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Quotations About / On: IDENTITY

  • 1.
    An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.
    (James Baldwin (1924-1987), U.S. author. "No Name in the Street," The Price Of The Ticket (1972, repr. 1985).)
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  • 2.
    Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth.
    (Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Astral America," America (1986, trans. 1988).)
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  • 3.
    All that remains is the mad desire for present identity through a woman.
    (Max Frisch (1911-1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Montauk, Suhrkamp (1975). Montauk, pp. 95-96, trans. by Geoffrey Skelton, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1976). Frisch's autobiographical musings about aging.)
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  • 4.
    The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.
    (Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, XX.)
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  • 5.
    All personal, psychological, social, and institutionalized domination on this earth can be traced back to its source: the phallic identities of men.
    (Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946), U.S. feminist critic. Speech, March 1, 1975, at State University of New York, Stony Brook. "The Rape Atrocity and the Boy Next Door," ch. 4, published in Our Blood (1976).)
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  • 6.
    When I quit working, I lost all sense of identity in about fifteen minutes.
    (Paige Rense (b. 1929), U.S. author and editor. As quoted in the New York Times, p. 37 (February 21, 1994). The writer and Architectural Digest editor was recalling her brief period of being a housewife.)
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  • 7.
    Science is nothing but the finding of analogy, identity, in the most remote parts.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Oration, August 31, 1837, delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts. "The American Scholar," repr. In Emerson: Essays and Lectures, ed. Joel Porte (1983).)
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  • 8.
    Body and soul, Black America reveals the extreme questions of contemporary life, questions of freedom and identity: How can I be who I am?
    (June Jordan (b. 1939), U.S. poet, civil rights activist. essay originally published in Evergreen Review (New York, Oct. 1969). Black Studies: Bringing Back The Person, Moving Towards Home: Political Essays (1989).)
  • 9.
    A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish novelist, essayist, poet. "An Apology for Idlers," Virginibus Puerisque (1881).)
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  • 10.
    Having an identity at work separate from an identity at home means that the work role can help absorb some of the emotional shock of domestic distress. Even a mediocre performance at the office can help a person repair self-esteem damaged in domestic battles.
    (Faye J. Crosby (20th century), U.S. professor. Juggling, ch. 4 (1991).)
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