self Quotes

A lot of people want to have market share numbers, lots of users, because that's how they view their self worth. For me, one of the most important things for Linux is having a big community that is actively testing new kernels; it's the only way to support the absolute insane amount of different hardware we deal with.
 
tags: people self community shares worth
— Linus Torvalds
You can't play everything you learn, anyway. You just try to bring it all on-board and use what's useful. In the end, it's your job to own the role and, in the end, you are playing certain aspects of your own self, even.
 
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— Linus Roache
When it's time to get dressed, put on your clothes. When you must walk, then walk. When you must sit, then sit. Just be your ordinary self in ordinary life, unconcerned in seeking for Buddhahood. When you're tired, lie down. The fool will laugh at you but the wise man will understand.
 
tags: time men self lies wise fools
— Linji Yixuan
There is only one issue: man's lack of experience in feeling his Divine self and his innate connection with the Divine. All other issues stem from this.
 
tags: self experience divine
— Lindsay Wagner
I feel very affectionate towards my younger self and all of my fellow collaborators. I think that we were very brave at times. We perpetually took ourselves out of our comfort zones and tirelessly explored endless possibilities, to create music for the times that we lived in.
 
tags: time self comfort possibility music
— Linder Sterling
There is probably no finer prose writer alive in Britain now, no-one better at making a sentence, no-one better at descriptive writing, no-one who can get so close to the vividness of other peoples interior selves.
 
tags: self writing
— Linda Grant
No matter what, I need to maintain my sense of self and always be true to who I am.
 
tags: self true
— Lily Collins
For men tied fast to the absolute, bled of their differences, drained of their dreams by authoritarian leeches until nothing but pulp is left, become a massive, sick Thing whose sheer weight is used ruthlessly by ambitious men. Here is the real enemy of the people: our own selves dehumanized into the masses. And where is the David who can slay this giant?
 
tags: enemies men self enemy real dreams
— Lillian Smith
For sex to be wholly satisfying, we must have at least as much concern for a partner as for self - a requirement that doesn't live comfortably alongside the exhortation to 'do your own thing.' In the end, we are left with an extraordinarily heightened set of expectations about the possibilities in human relationships that lives side by side with disillusion that, for many, borders on despair.
 
tags: live self human despair expectation possibility sex relationship
— Lillian B. Rubin
Sometimes we choose a friend who mirrors our fantasies, dreams of a self we wish we could be.
 
tags: fantasy friends self wishes dreams
— Lillian B. Rubin
Being famous gives you a lot of illusions of false self, of self-importance, a grandiosity, it becomes difficult to stay humble and real. You see so many people who don't succeed.
 
tags: people self illusion real
— Lili Taylor
Getting too much advice from your partner is a little bit like...it can cause conflict. As much as you're married, you're still an individual and you still have your own self of yourself.
 
tags: advice self conflict
— Lights
I look for the moment(s) in the story where the writer risked abandoning the glory of the self in favor of the possible relationship with an other. I don't ever let the market tell me what a memoir is. The first best memoir I ever read was Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.
 
tags: self memoir stories read relationship
— Lidia Yuknavitch
In my real life I had to confront the sins of the father, but it's also a symbolic journey - a social, psychological, sexual journey for women and minorities who must pass through patriarchy and the symbolic order in order to claim a self.
 
tags: women self journey real sexual sin father
— Lidia Yuknavitch
Certainly I'm participating in an already established and awesome tradition, but it's a tradition that sort of shoots up and through the mainstream in short bursts and pulses and then gets diluted. Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson shot up and then got sucked back down underground under more entertaining and less radical versions of body and self - poetry and prose that posited bodies in more perfect union with good citizenship.
 
tags: self body poetry radical
— Lidia Yuknavitch
The lyric self is the self; the narrative self is not.
 
tags: self lyrics
— Li-Young Lee
I went to extreme measures to achieve my goals, from strapping heavy sandbags on my ankles, hopping on one leg, up and down four flights of stairs at 5 am to practice my turns in front of the candle light when others are asleep. I felt like that I had climbed many tall mountains and made so many impossible dreams come true through sheer determination, perseverance, passion, self conviction and belief.
 
