„The mind self-edits. The mind airbrushes. It's a different thing to be inside a body than outside. From outside, you can look, inspect, compare. From inside there is no comparison.“

—  Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

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„Boasting, like gilded armour, is very different inside from outside.“

—  Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 a.C.
Quoted by Stobaeus, Stobaeus, iii. 22. 40

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Jonathan Safran Foer photo

„My insides don't match up with my outsides. -Do anyone's inside and outsides match up? -I don't know. I'm only me. -Maybe that's what a person's personality is: the difference between the inside and the outside.“

—  Jonathan Safran Foer, book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005), Context: "I feel too much. That's what's going on." "Do you think one can feel too much? Or just feel the wrong ways? "My insides don't match up with my outsides." "Do anyone's inside and outsides match up?" "I don't know. I'm only me." "Maybe that's what a person's personality is: the difference between the inside and the outside." "But it's worse for me." "I wonder if everyone thinks it's worse for him." "Probably. But it really is worse for me." Oskar during a visit to his therapist, Dr. Fein "Happiness, Happiness" (p. 201)

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Mitt Romney photo

„I don't think you change Washington from the inside. I think you change it from the outside.“

—  Mitt Romney American businessman and politician 1947
2007 campaign for Republican nomination for United States President, 2007-12-30 Mitt on Huck, McCain, Ann NBC News http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2007/12/30/4429528-mitt-on-huck-mccain-ann 2012-09-21

C.G. Jung photo

„Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

Winston S. Churchill photo

„There is nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
Misattributed, According to The quote verifier: who said what, where, and when (2006), Keyes, Macmillan, p. 91 ISBN 0312340044 , the cover of a trade magazine once credited this observation to Churchill, but it dates back well into the nineteenth century, and has been variously attributed to Henry Ward Beecher, Oliver Wendell Holmes, w:Theodore Roosevelt, w:Thomas Jefferson, w:Will Rogers and Lord Palmerston, among others. One documented use in Social Silhouettes (1906) by George William Erskine Russell, p. 218 wherein a character attributes the saying to Lord Palmerston.

Robert Venturi photo

„The essential purpose of the interiors of buildings is to enclose rather than direct space, and to separate the inside from the outside“

—  Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture
Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966), 9. The Inside and the Outside

Zadie Smith photo
Karl E. Weick photo

„The environment is located in the mind of the actor and is imposed by him on experience in order to make that experience more meaningful. It is seldom dawns on organizational theorists to look for environments inside of heads rather than outside of them.“

—  Karl E. Weick Organisational psychologist 1936
1970s, Karl. E. Weick (1977, p. 273), as cited in: James R. Taylor, Elizabeth J. Van Ever. The Emergent Organization: Communication As Its Site and Surface. (1999), p. 285

C.G. Jung photo

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