Curtis Sittenfeld
  • The funniest things just come from honesty. We have a tendency to see female characters as representative of something larger than what they are, when male characters are just characters. -- Elizabeth Meriwether
  • One of my favourite actresses is Kate Winslet. She plays strong female characters and seems like she has a strong political awareness. I really like Naomi Watts and Juliette Lewis. -- Emily Perkins
  • Sometimes female characters start out as the wife or girlfriend, but then I realize, 'No, she's the book,' and she becomes a main character. I surrender the book to her. -- Elmore Leonard
  • There aren't enough good roles for strong women. I wish we had more female writers. Most of the female characters you see in films today are the 'poor heartbroken girl.' -- Gal Gadot
  • I was of the generation where most of the Disney princesses and female characters were not girls that I admired. They just weren't characters I looked up to and identified with. -- Angelina Jolie
  • I find that in the science fiction world, you have almost more women fans than male fans and I think it's because there's been such a shortage of strong female characters. -- Katee Sackhoff
  • I find it's bizarre that science fiction is the one branch of television to push the idea of strong female characters. And I only call it bizarre because strong women aren't fiction. -- Steven Moffat
  • Two phrases I hate in reference to female characters are 'strong' and 'feisty.' They really annoy me. It's the most condescending thing. You say that about a three-year-old. It infantilises women. -- Helen Mirren
  • I was thinking about what I wanted to write next, after my first novel, and had decided that I wanted to write a story with a lot of strong female characters in it. -- Joan D. Vinge
  • I think it's important that we have strong, female characters in movies now, which can really leave an impression on people - especially young people - and that they're not 'sexy' or 'cool'. -- Saoirse Ronan
  • Strong female characters - even if they don't necessarily make the same decisions that we might - make such great narrative material, especially when there's an equally strong male character in the mix. -- Meg Cabot
  • Like most little girls, I found the lure of grown-up accessories astonishing - lipstick, perfume, hats and gloves. When I write female characters in my historical novels, getting these details right is vital. -- Sara Sheridan
  • Should men and women be equal in all things? Absolutely. But I'm old-fashioned in that I like the differences between the sexes. My male characters are neither Neanderthals nor Prince Charmings. They're flawed. -- Sandra Brown
  • I don't think there's any great mystery to writing female characters, so long as you talk to them. If you lived in a monastery and never met any women, maybe it would be difficult. -- Ken Follett
  • I think it's important that we have strong, female characters in movies now, which can really leave an impression on people - especially young people - and that they're not 'sexy' or 'cool.' -- Saoirse Ronan
  • It's difficult to make a movie about a complicated, non-traditional female character. We see a lot more movies with male characters who are at that point in their lives, but not that many about females. -- Megan Griffiths
  • The beauty of 'The Hunger Games' and also 'Game of Thrones,' in fairness, both projects have really complex, three-dimensional, contradictory, strong women... The writing of female characters is extraordinary and equal to the men. -- Natalie Dormer
  • I never really knew that I would be a lifer of strong female characters, but that seems to be the drops I'm being given, and I'm very happy for them. Hopefully, 'Divergent' will be the next thing. -- Evan Daugherty
  • When you look at all of the male characters on television and in film, it's not like every one of them are the people doing the right thing that you can point to as your own moral compass. -- Ari Graynor
  • It's only recently women got to be action heroes on TV. Progress is slow, and often non-existent. There's plenty of cool comics with female characters... But all it takes is one Catwoman to set the cause back a decade. -- Joss Whedon
  • People focus on the darker female characters in my books, but for every one of those, I can also show you an equally screwed up man that no one ever comments about, or a nicer woman that no one comments about. -- Gillian Flynn
  • It's nice to do something about something that scares you rather than just run from it and hope that someone saves you. I like seeing strong female characters and somebody who doesn't run away screaming when scared, but confronts the monsters. -- Katie Holmes
  • All the Disney lead male characters always have this kind of John Davidson kind of look to them. They all look like the same guy, and all the females look like the same, and I think the guys are just way too big. -- Mike Judge
