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35 Remember Who You Are Quotes: Listen to the Calling of Your Authentic Self

Dayna Remus
Jan 18, 2023
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Many of us look in the mirror and wonder, "Who is that person?" as if we are staring at a stranger. Get to know yourself again by reading these 35 quotes.

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Society, especially social media, bombards us 24/7 with images of who we are supposed to be and what we should look like. The more time we spend online and pay attention to who we are meant to be, the more we forget who we actually are.

At this point in our lives, we may begin to feel as though something is missing; we feel a sense of emptiness as if we have lost something.

The truth is we have lost sight of who we indeed are, and now it's time to dig deep through all the outside noise and discover our true selves once and for all. Read the 35 quotes below for inspiration to begin this journey.

Charles Bukowskis quote: "Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?" | Image: AmoDays

Charles Bukowskis quote: "Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?" | Image: AmoDays

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Quotes on Not Changing for Anyone or Anything outside of You

"Live in joy, luminosity, and peace even among the troubles of the world. Remember who you are." — Jack Kornfield

"Always remember. You had a purpose before anyone had an opinion." ― Timothy Pina

"If you are you, 24 hours a day, then you do not have to remember who you are supposed to be in different situationssomething that I imagine could be troublesome." ― Bill Dixon

"Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?" — Charles Bukowski

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"Always remember who you are. Know that you are never required to apologize to anyone for being yourself." Iyanla Vanzant

Jack Kornfield’s quote: "Live in joy, luminosity, and peace even among the troubles of the world. Remember who you are." | Image: AmoDays

Jack Kornfield’s quote: "Live in joy, luminosity, and peace even among the troubles of the world. Remember who you are." | Image: AmoDays

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"I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. Because those bad things aren't you. They are just things that happen to you. You need to accept that who you are and the things that happen you are not one and the same." ― Colleen Hoover

Quotes to Remember Who You Are and Live a Happier Life

"She remembered who she was, and the game changed." — Lalah Deliah

"Remember why you started, remember where you're headed, think of how great it will be to get there, and keep going." — Ralph Marston

"Illness is the result of imbalance. Imbalance is a result of forgetting who you are. Forgetting who you are creates thoughts and actions that lead to an unhealthy lifestyle and eventually to illness... Illness can thus be understood as a lesson you have given yourself to help you remember who you are." — Barbara Brennan

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Lalah Deliah’s quote: "She remembered who she was, and the game changed." | Image: AmoDays

Lalah Deliah’s quote: "She remembered who she was, and the game changed." | Image: AmoDays

"Do you require yourself to remember? In order to live as you can and should, you first must remember who you are and what you've been given." — Paul David Tripp

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Quotes on Remembering You Are with Spirituality and Religion

"Remember who you are. Don't compromise for anyone for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth." — Lysa TerKeurst

"The world would have you believe that you are not significant, out of touch, and out of style. But remember that you are a child of God! You must have the courage to stand out and let your light shine like a beacon for all to see." — Elaine S. Dalton

"Remember who you are and what God expects you to become." Thomas S. Monson

"Every choice before you represents the universe inviting you to remember who you are and what you want." — Alan Cohen

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Lysa TerKeurst’s quote: "Remember who you are. Don't compromise for anyone for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.” | Image: AmoDays

Lysa TerKeurst’s quote: "Remember who you are. Don't compromise for anyone for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.” | Image: AmoDays

"When barriers are put in front of you, it's God or the universe asking you to remember who you are and reminding you not to let yourself be defined by things outside of you." — Christine Ebersole

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"The heart of most spiritual practices is simply this: Remember who you are. Remember what you love. Remember what is sacred. Remember what is true. Remember that you will die and that this day is a gift. Remember how you wish to live." — Wayne Muller

Quotes on Embodying Your Authentic Self

"It's just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants." — Matt Damon

"Don't try to impress people. Always be yourself." — Bella Thorne

"Some people like you, some people don't. In the end, you just have to be yourself." — Andres Iniesta

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Alan Cohen’s quote: "Every choice before you represents the universe inviting you to remember who you are and what you want." | Image: AmoDays

Alan Cohen’s quote: "Every choice before you represents the universe inviting you to remember who you are and what you want." | Image: AmoDays

"We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin." — Andre Berthiaume

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"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself." — Coco Chanel

"Don't worry what people say or what people think. Be yourself." — Brett Hull

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it." Bruce Lee

Wayne Muller’s quote: "The heart of most spiritual practices is simply this: Remember who you are. Remember what you love. Remember what is sacred. Remember what is true. Remember that you will die and that this day is a gift. Remember how you wish to live." | Image: AmoDays

Wayne Muller’s quote: "The heart of most spiritual practices is simply this: Remember who you are. Remember what you love. Remember what is sacred. Remember what is true. Remember that you will die and that this day is a gift. Remember how you wish to live." | Image: AmoDays

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"Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we'll ever do." — Brené Brown

"Never dull your shine for somebody else." ― Tyra Banks

"Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know." ― A.A. Milne

More Quotes to Help You Remember Who You Are

"Remember who you are and whose you are." ― Thea Bowman

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"Remember who you are and where you come from; otherwise, you don't know where you are going." — Karolina Kurkova

Andres Iniesta’s quote: "Some people like you, some people don't. In the end, you just have to be yourself." | Image: AmoDays

Andres Iniesta’s quote: "Some people like you, some people don't. In the end, you just have to be yourself." | Image: AmoDays

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"Remember who you are. It's really okay to be who you are." — Christina Ricci

"My favorite advice that I always go to is ever since I was in middle school is from my mom. Every day before I left the house, she would say, 'Remember who you are.' Every day. So when I started getting into music, every day she sends me a text saying, 'Remember who you are and remember why you're doing this.'" Kelsea Ballerini

"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness." Allen Ginsberg

Andre Berthiaume’s quote: "We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin." | Image: AmoDays

Andre Berthiaume’s quote: "We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin." | Image: AmoDays

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"Remember who you are." Mufasa

"Find out who you are and do it on purpose." — Dolly Parton

"One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are." Walter Isaacson

Dolly Parton’s quote: "Find out who you are and do it on purpose." | Image: AmoDays

Dolly Parton’s quote: "Find out who you are and do it on purpose." | Image: AmoDays

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While we may begin tapping into our authentic selves again, it is important to remember that we can still change. Remembering who we are, does not imply that we need to hold onto a static version of ourselves. Otherwise, we move away from our true, ever-changing nature.

Instead, by following our intuition, we can flow with the different versions of ourselves that we continue to blossom into while tuning out all the outside noise.

Sometimes, to access these instincts and silence within, we need to take some time to be alone. Read these 48 quotes about the importance of solitude to better understand spending time with yourself.

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