Quotation Explorer - 'Identity'

Knowing a person's true identity - it feels wonderful & painful at the same time. It feels wonderful because you will know a lot more about him. It feels painful because you only have one choice, it is "acceptance". - Jan
Authenticity is the seed of your identity and you can't go wrong with it in life. - Euginia Herlihy
When people live in abnormality for too long, the abnormal becomes normal and eventually, identity is lost - Kudakwashe Mazendame
This is the postmodern desert inhabited by people who are, in effect, consuming themselves in the form of images and abstractions through which their desires, sense of identity, and memories are replicated and then sold back to them as products - Larry McCaffrey
It’s the sensation that gives rise to ego or personal identity. All the external and internal experiences of life are experienced only with the sensation. - Roshan Sharma
Forms come and go. You, the quantum non-entity behind your human identity, comes nor goes. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Power is the gem of necessity. Without observing power, identity remains undiscovered. - Lionel Suggs
Without reserve, I can say that my entire identity is in the books I write. - Elena Ferrante
If you lose your integrity, you will also lose your identity, your sensitivity and your dignity. Integrity is honesty, modesty and security in all kinds of weather. It should be our priority! - Israelmore Ayivor
It has been acknowledged by many that an actor often plays the character in a reel life better than other contenders only if that projected picture role or image is opposite to his/her actual nature in a real life. It is usually a good method to know the true identity of a Cine and TV personality. - Anuj Somany
And in a flash I understood the meaning of sex. It is a craving of mingling of consciousness, whose symbol is the mingling of bodies. Every time a man and a woman slake their thirst in the strange waters of the other's identity, they glimpse the immensity of their freedom. - Colin Wilson
I had no doubt that I could do something, but what, and how? I had no contacts and I believed in nothing. And the obsession with my identity which I had developed in the factory hospital returned with a vengeance. Who was I, how had I come to be? - Ralph Ellison
It's not that pink is intrinsically bad, but it is such a tiny slice of the rainbow, and, though it may celebrate girlhood in one way, it also repeatedly and firmly fuses girl's identity to appearance. - Peggy Orenstein
The real you suffocates under the layers of your learned identity. Uncover the layers so you can truly breathe again from the true center. Being aware of your infinite potential and access awakens the Master with the Master Key within. You have always been settled in oneness with All. - Franklin Gillette
Creating Identity - Mohit Manke
Stop taking identity in illness and start taking identity in wellness - Nina Leavins
We are all an instrument with a special notation to our individual identity. When you incorporate many beautiful notes together, you envelop a harmonious orchestra. - Steven Cuoco
You do not need an identity to become yourself; you need an identity to become -like- someone else. - Samuel R. Delany
Membership of a larger group is not an identity. Being Asian is not an identity. Being gay is not an identity. Being deaf, blind, or wheelchair-bound is not an identity, nor is being economically deprived. - Lionel Shriver
I am a lover born to love each part and parcel of the universe with my deep intense emotions. I love to connect with the world and each connection enriches my existence as it blends in my identity. - Harshada Pathare
Love is the grounding of our existence as humans and is the basic emotioning in our systemic identity as human beings. - Humberto R. Maturana
The most important things to be acquired for freedom and democracy, are identity and dignity. - King Michael of Romania
So many of us have believed that we need to labor and perform for God so that we can gain an identity, so that we might be accepted. But in the Kingdom, we start off accepted. - Beni Johnson
The journey of a human is not only to expand its illusory personality of his mind, in the external world, but to realize himself beyond the identity of the mind and see the truth behind the formation of life within. - Roshan Sharma
Others can't always define your true identity. They see what they 'want' to see but beyond your mess, God sees the beauty He created and still thinks it's good! - Chinonye J. Chidolue
there can be no failure to a human who has not lost his courage, unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, human does not lose his being in the society in which he lives - irak.ibrahim hussain didi
Through posts and sharing, by exhibiting one’s loves and tastes, personal stories, photos, and more, each curates a public image of oneself on the web, to which one then continually strives to conform. Personal identity becomes one’s reflection in the others’ eyes. - Nicos Hadjicostis
