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Letter "I" » identities
«One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.»
Author: Franklin Thomas
, Human eye
, The Descendants
«Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge.»
«Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.»
Author: Mel Brooks
, Film Director
«Committing yourself is a way of finding out who you are. A man finds his identity by identifying. A man's identity is not best thought of as the way in which he is separated from his fellows but the way in which he is united with them.»
«I am interested in madness. I believe it is the biggest thing in the human race, and the most constant. How do you take away from a man his madness without also taking away his identity?»
«All personal, psychological, social, and institutionalized domination on this earth can be traced back to its source: the phallic identities of men.»
«Integrity simple means not violating one's own identity.»
«Identity would seem to be the garment with which one covers the nakedness of the self, in which case, it is best that the garment be loose, a little like the robes of the desert, through which one's nakedness can always be felt, and, sometimes, discerned.»
Author: James Arthur Baldwin
, the self
«A poet is the most unpoetical of anything in existence, because he has no identity - he is continually informing and filling some other body.»
«In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity»