Quotes and Sayings about Individuality
"The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals; but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Age, Balance, Individuality, Morals, Nothing, Welfare)
"In the age of the individual's liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Age, Individuality, Question)
"The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation."
- Aharon Appelfeld
(Related: Civilization, Individuality, Voice, Writer)
"Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Freedom, Individuality, Punk, Sense)
"The old man, of whom we know how he has become what he is, is more of an individual than the young man; for it is only in the course of an eventful life that men are differentiated into full individuality."
- Erich Auerbach
(Related: Life, Men, Individuality, Man, Old)
"Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness."
- David Bohm
"What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?"
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Power, Genius, Individuality)
"Individuality or Unity? I say there's room for both."
- Brian Celio
(Related: Individuality, Unity)
"The artist makes things concrete and gives them individuality."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Artist, Individuality)
"No one should part with their individuality and become that of another."
- William Ellery Channing
"There was just this amazing individuality. It's just a whole different world of optimism and fearlessness, women taking off their bras and dancing around naked, and a political hopefulness and involvement."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Women, Optimism, Dancing, Individuality, World)
"Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Happiness, Action, Being, Freedom, Rights, Individuality, Liberty, Order)
"All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Character, Greatness, Existence, Individuality, Man, Mediocrity, Will)
"Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality."
- Richard Courant
(Related: Desire, Expression, Individuality, Intuition, Logic, Mathematics, Mind, Perfection, Reason, Will)
"To maintain one's individuality, integrity, and true personality in the theatre is a big task."
- Cyril Cusack
(Related: Individuality, Integrity, Personality, Theatre)
"Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine."
- Isak Dinesen
(Related: Age, Life, Business, Love, People, Individuality, Wine)
"I've never taken vocal lessons. My early trumpet training and a fortunate talent for singing has always been enough for me. In the case of rock singing, I've always felt it was better to remain a bit untrained to maintain your individuality."
- Ronnie James Dio
(Related: Talent, Individuality, Singing, Training)
"In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it."
- Robert Fripp
(Related: Quality, Identity, Individuality, Name, Present)
"I hope that what you take away from my album is not just the music - which I did want to be fun, and I did want it to be about individuality, but please also take away from it that there's no dream that's too big."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Music, Dream, Hope, Fun, Individuality, Want)
"Part of me looks at the gay movement now and worries that we're losing our individuality."
- Boy George
(Related: Gay, Individuality, Losing, Now)
"Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Existence, Individuality)
"The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Sex, Development, Friend, Character, Being, Individuality, Will, Woman)
"In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized."
- Alex Grey
(Related: Society, Individuality, Thinking)
"The cult of individuality and personality, which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself, is really a business. The greater the 'genius' of the personage, the greater the profit."
- George Grosz
(Related: Business, Individuality, Personality, Poets, Profit)
"You want to do something that shows some type individuality and talent and imagination - at the same time, you want to be truthful to the predecessors, because obviously the audience liked something about them and you have to replicate that experience to a certain extent."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Time, Talent, Individuality, Want)
"I view my role more as trying to set up an environment where the personalities, creativity and individuality of all the different employees come out and can shine."
- Tony Hsieh
(Related: Creativity, Employees, Environment, Individuality, Trying)
"The reason most people don't express their individuality and actually deny it, is not fear of what prime ministers think of us or the head of the federal reserve, It's what their families and their friends down at the bar are going to think of them."
- David Icke
(Related: People, Fear, Friends, Individuality, Reason)
"It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Age, Courage, Individuality)
"The secret of living in peace with all people lies in the art of understanding each one by his own individuality."
- Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
(Related: Art, Peace, People, Individuality, Lies, Living, Understanding)
"Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done."
- William James
(Related: Work, Character, Events, Fact, Feeling, Individuality, World)
"The older I get, the more individuality I find in animals and the less I find in humans."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Animals, Individuality)
"Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Individuality, Man)
"We shall never be understood or respected by the English until we carry our individuality to extremes, and by asserting our independence, become of sufficient consequence in their eyes to merit a closer study than they have hitherto accorded us."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: English, Extremes, Eyes, Independence, Individuality, Merit, Study)
"It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Time, Individuality, Man, Woman, World)
"So the old Copenhagen interpretation needs to be generalized, needs to be replaced by something that can be used for the whole universe, and can be used also in cases where there is plenty of individuality and history."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: History, Individuality, Needs, Old, Universe)
"In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Society, Individuality, Living)
"If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything."
