Everybody is three people:
- who they really are,
- who they want to be,
- and who everybody else thinks they are.
Does anyone know where this quote originally comes from? Where I heard it was on the HBO TV show "Real Time with Bill Maher," in the November 5, 2004 episode. It was spoken by D.L. Hughley, who I think of as a funny actor but not necessarily a source of philosophical quotes. I assume this is a well known saying, but by who?
In any event, I think it makes a good point.
"This above all: to thine own self be true" -- William Shakespeare, Hamlet (more quotes)