Top 90 Characteristic Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Characteristic Quotes from famous people such as Eva Mendes, Pierre Curie, James Fenton, Marianne Williamson, Rick Perlstein, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I'm definitely responsible for the image that I put out

I’m definitely responsible for the image that I put out there. But it does become frustrating, because I don’t want ‘sexy’ to be my defining characteristic. I’d love for my ambition and will and intellect and sense of humour to define me as well.
Eva Mendes
Alfred Nobel’s discoveries are characteristic; powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks. They are also a means to terrible destruction in the hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war.
Pierre Curie
Modernism in other arts brought extreme difficulty. In poetry, the characteristic difficulty imported under the name of modernism was obscurity. But obscurity could just as easily be a quality of metrical as of free verse.
James Fenton
In every advanced mammalian species that survives and thrives, a common anthropological characteristic is the fierce behavior of the adult female of the species when she senses a threat to her cubs. The lioness, the tigress and the mama bear are all examples.
Marianne Williamson
In Ronald Reagan’s chaotic childhood, the imagination was armor. There is nothing unusual about that; transcending the doubts, hesitations, and fears swirling around you by casting yourself internally as the hero of your own adventure story is a characteristic psychic defense mechanism of the Boy Who Disappears.
Rick Perlstein
For the source of any characteristic so widespread and uniform as this adaptation to environment we must go back to the very beginning of the human race.
Ellsworth Huntington
When you look at billionaires, many of them share one characteristic: They were not born billionaires.
Sergio Ermotti
One characteristic that I hope I never relinquish is an intense curiosity about the world around me.
Valerie Plame
I.Q. deficiency. There are some people who are an order of fries short of a Happy Meal, and what is often a characteristic about every one of these people is that they don’t know it. They have no idea how incompetent or stupid they are. It’s the exact opposite. They have the loftiest, highest self-image.
Rush Limbaugh
I think enough cannot be said for what you can discover through literature. So I think that was probably my most valued characteristic as a teenager.
Julia Roberts
One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do it yourself project.
Denis Waitley
The characteristic feature of modernity is criticism: what is new is set over and against what is old, and it is this constant contrast that constitutes the continuity of tradition.
Octavio Paz
If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones
One characteristic aspect of ageing is the increased susceptibility to disease, particularly age-related diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
Elizabeth Blackburn
I’m a typically lazy person. It is sort of characteristic of actors.
Liev Schreiber
Ingmar Bergman had a great sense of humor, and he had a very special, characteristic laugh that you always recognized – if he went to watch a theater show, ‘Ah! He is here tonight.’
Max von Sydow
The medieval hall house was very primitive when it became the characteristic form of dwelling of the landowner of the Middle Ages.
Stephen Gardiner
Racism is very characteristic of imperialism. Racism is very characteristic of capitalism.
Hugo Chavez
Although engineers want always to make everything better, they cannot make anything perfect. This basic characteristic flaw of the products of the profession’s practitioners is what drives change and makes achievement a process rather than simply a goal.
Henry Petroski
Political vitriol is a familiar enough characteristic of American history.
Robert Dallek
The time necessary for the disappearance of half the atoms, called the half-life, is a fundamental characteristic of each radio-element; according to the substance, the value of the half-life varies between a fraction of a second and millions of years.
Irene Joliot-Curie
The characteristic of ‘Oxygene’ is a mixture of innocence and ambition, of trying to do something different in a different way.
Jean-Michel Jarre
The most characteristic aspects of the Clintons, a political couple who might otherwise largely see themselves as practical-minded centrist consensus builders, is, of course, how much personal hatred they inspire.
Michael Wolff
The characteristic that every college football coach should look for in a wife is independence.
Bob Stoops
Foresight has been a distinguishing characteristic of all truly great political, religious, and social betterment leaders.
John Mott
If the guitar synthesizer is really going to stand as a synthesizer on its own, it needs to develop a more characteristic sound; I don’ think it’s gotten there yet.
