Self Absorbed Quotes

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Shannon L. Alder
“People that have trust issues only need to look in the mirror. There they will meet the one person that will betray them the most.”
Shannon L. Alder

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Stay away from lazy parasites, who perch on you just to satisfy their needs, they do not come to alleviate your burdens, hence, their mission is to distract, detract and extract, and make you live in abject poverty.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Shannon L. Alder
“When the person you love can't see your love for them beneath the painful things you say when they reject you, remember this: Love is blind.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“People that have been consistently hurt by others in life will only see the one time you hurt them and be blinded to all the good your heart has to offer. They look no further than what they want to see. Unfortunately, most of them remain a victim throughout their life.”
Shannon L. Alder

Eoin Colfer
“Who or what inspires you?"
"I must admit that I often read my own articles in scientific journals and inspire myself.”
Eoin Colfer, The Artemis Fowl Files

“Narcissistic personality disorder is named for Narcissus, from Greek mythology, who fell in love with his own reflection. Freud used the term to describe persons who were self-absorbed, and psychoanalysts have focused on the narcissist's need to bolster his or her self-esteem through grandiose fantasy, exaggerated ambition, exhibitionism, and feelings of entitlement.”
Donald W. Black, DSM-5 Guidebook: The Essential Companion to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

“In the last 10 years, we have seen a rise in selfishness: selfies, self-absorbed people, superficiality, self-degradation, apathy, and self-destruction. So I challenge all of you to take initiative to change this programming. Instead of celebrating the ego, let's flip the script and celebrate the heart. Let's put the ego and celebrity culture to sleep, and awaken the conscience. This is the battle we must all fight together to win back our humanity. To save our future and our children.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Relax; the world's not watching that closely. It's too busy contemplating itself in the mirror.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Patriotism is the narcissism of countries.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

“The moral climate of pathological self-absorption – hedonistic egotism – defines contemporary society.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Naomi Jackson
“One of the things that confirmed Hyacinth’s suspicion that America was an evil, lonely place was that people were islands unto themselves. And so when Avril drifted away, there was no friend or neighbor or pastor or coworker to reach out to and ask after her child.”
Naomi Jackson, The Star Side of Bird Hill

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Don't let your inner demons
Take the best of your creeds.
If God gives you lemons,
You must plant the seeds.

Do not be so self-absorbed
That you can't see the tree.
If you succumb to what's morbid
You bury your chance to be free.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

“He told me things about himself that should have made him sound urbane but did the opposite. He told me, for example, that he liked Steve Reich's music, modern-art museums, and Beat poetry. These words flew out of his mouth and went boomeranging back as if they knew they weren't meant to take the conversation anywhere but back to him. He also explained that he really liked interacting with different kinds of people. When I didn't immediately respond to this, he repeated it, and so I assured him I believed it.”
Olivia Sudjic, Sympathy

Shannon L. Alder
“It isn't what you will do for your children that makes you a great mother or father. It is what you do for God that isn't self serving, which sets the stage for children to learn to care about something other than what is expected.”
Shannon L. Alder

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Selfishness leads to loneliness.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

Shannon L. Alder
“Empowered Women 101: A confident and faithful woman that loves herself and knows what she is capable of creating will attract the right man that will want to be part of that plan. God won't bring her a man that she has to mold into what she wants him to be. A relationship is about two people helping one another grow, not just one.”
Shannon L. Alder

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“At the point that it dawns on me that I am not God I have finally made room for God.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Garth Risk Hallberg
“The universe of his own feelings keeps crowding everyone else's out. It is a constant struggle to see other people as people, rather than as denizens of a dimension one level below the one in which he's doomed to wander, imperially alone. That someone close to him might right now be awake in a different part of the city, feeling a pain every bit as real as his own . . . he can think it, but cannot seem to remember it. And is 'remember' even the right word for something for which you have zero empirical evidence? Postulate, maybe. Imagine. He sweeps the lens back toward the window, where the cat hasn't stirred. Her tail twitches. An idea threatens to form, but doesn't.”
Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

