A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on self, identity, and emptiness

There is no such thing as a person. There are only restrictions and limitations. The sum total of these defines the person.  The person merely appears to be, like the space within the pot appears to have the shape and volume
and smell of the pot.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Nikki Giovanni on identity

She knows who she is, because she knows who she isn't.

Nikki Giovanni

Contributed by: SistahSweet

A Quote by Samuel Beckett on identity

Where am I, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.

Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)

Source: The Unnamable

Contributed by: James

A Quote by Joseph Dispenza on manifestation, reality, observer, desire, awareness, physics, and identity

We have to formulate what we want, and be so concentrated on it, and so focused on it, and have so much of our awareness on it, that we lose track of ourselves.  We lose track of time. We lose track of our identity. And the moment we become so involved in that experience, that we will lose track of ourselves, we lose track of time, that picture is the only picture that is real, and everybody's had that experience when they've made up their mind that they've wanted something. That's Quantum Physics.  That's Manifesting Reality. That's The Observer To The Full Effect.

Joseph Dispenza

Source: What the Bleep Do we Know!?

Contributed by: Kyo

A Quote by Charles S. Maier on past, identity, and german

No one can master the past; one can only interrogate it.

Charles Maier

Source: An Unmasterable Past

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A Quote by Mitch on organization, brand, culture, identity, and stamp

Every organization brands its particular culture and identity with its own distinctive stamp.

Mitch Thrower

Source: "The Attention Deficit Workplace" by Mitch Thrower

Contributed by: Mitch

A Quote by Stephen Levine on love and identity

Love is not what we become but who we already are

Stephen Levine

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A Quote by Tom Beaudoin on branding, brands, religion, spiritual, economy, and identity

There is an authentic spiritual impulse at the heart of our branding economy. We use brands to do identity work for us, finally, out of our desire to be recognised by others, by a power greater than ourselves; and the desire to recognise and know others, to commune with others under a power greater than ourselves. And in this recognising and being recognised, we experience that great power that draws us inward and outward.

Tom Beaudoin

Source: Consuming Faith: Integrating Who We Are with What We Buy, Pages: 106

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Michael Jackson, 1940 on initiation, democracy in africa, africa, west africa, sierra leone, identity, values, and manhood

If S.B. sometimes railed against Western customs, treating democracy as if it was a euphemism for bad faith, red tape, and diplomatic evasiveness, this was not because he put himself above the lway, ready to waive constitutional procedures, or ignore the views of others. It simply reflected his impatience with indecisiveness, and his aristocratic heritage. It was his pride in this heritage that led him, as an eleven year old boy to stand up to Mr. Vincent's disparaging conflation of Kuranko and savages. To be Kuranko was, as his father had told him, the only conceivable way of being a man. But when S. B. invoked Kuranko-ness, it was not some form of tribalism that he had in mind, but the values he held dear-- not only forthrightness, stoicism, hard work, and self-reliance, but also honesty, generosit, and fidelity to one's principles. Pertinently, it was S. B. many years ago, who provided me with a not implausible etymology for the word Kuranko. "It iwas from the kure tree," he said, "whose wood is very hard."Thus, to say kure n'ko is to imply that the speaker is tough-minded, able to withstand all kinds of hardships, and persevere, like the kure tree.

Michael Jackson

Source: In Sierra Leone, Pages: 99-100

Contributed by: jess

A Quote by Michael Jackson, 1940 on why we fight, violence, humanity, human beings, animals, sierra leone, west africa, war, violators, why we suffer, love, identity, honor, prestige, and wealth

LIke any other animal, human beings will fight to the death when threatened or cornered, but as a species we are perhaps alone in imagining that our survival depends on such elusive properties as recognition, love, identity, honor, prestige, and wealth. Only we will feel that our very existence is endangered when our name is taken in vain, our pride is hurt, our nation threatned, our reputation impugned, our voice ignored, our loyalty betrayed. No other animal will figh t tooth and nail, not only to see that such symbolic losses are made good, but that those hwo have allegedly taken these things fro us are themselves subject to all the torment, degradation, and loss that we have suffered at their hands. This is why violators seldom admit to guilt. For they believe they were fully justified in their excesses; they were only taking back what was rightfully theirs, preserving their civilization, defending their rights, upholding their honor, and, of course, obeying orders from above.

Michael Jackson

Source: In Sierra Leone, Pages: 39

Contributed by: jess

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