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1. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”

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2. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Tags : Accomplishment Be Yourself Conformity Individuality

3. “It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.”

Tags : Autonomy Bachelorhood Empowerment Freedom Independence Individuality Love Marriage Matrimony Men Self Determination Self Sufficiency Singles Strength Women
Author : Coco Chanel

4. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

Tags : Courage Dignity Empowerment Freedom Independence Individuality Judgment Self Determination Speaking Out Thought
Author : Coco Chanel

5. “When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”

Tags : Desire Emotion Friendship Honesty Imagination Individuality Life Love Passion Reality Relationships Romance Truth Wisdom Wise Words
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : The Intern

6. “We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct & individual. We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this earth by the same gravity. We don't share blood, but we share the air that keeps us alive. I will not blind myself and say that my black brother is not different from me. I will not blind myself and say that my brown sister is not different from me. But my black brother is he as much as I am me. But my brown sister is she as much as I am me.”

Tags : Brotherhood Color Difference Differences Equality Harmony Human Humanism Humanity Individuality Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Life Life And Living Living Race Respect Sisterhood Society Unity
Author : C. JoyBell C.

7. “I don't fit into any stereotypes. And I like myself that way.”

Tags : Fitting In Individuality Inspirational Inspirational Attitude Inspirational Quotes Self Awareness Self Knowledge Stereotypes Uniqueness
Author : C. JoyBell C.

8. “A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement”

Tags : Body Body Image Culture Dance Desire Fashion Honesty Humour Individuality Life Love Reality Relationships Self Sex Wisdom Young Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Novels Young Adults Youth
Author : Jess C. Scott

9. “V-Day…if you need this one day in a year to show everyone else you truly care for “your loved one” I think it’s quite stupid. I hate this commercialism. It’s all artificial, and has nothing to do with real love.”

Tags : Body Books Cool Desire Emotion Friendship Funny Honesty Humor Humour Imagination Individuality Life Love Music Novel Passion Romance Self Sex Technology Truth Wisdom Young
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

10. “My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.”

Tags : Body Books Cool Funny Girl Honesty Humor Humour Imagination Individuality Life Love Passion Reality Relationships Self Sex Technology Truth Wisdom Young Youth
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

11. “Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.”

Tags : Body Boy Boyfriend Boys Cool Desire Emotion Funny Honesty Humor Humour Individuality Life Music Novel Poem Poetry Poets Relationships Romance Self Sex Technology Truth Wisdom Young Youth
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

12. “I suppose it’s not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do — to feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader social acceptance of what someone, or a group of people, might actually be like.”

Tags : Bisexuality Bisexuals Body Culture Desire Emotion Erotica Funny Gay Gay Men Humor Imagination Passion Relationships Self Sex Sexuality Society Society S Increasing Stupidity Technology Youth
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : New Order

13. “Please, touch me, I pray.”

Tags : Desire Friendship Funny Girl Honesty Humor Humour Imagination Individuality Life Love Lust Lust For Life Music Novel Passion Reality Relationships Romance Sex Wisdom Young Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Literature Young Adult Novels Young Adults
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : The Intern

14. “When I touched her body,I believed she was God.In the curves of her formI found the birth of Man,the creation of the world,and the origin of all life.”

Tags : Cool Erotica Feminine Femininity Feminism Womanhood Femme Fiction Friendship God Honesty Individuality Inspire Inspiring Music Passionate Love Roman Payne Sex Sexuality Wanderess Women Women S Fiction Women S Rights Youth
Author : Roman Payne

15. “Being an American is about having the right to be who you are. Sometimes that doesn't happen.”

Tags : America Americans Civil Rights Expression Gay Rights Homosexuality Individuality Liberty Usa
Author : Herb Ritts

16. “In a lifeworld, where we can be what we are, and not what people expect us to be, we can escape a blank and void existence, which is linked to wrecking ennui. Boredom often slips into revulsion and nausea, for not being able to find an identity and not succeeding in acquiring individuality with the quality of authenticity. ("Like a frozen image")”

Tags : Acquiring Authenticity Blank Boredome Ennui Escape Existence Expect Frozen Image Individuality Life World Linked People Revulsion Slip Succeeding To Be Void Wrecking

17. “I think... if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.”

Tags : Care Diversity Heart Individuality Love Mind Seduction Soul
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : Anna Karenina

18. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”

Tags : Individuality Majority Minority Pause Reflect Wisdom
Author : Mark Twain

19. “...it’s just another one of those things I don’t understand: everyone impresses upon you how unique you are, encouraging you to cultivate your individuality while at the same time trying to squish you and everyone else into the same ridiculous mould. It’s an artist’s right to rebel against the world’s stupidity.”

Tags : Art Artists Be Yourself Catholic Author Creative Process Encouragement Funny Gadfly Humor Humor Inspirational Individuality Inspirational Ironic Irony Irony Of Life Rebel Rebellion Rebels Stupidity Stupidity Of Man Uniqueness
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

20. “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”

Tags : Corruption Individuality Peer Pressure Youth

21. “Any fool can do something cool and look cool, but it takes skill to make something uncool cool again.”

Tags : Conformity Cool Coolness Fool Independence Individuality Nonconformity Originality Skill Talent Trends
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

22. “I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.”

Tags : Force Human Nature Individuality Liberty Strength Uniqueness
Source : On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

23. “I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.”

Tags : Americanism Equality Freedom Independence Individuality Liberty Patriotic Patriotism Respect Self Respect

24. “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.”

Tags : Freedom Individuality Inspirational Mask Personality Revolution Truth
Author : Jim Morrison

25. “Who are you?'I didn't understand the question.I'm Uri', he said. 'What's your name?'I gave him my name. 'Stopthief.”

Tags : Individuality Labels Milkweed Name Self
Source : Milkweed

26. “Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.”

Tags : Independent Thought Individuality Morals Self Expression Values
Author : Aesop

27. “And why, she began to ask, did she rage against individuals? Not individuals but institutions are the enemies, and they most afflict the disciples who the most generously serve them. They insinuate their tyranny under a hundred guises and pompous names, such as Polite Society, the Family, the Church, Sound Business, the Party, the Country, the Superior White Race; and the only defense against them, Carol beheld, was unembittered laughter.”

Tags : Individuality Institutions Laughter
Source : Main Street

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. “There is nothing that threatens a corrupt system more than a free mind.”

Tags : Biased Censored Corrupt Corruption Democracy Democratic Free Mind Free Thinker Free Will Free Yourself Freedom God History Hypocritical Illusions Justice Liberate Lie Manipulation Mankind Misguide Peace Psychology Religion Sheep System Thinking Thinking For Yourself Truth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

30. “How can I give up stalking when I have a family to feed? Get a job? I don't want to work for you, your work makes me puke, do you understand? This is the way I figure it: if a man works with you, he is always working for one of you, he is a slave and nothing else. And I always wanted to be myself, on my own, so that I could spit at you all, at your boredom and despair.”

Tags : Boredom Despair Family Feed Give Up Individualism Individuality Job Myself Puke Slave Spit Stalking Understand Work
Source : Roadside Picnic

31. “I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”

Tags : Humour Individuality Science Fiction
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : Zen in the Art of Writing

32. “When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.”

