Best Quotes About Individualism

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. -Oscar Wilde

What's natural and right is to go with the energy of how it all has to work together. What's natural and right is interconnectedness, not individualism. What is natural and right is respect for the system, not killing the system. What's natural and right is love. -Susan Powter

Those nations of artists, finding their own individualism, and kind of standing against the world: to me that's the ultimate nightmare. I want to get lost and diffused in the world. -Robert Wyatt

In Italy, the Milanese are well organized but follow bourgeois taste. They adhere to certain codes of elegance, but not to individualism. -Christian Lacroix

I'm very practical. What I'm reaching for is individualism for women. -Kathleen Turner

Standardization of our educational systems is apt to stamp out individualism and defeat the very ends of education by leveling the product down rather than up. -Harvey Cushing

In Jefferson's mind democracy was tantamount to extreme individualism. -Herbert Croly

There's been a boiling down of real emotion into a set pattern instead of individualism. -Skeet Ulrich

I don't envisage collectivism. There is no such animal, it is always individualism, sometimes the rest vote and sometimes they do not, and if they do they do and if they do not they do not. -Gertrude Stein

The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand. The fight we are in here, make no mistake about it, is a fight of individualism versus collectivism. -Paul Ryan

In America, the stories we tell ourselves and we tell each other in fiction have to do with individualism. Every person here is the center of his or her own story. And our job as people and as characters is to find our own motivations and desires, to overcome conflicts and obstacles toward defining ourselves so that we grow and change. -Adam Johnson

For too long in this society, we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over common community. -Joe Biden

Well, one of the most important things for Americans to be reminded of is that a lot of the exceptional nature of our country is founded in Judeo-Christian values that promotes individualism, personal responsibility, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to family, charity. -Jim DeMint

Liberty in Islam is the liberty to be a Muslim, democracy likewise, individualism likewise. -James Buchan

I've run into certain geniuses of individualism – they are very few and far between – who live their lives completely on their own terms; they are very powerful and have a great amount of happiness. We all should aspire to that. -David Duchovny

There's something unique about the United States, a sense of individual rights and freedoms, and a sense of social and civic responsibility that we contributed to so much of the world. We lost that mission in the 1980s and 1990s, when we entered a gilded age, and the culture of individualism became a culture of avarice. -George Hickenlooper

At his best, Obama promised to work with Republicans to reduce the deficit in a way that honors both individualism and community. -Ron Fournier

A Libertarian society of unfettered individualism spreads its benefits to virtually everyone – not just those who have the resources to seize political power. -Harry Browne

We can pay the ecological debt by changing economic models, and by giving up luxury consumption, setting aside selfishness and individualism, and thinking about the people and the planet Earth. -Evo Morales

I appreciate individualism. -Freema Agyeman

Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology. -Jonathan Sacks

Communism didn't work because people weren't ready for it, it was corrupt, and because it squelched individualism. -Tom Shadyac

I'm a daughter of the middle class with a strong sense of social mobility and individualism, like the waves of immigrants, like my Spanish grandparents, who made Argentina. -Cristina Kirchner

Technologies tend to undermine community and encourage individualism. -Henry Mintzberg

In many ways, the young are more religiously minded than the older generations. I think it's the flip side of an age of individualism. Youngsters are not afraid to tell you what they think, to express their faith and be quite exuberant about it. -Vincent Nichols

In a lot of places in the United States and certainly even more places around the world, the image of the cowboy has become, for some people, a negative one. The word 'cowboy' implies a strong, stubborn individual whose individualism depends on pulling down other people's individualism. -Viggo Mortensen

In a way, writing is an incredible act of individualism, producing your language, and yet to use it from the heart of a crowd as opposed to as an individual performance is a conflicting thing. I do stand alone, and yet it's not about being an individual or being ambitious. -Arundhati Roy

When I was a kid growing up in the '60s, music was an outlet for enlightenment, frustration, rebellion. It was more about individualism. Today it's just like a big business. -Joey Ramone

There's a tipping point that happens with soccer in which you just kinda get it. I was drawn to it because the best soccer teams play similarly to my favorite basketball teams – like the eighties Lakers or eighties Celtics – teams that emphasized teamwork over individualism and relied on passing as their biggest ongoing edge. -Bill Simmons

For all the huffing and blowing we get about rugged individualism, the American spirit and the American experiment always have had at their heart the notion that the government is all of us and that, therefore, the government may keep things in trust for all of us. -Charlie Pierce

I don't believe in that kind of American John Wayne individualism where people pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Someone changed your diapers. And if that's the case, you ain't self-made. -Michael Eric Dyson

The ethic of liberal individualism has so deeply permeated the psyches of blacks… of all classes that we have little support for a political ethic of communalism that promotes the sharing of resources. -bell hooks

