The ego is the false self-born out of fear and defensiveness.
An identity based in the one-way love of God does not take into account public opinion or, thankfully, even personal opinion.
When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
I don't blame the average seventeen-year-old punk-rock kid for calling me a sellout. I understand that. And maybe when they grow up a little bit, they'll realize there's more things to life than living out your rock & roll identity so righteously.
Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
I don't need to worry about identity theft because no one wants to be me.
Pornography and violence are by-products of societies in which private identity has been ... destroyed by sudden environmental change.
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.
Loss of identity drives people to nostalgia. Electronic man has no physical body, so he puts nostalgia in its place.
The TV generation is postliterate and retribalized. It seeks by violence to scrub the old private image and to merge in a new tribal identity, like any corporate executive.
My identity might begin with the fact of my race, but it didn't, couldn't end there. At least that's what I would choose to believe.
When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death.Dennis Quaid
A thing that happens to migrants is that they lose many of the traditional things which root identity, which root the self.
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.
From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.
He that commends me to mine own content Commends me to the thing I cannot get.
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.
To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.
Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership .
To the same degree that your understanding of and attitude towards Afrika becomes more positive, your understanding of and attitude towards yourself will also becomes more positive...
I don't cover my face because I want to show my identity.
It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.Batman
Sometimes it's only madness that makes us what we are.Grant Morrison