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I am a bit of a fundamentalist when it comes to black women's hair. Hair is hair - yet also about larger questions: self-acceptance, insecurity and what the world tells you is beautiful. For many black women, the idea of wearing their hair naturally is unbearable.

Tags: Beautiful, Women  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I'm always described as 'cocksure' or 'with a swagger,' and that bears no resemblance to who I feel like inside. I feel plagued by insecurity.

Tags: Inside, Swagger  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.

Tags: Nature, Science  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.

Tags: Deep, Sense  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue... and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness.

Tags: Anger, Loneliness  ✍ Author: Naomi Campbell

I don't miss the economic insecurity, the living paycheck to paycheck.

Tags: Living, Miss  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

I love playing ego and insecurity combined.

Tags: Ego, Love  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

I remember certain people in the audience laughing and I wanted to ask: 'What are you laughing at? This isn't funny.' Now I realize that laughter can come from insecurity. They don't know how they should be feeling.

Tags: Funny, Laughter  ✍ Author: Jim Dale

I mainly read non-fiction, and that's probably because I have a huge amount of insecurity about my lack of education and the things I don't know.

Tags: Education, Read  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.

Tags: Able, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.

Tags: Able, Himself  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

Hollywood's built on insecurity. People are trying to prove things. And I probably have that. I probably do. Probably guilty of it, in a way.

Tags: Guilty, Trying  ✍ Author: Zach Galifianakis

Well, we all know that self-esteem comes from what you think of you, not what other people think of you.

Tags: Perfect, Why  ✍ Author: Gloria Gaynor

It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.

Tags: Create, Playing  ✍ Author: Dag Hammarskjold

It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.

Tags: Create, Safe  ✍ Author: Dag Hammarskjold

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

Tags: Jealousy, Neurotic  ✍ Author: Robert A. Heinlein

I do have, at different times, a certain kind of self-consciousness in the world, an insecurity.

Tags: Times  ✍ Author: Charlie Kaufman

Insecurity is just something that's there all the time. I've never been crippled by it.

Tags: Crippled, Time  ✍ Author: Catherine Keener

You need some insecurity if you're an actor. It keeps the pot boiling. I haven't yet started to think about retiring. I was shocked when I heard about Paul Newman retiring at age 82. Most actors just fade away like old soldiers.

Tags: Age, Old  ✍ Author: Al Pacino

Bad directors will tell you they absolutely know how to do it, and how it has to happen; there's this insecurity that leads them to feeling like they have to control everything.

Tags: Bad, Feeling  ✍ Author: Molly Parker

I think the elections have gone well, although there is so much insecurity in Iraq. So far during the counting of ballots, there has not been a significant complaint. We have to wait to see what the outcome of the counting is.

Tags: Far, Wait  ✍ Author: Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

National politics and elections are dominated by emotions, by lack of self-confidence, by fear of the other, by insecurity, by infection of the body politic by the virus of victimhood.

Tags: Fear, Politics  ✍ Author: Tariq Ramadan
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The lack of access to proper nutrition is not only fueling obesity, it is leading to food insecurity and hunger among our children.

Tags: Children, Food  ✍ Author: Tom Vilsack

It goes to establish a just and permanent principle of trade which puts an end to all serious fluctuations in prices and consequently, to all the insecurity and ruin which these fluctuations produce; and to build up those who are already ruined.

Tags: End, Serious  ✍ Author: Harry Warren

I never have been insecure, because I see what a waste it is. I know there is a solution to insecurity. I don't tend to be thrown by problems that don't have solutions. And insecurity has a wealth of alternatives.

Tags: Insecure, Problems  ✍ Author: Drew Barrymore

I think anybody with an insecurity, which is everyone, appreciates the fact that it's much easier to be a predator than it is to be prey.

Tags: Everyone, Fact  ✍ Author: James Van Der Beek

I find the female tragedy of insecurity to be hilarious. We get obsessed over issues like the tiny skin tags on our backs or that we're fat. You read one line in a magazine and it sends you into a tailspin.

Tags: Fat, Read  ✍ Author: Lake Bell

I'd been around women who put me down, made me feel bad, or said things to fuel my insecurity.

Tags: Bad, Women  ✍ Author: Michael Bergin

But the world is ever more interdependent. Stock markets and economies rise and fall together. Confidence is the key to prosperity. Insecurity spreads like contagion. So people crave stability and order.

Tags: Confidence, Together  ✍ Author: Tony Blair

I couldn't help feeling people thought I was a moron, and my self-imposed insecurity constantly bedeviled me.

Tags: Feeling, Help  ✍ Author: Nicholas Brendon

When I'm on my own, I can be negative. I need my friends and family around to help pick me up if I've had a bad qualifying session. I think insecurity plagues a lot of sportspeople.

Tags: Bad, Family  ✍ Author: Jenson Button

For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity.

Tags: Change, Good  ✍ Author: Joyce Cary

I think my biggest flaw is my insecurity. I'm terribly insecure. I'm plagued with insecurities 24/7.