- Claude McKay
(Related: Individuality, Man)
"Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Men, God, Individuality, May, Name, Will)
"We have a right, also, in various ways, to act upon our unfavorable opinion of anyone, not to the oppression of his individuality, but in the exercise of ours."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Act, Exercise, Individuality, Opinion, Oppression, Right)
"Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but clones kind of get it wrong because we are promoting individuality and being proud of being yourself."
- Brian Molko
(Related: Being, Flattery, Imitation, Individuality, Wrong)
"Our emotional symptoms are precious sources of life and individuality."
- Thomas More
(Related: Life, Individuality)
"I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone, as it did me, the feeling of his own totality, of his own separateness, of his own individuality."
- Barnett Newman
(Related: Hope, Feeling, Giving, Individuality, Painting)
"I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality, I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say in paint."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
(Related: People, Individuality, Now, Want)
"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Graduation, Success, Ceremony, Key, Students)
"We're dealing with sophisticated customers. What's most important to these women is individuality. I have to create things she'll want to wear, no matter who she is."
- Oscar de la Renta
(Related: Women, Individuality, Want)
"The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence."
- Eddie Rickenbacker
(Related: Imagination, Character, Independence, Individuality)
"We seek true individuality and the true individuals. But we find them not. For lo, we mortals see what our poor eyes can see; and they, the true individuals, - they belong not to this world of our merely human sense and thought."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Thought, Eyes, Individuality, Poor, Sense, World)
"For myself, I do not now know in any concrete human terms wherein my individuality consists. In my present human form of consciousness I simply cannot tell."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Consciousness, Individuality, Now, Present)
"And just because God attains and wins and finds this uniqueness, all our lives win in our union with him the individuality which is essential to their true meaning."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: God, Individuality, Meaning, Uniqueness)
"You know, our sense of individuality is just the number one target of civilization."
- Alan Rudolph
(Related: Civilization, Individuality, Sense)
"Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors."
- George Santayana
(Related: Design, Eccentricity, Paradise, Heresy, Hobbies, Individuality)
"Eternal life and the invisible world are only to be sought in God. Only within Him do all spirits dwell. He is an abyss of individuality, the only infinite plenitude."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Life, God, Individuality, Infinite, Spirits, World)
"The anarchist painter is not the one who will create anarchist pictures, but the one who will fight with all his individuality against official conventions."
- Paul Signac
(Related: Fight, Individuality, Will)
"The intellectually sophisticated person is indifferent to all genuine individuality, because relationships and reactions result from it which cannot be exhausted with logical operations."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Individuality, Relationships, Result)
"The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Life, Culture, Existence, Individuality, Problems)
"The psychological basis of the metropolitan type of individuality consists in the intensification of nervous stimulation which results from the swift and uninterrupted change of outer and inner stimuli."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Change, Individuality, Results)
"Moreover, the abundance of chemical compounds and their importance in daily life hindered the chemist from investigating the question, in what does the individuality of the atoms of different elements consist."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Life, Abundance, Atoms, Importance, Individuality, Question)
"It was not always easy because I was always an individual and found it difficult to be one of a group. One person who was very supportive was my father. My mother was great but my father really recognised my individuality and supported me in that."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: Mother, Father, Individuality)
"Bobbed hair makes women look uniform. They lack individuality."
- Erich von Stroheim
(Related: Women, Hair, Individuality)
"It was the spirit animating the mass and flowing from it, and it expressed the individuality of the building."
- Louis Sullivan
(Related: Building, Individuality, Spirit)
"To a certain extent, this tour is a celebration of individuality and that you can invent and reinvent yourself. You should have the power to be able to do that. Sexuality is a part of that. It should release you. It doesn't have to be an issue. It shouldn't box you in."
- Neil Tennant
(Related: Power, Individuality, Sexuality)
"The best thing you've got going for you is individuality."
- Richard Thompson
"American poetry, like American painting, is always personal with an emphasis on the individuality of the poet."
- Diane Wakoski
(Related: Poetry, American, Individuality, Painting)
"We have many cases of men committing suicide rather than face their own individuality. I know of no case of a woman who committed suicide because she was gay."
- George Weinberg
(Related: Men, Gay, Individuality, Suicide, Woman)