Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.
My identity might begin with the fact of my race, but it didn't, couldn't end there. At least that's what I would choose to believe.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Spiritual identity means we are not what we do or what people say about us. And we are not what we have. We are the beloved daughters and sons of God.
Human identity is the most fragile thing that we have, and it's often only found in moments of truth.
Make sure the outside of you is a good reflection of the inside of you
It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary. Possibly to some mysterious personification of one's own identity.
We all need a past - that's where our sense of identity comes from.
Narrative identity takes part in the story's movement, in the dialectic between order and disorder
An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.
The only true happiness lies in knowing who you are ... and making peace with it.
We rigidify our self-image to portray a certain identity to the world, which is one of the key impediments to authenticity.
Body and soul, Black America reveals the extreme questions of contemporary life, questions of freedom and identity: How can I be who I am?
I saw and heard of none like me. Was I then a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled, and whom all men disowned?
Everybody tends to merge his identity with other people at the speed of light. It's called being mass man.
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
All discomfort comes from suppressing your true identity.
Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.
Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it.
Identity is such a crucial affair that one shouldn't rush into it.
When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death.
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