You can't change what people are, without destroying who they were.Character, Change0
Follow your instincts and do not let other people's opinion of you become your opinion of yourself.Character, Self-Confidence0
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.Character, Popularity0
A musician should only sound like what they do, and no two musicians sound the same. It's an individual-feel thing, you know?Music, Character0
A label doesn't make something so. A label is just a word. It's what a person does that makes them who they are.Character0
I've become so numb, I can't feel you there
Become so tired, so much more aware
I'm becoming this, all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you
It's fucked up how people get judged for being real, and how people get loved for being fake.Character0
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.Character, Self-Confidence0
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.Character, Self-Confidence0
Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.Character, Self-Confidence0
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.Character0
I'm not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I'm definitely an individual.Character0
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.Character, Change, Motivation, Positive Quotes0
The single most powerful thing I can be is to be myself.Character, Self-Confidence0
You're a freak, but what? Do you wanna be normal? Do you wanna be just like everyone else?Character0
I understand what it's like to be different, I'm very different too.Character, Self-Confidence0
Beauty is subjective and should not be limited to only what we see on the outside.Beauty, Character0
You will be bitter in life, when you compare yourself with others. Run the race of life at your own pace.Character, Self-Confidence0
And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.Character0
The things that make me different are the things that make me.Character, Self-Confidence, Children's Books0
Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.Character, Decisions0
Now we all have a great need for acceptance, but you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own, even though others may think them odd or unpopular, even though the herd may go, "that's baaaaad." Robert Frost said, "Two roads diverged in the wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."Character0
No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.Character0
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!Character, Self-Confidence0
Recently I was driving my daughter to school and she said to me: 'Mama, I'm the ugliest girl I know. I look like a boy with long hair.' And my brain went to 'Oh my god, you're six. Where is this coming from? Who said this? Can I kick a sex-year-old's ass?' But I didn't say anything and instead I went home and I made a PowerPoint presentation for her and in that presentation were androgynous rock stars and artists that live their truth, are probably made fun of every day of their life and carry on and wave their flag and inspire the rest of us. And these are artists like Michael Jackson and David Bowie and Freddie Mercury and Annie Lennox and Prince and Janis Joplin and George Michael, Elton John. So many artists, her eyes glazed over. But then I said, 'I really want to know why you feel this way about yourself?' And she said 'Well, I look like a boy.' I said, 'What do you think I look like?' And she said, 'You're beautiful.' And I was like, 'Well, thanks!' But I said, 'When people make fun of me, that's what they use. They say that I look like a boy, or I'm too masculine or I have too many opinions, my body is too strong. Do you see me growing my hair?' She said, 'No, Mama.' I said, 'Do you see me changing my body?'
'Do you see me changing the way I present myself to the world?'
'Do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?'
So baby-girl, we don't change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl and we help other people to change, so that they can see more kinds of beauty. And to all the artists here, I'm so inspired by all of you. Thank you for being your true selves and for lighting the way for us. I'm so inspired by you guys. There's so much rad happening right now in music. Keep doing it. Keep shining for the rest of us to see. And you, my darling girl, are beautiful and I love you.
We can be only who we are; no more, no less.Character0
Unknown: 'I want to be like you.'
Marilyn Manson: 'If you want to be like me, be yourself!'
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.Character, Appearance, Morality0
I may not be the prettiest, smartest or strongest. But at least I'm me and I don't pretend to be someone I'm not meant to be.Character, Self-Confidence0
It is not easy to be different, and even less so to be unique.Character0
It's better to be hated for the person you are, than to be loved for the person you're not.Character, Self-Confidence0
I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness.Happiness, Character0
Everything I'm not, made me everything I amCharacter0
There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
'I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.'
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What's right for you - just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.
Underneath my outside face
There's a face that none can see.
A little less smiley,
A little less sure,
But a whole lot more like me.
She had blue skin,
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through,
Then passed right by-
And never knew.
Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.Character, Self-Confidence0
There's no sense in going out of your way, just to get somebody to like you.Character, Self-Confidence0
If people could see me the way I see myself - if they could live in my memories - would anyone love me?Character0
It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical. At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.Character, Innovation0
If you end up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.Character, Self-Confidence0
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.Character0
Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren't. Everybody has their own strengths and weknesses, and it is only when you accept everything you are - and aren't - that you will truly succeed.Character, Self-Confidence0
Don't change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.Character, Self-Confidence0
Someone will always be prettier.
Someone will always be smarter.
Someone will always be younger.
But they will never be you.