223 Inspiring Quotes about Identity

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Identity quotes

…in the midst of the tumult, part ecstasy and part panic, into which all first-time mothers are thrown by sleep deprivation and headlong identity realignment.

— Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

Our identity has already been chosen for us; but it is up to us to accept it, or fight and change it.

— Afnan Ahmad Mia

This is the secret of life: the self lives only by dying, finds its identity (and its happiness) only by self-forgetfulness, self-giving, self-sacrifice, and agape love.

— Peter Kreeft, Jesus-Shock

Without reserve, I can say that my entire identity is in the books I write.

— Elena Ferrante

When you accept the fact that your true identity includes being an overcomer, you will never settle for less than a miracle.

— Craig Groeschel, Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are

To struggle to do means to fail to see. Doing spontaneously is directly related to perceiving and realising the integrity of your individual identity and value. Doing follows conclusion. I am, therefore I can!

— François Du Toit, God Believes in You

People try to build their identity around external things such as appearance and the clothes at the expense of neglecting the inner values of who they really are

— Sunday Adelaja

And all these things she always counted on to revisit, they made up a map, the map of a true home. It was the only place where she felt she had an identity and a history behind her.

— Effrosyni Moschoudi, The Lady of the Pier – The Ebb

The dictionary says my identity should be all about being separate or distinct, and yet it feels like it is so wrapped up in others.

— Mary E. Pearson, The Adoration of Jenna Fox

No matter how ill we may be nor how low we may have fallen we should not change identity with any other person.

— Samuel Butler

From a young age, I was rubbing elbows with a very different kind of person and social class, and I felt a lot of tension and conflict in my identity because of that.

— David Lindsay-Abaire

Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.

— Woodrow Wilson

If you can tag every Pakistani men as terrorists, you can definitely tag every Indian men as rapists… That’s how the minority make an identity for the nation.

— Gayathri Jayakumar

The journey of a human is not only to expand its illusory personality of his mind, in the external world, but to realize himself beyond the identity of the mind and see the truth behind the formation of life within.

— Roshan Sharma

For me, every book is an individual with its own identity and has to be nurtured and taken care of, so that it may survive for a longer period.

— Anurag Shourie, Half A Shadow

Your identity should not be fully defined by what you do, by being a manager, a wife, a mother of children or a computer programmer

— Sunday Adelaja

Materialism is an identity crisis.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

You love your child for who the child is, not as an extension of your identity or as an example of your good parenting or even as a companion.

— Robert Fritz, The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life

He was sorry for himself as well, for he was doomed to find life and identity in death letters.

— Mahesh Poudyal, Hulaki

The question of identity is a question involving the most profound panic—a terror as primary as the nightmare of the mortal fall.

— James Baldwin, The Devil Finds Work

The American identity has never been a singular one and the voices of poets invariably sing, in addition to their own, the voices of those around them.

— Aberjhani, The American Poet Who Went Home Again

Israeli independence – what we Arabs call al-Naqba, ‘The Catastrophe’ – it created Palestinian identity more than anything else.

— Sayed Kashua

Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.

— Camille Paglia

Our finger print represents our unique identity and individuality.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

He cements his existence in an echo of time, but the journey demands him to change. He cannot see; his identity is a mask. Nothing in this world stays the same. The path unveils our identity. Our identity is not created but revealed.

— RJ Blizzard

Those words . . . national and portrait. They were both to do with identity: the identity of a culture (place, language and history), the identity of an individual human being as an object for mimetic representation.

— A.S. Byatt, The Virgin in the Garden

To find your true identity within the will of Tze Yo Tzuh…that is the highest of all freedoms.

— Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese

We huddle tightly together as cowards, protecting the ranks of our false collective identity from “less-human” intruders, when the only obvious and sane truth is that we are all the same human beings.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Discovering your identity is the key to fulfilling your destiny

— Sunday Adelaja

Lyndon Johnson realized he really was President, that his identity had changed by President Kennedy’s shocking death, when aides who had been like family to him minutes before, stood in his presence on Air Force One.