Tags : Abnormal Appearance Being Different Craziness Humor Individuality Insanity Majority Minority Misunderstood Original Popularity Sanity Unique
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

33. “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”

Tags : Individuality Unique
Author : Margaret Mead

34. “In today's globalized world nothing is sure. Routines are falling; stereotypes are breaking. Life has never been as piquant as it is now. So go out of your way; leave your cocoon. Do that crazy thing and be happy you did it.”

Tags : Crazy Globalization Happiness Happy Humor Individuality Life Motivational Passion Routine Stereotype Success Unique Uniqueness Work

35. “Last night I was seriously considering whether I was a bisexual or not but I don’t think so though I’m not sure if I’d like to be and argh I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, if you like a person, you like the person, not their genitals.”

Tags : Bisexuality Body Desire Funny Gender Gender Bending Gender Equality Honesty Individuality Lgbt Love Philosophy Relationships Sexuality
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : Tongue-Tied

36. “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

37. “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

38. “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

39. “Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.”

Tags : Children Delightful Individuality Loathsome People Stereotypes
Author : Margaret Mead

40. “In reaction against the age-old slogan, "woman is the weaker vessel," or the still more offensive, "woman is a divine creature," we have, I think, allowed ourselves to drift into asserting that "a woman is as good as a man," without always pausing to think what exactly we mean by that. What, I feel, we ought to mean is something so obvious that it is apt to escape attention altogether, viz: (...) that a woman is just as much an ordinary human being as a man, with the same individual preferences, and with just as much right to the tastes and preferences of an individual. What is repugnant to every human being is to be reckoned always as a member of a class and not as an individual person.”

Tags : Classification Clichés Dignity Discrimination Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Individuality Misogyny Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

41. “Everyone pretends to be 'free thinkers', but few individuals pass the line into expressive territories that may be detrimental to their own social well-being.”

Tags : Boldness Courage Creativity Detrimental Free Thinker Individuality Persecution Rejection Ridicule Risks Well Being
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

42. “Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”

Tags : Humanity Individuality Love Mercy
Author : Carl Sagan
Source : Cosmos

43. “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”

Tags : Amorality Correct Way Individuality My Way Only Way Right Way The Way Your Way

44. “You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”

Tags : Individuality Self Expression
Author : John Green
Source : The Fault in Our Stars

45. “I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”

Tags : Flaws Individuality
Source : Magical Thinking

46. “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”

Tags : Cleanliness Consciousness Corruption Feet Individuality Mind Purity

47. “Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.”

Tags : Individuality
Author : Joss Whedon

48. “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”

Tags : Individuality

49. “I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”

Tags : Conformity Individuality Self Love Self Respect

50. “I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”

Tags : Ataraxy Defiance Empowerment Independence Individuality Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust Solitude
Source : Jane Eyre

51. “Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”

Tags : Be Yourself Greatness Individuality
Author : Judy Garland

52. “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”

Tags : Expectations Individuality Peer Pressure Wisdom
Author : Bruce Lee

53. “I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.”

Tags : Catfish Eccentricity Eels Fish Individuality
Author : Edith Sitwell

54. “About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.”

Tags : Be Yourself Individuality Love

55. “In order to be irreplaceacle, one must always be different.”

Tags : Individuality
Author : Coco Chanel

56. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.”

Tags : Choice Consequence Individuality Inspirational
Author : Robert Frost

57. “We are flawed creatures, all of us. Some of us think that means we should fix our flaws. But get rid of my flaws and there would be no one left.”

Tags : Flaws Individuality Inspirational
Author : Sarah Vowell
Source : Take the Cannoli

58. “I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so fuckin' heroic.”

Tags : Grass Hero Heroism Individualism Individuality Nature
Author : George Carlin

59. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.”

Tags : Individuality
Author : A.A. Milne

60. “Taking into account the public's regrettable lack of taste, it is incumbent upon you not to fit in.”

Tags : Fitting In Humor Individuality Taste
Source : Feel This Book: An Essential Guide to Self-Empowerment, Spiritual Supremacy, and Sexual Satisfaction

61. “Let others determine your worth and you're already lost, because no one wants people worth more than themselves.”

Tags : Be Yourself Confidence Individuality
Source : The Warded Man

62. “Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.”

Tags : Be Yourself Individuality Self Determination
Author : Lady Gaga

63. “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”

Tags : Ataraxy Independence Individuality Inspirational Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust Solitude
Source : The Complete Essays

64. “In yourself right now is all the place you've got.”

Tags : Ataraxy Empowerment Independence Individuality Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust Solitude
Source : Wise Blood

65. “For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose.”

Tags : Ataraxy Independence Individuality Retire Self Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust Solitude
Source : Meditations

66. “Phoebe Marks was a person who never lost her individuality. Silent and self-contained, she seemed to hold herself within herself, and take no colour from the outer world.”

Tags : Ataraxy Individuality Reclusiveness Self Containment Self Reliance Self Sufficiency Silence Solitude
Source : Lady Audley's Secret

67. “One thing I've learned in life is that I can speak for myself, that I can fight my own battles. I don't like anyone telling me how I'm supposed to feel or think or what I'm supposed to say.”

Tags : Character Free Spirited Individuality Leadership Outspoken Resiliency Strength
Author : Hope Solo

68. “It is not true that everyone is special. It is true that everyone was once special and still possesses the ability to recover it.”

Tags : Finding Yourself Individuality Purpose Recovery Redemption Special
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

69. “You can’t, if you can’t feel it, if it neverRises from the soul, and swaysThe heart of every single hearer,With deepest power, in simple ways.You’ll sit forever, gluing things together,Cooking up a stew from other’s scraps,Blowing on a miserable fire,Made from your heap of dying ash.Let apes and children praise your art,If their admiration’s to your taste,But you’ll never speak from heart to heart,Unless it rises up from your heart’s space.”

Tags : Admiration Art Idolatry Individuality Legacy Love Masterpiece Quest
Source : Faust: First Part

70. “I am not plain, or average or - God forbid - vanilla. I am peanut butter rocky road with multicolored sprinkles, hot fudge and a cherry on top.”

Tags : Individuality Metaphor
Author : Wendy Mass
Source : Every Soul a Star

71. “You have to imprint your own style. People like authentic personalities.”

Tags : Charisma Creativity Individuality Influence Leadership
Author : Dexter Hawk
Source : 25 Things to Say to the Interviewer, to Get the Job You Want: Being Qualified Isn't Enough

72. “I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas.”

Tags : Black Hypocrisy Individuality Religion Status Quo
Author : Johnny Cash

73. “Originals cost more than imitations.”

Tags : Art Be Different Be Original Be Unique Be Yourself Confidence Copy Different Eccentricity Imitation Individual Individuality Love Yourself Original Originality Orinality Outcast Rebel Stay Original Thinker Unique Uniqueness
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

74. “An original is worth more than a copy.”

