Individuality

Be yourself. The world worships the original.

— Ingrid Bergman

Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be nobody-but-yourself – in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else– means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

— e. e. cummings

It is the individual’s task to differentiate himself from all the others and stand on his own feet. All collective identities… interfere with the fulfillment of this task. Such collective identities are crutches for the lame, shields for the timid, beds for the lazy, nurseries for the irresponsible…

— C. G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

I gotta be me.

— Sammy Davis, Jr.

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