Roles Quotes

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William Shakespeare
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

Brennan Manning
“Lord, when I feel that what I'm doing is insignificant and unimportant, help me to remember that everything I do is significant and important in your eyes, because you love me and you put me here, and no one else can do what I am doing in exactly the way I do it.”
Brennan Manning, Souvenirs of Solitude: Finding Rest in Abba's Embrace

Kasie West
“You like to assign roles to the people in your life. And when they don't play their parts right, you have a hard time accepting that.”
Kasie West, Pivot Point
tags: roles

Criss Jami
“The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Cassandra Clare
“Please recall that I am the pale neurasthenic one and you are the stern heroic one,” Matthew said to James. “It is very tedious when you mix up our roles.”
“So what is my role?” said Christopher.
“Mad inventor, of course,” said Matthew promptly. “And Thomas is the one with a good heart.”
“Lord, I sound dull,” said Thomas.”
Cassandra Clare, Chain of Gold

Orson Scott Card
“So from then on, he looked at all his choices and said, What would a good person do, and then did it. But he has now learned something very important about human nature. If you spend your whole life pretending to be good, then you are indistinguishable from a good person. Relentless hypocrisy eventually becomes the truth.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender in Exile

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“The point I was trying to make before you interrupted with your inventory
of my personality is that neither of us is going to be able to stay celibate for the next six months."

She dropped her eyes. If only he knew that she'd stayed that way all her life.

We'll be living in close quarters," he went on. "We're legally married, and it's only natural that we're going to get it on."

Get it on? His bluntness reminded her that none of this meant anything to him emotionally, and contrary to all logic, she'd wanted to hear something romantic. With some pique, she said, "In other words, you expect me to keep house, work for the circus, and 'get it on' with you."

He thought it over. "I guess that's about the size of it.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kiss an Angel

Edward Abbey
“One of the pleasant things about small town life is that everyone, whether rich or poor, liked or disliked, has some kind of a role and place in the community. I never felt that living in a city -- as I once did for a couple of years.”
Edward Abbey, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

“In my experience, the content strategist is a rare breed who's often willing and able to embrace whatever role is necessary to deliver on the promise of useful, useable content.”
Kristina Halvorson, Content Strategy for the Web

Frank Ostaseski
“When we disown parts of ourself, we tend to judge others who display those same qualities. We lay claim to moral superiority. This holding too tightly to a role can create a chasm between people that’s difficult to cross.”
Frank Ostaseski, The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully
tags: roles, self

“We are all actors playing different roles in different phases of life. But we must try to play each role to perfection!”
Avijeet Das

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I spend a tremendous amount of time carefully choosing the roles I wish to play so that I can run from the role I was born to play. And if I keep on doing that, I will eventually set foot in my grave never having set foot on the stage.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jesmyn Ward
“In real life, I looked at my father and mother and understood dimly that it was harder to be a girl, that boys had it easier. Here, boys could buy and ride motorcycles and come and leave when they wanted to and exude a kind of cool while they stood shirtless at the edge of the street, talking and laughing with one another, passing a beer around, smoking cigarettes. Meanwhile, the women I knew were working even when they weren’t at work: cooking, washing loads of clothes, hanging them to dry, and cleaning the house. There was no time for them to just relax and be. Even then I dimly knew there was some gendered differences between my brother and me, knew that what the world expected of us and allowed us would differ.”
Jesmyn Ward, Men We Reaped

Ivan Illich
“Only when we stop looking at male roles and forms of power as the norm and begin to look at female arrangements and perceive them as equally valid and significant - though perhaps different in form - can we see how male and female roles are intertwined, and begin to understand how human societies operate.”
Ivan Illich, Gender

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“That's what I'd tell you if I thought you could be responsible for anything. But normal people don't choose on the basis of consequences, they just play roles. There's a picture in your head of a stern disciplinarian and you do whatever that picture would do, whether or not it makes any sense. A stern disciplinarian would order the students back to their rooms, even if there was a troll roaming the hallways. A stern disciplinarian would order students not to leave the Hall on pain of expulsion. And the little picture of Professor McGonagall that you have in your head can't learn from experience or change herself, so there isn't any point to this conversation. People like you aren't responsible for anything, people like me are, and when we fail there's no one else to blame.”
Eliezer Yudkowsky

Erica Bauermeister
“It's amazing how easily we can cast ourselves in the role of hero.”
Erica Bauermeister, The Scent Keeper

“Everyone is playing roles. Mother, friend, caretaker, friend, boss, etcetera. Every role comes with values and intentions. Identify all the roles you are playing. What are the values and intentions of those roles? Awareness can help you to be more effective in your roles.”
Akiroq Brost

Ehsan Sehgal
“You may find a way if you understand the concept and the direction of words, and principles that have some roles in life.”
Ehsan Sehgal
tags: roles

Kiran Manral
“She was overwhelmed, not merely by the house. It was the freedom of the moment, where she was no longer playing her roles of a mother, a wife. Now, at this moment, in the middle of nowhere, she was just an ordinary woman.”
Kiran Manral, Missing, Presumed Dead

Lisa Bodell
“That's the problem with large organizations. They create roles and constraints, and sometimes people forget why they're there. (Quoting Joichi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab)”
Lisa Bodell, Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To imagine oneself playing a role in an epic story is exhilarating, but to actually step into an epic story is terrifying. And the problem is that imagination might be safe, but being safe doesn’t write any stories worth reading.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Geoff Nicholson
“Again, I did what I could. I didn't doubt, and didn't deny, that there were people who could have done a better job than me, people with more skill and experience, but I played the hand I was given, dealt with the problem, and the person, in front of me, and at least I felt reasonably sure I was doing no harm.”
Geoff Nicholson, The Miranda

Robert  Black
“We are all taking on a role, until we find what we were born to do.”
Robert Black

Ehsan Sehgal
“Love has multiple roles and characters. Love with the beloved is a universal and unique power.”
Ehsan Sehgal
tags: roles

Emily M. Axelrod
“No matter what role you play in a meeting, how you show up in that role is critical to the meeting’s success.”
Emily M. Axelrod, Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done

“Ambition is not feminine and Hustle is not Masculine.”
Goitsemang Mvula

C.S. Lewis
“Humans want crumbs removed; mice are anxious to remove them. It ought never to have been a cause of war. But you see that obedience and rule are more like a dance than a drill - specially between man and woman where the roles are always changing.”
C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength

“Suppose you are in your room alone and somebody walks in. Your behaviour changes depending on who is with you in the scene.

When we are with others, we are playing different roles. When we are alone, we are preparing, rehearsing and thinking about the roles. We have forgotten who we really are!”

“Be so much of a man that your woman has no reason to sound like your mother.”
VaeEshia Ratcliff Davis

“Be so much of a man that your woman has no reason to sound like your mother.”
VaeEshia Ratcliff-Davis

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