Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.— David Foster Wallace
Professional Secret Identity quotations
What are friends? Friends are people you think are your friends but they really your enemies, with secret identities.
They can romanticize us so, mirrors, and that is their secret: what a subtle torture it would be to destroy all the mirrors in the world: where then could we look for reassurance of our identities?
This is the secret of life: the self lives only by dying, finds its identity (and its happiness) only by self-forgetfulness, self-giving, self-sacrifice, and agape love.
Things every person should have: •A nemesis.
•An evil twin. •A secret headquarters. •An escape hatch. •A partner in crime. •A secret identity.
It's fine to have talent, but talent is the last of it.
In an acting career, as in an acting performance, you've got to have vitality. The secret of successful acting is identical with a woman's beauty secret: joy in living.
I hate a mystery. I would have let the identity of the Commander’s successor remain a secret, as I have for fifteen years, but tonight’s opportunity was too tempting. With eight drunken Generals sleeping it off, I could have danced on their beds without waking them." - Valek
Everyone enjoys stories of double lives and secret identities.
Children have Superman; intellectuals have Wallace Stevens.
No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again.
We feel that to reveal embarrassing or private things, we have given someone something, that, like a primitive person fearing that a photographer will steal his soul, we identify our secrets, our past and their blotches, with our identity, that revealing our habits or losses or deeds somehow makes one less of oneself.
I thought a lot of girls wanna have their secret identity and have something they don't want to tell people about.
Motion or change, and identity or rest, are the first and second secrets of nature: Motion and Rest. The whole code of her laws may be written on the thumbnail, or the signet of a ring.
We know hackers steal people's identities and infiltrate private e-mails.
We know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets.
The secret to longevity in the music business is to change, and to be able to change. [...] An actor has to assume other people's identities. A rock star doesn't need to do that. [...] But change is important.
...The lesson [comic books] taught children- or this child, at any rate- was perhaps the unintentionally radical truth that exceptionality was the greatest and most heroic of values; that those who were unlike the crowd were to be treasured the most lovingly; and that this exceptionality was a treasure so great that it had to be concealed, in ordinary life, beneath what the comic books called a 'secret identity'.
Irish fiction is full of secrets, guilty pasts, divided identities.
It is no wonder that there is such a rich tradition of Gothic writing in a nation so haunted by history.
The secret of my full identity is hidden in Him.
He alone can make me who I am, or rather who I will be when at last I fully begin to be. But unless I desire this identity and work to find it with Him and in Him, the work will never be done
Maybe I had a 'secret identity,' but then when you think about it, don't we all? A part of ourselves very few people ever get to see. The part we think of as 'me.' The part that deals with the big stuff. Makes the real choices. The part everything else is a reflection of.
Public life, politics and industry should all of them be within our sphere of influence.... If we are to infiltrate the professional and social activities of other people I think we must imitate the Totalitarians and organize some kind of fifth column activity! If better ideas on mental health are to progress and spread we, as the salesmen, must lose our identity... Let us all, therefore, very secretly be 'fifth columnists.'
Harmony of aim, not identity of conclusion, is the secret of sympathetic life.