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Quotes About Ego

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Cassandra Clare
“Not everything is about you," Clary said furiously.
"Possibly," Jace said, "but you do have to admit that the majority of things are.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

Cassandra Clare
“One of the Silent Brothers is here to see you. Hodge sent me to wake you up. Actually he offered to wake you himself, but since it's 5 a.m., I figured you'd be less cranky if you had something nice to look at."
"Meaning you?"
"What else?”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

John Lennon
“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.”
John Lennon

Karl Lagerfeld
“Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Criss Jami
“The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.”
Criss Jami

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

Tennessee Williams
“Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see ...each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition-- all such distortions within our own egos-- condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That's how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other's naked hearts.”
Tennessee Williams

John Lennon
“Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.”
John Lennon

Terence McKenna
“Chaos is what we've lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.”
Terence McKenna

Philip K. Dick
“The problem with introspection is that it has no end.”
Philip K. Dick

George Clooney
“You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.”
George Clooney

Osho
“Nobody can say anything about you. Whatsoever people say is about themselves. But you become very shaky, because you are still clinging to a false center. That false center depends on others, so you are always looking to what people are saying about you. And you are always following other people, you are always trying to satisfy them. You are always trying to be respectable, you are always trying to decorate your ego. This is suicidal. Rather than being disturbed by what others say, you should start looking inside yourself…

Whenever you are self-conscious you are simply showing that you are not conscious of the self at all. You don’t know who you are. If you had known, then there would have been no problem— then you are not seeking opinions. Then you are not worried what others say about you— it is irrelevant!

When you are self-conscious you are in trouble. When you are self-conscious you are really showing symptoms that you don’t know who you are. Your very self-consciousness indicates that you have not come home yet.”
Osho

C.S. Lewis
“If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.”
C.S. Lewis

Criss Jami
“There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you're wrong and you can't face it; the other is when you're right and nobody else can face it.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

John O'Donohue
“The ego is the false self-born out of fear and defensiveness.”
John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Warsan Shire
“The ego hurts you like this: you become obsessed with the one person who does not love you. blind to the rest who do.”
Warsan Shire

Gena Showalter
“Hate. Huh. He'd never hated himself. If anything, he'd always liked himself a little too much. Once, a human female had even accused him of picturing his own face while he climaxed. He hadn't denied it, either, and next time he'd slept with her, he'd made sure to scream, "Strider" at the pivotal moment."
--Strider, keeper of the demon of Defeat--”
Gena Showalter, The Darkest Secret

Vladimir Nabokov
“I am sufficiently proud of my knowing something to be modest about my not knowing all.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

Gina Lake
“A lot of things are inherent in life -change, birth, death, aging, illness, accidents, calamities, and losses of all kinds- but these events don't have to be the cause of ongoing suffering. Yes, these events cause grief and sadness, but grief and sadness pass, like everything else, and are replaced with other experiences. The ego, however, clings to negative thoughts and feelings and, as a result, magnifies, intensifies, and sustains those emotions while the ego overlooks the subtle feelings of joy, gratitude, excitement, adventure, love, and peace that come from Essence. If we dwelt on these positive states as much as we generally dwell on our negative thoughts and painful emotions, our lives would be transformed.”
Gina Lake, What about Now?: Reminders for Being in the Moment

Jarod Kintz
“I need a Caution: Slippery When Wet sign, because I just spilled my ego all over the floor.
”
Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

Simone Elkeles
“Do you ever lose the ego?” Westford asks me.
“Yeah.” When his daughter kisses me, my ego flies out the window.”
Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

Deepak Chopra
“The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.”
Deepak Chopra, The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore
tags: ego, life

Anne Rice
“And I realized that I’d tolerated him this long because of self-doubt.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

Eckhart Tolle
“The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.”
Eckhart Tolle

C.G. Jung
“Midlife is the time to let go of an overdominant ego and to contemplate the deeper significance of human existence.”
C.G. Jung

Carlos Castaneda
“Forget the self and you will fear nothing, in whatever level or awareness you find yourself to be.”
Carlos Castaneda, The Active Side of Infinity

Jean Vanier
“If we are to grow in love, the prisons of our egoism must be unlocked. This implies suffering, constant effort and repeated choices.”
Jean Vanier, Community And Growth
tags: ego, love

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