Quotes: Flat Character

Fiction

There are five children in this book:
AUGUSTUS GLOOP, a greedy boy;
VERUCA SALT, a girl who is spoiled by her parents;
VIOLET BEAUREGARDE, a girl who chews gum all day long;
MIKE TEAVEE, a boy who does nothing but watch television;
CHARLIE BUCKET The Hero

I don't have a personality matrix so much as a personality vector.

You have me all wrong. I'm more than just the same joke over and over again—you're thinking of Toot.

Real Life

I don't mind hidden depths but I insist that there be a surface.
James Nicoll

"Claire gets Barry's daughter Moira, whose main character trait is that she hates Barry for no adequately explored reason. In fact, let's not mince words, it's her only character trait, but she makes the most of it, always taking the time to remind us that she hates her dad, even while halfway past a demon's tonsils."

Sure, I make fun of Dennis the Menace, particularly when it comes to Dennis’s lack of menacing, but if there’s one thing I really respect about it, it’s that Mr. Wilson has never stopped being angry, has never softened into a likable character. His trademark single bead of anger-sweat is here, but his hands are also clenching into fists — not because he plans to hit anybody, because Mr. Wilson is not at heart a violent man, but because his whole body is just clenching up involuntarily at the thought of so many naps ruined. So is he going to die of a massive coronary event, and soon? Yes, probably! But he will have never compromised his truest self.

Panty: SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX
Stocking: SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS SWEETS
Garterbelt: GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST GAY PRIEST

The meat of the plot, such as it is, is that the football coach of Diversity University Ironton has dropped by to scout Westview's long-suffering coach and reformed high school bully, Bull Bushka.

Yes, [Tom] Batiuk named the bully 'Bull.' I know.
Chris Sims on Funky Winkerbean

Finally confirming that she is stark staring bollocking mad, Tegan suggests going back to save Adric. Tegan is the embodiment of the ‘wants what she can’t have’ individual, she has spent the whole season arguing, bitching and beating up Adric and now he is gone she says she will miss him. In the same vein she has made such a fuss about reaching Heathrow, and when they finally make it, she bursts into tears at the thought of being left behind by the Doctor and Nyssa. What the hell? Is it that she just likes a moan? I can only come to the conclusion that she will never be pleased...[Janet] Fielding comments that Tegan has a personality but not a character and that is an extremely intelligent observation and not something I had thought of before.

He says, 'Bring in that floating fat man, the Baron.' I highly suspect that was an ad-lib after José Ferrer forgot his line.
The Agony Booth on Dune (1985)

Chris: Their plan is to make the Daily Planet into a sensationalist tabloid that’ll bring in the money by pushing the world closer to the brink of nuclear war. I’m not kidding: This is actually Warfield’s business model.
David: I’d love to be at the story conference where they named him. “Well, he sees, like, the world as a field for war, right? War... field...

Seems silly to spend $200 million on a movie and not have interesting characters.

...Oh.

Danny Glover is: BLACK PRESIDENT. George Segal is: OLD DAD. Oliver Platt is: ASSHOLE BUREAUCRAT. Beatrice Rosen is: HOT WHORE.
Cracked on 2012

So Hunky Protagonist is trying to be the ace of the squadron, but Grizzled Vet with a Heart of Gold keeps ragging on him. So Hunky becomes close friends with his fellow squad mates Burn Out, Dead Meat,Religious Stereotype, Sir Not Appearing in this Film, and Has no Dialog but is a Really Close Friend...Honest.
Miles Antwiler on Flyboys (2006)