self image Quotes

13 of the best book quotes about self image
  1. #1
    “Making ourselves feel ugly is not fun.”
  2. #2
    “You don’t believe all that crap, do you—that there’s only one way to look, and everyone’s programmed to agree on it?”
  3. #3
    “The mirror in my room in the Windsor Hotel in Paris reflected my favorite image of me- a darkly handsome young airline pilot, smooth-skinned, bull-shouldered, and immaculately groomed.”
  4. #4
    “A man’s alter ego is nothing more than his favorite image of himself.”
  5. #5
    “Trouble was, at the time I didn’t know what I was or who I was.”
  6. #6
    “Sophie got herself to the mirror, and found that she had to hobble. The face in the mirror was quite calm, because it was what she expected to see. It was the face of a gaunt old woman, withered and brownish, surrounded by wispy white hair. Her own eyes, yellow and watery, stared out at her, looking rather tragic.
    ‘Don’t worry, old thing,’ Sophie said to the face. ‘You look quite healthy. Besides, this is much more like you really are.‘”
  1. #7
    “Without a mother or mother-figure to guide her, a daughter also has to piece together a female self-image of her own.”
  2. #8
    “I shut the bathroom door and caught sight of my face in the mirror. I had no idea how quickly it was to change, to fade. If I had, I would have stared at my reflection, memorizing it. It was the last time I would look into a real mirror for more than a decade.”
  3. #9
    “I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn’t know who I was- I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I’d never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn’t know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds.”
  4. #10
    “As we got older, I didn’t seem to exist, except in relation to her.”
  5. #11
    “Except that’s how it must have looked from a distance, because they never knew it was Freak who rescued me—or his genius brain and my big dumb body.”
  6. #12
    “You need to hear the truth about yourself as frequently as possible, because your mind is so preoccupied with false self-images.”
  7. #13
    “There is no looking-glass here and I don’t know what I am like now... The girl I saw was myself not quite myself. Long ago when I was a child and very lonely I tried to kiss her. But the glass was between us – hard, cold, and misted over with my breath. Now they have taken everything away. What am I doing in this place and who am I?”

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