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1. “It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”

Tags : Identity Self Image Sense Of Self Stories Storytelling
Source : The Name of the Wind

2. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”

Tags : Identity
Source : A Game of Thrones

3. “Not only is there often a right and wrong, but what goes around does come around, Karma exists, chickens do come home to roost, and as my mother, Phyllis, liked to say, “There is always a day of reckoning.” The good among the great understand that every choice we make adds to the strength or weakness of our spirits—ourselves, or to use an old fashioned word for the same idea, our souls. That is every human’s life work: to construct an identity bit by bit, to walk a path step by step, to live a life that is worthy of something higher, lighter, more fulfilling, and maybe even everlasting.”

Tags : Ethical Ethics Fulfillment Identity Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Karma Life Lessons Meaning Meaning Of Life Personal Development Psychology Psychology Spirituality
Source : The Good Among the Great: 19 Traits of the Most Admirable, Creative, and Joyous People

4. “She could just pack up and leave, but she does not visualize what's beyond ahead.”

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Author : Núria Añó

5. “Anyone could see that this woman is living a nightmare. Except that she goes through her daily life wide awake, knowing that she could make a mistake at any moment.”

Tags : Awake Courage Domestic Violence Dv Feminism Freedom Gender Gender Inequality Hypocrisy Identity Integrity Leave Home Leave The Past Misogyny Mistake Pain Painfully Realism Reason Self Awareness Self Determination Woman Women Women S Day Women S Rights
Author : Núria Añó

6. “What's in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet.”

Tags : Identity Labels Names Personality
Source : Romeo and Juliet

7. “I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.”

Tags : Character Empowerment Flaws Freedom Gender Ideal Woman Identity Image Independence Integrity Love Men Realism Romance Self Awareness Self Determination Women
Source : Jane Eyre

8. “Only by speaking out can we create lasting change. And that change begins with coming out.”

Tags : Bisexual Bisexual Erasure Bisexual Invisibility Bisexuals Change Coming Out Coming Out Of The Closet Discrimination Fear Gay Rights Homophobia Identification Identity Lgbt Lgbt Authors Lgbt Rights Lgbtq Lgbtq Community Lgbtqia Orlando Florida Shooting Prejudice Queer Queer Politics Queerness Self Identity Speaking Speaking Up

9. “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”

Tags : Home Identity Leaving Life Moving On Past Travel
Source : Night Train to Lisbon

10. “People resist a census, but give them a profile page and they'll spend all day telling you who they are.”

Tags : Identity Stupidity Truth
Author : Max Barry
Source : Lexicon

11. “My wish simply is to live my life as fully as I can. In both our work and our leisure, I think, we should be so employed. And in our time this means that we must save ourselves from the products that we are asked to buy in order, ultimately, to replace ourselves.”

Tags : Calling Identity Leisure Technology Work
Author : Wendell Berry
Source : The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

12. “If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union - teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question 'Was it really all worth it' ?”

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Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

13. “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”

Tags : Identity Opinions
Author : Oscar Wilde

14. “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Tags : Character Empowerment Flaws Freedom Gender Identity Image Independence Integrity Realism Self Awareness Self Determination Women
Source : Jane Eyre

15. “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”

Tags : Freedom Identity Independence Self Awareness Self Discovery
Author : Ralph Ellison
Source : Invisible Man

16. “You want to tell a story? Grow a heart. Grow two. Now, with the second heart, smash the first one into bits. Gross, right? A bloody pulpy liquid mess. Look at it, try to make sense of it. Realize you can't. Because there is no sense. Ask your computer to print out a list of every lie you have ever told. Ask yourself how much of the universe you have ever really seen. Look in the mirror. Are you sure you're you? Are you sure you didn't slip out of yourself in the middle of the night, and someone else slipped into you, without you or you or any of you even noticing?”

Tags : Bloody Pulpy Liquid Mess Hearts Identity Lies Mirrors Sense Storytelling The Universe
Author : Charles Yu
Source : How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

17. “When you meet a man who is broken, pick him up and carry him. When you meet a woman who’s broken, put her all into your arms. Cause we don’t know where we come from … we don’t know where we are. ”

Tags : Human Nature Identity Men Women

18. “You only know me as an ordinary human being, with flesh, blood and bones, but there is something about me too hard for you to decipher, for if i let you, you will ever regret knowing me.”

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19. “Our categories are important. We cannot organize a social life, a political movement, or our individual identities and desires without them. The fact that categories invariably leak and can never contain all the relevant "existing things" does not render them useless, only limited. Categories like “woman,” “butch,” “lesbian,” or “transsexual” are all imperfect, historical, temporary, and arbitrary. We use them, and they use us. We use them to construct meaningful lives, and they mold us into historically specific forms of personhood. Instead of fighting for immaculate classifications and impenetrable boundaries, let us strive to maintain a community that understands diversity as a gift, sees anomalies as precious, and treats all basic principles with a hefty dose of skepticism.”

Tags : Categorization Diversity History Identity Labels Lesbian Politics Society Transsexual Woman
Author : Gayle Rubin

20. “While America will always, I think, feel foreign to me, New York City is my home. This is where I can construct my own identity freely and reject labels imposed on me.”

Tags : America Foreign Freedom Freedom Of Choice Freedom Of Thought Home Homeland Identity Labels New York City Race Racial Constructs Racism Self Awareness United States
Author : Raquel Cepeda
Source : Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

21. “Being stubbon has never helped anyone but just brought them more pain and suffering.”

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22. “I want topeel away all the labelsI had once given to othersand place themupon the fabricof my own identity.They have reflected back to me,everything that I refuseto See in myself.”

Tags : Acceptance Divine Trouble Identity Insight Inspirational Labels Literature Love Meraaqi Poem Poems Poetic Poetry Psychology Quote Quotes Reflections On Life Self Love Spiritual
Author : Meraaqi
Source : Divine Trouble

23. “Failure gives you the reason and motivation for success. Poeple who succeed dont just succeed but they have reasons why they should succeed.”

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24. “If you FAIL big now and you dont give up. What you see as your biggest failure now. Tomorrow will be your greatest story to tell.”

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25. “I do not care what I labeled, as long as I am heard.”

Tags : Black Live Matter Confidence Identity Labels Silence Spoken Word Voice

26. “Any behaviour or habit can be learned. Just chose to learn the good ones.”

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27. “Fight for greater course than for greater loss”

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28. “Sleep my little baby-ohSleep until you wakenWhen you wake you'll see the worldIf I'm not mistaken...Kiss a loverDance a measure,Find your nameAnd buried treasure...Face your lifeIts pain, Its pleasure,Leave no path untaken.”

Tags : Awakening Choice Dance Identity Individuality Life Love Name Pain Pleasure Sleep Treasure
Author : Neil Gaiman
Source : The Graveyard Book

29. “I am a complicated person with a simple life and I am the reason for everything that ever happened to me.”

Tags : Charlotte Eriksson Complicated Fate Identity Life Person Personality Reason Self Songwriter The Glass Child Writer Young

30. “People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way.”

Tags : Animals Bonding Companionship Dogs Experience Friendship Identity Learning Life Love Loyalty Personality Unique

31. “You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle.”

Tags : Assumptions Bias Diagnosis Identity Illness Mental Disorder Mental Health Stigma Mental Illness Stereotype Stigma

32. “Taking the line of least resistance, we lump the most different people together under the same heading. Taking the line of least resistance, we ascribe to them collective crimes, collective acts and opinions. "The Serbs have massacred…", "The English have devastated…", "The Jews have confiscated…", "The Blacks have torched", "The Arabs refuse…". We blithely express sweeping judgments on whole peoples, calling them "hardworking" and "ingenious", or "lazy", "touchy", "sly", "proud", or "obstinate". And sometimes this ends in bloodshed." – Amin Maalouf "On Identity”

Tags : Discrimination Identity Racism Stereotype
Author : Amin Maalouf

33. “Wearing a smile while claiming to not judge and condemn people as you equate their nature with no less than a carnal and immoral act rather than as understanding their orientation and identity as an intrinsic part of who they are doesn't lessen the harshness and cruelty of that rejection.”

