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  • I'm secure in who I am. I don't need the validation of those that would say, you have to be a certain thing in order to be accepted. I'm comfortable going against the grain if I need to. -- J. C. Watts
  • The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism. -- Paul Ricoeur
  • A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation. -- Ryne Sandberg
  • When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away. -- Shakti Gawain
  • It's so easy today to get swept up in celebrity fixation and materialism and searching for some validation outside of yourself when we know it's really found within and through meaningful connections with other people. -- Geoffrey S. Fletcher
  • When I was 13, I told Henry Winkler I wanted to act. He said, Do it and don't let anyone stand in your way. His validation just made it all the more true. I haven't stopped thanking him since. -- Marlee Matlin
  • Some seek fame cause they need validation, Some say hating is confused admiration. -- Nas
  • If self-validation were our most significant societal measure - we would give trophies to ourselves. -- Mary Anne Radmacher
  • Validation comes to us in two ways: through trials we overcome, and through the words of older men. -- John Eldredge
  • You're learning to be nourished by the love you give, not by the validation offered in response to your giving. -- Matthew Kahn
  • If you are any kind of an artist, then validation . . . can be a result, but you're going to do the work anyway. -- David Sedaris
  • An artist doesn't necesetharily have to get acclaim from the outside. Maybe it is much better if he can get validation from within. -- Aaron Rose
  • I think that the majority of messages are validating messages to confirm the survival of conscious. And many times that validation message is negative or sad. -- John Edward
  • Stop looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love - you have a treasure within that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer. -- Eckhart Tolle
  • Don't wait on approval, validation and likes from others - always give yourself the highest of approval ratings and work from there. Hold your head up and be fabulous no matter what! -- Jody Watley
  • If somebody sings a song that I wrote, I feel like its a nice point of validation for the song, because it shows that the song is able to stand on its own. I like that. -- Jesse Harris
  • I think we all need to be inside of us for 3 whole days, thinking about how we can love ourselves more, protect ourselves more, live life with more passion and look not outwards for validation but inwards. -- Lady Gaga
  • I hesitate to say I was the class clown, but that was kind of how I interacted with other kids in school, and I very much appreciated the responses I got. The validation of laughter is often a very heavy psychological balm. -- Simon Pegg
  • Amazingly, 85 percent of prescribed standard medical treatments across the board lack scientific validation, according to the New York Times. Richard Smith, editor of the British Medical Journal, suggests that this is partly because only one percent of the articles in medical journals are scientifically sound, and partly because many treatments have never been assessed at all. -- Kenny Ausubel
  • Most of us want to tell our coworkers or friends, or husbands or wives, our ideas. For what reason? We want validation. But I feel ideas are most vulnerable in their infancy. Out of love and concern, friends and family give all the reasons or objections on why [you] shouldn't do it. I didn't want to risk that. -- Sara Blakely
  • He was waiting for something from me. Acknowledgement. Validation. Commiseration, perhaps. I couldn't even look at him because I was afraid of feeling any more than I already did. -- Tiffanie DeBartolo
  • I don't live my life seeking validation from people on social media. -- Ricki-Lee Coulter
  • I work hard for the audience. It's entertainment. I don't need validation. -- Denzel Washington
  • Models are just mannequins seeking validation at the hands of sleazy fashion people. -- Amber Heard
  • I have never, ever sought validation from the arbiters of British poetic taste. -- Linton Kwesi Johnson
  • To be in 'Vogue' has to mean something. It's an endorsement. It's a validation. -- Anna Wintour
  • We have a Father, and He cares about our internal world - issues of motive, issues of fear, issues of validation. -- John Eldredge
  • The biggest place I look for validation is from my mother. That's the little girl in me that will never grow up. -- Naomi Watts
  • People confuse fame with validation or love. But fame is not the reward. The reward is getting fulfillment out of doing the thing you love. -- Claire Danes
  • I think most models, when they start out, are insecure. And you become the focus of a lot of people's attention, so outside validation becomes too important. -- Maud Adams
  • I don't need validation, recognition or praise. What I need are facts and the facts are that one of my books gets sold, somewhere in the world, every second. -- Lee Child
  • Everybody is looking for validation, no matter who you are, and I think that's a need of the human condition - to look for affection or recognition or validation. -- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
  • I think I started out because I was desperate for approval and acceptance and praise. Some actors never break away from that. They're after that validation their whole life. -- Judge Reinhold
  • When we are looking for validation, that will never satisfy us. When we are looking for affection, for love, a little bit of that will be enough to be complete. -- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
  • When you go to standup, there seems to be a common denominator of some form of need or want for validation from the audience that maybe you were lacking as a kid. -- Ray Romano
  • The fact that people still talk and obsess about 'Twin Peaks', more than twenty years after the fact, is a great validation for what we thought we had going at the time. -- Mark Frost
  • I think the most attractive thing for me when I meet a guy is confidence and him being comfortable in his own skin. I like someone who doesn't need approval or validation. -- Minka Kelly
  • Rocket Science' is really where I fell in love with filmmaking, I think 'Camp' was incredible, but it was so bizarre, and I was trying to find my footing in this world where you don't have an audience for immediate validation. -- Anna Kendrick
  • We know that dismantling old oppressive regimes is a great deal faster and easier than building new flourishing democracies. Chinggis Khaan once said, 'It was easier to conquer the world on horseback than to dismount and govern.' True validation of democracy lies less in what we tear down, and more in what we build. -- Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
  • Don't solicit feedback on your product, idea or your business just for validation purposes. You want to tell the people who can help move your idea forward, but if you're just looking to your friend, co-worker, husband or wife for validation, be careful. It can stop a lot of multimillion-dollar ideas in their tracks in the beginning. -- Sara Blakely
  • Trauma is personal. -- Danielle Bernock
  • Just like children, emotions heal when they are heard and validated. -- Jill Bolte Taylor
  • No matter how much one seeks recognition, they are still unrecognised. -- Aditya Ajmera
  • Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. -- Danielle Bernock
  • All bad behavior is really a request for love, attention, or validation. -- Kimberly Giles
  • Nothing is as empowering as real-world validation, even if it's for failure. -- Steven Pressfield
  • Engaging solely to validate your opinion takes away from the character building process. -- Unarine Ramaru
  • Why do we want and need the validation of those who celebrate our exclusion? -- Carlos Wallace
  • Do not wait for someone else to validate your existence; it is your own responsibility. -- Jasz Gill
  • What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. -- Confucius
  • kisses explode when... someone believes in me when my heart cries out a song of thanks to yours. -- Sanober Khan
  • When you lose need and take away the demand for validation you remain free of approval from the outside world. -- Tammy Wooster
  • You'll have less heartaches and disappointments if you stop seeking from others the things ONLY God and you can give yourself! -- Yvonne Pierre
  • I used to think that prizes were damaging and divisive, until I got one. And now they seem sort of meaningful and real. -- Bill Nighy
  • A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence. -- Mandy Hale
  • The whole world is sick...we've all got this pathetic need to be seen. We're a bunch of fucking toddlers trying to get attention. -- Jess Walter
  • Whenever science attempts to legitimate itself, it is no longer scientific but narrative, appealing to an orienting myth that is not susceptible to scientific legitimation. -- James K. A. Smith
  • A lion of truth never assumes anything without validity. Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother. -- Suzy Kassem
  • One thing we entirely forget when making decisions is the fact that the results concern and throw back to the decision maker not the one it seeks to please. -- Unarine Ramaru
  • Keep at it. Persistence does pay dividends. But there is a catch; you gotta believe it before manifestation will validate conviction as [your] truth. And sacrifice is a required path to fulfillment. -- T.F. Hodge
  • Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin. -- Danielle Bernock
  • When you enter a mindset, you enter a new world. In one world--the world of fixed traits--success is about proving you're smart or talented. Validating yourself. In the other--the world of changing qualities--it's about stretching yourself to learn something new. Developing yourself. -- Carol S. Dweck
  • They say you start weaving clearer, sharper memories after you've been to a place at least twice. Because then the reflection is more of validation. Let the rush come to you and let your senses be flushed the first time. There will be time for reflection after you've had your fill. -- Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
  • I'm not running around looking for love and validation. -- Sophie B. Hawkins
  • The more validation I need, the less discernment I have. -- Kurt Hanks
  • Women have to learn where their true source of validation is. -- Maureen Murdock
  • People can think whatever they like. I don't desire their validation. -- Tahereh Mafi
  • Before you look for validation in others, try and find it in yourself -- Greg Behrendt
  • I have never, ever sought validation from the arbiters of British poetic taste, -- Linton Kwesi Johnson
