65 Self Expression Quotes On Success In Life

These self expression quotes will inspire you. Self-expression, the expression of one’s own personality or the expression of one’s feelings, thoughts, or ideas, especially in writing, art, music, or dance.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging self expression quotes, self expression sayings, and self expression proverbs.

Best Self Expression Quotes

  1. “If we’re really committed to growth, we never stop discovering new dimensions of self and self-expression .” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  2. “A person without self-expression is a person without personal freedom.” ~ Robin S
  3. “Love of self and love of life connects us with the prosperity of the Universe. Self-love creates self-expression and allows us to be creative in deeply fulfilling ways.” ~ Louise Hay
  4. “Self-expression is the dominant necessity of human nature.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  5. “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  6. “Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  7. “Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can offer with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. “Without self-expression, life lacks spontaneity and joy. Without service to others, it lacks meaning and purpose.” ~ Laurence Boldt

  9. “One of the best things to do sometimes is simply to be.” ~ Eric Butterworth
  10. “Anything can be art. Anything can be self-expression . Now you take the weapon and run with it.” ~ Gerard Way
  11. “Our self-expression is meant to be a manifestation of the silence of our hearts.” ~ Matthew Fox
  12. “Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

  13. “Self-expression is a hallmark of an artist, of art, to get something off one’s chest, to sing one’s song. So that element is present in all art. It is the key to even standing up and saying, “Hey, listen to me.” Self-expression can be based on looking at the world and making observations about it.” ~ George Carlin , Art self expression quotes
  14. “Go toward self-actualization rather than self-image actualization… Search within… for honest self- expression.” ~ Bruce Lee
  15. “Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.” ~ Pearl S. Buck
  16. “Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude.” ~ Iris Apfel

  17. “Never dull your shine for somebody else.” ~ Tyra Banks
  18. “The desire for self-expression afflicts people when they feel there is something of themselves which is not getting through to the outside world.” ~ Fay Weldon
  19. “It takes time to understand yourself, to go inside yourself and to question yourself and really take yourself to task. That’s self-expression.” ~ John Leguizamo
  20. “My interest lies in my self-expression — what’s inside of me — not what I’m in.” ~ John Turturro.

  21. “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 time, this expression is unique.” ~ Martha Graham
  22. “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ~ Ansel Adams
  23. “The spontaneous power of the child, his demand for self-expression, can not by any possibility be suppressed.” ~ John Dewey
  24. “God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being made and let God be God in you.” ~ Meister Eckhart

  25. “I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.’ Anarchism meant that to me, and I would live it in spite of the whole world — prisons, persecution, everything. Yes, even in spite of the condemnation of my own closest comrades I would live my beautiful ideal.” ~ Emma Goldman , Freedom of self expression quotes
  26. “Perfect self-expression will never be labor, but of such absorbing interest that it will seem almost like play.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn
  27. “When we consider that each of us has only one life to live, isn’t it rather tragic to find men and women, with brains capable of comprehending the stars and the planets, talking about the weather; men and women, with hands capable of creating works of art, using those hands only for routine tasks; men and women, capable of independent thought, using their minds as a bowling-alley for popular ideas; men and women, capable of greatness, wallowing in mediocrity; men and women, capable of self-expression, slowly dying a mental death while they babble the confused monotone of the mob?” ~ Neil Gaiman
  28. “To love is to see myself in you and to wish to celebrate myself with you. What I love is the embodiment of my values in another person. Love is an act of self-assertion, self-expression and a celebration of being alive.” ~ Nathaniel Branden

  29. “The First Amendment serves not only the needs of the polity but also those of the human spirit – a spirit that demands self-expression .” ~ Thurgood Marshall
  30. “Writing is not about self-expression; it is about putting words on paper.” ~ Gordon Lish
  31. “I don’t really believe in any fashion rules. I think fashion is a form of self-expression. I think you can wear whatever you want!” ~ Ariana Grande , Fashion self expression quotes
  32. “While some rules are necessary and good for us, living a life based on others’ rules, needs, and expectations can stifle your self-expression and creativity, and keep a lid on your potential.” ~ Lauren Mackler

  33. “I have in my life concentrated more on self-expression than self-denial.” ~ Winston Churchill
  34. “Our Nation has a diverse and extremely rich cultural heritage. It is a source of pride and strength to millions of Americans who look to the arts for inspiration, communication and the opportunity for creative self-expression.” ~ Gerald R. Ford
  35. “Self-expression is always a right, but its still not there to be abused.” ~ Isaac Hayes
  36. “Self-censorship, whether known or unknown, is an unwelcome brake on creativity; it stifles self-expression and hence prevents a work from reaching the heights of great art.” ~ Semir Zeki

