Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
-Bernard M. Baruch
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).
When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.
-Jess C. Scott
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
I think… if it is true that
there are as many minds as there
are heads, then there are as many
kinds of love as there are hearts.
I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.
Itâs probably not just by chance that Iâm alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless heâs terribly strong. And if heâs stronger than I, Iâm the one who canât live with him. â¦ Iâm neither smart nor stupid, but I donât think Iâm a run-of-the-mill person. Iâve been in business without being a businesswoman, Iâve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men Iâve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. Iâve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
-Rita Mae Brown
Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.
A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.
Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.
Iâm not in this world to live up to your expectations and youâre not in this world to live up to mine.
In order to be irreplaceacle, one must always be different.