Quotes on First Person

Yoga began with the first person wanting to be healthy and happy all the time. Swami Satchidananda

When you're the first person whose beliefs are different from what everyone else believes, you're basically saying, "I'm right, and everyone else is wrong." That's a very unpleasant position to be in. It's at once exhilarating and at the same time an invitation to be attacked. Larry Ellison

There is only one solitude, and it is vast, heavy, difficult to bear, and almost everyone has hours when he would gladly exchange it for any kind of sociability, however trivial or cheap, for the tiniest outward agreement with the first person who comes along.... Rainer Maria Rilke

I almost always urge people to write in the first person. ... Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it. William Zinsser

First person narrative is a very effective tool but you have to know as a writer how to make it work. James Mcbride

A player who conjugates a verb in the first person singular cannot be part of the squad, he has to conjugate the verb in the first person plural. We. We want to conquer. We are going to conquer. Using the word I when you're in a group makes things complicated. Vanderlei Luxemburgo

The first person you have to resurrect is yourself RZA

Elvis was the first person in music that I really identified with. Cher

The first person you lead is you. John C Maxwell

I actually am always a music first person Duncan Sheik

I have an interest in making first-person games, Fumito Ueda

I speak to the paper, as I speak to the first person I meet. Michel De Montaigne

The first person you have to inspire every day is yourself. Running will do that. Marc Parent

Matt Hock was the first person who showed me how much fun and how cool it can be to be a Christian, Aaron Rodgers

After Versace was murdered, the first person to call me was Mandela. Naomi Campbell

I was the first person to go to university from my family. Ellie Goulding

I'm very comfortable writing in the first person; it dives into the character in a way that's difficult if you're writing in the third person. Patti Davis

Don't be fearful about the journey ahead; don't worry about where you are going or how you are going to get there. If you believe in the first person of the Trinity, God the Father, also believe in the second person of the Trinity, the one who came as the Light of the World, not only to die for people, but to light the way... This one, Jesus Christ, is himself the Light and will guide your footsteps along the way. Edith Schaeffer

I'm not the first person to sing about God, Jesus, faith [or] any of that, and I won't be the last. And it won't be the last for me, either. If you don't like it, change the channel. Carrie Underwood

I know that the first person I kissed won't be nearly as important as the last person I kiss. Jodi Picoult

We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking. Henry David Thoreau

Coming in second place just means you were the first person to lose.... Jeff Hawkins

My father was an innovator. He's the first person who sang and set Rumi's poetry into music 35 years, 40 years ago. Hafez Nazeri

I think every first-person narrator in a novel should be compromised. I prefer that word to unreliable. Charles Palliser

If you want to be a leader, the first person you have to lead is yourself. Mike Scioscia

Everyone is interesting except the narrator in a first-person story. William Kennedy

Houllier did what he had to do - I'm not the first person to be treated like a disposable commodity Robbie Fowler

I write in the first person because I have always wanted to make my life more interesting than it was. Diane Wakoski

I was Patient Zero. The first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet. Monica Lewinsky

First person to appreciate the good points of others is always special in life as he or she manifests his or her leadership through initiatives. Anuj

I'm more of a fan of combat games than first-person shooters. Lights

Good old Pete. That's me. But I find it hard to think of myself in the first person when I'm writing about The Who. So many times he has willingly sat down to write about the good old Who. Isn't he too old to masturbate? Pete Townshend

I love a challenge, and trying to become the first person to break the speed of sound in freefall is a challenge like no other. Felix Baumgartner

I would so hate to be a first-person character! Always on your guard, always having people read your thoughts! Jasper Fforde

The first person to make me realize there was someone behind the film was Steven Spielberg. Philippe Falardeau

As a leader, the first person I need to lead is me. The first person that I should try to change is me. John C Maxwell

Jung Chang was the first person to tell a grand historical, political story through a personal narrative. Aminatta Forna

There were people who incorporated melody before me, but I would deem myself the first person to successfully rap and sing. Drake

One of the strategies for doing first-person is to make the narrator very knowing, so that the reader is with somebody who has a take on everything they observe. Rachel Kushner

When one is writing a novel in the first person, one must be that person. Daphne Du Maurier

I'm not an impersonator. I've only got one voice and only do one guy and his first-person essays. Tom Bodett

Pete Dj Jones was the first person that I saw with 2 turntables. This was 1972. Kurtis Blow

If I hadn't had a childhood career, I probably would've signed a contract with the first person I came across. Shania Twain

When I worked on 2001 - which was my first feature film - I was deeply and permanently affected by the notion that a movie could be like a first-person experience. Douglas Trumbull

I thought it was time to get a group together and the first person I thought of was Wayne Shorter. I called Wayne and in the meantime, Wayne called me to make an album with him, which was Super Nova. Miroslav Vitous

I'm always fascinated by the use of the first-person plural talking about sports. Penn Jillette