Tags : Carnal Claiming Condemn Cruelty Equate Harshness Identity Immoral Act Intrinsic Judge Lessen Nature Orientation Rejection Smile Understanding Wearing

34. “I seem to have run in a great circle, and met myself again on the starting line.”

Tags : Homosexuality Identity Lesbian Life Religion Romance Thoughts
Source : Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

35. “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.”

Tags : Identity Originality
Source : Invisible Monsters

36. “We know what we are, but not what we may be.”

Tags : Hamlet Identity Possibilities

37. “Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.”

Tags : Identity Pretend
Source : Ender's Game

38. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”

Tags : Be Yourself Empowerment Girls Identity Individuality Self Determination Women
Author : Coco Chanel
Source : The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman

39. “You are not your job, you're not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world.”

Tags : Identity
Source : Fight Club

40. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Tags : Discovery Identity Self Discovery Service

41. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.”

Tags : Be Yourself Identity Individuality Inspirational Life Self Determination Self Esteem Self Expression

42. “He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

Tags : Birth Identity Life Self
Source : Love in the Time of Cholera

43. “We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it's our job to invent something better.”

Tags : Identity
Source : Choke

44. “I am a citizen of the world.”

Tags : Citizenship Identity World
Author : Sylvia Beach

45. “I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me--they, and the love and loyaty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.”

Tags : Identity Love Loyalty Tris
Author : Veronica Roth
Source : Allegiant

46. “I said uselessly, "Sam, don't go."Sam cupped my face in his hands and looked me in the eyes. His eyes were yellow, sad, wolf, mine. "These stay the same. Remember that when you look at me. Remember it's me. Please.”

Tags : Identity Parting Sadness Separation Wolf
Source : Shiver

47. “All the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at our disposal. ... But with each passing year, and with each whimsical purchase, our libraries become more and more able to articulate who we are, whether we read the books or not.”

Tags : Books Identity Individuality
Author : Nick Hornby
Source : The Polysyllabic Spree

48. “Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power are easily perceived as attractive solutions. The real trap, however, is self-rejection. As soon as someone accuses me or criticizes me, as soon as I am rejected, left alone, or abandoned, I find myself thinking, "Well, that proves once again that I am a nobody." ... [My dark side says,] I am no good... I deserve to be pushed aside, forgotten, rejected, and abandoned. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the "Beloved." Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.”

Tags : Beloved Christianity Faith Feelings Identity Rejection Self Spiritual Life Spiritual Warfare Success Temptation Truth

49. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice."[Stanford University commencement speech, 2005]”

Tags : Apple Computer Inc Identity Independence Inner Voice Life Steve Jobs
Author : Steve Jobs

50. “Who are you?""No one of consequence.""I must know.""Get used to disappointment.”

Tags : Anonymity Consequence Identity Importance Inquisitiveness
Source : The Princess Bride

51. “It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to the question 'who am I' except the voice inside herself.”

Tags : Completion Feminism Identity Independence Living Vicariously Self Discovery Strength
Author : Betty Friedan

52. “Why not? It's true. My best hope is to not disgrace myself and..." He hesitates.And what?" I say.I don't know how to say it exactly. Only... I want to die as myself. Does that make any sense?" he asks. I shake my head. How could he die as anyone but himself? "I don't want them to change me in there. Turn me into some kind of monster that I'm not."I bite my lip feeling inferior. While I've been ruminating on the availability of trees, Peeta has been struggling with how to maintain his identity. His purity of self. "Do you mean you won't kill anyone?" I ask.No, when the time comes, I'm sure I'll kill just like everybody else. I can't go down without a fight. Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to... to show the Capitol they don't own me. That I'm more than just a piece in their Games," says Peeta.But you're not," I say. "None of us are. That's how the Games work."Okay, but within that frame work, there's still you, there's still me," he insists. "Don't you see?"A little, Only... no offense, but who cares, Peeta?" I say.I do. I mean what else am I allowed to care about at this point?" he asks angrily. He's locked those blue eyes on mine now, demanding an answer.”

Tags : Grace Identity
Source : The Hunger Games

53. “I hate how I don't feel real enough unless people are watching.”

Tags : Identity Reality
Source : Invisible Monsters

54. “Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it....”

Tags : Anti Patriotism Identity Nation Nationalism Politics

55. “I'm not really sure which parts of myself are real and which parts are things I've gotten from books.”

Tags : Identity Sense Of Self
Source : Go Ask Alice

56. “I won't sleepif that's what it takesto not wake upas myself”

Tags : Bi Polar Identity Insomnia Self Loathing Sleep
Source : Hold Me Under: Poems to Drown to

57. “While the impostor draws his identity from past achievements and the adulation of others, the true self claims identity in its belovedness. We encounter God in the ordinariness of life: not in the search for spiritual highs and extraordinary, mystical experiences but in our simple presence in life.”

Tags : Beloved Christianity God Identity Impostor Simplicity Spiritual Life
Source : Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

58. “I'm learning quickly, once you quit one thing, it gets easier and easier just to leave situations rather than deal with shit.”

Tags : Identity Outside In Quitting Running Away
Author : Doug Cooper
Source : Outside In

59. “I can't blame you for trying to categorize me. It's a human instinct. It's why scientists are, to this day, completely flabbergasted by the duck-billed platypus: it's furry like a mammal, but lays eggs like a bird. It defies conventional classification. I AM THE PLATYPUS (Coo coo ka-choo)”

Tags : Categorization Gender Identity
Author : Jeff Garvin
Source : Symptoms of Being Human

60. “A mask is what we wear to hide from ourselves.”

Tags : Identity Mask

61. “Behind every face lies a mask. Behind it lies another onion layer of mask. If you peel the skins, you may cry.”

Tags : Identity Mask Persona

62. “To walk is to lack a place. It is the indefinite process of being absent and in search of a proper. The moving about that the city mutliplies and concentrates makes the city itself an immense social experience of lacking a place -- an experience that is, to be sure, broken up into countless tiny deportations (displacements and walks), compensated for by the relationships and intersections of these exoduses that intertwine and create an urban fabric, and placed under the sign of what ought to be, ultimately, the place but is only a name, the City...a universe of rented spaces haunted by a nowhere or by dreamed-of places.”

Tags : 103 City Identity Nowhere Pedestrianism Walking
Source : The Practice of Everyday Life

63. “I do not know which of us has written this page.”

Tags : Appearance Being Complexity Identity Jorge Luis Borges Multitude Self
Source : Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings

64. “Dont miss the opportunity of becoming something Inlife. Sometimes all you have to do is to just show up or just apply even if you dont qualify.”

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65. “If you are training and you are in the gym. But whatever excesize you are doing .You dont feel any straints or tension. You must be worried. Its either you are not doing the excesize in the right way and your body wont develop.Same as life. If you dont come across any challenges .You should be worried too. It means you are not growing, and it will be difficult for you to succeed. Obstacles are our ladder to the top.”

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66. “People are fighting and crying for things that is not theirs. Than themselves trying to get their own things. You must learn to own than to be loaned.”

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67. “To speak pidgin to a Negro makes him angry, because he himself is a pidgin-nigger-talker. But, I will be told, there is no wish, no intention to anger him. I grant this; but it is just this absence of wish, this lack of interest, this indifference, this automatic manner of classifying him, imprisoning him, primitivizing him, decivilizing him, that makes him angry.If a man who speaks pidgin to a man of color or an Arab does not see anything wrong or evil in such behavior, it is because he has never stopped to think.”

