Selfhood Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 61 Selfhood Quotes

#1. Knowing one was comprised of recycled matter only and that selfhood was a delusion did not take away the aching of the heart. - Author: Sebastian Faulks
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#2. When we learn to speak, we learn to translate. - Author: Octavio Paz
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#3. A dominant ideology represents the view of a dominant group, often by making the existing order seem inevitable. Thus, by depicting motherhood as natural, a patriarchal ideology of mothering locks women into biological reproduction, and denies them identities and selfhood outside mothering. - Author: Evelyn Nakano Glenn
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#4. The urge to escape from selfhood and the environment is in almost everyone almost all the time. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#5. Once he said to her: 'You are like me; you are different from other people. You are Kamala and no one else, and within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat any time and be yourself, just as I can. Few people have that capacity and yet everyone could have it. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#6. As a teenager I had never been able to accept the fact of having to go to the back of a bus or sit in the segregated section of a train. The first time I had been seated behind a curtain in a dining car, I felt as if the curtain had been dropped on my selfhood. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#7. [Grief] is everything. It is the fabric of selfhood, and beautifully chaotic. It shares mathematical characteristics with many natural forms. - Author: Max Porter
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#8. All my life, I've been trying to fill an emptiness inside. But that emptiness ... I've built myself around it. Filling it in would be like filling in the empty space within a cathedral. - Author: Blake Charlton
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#9. The illusion of selfhood, ego, a separate identity is false. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#10. Men are egotists, and not all tolerant of one man's selfhood; they do not always deem the amities elective. - Author: Edmund Clarence Stedman
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#11. I have confronted theoretical positions whose protagonists claim that what I take to be historically produced characteristics of what is specifically modern are in fact the timelessly necessary characteristics of all and any moral judgment, of all and any selfhood. - Author: Alasdair MacIntyre
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#12. Selfhood begins with a walking away, And love is proved in letting go. - Author: Cecil Day-Lewis
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#13. Society was the only threat to the sanctity of selfhood: an unpatroned library was an orderly library. - Author: Reif Larsen
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#14. Most lives are a flight from selfhood. Most prefer the truths of the stable. You stick your head into the stanchions and munch contentedly until you die. Others use you for their purposes. Not once do you look outside the stable to lift your head and be your own creature. - Author: Frank Herbert
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#15. The event of falling in love ... in one high bound it has overleaped the massive wall of our selfhood; it has made appetite itself altruistic, tossed personal happiness aside as a triviality and planted the interests of another in the centre of our being. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#16. The work is to somehow talk ourselves beyond / the sleepiness of selfhood - Author: W.S. Di Piero
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#17. What might once have been called whining is now exalted as a process of asserting selfhood; self-absorption is regarded as a form of self-expression ... - Author: Wendy Kaminer
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#18. Enjoying fiction requires a shift in selfhood. You give up your own identity and try on the identities of other people, adopting their perspectives so as to share their experiences. This allows us to enjoy fictional events that would shock and sadden us in real life. - Author: Paul Bloom
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#19. There exists a "fear of freedom" of selfhood, which makes people want to submerge themselves in the mass and confession is one of the obvious means by which they can do so, for thereby they lose those traits which cause them to feel separate. - Author: James A.C. Brown
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#20. In all cultures, the family imprints its members with selfhood. Human experience of identity has two elements; a sense of belonging and a sense of being separate. The laboratory in which these ingredients are mixed and dispensed is the family, the matrix of identity. - Author: Salvador Minuchin
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#21. Benazir Bhutto doesn't cease to exist the moment she gets married. I am not giving myself away. I belong to myself and I always shall. - Author: Benazir Bhutto
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#22. By constant contemplation of excellence, we clear our selfhood of all dross and impurities. - Author: Orison Swett Marden
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#23. Although selfhood depends causally upon the existence of the brain, it amounts to something far more than the brain. This something is vague and intangible, and might best be described, I think, as a semi-fictional narrative that is in constant need of writing, editing, and preserving. - Author: Neel Burton
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#24. When you're here, an i in the Ocean, you're no longer waiting for something to happen or to change. When you're here you have what you seek. Your heart opens to the gift you receive, that you are. - Author: Jean-Pierre Weill
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#25. The urge to transcend self-conscious selfhood is, as I have said, a principal appetite of the soul. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#26. FOR YOU 'My best things know no other the last days I have spoke the last unsung horizon the last defying choke that issues from the body the only selfhood I have known the last defeated sunrise my last words still not grown. - Author: Christine Paice
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#27. Our sense of being a person can come from being drawn into a wide social unit; our sense of selfhood can arise through the little ways in which we resist the pull. Our status is backed by the solid buildings of the world, while our sense of personal identity often resides in the cracks - Author: Erving Goffman
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#28. Constructionism thus impoverishes humanity, by subtracting from our human powers and accrediting all of them - selfhood, reflexivity, thought, memory and emotionality - to society's discourse. - Author: Margaret Scotford Archer
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#29. To rush headlong into the comforting darkness of selfhood as a reborn human being, or even as beast, an unhappy ghost, a denizen of hell. Anything rather than the burning brightness of unmitigated Reality. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#30. He had conceded in a panic - for it crushed Nilssen's spirit to be held in low esteem by other men. He could not bear to know that he was disliked, for to him there was no real difference between being disliked, and being dislikeable; every injury he sustained was an injury to his very selfhood. - Author: Eleanor Catton
