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Don't let the world define you. In the world of acting, and I think in any profession, really, people are really eager to put you in a box and categorize you as one particular thing.
It turns out that I'm far too schizophrenic musically for people to categorize me. I think people judge me a lot before they ever really know who I am.
I understand that it's good tactics to categorize me as a close-minded, unobjective extremist, but nobody that respects me has those views.
I think... the history of civilization is an attempt to codify, classify and categorize aspects of human nature that hardly lend themselves to that process.
Society cannot continue to disable themselves through their need to categorize people or make assumptions as to another individual's abilities.
Class, race, sexuality, gender and all other categories by which we categorize and dismiss each other need to be excavated from the inside.
For me, genres are a way for people to easily categorize music. But it doesn't have to define you. It doesn't have to limit you.
I think we have to get beyond the idea that we have to categorize people.
I don't categorize food as bad or a guilty pleasure.
We, as a people, we have a strong need to categorize everything. We put labels on everything and it's a totally understandable need because we are animals and we need to understand order and where to fit in.
Armin van Buuren
In high school, I had to hide my comic book side, my nerd side from the civilian world so they wouldn't categorize me. They would try to marginalize me for what I like. I tried to give it up, believe me. I tried to kick the habit. But there's too much I liked about it to give it up completely.
Never categorize yourself, society does that to you, don't do it to yourself.
I want to be an artist you cannot categorize at all. You can't put a box around me. You can't put anything around me.
I love comedy. That's what got me into the arts. I don't even know how to categorize myself anymore.
If you can't categorize a film for a studio, it's really difficult for them to wrap their heads around it and give you the money.
I love finding - or inventing - ways to categorize people.
I don't categorize myself as an 85-year-old woman who has written an erotic novel. I categorize myself as a writer who's written an erotic novel.
It was very important thousands of years ago to categorize things. I can eat that plant, I can't eat that plant. Or this tribe, not that tribe. We don't have to do that anymore - we have processed food now!
I don't think you should categorize yourself as an artist.
With anything I do, it's hard to categorize it. With any project, I just go in and blindly start writing songs and then find out which way we want to go with it.
Without words to objectify and categorize our sensations and place them in relation to one another, we cannot evolve a tradition of what is real in the world.
I don't categorize myself. I don't think I'm perceived as a female act by my audience. My fans include just as many men as women.
I don't categorize characters into one syllable. These are fully-rounded characters that I don't judge; I just play them.
There is no real way to categorize McLean's 'American Pie' for its hybrid of modern poetry and folk ballad, beer-hall chant and high-art rock.
If I were to categorize what I sing, I have many different influences, and a lot of them are from back in time.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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