  • If you get validation from outside, then suddenly everything you do at home is justified. -- Anurag Kashyap
  • Look inside, without anyone else's validation understand that you are valuable, talented, unique, and worthy. -- Joe Sacco
  • And if you ever need self-validation, Just meet me in the alley by the railway station -- Steven Morrissey
  • I think the thing that people do wrong today is that they pray for external validation. -- T. D. Jakes
  • Family is the place where acceptance and validation are most needed, but often the hardest to find. -- Bill Crawford
  • We have to recognise that the validation of identity comes through relationships we have and what we produce. -- Eva Cox
  • As Buddha points out, you should not rely on the opinions of others for validation of your internal progression. -- Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
  • The only permission, the only validation, and the only opinion that matters in our quest for greatness is our own. -- Steve Maraboli
  • What makes people weak? Their need for validation and recognition, their need to feel important. Don't get caught in this trap. -- Paulo Coelho
  • I had turned personal validation into my primary source of meaning and value, so that without it I was miserable and depressed. -- Tullian Tchividjian
  • There's literary creation and literary business. When I first got something accepted, it gave my life a validation it didn't otherwise have. -- Raymond Carver
  • I love the village in my computer. There's little validation in the day-to-day life of a writer; sometimes we ache for a connection. -- Lisa Unger
  • I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me. -- Steve Maraboli
  • Release old concepts and energies that keep you in self-punishment patterns. Release old stories and create from a place of love and self-validation. You are worth it! -- Gautama Buddha
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  • The whole HTML validation exercise is questionable, but validating as XHTML is flat-out masochism. Only recommended for those that enjoy pain. Or programmers. I can't always tell the difference. -- Jeff Atwood
  • In 2007, I had on-paper success. I got to go to that Aspen comedy festival, which was pretty exclusive, I guess. Then I did Carson Daly. That was enough validation. -- Kyle Kinane
  • I think a lot of actors need validation. If you see truly amazing actors perform, they expose themselves to such an incredible degree. You can really see their pain. -- Alex Kingston
  • I'm insecure, and I need the validation of strangers to feel whole. So, I need every single racist 12-year-old on the Internet to like me, or I don't feel complete. -- Eric Andre
  • The limitation of the ethical phenomenon to its place and time does not imply its rejection but, on the contrary, its validation. One does not use canons to shoot sparrows. -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • I think every player wants to be acknowledged for what they have done. I think every player eligible for the Hall Of Fame feels that the ultimate validation is enshrinement. -- Barry Larkin
  • An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation: You find it. People are naturally drawn like magnets to those who know who they are and cannot be shaken! -- Mandy Hale
  • As an actor, one is so appreciative when one is working. I think I am lucky that I have the opportunity to work having that total dependence on an external validation. -- Andrew Garfield
  • I'm just a proud papa and it's nice to get that validation from my colleagues in the industry. You get up, you pull your pants down and you're like, "Here it is!" -- Richard Patrick
  • The Talker needs attention. The Talker needs validation. The Talker would rather talk about an idea than confront the complexities, its obstacles. The Talker wants the glory but none of the hard work. -- Jack Heffron
  • City planning finds its validation in the intuitive recognition that a burgeoning market society can not be trusted to produce spontaneously a habitable, sanitary, or even efficient city, much less a beautiful one. -- Murray Bookchin
  • You may occasionally be hurt by the sort of cavalier cruelty of commentary if you go into online forums, so there's definitely a maturity about not seeking validation from everyone, every single time. -- Guillermo del Toro
  • Very few artists are as independent as I am mentally, physically, spiritually and technically. I sit in my home studio and record things by myself. I don't need to get anybody's approval or validation. -- Sophie B. Hawkins
  • I don't need to get any validation by someone else who sits next to me in first class. If you think a seat in first class makes you a star, then you're not one. -- Curtis Jackson
  • Make sure your decision to have a child is based on the need to share your life completely with another little human being and not because of some personal need for validation as a woman. -- Iman Abdulmajid
  • I've talked to nearly 30,000, people on this show, and all 30,000, had one thing in common: They all wanted validation...I would tell you that every single person you will ever meet shares that common desire. -- Oprah Winfrey
  • One's own independent judgment is the means by which one must choose one's actions, but it is not a moral criterion nor a moral validation; only reference to a demonstrable principle can validate one's choices. -- Ayn Rand
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