Pretty sure this was said by the character "Meredith Grey" ("Grey's Anatomy") rather than written by her, but still: Decide.
"You must be three people at once: writer, character, and reader" -Nancy Kress. 99 Essential Quotes on Character Creation
awesome I'll take character over reputation. I'll take character over reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
'nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character,.give him power' ~ abraham lincoln ~ quotes & wisdom ~ one of my all time favorites-- truth