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Famous Temperament Quotations

List of Temperament Quotes

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If you are a novelist of a certain type of temperament, then what you really want to do is re-invent the world. God wasn't too bad a novelist, except he was a Realist. John Barth

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I had now arrived at my seventeenth year, and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet. I was well endowed with youthful energy, and was of an extremely sanguine temperament. Henry Bessemer

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When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching. Robert Bly

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It is the gift of seeing the life around them clearly and vividly, as something that is exciting in its own right. It is an innate gift, varying in intensity with the individual's temperament and environment. Bill Brandt

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The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of temperament and heart. Thomas Carlyle

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Heart and head are the constituent parts of character; temperament has almost nothing to do with it, and, therefore, character is dependent upon education, and is susceptible of being corrected and improved. Giacomo Casanova

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With a painter's temperament, all that's needed are the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public. Paul Cezanne

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Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs. Gilbert K. Chesterton

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The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I've seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic. Dominic Chianese

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I think the diva is kind of a cliche. My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does not match what they're trying to play, so all this temperament comes out. Glenn Close

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With the hugely talented women I've worked with or observed, it's not a question about temperament or ego; it's a question about getting it right. If they've got a reputation for being difficult it's usually because they just don't suffer fools. Glenn Close

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We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy. Cyril Connolly

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When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music. Denis Diderot

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Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp which expresses his temperament, the special conditions in which he is involved, and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the social and general causes of the phenomenon. Emile Durkheim

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There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament. Henry Van Dyke

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Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so. Tryon Edwards

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I am conservative by temperament. I disapprove of criminal activity. I am very solidly and markedly on the side of authority. The truth is I would rather err on the side of too much authority than too little. James Ellroy

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As a whole, the managers today are different in temperament. Most have very good communication skills and are more understanding of the umpire's job. That doesn't mean they are better managers. It just means that I perceive today's managers a bit differently. Jim Evans

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It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools. E. M. Forster

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To have a liberal temperament is a kind of psychological boon, To be able to understand that someone you disagree with is not just a terrible creature but somebody with whom you disagree. Peter Gay

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Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature, temperament, emotions and emotional responses. Paul Getty

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No one connected intimately with a writer has any appreciation of his temperament, except to think him overdoing everything. Zane Grey

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When I did have a little bit of commercial success, it really didn't suit my temperament at all. I'm a terrible public person. Juliana Hatfield

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I like cats. I used to have a lot of cats, but I don't anymore, now I just have a dog. It does take a certain temperament to have a cat, as they do have certain personalities. Jennifer Love Hewitt

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Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the personality and temperament of the artist. Hans Hofmann

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