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#31. Pour out wine till I become a wanderer from myself; for in selfhood and existence I have felt only fatigue. - Author: Rumi
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#32. (I)ndividual selfhood is expressed in the self's capacity for self-transcendence and not in its rational capacity for conceptual and analytic procedures. - Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
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#33. A race of people is like and individual man; until it uses its own talent, takes pride in its own history, expresses its own culture, affirms its own selfhood, it can never fulfill itself. - Author: Malcolm X
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#34. Find your "self-culture" is hero's work. I liken it to the journey of a warrior who is preparing for battle. There is no violence in the battle, but there is a plan of attack and a methodology that you need to employ to complete the journey. Page 12 - Author: Victoria Lorient-Faibish
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#35. As a spirit schooled to power, his perception stems from one absolute. Universal harmony begins with recognition that the life in an ordinary pebble is as sacred as conscious selfhood. - Author: Janny Wurts
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#36. Claiming our voice, and our selfhood, is a sacred act. - Author: Helen LaKelly Hunt
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#37. Freedom is the moment between sleep and waking before selfhood and the world return. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#38. As young people, we are surrounded by expectations that may have little to do with who we really are, expectations held by people who are not trying to discern our selfhood but to fit us into slots. - Author: Parker J. Palmer
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#39. [I]nternalized experiences of selfhood are linked to autobiographical narratives, which are linked to biographies, legal testimonies, and medical case histories, which are linked to forms of therapy and theories of the subject. . . - Author: Anthony Kenny
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#40. Selfhood is a heavy, hardly translucent medium, which cuts off most of the light of reality and distorts what little it permits to pass.' This is Huxley's central notion [of Grey Eminence], that we should 'stand out of our own light' in order to see the eternal truths. - Author: Nicholas Murray
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#41. By the grace of God you are what you are; glory in your selfhood, accept yourself and go on from there. - Author: Wilferd Peterson
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#42. We call our system the Department of Corrections, or simply Corrections, but correcting or any notion of rehabilitation has been largely thrown to the wayside in favor of punitive action through the revocation of selfhood. - Author: Erika Camplin
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#43. There is no point in being a responsible member of society, nor is there any point in being an irresponsible member of society. Both are very defined descriptions of selfhood - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#44. -To Javed-
My way of life is poverty, not the pursuit of wealth;
Barter not thy Selfhood; win a name in adversity. - Author: Muhammad Iqbal
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#45. The need for frequent chemical vacations from intolerable selfhood and repulsive surroundings will undoubtedly remain. What is needed is a new drug which will relieve and console our suffering species without doing more harm in the long run than it does good in the short. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#46. His vanity required constant stimulation, and constant proof that the ongoing creation of his selfhood was a project that he himself controlled. - Author: Eleanor Catton
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#47. To master the pride of defiant selfhood, that in truth is the highest bliss. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#48. Following all the rules leaves a completed checklist. Following your heart achieves a completed you. - Author: Ray A. Davis
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#49. "One cannot be a mother without first being a person; family, husband, and children should not be allowed, as is so often the case, to steal a woman's selfhood and her dreams."
Mother to Sherlock, Mycroft, and Enola Holmes by author Nancy Springer - Author: Vannessa Anderson
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#50. Do not feel that you are destined to enlightenment in this life. You have no idea. This is an illusion of selfhood. It's gross ignorance and egotism. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#51. ...Life happens so hard and fast I sometimes wonder who is me... - Author: Sylvia Plath
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#52. Whoever lacks the initiative to read books stifles his own selfhood, - Author: Carl F. H. Henry
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#53. At the center of the way black male selfhood is constructed in white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy is the image of the brute - untamed, uncivilized, unthinking, and unfeeling. - Author: Bell Hooks
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#54. Claim your divine, glorious selfhood. Think it, talk it, live it and it will demonstrate itself in your life. - Author: Emmet Fox
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#55. Novels are a kind of experiment in selfhood, for the reader as well as for the author. - Author: Jonathan Dee
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#56. The struggle is not with others, but within us, to do what we are called to do - Author: John Geddes
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#57. To have the illusion of selfhood simply means that when you look in the mirror, you see somebody. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#58. In our post-Freudian world, it is no longer a goal to become people of character who live out a God-ordained ideal of selfhood. - Author: Tony Campolo
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#59. The act of migration puts into crisis everything about the migrating individual or group, everything about identity and selfhood and culture and belief. So if this is a novel about migration it must be that act of putting in question. It must perform the crisis it describes. - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#60. There is no better time to examine and understand one's selfhood than when it is dissected and hurtling through darkness. - Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
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#61. We are born with a seed of selfhood that contains the spiritual DNA of our uniqueness-an encoded birthright knowledge of who we are, why we are here, and how we are related to others. We may abandon that knowledge as the years go by, but it never abandons us. - Author: Parker J. Palmer
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