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Real People

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I was really intrigued by the idea of using live streams of data that's relevant to real people, and that would allow us to reflect and learn about ourselves.

- Aaron Koblin

Mind Always

Usually when I write a script, I have in mind some real people that I'm writing about, who don't always act in the film afterward.

- Abbas Kiarostami


Among adults, we can admit that of course, characters are creations. They aren't real people.

- Alain de Botton

Play Ever

All I've ever tried to do is play real people.

- Alan Alda

Doing Inform

I don't live in L.A. on purpose because I don't wanna be immersed in that. I have to have a real life, with real people, in order to inform what I'm doing; otherwise, it just becomes the snake eating its own tail. Vampirism.

- Alan Arkin


I like performers who I know are for real. You can tell, man, there's an intensity about their stuff. You can tell right away they're real people, ya know?

- Alan Vega

Other Fulfill

We talk about characters in literature as though they were built on the model of the real person, but then I often think that the way we present ourselves as real people is based heavily on the way literary psychologies are stylized, and I wonder how the two forms of realistic personhood feed on or fulfill each other.

- Alexandra Kleeman

Tell Roles

There are definitely a lot of roles I didn't get based off of the way I look, but I'm not going to let that stop me. I'm going to write stories for myself or work with filmmakers who want to tell stories about real people.

- Alia Shawkat

Alive Put

If you put a real leaf and a silk leaf side by side, you'll see something of the difference between Homer's poetry and anyone else's. There seem to be real leaves still alive in the 'Iliad,' real animals, real people, real light attending everything.

- Alice Oswald

I Think Viewer

When I am preparing my 'lookalike' photographs, I think about the character of the real people, because, if the photographs are going to be plausible, you have to convince the viewer that they could have happened.

- Alison Jackson

Identify Which

At the core, I try to write characters who are real people with real insecurities, fears, hopes, and dreams, which is why hopefully readers can identify with them.

- Ally Carter

Been Had

It was easy to believe, between lessons on Shakespeare and Dickens and Austen, that all of the great stories had already been written by dead Europeans. But every time I saw 'The Outsiders', I knew better. It was the first time I'd realized that real people write books.

- Ally Carter

See Pretty

We're all used to seeing pretty people. I want to see real people.

- Amy Sedaris

Play Offensive

There is something about seeing real people on a stage that makes a bad play more intimately, more personally offensive than any other art form.

- Anatole Broyard

Think I Think

I think, really, what I'm interested in is whole women, real people.

- Andrea Riseborough

Never Before

I've played real people before, but I never knew them.

- Angelina Jolie

Want Solving

We continue to focus on actually solving problems that real people have and not being distracted by what power users want.

- Arash Ferdowsi


I was on the lookout for something different, as I was exhausted with the fiction space. When I was asked to host 'Tujhse Naaraz Nahin Zindagi,' it was not as an actor but as an individual, and on being explained the concept, I found it interesting and accepted it since it was about real people and real life.

- Ashish Sharma

Always Been

I've always known and been interested in people who are a little bit off the norm. I like to call attention to the idea that they are there, that they are real people, not invisible.

- Charles de Lint

Some Means

Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and when people start getting it confused, that means they need to sit down with some real people.

- Chuck D

Think Beware

I think right about now we have to beware of marketed Malcolms and Martins. Real people do real things.

- Chuck D


Real people do real things. A collective of a whole bunch of people who do things in their own locale, in their own neighborhoods - the sum is bigger than the parts, and the parts will grow.

- Chuck D

Comedy Farce

Comedy is unusual people in real situations; farce is real people in unusual situations.

- Chuck Jones

Sometimes Very

'Star Wars' is very black and white, and honestly, I like it that way. But fantastical settings like that work best when the characters within them feel real. Real people have conflicts and make mistakes and get it wrong sometimes.

- Claudia Gray

Based Stories

I've done a number of things based on real people or true stories or based on books, and I'm a great believer that you have to be true to the script.

- Clive Owen

Real Virtual

When you're with real people, you don't have to be with virtual people.

- Connor Franta

More Reader

Every reader knows about the feeling that characters in books seem more real than real people.

- Cornelia Funke

Always Like

I always talk about my characters like they're real people.

- Dakota Fanning

Been About

We're real people and we're a band that's been playing on the scene for a long time. We've made a lot of friends, and one enemy we've always had was the NME. They've always basically slated us and they've basically never ever written about the music.