Tags : Colonialism Identity Race
Author : Frantz Fanon
Source : Black Skin, White Masks

68. “I really knew nothing about the dancing habits of the Scottish. But I wanted to help. "I could teach them Indian folk dances," I offered, scrounging my mind for school dances in gaudy garments."Well, I'm not sure that they would be complex enough for competitions," she said. Pursing her lips, she blushed a dark, deep red. I knew I had said something wrong, but it took me a few days to understand the reason for Miss Manson's disapproval and discomfort. She blushed a beetroot red because I had unwittingly questioned the core belief of the school: British was Better.”

Tags : Anglo Indian British Colonialism Dancing Identity School Superiority
Source : Miss Timmins' School for Girls

69. “I'm talking about a little truth-in-packaging here. To be perfectly frank, you don't quite look like yourself. And if you walk around looking like someone other than who you are, you could end up getting the wrong job, the wrong friends, who knows what-all. You could end up with somebody else's life."I shrugged again, and smiled. "This is my life," I said. "It doesn't seem like the wrong one.”

Tags : Cosmetics Hair Haircut Identity Life Self
Source : A Home at the End of the World

70. “The trick. . .is to find the balance between the bright colors of humor and the serious issues of identity, self-loathing, and the possibility for intimacy and love when it seems no longer possible or, sadder yet, no longer necessary.”

Tags : Balance Happiness Humor Identity Intimacy Life Love Sadness Self Loathing

71. “You were born an original work of art. Stay original.”

Tags : Art Artwork Be Different Born Confidence Confidence Building Copies Copy Different Embrace Life Follower Image Imitate Imitation Individual Individuality Love Original Originality Painting Self Esteem Self Image Unique
Author : Suzy Kassem

72. “... so this is for us.This is for us who sing, write, dance, act, study, run and loveand this is for doing it even if no one will ever knowbecause the beauty is in the act of doing it.Not what it can lead to.This is for the times I lose myself while writing, singing, playingand no one is around and they will never knowbut I will forever rememberand that shines brighter than any praise or fame or glory I will ever have,and this is for you who write or play or read or singby yourself with the light off and door closedwhen the world is asleep and the stars are alignedand maybe no one will ever hear itor read your wordsor know your thoughtsbut it doesn’t make it less glorious.It makes it ethereal. Mysterious.Infinite.For it belongs to you and whatever God or spirit you believe inand only you can decide how much it meantand meansand will forever meanand other people will experience it toothrough you.Through your spirit. Through the way you talk.Through the way you walk and love and laugh and careand I never meant to write this longbut what I want to say is:Don’t try to present your art by making other people read or hear or see or touch it; make them feel it. Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve and keep it alive by making people feel a little better. Feel a little lighter. Create art in order for yourself to become yourselfand let your very existence be your song, your poem, your story.Let your very identity be your book.Let the way people say your name sound like the sweetest melody.So go create. Take photographs in the wood, run alone in the rain and sing your heart out high up on a mountainwhere no one will ever hearand your very existence will be the most hypnotising scar.Make your life be your artand you will never be forgotten.”

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73. “‎"I was born in the US and l have lived in Mexico since 1946. I believe that all these states of being have influenced my work and made it what you see today. I am inspired by Black people and Mexican people, my two peoples. My art speaks for both my peoples" ~ Elizabeth Catlett”

Tags : Art History Diaspora Identity

74. “When someone has a problem wih you or dislikes you. They will always find something wrong with you. Until they decide to cross their border gate of hate. You will never be right or good enough to them.”

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75. “When someone has a problem wih you or dislikes you. They will always find something wrong about you. Until they decide to cross their border gate of hate. You will never be right or good enough to them.”

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76. “The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife, -- this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost... He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American...”

Tags : African American Dubois Identity Pragmatism Progress
Source : Souls of Black Folk & Era of Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1945 & Movements of the New Left 1950-1975

77. “This is your heritage,' he said, as if from this dance we could know about his own childhood, about the flavor and grit of tenement buildings in Spanish Harlem, and projects in Red Hook, and dance halls, and city parks, and about his own Paps, how he beat him, how he taught him to dance, as if we could hear Spanish in his movements, as if Puerto Rico was a man in a bathrobe, grabbing another beer from the fridge and raising it to drink, his head back, still dancing, still steeping and snapping perfectly in time.”

Tags : Identity Puerto Rico
Author : Justin Torres
Source : We the Animals

78. “Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.”

Tags : Existence Identity Old Friends
Author : Bob Dylan
Source : Chronicles, Vol. 1

79. “Even if we try to conform to ideals and strive for perfection, we will always be pulled back to our core identity because it’s the path of least resistance for our souls – an energy force that wants nothing more than for us to honor and accept who we are and discover what we’re meant to do in the world.”

Tags : Advice Big Sister Book Born Ready Core Energy Energy Force Fiction Girl Power Girls Growing Up Identity Inspiration Jennifer Elisabeth Life Lit Literature Love Nonfiction Novel Perfection Personal Purpose Self Esteem Self Help Teens Young Adult
Source : Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

80. “It's a time for not showing elation but doing introspection for a person who is being often liked by many or most people in his/her circle because almost everyone likes normally someone who only poses no threat to their position in a life full of cut-throat competition.”

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Author : Anuj Somany

81. “For in some ways the world was like a shopping centre, and he himself was a doubtful customer, often ineffectual, being talked into buying things he didn't want, things indeed which nobody in their right mind would want to buy.”

Tags : Confidence Identity Sense Of Self Shopping
Author : Margaret Mahy
Source : The Catalogue of the Universe

82. “I don't believe everything happens for a reason. But I still search for reasons anyway. It's like I don't want to admit that maybe everything really is totally random...that people are just molecules in the air, bumping into each other and floating away again."-p150, NOTES TO SELF”

Tags : Drama Identity Memory People Soul Searching Teen Ya
Author : Avery Sawyer
Source : Notes to Self

83. “We all seek that somewhere to which we belong and that somewhere is surely not here!”

Tags : Belong Discover I Identity Life Me Myself Search Somewhere Travel Traveling

84. “I found myself when I least expected you- at the same old rocking chair in the room with the same flavor of tea. The only difference was the tea had turned cold, just as life had. And I found myself with an option. I could abandon this tea anytime and make a fresh one. You see?”

Tags : Discover Identity Life Life Lessons Opportunity Option Realization Rocking Chair Search Soul Tea

85. “I had brought from Paris the national prejudice against Italian music; but I had also received from nature that acute sensibility against which prejudices are powerless. I soon contracted the passion it inspires in all those born to understand it.”

Tags : Arts Culture Identity Prejudice
Source : Confessions

86. “If [Patricia Highsmith] saw an acquaintance walking down the sidewalk she would deliberately cross over so as to avoid them. When she came in contact with people, she realised she split herself into many different, false, identities, but, because she loathed lying and deceit, she chose to absent herself completely rather than go through such a charade. Highsmith interpreted this characteristic as an example of 'the eternal hypocrisy in me', rather her mental shape-shifting had its source in her quite extraordinary ability to empathise. Her imaginative capacity to subsume her own identity, while taking on the qualities of those around her - her negative capability, if you like - was so powerful that she said she often felt like her inner visions were far more real than the outside world. She aligned herself with the mad and the miserable, 'the insane man who feels himself one with all mankind, all life, because in losing his mind, he has lost his ego, his self-ness', yet realised that such a state inspired her fiction. Her ambition, she said, was to write about the underlying sickness of this 'daedal planet' and capture the essence of the human condition: eternal disappointment.”

Tags : Ambition Avoid Avoidance Deceit Ego Empathise Fiction Human Identity Imagination Insane Life Mad Mind Miserable People Planet Sickness Split Vision Visions
Author : Andrew Wilson
Source : Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

87. “Perhaps the only way for a husband to know the true mind graph of his wife is to make her laugh wildly or annoy her enough deeply; else she can hide many secrets from him all throughout her life.”