Tags: Biggest, Insecure  ✍ Author: Madonna Ciccone

I purposefully did not want to watch anything I've done so far; I actually don't like looking at my face, so I don't like watching myself on the screen. It's an insecurity thing I have.

Tags: Done, Far  ✍ Author: Sam Claflin

I always think the insecurity is going to go away, but it's always there. Only bad writers think they're good.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Harlan Coben

People confuse ego, lust, insecurity with true love.

Tags: Love, True  ✍ Author: Simon Cowell

It's a bit loose and the people in my group have got other groups. They don't have to have a total allegiance to me. I think that's really a bit weird and showing some weird insecurity.

Tags: Group, Weird  ✍ Author: Graham Coxon

I find it strange the way human nature wants heroes and yet wants to destroy their heroes. It's a kind of mass insecurity people want something to look up to and get a buzz off but, at the same time, want to destroy it because it makes them feel insecure.

Tags: Nature, Time  ✍ Author: Danielle Dax

It's insecurity that is always chasing you and standing in the way of your dreams.

Tags: Dreams, Standing  ✍ Author: Vin Diesel

Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best.

Tags: Best, Force  ✍ Author: Harold W. Dodds

It's an old adage that the way to be safe is never to be secure... Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best.

Tags: Best, Old  ✍ Author: Harold W. Dodds

There's too much insecurity on studio sets, with all the people standing around, whispering.

Tags: Standing, Studio  ✍ Author: Illeana Douglas

The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a kind of aggressive complacency, that sort of boasting; but that's an expression of insecurity, I think, of a lack of confidence.

Tags: Confidence, Negative  ✍ Author: Douglas Dunn

The innovative spirit was America's strongest attribute, transforming everything into a brave new world, but there lingered an insecurity about the arts.

Tags: America, Brave  ✍ Author: Arthur Erickson

Most men have an insecurity of some sort. But we're brought up to believe that we can't show them.

Tags: Men, Show  ✍ Author: Luke Evans

For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn't do it.

Tags: Work, Working  ✍ Author: Frank Gehry

I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did, and I get the sweats, I go in and start working, I'm not sure where I'm going.

Tags: Start, Working  ✍ Author: Frank Gehry

She's probably in denial that she's a great big ball of insecurity and I'm quite well aware that I am one.

Tags: Big, Great  ✍ Author: Boy George

When I began to choreograph and find my way pulling other artists' dreams out and changing music in a visual way, there was still a part of me that had something more to say. There was still a desire to rock a stage and ultimately perform the eight count of my dream, but there was a lot of insecurity there.

Tags: Dreams, Music  ✍ Author: Laurieann Gibson

Everything was going for me, I didn't even know the meaning of the word insecurity and suddenly I am surrounded by words like operation, cancer, chemotherapy, radiation.

Tags: Word, Words  ✍ Author: Delta Goodrem

Bigotry and judgment are the height of insecurity.

Tags: Height, Judgment  ✍ Author: Jasmine Guy

My biggest insecurity is that my personality is too much, and as I get older, it's just getting bigger.

Tags: Getting, Older  ✍ Author: Angie Harmon

Insecurity and resignation mingle with the hope for a better order.

Tags: Hope, Order  ✍ Author: Gustav Heinemann

I think there are specific times where film noir is a natural concomitant of the mood. When there's insecurity, collapse of financial systems - that's where film noir always hits fertile ground.

Tags: Film, Times  ✍ Author: Werner Herzog

I had to confront my fears and master my every demonic thought about inferiority, insecurity, or the fear of being black, young, and gifted in this Western culture.

Tags: Black, Fear  ✍ Author: Lauryn Hill

I think we all have blocks between us and the best version of ourselves, whether it's shyness, insecurity, anxiety, whether it's a physical block, and the story of a person overcoming that block to their best self. It's truly inspiring because I think all of us are engaged in that every day.

Tags: Best, Self  ✍ Author: Tom Hooper

Creative people are very insecure people because they don't know whether people like them or are in awe of them. That insecurity always comes out. It makes them a better actor, I feel.

Tags: Creative, Insecure  ✍ Author: Persis Khambatta

I had no idea that he was going to write that, but I've always believed that insecurity was what would keep you always in your innocence, no matter what the business did.

Tags: Business, Keep  ✍ Author: Sally Kirkland

I always told, Sandra Bullock was my student when she was younger, I always told her it's important that we hold on to our insecurity, the wisdom of insecurity.

Tags: Her, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Sally Kirkland

Guys have a level of insecurity and vulnerability that's exponentially bigger than you think. With the primal urge to be alpha comes extreme heartbreak. The harder we fight, the harder we fall.

Tags: Fall, Fight  ✍ Author: John Krasinski

Don't let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don't like them.

Tags: Fear, Love  ✍ Author: Stacy London

At the level at which I work with people, their great talent is paired with great insecurity. Self-doubt is literally the twin of self-confidence. And I have to be there for both.