It's amazing what you find out about yourself when you write in the first person about someone very different from you. Doris Lessing

Using a first-person narrator is simply a matter of hearing the voice inside yourself. James Lee Burke

I am not the first person to give birth naturally. Billions of other women have come before me and have done this - so why can't I do it? Gisele Bundchen

Fuel conservation is a necessity, and I have to be the first person to set the example. Veerappa Moily

The first time on stage is such a blur to me. I remember how it felt more than anything. I remember everything about the day before I went on stage - what I ate, the first person I met in the club, how I felt beforehand - but the actual being on stage is a total blur. Paul F. Tompkins

I first met the brand [Didier Dubot] when I went to an event for them on Top of The Standard. It was about three years ago. It was the first time I heard about them and then that's where I met them. Julia Restoin Roitfeld

Marie Houzelle is a master of the first-person narrative. In Tita she has created a strange, utterly original child whose deadpan certainties are a beguiling invitation to readers of all ages. Katharine Weber

Growing up, I mostly read comic books and sci-fi. Then I discovered the book 'Jane Eyre' by Jane Austen. It introduced me to the world of romance, which I have since never left. Also, the world of the first-person narrative. Meg Cabot

Because I write fiction, I don't write autobiography, and to me they are very different things. The first-person narrative is a very intimate thing, but you are not addressing other people as 'I' - you are inhabiting that 'I.' Kate Atkinson

There are certain things in 'Twilight'... As much as I'm proud of that movie and I do like it, I feel like maybe I brought too much of myself to the character. I feel like I really know Bella now. But most readers feel like they know Bella because it's a first-person narrative. Kristen Stewart

Do first things first, and second things not at all. Peter Drucker

All it takes is one good person to restore hope. Pope Francis

If I ever thought I wasn't the right guy for the job, I'd be the first person to fire myself. Andrew Mason

The first person I learned I could make happy with laughter was my mother, whom I idolize. It was a powerful thing to realize. I knew I had found my life's work. Ellen Degeneres

I will write things, he was thinking. I will write something meaningful and wonderful someday. I can do that. And I'll dedicate it to you because you're the first person who ever made me think I could. Anne Rice

Congratulations to Sachin Tendulkar for becoming the first person ever to score 50 test hundreds, absolute superstar Rohan Bopanna

The first book we fall in love with shapes us every bit as much as the first person we fall in love with... Laura Miller

Develop your own compass, and trust it. Take risks, dare to fail, remember the first person through the wall always gets hurt. Aaron Sorkin

In most books, the I, of first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference. Henry David Thoreau

I want to make sure that the first person you kiss loves you, okay? Stephen Chbosky

Snape was looking as though the first person to ask him for a Love Potion would be force-fed poison. J K Rowling

Alex: Rosie, I wanted you to be the first person to no that I've decided to become a heart surgeon! Rosie: Cool, does it pay well? Alex: Rosie, it's not about the money. Rosie: Where I come from, it's all about the money. Probably because I don't have any. Cecelia Ahern

When you say, "I need more confidence," what you're really saying is, "I need those people over there to approve of me." That is the desire to control other people and what they think. The first person who figures out how to do this owns the world. Augusten Burroughs

Alex: Rosie, I wanted you to be the first person to no that I"ve decided to become a heart surgeon! Rosie: Cool, does it pay well? Alex: Rosie, it's not about the money. Rosie: Where I come from, it's all about the money. Probably because I do' have any. Cecelia Ahern

What makes you walk past thirty-thousand people without a second glance, and then you look at the thirty-thousandth-and-first person and know you'll never take your eyes off her again? Jodi Picoult

Marrying the first person who offers you a decent position in society. Love can wait. Paulo Coelho

On the way I thought about how millions of people drowned so that the first person could learn to swim. The amazing thing is that people still drown. Shahrnush Parsipur

A player who conjugates a verb in the first-person singular cannot be part of the squad. He has to conjugate the verb in the first-person plural. We. Wanderlei Silva

Contemplation is not and cannot be a function of this external self. There is an irreducible opposition between the deep transcendent self that awakens only in contemplation, and the superficial, external self which we commonly identify with the first person singular. Thomas Merton

In a very basic way, a prominent landmark such as Mt. Holyoke tells you where you are. They let you know that you're not the first person in a place Tracy Kidder

When you open the door which you shut in order to pray to God, the first person you meet as you go out is your neighbour whom you shall love. Wonderful! Soren Kierkegaard

I trust my mom with anything. If I have a problem, my mom is always the first person I go to. Richard Fleeshman

I claimed to be the first person to adjust a vertebra by hand, using the spinous and transverse processes and levers. I developed the art known as adjusting, and formulated the science of chiropractic, and developed its philosophy. Daniel D Palmer

The basic principle, and the principles of chiropractic which have been developed from it are not new. They are as old as the vertebrae... I am not the first person to replace subluxated vertebra, for this art has been practiced for thousands of years. Daniel D Palmer

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