Sense Of Self Quotes

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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. “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

3. “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

4. “Unlike simple stress, trauma changes your view of your life and yourself. It shatters your most basic assumptions about yourself and your world — “Life is good,” “I’m safe,” “People are kind,” “I can trust others,” “The future is likely to be good” — and replaces them with feelings like “The world is dangerous,” “I can’t win,” “I can’t trust other people,” or “There’s no hope.”

Tags : Dangerous World Lack Of Trust Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Ptsd Sense Of Self Shattered Souls Stress Trauma Traumatic Stress Work View
Author : Mark Goulston
Source : Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder For Dummies

5. “The self-esteem of western women is founded on physical being (body mass index, youth, beauty). This creates a tricky emphasis on image, but the internalized locus of self-worth saves lives. Western men are very different. In externalizing the source of their self-esteem, they surrender all emotional independence. (Conquest requires two parties, after all.) A man cannot feel like a man without a partner, corporation, team. Manhood is a game played on the terrain of opposites. It thus follows that male sense of self disintegrates when the Other is absent.”

Tags : Body Image Boys Center Centre Conquest Femininity Gender Gender Roles Gender Stereotypes Girls Inward Focus Masculinity Men Self Esteem Sense Of Self Women
Source : The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide

6. “O, wad some Power the giftie gie usTo see oursels as others see us!It wad frae monie a blunder free us,An' foolish notion.”

Tags : Embarrassment Error Foolishness Perception Sense Of Self
Author : Robert Burns
Source : The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns

7. “There is nothing better in life than commitment to personal development and lifelong learning.”

Tags : Commit Learn Learning Learning By Doing Learning From Mistakes Learning To Live Learning To Love Yourself Life Experience Life Long Learning Person Personal Development Personal Development Insights Personalities Personality Purpose Purpose Driven Purpose Driven Life Purpose In Life Purposes Sense Of Being Sense Of Freedom Sense Of Purpose Sense Of Touch

8. “Up until then it had only been himself. Up to then it had been a private wrestle between him and himself. Nobody else much entered into it. After the people came into it he was, of course, a different man. Everything had changed then and he was no longer the virgin, with the virgin's right to insist upon platonic love. Life, in time, takes every maidenhead, even if it has to dry it up; it does not matter how the owner wants to keep it. Up to then he had been the young idealist. But he could not stay there. Not after the other people entered into it.”

Tags : Autonomy Emotions Indifference Sense Of Self Virginity
Author : James Jones
Source : From Here to Eternity

9. “One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.”

Tags : Confusion Identity Loss Mask Philosophy Sadness Self Sense Of Self Tragedy
Author : K.L. Toth

10. “The greatest freedom in this world is a sense of self detached from appearances so that we may sacrifice today’s comforts for tomorrow’s opportunities.”

Tags : Change Embracing Impermanence Freedom Impermanence Self Awareness Sense Of Self

11. “To study the self is to forget the self. Maybe if you sat enough zazen, your sense of being a solid, singular self would dissolve and you could forget about it. What a relief. You could just hang out happily as part of an open-ended quantum array.”

Tags : Buddhism Japanese Life Meditation Physics Quantum Mechanics Science Sense Of Self Spirituality
Author : Ruth Ozeki
Source : A Tale for the Time Being

12. “Dissociative identity disorder is conceptualized as a childhood onset, posttraumatic developmental disorder in which the child is unable to consolidate a unified sense of self. Detachment from emotional and physical pain during trauma can result in alterations in memory encoding and storage. In turn, this leads to fragmentation and compartmentalization of memory and impairments in retrieving memory.2,4,19 Exposure to early, usually repeated trauma results in the creation of discrete behavioral states that can persist and, over later development, become elaborated, ultimately developing into the alternate identities of dissociative identity disorder.”

Tags : Abused Children Alter Identities Alter Identity Alter Personalities Alter Personality Alters Child Abuse Compartmentalization Coping Mechanism Defense Mechanism Dissociation Dissociative Dissociative Identity Disorder Emotional Pain Memory Loss Mental Illness Personality Development Posttraumatic Posttraumatic Stress Sense Of Self Trauma Traumatized

13. “Trapped within the confines of his mind, he is too aware of every thought passing through it, as if he were outside, looking in. At night he often lies awake ruminating endlessly about what’s wrong with him, about death, and about the meaning of existence itself. At times his arms and legs feel like they don’t belong with his body. But most of the time, his mind feels like it is operating apart from the body that contains it.”