Tags : Art Be Different Be Original Be Unique Be Yourself Confidence Copy Different Ecccentricity Imitation Individual Individuality Love Yourself Orinality Rebel Stay Original Unique Uniqueness
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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

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

76. “It [the Harlem Renaissance] was a time of black individualism, a time marked by a vast array of characters whose uniqueness challenged the traditional inability of white Americans to differentiate between blacks.”

Tags : African American History American History American Jazz Age Characters Characters In Books Demographics Harlem New York Harlem Renaissance Individuality Jazz Age Stories Racial Identity
Source : Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

77. “There's a point, around the age of twenty, when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life, or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.”

Tags : Coming Of Age Human Nature Individuality
Source : The Dispossessed

78. “The pen may indeed be mightier than the sword, but the wordsmith would do well to welcome the blacksmith back into the fold, so that artisan craftsmanship the world over may fend off the ravages of industrialised homogeneity and bland monoculture.”

Tags : Alliance Alliance For Progress Alliances Artisan Bland Craft Decisive Fend For Themselves Grass Roots Movements Individual Industrial Industrialisation Labour Of Love Might Philosophy Of Life Pride Quotable Quotes Quotations Quoted Ravaged Skill Skills Skills Quote Skillset Steel Strength Strength Of Will Strength Through Adversity Traditional Values Unison Unity Unity Quotes Work Ethic Writers And Writing
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

79. “It is a stunning surprise as how a person who only loves oneself gets often so much support from the people even when s/he does nothing for them and shockingly even more when publicly s/he projects herself/himself nice.”

Tags : Awakening Celebrity Character Foolishness Individuality Inspirational Inspiring Materialist Mentality Mindset Motivational People Nature Personality Self Centred Self Praise Selfish Selfishness Sensibility Sensitivity Thinking
Author : Anuj Somany

80. “It is so common amongst the common people of an ordinary mind to find own selfish desire as dream and such person often mistakes crowd around oneself as own friend.”

Tags : Character Common People Desire And Dream Hypocrite Individual Individuality Inspiring Masses Materialistic Mind Mindset Motivational People Nature Personality Plagiarism Practicality Relationship Self Centred Selfish Senseless Sensibility Sensitivity Thinking Universal Fact Universal Truth
Author : Anuj Somany

81. “When I was a girl . . . I imagined that life was individual, one's own affair; that the events happening in the world outside were important enough in their own way, but were personally quite irrelevant. Now, like the rest of my generation, I have had to learn again and again the terrible truth . . . that no life is really private, or isolated, or self-sufficient. People's lives were entirely their own, perhaps--and more justifiably--when the world seemed enormous, and all its comings and goings were slow and deliberate. But this is so no longer, and never will be again, since man's inventions have eliminated so much of distance and time; for better, for worse, we are now each of us part of the surge and swell of great economic and political movements, and whatever we do, as individuals or as nations, deeply affects everyone else.”

Tags : Globalization Individuality Life
Author : Vera Brittain
Source : Testament of Youth

82. “Where's your will to be weird?”

Tags : Individuality Musicians Weirdness Wierd
Author : Jim Morrison

83. “Whatever your mood is, there's a music for it.”

Tags : Cool Culture Desire Emotion Friendship Girl Honesty Humor Humour Jazz Joy Life Listening To Music Love Lyrics Melody Playlist Relationships Sex Similarities Songs Songwriters Studio Upcoming Artists Vibes Young

84. “Your hard-won triumphs can be wholly negated if you live in a climate where your victories are seen as threatening, incorrect, distasteful, or -- most crucially of all, for a teenage girl -- simply uncool. Few girls would choose to be right -- right, down into their clever, brilliant bones -- but lonely.”

Tags : Feminism Identity Girls Individualism Individuality Women
Author : Caitlin Moran
Source : How to Be a Woman

85. “To be a jazz freedom fighter is to attempt to galvanize and energize world-weary people into forms of organization with accountable leadership that promote critical exchange and broad reflection. The interplay of individuality and unity is not one of uniformity and unanimity imposed from above but rather of conflict among diverse groupings that reach a dynamic consensus subject to questioning and criticism. As with a soloist in a jazz quartet, quintet or band, individuality is promoted in order to sustain and increase the creative tension with the group--a tension that yields higher levels of performance to achieve the aim of the collective project.”

Tags : Change Critical Reflection Improve Individuality Jazz Jazz Freedom Fighter Social Justice Unity
Author : Cornel West
Source : Race Matters

86. “To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is.”

Tags : Consciousness Individuality Introspection Psychology
Author : C.G. Jung

87. “The present representative of the Dedlocks is an excellent master. He supposes all his dependents to be utterly bereft of individual characters, intentions, or opinions, and is persuaded that he was born to supersede the necessity of their having any. If he were to make a discovery to the contrary, he would be simply stunned — would never recover himself, most likely, except to gasp and die.”

Tags : Domination Independence Individuality Leadership Submission Suppression Tyranny
Source : Bleak House

88. “It may not feel too classy, begging just to eat But you know who does that?Lassie, and she always gets a treat So you wonder what your part is Because you're homeless and depressed But home is where the heart is So your real home's in your chest Everyone's a hero in their own way Everyone's got villains they must face They're not as cool as mine But folks you know it's fine to know your place Everyone's a hero in their own way In their own not-that-heroic way So I thank my girlfriend Penny Yeah, we totally had sex She showed me there's so many different muscles I can flex There's the deltoids of compassion, There's the abs of being kind It's not enough to bash in headsYou've got to bash in minds Everyone's a hero in their own way Everyone's got something they can do Get up go out and fly Especially that guy, he smells like poo Everyone's a hero in their own way You and you and mostly me and you I'm poverty's new sheriff And I'm bashing in the slums A hero doesn't care if you're a bunch of scary alcoholic bums Everybody! Everyone's a hero in their own way Everyone can blaze a hero's trail Don't worry if it's hard If you're not a friggin 'tard you will prevail Everyone's a hero in their own way Everyone's a hero in their...”

Tags : Dr Horrible Sing Along Blog Heroism Humour Individuality Inspirational Musical Song Lyrics
Author : Joss Whedon
Source : Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: The Book

89. “Families can also be divided into subgroups with different values, perspectives, and and communication styles, even if a subgroup consists of only one individual.”

Tags : Alternative Psychology David Bedrick Dr Phil Family Relationships Individuality Love Based Psychology Marginalisation Psychology Subgroups Values
Author : David Bedrick
Source : Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology

90. “People need to learn how to take the role of leader out of God's hands.”

Tags : Individuality Leadership
Author : Lionel Suggs

91. “We ask no sympathy from others in the anxiety and agony of a 
broken friendship or shattered love. When death sunders our nearest
 ties, alone we sit in the shadow of our affliction. Alike mid the greatest 
triumphs and darkest tragedies of life we walk alone. On the divine 
heights of human attainments, eulogized and worshiped as a hero or 
saint, we stand alone. In ignorance, poverty, and vice, as a pauper or 
criminal, alone we starve or steal; alone we suffer the sneers and rebuffs
of our fellows; alone we are hunted and hounded through dark courts
and alleys, in by-ways and highways; alone we stand in the judgment
 seat; alone in the prison cell we lament our crimes and misfortunes; alone we expiate them on the gallows. In hours like these we realize the 
awful solitude of individual life, its pains, its penalties, its responsibilities; hours in which the youngest and most helpless are thrown on their own resources for guidance and consolation. Seeing then that life must ever be a march and a battle, that each soldier must be equipped for his own protection, it is the height of cruelty to rob the individual of a single natural right.”

