Action is character, our English teacher says. I think it means that if we never did anything, we wouldn’t be anybody.
An Education (2009), Lone Scherfig
"Suddenly, I don’t know what to say. It happens often to me. I know what I want to say, I think about whether it is what I mean, but when the moment comes to speak, I can’t say it."
He seemed to be about four or five and twenty, was rather tall, had a pleasing countenance, a very intelligent and lively eye, and, if not quite handsome, was very near it. His address was good, and Catherine felt herself in high luck.
(Source: lady-arryn, via sopranocosette)