Communism is a monopolistic system, economically and politically. The system suppresses individual initiative, and the 21st century is all about individualism and freedom. The development of technology supported these directions. -Lech Walesa

When I was younger, I was drawn to Ayn Rand books and other works of fiction celebrating individualism. -David Harsanyi

I think Americans generally are not used to working very hard, in terms of working for the collective. I think in our country we have taken individualism to its farthest reaches, possibly. -Alice Walker

There's a lot to love about America – freedom, the melting pot of diversity, individualism – all attractive concepts, especially to an introvert. In fact, the introverts were probably the first to feel crowded in England and to daydream about all the space they would find in the New World. Peace! Quiet! -Laurie Helgoe

The real Jack Johnson was both more and less than those who loved or those who hated him ever knew. He embodied American individualism in its purest form; nothing – no law or custom, no person white or black, male or female – could keep him for long from whatever he wanted. -Geoffrey Ward

At the basic consumer level, the profusion of fonts appeals to a culture that celebrates expressive individualism. -Virginia Postrel

The Left likes to think of itself as the bulwark of progressive liberal individualism, and yet it seeks to progressively coerce others to fund every social program under the sun via majority rule. -Dave Brat

Playwriting is the last great bastion of the individual writer. It's exciting precisely because it's where the money isn't. Money goes to safety, to consensus. It's not individualism. -John Patrick Shanley

Surrealism – in particular with Salvador Dali – was all about ego. It was all about extreme individualism. -Alejandro Jodorowsky

Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force. -Oscar Wilde

Those who fear that we are losing our individualism couldn't be more wrong: Americans have never been more free to create and recreate themselves. -Rick Smolan

In societies where one sees a higher prevalence of 'modern values' – individualism, vitalism and self-expression – there's also higher reported job satisfaction. -Edmund Phelps

Now, there's a desire for order, authority coming from a feeling that society has gone too far to the side of individualism and liberalism. -Marion Marechal-Le Pen

It seems like whenever you write about Muslims, people assume that you're writing about the Quran, you are writing about the Prophet Muhammad. There's no sense that Muslims are capable of individualism, that they're capable of making mistakes that are somehow not connected to Islam. -G. Willow Wilson

Philosophically, I believe that libertarianism – and the wider creed of sound individualism of which libertarianism is a part – must rest on absolutism and deny relativism. -Murray Rothbard

I respect and value the ideals of rugged individualism and self-reliance. But rugged individualism didn't defeat the British, it didn't get us to the moon, build our nation's highways, or map the human genome. We did that together. This is the high call of patriotism. -Cory Booker

The smallest wound or pain of the ego is examined under a microscope as if it were of eternal importance. The artist considers his isolation, his subjectivity, his individualism almost holy. -Ingmar Bergman

Neoliberalism is hard to define. It could refer to intensified resource extraction, financialization, austerity, or something more ephemeral – a way of life – in which collective ideals of citizenship give way to marketized individualism and consumerism. -Greg Grandin

I know now that I began writing in a country where the word 'woman' and the word 'poet' were almost magnetically opposed. One word was used to invoke collective nurture, the other to sketch out self-reflective individualism. Both states were necessary – that much the culture conceded – but they were oil and water and could not be mixed. -Eavan Boland

I simply loved all my life; loved is too strong a word, but I had a tremendous sentiment, partly conditioned, of course, by the reality of where I grew up, for the spirit of individualism, for the idea of your being on your own in a big way. -Joseph Brodsky

Radical individualism can be very sad. -Blase J. Cupich

One of the things I admire most about millennials is they celebrate individualism, and their singularity is encouraged. To be different is to be cool as opposed to weird. -Sutton Foster

Libertarianism, the political philosophy of rugged individualism, ought to hold a natural appeal to tolerant, anti-statist, free-trade conservatives who deplore the turn taken by the party of Abraham Lincoln toward racial prejudice, authoritarianism, and mercantilism. -Jacob Weisberg

Sadly, the Left is no longer liberal at all, for it has traded in individualism for collectivism, thus placing us into an oppression Olympics where victimhood is a virtue. This post-modernism – this cultural Marxism or whatever you want to call it – can only destroy; it cannot create. -Dave Rubin

In our age of individualism, we see computers as ways through which we can express our individuality. But the truth is that the computers are really good at spotting the very opposite. The computers can see how similar we are, and they then have the ability to agglomerate us together into groups that have the same behaviours. -Adam Curtis

The philosophy of individualism owes a great deal to the tradition of novel-writing and novel-reading. In its development and in its aesthetics, the novel is not politically neutral; it has been a participant in history all along. -Sally Rooney

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