Self Centered Quotes

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Haruki Murakami
“I hurt myself deeply, though at the time I had no idea how deeply. I should have learned many things from that experience, but when I look back on it, all I gained was one single, undeniable fact. That ultimately I am a person who can do evil. I never consciously tried to hurt anyone, yet good intentions notwithstanding, when necessity demanded, I could become completely self-centred, even cruel. I was the kind of person who could, using some plausible excuse, inflict on a person I cared for a wound that would never heal.”
Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

Sebastyne
“From where I’m sitting,
I AM the centre of the Universe!”
Sebastyne Young

Donna Lynn Hope
“Some people, who always talk about how busy they are, are really trying to claim how 'important' they are.”
Donna Lynn Hope

George Bernard Shaw
“[H]e is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.”
George Bernard Shaw, Caesar and Cleopatra

Nikolai Gogol
“Our century is so shallow, its desires scattered so widely, our knowledge so encyclopedic, that we are absolutely unable to focus our designs on any single object and hence, willy-nilly, we fragment all our works into trivia and charming toys. We have the marvellous gift of making everything insignificant.”
Nikolai Gogol

David Nicholls
“If she does have a failing, and it's obviously only a tiny one, it's that she doesn't seem particularly curious about other people, or me, anyway.”
David Nicholls, A Question of Attraction

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Yes, there are times when the world turns upside down, logic becomes subject to the muse of reckless interpretation, truth becomes the bed-child of selfish goals, and people are off on a wild course that bludgeons everyone they once loved or anyone who gets in the way of what they now purport to love.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Undoubtedly, the loneliest person on the planet is that individual who has successfully lived out their lives making their lives all about their lives. And while that might seem rather sad to most of us, at least they’ll feel that they’re in good company.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“You consider yourself, your most fascinating subject.”
Britt Bennett

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Try to be a god and see if you’ve got enough divinity within yourself to save yourself from the mess that you’ll make just by thinking about doing it, much less the mess you’ll make if you actually attempt it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Who amongst us can claim true satisfaction from living a hedonistic lifestyle? Why I loathe myself with sufficient fury to dream of murdering myself is no great mystery. Making a pact with the devil’s henchmen, I callously plodded along tackling one superficial milepost after another, conquering thinly guised goals that reek of greediness and self-indulgence, all in a futile effort to stave off the inevitability of my doom. My professional work was devoted to promoting the private agenda of clients with ample cash to spare. I spent free time shopping for baubles. Similar to other Americans caught up in securing acquisitions and escaping through mindless recreational activities, shopping and pleasure seeking was my mantra.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I am a compilation of nothing but myself, I will have lived a life where I became nothing more than myself. And while it might be true that we all begin with ourselves, to end there is to end in a terribly small place.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I am both actor and audience, I probably made the play about myself. And if I did, it’s going to have a very short run.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I demand that I be the captain of my own ship, I’ll probably be spending most of my time in a lifeboat. And if I then demand to be the captain of the lifeboat, I’ll probably be spending all of my time being the lunch of something that doesn’t care that I’m a captain.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Too often our convictions are based on what is convenient. For if convictions are convenient, they are neither.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Georgette Heyer
“Tiffany never consciously deviated from the truth, but since she saw everything only as it affected herself the truth was apt to become somewhat distorted.”
Georgette Heyer, The Nonesuch

J.S. Felts
“Selfishness isn’t looking to your own interest, but doing so at the expense or neglect of others.”
J.S. Felts, Ageless Wisdom: A Treasury of Quotes to Motivate & Inspire

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“What are we actually saving ourselves from, other than the failed notion that we can save ourselves?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Freedom abused is one of the greatest forms of slavery imaginable.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If the outcome of our years lived serves us, I would suggest that we haven’t lived.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Greed is to pursue something knowing that we might acquire that which we pursue. Yet, a part of us that is greater than that which we pursue will die in the pursuit. And the insanity of greed is that it reckons that such a trade-off is worthwhile.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“An agenda serves myself, while a conviction serves everyone except myself.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Abhijit Naskar
“Either Aşkistan or Junglistan (A Sonnet)

Ours is either aşkistan,
Land of love founded on amity,
Or it is an archaic junglistan,
Run by contagious self-centricity.
What is civilized is also unselfish,
For selfishness makes the animal,
Across the self there is humanity,
What is unselfish is also accountable.
Technology may bring comfort,
But it doesn't ensure ascension,
When comfort belongs to the privileged,
Such progress is mere descension.
Over 3 billion years have gone in selfishness,
It's time to unself our soul and rise as sapiens.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To live unto oneself never involves living.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We are not an end ‘in’ ourselves, but we are too often the end ‘of’ ourselves.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Abhijit Naskar
“Defy the gravity of self-centricity, and you'll levitate to infinity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

J.S. Felts
“You’ll never be able to fulfill your purpose, until your life quits being about you.”
J.S. Felts, Ageless Wisdom: A Treasury of Quotes to Motivate & Inspire

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“An attitude of thanksgiving will thrive and it will breathe life into any place where a heart of appreciation and gratitude refuses to give way to a brooding sense of entitlement, the scourge of greed, or any other lesser attitudes that keep company with such things.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Those who claim to need no one are selfish fools and liars.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

“The cure for self-centeredness is found in our vision, in how we see people. I suppose we could say that self-centered people have 'I' trouble and need their vision corrected.”
Sebastien Richard, Lead Like a Superhero: What Pop Culture Icons Can Teach Us about Impactful Leadership

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