Tags : Compassion Crafty Cunning Disloyalty Double Speak Factuality Fake Furtive Husband And Wife Infidilety Infuriate Inner Things Insight Inspiring Words Integrity Irritate Laugh Leader Love Motivate Motivation Plan Quotes Reliability Sentiments Spouse Surreptitious True True Mentor Trust
Author : Anuj Somany

88. “As every languageless, stateless, selfless nation has one last, twisted image of its worst and best, we have the ceilidh. Here we pretend we are Highland, pretend we have mysteries in our work, pretend we have work. We forget our record of atrocities wherever we have been made masters and become comfortable servants again. Our present and our past creep in to change each other and we feel angry and sad and Scottish. Perhaps we feel free.”

Tags : Identity Nationality Scottish
Author : A. L. Kennedy

89. “I am a complicated person with a simple life.”

Tags : Charlotte Eriksson Complicated Growing Up I Am Identity Life Living Me Person Poetry Prose Simple Simplicity Songwriter The Glass Child Who Am I Youth

90. “I am a worried person with a stressed out soul, living a simple life with no capital.”

Tags : Character Growing Up Identity Life Lit Living Minimalism Minimalist Personality Prose Quote Simplicity Songwriter Soul The Glass Child Wanderer Worried Writer

91. “When I discovered music — when I discovered the craft of shaping a song — my being fell into place.”

Tags : Artists Creativity Finding Identity Music Music Quotes Musician Purpose Singers Singersongwriter Singing Songs Songwriter Songwriters Writing

92. “By developing a contaminated, stigmatized identity, the child victim takes the evil of the abuser into herself and thereby preserves her primary attachments to her parents. Because the inner sense of badness preserves a relationship, it is not readily given up even after the abuse has stopped; rather, it becomes a stable part of the child's personality structure.”

Tags : Abuse Attachment Betrayal Betrayal Trauma Child Abuse Complex Ptsd Identity Incest Parental Abuse Personality Personality Disorder Self Stigma Stigmatization Victims
Source : Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

93. “To exist here, I’ll have to become skilled in saying no—an art in which I was once well accomplished, but one I no longer care to practice.”

Tags : Art Identity Outside In Practice Say No Saying No To Exist
Author : Doug Cooper
Source : Outside In

94. “We employ education and the convictions gained through the intermeshing of personal experiences and fresh ideas to establish the configuration of our being that in actuality was our mysterious potentiality from the very inception of our birth.”

Tags : Character Character Building Character Development Character Quote Education Ideas Identity Identity Quotes Personal Development Personal Development Quotes Personal Experience Potential Potential Quotes Potentiality Self Determination Self Determination Quote Self Development Self Knowledge Self Knowledge Quotes
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

95. “To the same degree that your understanding of and attitude towards Afrika becomes more positive, your understanding of and attitude towards yourself will also becomes more positive...”

Tags : Africa Afrika Identity Malcolm
Author : Malcolm X

96. “[O]nce we give up on the idea that only heterosexuality is normal and that all human bodies are clearly either male or female, more and more kinds of bodies and desires will come into view. Perhaps also, one body may, in one lifetime, move through many identities and desires. The use of,queer’ then, is a deliberate political move, which underscores the fluidity (potential and actual) of sexual identity and sexual desire. The term suggests that all kinds of sexual desire and identifications are possible, and all these have socio-cultural and historical co-ordinates.”

Tags : Gender Identity Queer Queer Politics Sexuality
Source : Seeing Like a Feminist

97. “This is the postmodern desert inhabited by people who are, in effect, consuming themselves in the form of images and abstractions through which their desires, sense of identity, and memories are replicated and then sold back to them as products”

Tags : Capitalism Consumerism Identity Memory Postmodernism

98. “Dont let your dreams die, while you are still alive. There is no fulfilling joy and pleasure on this world than seeing what you ever thought and dreamed comes into reality.”

Tags : Account Attitude Bank Business Celeb Character Determine Dj Kyos Employee Encouragement Entrepreneurship Quotes Group Work Information Know Me Knowledge Lessons Loser Management Motivated Never Give Up Operator Phiosophy Power Push Team Time Training Vision Winner Wise Words Words

99. “Most of the time it's not the Europeans who belittle us. What happens when we look at them is that we belittle ourselves. When we undertake the pilgrimage, it's not just to escape the tyranny at home but also to reach to the depths of our souls. The day arrives when the guilty must return to save those who could not find the courage to leave.”

Tags : Bildungsroman Identity Immigration Religion
Author : Orhan Pamuk
Source : Snow

100. “Jerry-5486: "The most apparent thing that I noticed was how most of the people in this study derive their sense of identity and well-being from their immediate surroundings rather than from within themselves, and that's why they broke down—just couldn't stand the pressure—they had nothing within them to hold up against all of this.”

Tags : Identity Prison Self Reliance Stanford Prison Experiment
Source : The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

101. “I am not an angel," I asserted; "and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.”

Tags : Character Empowerment Flaws Freedom Gender Ideal Woman Identity Image Independence Integrity Realism Self Awareness Self Determination Women
Source : Jane Eyre

102. “The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.”

Tags : Awareness Disorders Faults Focus Forgetting Future Goals Here Identity Issues Journeys Letting Go Memories Mental Illness Now Pain Past Planning Present Realism Regrets Unresolved

103. “It is always better to identify the true intention of a person by his/her action (deeds) than his/her words, and invariably more when a man propagates often about the importance of success, happiness and respect for women in life.”

Tags : Action Advice Crafty Cunning Deeds Dual Speak Fake Goal Happiness Hidden Point Humanity Hypocrite Inspirational Quotes Inspiring Inspiring Authors Inspiring Words Intention Leader Living Standard Man And Women Material World Motivational Original Pretender Purpose Real Nature Respect Women Selfish Spiritual Success True Mentor True Motivational Speaker
Author : Anuj Somany

104. “[Patricia Highsmith] had experienced at first hand many of Ripley's characteristics - splintered identity, insecurity, inferiority, obsession with an object of adoration, and the violence that springs from repression. Like her young anti-hero, she knew that in order to survive, it was necessary to prop oneself up with a psychological fantasy of one's own making. 'Happiness, for me, is a matter of imagination,' she wrote in her notebook while writing The Talented Mr. Ripley. 'Existence is a matter of unconscious elimination of negative and pessimistic thinking. I mean, to survive at all. And this applies to everyone. We are all suicides under the skin, and under the surface of our lives.”

Tags : Adoration Anti Hero Existence Fantasy Happiness Identity Imagination Inferiority Insecurity Negative Obsession Pessimism Pessimistic Repression Splintered Identity Suicide Surface Survival Survive Unconscious Violence Writing
Author : Andrew Wilson
Source : Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

105. “She might be without country, without nation, but inside her there was still a being that could exist and be free, that could simply say I am without adding a this, or a that, without saying I am Indian, Guyanese, English, or anything else in the world.”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Empowerment Freedom Home Homelessness Identity Independence Individuality Inspirational Nationality Roots Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust
Author : Sharon Maas
Source : Of Marriageable Age

106. “Resentment is often a woman's inner signal that she has been ignoring an important God-given responsibility - that of making choices.”

Tags : Choices Emotions Feelings Identity Resentment Submission Women

107. “Love is the bee that carries the pollen from one heart to another.”

Tags : Art Being Believe Break Up Broken Heart Broken Hearted Quotes Chance Faith Friend Happiness Identity Loss Love Love Hurts Lovers Lovers Sadness Passion Relationships Risk Single Trust Truths Writers Life Writing Writing Life
Author : Slash Coleman
Source : The Bohemian Love Diaries: A Memoir

108. “You know, people ask me. They say 'Dan, three years later do you really want to be drawing cat whiskers on your face?' but they don't understand. The cat whiskers, they come from within.”

Tags : Future Growing Up Happiness Identity Life Lifestyle Silly Unique Purpose
Author : Dan Howell

109. “I am constantly torn between the will to be seen and still hidden so god damn well, a contradiction I never figured out.”

