Female Character Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Female Character Quotes from Caitlin Moran, Madchen Amick, Stellan Skarsgard, Allison Tolman, Richelle Mead. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I can’t live in a world where there are only, like, four kinds of women. Or where every woman is obsessed with cake. The very least I ask is that we have one female character in the world who likes savory things! I don’t have any role models who like cheese!
Caitlin Moran
I do love that witches haven’t really been explored that much. Usually, witches are the little side character… a bad female character that comes in and leaves.
Madchen Amick
I’ve worked with Lars von Trier on many films, and there’s always a female character that’s like an open wound – everything just pours out of this person.
Stellan Skarsgard
When I was just starting out, I had two choices: I could be the beautiful girl on the main man’s arm as decoration, or I would have to do a little independent movie to get any depth in the female character.
Madchen Amick
It’s interesting to play a female character who’s not ever using feminine wiles to get things done.
Allison Tolman
I wouldn’t know how to write a weak female character. I read so much epic fantasy growing up, where you have these sword-wielding, in-your-face warrior maidens.
Richelle Mead
If you can remove a female character from your plot and replace her with a sexy lamp and your story still works, you’re a hack.
Kelly Sue DeConnick
I get really excited every time there’s a female character who is really strong because a lot of females in film are really soft.
Anna Kendrick
I’m difficult to cast. In comedy, if there’s a female character, usually written by a bloke, she’s either the ditsy good-looking one, or the sexually aggressive one. I never fit into those.
Daisy May Cooper
I do not think that when I write a female character, I intend to reflect my thoughts on gender equality, but I always make sure that my female character is not decorative, they are human, they are good, bad, complex and close to reality.
Sriram Raghavan
I think that Hollywood misconstrues actresses saying, ‘Oh I wanna play a strong female character,’ like we all want to play, like, superheroes or something.
Bel Powley
Ambition alone cannot define a progressive female character.
Kanika Dhillon
I started watching ‘Daria’ when I was in college because I didn’t have cable growing up. It’s such a smart show with a different type of female character.
Phoebe Robinson
I take great pride in portraying a strong female character who is independent and can take care of herself. I don’t think we get to see that enough in television.
Inbar Lavi
I guess there’s a vulnerability in seeing a female character trying to get out of something really drastic.
Elisha Cuthbert
We just don’t subscribe to the conventional wisdom that you can’t have an action series led by a female character. It’s kinda nonsense to us.
Bryan Konietzko
Even in stories that I like, with a female character that I love deeply, it always feels like there’s something that she has to prove to the male characters before she can even get started.
Noelle Stevenson
I want to do a little bit of everything. I want to play a good, strong female character.
Shannon Elizabeth
A show that I loved as a kid was ‘Maid Marian And Her Merry Men’. It was a really strong female character making fun of the boys, an inversion of gender politics. But it was very funny, too. I always wanted to be one of the village people messing about in the mud and being stinky.
Sara Pascoe
As a feminist, just to speak to what women go through, I think women are put in a box way too often. What I love about ‘You’re the Worst’ is that no female character is portrayed as a black-and-white cartoon character. We’re all complicated, messy human beings.
Kether Donohue
I think ‘Sightseers’ was a bit of an epiphany, a massive learning curve, and it gave me loads of confidence to go out there, and also to create a female character which is completely unexpected and defies convention.
Alice Lowe
I always say, if a guy writes the same lead female character type over and over, we are not seeing their writing chops so much as their dating website wishlist.
Gail Simone
I see the portrayal of any believable female character as feminist.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
I won’t take parts where the female character has no substance.
Margot Robbie
In 1996, Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ was removed from classrooms after a school board passed a ‘prohibition of alternative lifestyle instruction’ act. Apparently, a young female character disguised as a boy was a danger to the youth of Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Richard LaGravenese
When you’ve played Buffy – who’s such a strong female role model – it’s really hard for another female character to compare to her.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
I read the script for ‘Guncrazy’ in 1985 and loved it because it was one of the few scripts I’d come across that revolved around a strong female character.
Tamra Davis
I have a real passion for playing a role that’s a strong female character, that’s just not typical, with a lot of heart, not an easy sell of a movie, not real commercial. It doesn’t have to be a big movie, but I’m just looking for something that I really, truly, 100 percent believe in and am behind.
Missy Peregrym
Joanna is a strong female character, and I love playing her. But one of the things about her is that she always says exactly what she’s thinking.
Stephanie Corneliussen
I’d like to do something where there’s a strong female character and some action. I’ve done a few stunts in the past.
Vicky McClure
I grew up on comics in the 1960s era, when ‘Wonder Woman’ was rather silly. She was an interchangeable female character plagued by bad stereotypes. She cried at the drop of a hat, she was worried about how she looked, all of that.
George Perez
I loved seeing a lead female character who isn’t perfect and isn’t demonized for it.
Josephine Langford
Sometimes, there can be a slightly condescending assumption that anything unlikable about a female character is a mistake, as if they’re a contestant in a beauty pageant and have to seem charming and upbeat all the time.
Curtis Sittenfeld
There’s nothing worse than having a very strong female character and then suddenly having it go away.
Khandi Alexander
If screenwriters have to kill off a female character, they love to give her cancer. We’ve seen so many great actresses go down to the Big C: Ali MacGraw, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Debra Winger, Susan Sarandon.
Geraldine Brooks