What is assumed to be the materialisation of the inner truth of the self is in fact an idealisation of the material - objectified - traces of consumer choices.
— Zygmunt Bauman
Freedom is the slogan of the strong, who feel self confident, self sufficient to do it alone.
— Zygmunt Bauman
That which is good for all and any one,For whomsoever- that is good for me. . .What I hold good for self, I should for all.Only Law Universal is true law.
If I could give my teenaged self any advice, it would be 'Calm down!'
— Zooey Deschanel
If you keep hiding your true self, your life becomes like slow death. Once you become free from the lies and the hiding of yourself, then life becomes vibrant again.
— Ziggy Marley
When he tries to extend his power over objects, those objects gain control of him. He who is controlled by objects loses possession of his inner self... Prisoners in the world of object, they have no choice but to submit to the demands of matter! They are pressed down and crushed by external forces: fashion, the market, events, public opinion. Never in a whole lifetime do they recover their right mind!... What a pity!
He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar.
If one is true to one's inner self, and follows its wisdom, who is without a teacher?
It's so hard for women to be happy for one another, like genuinely happy. Once you find that, you know you've found true SELF happiness.
It seemed to Alabama that, reaching her goal, she would drive the devils that had driven her - that, in proving herself, she would achieve that peace which she imagined went only in surety of one's self - that she would be able, through the medium of the dance, to command her emotions, to summon love or pity or happiness at will, having provided a channel through which they might flow. She drove herself mercilessly, and the summer dragged on.
— Zelda Fitzgerald
With the more endowed nations constrained by their own higher technological capacity for self-destruction as well as by self interest, war may have become a luxury that only the poor peoples of this world can afford.
— Zbigniew Brzezinski
Men may rise on stepping stones of their dead selves to higher things.
— Zane Grey
Being yourself doesn't attract women... being your most attractive self, does.
— Zan Perrion
I like dreams. I think there's a lot of information in them. I spent a lot of time on Jungian analysis and dreams are an elemental part of that process. Carl Jung believed very much in the power archetypes in dreams, what dream imagery means, and how you can tie it into deeper self examination. It's a big part of the therapeutic process.
— Zachary Quinto
People don't know my real self, and they're not about to find out.
— Yul Brynner
Even when we're with someone we love, we're foolish enough to think of her body and soul as being separate. To stand before the person we love is not the same as loving her true self, for we are only apt to regard her physical beauty as the indispensable mode of her existence. When time and space intervene, it is possible to be deceived by both, but on the other hand, it is equally possible to draw twice as close to her real self.
— Yukio Mishima
Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can. The revelation, if it comes at all, will come in a small fraction of a second with an unconscious gesture, a gleam of the eye, a brief lifting of the mask that all humans wear to conceal their innermost selves from the world. In that fleeting interval of opportunity the photographer must act or lose his prize.
— Yousuf Karsh
I always take a close look at those who lose themselves in self portraits. They are solitary souls, prone to introspection, who have really grappled with their existence.
— Young-Ha Kim
Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find your self.
— Yohji Yamamoto
We are living in a world where the individual must learn to command the raw materials of expression. He must not be dependent all the time on the ready-made, the finished product. It's the transferring, the changing of the raw into what is the expression of your own self " the whole joy and satisfaction and frustration of life is built into this.
— Yehudi Menuhin
One who has self-esteem esteems oneself because one knows the value of one's being as a singular yet universal expression of the highest value in the Kosmos-the Universal Self, also known as God, Kami, or Brahma, or by many other names.
— Yasuhiko Kimura
Try not to confuse attachment with love. Attachment is about fear and dependency, and has more to do with love of self than love of another. Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn't about what others can give you because your empty. It is about what you can give others because you're already full.
— Yasmin Mogahed
Let your former selves teach you, but never limit or define you
— Yasmin Mogahed
Any beauty you see in me is only a reflection of Him, any ugliness, a reflection of my self.
— Yasmin Mogahed
Nothing poisons love more than honesty. If love lasts until the day we die, we will live without showing our real self to our beloved until the day we die. Love makes us more beautiful and distorts us. Love takes our impulse to lie to an extreme.
— Yang Gui-ja
Sincerity does not only complete the self; it is the means by which all things are completed. As the self is completed, there is human-heartedness; as things are completed, there is wisdom. This is the virtue of one's character, and the Way of joining the internal and external. Thus, when we use this, everything is correct.
— Yamamoto Tsunetomo
The practice of Zen is forgetting the self in the act of uniting with something.
— Yamada Koun
Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it. The music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit on the time line of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.
— Wynton Marsalis
You'll be surprised how much better you feel about the world when you feel better about your self.
— Wynonna Judd
A man only goes and confesses his faults to the world when his self will not acknowledge or listen to them.
— Wyndham Lewis
Creative activity is one of the few self rewarding activities. Being creative is like being in love!
— Woodie Flowers
The best form of self defense is to become invisible... If you can't do that learn Wing Chun!
— Wong Shun Leung
Big ideas don't make them selves known as big. They begin with the little, ridiculous ideas that most people would discard or reject. Every successful picture I've done has really been based on taking a very flimsy, fleeting little idea, grabbing hold of it, and taking it seriously.
— Wolfgang Tillmans
Whenever a climber leaves the known paths, he enters an area without rules or routines... The only advice comes from deep inside the self.
— Wojciech Kurtyka
I think I'm learning to be bolder in my career choices and be more confident in my personal life. I haven't always felt very secure as an individual, but now I feel I certain confidence and sense of self that gets me through the day a lot better than before.
— Winona Ryder
I want to embrace my full self, as natural as I can be.
— Willow Smith
I had a lot of growing and a lot of denying of self to do. I am not easily won over, but when I am, I am completely won over.
— Willie Aames
The great purpose of school can be realized better in dark, airless, ugly places. It is to master the physical self, to transcend the beauty of nature. School should develop the power to withdraw from the external world.
— William Torrey Harris
Depression is a disorder of mood, so mysteriously painful and elusive in the way it becomes known to the self - to the mediating intellect- as to verge close to being beyond description. It thus remains nearly incomprehensible to those who have not experienced it in its extreme mode.
— William Styron
You can treat experience as a set of surprises on which to exercise your quirky self.
— William Stafford