Tags : Be Seen Contradiction Find Yourself Growing Up Hidden Identity Lit Quote Literature Myself Mystery Prose Prose Poetry Quote The Glass Child Tumblr Young Youth

110. “Through others we become ourselves.”

Tags : Development Educatin Identity Imitation Psychology Self Awareness

111. “You know what I am." The words breathed out in an auguished whisper. "I'm part demon, Clary. Part demon. You understood that much, didn't you?" His eyes bored into her like drills. "You saw what Valentine was trying to do. He used demon blood-used it on me before I was even born. I'm part monster. Part everthing I've tried so hard to burn out, to destroy.”

Tags : Demon Identity Monster
Source : City of Glass

112. “It was a very ordinary day, the day I realised that my becoming is my life and my home and that I don't have to do anything but trust the process, trust my story and enjoy the journey. It doesn't really matter who I've become by the finish line, the important things are the changes from this morning to when I fall asleep again, and how they happened, and who they happened with. An hour watching the stars, a coffee in the morning with someone beautiful, intelligent conversations at 5am while sharing the last cigarette. Taking trains to nowhere, walking hand in hand through foreign cities with someone you love. Oceans and poetry. It was all very ordinary until my identity appeared, until my body and mind became one being. The day I saw the flowers and learned how to turn my daily struggles into the most extraordinary moments. Moments worth writing about. For so long I let my life slip through my fingers, like water. I'm holding on to it now,and I'm not letting go.”

Tags : Beautiful Becoming Carpe Diem Charlotte Eriksson Cities Coffee Finding Yourself Flowers Identity Inspiration Let Go Motivation Moving On Process Prose Prose Poetry Recovery Songwriter Stars Struggles The Glass Child Youth
Source : Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps

113. “Don’t try to present your art by making other people read or hear or see or touch it; make them feel it. Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve and keep it alive by making people feel a little better. Feel a little lighter. Create art in order for yourself to become yourselfand let your very existence be your song, your poem, your story.Let your very identity be your book.Let the way people say your name sound like the sweetest melody.”

Tags : Appearance Being An Artist Charlotte Eriksson Creating Creativity Fame Fate Forget Identity Infinite Legacy Life Love Melody Music Mystery Photography Rain Read Singing Songwriter Stars The Glass Child Tumblr Writer Writing

114. “People say you're born innocent, but it's not true. You inherit all kinds of things that you can do nothing about. You inherit your identity, your history, like a birthmark that you can't wash off. ... We are born with our heads turned back, but my mother says we have to face into the future now. You have to earn your own innocence, she says. You have to grow up and become innocent.”

Tags : Character Future Growing Up Growth Heritage History Identity Innocence Maturity Past Personal History Personality Predispositions Self Discovery
Author : Hugo Hamilton
Source : The Sailor in the Wardrobe

115. “All you need to validly be bi is to identify! It's so true it rhymes.”

Tags : Bi Bisexuality Identity Love

116. “[I]t is something that comes up as a struggle in me. It especially came up when I was about 16 or 17. In high school people think you have to be so macho. People get attacked just because someone insinuates something about their sexuality. I think that’s gruesome.”

Tags : Bisexuality High School Identity Sexual Identity Sexuality Teenagers
Author : Green Day

117. “I was bi and my heart was off-limits to no one, at least not for any reason like what they had between their legs or whether their chests were flat or round. And maybe because of that I never really could believe or understand that Griff, or anyone else, could be deterred from falling in love by such a trivial thing as gender.”

Tags : Bisexuality Identity
Author : Ben Monopoli
Source : The Cranberry Hush

118. “Wake up.Take a bath . Lets go and hustle.You have more changes of making it, when you are out there than sitting and doing nothing or sleeping.”

Tags : Attitude Characteristics Encouragement Explore Go Getter Invest Investment Learning Living Philosophy Quotes Sitting Skills Teach Thoughts Time Tourism Wakeup Wisdom

119. “Wake up.Take a bath . Lets go and hustle.You have more chances of making it, when you are out there than sitting and doing nothing or sleeping.”

Tags : Ability And Attitude Advice Bath Celeb Creaitivity Djkyos Education Future Go Hard Worker Hustler Identity Intelligence Key Limited Management Nothing Others People Philosopher Power Quotes Sitting Skills Sleeping Thoughts Tourism Wisdom Wise Words Working Hard

120. “Inlife I have came across people with bad personality transcoder. It doesnt matter what you say. They will change that into bad words. They always playing themselves as victims and always want to make the other person bad or feel guilty. You would be saying something. Then they would change it other way around to something hurtful and bad.”

Tags : Able Career Characteristics Cheating Deadline Dj Dj Kyos Djkyos Doer Effort Entreprenuership Know Me Knowledge Learning Look Love Missionary Morals Motivation Philosophy Psychopathic Personalities Quality Sitting Striver Success Teach Thoughts Tourism

121. “It'll be no use their putting their heads down and saying "Come up again, dear!"I shall only look up and say "Who am I then? Tell me that first, and then,if I like being that person, I'll come up: if not, I'll stay down heretill I'm somebody else"--but, oh dear!' cried Alice, with a sudden burstof tears, 'I do wish they WOULD put their heads down! I am so VERY tiredof being all alone here!”

Tags : Alice In Wonderland Identity Loneliness
Author : Lewis Carroll
Source : Alice in Wonderland

122. “And I wasn’t playing a role – I was trying to be myself.But the harder I was striving, the more I was realizing that I had probably lost that ‘myself’ somewhere between two perfectly performed roles...”

Tags : Be Yourself Cardew Freya Hidden Lonely Mask Masked Obsession Obsessive Perfect Play Postmodernism Pretending Realize Roles Romance Romantic Secretive Suspense Young Adult Gothic Romance Yourself
Author : Simona Panova
Source : Nightmarish Sacrifice

123. “There’s a drive in a lost soul—in one that is searching for acceptance, companionship, belonging, whatever you want to call it. The slightest coincidence ignites a spark that one hopes will lead to something meaningful.”

Tags : Acceptance Belonging Brotherhood Coincidence Companionship Drive Identity Lost Meaning Outside In Soul
Author : Doug Cooper
Source : Outside In

124. “The past does not define me, it ignites me. The past is not a piece of me, it has placed me”

Tags : Abuse Addict Addiction Child Childhood Christian Cutting Depressed Depression Forgive Forgiveness Forward Growing Growth Grudge Grudges Hurt Identity Jesus Faith Moving On Negative Older Pain Past Purpose Scars Struggle To Write Love On Her Arms Transform Twloha
Author : Ricky Maye

125. “Most of us are not raised to actively encounter our destiny. We may not know that we have one. As children, we are seldom told we have a place in life that is uniquely ours alone. Instead, we are encouraged to believe that our life should somehow fulfill the expectations of others, that we will (or should) find our satisfactions as they have found theirs. Rather than being taugh to ask ourselves who we are, we are schooled to ask others. We are, in effect, trained to listen to others' versions of ourselves. We are brought up in our life as told to us by someone else! When we survey our lives, seeking to fulfill our creativity, we often see we had a dream that went glimmering because we believed, and those around us believed, that the dream was beyond our reach. Many of us would have been, or at least might have been, done, tried something, if...If we had known who we really were.”

Tags : Believe Chance Courage Identity Inspiration
Author : Julia Cameron

126. “Feelings are something you have; not something you are.”

Tags : Anger Confusion Emotions Feelings Hate Identity Illness Joy Love Overcoming Paranoia Self Suspician Who You Are

127. “Dont miss the opportunity of becoming something Inlife. Sometimes all you have to do is to show up.”

Tags : Ambitions Better Career Characteristics Competition Djkyos Dont Education Explore Famous Improved Interview Investment Morals Navigator Operator Path Precious Quotes Rich Strength Teach Team Time Unknown Wise Words

128. “There is a face beneath this mask, but it isn't me. I'm no more that face than I am the muscles beneath it, or the bones beneath that.”

