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.
"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."
"You can only be what you are."
"I don't know if a man can get away from who he is."
"I'm not trying to turn you into me, I'm trying to turn you into you."
"I'm not going to be what I've turned into anymore."