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Identities Quotes

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Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Related topics: Society

I'm trying to deal with ideas about histories,
fame, hearsay, and how public identities are constructed.
- Barbara Kruger

People's identities as Indians, as Asians,
or as members of the human race, seemed to give way -
quite suddenly -
to sectarian identification with Hindu,
Muslim, or Sikh communities.
- Amartya Sen

And when I met Cecil Taylor it was a complete transformation of musical identities.
All the tenets that I had grown up with were thrown out the window.
- Archie Shepp

 

It comes down to this: black people were stripped of
our identities when we were brought here,
and it's been a quest since then to define who we are.
- Spike Lee

The key to the survival of liberty in the modern world
is the embrace of multiple identities.
- Timothy Garton Ash

The thing is that, they all had real strong personalities
and real distinct identities,
and I don't find most of the groups that are coming out now really do.
- Lester Bangs

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I don't want to mix the identities.
Noah Drake isn't Rick Springfield.
- Rick Springfield

All personal, psychological, social,
and institutionalized domination on this earth can
be traced back to its source:
the phallic identities of men.
- Andrea Dworkin

Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin.
The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names,
identities, personalities and have them relate to other
characters living with him.
- Mel Brooks

Mr. Chairman, on September 11, we were attacked by
terrorists who took advantage of weaknesses in our border security.
After infiltrating our country, the terrorists were
able to conceal their real identities,
and thereby plot their attacks without fear of being apprehended.
- Jim Ryun

I do have two data identities.
I have my name, Bruce Sterling, which is my public
name under which I write novels.
I also have my other name, which is my legal name under
which I own property and vote.
- Bruce Sterling

These sorts of things can happen, identities can be switched,
the emotional implications are something that he has
not been trained to feel.
His whole life has been about separating himself from these sorts of actions.
- Atom Egoyan

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you,
we cannot obtain order by physical coercion.
We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest,
and the commonweal, our governance will emerge.
- John Perry Barlow

Most people can't tell now who wrote what.
I like that blurring of identities within the band.
because it becomes a unified thing that can't be related
to other forms of historical poetry.
- Thurston Moore

If the parties get too close together they lose their identities,
if they get too far apart you're not going to get a
whole lot done because you almost always need to have
some folks on the other side of the aisle to accomplish anything.
- Tom Allen

Zen says that if you drop knowledge -
and within knowledge everything is included;
your name, your identity, everything,
because this has been given to you by others -
if you drop all that has been given by others,
you will have a totally different quality to your being: innocence.
This will be a crucifixion of the persona, the personality,
and there will be a resurrection of your innocence.
You will become a child again, reborn.
- Osho

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

When you break up, your whole identity is
shattered. It's like death.
- Dennis Quaid

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

Remote villages and communities have lost their identity,
and their peace and charm have been sacrificed to that worst of abominations,
the automobile.
- James Norman Hall

Every man must define his identity against his mother.
If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.
- Camille Paglia

But the building's identity resided in the ornament.
- Louis Sullivan

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests;
you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking
a dangerous blow at your own.
- Carl Schurz

You have your identity when you find out,
not what you can keep your mind on, but what you can't keep your mind off.
- A. R. Ammons

The word, and the concept of feminism,
was a gift because it gave me a sense of identity and
a way of defining how I wished to live my life.
- Betty Buckley

It is the prayer of my innermost being to realize my
supreme identity in the liberated play of consciousness,
the Vast Expanse.
Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.
- Alex Grey

I knew an actor's career goes up and down and back up again.
Your standing in this business can't be your whole identity;
otherwise,
you're doomed.
- Lisa Kudrow

I have done everything I can to make sure my daughter
knows her father because you form your own identity
by rebelling against your parents -
but first you have to know them.
- Greta Scacchi

It doesn't matter how adventurous you want to be,
you've still got to contain your identity.
- Alex Kapranos

If we don't act now to safeguard our privacy,
we could all become victims of identity theft.
- Bill Nelson

It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary.
Possibly to some mysterious personification of one's own identity.
- Beatrice Webb

Canada is the only country in the world that knows
how to live without an identity.
- Marshall McLuhan

Marks of Identity is, among other things,
the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary
intellectual with respect to his own country.
- Juan Goytisolo

Your ethnic or sexual identity, what region of the country you're from,
what your class is - those aspects of your identity
are not the same as your aesthetic identity.
- Stanley Crouch