— Nancy Gibbs, The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity

Increasingly, I’m coming to believe that fear is at the heart of all sin and disaffection. Fear that God will not be enough for us; fear that the identity we’ve been given is somehow incomplete.

— Jonathan Martin, Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think?

Gender identity is our internal response to a social construction that attempts to make a connection between a person’s biological makeup and their eventual role in society.

— Sam Killermann, The Social Justice Advocate’s Handbook: A Guide to Gender

I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring.

— Tila Tequila

Gay male and lesbian culture is obsessed with purity of identity as the only basis for figuring out who you can trust or dance with. -Pat Califia

— Carol Queen, PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality

There was no United States before slavery. I am sure somebody can make some sort of argument about modern French identity and slavery and North Africa, but there simply is no American history before black people.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates

Illumination is remembering your identity as the eternal spirit and energy that animates all that is.

— Raphael Zernoff, I Am

Living on borders and in margins, keeping intact one’s shifting and multiple identity and integrity, is like trying to swim in a new element, an ‘alien’ element.

— Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

I did imitations of anyone who came to my parents’ house, and that was my identity at school – if there were ten minutes to lunch, and the teacher was done with the lesson, he’d say, ‘Okay, Leo, get up there and do something.’

— Leonardo DiCaprio

…when different identity states convey contradictory information and then have amnesia for what the other identity states said, the patient may be thought to be lying. This can appear to be characterological mendacity when it is not.

— Elizabeth F. Howell, Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Relational Approach

Just as the sea is an open and ever flowing reality, so should our oceanic identity transcend all forms of insularity, to become one that is openly searching, inventive, and welcoming.

— Epeli Hauʻofa, We Are the Ocean: Selected Works

…at some point we must achieve our identity -we can’t be always in adolescence seeking who we are…

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

I had no doubt that I could do something, but what, and how? I had no contacts and I believed in nothing. And the obsession with my identity which I had developed in the factory hospital returned with a vengeance. Who was I, how had I come to be?

— Ralph Ellison

Your personal identity very much depends on the experience of the present moment and as the experience changes, your identity too change with it.

— Roshan Sharma

To ‘kill time’ is a case of mistaken identity — you have mistaken the victim for the perp.

— Oran Kangas

I was a slave to my own darkness, believing in my false created, thought-identified identity so much that it forged what felt like a wasteland of a reality.

— Andrew Kendall, The Dark Dictionary: A Guide to Help Eradicate Your Darkness, Restore Your Light, and Redefine Your Life.

I have some idea of the pressure of finding your own identity with a famous father.

— Michael Douglas

Your real personality identity is not an option, it is the foundation for your happiness and health.

— Diana Dentinger, Modus Vivendi: Your Life Your Way

Information sharing produces shared awareness among the participants, and collaborative production relies on shared creation, but collective action creates shared responsibility, by tying the user’s identity to the identity of the group.

— Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

If we, as mothers, are not careful we can begin to find our identity in our children and their behavior

— Sue Detweiler, 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom: Replacing My Worst with God’s Best

The more fucked up you are, the more I like you. As long as you’ve managed to hold onto your identity through all the shit, then it won’t matter how twisted you are. I will love you more for it.

— Ashly Lorenzana

Your identity is firmly anchored in Christ’s accomplishment, not yours; his strength, not yours; his performance, not yours; his victory, not yours.

— Tullian Tchividjian

Spiritual awakening is an identity shift. You are God!

— Erin Fall Haskell

Families are like little villages. You know where everything is, you know how everything works, your identity is fixed, and you can’t really leave, or connect with anything or anybody outside, until your physically no longer there.

— Kim Gordon, Girl in a Band

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.

— Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me–they, and the love and loyaty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.

— Veronica Roth, Allegiant

I believe that true identity is found . . . in creative activity springing from within. It is found, paradoxically, when one loses oneself. Woman can best refind herself in some kind of creative activity of her own.

