being yourself Quotes

75 of the best book quotes about being yourself
  1. #1
    “A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavor.”
  2. #2
    I like being myself. Myself and nasty.
  3. #3
    “You can sing only what you are. You can paint only what you are. You must be what your experiences, your environment, and your heredity have made you. For better or for worse, you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life.”
  4. #4
    “No matter what happens, always be yourself.”
  5. #5
    “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
  6. #6
    “You can not stop you from being who you are.”
  7. #7
    “No matter what happens, always be yourself.”
  8. #8
    “Envy is ignorance,
    Imitation is Suicide.”
  9. #9
    ″Time must be explicitly managed, like money. My students would sometimes roll their eyes at what they called ‘Pauschisms,’ but I stand by them. Urging students not to invest time on irrelevant details, I’d tell them: ‘It doesn’t matter how well you polish the underside of the banister.’ ″
  1. #10
    “You’re still yourself on the inside, Shay. But when you’re pretty, people pay more attention.”
  2. #11
    “You’d be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are.”
  3. #12
    “To know the way,
    we go the way,
    we do the way.
    The way we do,
    the things we do,
    it’s all there in front of you.
    But if you try too hard to see it,
    you’ll only become confused.
    I am me and you are you.
    As you can see;
    but when you do
    the things that you can do,
    you will find the way.
    The way will follow you.”
  4. #13
    “Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
  5. #14
    “You’re you, you see, and nobody else. You are you, right?”
  6. #15
    “Thanks, but I’d rather stay an Eeyore.”
  7. #16
    “‘But the you who you are tonight is the same you I was in love with yesterday, the same you I’ll be in love with tomorrow. I love that you’re fragile and tough, quiet and kick-ass. Hell, you’re one of the punkest girls I know, no matter who you listen to or what you wear.’”
  8. #17
    “Why don’t you just be yourself? … No one can help but admire your spirit.”
  9. #18
    “Again, don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions. Go ‘Over! Under! Through!’ and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.”
  1. #19
    “Love makes you want to be a better man - right, right. But maybe love, real love, also gives you permission to just be the man you are.”
  2. #20
    “In the end, you are exactly--what you are.
    Put on a wig with a million curls,
    put the highest heeled boots on your feet,
    yet you remain in the end just what you are.”
    being yourself
  3. #21
    “Go is truly the only person in the entire world I am totally myself with. I don’t feel the need to explain my actions to her. I don’t clarify, I don’t doubt, I don’t worry. I don’t tell her everything, not anymore, but I tell her more than I tell anyone else, by far.”
  4. #22
    Underneath my outside face, There’s a face that none can see. A little less smiley, A little less sure, But a whole lot more like me.
  5. #23
    “Transformation doesn’t ask that you stop being you. It demands that you find a way back to the authenticity and strength that’s already inside of you. You only have to bloom.”
  6. #24
    “Whomever you become, whatever you make yourself into, that is who you always were.”
  7. #25
    “Never apologize for who you are. It lets the whole world down.”
  8. #26
    “At some point in a woman’s life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time. After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is.”
  9. #27
    “You are perfect. To think anything less is as pointless as a river thinking that it’s got too many curves or that it moves too slowly or that its rapids are too rapid. Says who? You’re on a journey with no defined beginning, middle or end. There are no wrong twists and turns. There is just being. And your job is to be as you as you can be. This is why you’re here. To shy away from who you truly are would leave the world you-less. You are the only you there is and ever will be. I repeat, you are the only you there is and ever will be. Do not deny the world its one and only chance to bask in your brilliance.”
  1. #28
    “Well, everybody does it that way, Huck.”
    “Tom, I am not everybody.”
  2. #29
    “Although divorce was harder than a death, still I felt oddly returned to myself after many years in a close family.”
  3. #30
    “i loved you on purpose
    i was open on purpose
    i still crave vulnerability & close talk
    & i’m not even sorry bout you bein sorry
    you can carry all the guilt & grime ya wanna
    just dont give it to me
    i cant use another sorry
    next time
    you should admit
    you’re mean/ low-down/ triflin/ & no count straight out
    steada bein sorry alla the time
    enjoy bein yrself”
  4. #31
    “You wanted to look at life for yourself - but you were not allowed; you were punished for your wish. You were ground in the very mill of the conventional.”
  5. #32
    “Just leave me alone. I’m not myself. I’m falling apart, and I don’t want you here.”
  6. #33
    “If you want sense, you’ll have to make it yourself.”
  7. #34
    Perhaps to lose a sense of where you are implies the danger of losing a sense of who you are.
