A Quote by Paulo Coelho on choice, decision, self-awareness, identity, adventure, victim, quest, treasure, philosophy, and life

He realized that he had to choose between thinking of himself as the poor victim of a thief and as an adventurer in quest of his treasure.

I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure, he said to himelf.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream, Pages: 44

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Ibrahim Kekec on self realization, identity, reality, and idea

Help your true inner identity come true. If there is a single reality in this world. I strongly believe in the idea that it is within us. Do not go too far away to find it. It can really be nearer than you thought.

Ibrahim Kekec

Source: Me

Contributed by: kekecib

A Quote by Andriana Kelisakieva on true, beauty, defined, soul, appearance, camouflage, and identity

Our true beauty is defined by our soul; our appearance is just a camouflage we use to hide our true beauty, our true identity...

Andriana Kelisakieva

Contributed by: Andriana

A Quote by Maya Angelou on woman, women, pride, identity, and self-image

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

Source: Phenomenal Woman

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Sol Luckman on hallucination, father, identity, drugs, acid, luke soloman, jesus, and death

I was dying. Of course. This was it. Curtain. Finis. I dropped to my knees on the sidewalk and prayed to Jesus for another crack at life. But then I became confused, unable to recall who Jesus’s father was. Why this should have been important I can’t venture to guess, but it got me on the subject of fathers. I realized, with an incredible sensation of vertigo, I was old enough to be my own father.

Sol Luckman

Source: The Toy Buddha: Book II of the Beginner's Luke Series (The Beginner's Luke Series), Pages: 35

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by unknown on work, commitment, identity, antithesis, democracy, and adapt

The corporate workplace, where people are kept in thrall, where total commitment is the norm, where people are stripped off their identity and have to adapt a code of conduct. This is the very antithesis of democracy. -.-


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A Quote by Edmond Jabes on writing, silence, death, kaballah, and identity

It is very hard to live with silence.  The real silence is death and this is terrible.  To approach this silence, it is necessary to journey to the desert.  You do not go to the desert to find identity, but to loses it, to lose your personality, to be anonymous.  You make yourself void.  You become silence.  You become more silent than the silence around you.  And then something extraordinary happens: you hear silence speak.

Edmond Jabes

Source: Disfiguring, book by Mark C. Taylor

Contributed by: gary

A Quote by Oprah Winfrey on business, authenticity, branding, and identity

If I lost control of the business I'd lose myself--or at least the ability to be myself. Owning myself is a way to be myself.

Oprah Winfrey (1954 -)

Source: The Business of Being Oprah:

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Robert Pinsky on memory, person, remember, decision, decide, and identity

Deciding to remember, and what to remember, is how we decide who we are.

Robert Pinsky

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Thomas Mertin on thomas mertin, the man in the sycamore tree, identity, ask me, live for, and be who you are

If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, and ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the things I want to live for.  Between those two answers you can determine the identity of any person.

Thomas Mertin

Source: Thomas Mertin, The Man In The Sycamore Tree

Contributed by: Robin

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