She had been nothing but a beloved bauble passed from a mother to a son, a decoration of vanity, devoid of identity. - D. Morgenstern
Love is blind. Love of money is blind. Greed and money make people forfeit the quiddity of life, banish them from what is essential and alienate them from themselves. They lose their identity and become drifting exiles. ( "Money rocking and rolling" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Doing better is creativity,doing faster is creativity,doing smarter is creativity,doing right is creativity.doing Exclusive is creating identity. - Mohit Manke
The most difficult thing a failure can do is accept his identity or status - Nathanael Kanyinga
We don't want to eliminate the ego completely. Otherwise we'd be wandering around the house each morning, drinking coffee for hours, saying, 'Who the hell am I?' We need the ego to sustain a sense of identity. - Stuart Wilde
Small and fat and constantly facetious, straw- coloured and destitute of marks, he would have been practically indistinguishable hadn't his constant preference for light-grey clothes, for white hats, for very big cigars and very little stories, done what it could for his identity. - Henry James
Language imparts identity, meaning, and perspective to our human condition. Writers are either polluters or part of the cleanup. - Mary Pipher
Naturally, for a person who finds his identity in something other than his full organism is less than half a man. He is cut off from complete participation in nature. Instead of being a body, he 'has' a body. Instead of living and loving he 'has' instincts for survival and copulation. - Alan W. Watts
Rationally, factory farming is so obviously wrong, in so many ways. In all of my reading and conversations, I've yet to find a credible defense of it. But food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, and identity. - Jonathan Safran Foer
Ego, Identity and Self - the 3 concepts of one's creation that defines them entirely. Have an Ego, for without one, there is nothing but self-doubt. Have an Identity, for without one, there is nothing but an empty shell. Understand your 'Self,' for if you don't, then who or what are you? - Lionel Suggs
Don't get hooked on taking identity in illness and diagnosis, there is only a body in balance or a body out of balance. Get your body balanced. - Nina Leavins
Our identity in the world is like a wave from the Ocean. - Kishore Bansal
No matter the nature of your individuality, you can nurture a better identity and have a mature positively rewarding life. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth. - Jean Baudrillard
Don't make your career be your life. let it be your passion. Let it bring you pleasure. But don't let it become your identity. You are so much more valuable than that. - Celine Dion
No one knows who they are more than someone who changes their identity (before I became a farmer, I was a leadership coach). - M.C. Humphreys
Your identity & life passion/purpose in the context of your beliefs determine your vision, your vision determines your mission, your mission determines your KRAs, your KRAs determine your goals, your goals determine your thoughts, and your thoughts determine your life! ~ gfp '42© - Gary Patton
Your identity is not in who you can be. It is in who you always have been - Ricky Maye
The act of claiming an identity can be transformational. It can provide healing and empowerment. It can weld solidarity within a community. And, perhaps most importantly, it can diminish power from an oppressor, a dominant group. - Simon Tam
Our society encourages women to place a very high value on maternity as an essential part of female identity, both a high moral calling and the deepest source of satisfaction on earth. It's not easy to redefine motherhood as handing your baby over to a stranger. - Katha Pollitt
The more you understand your true spiritual identity, and your connection with the Supreme, the easier it will be to love your Self. - Stephen Knapp
One should be known for a kind heart,because you are not just a so and so person,you are an identity who is part of the almighty god,who above all likes kindness,because he is the bestower of all desired attributes,but is benevolently looking for kindness from his creations - Jaspreet Kaur
The root of identity crises: we seem to know a lot about ourselves, but we can't tell who we are. Realize your self! - Stefan Emunds
Relationships take up energy; letting go of them, psychiatrists theorize, entails mental work. When you lose someone you were close to, you have to reassess your picture of the world and your place in it. The more your identity was wrapped up with the deceased, the more difficult the loss. - Meghan O'Rourke
Your personal identity very much depends on the experience of the present moment and as the experience changes, your identity too change with it. - Roshan Sharma
