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Inspiring Quotes about Being Different & Unique
Do you feel awkward about being different and unique? Want to feel more comfortable in your our skin, living life you own way? If so, these inspiring, unique quotes will help you on your way ... as well as a few ideas of how to turn being different into something positive ...
What Makes Me Unique?
We are all born originals - why is it so many of us die copies?
- Edward Young
At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are?
We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau
When we allow ourselves to exist truly and fully, we sting the world with our vision and challenge it with our own ways of being.
- Thomas Moore
Being Different & Unique Quotes
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
I always knew I wanted to become somebody when I grew up. Now I realize I should have been more specific.
If we did all the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
If God intended us all to be the same, he'd have given all of us braces on our legs. Momma always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them. We lived a quarter of a mile off Route 17.
- Forrest Gump (movie)
Adolescents sense a secret, unique greatness in thems.elves that seeks expression. They gesture towards the heart when trying to express any of this, a significant clue to the whole affair.
- Joseph Chilton Pear.ce, Evolutions End (book)
Neither in environment nor in heredity can I find the exact instrument that fashioned me, the a.non.y.muse roller that passed upon my life a certain intricate watermark whose unique design becomes visible when the lamp (key 9) of art is made to shine through life's foolscap (key 0).
- Vladimir Nabokov, Speak Memory (key 2)
No one has a monopoly on our unending story of nationhood;
no one has the manual for our nationhood.
- John Tamihere
The truly important things in life -- love, beauty, and one's own uniqueness -- are constantly being overlooked.
My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.
- Oscar Wilde
To be nobody but yourself in a world doing its best to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human can ever fight and never stop fighting.
- e. e. cummings
We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.