Personality Quotes


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.

I feel too much. That's what's going on.' 'Do you think one can feel too much? Or just feel in the wrong ways?' 'My insides don't match up with my outsides.' 'Do anyone's insides and outsides match up?' 'I don't know. I'm only me.' 'Maybe that's what a person's personality is: the difference between the inside and outside.' 'But it's worse for me.' 'I wonder if everyone thinks it's worse for him.' 'Probably. But it really is worse for me.

Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.

I was always an unusual girl.
My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.

Born to die    Chameleon    Elizabeth woolridge grant    Life    Lyrics    Moral compass    Mother    Music    Ocean    Personality    Pop    Ride    Single    Song    Soul    Unusual    Wise

There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting.

Anne of Green Gables

L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables

I've always been very confident in my immaturity.

One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.

I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.

What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.

I used to think that finding the right one was about the man having a list of certain qualities. If he has them, we'd be compatible and happy. Sort of a checkmark system that was a complete failure. But I found out that a healthy relationship isn't so much about sense of humor or intelligence or attractive. It's about avoiding partners with harmful traits and personality types. And then it's about being with a good person. A good person on his own, and a good person with you. Where the space between you feels uncomplicated and happy. A good relationship is where things just work. They work because, whatever the list of qualities, whatever the reason, you happen to be really, really good together.

Kiss a lover,
Dance a measure,
Find your name
And buried treasure.
Face your life,
It's pain,
It's pleasure,
Leave no path untaken.

Choice    Dancing    Life    Love    Name    Neil gaiman    Pain    Personality    Pleasure    The graveyard book    Treasure

I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting.

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have , so to speak , pawned a part of their narcissism.

Change    Life    Love    Personality

When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.

The fact is that we have no way of knowing if the person who we
think
we are is at the core of our being. Are you a decent girl with the potential to someday become an evil monster, or are you an evil monster that thinks it's a decent girl?"
"Wouldn't I
know
which one I was?"
"Good God, no. The lies we tell other people are nothing to the lies we tell ourselves.

Positive expectations are the mark of the superior personality.

Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?

American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis

American Psycho

If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand miles away. This responsiveness had nothing to do with that flabby impressionability which is dignified under the name of the "creative temperament"--it was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again. No--Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men.

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these.

Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.

Why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, from
Birth must be reviewed. All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient.

Every instinct that is found in any man is in all men. The strength of the emotion may not be so overpowering, the barriers against possession not so insurmountable, the urge to accomplish the desire less keen. With some, inhibitions and urges may be neutralized by other tendencies. But with every being the primal emotions are there. All men have an emotion to kill; when they strongly dislike some one they involuntarily wish he was dead. I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.

The Story of My Life

Clarence Darrow

The Story of My Life

It's easy to look back and see it, and it's easy to give the advice. But the sad fact is, most people don't look beneath the surface until it's too late.

Flipped

Wendelin Van Draanen

Flipped
Advice    Character    Deep    Fact    Life    Love    People    Personality    Surface    Truth

Everyone has a sense of humor. If you don't laugh at jokes, you probably laugh at opinions.

Marsh: Our best efforts were never even a mild annoyance to the Lord Ruler."
Kelsier: Ah, but being an annoyance is something that I am very good at. In fact, I'm far more than just a 'mild' annoyance--people tell me I can be downright frustrating. Might as well use this talent for the cause of good, eh?

I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.

The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.

Action    Human being    Life    Personality    Prediction    Reaction    Sex

I use bits and pieces of others personalities to form my own.

How often, you wonder, has the direction of your life been shaped by such misunderstandings? How many opportunities have you been denied--or, for that matter, awarded--because someone failed to see you properly? How many friends have you lost, how many have you gained, because they glimpsed some element of your personality that shone through for only an instant, and in circumstances you could never reproduce? An illusion of water shimmering at the far bend of a highway.

Denna is a wild thing," I explained. "Like a hind or a summer storm. If a storm blows down your house, or breaks a tree, you don't say the storm was mean. It was cruel. It acted according to its nature and something unfortunately was hurt. The same is true of Denna.

The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind
Cruelty    Fantasy    Insight    Love    Nature    Personality

I never could bear the idea of anyone's expecting something from me. It
always made me want to do just the opposite.

...larger than life...I've never understood that expression. What's larger than life?

The History of Love

Nicole Krauss

The History of Love

the worst thing," he told me,
"is bitterness, people end up so
bitter.

Bitter    Bitterness    Bukowski    Death    In the end    Individuality    Life    Love    Personality    Poem    Poetry    Self    Soul

The largest part of what we call 'personality' is determined by how we've opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness".

Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.

Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.

Living by the Word

Alice Walker

Living by the Word

People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way.

Animals    Bonding    Companionship    Dogs    Experience    Friendship    Identity    Learning    Life    Love    Loyalty    Personality    Unique

I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.

Art    Dreams    Dress    Grocery list    Love    Personality    Smile

For I am—or I was—one of those people who pride themselves in on their willpower, on their ability to make a decision and carry it through. This virtue, like most virtues, is ambiguity itself. People who believe that they are strong-willed and the masters of their destiny can only continue to believe this by becoming specialists in self-deception. Their decisions are not really decisions at all—a real decision makes one humble, one knows that it is at the mercy of more things than can be named—but elaborate systems of evasion, of illusion, designed to make themselves and the world appear to be what they and the world are not. This is certainly what my decision, made so long ago in Joey’s bed, came to. I had decided to allow no room in the universe for something which shamed and frightened me. I succeeded very well—by not looking at the universe, by not looking at myself, by remaining, in effect, in constant motion.

Giovanni's Room

James Baldwin

Giovanni's Room
Decision    Life    Personality    Pride    Virtue    World

Now that you're an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're "in your head too much", a phrase that's often deployed against the quiet and cerebral.
Or maybe there's another word for such people: thinkers.

Cerebral    Extroverts    Introverts    Persona    Personality    Power    Quiet    Reader    Temperment    Thinker    Writer

Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.

Artist    Artistic    Comparison    Different    Freedom    Future    Gifted    Gifts    Goals    God s plan    Happiness    Jobs    Joy    Love    On the edge    Personality    Radical    Reach higher    Rise above    Road less traveled    Screenplay    Talents    Television    Unique

People say you're born innocent, but it's not true. You inherit all kinds of things that you can do nothing about. You inherit your identity, your history, like a birthmark that you can't wash off. ... We are born with our heads turned back, but my mother says we have to face into the future now. You have to earn your own innocence, she says. You have to grow up and become innocent.

He really was beautiful. I know boys aren’t supposed to be, but he was.

If you want to discover the true character of a person, you have only to observe what they are passionate about.

I'd rather be a little weird than all boring.

I'm THAT complicated, mysterious, yet content with the "simple" things in life. Don't try to understand me; you won't figure me out. But you're free to like me the way I am.

I'm not stubborn. My way is just better.

Rush

Maya Banks

Rush

I'm not stubborn. My way is just better.

It´s a good thing when a man is different from your image of him. Is shows he isn´t a type. If he were, it would be the end of him as a man. But if you can´t place him in a category, it means that at least a part of him is what a human being ought to be. He has risen above himself, he has a grain of immortality.

Friendly Fire: Stories

Boris Pasternak

Friendly Fire: Stories

There's a whole category of people who miss out by not allowing themselves to be weird enough.

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