Tags : Feminism Individuality Liberty Solitude Suffragettes Women
Source : The Woman's Bible

92. “Schools train you to be ignorant with style [...] they prepare you to be a usable victim for a military industrial complex that needs manpower. As long as you're just smart enough to do a job and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you're going to be alright [...] So I believe that schools mechanically and very specifically try and breed out any hint of creative thought in the kids that are coming up.”

Tags : Conformity Corruption Creativity Education Eye Opening Government Corruption Individuality Indoctrination Inspirational Military Obedience Sad Truth School School Reform Schooling
Author : Frank Zappa

93. “Maybe your country is only a place you make up in your own mind. Something you dream about and sing about. Maybe it's not a place on the map at all, but just a story full of people you meet and places you visit, full of books and films you've been to. I'm not afraid of being homesick and having no language to live in. I don't have to be like anyone else. I'm walking on the wall and nobody can stop me.”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Country Empowerment Home Homelessness Independence Individuality Inspirational Nationality Roots Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust
Author : Hugo Hamilton
Source : The Speckled People: A Memoir of a Half-Irish Childhood

94. “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

95. “The feeling was less like chemical intoxication than being drunk on life. Spinning round and round, he experienced absolute bliss— unadulterated and unconfined—in which he transcended his own personality and became one with everything he perceived.”

Tags : Bliss Dance Drunk Drunkenness Ego Enlightenment Identification Individuality Intoxication Obe Oneness Out Of Body Peak Moment Personality Spirituality Transpersonal Unitarian Unity Unity Consciousness
Author : Sol Luckman
Source : Snooze: A Story of Awakening

96. “Be yourself. Don't worry about what other people are thinking of you.”

Tags : Be Yourself Individuality Inspirational Life And Living Lifestyle
Author : Phil Lester

97. “Music and imagination are made of the same substance -they contain soulful substances that are more real than reality.”

Tags : Body Cool Culture Desire Friendship Harmony Humour Imagination Jazz Melody Music Novel Passion Reality Relationships Romance Sex Similarities Song Truth Wisdom

98. “The words ‘I love you’ are worthless when you don’t know who the 'I' is in that statement.”

Tags : Boyfriend And Girlfriend Culture Girl Health Heartbreak Humor Life Life Lessons Love Love Quotes Mental Illness Novel Reality Self Sickness And Health Teen Fiction Truth Wisdom Young Young Adult Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Literature Young Adult Novels Young Adults Youth
Author : Jaime Reed
Source : Keep Me In Mind

99. “I’d have to prove to everyone, including Ellia, that I was more than some guy she used to know, that what we shared had and still mattered. She may have forgotten the promise we made on the beach, but I hadn’t, and it was up to me to backup those words with action. Memories and ghosts were for the dead. Living things moved, and I was never one to stand still." ~Liam”

Tags : Culture Family Drama First Love Food For Thought Friendship Friendship And Love Girl Health Healthy Heartbreak Humor Individuality Life Life Lessons Mental Illness Passion Self Teen Truth Wisdom Young Young Adult Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Novels Young Adults Youth
Author : Jaime Reed
Source : Keep Me In Mind

100. “You can’t be friends with someone you have feelings for. It’ll just be a constant reminder of what you can’t have. It’s like putting boiling water in an ice cold glass. It’s gonna bust and make a mess.”

Tags : Family Drama Food For Thought Friendship Friendship And Love Health Healthy Heartbreak Honesty Humor Imagination Individuality Life Life Lessons Love Hurts Mental Illness Novel Passion Reality Relationships Self Sickness And Health Teen Teen Fiction Young Young Adult Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Novels Young Adults Youth
Author : Jaime Reed
Source : Keep Me In Mind

101. “She was my go-to person. I’d tell her everything. Now, all of those late-night phone calls, all the sleepovers at her house because I couldn’t deal with stuff at home, all the crying on her shoulder. It’s all gone. It’s like if she doesn’t know, then it didn’t happen, and if it didn’t happen then what exactly am I holding on to?” ~Stacey”

Tags : Culture Desire Family Drama Food For Thought Friendship Friendship And Love Health Healthy Heartbreak Honesty Humor Imagination Individuality Love Love Hurts Mental Illness Passion Reality Relationships Self Teen Teen Fiction Truth Wisdom Young Young Adult Literature Young Adults Youth
Author : Jaime Reed
Source : Keep Me In Mind

102. “It’s like returning to a familiar room and noticing objects had been moved while you were gone—a chair here, a picture frame there. Items that were once brand new were suddenly broken in and worn from age. It was all very subtle, but enough to suspect paranormal activity or a cruel practical joke. When no one else saw what you saw, the freak factor really kicked in, because you were singled out and left questioning reality." ~Ellia”

Tags : Desire Family Drama First Love Food For Thought Friendship Friendship And Love Health Healthy Humor Imagination Individuality Life Life Lessons Love Mental Illness Novel Passion Self Teen Fiction Wisdom Young Young Adult Young Adult Fiction Young Adults Youth
Author : Jaime Reed
Source : Keep Me In Mind

103. “Who cares about fault? As my dad would say, ‘Blame is like your rear-end and reflection. Seeing either always leaves you looking back.’ I’m more worried about what’s in front of me. And right now . . . the view is all messed up.” ~ Ellia”

Tags : Culture Desire First Love Food For Thought Friendship Healthy Heartbreak Honesty Humor Imagination Individuality Life Love Mental Illness Reality Relationships Self Sickness And Health Teen Teen Fiction Young Adult Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Novels Youth
Author : Jaime Reed
Source : Keep Me In Mind

104. “Hope can be foolish or misguided, but there was no such thing as false hope. Hope was always true even when there was no evidence to support its claim.” - Liam”

Tags : Culture First Love Friendship Girl Health Healthy Heartbreak Honesty Humor Imagination Individuality Life Love Mental Illness Novel Passion Reality Self Teen Teen Fiction Truth Young Young Adult Literature Youthful Optimism
Author : Jaime Reed
Source : Keep Me In Mind

105. “Love is not for thrill-seekers, dreamers, or children with short attention spans. And you, son, fit into all three of those categories.”

Tags : Desire First Love Friendship Girl Healthy Honesty Humor Imagination Individuality Life Life Lessons Mental Illness Novel Passion Reality Relationships Sickness And Health Teen Teen Fiction Truth Wisdom Young Adult Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Literature Young Adult Novels Young Adults
Author : Jaime Reed
Source : Keep Me In Mind

106. “Why--?" he jerked his thumb in the direction of the young, "when they're so lovely--"She too looked at the girl, who was fastening a flower that had come undone in the front of her frock. She smiled. She said nothing. Then half consciously she echoed his question without a meaning in her echo, "Why?"He was dashed for a moment. It seemed to him that she refused to help him. And he wanted her to help him. Why should she not take the weight off his shoulders and give him what he longed for --assurance, certainty? Because she too was deformed like the rest of them? He looked down at her hands. They were strong hands; fine hands; but if it were a question, he thought, watching the fingers curl slightly, of "my" children, of "my" possession, it would be one rip down the belly; or teeth in the soft fur of the throat. We cannot help each other, he thought, we are all deformed. Yet, disagreeable as it was to him to remove her from the eminence upon which he placed her, perhaps she was right, he thought, and we who make idols of other people, who endow this man, that woman, with power to lead us, only add to the deformity, and stoop ourselves.”

