to be nobody-but-yourself
in a world which is doing
its best, night and day,
to make you everybody
else - means to fight the hardest
battle which any human being can
fight; and never stop fighting.ee cummings
Words with Weight
My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.Maya Angelou
Thick skin doesn't work anymore. I want to be transparent and translucent. For that to work, I won't own other people's shortcomings and cristicms.
I won't put what you say about me on my load.Viola Davis
No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side.
Or you don't.
Stephen King, The Stand
What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion.Vincent Van Gogh