The more you make your thoughts (beliefs) into your identity, the more cut off you are from the spiritual dimension within yourself. - Eckhart Tolle
Your identity depends on your heart's ability to excuse not on the power or the money you own. - Bharath Mamidoju
If you can tag every Pakistani men as terrorists, you can definitely tag every Indian men as rapists... That's how the minority make an identity for the nation. - Gayathri Jayakumar
My culture is my identity and personality. It gives me spiritual, intellectual and Emotional distinction from others, and I am proud of it. - M.F. Moonzajer
OPIATE, n. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard. - Ambrose Bierce
The more fucked up you are, the more I like you. As long as you've managed to hold onto your identity through all the shit, then it won't matter how twisted you are. I will love you more for it. - Ashly Lorenzana
Your Personal identity created by the experiences of the past, simply floats on the awareness field of the mind, while all the important tasks of life, is performed by the subtle strings of the spirit. - Roshan Sharma
You should have a kind heart because you are not just a so and so person,you are also an identity who is part of the almighty god,who above all likes kindness because,he is the bestower of all desired attributes but is benevolently looking for kindness from his creation - Jaspreet Kaur
When you understand the internal process of life, first time, you realize that the personal identity that you carry in your mind, exists only at the time of momentary experience, and as the experience is forgotten, so the personal identity gets forgotten with it. - Roshan Sharma
people around you are reflections of your own identity. - Jennifer Pierre
Extreme busyness is a symptom of deficient vitality, and a faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity. - Robert Louis Stevenson
A substantial minority of DID patients report sadistic, exploitive, and coercive abuse at the hands of organized groups. Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults, Third Revision - James A. Chu
This is the great world, and I am only Kim. Who is Kim?' He considered his own identity, a thing he had never done before, till his head swam. He was one insignificant person in all this roaring whirl of India, going southward to he knew not what fate. - Rudyard Kipling
Our identity is like that of an onion; with each experience we endure, a layer is peeled away, finally revealing who we really are at the core. - Afnan Ahmad Mia
Kids don't care about rock and roll as much as they used to, as the other generations have. It's already turned into nothing but a fashion statement and an identity for kids to use as a tool for them to fuck and have a social life. - Kurt Cobain
My identity is not it, which given by the community. my identity is my natural mask. - MH Mahdi
We are therefore constantly on the road, straying from one mental image to the next, and identify with these images, and derive our identity from the images. - Frank Wanderer
Honey, the sun rises and sets with that Bill of hers. Everything he says is Gospel. She loves her man.""Is that what loving your man is?""Has a lot to do with it."Jean Louise said, "You mean losing your own identity, don't you?""In a way, yes," said Henry. "Then I doubt if I shall ever marry. - Harper Lee
Most whites do not have a racial identity, but they would do well to understand what race means for others. They should also ponder the consequences of being the only group for whom such an identity is forbidden and who are permitted no aspirations as a group. - Jared Taylor
Don't let others box you into their idea of what they think you should be. A confined identity is a miserable way to exist. Be you and live free. Trust that in living true to yourself, you will attract people that support and love you, just as you are. - Jaeda DeWalt
We cannot live without meaning, that would preclude any sense of identity, any hope, any future. - Carlina Rinaldi
Our identity has already been chosen for us; but it is up to us to accept it, or fight and change it. - Afnan Ahmad Mia
said that Michael Jackson's memorial service was a variety show with a coffin, that MJ transformed himself through surgery and perhaps female hormones from a brown-skinned African American male to a chalk-faced androgynous ghoul with no clear sexual identity. - Chris Hedges
The particular human chain we're part of is central to our individual identity. - Elizabeth Stone
Often we can't reach what is in front of us until we let go what is behind. Don't let your struggle become your identity. - Chris Vonada
It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked. - Shannon L. Alder
Let a clear understanding of your identity In Christ shed light on all the ways you can live out your purpose. - Elizabeth George
