Quotations Part III
"For instance, if you were to dye your hair red, you'd become a redhead. You wouldn't be constantly thinking your hair is really brown. You'd think of yourself as a redhead and people would respond to you as a redhead, more fiery, more passionate, and you'd sort of become a redhead. Like going to a masquerade party dressed as a pirate or a rabbit, people would treat you differently and you'd behave differently. Like southern American women who are trained to be cute and kittenish, and tough guys with leather jackets and tattoos, your self is manufactured and if you've been working on it from the age of two or three you can't locate yourself outside that persona. It is who you become and who you are. It doesn't mean you're lying all the time."
~ Alison Lurie