A strong sense of identity gives man an idea he can do no wrong;
too little accomplishes the same.
- Djuna Barnes

The mark of a living thing is to be involved in opposites (impossibilities):
the living cell that has to be continually adapting itself to stay alive,
with its identity.
- Nicholas Mosley

We have fallen in love with the body.
That's that thing that looks back at us from the mirror.
That's the repository of that lovely identity that
you keep chasing all your life.
- George Wald

I took three years off.
I differentiated myself from the industry.
Found my identity - sort of...
I haven't graduated yet.
I'm not legitimately educated yet, but maybe one day.
- Claire Danes

Recognizing Quebec as being different,
recognizing our history, recognizing our identity,
has never meant a weakening of Quebec and has never
been a threat to national unity.
- Jean Charest

I was very, very shy as a younger girl,
just petrified of people.
Tennis helped give me an identity and made me feel like somebody.
- Chris Evert

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation -
especially in the suburbs.
- Melissa Bean

With artists of my own generation there was at first no group identity -
and never a clique.
- Kenneth Noland

Each and every Notary Public plays a crucial role in
combating identity theft.
They serve as our front line of defense and the public
is safer because of the job they do.
- Ken Salazar

But to do this kind of work, you have to be very strong,
otherwise you lose your personality,
your identity.
- Claudia Cardinale

Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady;
in English a deadly poison.
A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
- Ambrose Bierce

2010 is not just a choice between Republicans and Democrats.
2010 is not just a choice between liberals and conservatives.
2010 is a referendum on the very identity of our nation.
- Marco Rubio

I come from a country and also a continent whose identity is in the making.
We're a very young culture, and I think that things
are not yet crystallised.
- Walter Salles

Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth
and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult
tasks of religious intellectuals.
- Abdolkarim Soroush

I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped
me to establish my professional identity.
Before that, whenever I was at a meeting,
someone would ask me to get coffee.
- Bella Abzug

Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people
to understand that true happiness is found by locating
their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity.
- Robert Trout

It is quite understandable that Puerto Ricans seek
to preserve a cultural sense of identity without separating politically from U.S.
national sovereignty.
- Dick Thornburgh

You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger
future than the present you are living.
- Fernando Flores

You manifest based on who you are already -
so you must own the identity of the dream in order to manifest it.
- Joy Page

I think we carry around the idea of being a Kid in
the Hall as part of our identity.
It's a big part of how we see ourselves now.
- Dave Foley

This identity, this mind, this particular cast of speech,
is nearly over.
- Harold Brodkey

A wife should no more take her husband's name than he should hers.
My name is my identity and must not be lost.
- Lucy Stone

We must see what in the Israeli identity -
in the Israeli -
we can give to other people rather than speaking so often of taking,
expanding territory.
- A. B. Yehoshua

We all need a firm sense of identity.
- Christopher Eccleston

From the beginning, each human embryo has its own unique genetic identity.
- Robert Casey

There is another interesting paradox here:
by immersing ourselves in what we love,
we find ourselves.
We do not lose ourselves.
One does not lose one's identity by falling in love.
- Lukas Foss

Human identity is the most fragile thing that we have,
and it's often only found in moments of truth.
- Alan Rudolph

Iranians defend and present their Islamic and Iranian
identity to other people worldwide.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

When, in the third book, we do learn the identity of the Blue Rose murderer,
the information comes in a muted, nearly off-hand manner,
and the man has died long before.
- Peter Straub

Mexican immigration poses challenges to our policies
and to our identity in a way nothing else has in the past.
- Samuel P. Huntington

I found a greater identity with my own emotions in
the Armenian culture as I grew older,
as well as from the beginning, although I didn't know anything about it.
- Alan Hovhaness

I lay a lot of blame at the feet of Dusty Baker for
not being more strict about fundamentals,
which I think would give the team a stronger day-to-day identity.
- Billy Corgan

What the poor, the weak, and the inarticulate desperately require is power,
organization, and a sense of identity and purpose,
not rarefied advice of political scientists.
- Paul Wellstone

My potential is more than can be expressed within the
bounds of my race or ethnic identity.
- Arthur Ashe

Theatre has no national identity.
It is something for the world, whether it is Irish,
English, or French.
- Cyril Cusack

Use heroes as a springboard for inquiry
into the identity and nature of admirably human qualities.
Do not judge heroes -
neither to put them unquestioningly on a pedestal
nor to unkindly probe their flaws.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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