"Could creating your character be likened to
an artist creating a sculpture? I believe that
character is not something that just happens
by itself, any more than a chisel can create a
work of art without the hand of an artist guid-
"Character is like old school film photography... it's DEVELOPED in the dark and DISPLAYED in the light."
"Character is like stock in trade ; the more of it a man possesses, the greater his facilities for making additions to it. Character is power."
"Character is like "chiseling our names on the crowning rocks of the mountains, which will endure for the ages ;" reputation is like "writing our names in the sands ..."
"That's why when building a team you want to build it with both talent and character. Don't just settle for talent. Talent without character is like a race car with no steering wheel. It looks great from the outside and drives fast but without something guiding it, a crash is very likely."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.