An Unknown Citizen

The face of a person is the mirror to his life and soul. There is so much that a face says about an individual. It tells us about the person’s culture and background. It could also tell us about his or her geographic location. Without even speaking a single word, we get our first impression of a person from his face.

And the streets are filled with such faces. Faces which are unknown to millions, but at the same time, faces that probably mean the world to someone. And there is no denying that every face is beautiful in its own way. One just needs to have the eye to see that beauty, and only then can they read the hidden story behind it. I love reading and realizing this story from the faces of people that I come across on the streets. And it is this love that urged me to walk on this path and create a collection of some amazing and unique faces that I came across the streets of my hometown, Shillong, which are beautiful in their own way.


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“Imitation is the highest form of flattery,
but clones kind of get it wrong
because we are promoting individuality
and being proud of being yourself.”
~ Brian Molko


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“If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.”
~ Claude McKay


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“All greatness of character is dependent on individuality.
The man who has no other existence than
that which he partakes in common with all around him,
will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.”

~ James F. Cooper


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“It is a blessed thing that in every age some one
has had the individuality enough and courage enough
to stand by his own convictions.”

~ Robert Green Ingersoll


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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying
to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
~ Mark Twain


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“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
~ Augusten Burroughs


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“Always be a first rate version of yourself
and not a second rate version of someone else.”

~ Judy Garland


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“Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”

~ Harvey Fierstein


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“The things that make me different are the things that make me.”
~ A. A. Milne

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