It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.  ~David Carradine

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

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.  ~Kurt Vonnegut

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.  ~Andre Gide

and…

Never are we more than what is created within us.  Our identity comes from what we were created to be, not from what we create.
~Charles Dean Burbank

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