Tags : Individuality Old Selfishness Young
Source : The Years

107. “I was flipping channels, watching this cheerleading program on MTV. They took a field hockey girl and “transformed” her into a cheerleader by the end of the show. I was just wondering: what if she liked field hockey better?”

Tags : Body Books Cool Culture Desire Emotion Friendship Girl Honesty Humour Imagination Individuality Life Love Music Passion Reality Relationships Romance Sex Technology Truth Wisdom Young Youth
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

108. “[novan]: bassists are very good with their fingers[novan]: and some of us sing backup vocals, so that means we're good with our mouths too...(~ IM chat with Novan Chang, 18, bassist)”

Tags : Asians Bassist Boy Chatting Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Society Desire Emotion Friendship Girl Honesty Hot Imagination Love Lust Lust For Life Lustful Media Novel Romance Self Sex Sexuality Sexy Technology Wisdom Young Youth
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

109. “When I say Be Perfect - it means BE AUTHENTICALLY YOURSELF in expressing your feelings, without any external interference!”

Tags : Honesty Individuality Perfect Perfection Perfectionism Society S Increasing Stupidity

110. “Only he qualifies to be an INDIVIDUAL, who has created an IMAGE for himself, in tune with his INTRINSIC NATURE, for majority only succumb to the human stupidity and perish!”

Tags : Individual Freedom Individualism Individuality Individuality Personality Reason Intelligence Rebellion Rebellious Society S Increasing Stupidity Society Thinking Stupidity Quotes

111. “If we had to earn our age by thinking for ourselves at least once a year, only a handful of people would reach adulthood.”

Tags : Aphorisms Childlike Conformity Craziness Critical Thinking Development Earn Funny Growth Hard Work Humor Humour Immature Independent Thinking Individuality Logic Madness Mature Maturity Monkey Banana Nonconformity Philosophy Sane Sheep Society Think Unreasonable

112. “You don't read Gatsby, I said, to learn whether adultery is good or bad but to learn about how complicated issues such as adultery and fidelity and marriage are. A great novel heightens your senses and sensitivity to the complexities of life and of individuals, and prevents you from the self-righteousness that sees morality in fixed formulas about good and evil.”

Tags : Complexities Individuality Insight Issues Learning Life Morality Novels Reading Self Righteousness Sensitivity Society
Author : Azar Nafisi
Source : Reading Lolita in Tehran

113. “If you are going to judge others it is wisest to do so individually not collectively and on your own direct experience of them personally. But first - and throughout - examine yourself closely. Blurred vision can often occur due to the lens, perspective and perceptions of the viewer projected onto the object that it sees. Be wary of taking to the judges seat. Above all meet at treat yourself and everyone else mindfully, compassionately with humanity.”

Tags : Acceptance Of Oneself Acceptance Of Others Acceptance Quotes Assumptions Compassion Empathy Experience Humanity Individuality Inspirational Quotes Kindness Motivational Quotes Open Mindedness Openness Perspective Prejudice Projection Projections Quotes On Empathy Rasheed Ogunlaru Rasheed Ogunlaru Quotes Self Awareness Self Reflection Treating Others Like You Viewpoints

114. “I just always want to be different - THE EXCEPTION - and this weekend knocked me right back to reality.And the reality is - I AM TRULY BLESSED ..”

Tags : Blessed Individuality Uniqueness
Source : Blessed Footsteps: Memoirs of JR Holden

115. “Whereas, in the west, individuality and drive are considered positive qualities, they are not seen the same way, in Japan. In that country, if you are too much of a rugged individualist, it might actually indicate that you are a weak, unreliable character and that you are selfish, in a childish, willful kind of way.”

Tags : Childish Childishness Cultural Differences Culture Individualism Individualist Individuality Japan Japanese Japanese Culture Western Culture
Source : The Japanophile's Handbook

116. “His thoughts inhabit a different plane from those of ordinary men; the simplest interpretation of that is to call him crazy.”

Tags : Craziness Differences Humor Individuality
Source : The Dark Mirror

117. “The parts of me that used to think I was different or smarter or whatever, almost made me die.”

Tags : Comformism Difference Individuality Isolation Suicide

118. “As much as I live I shall not imitate them or hate myself for being different to them”

Tags : Conformity Difference Imitation Individuality
Author : Orhan Pamuk
Source : Snow

119. “The world is not ready for some people when they show up, but that shouldn't stop anyone.”

Tags : Difference Expression Freedom Individuality Life Norms Revolutionary Society Standards Uniqueness World

120. “If you are different from the rest of the flock, they bite you”

Tags : Difference Individuality Normal
Source : The Next Room

121. “He is a type of our best — our rarest. Electrical, I was going to say, beyond anyone, perhaps, ever was: charged, surcharged. Not a founder of new philosophies — not of that build. But a towering magnetic presence, filling the air about with light, warmth, inspiration. A great intellect, penetrating, in ways (on his field) the best of our time — to be long kept, cherished, passed on... It should not be surprising that I am drawn to Ingersoll, for he is 'Leaves of Grass.' He lives, embodies, the individuality I preach. 'Leaves of Grass' utters individuality, the most extreme, uncompromising. I see in Bob the noblest specimen —American-flavored—pure out of the soil, spreading, giving, demanding light.{Whitman's thought on his good friend, the great Robert Ingersoll}”

Tags : Admiration Bob Ingersoll Brotherhood Compliments Friendship Greatness Honor Individuality Ingersoll Intellect Leaves Of Grass Love Philosophy Poetry Praise Respect Robert G Ingersoll Robert Green Ingersoll Robert Ingersoll Warm
Author : Walt Whitman

122. “There are two kinds of people. One kind, you can just tell by looking at them at what point they congealed into their final selves. It might be a very nice self, but you know you can expect no more suprises from it. Whereas, the other kind keep moving, changing... They are fluid. They keep moving forward and making new trysts with life, and the motion of it keeps them young. In my opinion, they are the only people who are still alive. You must be constantly on your guard against congealing.”

Tags : Alive Congealing Creativity Development Evolving Fluid Individuality Life Mind Mindset Motion People Youth
Author : Gail Godwin

123. “We awaken by asking the right questions. We awaken when we see knowledge being spread that goes against our own personal experiences. We awaken when we see popular opinion being wrong but accepted as being right, and what is right being pushed as being wrong. We awaken by seeking answers in corners that are not popular. And we awaken by turning on the light inside when everything outside feels dark.”