— Li Cunxin
Men with style are great because they have a sense of self.
 
tags: men self
— Lexa Doig
Altruism has always been one of biology's deep mysteries. Why should any animal, off on its own, specified and labeled by all sorts of signals as its individual self, choose to give up its life in aid of someone else?
 
tags: animals mystery self
— Lewis Thomas
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.
 
tags: self right opportunities
— Lewis Thomas
Before modern man can gain control over the forces that now threaten his very existence, he must resume possession of himself. This sets the chief mission for the city of the future: that of creating a visible regional and civic structure, designed to make man at home with his deeper self and his larger world, attached to images of human nature and love.
 
tags: nature men world self human existence control
— Lewis Mumford
The self holds both a hell and a heaven.
 
tags: self hell heaven
— Lewis Mumford
Art does not organize parties, nor is it the servant or colleague of power. Rather, the work of art becomes a political force simply through the faithful representation of the spirit. It is a political act to create an image of the self or of the collective.
 
tags: work power self political spirit
— Lewis Hyde
We need not seek our own best selves, and in the meantime we inoculate ourselves against the viruses of age and idealism, which, as the advertising agencies well know, depress sales and sour the feasts of consumption.
 
tags: self age
— Lewis H. Lapham
I begin to understand that failure is its own reward. It is in the effort to close the distance between the work imagined and the work achieved wherein it is to be found that the ceaseless labor is the freedom of play, that what's at stake isn't a reflection in the mirror of fame but the escape from the prison of the self.
 
tags: failure work freedom self reflection fame prison
— Lewis H. Lapham
I know no other way out of what is both the maze of the eternal present and the prison of the self except with a string of words.
 
tags: present self prison
— Lewis H. Lapham
Books, I knew then and now, give body to our ideas and imaginations, make them flesh in the world; a bookstore is the city where our fleshed-out inner selves reside.
 
tags: self body book imagination ideas
— Lewis Buzbee
Rereading a favorite novel first read 5, 10, or 20 years ago, is a measure of our travel, how far we've come; it's a way of visiting an earlier self.
 
tags: travel self novel read year
— Lewis Buzbee
Human sexuality includes more than hormones, organs, and orgasms; it runs through the psychic and spiritual ranges of our lives. We experience our sexuality on the spiritual level as a yearning for another person. We want to reach out and stretch ourselves into the depths of another. We want to bring the other person into the orbit of our deepest selves. We want to probe into the mystery of the other.
 
tags: people live mystery self experience human sexuality spiritual
— Lewis B. Smedes
Self control is about being in charge of the direction our lives are taking. Now for the paradox: We get control of our lives, ultimately, not by will power but by surrender.
 
tags: power live self control
— Lewis B. Smedes
Some people ask who they are and expect their feelings to tell them. But feelings are flickering flames that fade after every fitful stimulus. Some people ask who they are and expect their achievements to tell them. But the things we accomplish always leave a core of character unrevealed. Some people ask who they are and expect visions of their ideal self to tell them. But our visions can only tell us what we want to be, not what we are
 
tags: character people self achievement vision
— Lewis B. Smedes
Other than life experience, nothing left a deeper imprint on my formative self than the movies.
 
tags: self experience movie
— Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Nervousness is caused by wanting two opposing things at the same time, one consciously and the other subconsciously. The battle is resolved when you make the subconscious desire conscious. On the other hand, if you know what you are, there will be no conflicts. You can do that through seeking. It is not necessary to understand the negative. It is far better to be positive. Be Your Self.
 
tags: desires time self conscious conflict battle positive
— Lester Levenson
All unhappiness is caused by our trying to be limited, to be an ego. The more we are our Self, the happier we are. We will never be completely happy until we are completely being our Self.
 
tags: self ego
— Lester Levenson
The more miserable you get, the less you should look for an escape (socializing, entertainment). Rather, isolate until you see and let go of the reason for it, or move into your real Self. Never let go of - through escape from misery - a good opportunity to grow.
 
tags: self opportunities real misery
— Lester Levenson
What is joy? Joy is nothing but the Self. When desires are fulfilled, the mind is stilled. This allows the Self to shine forth and that is what we call joy.
 
tags: desires joy self mind
— Lester Levenson
When we take one step toward the Self, It takes nine steps towards us.
 
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— Lester Levenson
Truth can be found by a process of eliminating wrong thoughts, which are thoughts of limitation. When all thoughts of limitation are eliminated, what remains is our natural, unlimited, Self.
 
tags: truth thoughts self process wrong
— Lester Levenson
Growth is transcending yourself, your habitual self, which is none other than ego.
 
tags: growth self ego
— Lester Levenson
Only when self moves out of the way can His spectacular glory come cascading through your life. When Jesus is in His rightful place, all insecurity will fade away and His lasting loveliness will become the mark of your life.
 
tags: self jesus
— Leslie Ludy