Andy Summers
I’m always interested in what you can do with technology that people haven’t thought of doing yet. I think that’s sort of a characteristic of the way I’ve worked ever since I started.
Brian Eno
The distinguishing characteristic of the techno-thriller is technical detail.
Edward M. Lerner
I wrote three novels in six months, with a clarity of focus and attention to detail that I had never before experienced. This type of sublime creative energy is characteristic of the elevated and productive mood state known as hypomania.
Ayelet Waldman
Identity in the form of continuity of personality is an extremely important characteristic of the individual.
Kenneth L. Pike
I’m not trying to be flippant here, but I just play the guitar, don’t I? That is my characteristic, and it’s my identity as you hear it.
Jimmy Page
Every person is scared of which bomb Modi will drop at

Every person is scared of which bomb Modi will drop at which minute. He is appearing like a terrorist. Instead of loving his people, he is scaring them. This is not a characteristic of a Prime Minister.
I think the French Open, in many ways, brought out a certain characteristic in me and in my game that was already there. Just the circumstances allowed for it to be able to show.
Michael Chang
If I had to find one characteristic that is most symbolic of me, I think I am tenacious.
Melvin Van Peebles
Google is one of these products that I think is incredibly habit-forming, and it’s the kind of product that shows this characteristic of something that we use with little or no conscious thought.
Nir Eyal
I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.
Henri Matisse
Whether one welcomes or deplores it, nothing is more surely and exactly characteristic of modern times than the irresistible invasion of the human world by technology. Mechanism invading like a tide all the places of the earth and all forms of social activity.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
Brian Tracy
Pride is tough. You go to high school, and its ‘pride,’ ‘courage;’ it’s all these types of words that we use to motivate us. I don’t think there’s anywhere in the Scriptures through the saints’ lives where pride was ever a positive characteristic of anybody.
Troy Polamalu
I have a characteristic since my childhood. I don’t like living together with my mother, sister, or friends at my home. I have always preferred to be alone and independent and lived according to that.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
The Scoutmaster who is a hero to his boys holds a powerful lever to their development but at the same time brings a great responsibility on himself. They are quick enough to see the smallest characteristic about him, whether it be a virtue or a vice.
Robert Baden-Powell
The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic which distinguishes human beings from beasts.
Heywood Broun
Painter after painter, since the beginning of the century, has tended toward abstraction. First, the Impressionists simplified the landscape in terms of color, and then the Fauves simplified it again by adding distortion, which, for some reason, is a characteristic of our century.
Marcel Duchamp
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Warren Buffett
Self-pity, a dominant characteristic of sociopaths, is also the characteristic that differentiates heroic storytelling from psychological rumination. When you talk about your experiences to shed light, you may feel wrenching pain, grief, anger, or shame. Your audience may pity you, but not because you want them to.
Martha Beck
I think provincialism is an endemic characteristic with mankind, I think everybody everywhere is provincial, but it is particularly striking with Texans, and we tend to be very Texcentric.
Molly Ivins
The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their ‘beliefs.’
Michael Crichton
Can Israelis be wistful? It is not the characteristic we usually associate with them; more typically they are said to be tough, sweet, angry, thoughtful, demanding – not wistful.
Elliott Abrams
At first acoustics attributed to the different sounds only a limited number of characteristic features.
Roman Jakobson
I think that first-person narration is very characteristic of contemporary optics, in which the individual performs the role of subjective center of the world.
Olga Tokarczuk
Judge Kavanaugh never wavered from his vow not to buckle under political or public pressure, which is a characteristic we need in a Supreme Court justice.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
My claim has always been that defeatism pervaded the conservative parties in the 1930s and that it was the defining characteristic of Menzies and his first period as prime minister.
Paul Keating
Mr. Truman studiously avoided giving power to his White House staff that has been characteristic of recent administrations. Staff people in the White House, with no responsibility but incredible authority is one of the reasons we’re now in so much trouble.
Stuart Symington