Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
Truman Capote


More Self Quotes

One is considered the best yogi who regards every being like oneself, and who can feel the pain and pleasures of others as one's own.
Bhagavad Gita

The French always had a healthy self-confidence. When they spoke of a 'grande nation' it was not dangerous. De Gaulle could say on Martinique: 'Behind me is the ocean. In front of me is France.'
Anselm Kiefer

The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances.
Christopher McCandless

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.
Mark Twain

Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.
Haruki Murakami

I think God has a sense of humor, and the way my lessons come from God is very funny. I have to laugh at myself even if it's a tough lesson.
Yvette Nicole Brown

The perception of 'I' is associated with a form, maybe the body. There should be nothing associated with the pure Self. The Self is the unassociated, pure reality, in whose light the body and the ego shine. On stilling all thoughts the pure consciousness remains.
Ramana Maharshi

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
Maya Angelou

The low points I had all helped make up my character, so I probably wouldn't want to do away with them because I like being flawed and I like having them help me grow and change and become better and stronger.
Drew Barrymore

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
Mohandas Gandhi


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