  8. #35
    That I am nobody but myself.
  9. #36
    And my problem was that I always tried to go in everyone’s way but my own.
  1. #37
    “But you...You ARE YOU! And, now isn’t that pleasant!”
  2. #38
    “Shout loud at the top of your voice, ‘I AM I! ME! I am I! And I may not know why but I know that I like it!‘”
  3. #39
    “That costs quite a lot. But I couldn’t care less. Today is your birthday! Today You are You! So what if it costs me a thousand or two.”
  4. #40
    “Three cheers! I AM I!”
  5. #41
    “If we didn’t have birthdays, you wouldn’t be you. If you’d never been born, well then what would you do? [...] Why, you might be a WASN’T!”
  6. #42
    “I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so myself, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!”
  7. #43
    “Learning who you are is what you are here to do.”
  8. #44
    My skin is kind of sort of brownish
    Pinkish yellowish white.
    My eyes are greyish blueish green,
    But I’m told they look orange in the night.
    My hair is reddish blondish brown,
    But it’s silver when its wet,
    And all the colors I am inside
    Have not been invented yet.
  9. #45
    “See you soon,” he says. Without a trace of doubt.
    My mother hugs me, and what little resolve I have left almost breaks. I clench my jaw and stare up at the ceiling, where globe lanterns hang and fill the room with blue light. She holds me for what feels like a long time, even after I let my hands fall. Before she pulls away, she turns her head and whispers in my ear, “I love you. No matter what.”
  1. #46
    “What you are determines the world in which you live, so as you change, your world changes also.”
  2. #47
    “You are so much more valuable to everyone around you and to the world if you begin every day knowing exactly who you are and try to be the best, brightest version of yourself.”
  3. #48
    “Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for.”
  4. #49
    “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
  5. #50
    “Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.”
  6. #51
    “You will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it.”
  7. #52
    “What I must do, is all that concerns me, not what the people think.”
  8. #53
    “Build therefore your own world.”
  9. #54
    “It is one light which beams out of a thousand stars. It is one soul which animates all men.”

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  1. #55
    “Belonging so fully to yourself that you’re willing to stand alone is a wilderness--an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand. ”
  2. #56
    “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”
  3. #57
    “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.”
  4. #58
    “If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.”
  5. #59
    “Maybe I don’t like being different,” Meg said. “but I don’t want to be like everybody else, either.”
  6. #60
    No teacher, preacher, parent, friend or wise man can decide what’s right for you – just listen to The voice that speaks inside.
  7. #61
    Although it’s good to try new things and to keep an open mind, it’s also extremely important to stay true to who you really are.
  8. #62
    “Don’t think about who they are. Think about who you are and what sacrifices you can live with and what will break you.”
  9. #63
    “I am not who I was, but I know who I am.”
  1. #64
    “This is a magical place,” I said. “Everything shines here.” “You must stop yourself from thinking like that,” Dr. Kerry said, his voice raised. “You are not fool’s gold, shining only under a particular light. Whomever you become, whatever you make yourself into, that is who you always were. It was always in you. Not in Cambridge. In you. You are gold. And returning to BYU, or even to that mountain you came from, will not change who you are. It may change how others see you, it may even change how you see yourself—even gold appears dull in some lighting—but that is the illusion. And it always was.”
  2. #65
    “I don’t like work--no man does--but I like what is in the work--the chance to find yourself. Your own reality--for yourself not for others--what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.”
  3. #66
    “Let me be that I am, and seek not to alter me.”
  4. #67
    “I tore off my mask so as not to lose one of her tears... and she did not run away!...and she did not die!... She remained alive, weeping over me, weeping with me. We cried together! I have tasted all the happiness the world can offer.”
  5. #68
    “I see now that the path I choose through the maze makes me what I am. I am not only a thing, but also a way of being—one of many ways—and knowing the paths I have followed and the ones left to take will help me understand what I am becoming.”
  6. #69
    When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.
  7. #70
    “And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.”
  8. #71
    “She was not truly a cheerleader, but Stargirl dressed like one.”
  9. #72
    “She laughed when there was no joke. She danced when there was no music. She had no friends, yet she was the friendliest person in school. In her answers in class, she often spoke of sea horses and stars, but she did not know what a football was . . .”
  10. #73
    “Accept who you are and revel in that.”
  11. #74
    “What greater gift could you offer your children than an inherent ability to earn a living just by being themselves?”
  12. #75
    “You have to be who you are. And I have to be who I am. That’s the way that it is.”
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