Tags : Alan Moore Avatar Beauty Beauty Is Not Skin Deep Face Flesh Identity Mask Skin Superficial Beauty True Beauty V For Vendetta
Author : Steve Moore
Source : V for Vendetta

129. “The undeniable paradox of human existence is that a person seeks closeness with other people while protecting his or her sanctified right of privacy. Each person must carefully guard their personal identity in order to give their life a unique purposefulness. Loving other people and nature is not mutually exclusive of a person maintaining independence of thought and action. A person need not surrender his or her own pursuit of personal excellence when maintaining a respectful and reciprocal relationship with a life mate.”

Tags : Identity Identity Quotes Independence Independent Thought Loving Relationship Respectful Respecting Others
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

130. “who are youreally?you are not a nameor a height, or a weightor a genderyou are not an ageand you are not where you are fromyou are your favorite booksand the songs stuck in your headyou are your thoughts and what you eat for breakfaston Saturday morningsyou are a thousand thingsbut everyone choosesto see the million thingsyou are notyou are not where you are fromyou arewhere you are goingand i'd liketo go theretoo”

Tags : Identity Who You Are
Author : m.k

131. “You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be.”

Tags : Authentic Self Authenticity Be Yourself Identity Mask Self Awareness Self Love Who You Are

132. “We are what we remember. If we lose our memory, we lose our identity and our identity is the accumulation of our experiences. When we walk down the memory lane, it can be unconsciously, willingly, selectively, impetuously or sometimes grudgingly. By following our stream of consciousness we look for lost time and things past. Some reminiscences become anchor points that can take another scope with the wisdom of hindsight. ("Walking down the memory lane" )”

Tags : Accumulation Anchor Points Experiences Grudge Hindsight Identity Impetuously Lose Lost Time Memory Memory Lane Memory Loss Remember Reminiscence Scope Selective Stream Of Consciousness Things Past Unconsciously Walk Down Willingly Wisdom

133. “Your identity is not in who you can be. It is in who you always have been”

Tags : Addiction Confidence Depression Fail Failure Failures Future Growing Identity Identity Crisis Image Mirror Past Purpose Self Harm Self Helm Self Image Self Improvement To Write Love On Her Arms Twloha
Author : Ricky Maye

134. “Our first experience of life is primarily felt in the *body.* ... We know ourselves in the security of those who hold us and gaze upon us. It's not heard or seen or thought it's felt. That's the original knowing.”

Tags : Body Body And Mind Body Image Body Language Body Mind Identity Knowing Nonverbal Original Nature Primal Wordless
Author : Richard Rohr
Source : Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer

135. “The more fucked up you are, the more I like you. As long as you've managed to hold onto your identity through all the shit, then it won't matter how twisted you are. I will love you more for it.”

Tags : Dark Experiences Fucked Up Humor Identity Love Passion Twisted

136. “Questions from earlier circle like buzzards. Am I running away or moving forward?”

Tags : Buzzards Identity Moving Forward Outside In Questions Running Away
Author : Doug Cooper
Source : Outside In

137. “I'm just Phil from Rossendale. And now people are screaming for me 'cause I make YouTube videos - it's just crazy!”

Tags : Fame Identity Popularity Specialness Youtube
Author : Phil Lester

138. “I want to make the choice that gives an accurate impression of who I am; and who I am is someone who wants to be ethical, evolved, yet not at all an oil pan for the machinations of the morally corrupt.”

Tags : Choice Ethical Identity Morality
Source : Immortality or Something Like It

139. “I don't want to inhabit the human world under false pretenses.”

Tags : Identity Self Knowledge
Author : Janet Frame
Source : Towards Another Summer

140. “Its very important that you re-introduce yourself to people. Some people have short term memory so they forget. Some are slow learners , so might no know who you are. Might mistaken you for someone. People will treat you according on how they identify you.Thats why it is important that you identify properly to them.”

Tags : Branding Character Dj Kyos Djkyos Identity Identity Crisis Identity Theft Inspiration Intellignce Know Yourself Leader Life Lessons Living Mind Motivation Philosopher Philosophy Quotes Teach Thoughts Wisdom Wise Words Words

141. “Each person you meetis an aspect of yourself,clamoring for love.”

Tags : Awakening Awareness Compassion Consciousness Empathy Forgiveness Haiku Identity Inspiration Inspirational Quotes Know Thyself Love Meetings Oneness Poetry Reflection Self Awareness Spiritual Spirituality Sympathy Unity Wisdom Wisdom Quotes

142. “The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.”

Tags : Awakening Awareness Consciousness Create Your Life Create Your Reality Creation Creative Vision Creativity Enlightenment Experience Identity Inspirational Know Thyself Meditation Mind Mind Body Spirit Perception Power Of Thoughts Reality Self Awareness Spiritual Subconscious Mind Who Am I Wisdom

143. “Our personal story has many chapters that reconnoiter universal themes. We each struggle to understand ourselves and aspire to make ourselves known to the world. We struggle to win the love of other people. We seek to pick all the low hanging fruit that we come across in our journey through the corridor of time. We write our story in the Niagara of emotional experiences that flowing watercourse makes us human. We use a profusion of words, symbols, and the nuances pulled from a rich library of language to depict the cascade of our visions, sounds, smells, tastes, feelings, dreams, and infelicitous thoughts. We use logical and dialectal thought processes when communing with our inner self. We use self-speak along with the esemplastic powers of poetic imagination, sprinkled with the fizz of creativity, to cohere disparate chapters of our life into a unified whole and relay the effervescence of our story to other people.”

Tags : Creative Work Creativity Identity Identity Quotes Know Thyself Language Memoir Memoir Writing Personal Story Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Discovery Self Discovery Quotes Self Knowledge Self Knowledge Quotes Story Of My Life Story Telling Strories Words Writers On Writing Writing Process
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

144. “I am a living breathing word of GOD.”

Tags : Encouragement God Identity Inspiration Inspire Inspire Me Know Thyself Life Life Lessons Living Word Power Power Of Words Truth Uplift Who I Am Word

145. “The less human you feel, the more human you become.”

Tags : Awakening Awareness Emotion Enlightenment Human Nature Identity Inspiration Know Thyself Self Awareness

146. “It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.”

Tags : Becoming Blueprint Change Compassion Decisions Good Choices Growing Up Identity Life Choices Life Direction Life Map Life Purpose Love Past Principles Resolver Vs Reactor Self Assessment Self Beliefs Self Esteem 101 Self Transformation Stayingpositiveu Com Students Teaching Traits

147. “Our work is not to become unique. We are unique. Our work is to unleash our sense of adventure and to allow the inner whisper that says “come hither” to be reason enough to go.”

Tags : Adventure Authentic Self Authenticity Identity Inner Guidance Inner Wisdom Unique Uniqueness Who You Are

148. “Undergoing personal change is a difficult but necessary process of maturing into the ultimate manifestation of a desirable self. True personal transformation requires a person honestly to assess their inner spirituality and adopt a clear vision of who they want to be. An earnest person experiencing inner transformation of their values and belief system is apt to feel conflicted, confused, and disorientated. Change of self is displacement, disarticulation, and loss of self. Alteration of our self-image results in disrupting, dislocating, and modifying a person’s perspective of what is significant.”

Tags : Development Disorientation Enlightenment Enlightenment Quotes Identity Identity Crisis Maturation Maturity Personal Personal Change Personal Growth Personal Growth Quotes Perspective Perspective On Life Self Image Self Improvement Self Improvement Quotes Transformation Transformation Spirituality
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

149. “A willingness to let go of an old self and allow creative thoughts to remake a person into a better version of oneself requires an act of courage.”

Tags : Change Change Your Life Identity Personal Development Personal Growth Personality Self Improvement
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

150. “We become the product of our recurrent thoughts. Writing is one method of explicating upon our thoughts, condensing multiple scenes, times, and ideas, and editing our fragmented beliefs.”