Your Real Self is the permanent atom of your identity, the rock of ages that remains unmoved by the restless tides of life. - Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Still not sure about how easily he could be integrated into their posse, Trevor smiled in delighted relief at how tolerantly two of his close friends had received his new identity. - Zack Love
The primary treatment modality for DID is individual outpatient psychotherapy.Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults, Third Revision - James A. Chu
The path you walk is unique and needed. There is no other like yours. On your path you experience love, joy and peace, as well as loneliness, sadness and torment. These all are specific lessons you choose to rediscover your divine identity. - Raphael Zernoff
Power of Position' always change with respect to time but 'Power of Person' never change.So develop yourself in such a way that society respect you because of your Identity not for your 'Power of Position - Vikram Singh Slathia
If our identity is in our work, rather than Christ, success will go to our heads, and failure will go to our hearts. - Timothy J. Keller
It is this outer reach of existential abnegation the moment where subjective identity deserts itself and becomes enslaved without consciousness of its subjugated condition that Mirbeau consistently sought to decry with horror. - Emily Apter
BELLADONNA, n. In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues. - Ambrose Bierce
Don’t let your disease become your identity. - Debasish Mridha
Identity the greatest thing that ever happened to all humanity on earth. Identity the source of knowing who you are and where you come from. Identity the source of understanding yourself and makes you proud to be the person who you are, the daughter, the son of the Most High God. - Euginia Herlihy
Identity politics divides us; fiction connects. One is interested in sweeping generalizations, the other in nuances. One draws boundaries, the other recognizes no frontiers. Identity politics is made of solid bricks; fiction is flowing water. - Elif Shafak
A sense of his own identity came upon him with sudden force, and he felt the power of it. He was himself, and he knew what he had been. - John Williams
Mammals require three essentials in life, identity, stimulation, and security, and by far the most important of these three psychological cornerstones is identity. - David Sheldrick
Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. We worship self-indulgence & consumption. - Auliq Ice
Thoughts are just thoughts, and they can’t hurt you. My thoughts land in my mind like a butterfly; they stay for a while, then flutter away. The butterfly isn’t me. I can step away from it, and watch it, learn from it, enjoy it, without needing to absorb it into my identity. - Julie Farrell
He hams his Brummie accent, I tell myself, the way so many ex-pats ham their lost identity. The moustache is a pose. Yet, he hams this unpredictable matey belligerence, this curiously Midlands attitude. Colin is home away from home, I reflect, even if not the home you ever really liked. - Tim Parks
Identity is the role you chose to play in the story of the Universe. - Maria V Shall
Dear GIRLS your very own identity is more important than a marriage certificate. - Amit Abraham
Life is a Game you play only once you don't get the second chance and if you get you will never come in the same identity. So perform well. - Sandeep Kakkar
You realize your true identity as consciousness itself, rather than what consciousness has identified with. That's the peace of God. The ultimate truth of who you are is not I am this or I am that, but I Am. - Eckhart Tolle
Like a warrior in the battlefield, a writer must endeavour to use his pen to stamp the paper with his identity. - Ogwo David Emenike
Your identity is no more than the memory of your mind, and the time you learn to consciously look into your memories of the past, the first time you realize that nowhere you exist in your mind. - Roshan Sharma
Spiritual awakening is an identity shift. You are God! - Erin Fall Haskell
The most destructive thing we can possibly do in life is to make another person doubt his worth and identity as a child of God. The very most productive thing we can do is to help ourselves and others realize that as children of God, our worth is infinite. - Toni Sorenson
Most people don't often realize that they actually disclose their lies to the person who is truly wise by showing their likes for either the celebrity or no famous personality; but further bigger surprise is that many persons even don't worry of it or fear of being caught of their true identity. - Anuj Somany
We have a natural and supernatural identity. Our spirituality should be relevant to daily life; our calling is to influence the world through right living, the Truth and the power of God. - E.N. Supen, The Victorious Kingdom Quotes
