Lately I've been thinking it would have been better to have just been by myself. That way, at least all of high school wouldn't be tinged with his memory.
—Sarah Dessen in Along for the Ride
You are a puppet, but in the hands of the infinite, which may be your own.
What's the actual identity, what's the actual inner person, is there even an inner self, is there any identity? Anybody's identity problem is the entire universe; it's as vast as the entire universe.
It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.
Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art.
You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
—Louise L. Hay in You Can Heal Your Life
Don't ever lose yourself in somebody else. It's hard to remember who you used to be if they disappear.
—S.L. Scott in The Resistance
Finding your passion isn't just about careers and money. It's about finding your authentic self. The one you've buried beneath other people's needs.
—Kristin Hannah in Distant Shores
There are some things you don't learn about yourself until you let someone else into the most intimate places of your heart.
—Kiera Cass in The Heir
Real love is selfless.
—Yvonne Woon in Dead Beautiful
Neither blame or praise yourself.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
Always choose yourself first. Women are very socialized to choose other people. If you put yourself first, it's this incredible path you can forge for yourself.
—Rebecca Traister in All the Single Ladies