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The survival of the West depends on Americans reaffirming their Western identity and Westerners accepting their civilization as unique not universal and uniting to renew and preserve it against challenges from non-Western societies.

— Samuel Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations?

The highest religion of human is the identity for which he is living rest is either one of the path or unnecessary fight.

— Ankit Samrat

Unless you realize yourself beyond the identity of the mind, you cannot become free from life.

— Roshan Sharma

Human evolution relies on cooperation, which is why identity politics feels so backward.

— Greg Gutfeld

American cinema tends to express a patriotic relationship to national identity on a regular basis.

— Tom Hooper

Kids don’t care about rock and roll as much as they used to, as the other generations have. It’s already turned into nothing but a fashion statement and an identity for kids to use as a tool for them to fuck and have a social life.

— Kurt Cobain

Right after ‘Raymond’ I had a world-is-my-oyster attitude, but I found out I don’t like oysters. I had this existential emptiness. ‘What is my purpose? Who am I?’ I had a big identity crisis.

— Ray Romano

You can be a French Canadian or an English Canadian but not a Canadian. We know how to live without an identity and this is one of our marvellous resources.

— Marshall McLuhan

[M]y discovering my own identity doesn’t mean that I work it out in isolation, but that I negotiate it through dialogue, partly overt, partly internal, with others.

— Charles Taylor, Multiculturalism

Your purpose is your identity focus your energy on great purposes.

— Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

Basing your identity on sexuality is like building a house on a foundation of pudding. – D. Travers Scott

— Carol Queen, PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality

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.

— Carl Schurz

Our identity rests in God’s relentless tenderness for us revealed in Jesus Christ.

— Brennan Manning, Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

The core of PR ((public relations) is strongest where our identity and value relationships are built through sharing and caring interactions, not sold through marketing pitches asking directly for transactions.” ~ @Tracey007Bond

— Tracey Bond

While America will always, I think, feel foreign to me, New York City is my home. This is where I can construct my own identity freely and reject labels imposed on me.

— Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

A socialist must be ‘class-conscious’, recognizing his identity as a member of the working class and understanding his interests as permanently against those of the master class.

— Robert Barltrop

We are therefore constantly on the road, straying from one mental image to the next, and identify with these images, and derive our identity from the images.

— Frank Wanderer

Our identity as Christians is a purpose-driven life

— Sunday Adelaja

Our identity should be about what sphere of life we ought to bring to light as Christians

— Sunday Adelaja

Yes, your home is your castle, but it is also your identity and your possibility to be open to others.

— David Soul

He threw himself to his knees at the stone and tore his damning testimony from the pages of its testament. He held the only evidence of his identity in his hand and in one motion of forfeit and justice he cast it into the fire.

— Wyatt Michael, Revenge of the Wolf

Don’t get hooked on taking identity in illness and diagnosis, there is only a body in balance or a body out of balance. Get your body balanced.

— Nina Leavins

When your identity switch from the personal identity to the eternal self, no fear of death or karmic bondage arise in you.

— Roshan Sharma

All women, and men of color – we were owned like tables and chairs. We spent a hundred years getting a legal identity as human beings. That’s a big thing.

— Gloria Steinem

The weakness in traditional Scottish nationalism lay in its own inability to grasp that identity could not be the only factor in the march to independence.

— Tariq Ali

It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.

— Shannon L. Alder

My identity is not it, which given by the community. my identity is my natural mask.

— MH Mahdi

Italy advocates the adoption of a legal instrument on cultural diversity, guaranteeing every country the protection of its own historical identity and the uniqueness of its physical and intangible cultural heritage.

— Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Authenticity is the seed of your identity and you can’t go wrong with it in life.

— Euginia Herlihy

When you make the effort to speak someone else’s language, even if it’s just basic phrases here and there, you are saying to them, “I understand that you have a culture and identity that exists beyond me. I see you as a human being.

— Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Transformation is something that obsesses me. What is the soul? Is there a difference between something like a soul and something like a self? Is our identity something we construct, or is it organic and natural? There are all kinds of theories.

— Christopher Barzak

Your identity is no more than the memory of your mind, and the time you learn to consciously look into your memories of the past, the first time you realize that nowhere you exist in your mind.

— Roshan Sharma

When we do not know our true identity as powerful creators, we are susceptible to being used and manipulated.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. We worship self-indulgence & consumption.

— Auliq Ice

Many Muslims put their Islamic faith ahead of their national identity and forbid preachers from other religions from coming into their countries to convert their young. Apostasy is treason to Allah. Heresy has no rights.

— Pat Buchanan

Your identity doesn’t come from your address.

— Denise Hunter, A December Bride

Viral videos aren’t just about being funny. They’re about identity creation.

— Ricky Van Veen

Through Christ we have a new identity–we should not be speaking to our old man, the sinner, and giving him his identity back.

— Eric Samuel Timm, Static Jedi: The Art of Hearing God Through the Noise

Stop taking identity in illness and start taking identity in wellness

— Nina Leavins

My family are observant Muslims, but I’ve come to the faith through an intellectual conviction, and that’s something that they’ve taught me. It’s never been forced upon me. They’ve given me a very strong identity as an Australian Muslim.

— Randa Abdel-Fattah

Your identity depends on your heart’s ability to excuse not on the power or the money you own.

— Bharath Mamidoju

My relationship with my mother trapped me in the identity of a child.

— Aspen Matis, Girl in the Woods: A Memoir

The act of claiming an identity can be transformational. It can provide healing and empowerment. It can weld solidarity within a community. And, perhaps most importantly, it can diminish power from an oppressor, a dominant group.

— Simon Tam

Violence is the quest for identity. When identity disappears with technological innovation violence is the natural recourse.

— Marshall McLuhan

Lydon Johnson realized he really was President, that his identity had changed by President Kennedy’s shocking death, when aides who had been like family to him minutes before, stood in his presence on Air Force One.

— Nancy Gibbs, The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity

Yoga practices shift our identity away from the ego-personality and its struggles so that we can begin to reconnect with the essential nature of our being, which is bliss.

— Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul

Foisting an identity on people rather than allowing them the freedom and space to create their own is shady.

— Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

Somewhere along the way I feel as though I lost my identity and its not like losing a passport it feels more like losing someone so dear to your heart that it pains you everyday to be so unsure if you’ll ever see them again or not

— Donal O’Callaghan

It is this outer reach of existential abnegation – the moment where subjective identity deserts itself and becomes enslaved without consciousness of its subjugated condition – that Mirbeau consistently sought to decry with horror.

— Emily Apter

Frankly, I believe that identity is what’s inside us.

— Theo Coster, We All Wore Stars: Memories of Anne Frank from Her Classmates

Love is the grounding of our existence as humans and is the basic emotioning in our systemic identity as human beings.

— Humberto R. Maturana

There are varieties of life unknown to you.Their whole identity is: you can’t find out.

— Dan Chiasson, Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon: Poems

A worshiping community should be the fountain from which life flows and the ocean into which your efforts are merged. That is where identity is defined, refined, and consolidated and where continuity remains.

— Ravi Zacharias, I, Isaac, Take Thee, Rebekah: Moving from Romance to Lasting Love

I’m the foe of moderation the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle “I’d rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.”

— Tallulah Bankhead

Where you are is who you are. The further inside you the place moves, the more your identity is intertwined with it. Never casual, the choice of place is the choice of something you crave.

— Frances Mayes, Under the Tuscan Sun

A woman will always be insecure if she attaches her identity and sense of worth to the amount of male attention she gets.

— Anupama Garg

Human beings *do* metamorphose. They change their identity constantly. However, each new identity thrives on the delusion that it was always in possession of the body it has just conquered.

— Orson Scott Card, Xenocide

We no longer find our identity or value in having the right theology or being a part of the right denomination.

