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Identity Quotes

17 of the best book quotes about identity
  1. #1
    “A small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, “My story matters because I matter.” A movement where we can take to the streets with our messy, imperfect, wild, stretch-marked, wonderful, heartbreaking, grace-filled, and joyful lives. A movement fueled by the freedom that comes when we stop pretending that everything is okay when it isn’t. A call that rises up from our bellies when we find the courage to celebrate those intensely joyful moments even though we’ve convinced ourselves that savoring happiness is inviting disaster.”
  2. #2
    “I am thee and thou art me and all of one is the other.”
  3. #3
    “I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.”
  4. #4
    “I get cross, then sad, and finally end up turning my heart inside out, the bad part on the outside and the good part on the inside, and keep trying to find a way to become what I’d like to be and what I could be if . . . if only there were no other people in the world.”
  5. #5
    “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”
  6. #6
    “I am large, I contain multitudes.”
  7. #7
    “I’m slowly learning how to straddle the tension that comes with understanding that I am tough and tender, brave and afraid, strong and struggling--all of these things, all of the time. I’m working on letting go of having to be one or the other and embracing the wholeness of wholeheartedness. The roles in my life--partner, mother, teacher, researcher, leader, entrepreneur--all require me to bring my whole self to the table. We can’t be “all in” if only parts of us show up. If we’re not living, loving, parenting, or leading with our whole, integrated hearts, where doing it halfheartedly.”
  8. #8
    “Our identities are always changing and growing, they’re not meant to be pinned down. Our histories are never all good or all bad, and running from the past is the surest way to be defined by it. That’s when it owns us. The key is bringing light to the darkness--developing awareness and understanding.”
  1. #9
    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.
  2. #10
    “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.”
  3. #11
    “If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.”
  4. #12
    “As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve.”
  5. #13
    “I also learned that I am a child of God--and that trumps everything else.”
  6. #14
    “I came from the end of bag, but no bag went over me. I am the friend of bears and the guest of eagles. I am Ring-winner and Luckwearer; and I am Barrel-rider.”
    author
    Tolkien
    book
    The Hobbit
    character
    Bilbo
    concept
    Identity
  7. #15
    “What we know matters but who we are matters more.”
  8. #16
    “Then Bilbo fled [with the cup]. But the dragon did not wake – not yet – but shifted into other dreams of greed and violence, lying there in his stolen hall while the little hobbit toiled back up the long tunnel. His heart was beating and a more fevered shaking was in his legs than when he was going down, but still he clutched the cup, and his chief thought was: ‘I’ve done it! This will show them. ‘More like a grocer than a burglar’ indeed! Well, we’ll hear no more of that.‘”
    author
    Tolkien
    book
    The Hobbit
    character
    Bilbo
    concepts
    IdentitySuccess
  9. #17
    “I wasn’t going to let one person’s opinion dislodge everything I thought I knew about myself. Instead, I switched my method without changing my goal.”
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