Friday, May 06, 2005

Quotations about Being Yourself

  I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory.  I was naïve.  I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer.  It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with:  that I am nobody but myself.  ~Ralph Ellison, "Battle Royal" The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.  ~James Matthew Barrie Most people are other people.  Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.  ~Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, 1905 Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.  ~Judy Garland We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.  ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld If you c

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