- Dan Hawkins

Trapped Almost

People can be so apathetic. They continue to ignore the real people trapped in poverty and homelessness. It's almost maddening.

- Daphne Zuniga

I Remember Mum

I used to watch 'Cagney & Lacey' with my mum back in the day. I can't remember any of their storylines, but I remember really knowing these two friends like I would know real people.

- Darren Boyd

Fact Away

The thing that will never go away is that connection you make with a band or a song where you're moved by the fact that it's real people making music. You make that human connection with a song like 'Let It Be' or 'Long and Winding Road' or a song like 'Bohemian Rhapsody' or 'Roxanne,' any of those songs. They sound like people making music.

- Dave Grohl

Play Some

I think maybe people see bands and musicians as some sort of superhero unrealistic sport that happens in another dimension where it's not real people and not real emotions. So, I grew up listening to Beatles records on my floor. That's how I learned how to play guitar. If it weren't for them, I wouldn't be a musician.

- Dave Grohl

College Fact

Another little known fact about Amazing Tennis - the computer opponents are modeled after real people. In an odd turn of events, I joined a division 3 college tennis team at age 38.

- David Crane

Anybody Maybe

Anybody who sits down to write, and they think 'thriller,' maybe shouldn't be thinking that way. Maybe we should be thinking 'novel,' maybe 'thriller' way in the background, but that these are real people to whom things are happening. It just happens to be a hell of an exciting story.

- David Morrell

Woman Big

I always make this joke that I know you were expecting to see the big skirts and the hoops. But that was a long time ago. Artists aren't always seen as real people. If you start out as a teenager, sometimes people want to keep you locked as that. But I'm a woman now.

- Jody Watley

Real Following

I'm following a real event and real people.

- John Landis

Real Author

Many of the characters who appear in the pages of the Fourth Gospel are literary creations of its author and were never intended to be understood as real people, who actually lived in history.

- John Shelby Spong

Shading CGI

Get the shading right, the lighting right, and there are things you can do to make the CGI look more real. People end up going crazy and give themselves a little too much freedom in how they use CGI, and if you overuse it, it draws attention to itself.

- Jon Favreau


I'm not in the business of meddling with people's destinies - and yes, my characters are real people to me. They have histories and thoughts and yearnings and hurts and misgivings and pleasures that don't belong to me.

- Jonathan Evison

Movies Like

I like movies that are about real people in real time with real problems.

- Josh Radnor

Bad I Think

I always look at films as real stories with real people in real situations. That's why I struggle with the whole notion of calling someone the 'good guy' or the 'bad guy', because I think we all have potential to do good things and all have the potential to do bad things.

- Guy Pearce

My Life Like

My life is good because I am not passive about it. I invest in what is real. Like real people, to do real things, for the real me.

- Gwyneth Paltrow

Tell Why

I know real people, whose names I could tell you, people I know who have said 'I've stopped buying the New York Times.' Why? Because their editorial position has filtered, has leached into the news pages.

- Bernard Goldberg

Eternity About

I hate thinking about it, teaching about it, and writing about it. But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity.

- Bill Hybels

Maybe Slightly

The thing with drama is you're allowed to invent people who are maybe slightly better than real people.

- Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

I Think Your

I think it would collapse my heart if I was super famous. I don't have the nerve for it, I'm too anxious. I don't know how you're not obsessed with how people perceive you, because they're real people, you know? You can convince yourself that they don't really know you, and that's true, but how can it not hurt your feelings?

- Bo Burnham

Country Some

Iran is not a make-believe country. It is a real country populated by some 75 million people - real people; including, I daresay, a majority who are philosophically and by education inclined toward the modern, secular world, and particularly American values.

- Bob Barr

Always Been

Much historical fiction that centers on real people has always been deficient in information, lacking in craft and empty in affect.

- Hilary Mantel

Like Virtual

I like live audiences, with real people - virtual reality is no substitute.

- Hillary Clinton

Love Feels

I love it when characters surprise you, just like real people. When I write a scene I just try to make the characters behave in a way that feels natural to them. Sometimes that means they make a left turn and do something unexpected. Those are always the best scenes in my opinion.

- Brad Falchuk

Sometimes Yes

Sometimes after a compliment about my characterization skills, I'm asked if I model my characters on real people. Emphatically, no. And sort of, yes.

- Brent Weeks

Sports Some

As I get older, I find myself way more into sports. I'm in a basketball league. You maybe know some of the people in it. They're real people, not fake ones like me.

