Persona Quotes

Quotes tagged as "persona" (showing 1-30 of 60)
William Shakespeare
“Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus; and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs, and peep about
To find ourselves dishonourable graves.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

Susan Cain
“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 could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're "in your head too much", a phrase that's often deployed against the quiet and cerebral.

Or maybe there's another word for such people: thinkers.”
Susan Cain

Orson Scott Card
“Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to.”
Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead

C. JoyBell C.
“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 themselves.. onion skins that come in layer after layer. They're on the inside of all that. And I... I am the inside of the onion skin walking around. I am only me.”
C. JoyBell C.

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“What does this wildish intuition do for women? Like the wolf, intuition has claws that pry things open and pin things down, it has eyes that can through the shields of persona, it has ears that hear beyond the range of mundane human hearing. With these formidable psychic tools a woman takes on a shrewd and even precognitive animal consciousness, one that deepens her femininity and sharpens her ability to move confidently in the outer world.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

Candace Bushnell
“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 in their minds--like one of those characters in a novel.”
Candace Bushnell, Lipstick Jungle

Elizabeth Alexander
“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.”
Elizabeth Alexander, The Black Interior: Essays

Haruki Murakami
“Durante toda mi vida, he tenido la impresión de que podía convertirme en una persona distinta. De que, yéndome a otro lugar y empezando una nueva vida, iba a convertirme en otro hombre. He repetido una vez tras otra la misma operación. Para mí representaba, en un sentido, madurar y, en otro sentido, reinventarme a mí mismo. De algún modo, convirtiéndome en otra persona quería liberarme de algo implícito en el yo que había sido hasta entonces. Lo buscaba de verdad, seriamente, y creía que, si me esforzaba, podría conseguirlo algún día. Pero, al final, eso no me conducía a ninguna parte. Por más lejos que fuera, seguía siendo yo. Por más que me alejara, mis carencias seguían siendo las mismas. Por más que el decorado cambiase, por más que el eco de la voz de la gente fuese distinto, yo seguía siendo el mismo ser incompleto. Dentro de mí se hallaban las mismas carencias fatales, y esas carencias me producían un hambre y una sed violentas. Ese hambre y esa sed me han torturado siempre, tal vez sigan torturándome a partir de ahora. En cierto sentido, esas carencias, en sí mismas, son lo que yo soy.”
Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

Colleen Chen
“He hasn’t really seen you, not as you want to be seen, but he’s starting to, a little.”
Colleen Chen, Dysmorphic Kingdom

Oscar Wilde
“excusing himself for this taint of industry on the ground that the one advantage of having coal was that it enabled a gentleman to afford the decency of burning wood on his own hearth.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Norman Lock
“I insist on caprice as a necessary countermeasure to slavery. Otherwise, my own dictatorial mind must take -- unknown to me -- its instructions from a mastermind.”
Norman Lock, The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel

“Nada amenaza tanto a un sistema corrupto como una mente libre.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Elizabeth Carlton
“You think you must fit the role others have laid out for you. That is the lie you need to conquer.”
Elizabeth Carlton, The Royal Rogue

Sebastian Faulks
“Levade had told her one day that there was no such thing as a coherent personality. When you are forty you have no cell in your body that you had at eighteen. It was the same, he said, with your character. Memory is the only thing that binds you to earlier selves; for the rest, you become an entirely different being every decade or so, sloughing off the old persona, renewing and moving on. You are not who you were, he told her, nor who you will be.”
Sebastian Faulks

Octavio Paz
“Se ama a una persona, no a una abstración...
Para Freud las pasiones son juegos de reflejos; creemos amar a X, a su cuerpo y a su alma, pero en realidad amamos a la imagen de Y en X.”
Octavio Paz, The Double Flame: Love and Eroticism

Kristen Henderson
“The outfit, tight in places,
and loose in some, says as much
in the buttons as it does in cuffs.”
Kristen Henderson, Of My Maiden Smoking

Octavio Paz
“Comienza con la admiración ante una persona, lo sigue el entusiasmo y culmina con la pasión que nos lleva a la dicha o al desastre. El amor es una prueba que a todos, a los felices y a los desgraciados, nos enoblece.”
Octavio Paz, The Double Flame: Love and Eroticism

“ungkin aku bukan sekedar manusia, aku adalah sebuah dunia yang disi sekumpulan kepribadian manusia yang berbeda-beda.”
nom de plume

Sara Baume
“But I have never wanted to be perceived as chatty and bright. I have always wanted to be solemn and mysterious.”
Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking

Slavoj Žižek
[When asked about the dangers of Internet trolls being able to say whatever they want because of false profiles]
What interests me (if you ask me) in phenomenon – not only Facebook, but generally, this, let's call them 'staged identities' [...] – is how there can be more truth in the mask that you adopt than in your real, inner self. I always believed in masks; I never believed in the emancipatory potential of this gesture of 'let's tear off the masks.' [...] Let me give you a simple example. Let us say that I'm in reality a shy, impotent, stupid person, afraid...but then, in Internet reaction, I adopt a screen persona of a brutal, racist guy who humiliates people, beats women and so on...It's too easy to say, 'Oh, I'm really a coward, but there I imagined to be a powerful macho.' What if it's the opposite? What if I really am that brutal guy – but in real life, because of social pressure and so on, I oppress it...so that the true mask is my authentic, real self? And the truth comes out precisely in the guise of a fiction.”
Slavoj Žižek

Deyth Banger
“Talking is something which just puts out your persona and tests all your knowledge.”
Deyth Banger

“Las decisiones eran solamente el comienzo de algo; cuando alguien tomaba una decisión, estaba zambulléndose en una poderosa corriente que llevaba a la persona hasta un lugar que jamás hubiera soñado en el momento de decidirse.”
Carla Medina, Soñando Despierta

Chuck Palahniuk
“Si me despertara en un lugar distinto, en un momento diferente, ¿lograría despertarme siendo otra persona?”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It is seldom possible to respect someone about whom you know everything.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The world would be a better place if even a fraction of us became the kinds of people we have deceived others into believing we are.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Ehsan Sehgal
“The words that, one uses, can show one's unique prestige and image or inferior persona.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people would not be practicing some things if they had not preached them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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