Tags : Depersonalization Depersonalized Dissociated Dissociation Dissociative Disorder Emntal Illness Loss Of Self Mental Disorder Sense Of Self
Author : Daphne Simeon
Source : Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self

14. “While he can interact with others who have no idea that anything is wrong, Ron lives without spontaneity, going through the motions, doing what he thinks people expect him to do, glad that he is able to at least appear normal throughout the day and maintain a job. He studied drama briefly while in college, and remains enamored of Shakespeare and literature, but an emerging self-consciousness eventually robbed him of his ability to act. Now he feels as if all of his life is an act—just an attempt to maintain the status quo.Recalling literature he once loved, he sometimes pictures himself as Camus’s Meursault, in The Stranger: an emotionless character who plods through life in a meaningless universe with apathy and indifference. He’s tired of livingthis way but terrified of death.”

Tags : Depersonalization Depersonalized Dissociated Dissociation Emntal Illness Loss Of Self Mental Disorder Sense Of Self
Author : Daphne Simeon
Source : Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self

15. “It isn't depression, or anxiety, though it can sometimes appear as a symptom of these better—known conditions. Often, it emerges with cruel ferocity as a chronic disorder completely unto itself.Its destructive impact on an individual’s sense of self is implied in its very name—depersonalization.”

Tags : Depersonalization Depersonalized Dissociated Dissociation Emntal Illness Loss Of Self Mental Disorder Sense Of Self
Author : Daphne Simeon
Source : Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self

16. “It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.”

Tags : Life Sense Of Self
Author : Mick Jagger

17. “Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.”

Tags : Autobiography Perception Sense Of Self
Author : W.H. Auden
Source : Selected Essays

18. “I had the strangest feeling -- like I had lost something without ever really having it in the first place -- that I wasn't what I once was, and wasn't at all what I was meant to be. The sensation made me feel hollow down to my bones.”

Tags : Self Awareness Sense Of Self
Source : The Darkest Minds

19. “They didn't realize that her clumsiness was not the ordinary kind, not poor coordination. It was just because she wasn't sure where the edges of her body ended and the rest of the world began.”

Tags : Body Philosophy Sense Of Self World
Source : The Robber Bride

20. “We want autonomy for ourselves and safety for those we love. That remains the main problem and paradox for the frail. Many of the things that we want for those we care about are things that we would adamantly oppose for ourselves because they would infringe upon our sense of self.”

Tags : Autonomy Elderly Care Independence Sense Of Self
Author : Atul Gawande

21. “You don’t know anyone at the party, so you don’t want to go. You don’t like cottage cheese, so you haven’t eaten it in years. This is your choice, of course, but don’t kid yourself: it’s also the flinch.Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy.You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. You personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.If it is useful to do so, you must abandon your identity and start again. Sometimes, it’s the only way.Set fire to your old self. It’s not needed here. It’s too busy shopping, gossiping about others, and watching days go by and asking why you haven’t gotten as far as you’d like. This old self will die and be forgotten by all but family, and replaced by someone who makes a difference.Your new self is not like that. Your new self is the Great Chicago Fire—overwhelming, overpowering, and destroying everything that isn’t necessary.”

Tags : Life Sense Of Self
Author : Julien Smith
Source : The Flinch

22. “It's not about what people think. It's about who you are.”

Tags : Sense Of Self Wisdom
Source : The Crimson Crown

23. “Nobody's story is real unless we share it with someone who matters.”

Tags : Relationships Self Image Sense Of Self
Author : Jeffrey Deitz
Source : Intensive Therapy

24. “Beautiful moments in life need no words for description. Living those moments and feeling the beauty suffices.”

Tags : Beauty Feelings Life Moments Nature People Sense Of Self Time Understanding Words Of Wisdom

25. “I think what's most interesting about me is the work that I do.”

Tags : Career Sense Of Self
Author : Susie Orbach

26. “In order to remember who you are, you have to have known it in the first place.”