— Brandan Roberston, Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

To the militant, identity is everything.

— Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

Even though every identity marker I have can be taken from me, the grace and peace of the Trinity overflows into the life of the believer.

— Matt Chandler

I’ve always thought the best songs come though us not from us…. They gave me life, they gave me an identity and I gave them my tears, my heart, and my truth.

— Carole Bayer Sager, They’re Playing Our Song

You discover your identity and purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

Minority conservatives hold a special place of gutter contempt in the minds of unhinged liberals, who can never accept the radical concept of a person of color rejecting identity politics.

— Michelle Malkin

Femininity itself has become a brand, a narrow and shrinking formula of commoditised identity which can be sold back to women who have become alienated from their own power as living, loving, labouring beings.

— Laurie Penny, Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism

Americans share an affinity to establish a distinctive identity and know one’s self in a physiological, psychological, and spiritual sense, and we strive to attain self-actualization, self-realization, and/or bliss.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

A Trade Mark is a company’s persona and identity in the marketplace

— Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

Our identity is like that of an onion; with each experience we endure, a layer is peeled away, finally revealing who we really are at the core.

— Afnan Ahmad Mia

Keep your identity small.

— Paul Graham

Your values define who you truly are. Your true identity is the sum total of your values.

— Assegid Habtewold, The 9 Cardinal Building Blocks: For Continued Success in Leadership

Whisper to the flashing water your real name, write your signature in the sand, and shout your identity to the sky until it answers to you in thunder.

— Christopher John Farley, Kingston by Starlight

You will need to verify your identity with a sacrifice.””Didn’t you ever hear of retina scans? Maybe fingerprints? Something less invasive?

— J.T. Bock, A Surefire Way

If I came to your town and asked any person on the street, “Which church should I go to if I want to get involved in helping the poor or homeless in this community?” would your church be the first one mentioned? Make this identity your goal.

— Dillon Burroughs, Faith Acts: A Provocative Call to Live What You Believe

You are more that the identity your mind creates.

— Steven Redhead, Unleash The Power of Your Heart and Mind

The most important things to be acquired for freedom and democracy, are identity and dignity.

— King Michael of Romania

Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity.

— Robert Trout

Hate crimes are different from other crimes. They strike at the heart of one’s identity – they strike at our sense of self, our sense of belonging. The end result is loss – loss of trust, loss of dignity, and in the worst case, loss of life.

— James Comey

The first holy truth in God 101 is that men and women of true faith have always had to accept the mystery of God’s identity and love and ways. I hate that, but it’s the truth.

— Anne Lamott

Most urgently, women’s identity must be premised upon our “beauty” so that we will remain vulnerable to outside approval, carrying the vital sensitive organ of self-esteem exposed to the air.

— Naomi Wolf

Don’t worry about wanting to change; start worrying when you don’t feel like changing anymore. And in the meantime, enjoy every version of yourself you ever meet, because not everybody who discovers their true identity likes what they find.

— Antony John, Five Flavors of Dumb

Dear GIRLS your very own identity is more important than a marriage certificate.

— Amit Abraham

I would like”, she resumed, “to see the world more innocently again, more impersonally, but I have no idea how to achieve this, other than by going somewhere completely unknown where I have no identity and no associations.

— Rachel Cusk, Outline

When we own our beliefs, we have clear boundaries. We know what we believe and we know what others believe. There is no confusion. Our identity is strong to us and everyone else.

— Patty Houser, A Woman’s Guide to Knowing What You Believe: How to Love God With Your Heart and Your Mind

We hear a lot about identity theft when someone takes your wallet and pretends to be you and uses your credit cards. But the more serious identity theft is to get swallowed up in other people’s definition of you.

— Stephen R. Covey, The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems

Theological discourse can be, in and of itself, a form of identity and solidarity.

— Namsoon Kang, Cosmopolitan Theology: Reconstituting Planetary Hospitality, Neighbor-Love, and Solidarity in an Uneven World

As problems like identity theft become more prevalent, now more than ever, Americans need to take their financial health seriously – and this information is of the utmost importance.

