It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.DecisionsAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
We can be only who we are; no more, no less.Terry Goodkind in Das Schwert der Wahrheit - Das erste Gesetz der Magie
I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself.Ambition, Self-ConfidenceAlbert Einstein
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
It's better to be hated for the person you are, than to be loved for the person you're not.Self-ConfidenceKurt Cobain
The things that make me different are the things that make me.Self-ConfidenceA.A. Milne in Winnie the Pooh
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.Self-ConfidenceUnknown
Don't change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.Self-ConfidenceUnknown
If people could see me the way I see myself - if they could live in my memories - would anyone love me?John Green in An Abundance of Katherines
If you are lucky enough to be different, don't ever change!Taylor Swift
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.Coco Chanel
It's f-cked up how people get judged for being real, and how people get loved for being fake.2Pac
Someone will always be prettier.
Someone will always be smarter.
Someone will always be younger.
But they will never be you.
Brian: "You're all individuals!"
People: "Yes, we're all individuals!"
Brian: "You're all different!"
People: "Yes, we are all different!"
Man: "I'm not."
It's better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you're not.HonestyMartin Luther King
It is not easy to be different, and even less so to be unique.Cassandra Clare in The Infernal Devices
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.
I wanted to run away that day, but you can't run away from your own feet.Self-Deception, FeetCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, by Flint Lockwood
If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.Maya Angelou
I might not know who I was yesterday or who I'm going to be tomorrow, but I know who I am right now.MomentsSabrina Carpenter
I stopped thinking the way other people think a long time ago, you gotta think like you think.Thinking, Self-ConfidenceRocky Balboa
I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.Marilyn Monroe
And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends
A good player knows how to win the game, a good character knows how to lose it, while smiling.Playing, Losing & DefeatUnknown
Being different isn't a bad thing. It means you're brave enough to be yourself.Self-ConfidenceLuna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
We don’t get to choose our own hearts. We can’t make ourselves want what’s good for us or what’s good for other people. We don’t get to choose the people we are.HeartDonna Tartt in The Goldfinch
Unknown: "I want to be like you."
Marilyn Manson: "If you want to be like me, be yourself!"
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.Self-ConfidenceUnknown
Everything I'm not, made me everything I amKanye West - Everything I Am, Album: Graduation
You were born an original, don't die a copy!Unknown
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...
The message I stress: to make it stop study your lessons
Don't settle for less - even the genius asks questions
Be grateful for blessings
Don't ever change, keep your essence
Each individual has got to look themselves in the mirror and try and see what they can do better. Period. Point blank.MotivationJason Kidd
To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.Solitude & Being AloneCharles Caleb Colton
My style statement is to be myself! Because if you try to imitate someone else, you will end up feeling uncomfortable.StyleShraddha Kapoor
Without daring to make enemies, you have no real friends in the end.Enemies & OpponentsMarie Fredriksson
No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.Craziness & WeirdnessThe Greatest Showman, by P.T. Barnum
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.Self-ConfidenceBruce Lee
You're a freak, but what? Do you wanna be normal? Do you wanna be just like everyone else?Jonathan Byers in Stranger Things, Season 2 Episode 1
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."ValuesDead Poets Society, by John Keating
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.
I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness.HappinessKanye West
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.