Independent Quotes

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Mae West
“It is better to be looked over than overlooked.”
Mae West

Criss Jami
“The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Friedrich Nietzsche
“It is the business of the very few to be independent; it is a privilege of the strong. And whoever attempts it, even with the best right, but without being OBLIGED to do so, proves that he is probably not only strong, but also daring beyond measure. He enters into a labyrinth, he multiplies a thousandfold the dangers which life in itself already brings with it; not the least of which is that no one can see how and where he loses his way, becomes isolated, and is torn piecemeal by some minotaur of conscience. Supposing such a one comes to grief, it is so far from the comprehension of men that they neither feel it, nor sympathize with it. And he cannot any longer go back! He cannot even go back again to the sympathy of men!”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Criss Jami
“What is a genius? A person who demands little to nothing from others, but is often found extremely difficult to have around.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Immanuel Kant
“Genius is the ability to independently arrive at and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by another person.”
Immanuel Kant

Anaïs Nin
“For too many centuries women have been being muses to artists. I wanted to be the muse, I wanted to be the wife of the artist, but I was really trying to avoid the final issue — that I had to do the job myself.”
Anaïs Nin

Samantha Towle
“I'm independent and strong, but sometimes...just sometimes, it's nice to be taken case of. It's nice to be made to feel like a lady”
Samantha Towle, The Mighty Storm

Emme Rollins
“Like a butterfly stuck in a chrysalis, waiting for the perfect moment, I was waiting for the day I could burst forth and fly away and find my home.”
Emme Rollins, Dear Rockstar

Criss Jami
“Armed neutrality makes it much easier to detect hypocrisy.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Sanhita Baruah
“Even when it seems that there is no one else, always remember there's one person who never ceased to love you - yourself.”
Sanhita Baruah

“Depend on no one else to give you what you want”
Destiny's Child

Stephanie Elizondo Griest
“That's because true travel, the kind with no predetermined end, is one of the most selfish endeavors we can possibly undertake-an act in which we focus solely on our own fulfillment, with little regard to those we leave behind. After all, we're the ones venturing out into the big crazy world, filling up journals, growing like weeds. And we have the gall to think they're just sitting at home, soaking in security and stability.
It is only when we reopen these wrapped and ribboned boxes, upon our triumphant return home, that we discover nothing is the way we had left it before.”
Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana

Criss Jami
“It turns out that indecision is a path itself; but figuratively, a vertical path - up or down - meaning it isn't always a fruitless path. One is forgotten, but the other is glorified. To be what they call 'middle-of-the-road' in most cases just means you have a hard time figuring out who between options is dumber. So quite often those who refused to decide were, after all, the bold individuals, the influential ones, the creative ones, those who snatched their own authority.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ayn Rand
“Did it ever occur to you," asked Kira, "that I may be here for the very unusual, unnatural reason of wanting to learn a work I like only because I like it?”
Ayn Rand, We the Living

Toba Beta
“Man will never be stronger nor independent if
he lives under perpetual motivation of others.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Guy de Maupassant
“By nature independent, gay, even exuberant, seductively responsive and given to those spontaneous sallies that sparkle in the conversation of certain daughters of Paris who seem to have inhaled since childhood the pungent breath of the boulevards laden with the nightly laughter of audiences leaving theaters, Madame de Burne's five years of bondage had nonetheless endowed her with a singular timidity which mingled oddly with her youthful mettle, a great fear of saying too much, of going to far, along with a fierce yearning for emancipation and a firm resolve never again to compromise her freedom.”
Guy de Maupassant, Alien Hearts

“Lena realized that a fundamental layer of their happiness depended on the four of them being close to one another. Their lives were independent and full. Their friendship was only one aspect of their lives, but it seemed to give meaning to all the others.”
Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting

Kahlil Gibran
“Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone.
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

“Some people ask me whether I'm a "mama's girl" or a "papa's girl". I'm *nobody's* girl. My brother clings to our parents; I'm the one shoving them out the door.”
Hayden Panettiere

Miss Rainbow Moonfire
“Not antisocial, just wanted some peace
Yes, I have a low tolerance for superficialities
Quiet on the outside but my mind's a chaos
Music, movies, poetry, and cosmos
What makes life worth living?
Yes, I do love overthinking
Alone but never lonely
My mind's perpetually busy
of things, not everyone might comprehend
I usually do not follow the trend
Not a snob, more of a wallflower
a loner who celebrates solitude like no other.”
Miss Rainbow Moonfire

Sarah J. Maas
“No. I can survive well enough on my own - if given proper reading material.’” - Celaena Sardothien - Throne of Glass”
Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

“Curiosity is very interesting emotion we humans have. Some people goes deeper & deeper to find the causes & solutions; some people finds the causes on shallow level & give suggestions. This thirst of deepness may or may not give you anything but it gives so many ways of clarity that we become independent to live our own life.”
Sonal Takalkar

“Independent people do not wait for anyone, they are waiting for their time. They have that eye to enjoy all phases of life, anyhow they find creativity.”
Sonal Takalkar

Nicole Snow
“If you're so interested in my business affairs, you can either choose to get involved, or you can stay out, but last I checked, I have no need for advisory council.”
Nicole Snow, No Perfect Hero

Steven Magee
“My message to the police is this: Treat me badly and I will place a 911 call requesting an independent supervisor to attend to take my complaint about you!”
Steven Magee

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you have an independent mind, that is, if you are someone who believes and trusts your own mind so much that you do not take orders from anyone, from an ideology, from an institution, from a religion or from an association and hates to obey, it is a great honour for you!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Colleen Hoover
“.. break the pattern before the pattern breaks us.”
Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us

Charlotte Eriksson
“I’m learning that other people rarely make a move and things are up to you if you want them to happen.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself: growing up is a wonderful thing to do

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