Tags : Identity Maturing Memoir Memoir Writing Personal Development Personal Growth Philosophy Of Life Purpose Driven Life Purpose Of Life Purposeful Living Self Determination Self Development Self Discovery Self Improvement Self Realization Self Realization Quotes Self Reflection Thoughts Thoughts On Life Thoughts On Writing Writing Writing Process
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

151. “Self-knowledge is the foundation stone of every principled person, and any changes of a person’s mutable character commences with an extensive course of self-evaluation. Personal evolution is a product of the independent choices we make. Progress in the development of oneself depends upon how honestly a person judges oneself, and what corrections a person makes to align their character with an ideal version of a self.”

Tags : Identity Personal Development Personal Growth Self Analysis Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Development Self Discovery Self Mastery Self Realization Self Realization Quotes Self Reflection
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

152. “We script our own psyche. We each journey alone. The path that we take through life proves to be every person’s supreme test of mental, physical, and emotional stamina, and the final determiner of his or her intellectual, ethical, and spiritual attainment.”

Tags : Identity Life Lessons Life Lessons Quotes Maturation Personal Growth Personal Growth Quotes Self Awareness Self Determination Self Discovery Self Improvement Self Realization Self Realization Quotes
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

153. “With every passing day, we add a page to our personal story, an illustrative script that casts our character shaped by an implacable external environment and fashioned by our supple state of inwardness.”

Tags : Character Character Building Character Description Character Development Character Quote Identity Identity Quotes Life Story Memoir Writing Personal Awareness Self Awakening Self Awakening Quotes Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Discovery Self Discovery Quotes Self Realization Self Realization Quotes Story Of My Life
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

154. “A person who is truly cool is a work of art. And remember, original works of art cost exponentially higher than imitations. Just take a look at the the coolest people in history. They will always be a part of history for being extremely original individuals, not imitations.”

Tags : Being Different Being Yourself Confidence Copy Cost Create Follower Imitate Individual Inspiration Leader Legend Love Rebel Strength Strong Think Different Will
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

155. “In our formative years, every person begins creating a self that can keep him or her company through later stages in life. It requires concentrated effort to create self-hood. The task of creating a fully developed human being is an ongoing process, an open-ended assignment. The goal of self-hood is to evade slipping into a state of thoughtlessness, where we fail to take ownership of our thoughts, deeds, and lifestyle.”

Tags : Identity Maturation Maturity Self Help Self Help Inspirational Self Help Quotes Self Identity Self Identity Life Philosophy
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

156. “Idealistic notions that guide a younger person frequently prove unsustainable. Concluding any stage of life demands that a person rebuilds oneself after living destroys our ideological beliefs.”

Tags : Idealism Idealistic Identity Self Destruction Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Development Self Discovery Self Improvement Stages In Life Stages Of Growth Stages Of Life
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

157. “Each of us is the enactor of our personal saga; we create the phantom of the self. We are the principal character in our personal story, as well as witnesses and reactors to the storylines of other persons whom we adore. We are each the composers of our evolving personal story; we are the protagonist of our personal life story.”

Tags : Identity Identity Quotes Memoir Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Discovery Self Help Self Improvement Self Improvement Quotes Story Of My Life Writers On Writing Writing Writing Quotes
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

158. “None of us commences life utterly alone. We each carry within our granular mass the protoplasm residue of past generations’ ideas, customs, values, infatuations, prejudices, ethics, and mores. The lees wrought from our seedlings contribute to the social order that oversees a newborn’s future. How we conduct ourselves in the here and now emulates our heritage, delineates the parameters of the present culture, and sets the embryonic stage for the emergent ethos of our future and for the generations of people whom we will never meet.”

Tags : Character Character Building Character Development Character Quote Cultural Identity Cultural Influence Culture Ethos Humanity Ideals Quotes Ideas Identity Identity Quotes Personal Development Self Determination Self Determination Quotes Self Discovery
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

159. “It has been acknowledged by many that an actor often plays the character in a reel life better than other contenders only if that projected picture role or image is opposite to his/her actual nature in a real life. It is usually a good method to know the true identity of a Cine and TV personality.”

Tags : Audience Character Cine Personality Cinestar Comedian Double Standards Factual Identity Inspiring Inspiring Authors Kindness Legend Motivational Movie Heroies Movie Lovers Notable Person People Nature Portrayal Reel Character Reveal Spectator Trustworthy Trustworthy Nature Unraveling Villion
Author : Anuj Somany

160. “She fixed a smile that she hoped looked authentic. Pretending to be content continued to be hard work.”

Tags : Faith Fiction Identity Personal Growth Women S Fiction
Source : Lead Me Home

161. “He tried to shape in his mind what he had to say to McDonald. It was a feeling; it was an urge that he had to speak. But whatever he spoke he knew would be but another name for the wildness that he sought. It was a freedom and goodness, a hope and a vigor that he perceived to underlie all the familiar things of his life, which were not free or good or hopeful or vigorous. What he sought was the source and preserver of his world, a world which seemed to turn ever in fear away from its source, rather than search it out, as the prairie grass around him sent down its fibered roots into the rich dark dampness, the Wildness, and thereby renewed itself, year after year.”

Tags : Freedom Identity Right Of Passage Wildness
Author : John Williams

162. “She thinks she is white,' they used to sneer, and that was as bad as a curse.”

Tags : Femme Identity
Source : Nervous Conditions

163. “If the original architects of the 'European dream' were to wake from their slumber, they would no doubt be turning in their graves at the threats to the Union posed by today's unparalleled mass migration and surge in home grown terrorism. Luckily for them, it is the nightmare of Europe's current leaders to ponder the challenges of reinstating national borders, curbing free movement of people, combating extremism, all of which in turn may lead to disintegration of the European Union itself and all that it stands for.”

Tags : Alcide De Gasperi Altiero Spinelli Big Ideas Challenges Quotes Citizens Of A Great Nation Curb Curbing Europe European Economic Area Extremists Free Movement Freedom Of Religion Idealism Jean Monnet Johan Willem Beyen Mass Migration Nightmare Political Project Quotable Quote Quotes Stand For Something Right Statesman Statesmanship
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

164. “When you are clearly-defined, deliberate with intention and operating at your highest level, your brilliance cannot be hidden, diminished or overshadowed.”

Tags : Brilliance Deliberate Identity Self Esteem Self Value Self Worth

165. “When many different creatures are part of the same species, this typically means that they share many similarities over differences and can reproduce among themselves. If humans share more similarities than differences, in desires, needs, and fears, then what is keeping our species apart? If our Creator wanted us to be divided, we would have not been designed to interbreed.”

Tags : Animals Commonalities Cross Breed Cultural Evolution Fears Human Interbreed Mankind Nature Need Philosophy Race Reproduce Science Similarities Species Truth United Unity World Peace
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

166. “I will come to you, my friend, when I no longer need you. Then you will find a palace, not an almshouse.”

Tags : Identity Self Knowledge Voice

167. “Deep within, there is something profoundly known, not consciously, but subconsciously. A quiet truth, that is not a version of something, but an original knowing. What this, absolute, truth [identity] is may be none of our business…but it is there, guiding us along the path of greater becoming; a true awareness. It is so self-sustaining that our recognition of it is not required. We are offspring’s of such a powerfully divine force – Creator of all things known and unknown.”

Tags : Conscious Creator Guidance Identity Inner Self Knowledge Origins Profound Quotes Recognition Self Awareness Subconscious Truth
Author : T.F. Hodge
Source : From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

168. “He had the vanity to believe men did not like him – while men simply did not know him.”

Tags : Identity Vanity
Source : November

169. “Disturb my sleep but darling don't dare disturb my dreams!”

