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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #identity

She could just pack up and leave, but she does not visualize what's beyond ahead.

Núria Añó

#feminism #freedom #gender #gender-inequality #hypocrisy

When he died, I went about like a ragged crow telling strangers, "My father died, my father died." My indiscretion embarrassed me, but I could not help it. Without my father on his Delhi rooftop, why was I here? Without him there, why should I go back? Without that ache between us, what was I made of?

Kiran Desai

#fathers #identity #loss #death

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.

Barack Obama


Don't say Fili, sister. Say Pili. In Tagalog, pili means to choose. Pino means fine. Pilipino equals 'fine choice.

Jessica Hagedorn The Gangster of Love

#filipino-authors #identity #nationality #equality

That illusion of a world so shaped that it echoes every groan, of human beings so tied together by common needs and fears that a twitch at one wrist jerks another, where however strange your experience other people have had it too, where however far you travel in your own mind someone has been there before you - - is all an illusion. We do not know our own souls, let alone the souls of others. Human beings do not go hand in hand the whole stretch of the way. There is a virgin forest in each; a snowfield where even the print of birds' feet is unknown. Here we go alone, and like it better so. Always to have sympathy, always to be accompanied, always to be understood would be intolerable.

Virginia Woolf

#illusion #unknown #world #experience

Jerry-5486: "The most apparent thing that I noticed was how most of the people in this study derive their sense of identity and well-being from their immediate surroundings rather than from within themselves, and that's why they broke down—just couldn't stand the pressure—they had nothing within them to hold up against all of this.

Philip G. Zimbardo

#prison #self-reliance #stanford-prison-experiment #experience

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

#faith #identity #self #silence #solitude

She fixed a smile that she hoped looked authentic. Pretending to be content continued to be hard work.

Stacy Hawkins Adams

#fiction #identity #personal-growth #women-s-fiction #faith

If your parents died suddenly, Sandro understood, your home was wherever you were, and now you were from nowhere. Your parents were your provenance. Dead, you had no provenance.

Rachel Kushner

#identity #family

To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.

Robert Louis Stevenson

#idle #personal #personal identity #requires #sense

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