Defining One's Self Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 42 Quotes About Defining One's Self

#1. Since I have difficulty defining merit and what merit alone means - and in any context, whether it's judicial or otherwise - I accept that different experiences in and of itself, bring merit to the system. - Author: Sonia Sotomayor
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#2. Poetry is the power of defining the indefinable in terms of the unforgettable. - Author: Louis Untermeyer
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#3. Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail. - Author: Malcolm Bradbury
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#4. Somewhere between what the lens depicts and what the caption interprets, a mental picture intervenes, a cultural ideology defining what and how to see, what to recognize as significant. - Author: Alan Trachtenberg
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#5. American poetry is always about defining oneself individually,claiming one's right to be different and often to break taboos. - Author: Diane Wakoski
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#6. We have laid the foundation for a better life. Things that were unimaginable a few years ago have become everyday reality. I belong to the generation of leaders for whom the achievement of democracy was the defining challenge. - Author: Nelson Mandela
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#7. There is an inherent dissonancebetween the quasi-formal world of computer programs - defining the programmed machine in each system - and the non-formal problem world of the system requirements. - Author: Michael Jackson
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#8. What defines me? Skin? I hope I'm more than that. Than this. That I am what I think, what I believe. What I feel. - Author: Lissa Price
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#9. The concept of justice I take to be defined, then, by the role of its principles in assigning rights and duties and in defining the appropriate division of social advantages. A conception of justice is an interpretation of this role. - Author: John Rawls
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#10. Defining art is huge; I feel like it's such a subjective thing. It's more like what's not art. You know what I mean? I think there can be an art in the way people live their lives, and art can be a gift someone gives to somebody. - Author: Kathleen Hanna
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#11. Becoming a mother was the single defining event of my life. It felt like the whole world shifted. - Author: Debra Messing
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#12. He is defining the immediate future as follows: old people huddling in big cities, afraid of the sky. - Author: Warren Ellis
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#13. The hardest thing was launching 'OK!' magazine; the easiest thing was Channel 5. 'The Express' was my defining moment because our turnover was less than £100m with 150 employees. - Author: Richard Desmond
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#14. The Golden Straitjacket is the defining political-economic garment of globalization. [ ... ] The tighter you wear it, the more gold it produces. - Author: Thomas Friedman
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#15. We all have life-defining moments. They are like open-book tests, but we don't know we have been examined until it is over. - Author: John Bevere
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#16. The experience of loss does not have to be the defining moment in our lives. Instead the defining moment can be our response to the loss. It is not what happens to us that matters so much as what happens in us. - Author: Jerry Sittser
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#17. If Microsoft is the new IBM, Google is the new Microsoft - the defining company of the industry. - Author: Mitchell Kapor
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#18. The radical defining himself as a producer of actions and discourses has ended up fabricating a purely quantitative idea of revolution - as a kind of crisis of overproduction of acts of individual revolt - Author: Anonymous
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#19. Again he thought of his own losses, and he wondered why it was that the things a person had lost - or might lose - defined him more than the things he yet possessed. - Author: David Anthony Durham
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#20. Instead of defining a few rights, Hamilton wrote in Federalist No. 84, "Here, in strictness, the people surrender nothing, and as they retain everything, they have no need of particular reservations. - Author: Thom Hartmann
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#21. We encounter and enter our richest, most humanly defining experiences by way of a tear in the fabric of things, because we are running late, or because we recognize, across a crowded room, a face whose lack of perfection allows a unique light to shine through and to stir us with uncommon wonder. - Author: Eugene Kennedy
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#22. Because the meaning of a story does not lie on its surface, visible and self-defining, does not mean that meaning does not exist. Indeed, the ambiguity of meaning, its inner private quality, may well be part of the writer's vision. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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#23. He is the cornerstone of a defining life moment for me. - Author: Kitty Thomas
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#24. The defining qualities that will distinguish great leaders from the rest are stemmed from the mindset level. - Author: Pearl Zhu
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#25. Everyone has their own insecurities, regardless of how you look or how people perceive you, but sometimes people give their insecurities too much power. Defining beauty is simply a matter of opinion. For me, real beauty has very little to do with the structure of someone's face or body. - Author: Devon Aoki
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#26. When you strip away the genre differences and the technological complexities, all games share four defining traits: a goal, rules, a feedback system, and voluntary participation.' page 21 - Author: Jane McGonigal
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#27. Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity. - Author: Jacques Ellul
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#28. Philosophically I am, or at least have been, a follower of Sartre. I am very interested in the choices we make, or don't make, in life-defining matters. That moment of 'angst' and its consequences can be such a cruel thing. - Author: Per Petterson
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#29. Every day when a man or woman gets dressed, they are in effect defining who they are. That daily clean slate is a time in our lives when we can determine who we want to be. - Author: Kenneth Cole
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#30. When it comes to defining beauty, we need to embrace uniqueness. Remember: it's the imperfections that make the charm. - Author: Rebecca Moses
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#31. That's how you're defining right and wrong? By what makes me happy?"
Pride lit his face as he nodded.
Oh Jesus. "Walker, you can't do that."
"Why not?"
"Because I shouldn't be the center of your life!"
His voice was gentle, a little confused. "But you are. - Author: Rowan McBride
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#32. You have tremendous flexibility in defining both the greater good and the greater community. If you don't succeed in this, then you will continue to pull that heavy wagon up the mountain, and despite the fact that you are pulling it, it will somehow run over your own foot. - Author: Srikumar Rao
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#33. We are condemned to be free people, liberated people who must make life-defining decisions. Freedom requires choices and all choices entail value decisions. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#34. When you start defining yourself, you put yourself in boxes and I don't want to be trapped in anything because I will always evolve - I will always change. It's like water. I take on many shapes. Everyone should be that way and not define themselves. I am everything. - Author: Karrine Steffans
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#35. If I may take the risk of defining what a spiritual experience is, it is one in which pure awareness reveals itself to you as the maker of reality - where you suddenly discover through insight or meditation or a freak accident that your essential nature is spiritual, non-material. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#36. It's only when we are able to exceed our rigid interpretations, and we start defining love in it's totality, that we realize that love is everywhere - Author: Julian Pencilliah
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#37. From childhood forward, our hair is one of the most critical, defining aspects of our embodied selves as black women: how we get it done ... how we have to focus on it ... the questions we have to answer about it ... and so forth. - Author: Melissa Harris-Perry
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#38. For most entertainers, there is a single experience, one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt that most of us wrestle with. - Author: Charley Pride
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#39. When we judge others, the only one that we are truly defining is our self. - Author: Maximus Freeman
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#40. Perhaps defining a self begins with simply making the first choice, simply rising up and deciding what you desire, and then methodically, like writing, putting one word after the other until you have created a whole self and a whole life in the process. - Author: Michele Rosenthal
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#41. Bill supposed that for every child there was a defining age, a fixed reference point in relation to which his parents would always view him; whereas the child's own truest self would always be the present one. - Author: Ann Packer
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#42. Legendary innovators like Franklin, Snow, and Darwin all possess some common intellectual qualities - a certain quickness of mind, unbounded curiosity - but they also share one other defining attribute. They have a lot of hobbies. - Author: Steven Johnson
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