— Ruben Hinojosa

…the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whaterver form. Both are illusions.

— Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

No one knows who they are more than someone who changes their identity (before I became a farmer, I was a leadership coach).

— M.C. Humphreys

After the first establishment of identity there comes the imperative need to lose this new-found sense of separateness and to belong to something larger and more powerful than the weak, lonely self. The sense of moral isolation is intolerable to us.

— Carson McCullers, The Mortgaged Heart: Selected Writings

A compulsive external search only leads us to the interpretation of another’s path. True identity and sustained harmony can only be achieved by turning inward, and it is there that you will find every answer that you need to step into enlightenment

— Gary Hopkins

Without dignity, identity is erased. In its absence, men are defined not by themselves, but by their captors and the circumstances in which they are forced to live.

— Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Let a clear understanding of your identity In Christ shed light on all the ways you can live out your purpose.

— Elizabeth George

No doubt the female self and the male self can be as useful as any other social identity in the right circumstances. But flexible, context-sensitive, and useful is not the same as “hardwired”.

— Cordelia Fine, Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

My former identity was lying around, somewhere, fragmented and buried, like shards from an earlier civilization.

— Laurie Nadel, Dancing with the Wind: A True Story of Zen in the Art of Windsurfing

The identity of the Filipino today is of a person asking what is his identity.

— Nick Joaquín, Culture and History

You realize your true identity as consciousness itself, rather than what consciousness has identified with. That’s the peace of God. The ultimate truth of who you are is not I am this or I am that, but I Am.

— Eckhart Tolle

It is never long before identity is reduced to loyalty.

— Leon Wieseltier, Against Identity

BELLADONNA, n. In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.

— Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary

Look out from within and observe the words, actions, reactions, and feelings that evolve from you. Release the identity with what you have observed if it creates tension and stress. Surely you will dissolve into effortless being that way.

— Franklin Gillette, Compatibility: The Code of Harmony for Love and Unity

Their willingness to help others is arguably the single most important trait that defines them as Newfoundlanders. Today, it is an identity they cling to, in part, because it is something that cannot be taken away from them.

— Jim DeFede, The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

Your Personal identity created by the experiences of the past, simply floats on the awareness field of the mind, while all the important tasks of life, is performed by the subtle strings of the spirit.

— Roshan Sharma

Understanding and developing your true identity gives you intrinsic value and should impact your focus

— Sunday Adelaja

When we remember our identity in Christ, it changes the way we see these relationships because we no longer base our worth on the approval of others but the approval we have already received from our Father through the work of His son.

— Amy E. Spiegel, Letting Go of Perfect: Women, Expectations, and Authenticity

My identity is linked to my grandmother, who’s pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get. And that shaped my imagination. So that’s how I identify.

— Jessica Hagedorn

I am not the number or beautiful face on your black board as you want to give identity to me ! I am me . I am my identity .

— litymunshi

It is one thing to understand the gospel but is quite another to experience the gospel in such a way that it fundamentally changes us and becomes the source of our identity and security.

— J.D. Greear, Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary

We usually don’t realize the thing that is defining our identity until that thing is taken away.

— Tim Hiller, Strive: Life is Short, Pursue What Matters

Young men list music as their focus and means of identity — before sport, before TV, before cinema — while women cite fashion as most important, with music an ambivalent second.

— Lucy O’Brien, She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop & Soul

Knowing a person’s true identity – it feels wonderful & painful at the same time. It feels wonderful because you will know a lot more about him. It feels painful because you only have one choice, it is “acceptance”.

— Jan

Without dignity, identity is erased.

— Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

So also in a marriage or in helping a teenager through a difficult identity crisis—there is no quick fix, where you can just move in and make everything right with a positive mental attitude and a bunch of success formulas.

— Stephen Covey

The attitude and identity that we want to play with doesn’t change.