  37. “I want freedom, the right to self-expression , everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.” ~ Emma Goldman
  38. “A man’s true state of power and riches is to be in himself.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  39. “Fashion is fun, and fashion is a form of art and self-expression. And I think it should have a wink-wink nature to it. For me, it’s about the way it makes you feel. If you want to feel sexy, you want to feel bright, you want to feel good. That’s what people are attracted to – when they see you execute an emotion or an idea clearly and proudly.” ~ Zoe Kravitz
  40. “I like design, I like details, to me it is just another form of self-expression.” ~ John Malkovich

  41. “No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?” ~ C. S. Lewis
  42. “Our culture places a very high premium on self-expression, but is relatively disinterested in producing “selves” that are worth expressing.” ~ Matthew Kelly
  43. “We don’t call it sin today, we call it self-expression.” ~ Max Stirner
  44. “All that self-expression has just created a generation of morons, hooked on an endless appetite for rubbish.” ~ Vivienne Westwood

  45. “For undemocratic reasons and for motives not of State, they arrive at their conclusions, largely inarticulate. Being void of self-expression they confide their views to none; but sometimes in a smoking room, one learns why things were done.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  46. “Guitar is the best form of self-expression I know. Everything else, and I’m just sort of tripping around, trying to figure my way through life.” ~ Slash
  47. “He who seeks truth shall find beauty. He who seeks beauty shall find vanity. He who seeks order shall find gratification. He who seeks gratification shall be disappointed. He who considers himself the servant of his fellow beings shall find the joy of self-expression. He who seeks self-expression shall fall into the pit of arrogance.” ~ Moshe Safdie
  48. “People who are tremendously concerned about their identification, their individuality, their self-expression, or their sense of humor, always seem to be missing the very things they pursue.” ~ Walter Lippmann

  49. “In any culture, subculture, or family in which belief is valued above thought, and self-surrender is valued above self-expression, and conformity is valued above integrity, those who preserve their self-esteem are likely to be heroic exceptions.” ~ Nathaniel Branden
  50. “Humankind is closer to experiencing paradise than ever before. We have the technology to feed every person in the world and the knowledge to provide a means of self-expression, self worth, shelter and more, for all people everywhere if we wish to do so.” ~ Marlo Morgan
  51. “For the introvert, conversation can be a very limited forum for self expression. When a song moves you, a writer gets you or a theory enlightens you, you and its creator are connecting in a realm beyond sight or speech.” ~ Laurie Helgoe
  52. “An author, like any other so-called artist, is a man in whom the normal vanity of all men is so vastly exaggerated that he finds it a sheer impossibility to hold it in. His over-powering impulse is to gyrate before his fellow men, flapping his wings and emitting defiant yells. This being forbidden by the police of all civilized nations, he takes it out by putting his yells on paper. Such is the thing called self-expression.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  53. “Where art is concerned, it is the process of creating – exploring, discovering, and experimenting — that has the greatest value. Through self-expression and creativity, children’s skills will develop naturally, and their ability to create will soar.” ~ MaryAnn F. Kohl

  54. “I’ve always had a great love of music since childhood. It changes every day.. every time you write, it’s a new experience. It’s a self expression.” ~ Edgar Winter
  55. “Self-expression is not enough; experiment is not enough; the recording of special moments or cases is not enough. All of the artshave broken faith or lost connection with their origin and function. They have ceased to be concerned with the legitimate and permanent material of art.” ~ Jane Heap
  56. “I believe that fashion is the ultimate form if self expression therefore it really depends on my mood.” ~ Nicole Richie
  57. “She confused him and hindered the flow of his ideas. Self-expression had never seemed at once so desirable and so impossible.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  58. “I don’t express myself in my paintings. I express my not-self.” ~ Mark Rothko

  59. “Art is a platform where self-expression should not be limited. I’m here to inspire. There is no age limit to that.” ~ Shania Twain
  60. “The universe must exist for the self-expression of God and the delight of God.” ~ Ernest Holmes
  61. “I’m driven by passion. I mean, I am tired right now. I work to a point of abandon. I am fueled by my understanding of the need for self-expression that exists for young people.” ~ Debbie Allen
  62. “All emerge from that One Whose Being is ever present and Whose Life, robed in numberless forms, is manifest throughout all creation. Creation is the logical result of the out-push of Life into self-expression.” ~ Ernest Holmes
  63. “Writing is communication, not self-expression. Nobody in this world wants to read your diary except your mother.” ~ Richard Peck

  64. “There was an exquisitely beautiful conception in my brain when I did this piece of work all alone from midnight until morning after the experience of a wonderful day. But I was not able to make the consummation anywhere nearly as beautiful as the inspiration. That, I suppose, is the cry of every heart struggling for self-expression.” ~ Gene Stratton-Porter
  65. “Words in the mind are like colors on the palette of the artist. The more colors we have access to, the easier it is to create a captivating picture on the canvas, and the more practice we give to using those many colors appropriately and uniquely, the more likely we will be to create a masterpiece of self-expression.” ~ Jim Rohn

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