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Uniqueness

  • Others follow patterns; we alone are unpredictable.

  • I am not interested in being a role model, or in fulfilling the expectations of others. I know I am of most use to others and to myself by being this unique self: Nature, I have noticed, is not particularly devoted to copies, and human beings needn't be either.

  • Only the unique is universal.

  • I am inherently important and uniquely designed to do my own thing so perfectly that no one else in the world can do it like me.

  • ... you do flatter yourself, you know, always imagining that you're the only one of your kind.

  • Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.

    • Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
    • "The Solitude of Self," speech to the U.S. House Judiciary committee & farewell speech to the National American Woman Suffrage Association ()
  • Saying 'There's no one like me' / accomplishes the exact opposite / of what you mean. / It is true only insofar as it is true / for everyone equally. / So it means you are not special / in any way. Which should be enough for you.

  • Even if a thing is not beautiful, it is living art if it is someone's experience. To do a thing as nobody else could have done it — if you can wrench that out of yourself — is style. Beauty is well enough, but I think I have found out that truth is greater than that, and any room or shop window or business letter that is honestly drawn from the burning center of someone's belief and not from the general vat of what everybody else does and thinks, has magic in it. There is nothing so magical as life.

  • There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.

  • Before you can give of yourself to others you must know what of yourself you have to give. Every person is special. In all the land there is only one you, possibly two, but seldom more than sixteen.

  • Cherish Forever What Makes You Unique / Cause You're Really a Yawn When It Goes!