  • Often, as a young actress, you find yourself being the only girl in a room full of men... and one of the reasons why I like 'Grey's Anatomy' is because they have such strong female characters and the women really drive this show. -- Rachael Taylor
  • I feel that we should try and understand how we as women storytellers have often fallen into the mode of telling stories in the ways in which traditionally men would. I often find that my points of view are expressed by male characters. -- Danae Elon
  • My affinity, as a novelist, with Dickens has been overstated. I relish the way everything in his prose pulsates with life force, and I'm in debt to him every time I invest inanimate objects with uncanny animism. But his female characters annoy me. -- Michel Faber
  • There's a remarkable amount of sexism on TV. When male characters are flawed, they're interesting, deep and complex. But when female characters are flawed, they're just a mess. It's good to put more flawed but interesting female characters out there because it promotes equality. -- Ellen Pompeo
  • Because I had some roles that resonated with women, I immediately noticed that there were far more male characters than female characters in what we're showing little kids in the 21st century, which was stunning to me. But I couldn't find anybody else who noticed. -- Geena Davis
  • I think women have such rich emotional lives that they are expressive about. I also think they're funny. I like watching strong female characters, and I like writing them. I don't know if it's conscious that I gravitate towards women, but it's certainly evolved that way. -- Darren Star
  • I can't imagine writing a book without some strong female characters, unless that was a demand of the setting. I actually tend to suspect that in real life, there have always been very strong female characters, but at certain stages of society, they've been asked to cool it. -- William Gibson
  • Once I got over the fear of writing female characters, it actually came quite easily and I was really happy with it. I just thought about girls I knew really, really well and I'd just have conversations with them and tried to relay how they talk about certain things. -- Eli Roth
  • You know, that kind of coldness, you know. And I think, yeah, I think that definitely helped. The female characters on the show, you can see some of them wanting to know what makes him tick. And I guess that translates into some of the fans outside. You know? -- Matt Robinson
  • I approach writing female characters the same why I approach writing male characters. I never think I'm writing about women, I think I'm writing about one woman, one person. And I try to imagine what she is like, and endow her with a lot of my own thoughts and history. -- Jeffrey Eugenides
  • It gets pretty boring when all you are is the support system for a male character. -- Zoe Saldana
  • A lot of male actors are method actors and they become the characters which they both were. -- Izabella Scorupco
  • I love flawed characters, male or female, and I only want to talk about flawed characters, really, in what I do. -- Jenji Kohan
  • It gets too easy to write from the point of view of a male character of my age, with the same cultural frame of reference. -- Steven Heighton
  • I've written short stories from male perspectives before, and I've never had a problem with it as long as I've understood the character's emotions and motivations. -- Sara Shepard
  • One of the things I really like about Ford's films is how there is always a focus on the way characters live, and not just the male heroes. -- Ken Burns
  • In my books, women often solve the problem. Even if the woman is not the hero, she's a strong character. She does change the plot. She'll often rescue the male character from some situation. -- Ken Follett
  • I just think that unless you have that cohesiveness in the family unit, the male character tends to become very dominant, repressive and insensitive. So much of this comes also from a lack of education. -- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  • If there's anything Trollope novels always take seriously, it is money - how it flows from one character to another, how it is managed, who has it, who deserves it, and what it means to a character, male or female. -- Jane Smiley
  • Friends With Benefits': it feels like a two-hander to me, but it is a big movie, and this is the first straightforward male I've been able to play. I would describe my character in 'The Social Network' as a kind of sociopath. I would describe my character in 'Bad Teacher' as... just a weirdo. But this is a male's male. -- Justin Timberlake
  • I like to make all my characters interesting. Be they male, female or creatures unknown. -- Rhianna Pratchett
  • When you can find a strong character and a director that does want to protect the integrity of all characters, female and male, then you have a good deal. -- Amber Heard