Quotes with tag:
The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever.
Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.
I’ve been telling my students, ‘Imitate, imitate.’ And they say, ‘Well, what if I plagiarize, or what if I’m not original? I want to be myself.’ And I always tell them, ‘Your self will shine through’… If you allow yourself to feel deeply and honestly, what you say won’t be like anyone else.
Having long suspected that there was something alive in there, running the place, separate from everything else, absolutely individual and independent, we’ve celebrated by giving it a real name. My self.
Given the opportunity, under the right conditions, two cells from wildly different sources, a yeast cell, say, and a chicken erythrocyte, will touch, fuse, and the two nuclei will then fuse as well, and the new hybrid cell will now divide into monstrous progeny. Naked cells, lacking self-respect, do not seem to have any sense of self.
I’m not going to spend two years on a film or four years on an opera if I don’t feel like I can put my own self into it. That doesn’t mean it has to be about myself.
Like blind hens, we are ignorant of our own self and the depths within us.
He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.
Many people identify their sense of self with the problems they have, or think they have.
You have to have a strong sense of self in this business – otherwise they’re going to spit you out.
He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.
By the time you are 30 you are still trying to make your 15-year-old self happy but you are a different person. You need to be brave and let go of that.
I think your self emerges more clearly over time.
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.