All year long Sylvia had been trying to overthrow her guileless, college girl image. She knew “cottons with big full skirts and university personalities” would have looked hopelessly naive in New York. Sylvia wanted to...
Behind every face lies a mask. Behind it lies another onion layer of mask. If you peel the skins, you may cry. ―
It’s good when a man deceives your expectations, when he doesn’t correspond to the preconceived notion of him. To belong to a type is the end of a man, his condemnation. If he doesn’t fall...
A man’s work reveals him. In social intercourse he gives you the surface that he wishes the world to accept, but in his book or his picture the real man delivers himself defenceless. No affectation...
As a person, I have to claim my persona as my own. If I don’t, my clone will do it for me.
It is so easy to practice a creditable degree of so seeming virtue, and so difficult to purify and direct the affections of the heart, that I feel myself in continual danger of appearing better...
It all I can do not to cry. I make myself wood I say to myself, Celie, you a tree. That’s how I come to know trees fear man.
When my turn on the program comes, I am not nervous at all—because all this is happening out of time, out of space. I am, for a moment, a figure of my own fantasy, and...
I am so afraid that strangers with think me good! and there is a degree of hypocrisy in appearing much better than one is.” – Hannah More
People always switched on turn me off.
God, what a ghastly enterprise to be in, though–and what an odd way to achieve success. I’m an exhibitionist who wants to hide, but is unsuccessful at hiding; therefore, somehow I succeed.
—David Foster Wallace
Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to.
The most important thing in business is a persona, Nico,’ he was fond of saying. ‘People want to know immediately what they’re dealing with. And when they think about you, you’ve got to stand out...
Isabelle and Amory were distinctly not innocent, nor were they particularly brazen. Moreover, amateur standing had very little value in the game they were playing, a game that would presumably be her principal study for...
Be sure that whatever you are is you.
The difference between me and other people is that they all walk around with onion skins wrapped around them. Pre-meditations, pretentions, the faces that they present to the world, the faces that they present to...
—C. JoyBell C.
Male or female, if my name were either Don or Dawn, I’d be up at sunrise to celebrate the glory that is me.
(reporter interviewing Broadway dancer Tommy Tune:) ‘Do you think that greats like Fred Astaire possessed some kind of magic?'(pause)’No. Magic possesses them’.
… al hacer el amor se siente mucho, por lo mismo queda en tu sangre, en tu piel… por siempre. Lo increíble es cuando lo practicas con la misma persona varias veces, es ¡wow!
Whatever they may think and say about their “egoism”, the great majority nonetheless do nothing for their ego their whole life long: what they do is done for the phantom of their ego which has...
I am a strong individual that may seem weak; but, my strength is in my ability to stay in the fight and sure my enemies that I can take the punches; and, still stay strong...
Uno se siente feliz cuando ves feliz a la persona que amas.
Using the voice is a physical act, one that first announces the existence of the body of residence and then trumpets its arrival in a public space.
Rumors run wild when one sacrifices for self and temporarily forsakes those who assume entitlement to one’s persona.
En el amor no está escrito yo voy amar a tal persona y no a la otra. Muchas veces en la vida ocurre lo contrario, terminas en una relación de amor con la persona que...
Realize that the tests you endure will mold your character, persona, and will. The more heartbreak and pain you will feel with your trials in life, the greater your joy and glory will be once...
—J. Junior Reynolds II
Now that you’re an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and...
Yo quiero alguien del cual pueda aprender. Alguien con defectos, una persona no perfecta pero perfectible. Lo difícil es encontrar a esa persona adecuada y ser adecuado para esa persona.
They’re called sock puppets. We create armies of artificial online personas – user accounts that espouse views certain interested parties want espoused. We flood forums, online comment sections, social media. … It’s amazing what a...
Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow worldLike a Colossus; and we petty menWalk under his huge legs, and peep aboutTo find ourselves dishonourable graves.
Llega un momento en (la vida) que dejas tu romanticismo, tu idealismo para hacerte más dura como persona.
How many yous have you been?How many,Lined up inside,Each killing the last?
Who would you impress if the world was blind?
—Shannon L. Alder
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