Tags : Awakening Mind Aware Conscience Enlighten Individual Inquiring Light And Darkness Light Quotations Light Quotes Popularity Question Everything Right Questions Seek Truth Seeker Seeking Answers Seeking Truth Thinking Transcedental Transcendence
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

124. “Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss...." He turned to me. "But every once in a while, you find someone who's iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.”

Tags : Beauty Ebullience Enthusiasm Individuality Life People
Source : Flipped

125. “Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.”

Tags : Diamonds Excellence Greatness Individuality
Author : Dolly Parton

126. “People that call others who dare to be themselves eccentric, mistake authenticity for eccentricity.”

Tags : Authentic Self Authenticity Being Accepted Being Yourself Confidence Eccentric Eccentricity Individuality Loving Yourself Perception Of Others Perception Of Reality Perception Of Self
Author : Berivan Selim

127. “The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.”

Tags : Conditioning Evolution Evolving Freedom Individuality Jim Morrison Murder Parents Potential Progress Self Self Awareness
Author : Jim Morrison

128. “Individuals often turn to poetry, not only to glean strength and perspective from the words of others, but to give birth to their own poetic voices and to hold history accountable for the catastrophes rearranging their lives.”

Tags : Academy Of American Poets Beauty Calligraphy Art Celebrating Art Celebrating Poetry Classic Poetry Contemporary Poetry Creativity Individuality Inspiration International Poets Jazz Appreciation Month Literary Theory Make Art Not War National Poetry Month National Poetry Month 2016 Pocket Poem Poem In Your Pocket Day Poetic Voices Positive Motivation Postered Poetics By Aberjhani Quotation Art Savannah Authors And Poets Spencerian Surviving Terrorism Surviving War World Literature World Poets
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

129. “Do the other kids make fun of you? For how you talk?''Sometimes.''So why don't you do something about it? You could learn to talk differently, you know.'But this is my voice. How would you be able to tell when I was talking?”

Tags : Before I Fall Individuality Innocent Question Voice
Author : Lauren Oliver
Source : Before I Fall

130. “I won't tell you that the world matters nothing, or the world's voice, or the voice of society. They matter a good deal. They matter far too much. But there are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, fully, entirely, completely—or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. You have that moment now. Choose!”

Tags : Choices Crowd Individuality Life
Author : Oscar Wilde

131. “Christ delves far beyond the means of superficiality, not simply because of his immaculate love, but also because he considers the distinct cases of each individual rather than withholding a broadened perception by use of stereotypes.”

Tags : Broad Christ Compassion Consideration Discernment Distinction God Individual Individuality Love Perception Stereotypes Superficiality
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

132. “When focusing only on one's credentials one boasts his own incompetence in his capacity for discernment of the individual.”

Tags : Boast Boasting Capacity Credentials Discernment Incompetence Individuality Judgment Unreliable
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

133. “Dare to be different. Find the courage to stop looking for the approval of others, or trying to fit in. Just be the amazing being that you are. People who shine the light of who they truly are, are inspiring to others.”

Tags : Creativity Individuality Self Confidence Self Confidence Quotes Self Esteem Self Esteem Quote
Author : Eileen Anglin

134. “They thought that it would be a disgrace to go forth as a group. Each entered the forest at a point that he himself had chosen, where it was darkest and there was no path. If there is a path it is someone else's path and you are not on the adventure.”

Tags : Individuality Life Path
Source : The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work

135. “A person has to be too much selfish to fulfill own wish of being surrounded by many people often, else s/he feels suffocated due to hatred or hidden jealousy from the most public around her/him.”

Tags : Artists Celebrity Correct Picture Crafty Factuality Foolishness Ground Zero Hidden Jealousy Independent Individuality Inspiring Leader Materialist Money Minded Networking Noticeable Observation Public Figure Selfishness Solitude Spirituality Surrounding True Motivational Speaker Truth Of Life
Author : Anuj Somany

136. “There’s nothing perhaps more that can be said to awaken the people’s mind; but if a person can’t still find as who to trust & how much, then s/he is simply within oneself always confined.”

Tags : Awake Crafty Gawdy Heart Humility Hypocrisy Inspiring Inspiring Words Leadership Lies Notable People Selfishness Simplicity Soul Spirituality Trust Wisdom
Author : Anuj Somany

137. “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

138. “It's so hard to express yourself.' I understand this.'I want to express myself.'The same is true for me.' I'm looking for my voice.' It's in your mouth.' I want to do something I'm not ashamed of.'Something you are proud of, yes?' Not even. I just don't want to be ashamed.”

Tags : Expression Individuality
Source : Everything Is Illuminated

139. “Whatever does not pretend at all has style enough.”

Tags : Individuality Integrity Style
Source : The Magnificent Ambersons

140. “It never got weird enough for me.”

Tags : Individuality Uniqueness

141. “We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other's opposite and complement.”

Tags : Individuality Respect Uniqueness
Author : Hermann Hesse
Source : Narcissus and Goldmund

142. “Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can offer with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession.”

Tags : Individuality Self Expression Uniqueness

143. “I'm an oddity of one, my strangeness too complicated to explain or share.”

Tags : A Great And Terrible Beauty Gemma Doyle Individuality Libba Bray Quirks Uniqueness
Author : Libba Bray
Source : A Great and Terrible Beauty

144. “I don't believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.”

Tags : Fashion Individuality Self Expression
Source : Lola and the Boy Next Door

145. “Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it.”

Tags : Independent Thought Individuality Thinking Outside Of The Box
Author : Banksy
Source : Wall and Piece

146. “I believe in going with the flow. I don't believe in fighting against the flow. You ride on your river and you go with the tides and the flow. But it has to be your river, not someone else's. Everyone has their own river, and you don't need to swim,float,sail on their's, but you need to be in your own river and you need to go with it. And I don't believe in fighting the wind. You go and you fly with your wind. Let everyone else catch their own gusts of wind and let them fly with their own gusts of wind, and you go and you fly with yours.”

Tags : Determination Flowing Flying Human Individuality Inspirational Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Inspiring Life Life And Living Living Life Strength Strength Of Character Wind Winds Winds Of Life
Author : C. JoyBell C.

147. “One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”

Tags : Birches Frost Individuality
Author : Robert Frost
Source : Birches

148. “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”

Tags : Individuality Inspiration Validation
Author : Confucius

149. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are”

Tags : Individuality Inspirational Misattributed Self Acceptance
Author : Kurt Cobain

150. “There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.”

Tags : Anais Nin Individuality Meaning Of Life
Author : Anaïs Nin
Source : The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

151. “and beware those whoonly takeinstructions from theirGodfor they havefailed completely to live their ownlives.”

Tags : Individuality Religion
Source : Love Is a Dog from Hell

152. “I cannot say this too strongly: Do not compare yourselves to others. Be true to who you are, and continue to learn with all your might.”