Wearing a smile while claiming to not judge and condemn people as you equate their nature with no less than a carnal and immoral act rather than as understanding their orientation and identity as an intrinsic part of who they are doesn't lessen the harshness and cruelty of that rejection. - Christina Engela
By looking for the unexpected and discerning the surreptitious features in the scenery within us, we apprehend our personality, find out our identity and learn how to cultivate it. Taking care of our fingerprints will be an enduring endeavor. ( "Looking for the unexpected" ) - Erik Pevernagie
When your identity switch from the personal identity to the eternal self, no fear of death or karmic bondage arise in you. - Roshan Sharma
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
Maybe to feel superior in struggle was sensed, When people were aware to fight for identity. - Marieta Maglas
Keep your identity small. - Paul Graham
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. - Beatrice Potter Webb
To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Interestingly, from an identity standpoint, what does it mean to have a disability? Pamela Anderson has more prosthetic in her body than I do and nobody calls her disabled. - Aimee Mullins
Unless you realize yourself beyond the identity of the mind, you cannot become free from life. - Roshan Sharma
I believe that true identity is found . . . in creative activity springing from within. It is found, paradoxically, when one loses oneself. Woman can best refind herself in some kind of creative activity of her own. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
If we really want to know, who we are and recognize our identity, we have to find out the identity of the others. By making friends with the others, we are able to make friends with ourselves. At that moment, we can sense how everything falls into place. ( Steps in the unknown" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Your voice is your identity. If you don't use it, your halfway to Asphodel already. - Rick Riordan
The identity you're craving for is an illusion; your true nature has no identity, you're the universe -you contain all things! - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Time is the enemy of identity - Michael Moorcock
Compulsory heterosexuality produces not the homosexual but differences, conflicts and hierarchies among homosexualities at the level of identity, culture, and politics. - Steven Seidman
We lost our country somewhere along the way. We know where we lost it but we do not appear to have the strength to eliminate those blocking our view to enable us to develop our common identity. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
Identity is memory; when memory disappears, the self dissolves and love with it. - John Lahr
A compulsive external search only leads us to the interpretation of another’s path. True identity and sustained harmony can only be achieved by turning inward, and it is there that you will find every answer that you need to step into enlightenment - Gary Hopkins
I'll never suppress my identity -- that's like filing away your fingerprints so the money can slide into your pockets easier. - Jonathan Heatt
So also in a marriage or in helping a teenager through a difficult identity crisis—there is no quick fix, where you can just move in and make everything right with a positive mental attitude and a bunch of success formulas. - Stephen Covey
There are countless reasons for reading, but when you’re young and uncertain of your identity, of who you may be, one of the most compelling is the quest to discover yourself reflected in the pages of a book. - Michael Cart
Our supreme purpose here is to discard our false identity and realize the Atman within. - Bert McCoy
I, too, chose to go out...to the mountains' resort for a long weekend of Buddists' Om mantra sound...hunting the eternal wise words...have a time in silence to contemplate the profound concepts of universal creation and see what it does to my sense of identity... - Isabella Koldras, Om=Amen.
Even though every identity marker I have can be taken from me, the grace and peace of the Trinity overflows into the life of the believer. - Matt Chandler
Anyway, it's a good thing we're human. We design business spreadsheets, paint programs, and word processing equipment. So that tells you where we're at as a species. What is the search for the next great compelling application but a search for the human identity? - Douglas Coupland
Most urgently, women's identity must be premised upon our "beauty" so that we will remain vulnerable to outside approval, carrying the vital sensitive organ of self-esteem exposed to the air. - Naomi Wolf
The sole social evil is darkness; humanity is identity, for all men are made of the same clay. - Victor Hugo
The human carries the formation of the whole universe in him. The time, he begins to realize his own identity, slowly the nature of the universe is revealed to him. - Roshan Sharma
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