A Quote by Walt Whitman on people, identity, and interbeing

A simple separate person is not contained between his hat and his boots.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on man, manhood, america, timing, and identity

It was a rotten time to try to be a man in America.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 90

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on self, identity, luke soloman, imagination, future, planning, flux, ego, reality, and other

I had a lot on my mind trying to put together some kind of plan for my wayward self. The future seemed made of matchsticks, fragile as a house of cards. Where would I go now? Who would I be? Would I be me or somebody else?

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 86

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley on identity, life, contemplation, consideration, and existence

I saw and heard of none like me. Was I then a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled, and whom all men disowned?

Mary Shelley (1797 - 1851)

Source: Frankenstein (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&N Classics)

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on identity, luke soloman, beginners luke, free novel, awakening, birth, rebirth, and photography

I wasn’t sure what was going on or what time it was or where I was or even, for that matter, who I was … but my gut told me something was terribly wrong. I opened my eyes slowly, as sensitive to light as a roll of film: just expose me and I’d vanish.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 57

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Stella Adler on strength, identity, courage, and life

It's not important to know who you are. It's important to know what you do, and then to do it like hercules!

Stella Adler (1901 - 1992)

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, criticism, thinking, judgment, achievement, understanding, and identity

Those who have chosen the path of least resistance in life, who cannot bear to bring themselves to make a stern value-judgment in criticism of their own most intimate feelings, achieve what they deserve:  not self-understanding but radical self-superficialization, not a discovered but a self-ascribed identity that explains nothing, reveals nothing, means nothing, and ultimately accomplishes nothing culturally or intellectually. 

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Alex Noble on self, identity, spectacular, and be yourself

The best way to be spectacular is to be yourself.

Alex Noble

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on talking, conversation, salesman, death, death rattle, laughter, reminiscing, memory, nostalgia, character, luke soloman, identity, discovery, and reinvention

We shook hands. Norm’s hand felt like salted mackerel. Our brief interaction had put him in a talkative mood. “There’s no business like shoe business,” he uttered with a death rattle laugh, heh heh, peering at me sideways like a depraved cherub as he droned on and on about the good old days in the shoe business, the bonus money and the belles whose stockinged ankles he fondled when he could still get a boner … but my mind was elsewhere. I couldn’t stop thinking about Luke Soloman, Luke Soloman, Luke Soloman. Who was this character?

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 38

Contributed by: Sol

A Quote by Baba Ram Dass on identity and maintaining an illusion

In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight

Ram Dass

Contributed by: myster.E

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