Identity vs Image
Identity is who you are. Image is how you are viewed by others. Both influence the choices that you make but identity offers much greater longer term rewards. Whenever possible, base your key life decisions on the person that you are.
Here are a number of quotes from film about identity and image.
"You are not defined by your past, but by your actions."
"At some point, you've got to decide for yourself who you're going to be."
"I know that's not who I am, much as I would have it so."
"We're not those characters we want to be. We're those characters we are."
"When you don't know someone, they're more interesting. They can be anything you want them to be. But when you know them, this limits them."
"You can't be nobody but who you are."
"The characters we read about on the page end up being more real than the men who stand beside us."
"Shed your skin, find your life."
"You can only be what you are."