— Dan Quinn

I’m learning how to keep my identity and personal life sacred. It’s a matter of knowing my limits. I don’t have to give everything that’s asked of me.

— Mary Lambert

There are bald patches, like Daddy’s head, on the pebble-dash, higher up than last year. I have picked off the stones. (I was a graffiti artist. No words, no pictures. The trace of identity marked in spaces.

— Suzy Davies, Johari’s Window

For the things in the chair, perfect to the last, subtle detail of microscopic resemblance – or identity – were the face and hands of Henry Wentworth Akeley.

— H.P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness: Collected Stories Volume 1

Berlin is all about volatility. Its identity is based not on stability but on change.

— Rory MacLean

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one’s identity as a being of worth and dignity.

— Rollo May

Our identity is affected less and less by what we produce and more and more by what we consume.

— Pete Sanders, Politicizing the Person-Centred Approach: An Agenda for Social Change

I took three years off. I differentiated myself from the industry. Found my identity – sort of… I haven’t graduated yet. I’m not legitimately educated yet, but maybe one day.

— Claire Danes

Because we are invited to be part of God’s new creation now, we seek to embody the identity we have been given in Christ. . . . We engage in mission to establish friendships that lead to the formation of a new people in the world.

— Emmanuel Katongole, Mirror to the Church: Resurrecting Faith After Genocide in Rwanda

Your identity is not in who you can be. It is in who you always have been

— Ricky Maye

Our supreme purpose here is to discard our false identity and realize the Atman within.

— Bert McCoy

We do not behave out of our identity, we behave out of our understanding of our identity in Christ.

— Shelley Hendrix, On Purpose for a Purpose

My mother agreed to aid my abuse of alcohol but only if I promised never to tell my newly converted Mormon sister, whose identity I had stolen.

— Chelsea Handler, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

In order not to be captured in a trap of depression at the latter end of your life, you should properly assess yourself, rightly understand your identity and realize that you are not the same as your appearance

— Sunday Adelaja

National identity is the last bastion of the dispossessed. But the meaning of identity is now based on hatred, on hatred for those who are not the same.

— Umberto Eco, The Prague Cemetery

A newcomer could ascertain the identity of a town’s true leaders – which storekeeper was respected, which farmer was listened to other farmers – only through endless hours of subtle probing of reticent men.

— Robert A. Caro, The Path to Power

Soon the grizzly was joined by a brown bear, a sun bear, and a beaver suffering from an identity crisis of magnificent proportion

— Cameron Dokey, Sunlight and Shadow: A Retelling of The Magic Flute

When people live in abnormality for too long, the abnormal becomes normal and eventually, identity is lost

— Kudakwashe Mazendame

Transformation of the self are related to where you are, and identity Is dependent on others.

— Siri Hustvedt, A Plea for Eros: Essays

Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.

— Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game

Ladies, no matter how hard you try, a man will never complete you. Only God can. And if you don’t know your identity in Him, you’ll be lost forever.

— Deborah N. Kabwang, Secrets Buried in the Soul

2017 may have been that year when identity politics hit a brick wall – and slumped limply on the pavement.

— Greg Gutfeld

Our identity in the world is like a wave from the Ocean.

— Kishore Bansal

When your identity is found in Christ, your identity never changes. You are always a child of God.

— Tim Tebow

If you enjoy sex or explore aspects of your sexual identity using technology, that experience should belong to you. Only you should get to decide whether it was a good or bad thing to do.

— Violet Blue, The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy

Our vocation is not simply to be, but to work together with God in the creation of our own life, our own identity, our own destiny….To work out our identity in God.

— Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation

The structure of our identity determines how we show up as a leader, how we deploy ourselves into circumstances.

— William A. Adams, Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results

An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.

— James Baldwin

In our production-oriented society, being busy, having an occupation, has become one of the main ways, if not the main way, of identifying ourselves. Without an occupation, not just our economic security but our very identity is endangered.

— Henri Nouwen

We no longer find out identity or value in having the right theology or being a part of the right denomination.

