John Stuart Mill quotes - Stupidity is much the same all the world over. A stupid person's notions and feelings may confidently be inferred from those which prevail in the circle by which the person is surrounded.
Vaclav Havel quotes - Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Sophocles "You won't even know if you are not intelligent when you are manipulated." Some basic words to think of as we see the characters progress. Inspiration in using costumes to define a character.