Ego Quotes

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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

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

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

Shannon L. Alder
“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean?”
Shannon L. Alder

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

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

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

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

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

Eckhart Tolle
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
Eckhart Tolle

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

“Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.”
Bill Bullard

Herman Melville
“I would prefer not to.”
Herman Melville, Bartleby the Scrivener

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

Chögyam Trungpa
“Enlightenment is ego's ultimate disappointment.”
Chögyam Trungpa

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

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

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

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.”
Rousseau Jean-Jacques

Eckhart Tolle
“The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind-pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.”
Eckhart Tolle

Rumi
“The Ego is a veil between humans and God’.”

“In prayer all are equal.”
Rumi

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

Jim Butcher
“I don't know about your true form, but the weight of your ego sure is pushing the crust of the earth toward the breaking point.”
Jim Butcher, Grave Peril

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

Hugh Prather
“No matter what we talk about, we are talking about ourselves”
Hugh Prather, I Touch the Earth, the Earth Touches Me

Ayn Rand
“I don't want to see you. I don't like you. I don't like your face. You look like an insufferable egotist. You're impertinent. You're too sure of yourself. Twenty years ago I would have punched your face with the greatest of pleasure.”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

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