— Brandan Roberston, Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

No matter the nature of your individuality, you can nurture a better identity and have a mature positively rewarding life.

— Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Feed your child ideas of peace, harmony and compassion but at the same time give them courage to defend their identity and dignity.

— Abhijit Naskar, Human Making is Our Mission: A Treatise on Parenting

In seasons of hiddenness our sense of value is disrupted, stripped of what “others” affirmed us to be. In this season God intends to give us an unshakable identity in Him, that no amount of adoration nor rejection can alter.

— Alicia Britt Chole, Anonymous: Jesus’ Hidden Years … and Yours

In short, superheroes balance the forces of light and dark, rage and serenity, and the sacred and the profane within themselves and from it forge an identity that is powerful and purposeful.

— Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes: Harnessing Our Power to Change the World

Power is the gem of necessity. Without observing power, identity remains undiscovered.

— Lionel Suggs

The building’s identity resided in the ornament.

— Louis Sullivan

In classical times, it was a capital offense to speculate upon the hour of a king’s death or upon the identity of his successor.

— Gore Vidal

Literature is that neuter, that composite, that oblique into which every subject escapes, the trap where all identity is lost, beginning with the very identity of the body that writes.

— Roland Barthes, The Death of the Author

An external locus of identity is unhealthy and yet the very thing that social media encourages in those with low self-esteem.

— Sam Owen, 500 Relationships And Life Quotes: Bite-Sized Advice For Busy People

What is it that unites, on the left of British politics, George Orwell, Billy Bragg, Gordon Brown and myself? An understanding that identity and a sense of belonging need to be linked to our commitment to nationhood and a modern form of patriotism.

— David Blunkett

If the mystery of the Trinity is the template of all reality, what we have in the Trinitarian God is the perfect balance between union and differentiation, autonomy and mutuality, identity and community.

— Richard Rohr, Adam’s Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation

These days only a guerrilla or a box man would want to cover up his identity to the extent of refusing the convenience of instalment buying. But I am that box man. A representative of anti-instalmentism.

— Kōbō Abe, The Box Man

My identity and my security are not in my spiritual progress. My identity and my security are in God’s acceptance of me given as a gift in Christ.

— J.D. Greear, Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary

I’ll never suppress my identity — that’s like filing away your fingerprints so the money can slide into your pockets easier.

— Jonathan Heatt

When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It’s like death.

— Dennis Quaid

When you live with a potentially life-threatening condition you get used to the thought of dying. You accept it, you push on. The thing that scared me was the picture of dying slowly and painfully, the loss of independence and identity to illness.

— Josh Lanyon, Fatal Shadows / A Dangerous Thing

A sense of his own identity came upon him with sudden force, and he felt the power of it. He was himself, and he knew what he had been.

— John Williams

One’s identity derives not from one’s nation or blood but from the language one uses.

— Minae Mizumura, The Fall of Language in the Age of English

Throwing your heart into something is great, but when any one thing becomes all that you stand for, you’re vulnerable to an identity crisis when you pivot to a Plan B.

— Reid Hoffman, The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.

— Sallust

Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.

— Brennan Manning, Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

My culture is my identity and personality. It gives me spiritual, intellectual and Emotional distinction from others, and I am proud of it.

— M.F. Moonzajer

The most difficult thing a failure can do is accept his identity or status

— Nathanael Kanyinga

By and large, the critics and readers gave me an affirmed sense of my identity as a writer. You might know this within yourself, but to have it affirmed by others is of utmost importance. Writing is, after all, a form of communication.

— Ralph Ellison

Dutton, the home of Winnie the Pooh, would find a second identity as a home for gay fiction.

— Christopher Bram, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America

The root of identity crises: we seem to know a lot about ourselves, but we can’t tell who we are. Realize your self!

— Stefan Emunds

Unfortunately, people seldom think about the purpose they were uniquely designed to fulfil and don’t ask question of who they are or what their identity is

— Sunday Adelaja