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Quotes - Individuality and Confidence

"You laugh because I'm different. I laugh because you're all the same." -unknown

"Which is braver? The man that falls in line with the great majority or he who faces the wrath of millions for conscious sake?" -Alexander Berkman

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." -Herman Melville

"I don't try to be candycoated. I don't try to walk on eggshells. I am what I am. Love me or hate me." -Pink

"The constitution gives ever American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself." -John Ciardi

"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurst, and live like it's heaven on earth." -Mark Twain

"Doubt Everything. Find your own light." -Gotama Buddha (His Last Words)

"Sometimes the only way to find out who we really are, is to go to that place where you don't have to be anything else." -unknown

"I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. My life is my own. You won't hold me!" -Number Six (The Prisoner - TV Show)

"The trouble with going with the flow, is you might wind up getting sucked down the drain." -unknown

"Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is not a path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emmerson

"Two roads diverge in a wood and I - I take the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference." -Robert Frost

"Maybe having trouble figuring out who you are means you have the ability to be whoever you want to be." -unknown

"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." -George S. Patton, Jr.

"You were born an original. Don't die a copy." -unknown

"Live right now, just be yourself. It doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else." -Jimmy Eat World

"The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them." -unknown

"It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life." -Sister Elizabeth Kenny

"How often I have cried in silent tongue to be saved from myself." -unknown

"Speak your mind, even though your voice may shake." -unknown

"Stand your ground, although it is likely you will stand alone." -unknown

"Be who you are, and say how you feel, cause those who mind don't matter, and those who matter, won't mind." -Dr. Seuss

"From now on, I'll connect the dots my own way." -unknown

"Heres to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The square pegs in round holes. The ones who see things differently. They aren't fond of the rules, and they have no respect for status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the one thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward and wile some see crazy ones - we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones that do." -unknown

"Someone once asked me, 'why do you always insist on taking the hard road?' I replied, 'why do you assume I see two roads?'" -unknown

"It's better to be hated for who you are, then to be loved for who you're not." -unknown

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect." -Mark Twain

"you can love me, you can hate me, just please don't forget me." -unknown

"Those who dance are considered to be crazy by those who don't hear the music." -unknown

"A man who wants to conduct an orchestra must first turn his back on the audience." -unknown

"Read the directions, even if you don't follow them." -Baz Luhrman

"He who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints." -unknown

"Think for yourself, know what you're doing, and question authority." -Timothy Leary

"punk is a personal expression of uniqueness that comes from the experiences of growing up in touch with our human ability to reason and ask questions, punk is a movement that serves to refute social attitudes that have been perpetuated through willful ignorance of human nature. Punk is a process of questioning and commitment to understanding that results in self-progress, and through repetition, flowers into social evolution. Punk is a belief that this world is what we make of it, truth comes from our understanding of the way things are, not from the blind adherence to prescriptions about the way things should be. Punk is the constant struggle against fear of social repercussions." -Greg Graffin ("Punk Manifesto")

"Sometimes we get so caught up in wearing masks that we forget which one really belongs to us, for are we ever truly ourselves around others?" -unknown

"It's only after we've lost everything that we are free to do anything." -Fight Club

"One of the most generic questions that can be asked of any individual is also the most difficult. 'What kind of person are you?' and how does one possibly spin an adequate response to such an invasive query? You can answer with any number of traits: the type of music you listen to, your favorite color, the relative who inspired your current lifestyle. You can tell someone about the third grade talent show or you can wax poetic about your high school career. Maybe you mention your mom; maybe you speak of illness. But invariably, once the question is satisfied, you are not. Aren't you more than the sum total of your experiences, mistakes, ruptured relationships, and broken dreams? Aren't you undefinable?" -unknown

"You are not special. Your are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else." -Fight Club

"There is no such thing as a weird individual, just some that require a little more understanding." -unknown

"We're like actors, turned loose in this world to wander in search of a phantom, endlessly searching for a half-formed shadow of our lost reality. When others demand that we become the person they want us to be, they force us to destroy the person we really are. It's a subtle kind of murder. The most loving parents and relatives commit this murder with smiles on their faces." -Jim Morrison

"Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence." -Henrik Tikkanen

"Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves, for we shall never cease to be amused." -unknown

"Why try and fit in when you were made to stand out?" -unknown

"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently." -Nietzsche

"I am like a puzzle piece; try to change me and I won't fit." -unknown

"I'd rather be mad with truth than sane with lies" -Bertrand Russell

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