Personalities Quotes

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Roman Payne
“Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.”
Roman Payne, Cities & Countries

Shannon L. Alder
“If he can't handle you at your worst then he does not deserve you at your best. Real love means seeing beyond the words spoken out of pain, and instead seeing a person's soul.”
Shannon L. Alder, 300 Questions LDS Couples Should Ask Before Marriage

Kurt Cobain
“I use bits and pieces of others personalities to form my own.”
Kurt Cobain, Journals

Shannon L. Alder
“When you see people only as personalities, rather than souls with life missions to fulfill, you forever limit the growth and possibilities of what God has in store for another person.”
Shannon L. Alder

Lucy Christopher
“Who says I'm not Superman?" You were looking at me with one eye closed against the sun. I shrugged
"You would have recued me by now if you were Superman." I said quietly.
"Who says I haven't?
" Anyone would say you haven't.
Anyone's just looking at it wrong then." You pushed yourself up a little, onto your elbows."Anyways, I can't steal you and rescue you. That would give me multiple personalities."
And you don't have them already?”
Lucy Christopher, Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

Janet Gurtler
“... We're just different."
"Yeah," I say. "I'm mute and you have verbal diarrhea.”
Janet Gurtler, I'm Not Her

Reginald Rose
“Facts may be colored by the personalities of the people who present them.”
Reginald Rose, Twelve Angry Men

Shannon L. Alder
“The only difference between you and the person you admire is their perspective on life.”
Shannon L. Alder

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I'm not saying that I think one man is better than the other. I'm not saying that either is kinder or wiser or more ambitious, more thoughtful, confident, or able. But the fact is that when I'm with the one, comfort settles into my bones. I feel calm around him, as if the sun is smiling down on me and the world has suddenly become a sweet, safe place to be. I feel good about life―about myself. And it's hard not to want to be near someone who, just by their very nature, makes you feel that way.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Christopher Hitchens
“He was so much the picture of different kinds of assimilation that it was almost a case of multiple personalities.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Gene Wolfe
“We talk of strong personalities, and they are strong, until the not-every-day when we see them as we might see one woman alone in a desert, and know that all the strength we thought we knew was only courage, only her lone song echoing among the stones; and then at last when we have understood this and made up our minds to hear the song and admire its courage and its sweetness, we wait for the next note and it does not come. The last word, with its pure tone, echoes and fades and is gone, and we realize—only then—that we do not know what it was, that we have been too intent on the melody to hear even one word. We go then to find the singer, thinking she will be standing where we last saw her. There are only bones and sand and a few faded rags.”
Gene Wolfe, Peace

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“There’s no such thing as a good or bad person: there are just people who have each been or seem to have been good or bad to you, someone, or some people, thus far.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Personalities change when you least expect them”
G.M.

“Homeless people can have so many talents & personalities, but we just see them as blights on our landscape.
I wonder if Mother Nature thinks the same about us?”
Anthony T. Hincks

“The nerve-system of many an Urning is the finest and the most complicated musical instrument in the service of the interior personality that can be imagined.”
Otto de Joux, Die Enterbten des Liebesgliickes. Ein Beitrag zur Seelenkunde

“Don't judge me unfriendly, I'm not arrogant, I'm not shy i just like quietness, cause i can nurture my own world and it's make me back as my original as introverted.”
Abhiyanda B

Aishabella Sheikh
“Let's be honest, Yaz - the majority of people here have stinky personalities," I stated, biting into my apple.
"Ameen to that!”
Aishabella Sheikh, Converting The Bad Boy

“Dear Sigmund,

Multiple Personality Disorder is a much discussed topic in my one bedroom bedsit."

Signed....Thomas, Jane, Ralf, Tom, Toomey and Spot”
Anthony T. Hincks

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Not all people are 'people', some are more and some are less. But only those who listen intently with their hearts will recognise them for what they are.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Our personalities define our realities.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

Jordan Bates
“If we direct our intention toward doing (when possible) that which seems meaningful right now and noticing that any outcome is enough, we might discover a terribly obvious yet effective strategy for perpetual contentment.

Of course to do this—to open ourselves up to changing and living according to the meaning of the present month or moment—is a frightening proposition. If we do, we will surely witness our tastes and whims recycle and transform. We will watch as our personalities modify in subtle ways. And although a small number of passions might stay with us throughout our lives, many more will certainly fall away or be replaced. In other words, to admit that in this second I am not a static being is to admit that I will be something different tomorrow, something unknown a year from now, and possibly something unrecognizable to myself in a decade.

