The key to an entertainer’s success is personality. You can’t buy it and you can’t fake it. You have to be born with it.
The creative personality never remains fixed on the first world it discovers. It never resigns itself to anything.
Personality is that which struggles to lift itself above this restriction and to give itself reality, or in other words to claim that external world as its own.
Person is essentially different from subject. Subject is only the possibility of personality. Any living thing at all is a subject, while person is a subject which has its subjectivity as an object. As a person I exist for myself. Personality is the free being in pure self-conscious isolation.
Once the children have been educated to freedom of personality, and have come of age, they become recognised as persons in the eyes of the law.
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
Even in the most insignificant details of our daily life, none of us can be said to constitute a material whole, which is identical for everyone, and need only be turned up like a page in an account-book or the record of a will; our social personality is a creation of the thoughts of other people.[Même au point de vue des plus insignifiantes choses de la vie, nous ne sommes pas un tout matériellement constitué, identique pour tout le monde et dont chacun n’a qu’à aller prendre connaissance comme d’un cahier des charges ou d’un testament ; notre personnalité sociale est une création de la pensée des autres.]