The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.
— D. H. Lawrence

I'm just really thankful to have the chance to portray a character you don't see every day.
— Regina King

The novel does not seek to establish a privileged language but it insists upon the freedom to portray and analyze the struggle between the different contestants for such privileges.
— Salman Rushdie

Is no one inspired by our present picture of the universe? Our poets do not write about it; our artists do not try to portray this remarkable thing. The value of science remains unsung by singers: you are reduced to hearing not a song or poem, but an evening lecture about it. This is not yet a scientific age.
— Richard Feynman

The hero of my tale, whom I love with all the power of my soul, whom I have tried to portray in all its beauty, who has been, is, and will be beautiful, is Truth.
— Leo Tolstoy