Money buys everything except love, personality, freedom, immortality, silence, peace.
The doc told me I had a dual personality. Then he lays an 82 dollar bill on me, so I give him 41 bucks and say, ‘Get the other 41 bucks from the other guy.’
…liberation from constraints that operate at the level of ordinary humanity—limits imposed by space and time, by the needs of the body, and by the opaqueness of the computer-like mind. All three examples [Jacob Lorber, Edgar Cayce, and Therese Neumann] illustrates the paradoxical truth that such ‘higher powers’ cannot be acquired by any kind of attack or conquest conducted by the human personality; only when the striving for ‘power’ has entirely ceased and been replaced by a certain transcendental longing, often called the love of God, may they, or may they not be ‘added unto you.
My hair was so much a part of my personality and all my photo shoots. I hid behind my hair. And then, I just decided I was okay with myself. To have short hair and really show my face is even more revealing than anything. It’s a statement – not to everyone else, more to myself. I’m just ready to get out from behind my hair and be myself.
I had now made about 45 pictures, but what had I become? I knew all too well: a phallic symbol. All over the world I was, as a name and personality, equated with sex.
We meet so many people, and it’s interesting when you meet someone who you really connect with. They have their own energy, their own personality, and that is something so different than just beauty. So that really drives the decision for who to work with on a campaign.
Cities have personalities, just as people do, and that finding the right place to live is akin to finding the right partner to live with.
Under so much pressure and the situation that I was in, that was the personality that came across with me.
Don’t be pretentious is my first advice to young writers. This is the big problem – just because you’re getting an MFA doesn’t mean you have to write for the Academy. Be true to your personality. Don’t temper your personality down with words. Don’t build defensive fortresses around yourself with words – words are your friends.
On that night I was left with only the truth that nothing of our personality survives after death, that in the end all that was Misha Vainberg would evaporate along with the styles and delusions of his epoch, leaving behind not one flutter of his sad heavy brilliance, not one damp spot around which his successors could congregate to appreciate his life and times.
Customs, morals — is there a difference? Woman, do you realize what you are doing? Here, by the grace of God and an inside straight, we have a personality untouched by the psychotic taboos of our tribe — and you want to turn him into a carbon copy of every fourth-rate conformist in this frightened land! Why don’t you go whole hog? Get him a brief case and make him carry it wherever he goes — make him feel shame if he doesn’t have it.
The world of the egotist is, inevitably, a narrow world, and the boundaries of self are limited to the close horizon of personality…. But, within this horizon, there is room for many attributes that are excellent.