Quotes tagged with self (366 quotes found)

May Sarton
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
Franz Kafka
Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.
books  self  castle  # 1611
Toni Morrison
Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.
freedom  self  # 2477
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.
life  identity  self  birth  # 2679
Katharine Hepburn
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
life  change  self  # 2806
Madeleine L'Engle
A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.
self  # 2850
Marina Abramovic
In real life, you just work for the ordinary self, but in the front of audience you become the superself. That's a completely different thing.
life  work  self  # 4111
Diane Ackerman
All relationships change the brain - but most important are the intimate bonds that foster or fail us, altering the delicate circuits that shape memories, emotions and that ultimate souvenir, the self.
change  brain  self  # 4813
Patch Adams
I make me. At 18, I decided I wasn't going to have an unconstructed self ever. I was going to be the composer, the designer, the architect of me. It's been really fun.
fun  self  Decided  # 5573
Theodor Adorno
Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.
society  sense  self  # 6409
Bhumibol Adulyadej
Everyone must correct his own self; this is something more difficult to cope with, but it is not impossible.
difficult  self  impossible  # 6495
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
self  Lead  # 6796
Ayad Akhtar
I see the American experience as being defined by the immigrant paradigm of rupture and renewal: rupture with the old world, the old ways, and renewal of the self in a bright but difficult New World.
experience  difficult  self  # 7886
Damon Albarn
It's not like my old self - I'm not in character anymore, I'm me. I'm not hiding behind that anymore.
character  self  behind  # 8198
Sholom Aleichem
A real pleasure is a pleasure that one enjoys by one's self, without a companion, and without a single argument.
single  self  pleasure  # 9034
Samuel Alexander
You can mark in desire the rising of the tide, as the appetite more and more invades the personality, appealing, as it does, not merely to the sensory side of the self, but to its ideal components as well.
self  desire  Side  # 9389