Katharine Hepburn on the subject of character in a letter to Florence Quinn written on August 7th, more than 20 years ago, that still holds today.  Florence had written to Ms. Hepburn telling her she was thinking of not returning to college and did she have anything she could do for her.

Miss Florence Quinn

c/o General Delivery


Massachusetts 02539

Dear Miss Quinn

I am sorry but I have nothing for you to do. 

I think you are awfully silly not to get a degree.  Smith is not suppose to be spicey – you are suppose to supply the spice.  Don’t start something you can’t finish because that becomes a bad habit.

--Katharine Hepburn