Tags : Being Sense Of Self
Source : After Alice

27. “Another writer argued in an 1895 issue of the Cosmopolitan that by riding a bicycle, a woman would "become mistress of herself," transformed into a "rational, useful being restored to health and sanity.”

Tags : Bicycling Sense Of Self
Source : How I Learned to Ride the Bicycle: Reflections of an Influential 19th Century Woman

28. “He has never told anyone this story. He doesn't mind talking to Richard, to Rafe about his past--within reason--but he doesn't mean to give away pieces of himself.”

Tags : Privacy Secrets Sense Of Self
Author : Hilary Mantel
Source : Wolf Hall

29. “It doesn't really matter how you feel about your character, it just matters what you do with it.”

Tags : Advice Character Sense Of Self
Author : Kiera Cass
Source : The One

30. “How sooner we met a good partner in life it's better from that moment our days will be more smoother with a target and sense of meaning”

Tags : Sense Of Self

31. “In heated rooms, he often felt the outlines of his body, the border between him and the external world, grow disturbingly fuzzy.”

Tags : Boundaries Heat Sense Of Self Temperature Weather
Author : Ryū Murakami
Source : Piercing

32. “Recovering is a process of coming to experience a sense of self. More precisely, it is a process of learning to sense one's self, to attune to one's subjective physical, psychic, and social self- experience. These woman's core sense of shame and their difficulty tolerating painful emotions had led them to avoid turning their attention inward to their internal sense of things. In recovering, they "came to their senses" and learned to trust their sensed experience, in particular their sense of "enoughness"".”

Tags : Bulimia Eating Disorders Inward Focus Recovery Sense Of Self Shame
Source : Sensing the Self: Women's Recovery from Bulimia

33. “I want to be judged by who I am as a person, not by what happened to me. In fact, all the bad things have only contributed to my confidence and sense of self, because I survived them and became a better and stronger person.”

Tags : Confidence Inspirational Judged Sense Of Self Survivor
Author : Jenna Jameson
Source : How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale

34. “Newsflash she already has body image issues. It's an intrinsic part of being a woman. Every woman in the world has some part of herself that she absolutely hates. Her hands are too small, her feet are too big, her hair is too straight, too curly, her ears stick out, her bums too flat, her nose is too big and, you know, nothing you can say will change how we feel. What men don't understand is, the right clothes, the right shoes, the right makeup it just... It, it hides the flaws we think we have. They make us look beautiful to ourselves. That's what makes us look beautiful to others.Used to be all she needed to feel beautiful was a pink tutu and a plastic tiara.And we spend our whole lives trying to feel that way again.”

Tags : Castle Season 1 Episode 10 Clothes Fashion Sense Of Self

35. “So—I went on, on my own—deeper and deeper into the silent Tunnel of the Ride—not so sure of where I was and yet not anxious either, not concerned about my companions nor even about the nearness of—certain friends. The trees were beech, and the buds, just breaking, fiercely brilliant, and the new, the renewed light on them—intermittent diamond—but the depths were dark, a silent Nave. And no birds sang, or I heard none, no woodpecker tapped, no thrush whistled or hopped. And I listened to the increasing Quiet—and my horse went softly on the beech-mast—which was wet after rain—not crackling, a little sodden, not wet enough to plash. And I had the sensation, common enough, at least to me, that I was moving out of time, that the way, narrow and dark-dappled, stretched away indifferently before and behind, and that I was who I had been and what I would become—all at once, all wound in one—and I moved onward indifferently, since it was all one, whether I came or went, or remained still. Now to me such moments are poetry. [Randolph Henry Ash]”

Tags : Moments Of Poetry Sense Of Self Sense Of Time
Author : A.S. Byatt
Source : Possession

36. “If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.”

Tags : Development Self Knowledge Sense Of Self Travel
Author : James Baldwin
Source : The Fire Next Time

37. “Other people cannot see what I see whenever I look into your father's face, for behind your father's face as it is today are all those other faces which were his.”

Tags : Development Knowing Others Sense Of Self
Author : James Baldwin
Source : The Fire Next Time

38. “To accept one's past -- one's history -- is not the same thing as drowning in it; it is learning how to use it.”

Tags : Development Knowing Others Sense Of Self
Author : James Baldwin
Source : The Fire Next Time