“What is the proper relationship between dodgy self-absorption and a quest for perceptive understanding of our own journey? Why do we need to determine who we are? Why do I spend hours attempting to evaluate past performance, reconcile exhibited flaws in my personal character, and atone for reprehensible prior behavior? Why cannot a person be satisfied with just being? People tend to spend more time living inside their head than they do confronting reality. Is a person’s constant internal narrative dialogue a form of catharsis? Is a narrative the most apropos method to comprehend what living entails? Do we seek to tell our own stories in order to interpret and organize the reality of the world that surrounds us? Alternatively, is storytelling simply the easiest way for us to apprehend the tenuous notion of the self? Does storytelling enable us to recognize the translucent thread that connects us to the past?”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To assume that I and I alone have all the answers is to eventually find myself entirely alone without any answers.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Heather Crews
“Beauty was all I’d ever cared for. It was all that ever moved me.”
Heather Crews, Prince of Misery

Germany Kent
“Never make another person's emotional or physical needs more important than your own.”
Germany Kent

Iris Murdoch
“He had ceased to be interested in anyone but himself.”
Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Of course, I would encourage you to be your god. But before you do, you might want to look around at all the other people who were their own gods and realize that they were not enough of whatever a ‘god’ is to save themselves from the destruction of their own divinity.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Krystalle Bianca
“He likes a good story, especially when he is the main character.”
Krystalle Bianca, Perfectly Fractured (The Imperfect, #1).

“American citizens are self-absorbed, and the U.S. government devotes its immense resources to achieving the capitalistic demands of its citizenry. Thoughts do not saturate American politics. Corporations employ lobbyist and they fund political action committees that exert inordinate influence in shaping the outcome of this nation’s political agendas. Lobbyist devote their paid for services to sway government officials including legislators and members of regulatory agencies to carry out the programs of powerful corporations and wealthy individuals, granting unprecedented socioeconomic power in the hallowed chambers of the American government to wealthy segments of society. American corporations and affluent people exploit American culture, morals, and religion to push their private interests including inexplicable economic and military incursions into foreign counties. I feel increasingly disenfranchised and unrepresented in America’s supposedly participatory democratic government given the entrenchment of power in a select few. American democracy grants material benefits to the wealthy, vulgarizes the middle class, and ignores the disenfranchised poor. Many Americans applaud prosperous groups exploiting the lower classes, presumably because everyone aspires to become rich. A person and a society that employs vanities and greediness to measure their worthiness is hopelessly doomed. Future historians will venerate an empire that pursued achievement of great deeds based upon virtuous principles. Conversely, the historians of tomorrow will skewer contemporary Americans for their compulsive need to consume the ecosystem and trounce upon the rights of other nations to live peacefully. American vanities and unchecked desire to enjoy an easy life could destroy the world, as we know it.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Abhijit Naskar
“The need of the hour is self-expansion, not self-absorption.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Shape of A Human: Our America Their America

Abhijit Naskar
“Meditate on unity,
Dedicate to inclusion.
Educate your soul,
Be free from self-absorption.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Shape of A Human: Our America Their America

Abhijit Naskar
“Self-absorption is not empowerment, it's sophisticated barbarism.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Abhijit Naskar
“Sonnet of Nonconformity

Nonconformity is no sign of character,
Nor is swinging on wrecking balls.
Vulgarity is the same as animal liberty,
Only accountability adorns our civilized halls.
Clothes have no bearing on civilization,
Nor does allegiance to law and order.
But habits that endorse self-absorption,
Breed nothing but degradation and disorder.
Perverted animals belong in the jungle,
Self-regulation is vital in civilized society.
If we are to take this world forward,
We must stand tall with honor and sanity.
Naked or not a human is always responsible.
Unregulated freedom sustains a world most cruel.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

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