This notion is uncomfortable because it forces us to countenance the passing of time, the fading of past selves, our eventual physical death. To change is to vacate the past and move ever-closer to the end of our story. It’s no wonder that we bury our proverbial talons in the interests, attributes, memories, and tendencies of our past selves and insist that “who we are” has long been established.

But what might we become if we accept that, in the grammar of the universe, our nature is verb-like, transitory, ever-moving? We might become anything. The possibilities are endless and exciting.

It seems natural to hold tightly onto the past. We tend to feel that if don’t have the past, we don’t have anything. Our pasts provide all of the context with which we are equipped to navigate the present. Without our memories and stories, we would indeed be directionless and alone. But it seems that we often overcompensate, desperately clinging to the “good old days”, trying to relive them in our minds, and simultaneously attempting to freeze the present moment, to capture the past before it becomes the past. This latter point can be plainly observed in our modern tendency to photograph even the most mundane of moments and to record hours of video that we’ll never revisit.

But if we spend significant amounts of time trying to immortalize and live vicariously through the past, we may relinquish a measure of ability to see the possibilities of the present and future.

We may cease to fully capitalize on the surrounding opportunities for novel experience, reflection, and appreciation. We may eschew the potential to become a marvelously different-yet-somehow-still-the-same version of ourselves.”
Jordan Bates

Melanie Dobson
“She didn't look up, her gaze focused entirely on the paper before her as she drew what looked like a wing. He picked up one of the papers from the floor, and on it was a butterfly, the colors a blending of vibrant yellows and oranges.
He held out the paper. "What's this one called?"
"Golden Shimmer," she said. "She loves the sunlight."
He picked up a picture of a light-purple butterfly with a string of pearls around her neck. "And this one?"
"Lavender Lace. She has the power to heal all sorts of wounds."
He scanned the room, all the pictures on the floor. "Do they each have a name?"
Finally she looked at him, her bright-blue eyes meeting his. "Of course."
And he realized with a pang of sadness that these were Libby's friends for life.
"They are beautiful."
A glint of a smile. "Thank you."
He picked up another butterfly, this one a dark violet shade, a silver streak bleeding across the edge of its wings.
"What is she called?"
"Silver Shadow."
"Does she have a story?"
Libby's smile faded. "She's lost and can't seem to find her way home.”
Melanie Dobson, Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor

Anthony Horowitz
“But he was a man without a shadow -- or perhaps a shadow without a man.”
Anthony Horowitz, Magpie Murders

“Persona; dangles between a nostalgic subfusc and a spellbinding lucidity”
Val Uchendu

Liz Braswell
“Aurora Rose looked back and forth among the three women, gladly distracted from the sad events by the puzzle before her. The fairies in real life had their own personalities, of course, despite their superficial similarities as ageless, chatty, loving aunt figures. Flora tended to try to lead and make decisions for them. Merryweather seemed to understand the basic workings of the world better, although she rarely acted on this knowledge and instead chose to comment snarkily on it. Sometimes she got sneaky and went behind Flora's back. Fauna was the one who hugged the princess the most and often acted as an intermediary between the other two.
The green one, "Fauna," seemed more concerned with how Aurora Rose was feeling- how 'everyone' was feeling. She was the one who had been waiting outside the cottage for the prince and princess. Like she was the one who 'cared.'
And the blue one- "Merryweather"- seemed 'incredibly' quick-minded and brilliant. And even snarkier.
"Flora" was brave and powerful and ready to plunge into any physical combat. And not for nothing, she was built like a gladiator.
They were 'all' acting like extreme versions of their real selves.”
Liz Braswell, Once Upon a Dream

Abhijit Naskar
“You know who you are and what you are capable of, because of your own personal history and the experiences you gained throughout that history.”
Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

Lee Child
“In Reacher's experience new Suburbans were driven by uptight assholes. But old models were plain, utilitarian vehicles often driven by plain, utilitarian people.”
Lee Child, Nothing to Lose

“It needs to be emphasized, however, that the ability of fantasy to achieve a sense of reality is not an indication that the traumatic abuses
recalled by patients with multiple personality disorder are fabricated or made-up. What is important to recognize is that the fantasy elaborations that are connected with dissociated states in these patients are efforts at restitution and represent attempts at mastering traumatic experiences through the use of imaginative solutions. This paper is examining the use of fantasy as it participates in the formation of the clinical picture of multiple personality disorder and is not intending to cast doubt on its traumatic origin.”
Walter C. Young

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