Tags : Aim Ambition Arrogant Attitude Confidence Dreams Goal Happiness Identity Life Love Myself Sleep Thoughts

170. “I must be myself, I said over and over. I must forget these people buzzing inside my head, I must forget their voices, their smells, their demands, their love, their hate, and be myself, I must be myself, I told myself, as i gazed down at the legs resting so happily on the stool, and I told myself again as I looked up to watch the smoke I'd blown up to the ceiling; I must be myself, because if I failed to be myself, I become the person they wanted me to be; if I had to be that insufferable person, I'd rather be nothing at all. It would be better if I didn't exist,...”

Tags : Existence Identity Myself Oneself
Author : Orhan Pamuk
Source : The Black Book

171. “I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God's thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing in all thinking.”

Tags : Creation Identity Individuality

172. “Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.”

Tags : Duty Identity Responsibility Uniqueness

173. “And what's beyond vastness? It shrinks...”

Tags : Abstract Identity Life Meaning

174. “If"If freckles were lovely, and day was night, And measles were nice and a lie warn't a lie, Life would be delight,-- But things couldn't go right For in such a sad plight I wouldn't be I. If earth was heaven and now was hence, And past was present, and false was true, There might be some sense But I'd be in suspense For on such a pretense You wouldn't be you. If fear was plucky, and globes were square, And dirt was cleanly and tears were glee Things would seem fair,-- Yet they'd all despair, For if here was there We wouldn't be we.”

Tags : Acceptance Contradictions Identity If Opposites Poetry Quotes Reality
Author : E.E. Cummings

175. “You are the stories and incidents that you never tell to anyone. You are the thoughts that you get while standing under theshower. You are those memories that won't lets you sleep at night peacefully. You are those words that you will never say while speaking with someone. You are those scars that you always hide from everyone. You are those little secrets that you will never let the world know. You are everything that you hide under the identity that you call the real you.”

Tags : Hide Identity Memories Night Peace Real Scars Secrets Sleep Speak Thoughts World
Author : Akshay Vasu

176. “Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others.”

Tags : Beloved Faith Identity Self Silence Solitude
Source : Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

177. “Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.”

Tags : Beloved Faith God Identity Love Self
Source : Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

178. “I might have lost lot of chances in my life. But everyday I take it as an opportunity for me to create better chances for my life.”

Tags : Career Dj Dj Kyos Djkyos Dreamer Encouragement Human Behaviour Identity Intelligence Know Me Leader Living Management Money Quotes Opportunities Power Strength Talent Thoughts Tourism Travel Travelling Whisky Words

179. “To show you know english , what you must know is English is not an accent but its the vocabulary.”

Tags : Ability Advice Christ College Company Duty Education Encouragement Famous Hire Holy Ghost Improved Infrastructure Know Me Networking Optimst Pet Praying Pre School Private School Teach Whisky

180. “We no longer find our identity or value in having the right theology or being a part of the right denomination.”

Tags : Adventure Christianity Faith God Identity Nomad Spirituality Theology Thoughts Wander
Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

181. “We no longer find out identity or value in having the right theology or being a part of the right denomination.”

Tags : Adventure Christianity Faith God Identity Nomad Spirituality Theology Thoughts Wander
Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

182. “If you think you can stand to know what you’re made of, try kneeling before God.”

Tags : God Identity Kneeling Made Made Of Personhood Self Analysis Self Discovery Stand Standing Submission Transparency Vulnerability Vulnerable

183. “Be not another, if you can be yourself. ”

Tags : Identity Knowing
Author : Paracelsus

184. “Female competition is when you are with a guy you like and you look around, see a girl who is prettier than you standing nearby, and think to yourself: "I wish she wasn't here." -This is what happens when you attach your identity and sense of worth to the amount of male attention you receive.”

Tags : Attention Beauty Completion Dating Envy Female Competition Feminism Identity Jealousy Male Attention Male Gaze Objectification Prettier Pretty Rivalry Self Worth Sex Appeal
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

185. “Now do you understand why it's so important for you to grasp your belovedness? God won't change the world through angels or through ideas; He will change the world through His sons and daughters. If you don't know who you are, if you don’t know your true identity, you won't touch others on His behalf.”

Tags : Being Loved God Identity
Source : Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You're More Like Jesus Than You Think?

186. “I look like vanilla pudding so nobody knows that on the inside I am spider soup.”

Tags : Identity Inside Ourselves Personality Ya
Author : Andrea Portes
Source : Anatomy of a Misfit

187. “Frankly, I believe that identity is what's inside us.”

Tags : Identity Inside Ourselves
Author : Theo Coster
Source : We All Wore Stars: Memories of Anne Frank from Her Classmates

188. “When you become the image of your own imagination, it's the most powerful thing you could ever do.”

Tags : Creativity Destiny Identity Imagination Inspirational Power Self Transcendence Transformation
Author : RuPaul

189. “The Augusteum warns me not to get attached to any obsolete ideas about who I am, what I represent, whom I belong to, or what function I may once have intended to serve.”

Tags : Identity Transformation
Source : Eat, Pray, Love

190. “We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.”

Tags : Feelings Identity Thoughts

191. “The identity you're craving for is an illusion; your true nature has no identity, you're the universe -you contain all things!”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Consistency Courage Determination Empowerment Essence Ethos Fortitude Goodness Home Identity Independence Inspiration Life Lessons Nationality Persistence Resolve Roots Self Awareness Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust Character Strength Virtue Virtues

192. “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”

Tags : Architecture Churchill Creation Identity

193. “If only you could see the greatness in yourself, you wouldn't envy the greatness in others.”

Tags : Attitude Beauty Confidence Envy Greatness Haters Identity Insecure Jealous Jealousy Motivation Perspective Real Talk Secure Self Esteem Self Help Success
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

194. “Without dignity, identity is erased.”

Tags : Dignity Identity Identity Confusion Traumatized
Source : Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

195. “I am not made like any of those I have seen. I venture to believe that I am not made like any of those who are in existence. If I am not better, at least I am different.”

Tags : Identity Nonconformity

196. “Alan, you seem to think we won't like you unless you do things just like everyone else. Have you ever thought we might like you because you're different?”

Tags : Different Identity
Author : Tamora Pierce
Source : Alanna: The First Adventure

197. “Sometimes I still feel that there are two of me: one clean, flawless picture, the other imperfect and cracked; one boy, one girl; one voice that speaks aloud and one that whispers in my ear; one publicly known to have been troubled but be on the mend, the other who has privately lost something to do with innocence and gained something to do with knowledge and adulthood that can never be undone. I feel sometimes there are things that tear me in two directions, that there are two sets of thoughts that grow side by side. But then I realize that I am whole, whatever that means and does not mean; I am complete without the need for additions or alteration.”

Tags : Author Beautiful Commercial Fiction Identity Intersex Lgbt Lgbtqia Literary Novel Perfection
Source : Golden Boy

198. “Like a snake sheds its skin, we are capable of getting rid of assembled habits, creating space to call matters into question. Instead of the Shakespearian " To be or not to be " we could favor " to become or not to become". By "becoming", we challenge the range of possibilities in our life and go beyond the merely "being". We can retreat, then, from the imprisonment of a deadly routine, acquire an identity and develop our personality. ( "Man without Qualities" )”

Tags : Assembled Becoming Being Beyond Capable Challenge Deadly Develop Favour Habits Imprisonment Matters Merely Personality Possibilities Qualities Routine Shed Skin Snake

199. “We are all, Esme decides, just vessels through which identities pass: we are lent features, gestures, habits, then we hand them on. Nothing is our own. We begin in the world as anagrams of our antecedents.”

Tags : History Identity
Source : The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

200. “The individuals inside are frequently fighting that their individual voices be heard, while the walls of the place, which are the mask, and the perception, are reluctant to give over to the voices of the individuals. Those in the margins are always trying to get to the center, and those at the center, frequently in the name of tradition, are trying to keep the margins at a distance. Part of the identity of a place is the tension between those in the margins, and those in the center, and they all live behind the walls which wear the tradition.”

Tags : Center Identity Individuality Margin Tradition Voice