- Bryan Greenberg

Magic Vampires

Twilight' has a supernatural reference to it with werewolves and vampires. 'Harry Potter' has magic. 'The Hunger Games' is about real people put into extreme situations and circumstances.

- Isabelle Fuhrman

Think I Think

I think it will be truly glorious when women become real people and have the whole world open to them.

- Isak Dinesen

Bizarre Toned

I write about real people in disguise. If anything, my characters are toned down-the truth is much more bizarre.

- Jackie Collins

Sad See

It's sad that you don't see drivers being real people.

- Jacques Villeneuve

Celebrity Need

I want people to be true to themselves and believe in themselves. I want people to stop looking to celebrity idols and look to themselves instead, because we need real people to inspire us.

- Jade Jagger

Like Puppets

You can exaggerate with puppets. You're not trying to look like real people. The way the Muppets are designed is really appealing. Puppets are best if they're exaggerated creatures.

- Caroll Spinney

I Think About

I think about a Richard Avedon photo series, the kind of faces he gets of real people, which I find so captivating. Fellini was also great in filling his films with this ambiance, this environment, sometimes chaotic and carnival-like, but people's faces were always amazing.

- Cary Fukunaga

Famous Like

When you're famous, you don't get to meet people because they want you to like them when the present themselves to you, and you don't see the real people.

- Cass Elliot

Dislike Like

Creating characters is like throwing together ingredients for a recipe. I take characteristics I like and dislike in real people I know, or know of, and use them to embellish and define characters.

- Cassandra Clare

Flight Hostile

Only a crazy person wouldn't fear approaching a car with tinted windows during a late-night car stop, or pounding up a flight of stairs to execute a search warrant, or fast-roping from a helicopter down into hostile fire. Real agents, like real people, feel that fear in the pit of their stomachs.

- James Comey

I Think About

And they didn't have to get into a lot of legal speak or talk ER terms, they were real people. I think that's why so many actresses were attracted to it. And it was just about problems that you could identify with so much, right off the bat.

- James Denton

Dress Doing

I like actors - such as Margaret Rutherford and Peter Lorre - who aren't afraid to over-act like real people. When I take a job, I can always come up with ten different ways of doing the part. But I'll always choose the flashiest one. You've got to dress the window a bit.

- Denholm Elliott

Been TV

There's something magical about spending a Sunday night watching real people at a deli, then watching fake people pretending to be real on TV, then engaging in (arguably) false interaction with (arguably) real people on the Internet. Never at any prior point in time has this been possible.

- Diablo Cody

Stories Lives

I hope we see more stories where the heroes are real heroes, real people that don't need weapons or super powers to change people's lives.

- Diego Luna

Subject Before

I loathe the trivialization of poetry that happens in creative writing classes. Teachers set exercises to stimulate subject matter: Write a poem about an imaginary landscape with real people in it. Write about a place your parents lived in before you were born. We have enough terrible poetry around without encouraging more of it.

- Donald Hall

Country Year

Every second, every day, every year, we fail to address demand for reproductive health and family planning services. Lives are lost, and girls' opportunities to thrive and contribute to their country's development shrink. These are real people.

- Jenny Shipley


I often say in my speeches, I say, 'It's rare in life that you get a controlled scientific experiment.' 'Cause you can't do controlled scientific experiments with real people, normally.

- Jerrold Nadler

Surely Handful

Surely it is a magical thing for a handful of words, artfully arranged, to stop time. To conjure a place, a person, a situation, in all its specificity and dimensions. To affect us and alter us, as profoundly as real people and things do.

- Jhumpa Lahiri

Doing Other

I like to take risks and do weird things and stuff that's not normal compared to other Hollywood movies. Not stuff that's totally avant garde and daring, but doing stuff that's in other languages and not using stars and using real people - things that they generally don't do in mainstream films.

- Eli Roth

Other About

I try to write about real women, real people - in other words flawed characters.

- Emily Giffin

Other Through

I have friends that I have made through Twitter or things like that, but they're all verified as real people - I've either seen them perform, or we're mutual fans of each other, something like that. I don't have any authentic, 'Catfish'-worthy stories.

- Katie Featherston

Play Everybody

Everybody has parts of themselves that they're not 100% happy with - that's what makes you human. And being an actor, your job is to play human beings. Your job is to play real people.