Tags: Great, Work  ✍ Author: William Ivey Long

I work from a deep sense of insecurity. I have the belief, and I can't shake it, that there are endless reasons to turn the channel. There are hundreds of channels and entirely other things to do besides TV. And if you make a bad television show there's no reason for the audience to come back the following week.

Tags: Bad, Work  ✍ Author: Chuck Lorre

First, his job approval ratings have been trending down for many months, a trend that has accelerated in recent weeks as the war on terrorism has been supplanted in the public's mind by corporate scandals, stock market declines, and a growing sense of economic insecurity.

Tags: Mind, War  ✍ Author: Thomas E. Mann

I have a strange combination of fearlessness and massive insecurity.

Tags: Massive, Strange  ✍ Author: Penny Marshall

I had a great deal of arrogance and a great deal of bravado, but I think the bravado was brought on by a huge insecurity.

Tags: Arrogance, Great  ✍ Author: Brian Molko

I am convinced now that virtually every destructive behavior and addiction I battled off and on for years was rooted in my (well-earned) insecurity.

Tags: Addiction, Off  ✍ Author: Beth Moore

My very addictive personality and all sorts of strongholds are a thing of the past for me. Yet at the root of every single one of those issues was insecurity, something I had battled since childhood.

Tags: Past, Single  ✍ Author: Beth Moore

I think I'm well on the way of overcoming a very big hurdle that's been in my way for several years. Which is trying to find a way to not let the insecurity of my profession get the better of me and make me crazy. I'm trying to find a way to maintain my own personal balance in the midst of everything.

Tags: Crazy, Trying  ✍ Author: Rebecca De Mornay

Anybody who is in freelance work, especially artistically, knows that it comes with all the insecurity and the ups and downs. It's a really frightening life.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Alessandro Nivola

Artistic self-indulgence is the mark of an amateur. The temptation to make scenes, to appear late, to call in sick, not to meet deadlines, not to be organized, is at heart a sign of your own insecurity and at worst the sign of an amateur.

Tags: Heart, Sick  ✍ Author: Harold Prince

Acting has given me a way to channel my angst. I feel like an overweight, pimply faced kid a lot of the time - and finding a way to access that insecurity, and put it toward something creative is incredibly rewarding. I feel very lucky.

Tags: Put, Time  ✍ Author: Ryan Reynolds

Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the basic tool of the actor's trade.

Tags: Actor, Normal  ✍ Author: Miranda Richardson

It's my insecurity that makes me want to be a comic, that makes me need the audience.

Tags: Audience, Makes  ✍ Author: Ray Romano

I have the show because I'm insecure. It's my insecurity that makes me want to be a comic, that makes me need the audience.

Tags: Insecure, Makes  ✍ Author: Ray Romano

I was wracked with insecurity.

 ✍ Author: Ray Romano

Like everybody in show business, you think you're going to wake up one day, and it's all going to be taken away from you. I think we all share an insecurity in that way, everybody in show business - the ones I talk to, anyway.

Tags: Away, Business  ✍ Author: Rod Stewart

When Americans are asked to rank professions in terms of honesty and ethics, insurance agents routinely end up near the bottom of the list - somewhere between politicians and car salesmen. Generally, insurers are seen as clever hucksters who prey on insecurity and ignorance to sell people what they don't need at prices they shouldn't have to pay.

Tags: Car, Ignorance  ✍ Author: Ethan Suplee

In religion, there's a certain type of fear that if somebody believes differently from me, that it's a threat. Because I'm right, and there cannot be two ways that are right, so if I'm right, anything different than this must be wrong; and we attack those things and it's really due to insecurity, ego and fear.

Tags: Fear, Religion  ✍ Author: Radhanath Swami

Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right combination of insecurity, exercise, bulimia and surgery.

Tags: Exercise, Ideal  ✍ Author: Garry Trudeau

To rush to throw away your magazine business and move it on the iPad is just sheer insanity and insecurity and fear.

Tags: Business, Fear  ✍ Author: David Wenham

It is equally demonstrable that so far as Texas is concerned, there have been equal confusion, insecurity and injustice in the administration of the State governments.

Tags: Confusion, Far  ✍ Author: William H. Wharton

I think I have a degree of confidence, but I also have terrible insecurity, like anybody does.

Tags: Anybody, Confidence  ✍ Author: Ben Whishaw

I think what ruins relationships and causes most fights is insecurity.

Tags: Causes, Fights  ✍ Author: Olivia Wilde

Most bad behavior comes from insecurity.

Tags: Bad, Behavior  ✍ Author: Debra Winger

Most bad behaviour comes from insecurity.

Tags: Bad, Behaviour  ✍ Author: Debra Winger

But so much of being an actor isn't so great - the auditioning, the rejection, the financial insecurity.

Tags: Great, Rejection  ✍ Author: Douglas Wood

Since 1994, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have considered it politically risky to offer a plan to fix America's broken health care system. The American public, though, has paid the price for this silence as health care costs skyrocketed, millions went uninsured, and millions more grappled with financial insecurity and hardship.

Tags: Care, Health  ✍ Author: Ron Wyden
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