Quotations About
identity

Ace: Fickle is Einhorn, Einhorn is Fickle, Einhorn is a man. Oh my God, Einhorn is a man!

Bane: No one cared who I was, until I put on the mask.

I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends.

"On Keeping a Notebook", Slouching Toward Bethlehem

To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self, an impossible claim that one should be at once Rose Bowl princess, medieval scholar, Saint Joan, Eleanor of Aquitane, one’s sister, and a stranger in a pink hat seen once and admired on the corner of 55th and Madison-as well as oneself, mysteriously improved.

"Jealousy: Is It a Curable Illness?" Vogue, June 1961
Posted in: Joan Didion

Sam I am
I am Sam
I am Sam
Sam I am

Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
Posted in: Dr. Seuss

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.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)
Posted in: Dr. Seuss

I will be as broad as the earth. I will not be limited.

Adventures in Contentment

Steve Rogers: Big man in a suit of armor. Take that off, what are you?
Tony Stark: Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist.
Steve Rogers: I know guys with none of that worth ten of you.

Doc Hopper: Find me a bear and a frog in a brown Studebaker.
Max: All I see is a bear and a frog in a rainbow Studebaker.

Posted in: The Muppet Movie

Batman: It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.

Posted in: Batman Begins

The Doctor: As appealing as that sounds, I’m a doctor, not a dragonslayer.

I had new thoughts, willful thoughts, or rather thoughts filled with lots of won’ts. I won’t let her change me, I promised myself. I won’t be what I’m not.

The Joy Luck Club (1989)
Posted in: Amy Tan

First of all, be what you are.

La joie (Joy) 1929
Posted in: Georges Bernanos

Virtual Six: He doesn’t seem the type, and I don’t remember seeing him at any of the Cylon parties.

Miniseries, Part 2

Willow: He’s delirious. He thought I was Buffy.
Oz: You too, huh?

Graduation Day, Part 2

You’re not one of us.
“I don’t think I’m one of them, either,” said Brutha. “I’m one of mine.”

Small Gods
Posted in: Terry Pratchett

If you are a dreamer,
Come in.
If you are a dreamer,
A wisher,
A liar,
A hoper,
A prayer,
A magic-bean-buyer,
If you’re a pretender,
Come sit by my fire,
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in! Come in!

Invitation
Posted in: Shel Silverstein