“Our great American philosopher William James has said — ‘We have as many personalities as there are…”

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“Our great American philosopher William James has said — ‘We have as many personalities as there are people who know us.’ To which I would add ‘We have no personalities unless there are people who know us. Unless there are people we hope to convince that we deserve to exist.’”

Joyce Carol Oates, A Widow’s Story (via quotespile)

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