Self Esteem Quotes

The only hat worth wearing was the one you made for yourself

Sunday, November 6th, 2011
girl wearing many hats

She snatched off the hat with stars on it. It wasn’t a bad hat, for show, although the stars made is look like a toy. But it was never her hat. It couldn’t be…

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I exist as I am, that is enough

Thursday, October 27th, 2011
elderly woman with martini

If no other in the world be aware I sit content,
And if each and all be aware I sit content.
One world is aware and by far the largest to me, and that…

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The finest pear tree in the world could not bear the commonest apples

Friday, June 25th, 2010
pear or apple blossoms

The most excellent talent could not produce the same effects as the most commonplace; and thus again it is as ridiculous to want to write maxims if you have not the seed within you as to expect a flower-bed to produce tulips if…

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Truth rejected is gravity reversed: no cornerstone, no castle

Friday, May 21st, 2010
dried roses

And I Breathe

To guard the castle
I left my treasure
told no one and waited, a secret cornerstone
braced for a long, cold wait before prodigal return

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Writer’s block is simply a failure of ego

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
speeding lights

The literal details of writing involve one’s own physiology and metabolism. You begin from a standing start and have to accelerate yourself to the point of cerebration where the words are coming – well, and in order. All…

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I don’t want to make somebody else. I want to make myself.

Saturday, May 1st, 2010
girl and mirrors

“You ain’t been in this house ten seconds and already you starting something.”

“Takes two, Big Mamma.”

“Well, don’t let your mouth start nothing that your ass can’t…”

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Be yourself. No more hiding.

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Well, in my case, it took a Hungarian black belt judo player who’s also a director. I had lunch one day with him and his wife and lunch was over and they both left the room and I thought they’re going to make coffee.

Suddenly, my arms are gripped from behind me and pulled…

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When I discover who I am, I’ll be free

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

I fell to plotting ways of short-circuiting the machine. Perhaps if I shifted my body about so that the two nodes would come together – No, not only was there no room but it might electrocute me. I shuddered. Whoever else I…

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If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business

Friday, February 12th, 2010
Lincoln monument

I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels…

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Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes

Saturday, November 28th, 2009
young face

If you don’t like yourself, you can’t like other people…

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I don’t believe in twisting yourself into knots of excuses and explanations over the food you make

Saturday, August 15th, 2009
cheese puffs

Besides, such admissions only draw attention to one’s shortcomings (or self-perceived shortcomings), and make the other person think, “Yes, you’re right, this is really an awful meal!” Maybe the cat has fallen into the…

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