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    self Quotes

    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
    tags: truth  self  choice  facts 
    Freedom is the slogan of the strong, who feel self confident, self sufficient to do it alone.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: freedom  self  alone  strong 
    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.
    — Zoroaster
    tags: self  law  true 
    If I could give my teenaged self any advice, it would be 'Calm down!'
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: advice  self 
    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
    tags: death  self  lies  true 
    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!
    — Zhuangzi
    He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: self  risk  fame 
    If one is true to one's inner self, and follows its wisdom, who is without a teacher?
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: self  true  wisdom 
    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.
    — Zendaya
    tags: happiness  women  self  true 
    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
    tags: world  self  poor  war 
    Men may rise on stepping stones of their dead selves to higher things.
    — Zane Grey
    tags: men  self 
    Being yourself doesn't attract women... being your most attractive self, does.
    — Zan Perrion
    tags: women  self 
    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
    tags: time  power  self  process  dreams 
    People don't know my real self, and they're not about to find out.
    — Yul Brynner
    tags: people  self  real 
    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
    tags: beauty  time  people  self  soul  existence  true  body  space  loving  real 
    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
    tags: self  soul  existence 
    Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find your self.
    — Yohji Yamamoto
    tags: self 
    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
    tags: time  joy  living  world  self  learn 
    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
    tags: self  oneself  value  god 
    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
    tags: fear  self 
    Let your former selves teach you, but never limit or define you
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: self 
    Any beauty you see in me is only a reflection of Him, any ugliness, a reflection of my self.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: beauty  self  reflection 
    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
    tags: live  self  honesty  lies  beautiful  real  die  extreme 
    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
    tags: character  self  virtue  wisdom 
    The practice of Zen is forgetting the self in the act of uniting with something.
    — Yamada Koun
    tags: self 
    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
    tags: world  self 
    A man only goes and confesses his faults to the world when his self will not acknowledge or listen to them.
    — Wyndham Lewis
    tags: men  world  self 
    Creative activity is one of the few self rewarding activities. Being creative is like being in love!
    — Woodie Flowers
    tags: self  creative 
    The best form of self defense is to become invisible... If you can't do that learn Wing Chun!
    — Wong Shun Leung
    tags: self  learn  wings 
    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
    tags: people  self  successful  ideas 
    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
    tags: advice  self  rules  path 
    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
    tags: self 
    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
    tags: self 
    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
    tags: beauty  nature  power  world  self  master  dark  school 
    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
    tags: depression  self  mood  extreme 
    You can treat experience as a set of surprises on which to exercise your quirky self.
    — William Stafford
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