I think there is a danger with young people of being dependent in the sense that they don't acquire any identity or self-image of themselves as thinkers. They just go and look it up or they just chat with someone. In other words, relying on something rather than saying: "Okay, I've got the information, how do I create value from it?"
Detach the writer from the milieu where he has experienced his greatest sense of belonging, and you have created a discontinuity within his personality, a short circuit in his Identity. The result is his originality, his creativity comes to an end. He becomes the one-book novelist or the one-trilogy writer.Henry Roth
Body and soul, Black America reveals the extreme questions of contemporary life, questions of freedom and Identity: How can I be who I am?june jordan
In America, the traditional routes to black Identity have hardly been normal. Suicide (disappearance by imitation, or willed extinction), violence (hysterical religiosity, crime, armed revolt), and exemplary moral courage; none of these is normal.june jordan
There can be no more thrilling idea of intimacy that connecting with someone through the agency of the written word. Here we meet, on the page, naked and unadorned: shorn of class, race, gender, sexual Identity, age and nationality. The reader I seek is a tautology, for he/she is simply…the person who wants to read what I have written.will self
There are Muslims of all kinds. The idea of closing them into a single Identity is wrong.amartya sen
What is important to me in my work is the Identity that is hidden behind so-called reality. I search for a bridge from the given present tot the invisible, rather as a famous cabalist once said, ‘If you wish to grasp the invisible, penetrate as deeply as possible into the visible’.max beckmann
The troubles of the 20th century are not unlike those of adolescence -- rapid growth beyond the ability of organizations to manage, uncontrollable emotion, and a desperate search for Identity. Out of adolescence, however, comes maturity in which physical growth with all its attendant difficulties comes to an end, but in which growth continues in knowledge, in spirit, in community, and in love; it is to this that we look forward as a human race. This goal, once seen with our eyes, will draw our faltering feet toward it.kenneth boulding
The very act of thinking about power in our lives and experiences creates a process of revelation and self-analysis that may even make us look at ourselves in a new light... thinking about power and its complex manifestations may not simply lead to a better understanding of the abstract complexities of society, but may have an effect on one?s own image and Identity. Perhaps a warning label should be placed on the cover...kenneth boulding
These proposals included cries for billions of new money for social assistance in the name of “child poverty” and for more business subsidies in the name of “cultural Identity. In both cases I was sought out as a rare public figure to oppose such projects.”stephen harper
[On Jimmy Carter] "Huck Finn. Loss of Identity drives people to nostalgia. Electronic man has no physical body, so he puts nostalgia in its place."Marshall McLuhan
Some of the biggest cases of mistaken Identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God.thomas sowell
The concept of absolute, hence (or whence) springs, in the moral field, the moral laws or norms, represent, in the field of knowledge, the principle of Identity, which is the fundamental law of the thought; norms of logic springs from it, that govern the thought (or mind) in the field of science." ("Le concept de l'absolu, d'où découlent, dans le domaine moral, les lois ou normes morales, constitue, le principe d'identité, qui est la loi fondamentale de la pensée; il en découle les normes logiques qui régissent la pensée dans le domaine de la science.")african spir
Human nature, human nature acts as it acts when it is identified when there is an Identity but it is not human nature that has anything to do with that it is that anybody is there where they are, it is that that has to do with Identity, with government and propaganda with history with individualism and with communism but it has nothing nothing to do with the human mind ... because the human mind writes what there is and what has Identity go to do with that ... nothing at all.Gertrude Stein
A secure pluralistic society requires communities that are educated and confident both in the Identity and depth of their own traditions and in those of their neighbours.
Finally, Krste Misirkov, who had clearly developed a strong sense of his own personal national Identity as a Macedonian and who outspokenly and unambiguously called for Macedonian linguistic and national separatism, acknowledged that a Macedonian national Identity was a relatively recent historical development.
The political and military leaders of the Slavs of Macedonia at the turn of the century seem not to have heard Misirkov's call for a separate Macedonian national Identity; they continued to identify themselves in a national sense as Bulgarians rather than Macedonians.Loring Danforth
We are not stating by accident that Josip Broz Tito is Jesus Christ for Macedonia, a father and a mother for Macedonia. Because we have, in that time, after NOB, for the first time created a Macedonian alphabet, a Macedonian television, a Macedonian state, a language, a passport, an Identity card, a university for the first time, a Macedonian academy for the first time. We, communists, have created the Macedonian Orthodox church.
Quite apart from the fact that it conflicts with the demands and the content of the word of God, nihilism is a denial of the humanity and of the very Identity of the human being. It should never be forgotten that the neglect of being inevitably leads to losing touch with objective truth and therefore with the very ground of human dignity.
"You," your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal Identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behavior of a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules.
A lot of kids are bullied because of their sexual Identity or expression . It's often the effeminate boys and the masculine girls, the ones who violate gender norms and expectations, who get bullied.
The trick...is to find the balance between the bright colors of humour and the serious issues of Identity, self-loathing, and the possibility for intimacy and love when it seems no longer possible or, sadder yet, no longer necessary.”
All forms of violence are quests for Identity. When you live on the frontier, you have no Identity. You're a nobody.
Everybody tends to merge his Identity with other people at the speed of light. It's called being mass man.
Attention spans get very weak at the speed of light, and that goes along with a very week Identity.
It is funny about money. And it is funny about Identity. You are you because your little dog knows you, but when your public knows you and does not want to pay for you and when your public knows you and does want to pay for you, you are not the same you.
And Identity is funny being yourself is funny as you are never yourself to yourself except as you remember yourself and then of course you do not believe yourself.
I salute the contribution that Rugby League has made to Australia's national Identity, it's a tough game. It started as a working man's game; it's become every man's game now. It still retains that working class character and that's part of its heart and soul and I hope it always does, but it is also a game that has reached out to the entire community.
We, the people of Palestine, stand before you in the fullness of our pain, our pride, and our anticipation for we long harbored a yearning for peace and a dream of justice and freedom. For too long, the Palestinian people have gone unheeded, silenced and denied, our Identity negated by political expedience, our right for struggle against injustice maligned, and our present existence subsumed by the past tragedy of another people