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Quotes About Uniqueness

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Jonathan Safran Foer
“Do you think I'm wonderful? she asked him one day as they leaned against the trunk of a petrified maple. No, he said. Why? Because so many girls are wonderful. I imagine hundreds of men have called their loves wonderful today, and it's only noon. You couldn't be something that hundreds of others are.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“You're beautiful, but you're empty...One couldn't die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she's the one I've watered. Since she's the one I put under glass, since she's the one I sheltered behind the screen. Since she's the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (except the two or three butterflies). Since she's the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she's my rose.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Hunter S. Thompson
“It never got weird enough for me.”
Hunter S. Thompson

Max Lucado
“You are the only you God made... God made you and broke the mold.”
Max Lucado, Cure for the Common Life: Living in Your Sweet Spot

Henry David Thoreau
“I was not designed to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.”
Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Hermann Hesse
“We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other's opposite and complement.”
Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund

Mandy Hale
“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Haruki Murakami
“So the fact that I’m me and no one else is one of my greatest assets. Emotional hurt is the price a person has to pay in order to be independent.”
Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Beatrix Potter
“Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”
Beatrix Potter

Victoria Moran
“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.”
Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can offer with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Margaret Mitchell
“That is the one unforgivable sin in any society. Be different and be damned!”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Anna Wintour
“Create your own style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.”
Anna Wintour

G.K. Chesterton
“Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.”
G.K. Chesterton

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“For millions of years flowers have been producing thorns. For millions of years sheep have been eating them all the same. And it's not serious, trying to understand why flowers go to such trouble to produce thorns that are good for nothing? It's not important, the war between the sheep and the flowers? It's no more serious and more important than the numbers that fat red gentleman is adding up? Suppose I happen to know a unique flower, one that exists nowhere in the world except on my planet, one that a little sheep can wipe out in a single bite one morning, just like that, without even realizing what he'd doing - that isn't important? If someone loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that's enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars. He tells himself 'My flower's up there somewhere...' But if the sheep eats the flower, then for him it's as if, suddenly, all the stars went out. And that isn't important?”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Shannon L. Alder
“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
Shannon L. Alder

J.K. Rowling
“He never seemed to grasp the immense mutability of human nature, nor to appreciate that behind every nondescript face lay a wild and unique hinterland like his own.”
J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy

Ashly Lorenzana
“The world is not ready for some people when they show up, but that shouldn't stop anyone.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Karl Lagerfeld
“The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Libba Bray
“I'm an oddity of one, my strangeness too complicated to explain or share.”
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Anna Quindlen
“Every story has already been told. Once you've read Anna Karenina, Bleak House, The Sound and the Fury, To Kill a Mockingbird and A Wrinkle in Time, you understand that there is really no reason to ever write another novel. Except that each writer brings to the table, if she will let herself, something that no one else in the history of time has ever had."

[Commencement Speech; Mount Holyoke College, May 23, 1999]”
Anna Quindlen

Deepak Chopra
“Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution.”
Deepak Chopra

Karl Lagerfeld
“Absurdity and anti—absurdity are the two poles of creative energy.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Oliver Sacks
“If we wish to know about a man, we ask 'what is his story--his real, inmost story?'--for each of us is a biography, a story. Each of us is a singular narrative, which is constructed, continually, unconsciously, by, through, and in us--through our perceptions, our feelings, our thoughts, our actions; and, not least, our discourse, our spoken narrations. Biologically, physiologically, we are not so different from each other; historically, as narratives--we are each of us unique.”
Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

“Don't be afraid to be who you are bacause you are the only person who knows you best.”
Saredo Ali

Simone de Beauvoir
“To be oneself, simply oneself, is so amazing and utterly unique an experience that it's hard to convince oneself so singular a thing happens to everybody.”
Simone de Beauvoir, Prime of Life

Charles Taylor
“[E]ach of our voices has something unique to say. Not only should I not mold my life to the demands of external conformity; I can't even find the model by which to live outside myself. I can only find it within.”
Charles Taylor, Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition

“I just always want to be different - THE EXCEPTION - and this weekend knocked me right back to reality.And the reality is - I AM TRULY BLESSED ..”
Jon-Robert Holden, Blessed Footsteps: Memoirs of JR Holden

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