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“Myths give us our sense of personal identity, answering the question, ‘Who am I?'” ―Rollo May

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Am I not myself, alighting birdlike from great heights?

“In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of
being alive without a sense of identity.”

―Erik Erikson

Am I not myself, thinking of nothing, seeing everything?

“To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

Am I not myself, serenely poised, inwardly focused?

“I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.”

―Eckhart Tolle

Am I not myself, at once animate and still in a quantum box?

“Some people have an identity. I have an alibi. I have a shadow self.”

André Aciman



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