“Principles only mean something when you stick to them when it’s inconvenient.”
“She doesn’t take it out on people when she’s having a bad day – that’s character.”
“I'm saying you've already done plenty of things to regret, you just don't know what they are. It's when you discover them, when you see the folly in something you've done and you wish that you had it to do over, but it's too late. So you pick that thing up and carry it with you to remind you that life goes on, the world will spin without you, you really don't matter in the end. Then you will gain character because honesty will reach out from inside and tattoo itself across your face.”
“I think personality is much more important than intelligence, don't you?”
“I know you want it to remain pleasant around here but there are so many things that are so much better, like silly or sexy or dangerous or brief. Every one of those things is in you all the time, if you’d just have the guts to look for them.”
“One way or another, if you’re persistent, fortune always smiles on you.”
"Personality, I mean that's what counts, right? That's what keeps a relationship going through the years."
“Just because you are a character doesn't mean that you have character.”
"Deferred to, agreed with, acquiesced in. Who can flourish is such a daily diet of compliance? To be curbed, stood up to, in a word thwarted, exercises the character and elasticates the spirit."
“It is not enough to marry goodness. You have to find it in yourself.”