Individuality Quotes


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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Care    Diversity    Heart    Individuality    Love    Mind    Seduction    Soul

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.

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

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

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


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

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë Brontë

Jane Eyre

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.

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.

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.

Cosmos

Carl Sagan

Cosmos

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

The things that make me different are the things that make me.

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.

Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World

Sarah Vowell Assassination Vacation

Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World

why are trying so hard to fit in, when you're born to stand out

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

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are

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

Les Essais

Michel de Montaigne

Les Essais

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.

Flipped

Wendelin Van Draanen Flipped

Flipped

Sleep my little baby-oh
Sleep until you waken
When you wake you'll see the world
If I'm not mistaken...
Kiss a lover
Dance a measure,
Find your name
And buried treasure...
Face your life
Its pain,
Its pleasure,
Leave no path untaken.

Awakening    Choice    Dance    Identity    Individuality    Life    Love    Name    Pain    Pleasure    Sleep    Treasure

My kids are starting to notice I'm a little different from the other dads. "Why don't you have a straight job like everyone else?" they asked me the other day.
I told them this story:
In the forest, there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. Every day, the straight tree would say to the crooked tree, "Look at me...I'm tall, and I'm straight, and I'm handsome. Look at you...you're all crooked and bent over. No one wants to look at you." And they grew up in that forest together. And then one day the loggers came, and they saw the crooked tree and the straight tree, and they said, "Just cut the straight trees and leave the rest." So the loggers turned all the straight trees into lumber and toothpicks and paper. And the crooked tree is still there, growing stronger and stranger every day.

I often warn people: "Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, 'There is no "I" in team.' What you should tell them is, 'Maybe not. But there is an "I" in independence, individuality and integrity.

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.

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

Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau

Civil Disobedience

It never got weird enough for me.

A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

The Warded Man

Peter V. Brett

The Warded Man

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

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!

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.

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.

your handwriting. the way you walk. which china pattern you choose. it's all giving you away. everything you do shows your hand. everything is a self portrait. everything is a diary.

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.

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