The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.
Water Quote:I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes -- and the stars through his soul
When I demanded of my friend what viands he preferred,
He quote: A large cold bottle, and a small hot bird
I had had an extroverted personality with a lot of friends, but when I lost the weight and grew so tall, I withdrew within myself.
“A city has values as well as slums, excitement as well as conflict a personality that has not yet been obliterated by its highways and gas stations.”
An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.
In any soul mate relationship, you will need to let go of the illusion that there is a perfect person waiting for you who will fulfill your every expectation and give your personality everything it desires once you are together. Do not expect your ideal soul mate to be someone who is always loving and easy to get along with, who agrees with everything you say or do, and who brings you a life of ease and comfort.
At times I experience hardship in trying to find the proper point of balance between traditional things and my own personality.
A quick glance at the American left reveals a movement in the midst of a nervous breakdown, displaying behavior that goes beyond inconsistency into the realm of bipolar moods and multiple personality disorders.
But most of us are apt to settle within ourselves that the man who blocks our way is odious, and not to mind causing him a little of the disgust which his personality excites in ourselves.
I believe that each personality is complete at conception and comes in the soul of every child.
When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place.
We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling.
Personality is that which is most intimate to me--that by which I must act out my life. It is that by which I belong to man, that by which I am able to reach after God; and He has given to me this pearl of great price. It is an immortal treasure; it is mine, it is His, and no man shall pluck it out of His hand.
Personality is a person among persons. There is no personality of one man on a desert island.
Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.
In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.
One's personality can be understood from the people they mingle with.
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
I knew that I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my whole soul, my very art itself.
We all have a disability of some kind; all are lacking in one way or another. Saul has an injury to his leg. What if his personality was deformed? How much worse if his soul was lame? Preachers or teachers look for the good in all of us. (Bless them for doing so.) I don't see a cripple. I haven't met anyone yet who isn't handicapped in some way. So what's the big deal? Don't hide your deformity. Wear it like a Purple Heart.
For a great tree death comes as a gradual transformation. Its vitality ebbs slowly. Even when life has abandoned it entirely it remains a majestic thing. On some hilltop a dead tree may dominate the landscape for miles around. Alone among living things it retains its character and dignity after death. Plans wither; animals disintegrates. But a dead tree may be as arresting, as filled with personality, in death as it is in life. Even in its final moments, when the massive trunk lies prone and it has moldering into a ridge covered with mosses and fungi, it arrives at a fitting and noble end. It enriches and refreshes the earth. And later, as part of other green and growing things, it rises again.
A city has values as well as slums, excitement as well as conflict a personality that has not yet been obliterated by its highways and gas
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these.
I seem to keep returning to my father in poems because his personality was so extreme, so driven. He did everything to excess.