Tags : Buddhism Comparison Individuality Success
Author : Daisaku Ikeda
Source : Discussions on Youth

153. “I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. ”

Tags : Individuality Inspirational Success
Author : Oprah Winfrey

154. “Most women go through life looking for love, and looking for someone to treat them like a queen. For some women finding real love seems to be something that will never happen. I believe that finding love is not as hard as people make it seem. The reason that some women can't find real love is because they look for more than just real love. A lot of women know what they need in a relationship, and thats for a man to love that woman with all of his heart, and to treat her real good. Most women have guys in their life or guys that try to get with them that could really love them and treat them real good. Those are usually the guys that get forced into that friend zone or rejected upfront. See those guys could give them what they need, but not what they want. “Wants” can be anything from a woman wanting a man to have certain materialistic things, or she could want him to look a certain way, those are a few examples of the things that some of them want, but they vary depending on the female. What some females don't understand is that none of the things that they want has anything with love or how that person will treat you. You could find a man that looks perfect, has a house and car, he can be a college graduate with a good job, and you could still end up being with a person that doesn't truly love you, and will treat you like shit. What I am trying to say is that the person who could treat you good and really love you could already be in your life, but you could have been blinded by the things you want in a man so you overlooked the person that you were really looking for. And by the way there are men that do the same thing; I just wanted to be clear on that.”

Tags : Breakup Chemistry Communication Desired Love Emotion Friendship Honesty Human Connections Human Nature Humanism Humanity Imagination Individuality Infidelity Inspirational Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Life Love Pain Passion Relationships Romance Wisdom

155. “Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.”

Tags : Creative Process Creative Thinking Creative Writing Creativity Individuality Life Life Lessons Reality Writers Writers On Writing Writing Writing From The Heart Writing Process
Author : Red Haircrow

156. “If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.”

Tags : Individuality Reflection
Source : The Complete Essays

157. “You love your work. God help you, you love it! And thats the curse. That's the brand on your forehead for all of them to see. You love it and they know it, and they know they have you. Do you ever look at the people in the street? Aren't you afraid of them? I am. They move past you and they wear hats and they carry bundles. But that's not the substance of them. The substance of them is hatred for any man who loves his work. That's the only kind they fear. I don't know why”

Tags : Art Creativity Individuality Life Truths The Fountainhead
Author : Ayn Rand

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

Tags : Belonging Courage Determination Empowerment Essence Fortitude Freedom Goodness Home Homelessness Identity Independence Inspirational Resolve Roots Self Assurance Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust Character Strength Virtue Virtues

159. “You swallow hard when you discover that the old coffee shop is now a chain pharmacy, that the place where you first kissed so-and-so is now a discount electronics retailer, that where you bought this very jacket is now rubble behind a blue plywood fence and a future office building. Damage has been done to your city. You say, ''It happened overnight.'' But of course it didn't. Your pizza parlor, his shoeshine stand, her hat store: when they were here, we neglected them. For all you know, the place closed down moments after the last time you walked out the door. (Ten months ago? Six years? Fifteen? You can't remember, can you?) And there have been five stores in that spot before the travel agency. Five different neighborhoods coming and going between then and now, other people's other cities. Or 15, 25, 100 neighborhoods. Thousands of people pass that storefront every day, each one haunting the streets of his or her own New York, not one of them seeing the same thing.”

Tags : Chain Stores Change Consumerism Individuality Loss Memories Modern Society Mom And Pop Stores Neighborhoods New York City Retail Transience
Source : The Colossus of New York

160. “Each of us is full of shit in our own special way. We are all shitty little snowflakes dancing in the universe.”

Tags : Comedy Individuality Inspirational
Author : Lewis Black
Source : Me of Little Faith

161. “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”

Tags : Conformity Freedom Growth Individuality

162. “Remember, the opposite of bravery is not cowardice, but conformity.”

Tags : Bravery Conformity Cowardice Fear Individuality
Author : Gayle Forman
Source : I Was Here

163. “Creativity is paradoxical. To create, a person must have knowledge but forget the knowledge, must see unexpected connections in things but not have a mental disorder, must work hard but spend time doing nothing as information incubates, must create many ideas yet most of them are useless, must look at the same thing as everyone else, yet see something different, must desire success but embrace failure, must be persistent but not stubborn, and must listen to experts but know how to disregard them."[Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking (The Creativity Post, December 6, 2011)]”

Tags : Creative Process Creativity Ideas Individuality Information Knowledge Paradox Persistence Spontaneity Stubbornness Uniqueness

164. “Being different and thinking different makes a person unforgettable. History does not remember the forgettable.”

Tags : Be Different Being Being Different Being Different Quotes Forgettable Greatness History Human Human Nature Individualism Individuality Innovate Innovator Life Original Original Quotes Originality Society Success Think Different Thinking Unforgettable Unique Uniqueness
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

165. “There's a rebel lying deep in my soul. Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction. I hate the idea of trends. I hate imitation; I have a reverence for individuality.”

Tags : Individuality Rebels Self Determination Trends
Source : Wild Open Spaces: Why We Love Westerns

166. “Socialism needs to pull down wealth; liberalism seeks to raise up poverty. Socialism would destroy private interests, Liberalism would preserve [them] ... by reconciling them with public right. Socialism would kill enterprise; Liberalism would rescue enterprise from the trammels of privilege and preference. Socialism assails the preeminence of the individual; Liberalism seeks ... to build up a minimum standard for the mass. Socialism exalts the rule; Liberalism exalts the man. Socialism attacks capitalism; Liberalism attacks monopoly.”

Tags : Individuality Liberalism Liberty Progressive Socialism

167. “Giving style” to one’s character - a great and rare art! It is exercised by those who see all the strengths and weaknesses of their own natures and then comprehend them in an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason and even weakness delights the eye.”

Tags : Confomity Courage Individuality Nonconformity Self Freedom Truth To Self

168. “A truly good person will speak truth, act with truth, and stand for Truth. A truly good person is not afraid to think from their heart; therefore, allowing nonconformist decisions, viewpoints, and perspectives to lead their life. By following their heart, they stand with their conscience, and only with God.”

Tags : Bad Being Different Character Conscience Conscious God Good Good People Good Person Heart Individualism Individuality Moral Morality Nonconformist Nonconformity Perspective Thinking Different Thinking Differently True True To Self Truly Truth Viewpoints
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

169. “So distracting, so complete is she that she is gone before many realize that she had no escort, she was along, a parade of one.”

Tags : Individuality Nonconformity Single Life Stargirl
Source : Stargirl

170. “To be alone is to be different, to be different is to be alone.”

Tags : Different Individuality Loneliness Philosophy

171. “Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.”

Tags : Art Creativity Different Individuality Non Conformist
Source : Self-Reliance and Other Essays

172. “The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual.”

Tags : Communication Computers E Mail Individuality Internet Prediction Privacy Telecommunications
Author : Earl Warren

173. “Emphasizing the crowd means de-emphasizing individual humans in the design of society, and when you ask people not to be people, they revert to bad, mob-like behaviors.”

Tags : Computers Crowd Individuality Internet Mob Technology
Author : Jaron Lanier
Source : You Are Not a Gadget

174. “You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.”

Tags : Conformity Individuality

175. “I didn't find out until I became a father. You don't just LOVE your children. You FALL in love with them.”

Tags : Affection Emotion Individuality Obligation Parenthood
Author : Frasier Crane

176. “Where all think alike there is little danger of innovation.”

