identity


Random quote of the day:

“I’ve spent my whole career trying to stay out of any box that anyone could put me in. ‘I’m going to do a play now.’ ‘Now I’ll do a musical.’ That was my instinct. So I don’t feel boxed in. But ‘African-American woman’ is part of my identity. I don’t want to relinquish that—especially as a mother, helping my daughter find her identity.”

—Audra McDonald, The New York Times, July 10, 2016

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Random quote of the day:

“Being gay is harder than being black….I didn’t have to come out black. I didn’t have to sit my parents down and tell them about my blackness.”

—Wanda Sykes, I’ma Be Me

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Random quote of the day:

“I went through every phone book in Africa, and I didn’t find one god damned Pryor!”

—Richard Pryor, Live At The Sunset Strip

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Random quote of the day:

The world does not deliver meaning to you. You have to make it meaningful…and decide what you want and need and must do. It’s a tough, unimaginably lonely, and complicated way to be in the world. But that’s the deal: you have to live; you can’t live by slogans, dead ideas, clichés, or national flags. Finding an identity is easy. It’s the easy way out.

—Zadie Smith, On Beauty

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Random quote of the day:

“Young people, who are still uncertain of their identity, often try on a succession of masks in the hope of finding the one which suits them—the one, in fact, which is not a mask.”

—W. H. Auden, “One of the Family,” Forewards and Afterwords

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