- Katie Lowes

Play Perfect

With my physicality and my face, I don't think I could pull off a completely righteous guy. There's something devious about my eyes. I like characters with flaws and to see how they overcome those flaws. I want to play real people, and they're flawed, not perfect.

- Emraan Hashmi

Faith Want

So much of what comes out of the faith community seems so dour and somber, and we want to say, 'Hey, we're real people. You can be a person of faith and really enjoy life and laugh.'

- Erwin McManus

Doing Like

With WesTrac, you have real people doing real jobs with real problems and real opportunities, and you touch the metal, and it's like being grounded.

- Kerry Stokes

Magic Hands

For me, a great fantasy is real people, a world I recognise, human struggle and magic. You've got to have magic to make a fantasy work. But I like my magic to be subtle. I don't want magic coming out of the hands of wizards. I want it to be pervading, sinister somehow.

- Fiona McIntosh

Big Southern

My Southern heritage is a big part of who I am. I grew up around people who seemed like characters but are actual, real people. My grandmother made sure I had manners and all that stuff.

- Fortune Feimster

Living Pretty

I make things up for a living. It would be pretty boring to just fictionalize real people.

- Kristin Gore

Frank Films

My goal would be to make Frank Capra-type films about real people, how they define their reality.

- Larry Wilcox


Well, now, and there's - for every dollar the federal government spends, there's real people on the other side, and so when we talk about reductions that are going to affect providers, that's going to affect hospitals and doctors and others.

- Franklin Raines

Mind Like

I don't like writing with real people in mind.

- Laura Wade

Surprise Give

My characters surprise me constantly. My characters are like my friends - I can give them advice, but they don't have to take it. If your characters are real, then they surprise you, just like real people.

- Laurell K. Hamilton

Effort Dig

It is easy to make stuff up - and easy to dig up information and repeat it or report it to others. But to find a real life story with real people in real life situations is quite difficult and time-consuming. Yet, the rewards are worth the effort.

- Lee Gutkind

Want Year

Real people are places to me as much as persons: I want to see them, as I want to see the places I am fond of, in all weathers and at all times of the year.

- Leonard Alfred George Strong

Big Percentage

The big percentage is us, the real people, and we have to say something. You have to speak up. You have to.

- Leslie Jones

Doing Reason

My friends were the class clowns, but I was the one in class doing Michael Jordan or teachers for no reason. I've always been amazing at impersonating real people, too, rather than celebrities.

- Lil Rel Howery

Some About

Using the device of an imaginary world allows me in some strange way to go to the central issues - it's one of many ways to express feelings about real people, about real human relationships.

- Lloyd Alexander

Death Starving

I'm from the '60s, but no one has ever accused me of being a hippie. I never had much interest in the Woodstock crowd, which partied to change the world, while real people were starving to death in Africa.

- Lloyd Kaufman

Other I Write

I'm writing about real things. Real people. Real characters. You have to believe what I write about is true or you wouldn't pay any attention at all. Sometimes it's me, or a composite of me and other people. Sometimes it's not me at all.

- Lou Reed

Play Always

I'd always envied actors who got to play real people or got to do research. I've always just had these scripts where, I mean not in a bad way, but it was right on the page.

- Luke Wilson

Real Person

There's a certain amount of pressure that comes from playing real people. It's a pressure to deliver something fair and right to the real person and any living relatives. But generally, it's a joy, as you get to target your interest on a particular era.

- Lydia Leonard

I Think Some

I think some cases are different than others, but all of the child actors that I have encountered, as well as myself, are real kids. I mean we do all the things that kids do. We're normal. We just like to do different things. We like to act and make people feel happy or sad, but we're 'real' people.

- Mackenzie Foy


It isn't as if a writer merely records life as it unfurls. Reality does not automatically transcribe as literature; real people are not shapely, compelling characters to be harvested. Charming facts and sharp observations rarely slide seamlessly into whatever narrative is at hand.

- Michelle Huneven

Other Having

Facebook succeeded because it was about real people having a presence on the Internet. There were all these other social networking sites people had, but they were all about fictional people.

- Peter Thiel

Sounds Cue

I can laugh on cue, and it sounds real. People laugh with me.

- Ruth Buzzi

Play Through

Through their play Barbara imagined their lives as adults. They used the dolls to reflect the adult world around them. They would sit and carry on conversations, making the dolls real people.

- Ruth Handler


My characters are fictional. I get ideas from real people, sometimes, but my characters always exist only in my head.

- S. E. Hinton