Tags : Creativity Individuality Innovation
Author : Edward Abbey
Source : Desert Solitaire

177. “Causing any damage or harm to one party in order to help another party is not justice, and likewise, attacking all feminine conduct [in order to warn men away from individual women who are deceitful] is contrary to the truth, just as I will show you with a hypothetical case. Let us suppose they did this intending to draw fools away from foolishness. It would be as if I attacked fire -- a very good and necessary element nevertheless -- because some people burnt themselves, or water because someone drowned. The same can be said of all good things which can be used well or used badly. But one must not attack them if fools abuse them.”

Tags : Abuse Argument Clichés Conduct Damage Double Standards Fire Foolishness Gender Generalizations Harm Hypocrisy Individuality Men Misogyny Misrepresentation Morality One Sidedness Perceptions Prejudice Social Norms Stereotypes Truth Water Women
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

178. “I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.”

Tags : Family Individuality Live In The Here And Now Live In The Moment Present Moment Self Determination

179. “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

180. “Everyone marries the Duke of Westminster. There are a lot of duchesses, but only one Coco Chanel.”

Tags : Individuality Rarity Royalty
Author : Coco Chanel

181. “Much like humans, opinions come in all shapes and forms, but in the end, they are just what they are; and may yet still be categorized in nature. The first you might say is the Indoctrinal, which is, of course, dictated by community and necessity, by the human need for acceptance; secondly, there is the Personal, and this is often dictated by individuality, by the yearning to seem interesting and intelligent, or free, or special; and lastly comes the Emotional. This is most commonly dictated by circumstance and bitterness and excitement. However, rarely do we find the case in which any of these are dictated by reason in the pure state: it is by this we see that at the core of a number of false opinions lies not always misinformation but quite often some issue of the human self.”

Tags : Beliefs Cognition Community False Beliefs False Opinions Individuality Indoctrination Logic Mind Misinformation Opinions People Pride Psychology Reason Self Truth
Author : Criss Jami

182. “Every heart must have its privatebestseller book.”

Tags : Bestseller Books Heart Individuality Poetry Poetry Quotes Private Stories
Author : Sanober Khan
Source : Turquoise Silence

183. “A thorough inspection of someone you believed to be loveable will send you back into your shell if all you saw in their life was all bullshit.”

Tags : Appearance Bullshit Character Dislike Flaw Imperfection Individuality Inspection Irritation Regret Sensitive Sensitivity Shell Trait Traits Unloveable

184. “Life is neither static nor unchanging. With no individuality, there can be no change, no adaptation and, in an inherently changing world, any species unable to adapt is also doomed.”

Tags : Adaptation Change Individuality Life Variety
Author : Jean M. Auel

185. “The 20th Century proved that there is nothing more dangerous to the health of ethnic minority communities than big government.”

Tags : Big Government Bill Of Rights Central Planning Civil Rights Democide Diversity Ethnic Minorities Eugenics Genocide Individual Liberty Individualism Individuality Libertarian Libertarianism Planned Societies Totalitarianism
Author : A.E. Samaan

186. “Never give a conscious meaning to your unconscious acts!”

Tags : Awakening Mind Consciousness Corruption And Attitude Crowd Humanity Individuality Manipulation Manipulation Of Perception Meditation Mind Psychology Self Awareness Self Realization Sleep Sociology Sociología Unconscious Unconscious Depth Psychology

187. “You should never make fun of something that a person can't change about themselves.”

Tags : Advice Born This Way Bullying Change Identity Individuality Uniqueness Of Individual
Author : Phil Lester

188. “This is a perfectly good picture. And if I didn't know you, I would be impressed and charmed. But I do know you."He thought some more, wondering whether he dared say precisely what he felt, for he knew he could never explain exactly why the idea came to him. "It's the painting of a dutiful daughter," he said eventually, looking at her cautiously to see her reaction. "You want to please. You are always aware of what the person looking at this picture will think of it. Because of that you've missed something important. Does that make sense?"She thought, then nodded. "All right," she said grudgingly and with just a touch of despair in her voice. "You win."Julien grunted. "Have another go, then. I shall come back and come back until you figure it out.""And you'll know?""You'll know. I will merely get the benefit of it.”

Tags : Art Creativity Daughters Duty Expectation Fulfillment Gift Independence Individuality Obedience Paintings Perception Skills
Author : Iain Pears
Source : The Dream of Scipio

189. “Fuck I hate fucksWho think they’re so fucking greatThey know everything about fucking,When they’re just fucking fucks fucking!And no one changes the fucking worldWhen they keep fucking to another fuck’s fuck.”

Tags : Alienation Assimilation Changing The World Coal Fire Cream Direction Diversity Fucking Fucks Individuality Life Experiences Poetry Poetry Quotes Life Puppets Sexism
Author : Initially NO
Source : Coal fire cream

190. “If we wish to know about a man, we ask 'what is his story--his real, inmost story?'--for each of us is a biography, a story. Each of us is a singular narrative, which is constructed, continually, unconsciously, by, through, and in us--through our perceptions, our feelings, our thoughts, our actions; and, not least, our discourse, our spoken narrations. Biologically, physiologically, we are not so different from each other; historically, as narratives--we are each of us unique.”

Tags : Biology Human Condition Humanity Individuality Uniqueness
Author : Oliver Sacks
Source : The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

191. “I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.”

Tags : Individuality Johnny Depp Weird
Author : Johnny Depp

192. “Nobody is so weird others can't identify with them.”

Tags : Individuality Weird

193. “God has enough blessing for every individual.”

Tags : Abundance Quotes Abundant Living Anointing Power Blessing Blessings Quotes Christian Living Christianity Faith Glory Be To God Glory To Glory Greatness Quotes Individuality Living Well Spiritual Spiritual Quotes
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

194. “Yes, be different, but not for the vanities of being different.”

Tags : Being Different Creativity Different Individuality Meaninglessness Originality Pointlessness Vanity
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

195. “The goal of climbing big, dangerous mountains should be to attain some sort of spiritual and personal growth, but this won’t happen if you compromise away the entire process.”

Tags : Growth Individuality Journey Process
Source : Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

196. “I'm myself, not a label.”

Tags : Independence Individuality Wit
Author : John Brunner
Source : The Shockwave Rider

197. “the worst thing," he told me,"is bitterness, people end up sobitter.”

Tags : Bitter Bitterness Bukowski Death In The End Individuality Life Love Personality Poem Poetry Self Soul
Source : You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

198. “I don't beg for those things which can be earned.”

Tags : Beg Begging Business Confidence Earn Earning Funny Funny Quotes Human Humans Individual Individuality Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Money Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Philosophy Self Respect Wisdom Wisdom Quotes Wit Witty Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri

199. “No kind of social system can make you more happier and secure than your own money.”

Tags : Beg Begging Business Confidence Earn Earning Funny Funny Quotes Human Humans Individual Individuality Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Money Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Philosophy Wisdom Wisdom Quotes Wit Witty Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri

200. “Everyone, either from modesty or egotism, hides away the best and most delicate of his soul’s possessions; to gain the esteem of others, we must only ever show our ugliest sides; this is how we keep ourselves on the common level”

Tags : Identity Individuality Mediocrity Soul
Source : November