First Person Quotes by Elliott Yamin, Kate Christensen, Mona Simpson, Miroslav Vitous, James Lee Burke, Duncan Sheik and many others.
I actually am always a music first person
For me, personally, I’m more comfortable with what I would call third-person entertainment, meaning watching a character that’s explicitly not me and experiencing something through a character’s eyes, than what I would call first-person entertainment, which is a video game in which I am the character.
For a human being, to possess a consciously experienced first-person perspective means to have acquired a very specific functional profile and distinctive level of representational content in one’s currently active phenomenal self-model: It has, episodically, become a dynamic inner model of a knowing self.
I talk to myself on paper about my characters – sometimes writing in first person… I keep lists of unanswered questions that I can always turn to in order to get myself going.
Houllier did what he had to do вЂ“ IвЂ™m not the first person to be treated like a disposableВ commodity
I’d be the first person to say I can’t write dialogue. My dialogue is very utilitarian and is designed to move things forward. I’m not Shakespeare. It’s not designed to be poetic.
Your father is the first person to tell me that I am lovely who seemed to mean it. The only people who’ve told me that before were ones who think they’re supposed to flatter a princess‘ ‘I think you’re lovely,’ murmured Eadric. ‘Only because you love me,’ I said. ‘Hmm,’ he said, kissing me before I could say anything else.
When it comes to exploring the mind in the framework of cognitive neuroscience, the maximal yield of data comes from integrating what a person experiences – the first person – with what the measurements show – the third person.
Gentlemanly, principled, helpful behaviour by older men vis-a-vis young women goes unnoticed, but it deserves real moral credit, and we could use more first-person testimony from the beneficiaries and practitioners about that too.
From a craft standpoint, telling a story in the first-person present tense over the course of 500 pages is a daunting challenge.
Bettie Page was the first person to do bondage as fashion, because for her it really was all about dressing up.
Pete Dj Jones was the first person that I saw with 2 turntables. This was 1972.
The first person you have to resurrect is yourself
It’s amazing what you find out about yourself when you write in the first person about someone very different from you.
To have a young person speak back, to hand him the microphone for his first-person utterances, you’d have to have an imagined architecture, otherwise people would say you’re putting words in their mouths.
I think first-person narrators should be complex, because otherwise the first-person is too shallow and predictable. I like a first-person narrator who can’t totally be trusted.
I think that there is an ongoing conspiracy in the philosophical community, an organized form of self-deception, as in a cult, to simply all together pretend that we knew what “first-person perspective” (or “quale” or “consciousness“) means, so that we can keep our traditional debates running on forever.
Fuel conservation is a necessity, and I have to be the first person to set the example.
Writing in the first person automatically gives you a point of view.
It’s interesting – you had [George] Osborne crying at [Margaret Tatcher] funeral. She would have been the first person, she would have read these tears as being as fake as the smiles of his predecessors when they knifed her in the back.
I like to write first-person because I like to become the character I’m writing.
A forecasting game is a kind of simulation, a kind of scenario, a kind of teleconference, a kind of artifact from the future – and more – that enlists the participants as ‘first-person forecasters.’
The first person to promulgate the Golden Rule, which was the bedrock of this empathic spirituality, was Confucius 500 years before Christ.
I speak to the paper, as I speak to the first person I meet.
Everyone is interesting except the narrator in a first-person story.
If you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For you’d be the first person in the history of the world.
I swear to God, I would marry the first person who asked me, just because it seems so completely impossible that anyone would ask.
I remember when Lindbergh arrived in Paris, I was one of the first persons to know about his landing, because as the French people know that I was born in St. Louis, thinking I would be very proud to announce it to the public, they gave me the news first. I was then starring in the ‘Folies Bergere.’
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.
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.
I grew up watching a lot of old movies, so getting to ask about making movies in the ’70s and people he was friends with, like Orson Welles, Lillian Hellman and Charlie Chaplin, and hearing a first-person account was pretty incredible.
I was the first person to come into New York with a Latin American point of view which was also very much influenced by political happenings in Latin America.
My mother is a first generation American. Her father worked in the Roebling Steel Mill in Trenton, New Jersey.And yet my mother became the first person in her family to get a college degree.
I’m not an impersonator. I’ve only got one voice and only do one guy and his first-person essays.
First person allows deeper insight into the protagonist‘s character. It allows the reader to identify more fully with the protagonist and to share her world quite intimately. So it suits a story focused on one character’s personal journey. However, first person shuts out insights into other characters.
I think every first-person narrator in a novel should be compromised. I prefer that word to unreliable.
I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I think it’s realistic, and it’s true to the me that has been developing over the years. I like first-person music.
I have an interest in making first-person games.
You don’t want to be the first person to tell your 5-year-old, like, ‘You’re going to have a life filled with disappointments and letdowns – enjoy!’
With the adult ones, I feel I need to get as deep inside the psychology of a character as I can, and that needs to be first-person. In the children‘s books, I feel I need some distance. I don’t want to be the nine-year-old at the center of the story. I need to have some type of narrative voice.
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.
Teenagers have more intense reading experiences because they’ve had fewer of them. It’s like the first time you fall in love. You have a connection to that first person you fell in love with because it was so intense and unprecedented.
Our job as writers and thinkers in the time is how to bring about the occasions that let people have that first-person experience – or the metaphoric experience that allows them to see human continuity as opposed to total threat, total willingness to do violence.
Just being the first person to bring the character to life is really fun and exciting.
If I have to change my religious beliefs, I would not marry the person that I love because the first person that I love is God, who created me. And I have my faith and my principles and this is what makes me who I am. And if that person loves me, he should love my God too.
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.