Knowing 35 Quotes About Identity

Published on Jun 19,2021 02:22 AM

This world needs you, let your good natures become an attraction anyone can see and feel - be your unique version.

When you are faced with countless overwhelming disappointments, when your efforts are rejected, when the results you want have failed, or countless other similar circumstances. You may feel hopeless and think of it as a terrible failure of your own. All the energy in your body is being wiped out, you do not know what to do next, the belief of victory that you always held in the beginning is not much left. You are completely devastated! Or, you might think, "The result this time is not as expected but I know I did my best. Tomorrow I'll keep working harder, I know there's something I did not. Yes, I am willing to change and learn from my mistakes, but the only thing I can't accept is for myself to give up easily."

When you refuse to give up, when you believe you have done your best you can move on with your head held high, to continue facing tomorrow with the skills and experiences you have learned with even greater determination. We will be more wonderful when we reject mediocrity. If we always do things the way we always focus on identity, we will see the difference it makes. You know, people see us the way we see ourselves. When we always keep ourselves in top shape, when are we in that state? That is when we are doing what is most familiar to ourselves. When we are ourselves, we feel comfortable and not only do we feel it, but the people around us also feel it when they are with us.

There is no denying that we are always faced with challenges, not only inside, but also from the outside. When faced with challenges, we have to make a choice: either confront it, or hide it as far as possible, or let it torture us day in and day out. Would you let those challenges rob you of the joy, the success, the relationships you should have? Or will you work hard to find ways to overcome it and advance to the next ladder on your ladder of success? How we respond to those challenges will reflect our confidence level or the stagnation and failure we are putting ourselves in. Do you see the other side of the challenge as an opportunity to become a more complete, confident person or a dark prospect of failure? It is still a choice that you can choose for yourself.

The confidence that we have will make us more comfortable when expressing ourselves, from which we can maximize the capacity that we hold. With this most natural state we can do things we used to think we couldn't. We realize that what held us back before was the thoughts that, we are incapable, we are afraid of failure, we worry about how people view us, and so on ... But when we put ourselves in the environment where we can be ourselves, when we are able to do what is familiar to ourselves, we can develop our abilities and build more confidence for ourselves to from then on be more complete.

This article below show 35 quotes about identity

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

2. “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.” - Chuck Palahniuk

3. “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.” - Patrick Rothfuss

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. “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.” - Nick Hornby

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

12. “You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe.” - Philip K. Dick

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

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

15. “All of us take pride and pleasure in the fact that we are unique, but I'm afraid that when all is said and done the police are right: it all comes down to fingerprints.” - David Sedaris

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

17. “What we know matters but who we are matters more.” - Brené Brown

18. “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.” - KL Toth

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

20. “It answers the question that was tormenting you: my love, you are not 'one thing in my life' - not even the most important - because my life no longer belongs to me because...you are always me.” - Jean-Paul Sartre

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

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

23. “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” - Gustave Flaubert

24. “That ain't me, that ain't my face. It wasn't even me when I was trying to be that face. I wasn't even really me them; I was just being the way I looked, the way people wanted.” - Ken Kesey

25. “I find I am constantly being encouraged to pluck out some one aspect of myself and present this as the meaningful whole, eclipsing or denying the other parts of self.” - Audre Lorde

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

27. “and yet she was leaving the world as a woman who had love and been loved back. she was leaving it as a friend, a companion, a guardian. a mother. a person of consequence at last.” - Khaled Hosseini

28. “The deeper I go into myself the more I realize that I am my own enemy.” - Floriano Martins

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

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

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

32. “For so many years, for so long, I have been so many things, so many different men. But here,"  he said, so softly I could barely hear him, " here in the dark, with you… I have no name.” - Diana Gabaldon

33. “Maybe if I act well enough, I'll come to believe it myself.” - Garth Nix

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

35. “The music we listen to may not define who we are. But it’s a damn good start.” - Jodi Picoult

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Identity, just because no one can create a perfect competition. But that doesn't mean you have to hold back your own "rise".

Identity, just because you deserve all the best. But, life is not fair to everyone.

Identity, just because no one has yet to find the "prince" of their life, does not mean that it is not possible to be a "queen".

There are things in life that seem immobile with time, but not so that we need to "work hard" to make it work.